Gord Roy, Steve White, Parm Birk, Ed Bonenfant, Dustin Mayo, Dan Bingham, and Steve Nahirnick celebrate the donation by Lake Days 2017 towards refurbishing the Duck Pond park in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Gord Roy, Steve White, Parm Birk, Ed Bonenfant, Dustin Mayo, Dan Bingham, and Steve Nahirnick celebrate the donation by Lake Days 2017 towards refurbishing the Duck Pond park in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Lake Days raises $10,500 to help upgrade Duck Pond

Kinsmen and Kinettes now have $33,150 towards their goal of $100K

All fundraising at Lake Days 2017 was aimed at a single project: refurbishing the Duck Pond in Lake Cowichan.

It was a conscious decision by the organizers of the big event, and they celebrated the success of the idea Thursday, July 6 by handing over a cheque for $10,463 to the Lake Cowichan Kinsmen and Kinettes clubs, who have undertaken to raise $100,000 for the work needed at the park.

So far, with this latest donation, the fundraising total has reached $33,150 already, and the Kin members are delighted, according to Dan Bingham, who was one of those on hand for the cheque presentation at the park.

Donations are still being accepted so if you’d like to help with upgrading this popular public park, email your cheque to Kinsmen and Kinettes Duck Pond project at P.O. Box 407, Lake Cowichan, V0R 2G0.