Friends Mirelle Imeleau-Harvey and Laureen Dagneault visit the church building at the Honeymoon Bay Market. The annual market starts it’s ninth year this season and is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday on 10063 South Shore Road in Honeymoon Bay.

Our community in brief: May 20, 2015

Kaatza Station Museum seeking donations from former IWA Canada members.

Kaatza Museum seeks donations from IWA members

Having recently acquired a wealth of archival documents and photos from the Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada (IWA), the Kaatza Station Museum has announced the beginning of a fundraising campaign to pay for an addition to house the 240 boxes of documents.

The museum is asking former IWA members to make a $10 donation, to ensure the archives can be kept in good condition. Museum curator/manager Barb Simkins can be reached at 250-749-6142.


Town acquires building on South Shore Road

Mayor Ross Forrest announced on April 28 that the Town of Lake Cowichan has assumed ownership of the restaurant building on South Shore Road that was once the home of the Shaker Mill and the Lunch Tray.

Forrest said that the town currently has no plans for the building, though the first order of business will be for it to undergo an asbestos assessment.


Lake Days Dance tickets now available

The annual Lake Days Dance is set for June 13 at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The dance will feature three live bands this year: local country group Backstage Whiskey, pop-rock “corporate” band The Circus as well as David James and the Big River band, a tribute to Johnny Cash.

Tickets are $20 and available at CLSA, Youbou Hall and online at The event is 19+.


Fundraiser for local family raises $10,000, still going

The family of Deana Hill, a local woman who passed away earlier this week after a year-long battle with breast and bone marrow cancer, are seeking help in alleviating the financial stress brought on by their circumstances. Donations are being accepted online (

The fundraising campaign, which began on April 22, has raised $10,845 as of May 18.


Youbou/Meade Creek public meeting

The Cowichan Valley Regional District will be hosting a public meeting at Youbou Hall tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will be regarding proposed rezoning in Electoral Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek) put forward by a group of residents in the Nantree and Peri Road neighbourhood, which would allow residential property to be used as recreational property.

Come learn the facts or make your voice heard in the issue.

Follow-up meetings are scheduled for May 26 and June 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. but are subject to change.

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