Lake Cowichan School recently installed an electronic sign facing South Shore Road

Our Community in Brief – September 2, 2015

The Summer Mini Carnival returns to Youbou this weekend.

Summer Mini Carnival returns to Arbutus Park

The Summer Mini Carnival is making a comeback this year, returning to Youbou’s Arbutus Park on September 2. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m., following the annual swimming lesson awards.

Cowichan Lake Recreation is promising a variety of attractions and games for kids of all ages, including a water treasure hunt, water balloon pinata, a fish pond and ring toss. Games will cost one to four tickets, which will be sold for 25 cents each.

Admission is free and open to the public. Lifeguards will also be on duty during the event.


Sunfest music festival tickets now on sale

Organizers of the Sunfest Country Music Festival recently announced that Dierks Bentley would be headlining alongside Carrie Underwood at Sunfest 2016.

The musician made his Sunfest debut in 2012, though next year could mark his first time performing in the Cowichan Lake area, if the festival organizers’ are approved to move the annual festival to the proposed new location off the Youbou Highway.

Tickets went on sale August 24, will be valid at whichever venue is used and are available online at


Wine and Cheese fund-raiser for Lake Auxiliary

The Lake Auxiliary to the Cowichan District Hospital is hosting a wine and cheese event to raise funds to purchase equipment for the maternity ward of the hospital.

The group promises a fun-filled evening on October 3. In addition to wine and cheese tasting, the event will also feature a fashion show, cash bar, 50/50 draws, silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets are available at the Footwear Centre (42 South Shore Road) for $20.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m.


Downtown Market finishing first year

The Lake Cowichan Downtown Renewal Society has had a successful summer with their first event, the Lake Cowichan Downtown Market.

With summer coming to a close, organizers and vendors are preparing for the final day of the market, which will be held at Ts’uubaa-asatx Square on September 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Along with fresh produce from around the Cowichan Valley, the Downtown Market also features local craftwork and food vendors.

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