Amanda Nixon sings at opening day of Lake Cowichan Idol preliminaries. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Amanda Nixon sings at opening day of Lake Cowichan Idol preliminaries. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

VIDEO: Lake Cowichan celebrates Canada Day with song, cake, and more

With the Lake Cowichan Tenors in fine voice, it was an event to remember

Lake Cowichan was a busy place on Canada Day.

Starting the day with the singing of O Canada and a few speeches at the Trans Canada Trailhead, everyone then moved over to Saywell Park’s Park Place gazebo to enjoy some great music from the Lake Cowichan Tenors, food, and, of course, a beatiful birthday cake.

Some folks came dressed in red and white for the occasion, others just enjoyed a family day in the great outdoors/

With hundreds of visitors in town taking to the park to tube down the Cowichan River, the area was buzzing with excitement.

Later in the afternoon, the first round of Lake Cowichan Idol was held at the park as well, and by evening, the space was again busy with a special Canada Day edition of Summer Nights music in the park.

 

Families get a chance to enjoy food and cake under the gazebo at Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Families get a chance to enjoy food and cake under the gazebo at Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Penny Repesse, left, and Maureen Loebus, seriously dressed in red and white, enjoy some Canada Day silliness. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Penny Repesse, left, and Maureen Loebus, seriously dressed in red and white, enjoy some Canada Day silliness. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

The Lake Cowichan Tenors sing several songs for the crowd while the cake is being cut and distributed. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

The Lake Cowichan Tenors sing several songs for the crowd while the cake is being cut and distributed. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Katherine Worsley of the Lake Cowichan tourist info centre tells the crowd that the Chamber of Commerce will be able to take its show on the road to events this year with a display trailer and then announces the start of Lake Cowichan Idol. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Katherine Worsley of the Lake Cowichan tourist info centre tells the crowd that the Chamber of Commerce will be able to take its show on the road to events this year with a display trailer and then announces the start of Lake Cowichan Idol. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)