Coffee Time in Cowichan

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has announced the hiring of Ross Blackwell as general manager, Planning and Development, effective June 30. He replaces Tom Anderson who recently retired. Blackwell has nearly 25 years experience in community development in the public and private sector.

Duncan resident Mal Stelck has been inducted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame for his role in developing the physical education and athletic programs at Selkirk College. In Duncan, Stelk has worked as an auxiliary RCMP officer, bringing drug awareness to schools, and has volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society to drive patients to Victoria for treatments. His wife Maureen is an artist who has been involved in the art community for many years.

Cowichan Lake’s Baby of the Lake 2014 winners are Rylnd Monti (18-24mo.), Ryder Friesen (0-6 mo.), Ethan Smith (7-12 mo.) and Landen Hartshorn (19-24 mo.). Proud moms Kaya Monti, Daniella Grieve, Veronica Smith and Chelsey Wall joined with the new Lady of the Lake royalty, Maddy Young, Lauren Frost and Marigold Arbic to celebrate a delightful part of Cowichan Lake Days Sunday morning.