The Clearcut band plays at their annual Christmas hamper fundraiser show at the Riverside in Lake Cowichan. (Submitted)

Holiday bits and bites from Lake Cowichan

One fun event collected food, another one offers ‘Carols and Cookies’

Carolyne Austin from the Fifty-Plus Activity Centre is reminding everyone that you can join the gang at the Centre (near the post office in Lake Cowichan) for “Cookies and Carols” on Thursday, Dec. 21 .

Why not come for lunch then bring sweets to share after? The sing-a-long starts after 1 p.m.

***

Meanwhile, Chrissy Belcourt is delighted with the results of a second-annual fundraising evening of music by Clearcut and Hippie Whiskey held at the Riverside Inn in Lake Cowichan on Friday, Dec. 1.

“We raised $557 and are still filling out food hampers with non-perishables and clothing. It was very successful,” she said Sunday, adding that she intended to head out the next day to drop off everyone’s donations at Cowichan Lake Community Services.

“We received a bunch of squash and turkey. So I will give those items to the food bank for the new year. We are so happy and thankful to everyone that participated and supported,” she said.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Bob Day making another run for mayor of Lake Cowichan

Day has served 10 years as town councillor

Ross Forrest eyes the mayor’s chair in Lake Cowichan again

Forrest served 10 years as mayor before losing the last election

Motorists should expect periodic delays and detours on Chemainus and River Roads

Work on corridor upgrade project to intensify in the weeks ahead

Prescribed burn for the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Between Sept. 27 and Oct. 9, if and when site and weather conditions become favourable.

Business notes: Cowichan Valley Wine Festival deemed a success this year

Here are some of the notable things happening in Cowichan’s business community

B.C.’s top doctor thanks supporters after revealing threats over COVID-19 measures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says COVID-19 has caused some people to lash out in anger and frustration out of fear

B.C. VOTES 2020: Speculation tax misses speculators, B.C. Liberals say

Andrew Wilkinson, John Horgan clash over housing costs, solutions

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to $10-a-day child care and blamed the Greens for not supporting his efforts

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Most Read