Lake Cowichan town council candidate Bob Day is proud of the work accomplished for his community during the time he’s been at the council table.
The list he published as part of his campaign is lengthy and impressive and while he is not solely responsible for it all, he said he’s happy to have been part of the team.
The list includes: completion of an official community plan, the Stone Avenue playground built by neighborhood volunteers, Darnell Road beautification, upgrading of facilities at Saywell Park, the annual town cleanup and light up events, and institution of curbside compost pickup.
Work on Southshore Road revitalization is also on his list as are a new multi-purpose town square and "literally millions of dollars of grants from upper levels of government and outside agencies."
Day said, "Another important point is that none of these things would have happened without a willingness to collaborate." Collaboration has been a key.
Among successes in that area have been the work of Choose Cowichan Lake, the construction of a new library facility, a signed First Nations protocol, rejuvenated Lake Days and seeing the Cowichan Valley School District place a new elementary school for Lake Cowichan at the top of its priority list, he noted.
"There is much left to be done and I have a very strong desire to help lead our town into the future," he added.
What’s Day looking for in the coming years?
"In the future I see continued support towards downtown revitalization, establishment of a seniors’ assisted living facility, establishment of more affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization including better sidewalks and roadways, continued improvements to town-owned water access points and continued infrastructure renewal and upgrades.
"If we can accomplish all this in a financially responsible manner, I believe we will attract and sustain more small business and light industry to the town and surrounding areas," he said.
If elected, Day is hoping to be appointed CVRD board director from the Town of Lake Cowichan because "we are situated on the fringe of the regional district and our strong presence must continue to be felt at this level of government."