Sam Jones of Lake Cowichan's Legion displays the poppies that will go on sale as of Nov. 1. Proceeds from poppy sales go to veterans in need.

Upcoming events around Cowichan Lake

A listing of events coming up in the Cowichan Lake area in the next few weeks.

  • Oct. 29, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Oct. 31: *Youbou Community Hall hosts the annual Youbou Haunted House and costume competition, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Hot dogs will be served by YVFD, and fireworks will follow. *Honeymoon Bay hosts Halloween activities starting at 6:30 p.m. when the siren blows. There will be a costume contest and HMBVFD will serve hot dogs and hot chocolate. There will also be a fire and the evening will end with fireworks.

Nov. 1: *Poppies for Remembrance Day go on sale at the Legion and around town. Funds from the Legion sales go to veterans in need. *Bazaar at the 50 Plus Seniors Centre. Table rental fee $15. *Secrets to Successful Composting workshop runs this Saturday at Centennial Hall.  Workshop is from 10 to 11 a.m. A work party follows from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the community garden site behind the ball field. Learn to make a fantastic compost system for your garden. This is part of the Community Gardening series put on by Cowichan Green Community and Cowichan Lake Recreation.

Nov. 2: Cowichan Lake Food Bank Bottle Drive–VIU student Hailey Hudson and two of her classmates are running a bottle drive fundraiser as a class project. They have chosen the food bank to receive funds. Watch for them around town this Sunday.

Nov. 3: All Candidates Forum at Centennial Hall–This Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce will host a Municipal All Candidates Forum at Centennial Hall. All are welcome and encouraged to come here municipal candidates speak.

Nov. 11: Remembrance Day–Ceremonies to honour veterans will be held as usual at the Cenotaph at 11 a.m.

Nov. 15: Election Day–Vote for mayoral and councillor candidates. Your ballot will also ask if you are for or against the Sportsplex. The voting will be held at Centennial Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Register to vote before or on Election Day.

Nov. 20: Creating Healthy Soil for Organic Gardening runs on a Thursday at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.  Workshop 10 to 11 a.m.,work party 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. behind the ball field. Workshop will focus on ‘lasagna mulching.’ Put on by Cowichan Green Community and Cowichan Lake Recreation.

 

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