Welcome to the Town of Lake Cowichan’s week-long festivities

Welcome! We are delighted to have everyone participate and share in the 60th Annual Cowichan Lake Days, hosted by chairperson Bob Day, and his committee, who have worked long and hard to organize another exciting program this year.

Welcome! We are delighted to have everyone participate and share in the 60th Annual Cowichan Lake Days, hosted by chairperson Bob Day, and his committee, who have worked long and hard to organize another exciting program this year.

This year’s theme is “The Beat Goes On…2011!!!” and we are very pleased to have week-long activities for people of all ages to enjoy. This special week always jump-starts our summer season in such a positive way, and we are keeping our fingers crossed when it comes to the weather.

This is one of the most well-attended annual happenings in our community, and new additions to our program are gaining popularity. Many of our past citizens travel home for this weekend’s festivities to visit with old and new friends, making new and fond memories.

Don’t miss out on some of the events from the days gone by, Breakfast on the Town, Strawberry Tea, the parade, Kin-Ducky Derby, and much, much more.

One of our newest competitions, the Soap Box Derby, is showing increased participation, and we are excited for our future Nascar drivers.

I’m not sure if the races are more fun for the young drivers or the parents and friends who help build the cars.

I do know the spectators have a great time cheering on their favourites.

Another new contest started last year; the Chainsaw Wood Carving Demonstration, which is proving to be the second largest event of its kind on the island.

Come out and be amazed at the artwork produced right in front of your eyes.

One of the oldest events, the Lady of the Lake, is still one of the community’s favourites.

Once again, we have a great group of candidates and we are confident we will be well represented when the votes are tallied.

Best of luck to all the girls. They are all winners in our eyes.

We also want to express our appreciation to our outgoing royalty and tell you how proud we are to have had you  as our representatives. Good luck Bre, Ally and Holly – your future looks bright.

In closing, on behalf of the Town of Lake Cowichan, thank you to all the volunteers and their organizations that make this incredible week happen.

Have a fun and safe week!