VIDEO: Singing, playing, reading, and acting: Lake Cowichan talent show crowd enjoyed it all

Alan Lowe sings for the big crowd at the Lake Cowichan 50+ Centre at the Talent Show on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Alan Lowe sings for the big crowd at the Lake Cowichan 50+ Centre at the Talent Show on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Kathryn Swan tells jokes for the audience during the Talent Show at the Lake Cowichan 50+ Centre on Saturday, May 18.Kathryn Swan tells jokes for the audience during the Talent Show at the Lake Cowichan 50+ Centre on Saturday, May 18.
Accompanied on piano by his brother, Blake Bergren sings two gospel songs for the big crowd at the 50+ Centre in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Accompanied on piano by his brother, Blake Bergren sings two gospel songs for the big crowd at the 50+ Centre in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
A packed house proves that the idea of a talent show during Lake Cowichan’s Heritage Days was a good idea.A packed house proves that the idea of a talent show during Lake Cowichan’s Heritage Days was a good idea.
Jane Way plays several tunes on a pipe during the Lake Cowichan 50+ Centre’s Talent Show on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Jane Way plays several tunes on a pipe during the Lake Cowichan 50+ Centre’s Talent Show on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

By showtime, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night, May 18, it was clear that lots of Cowichan Lake folks were happy to enjoy a local talent show at the 50+ Centre.

Extra seats had been added at the side to accommodate the big crowd that came out to hear the Good Time Band, the Cowichan Lake Tenors, and many individual performers.

The doors were open as it was a fresh, sunny evening and the atmosphere was such as to encourage hopes that another talent show can be held during Heritage Days next year.