Kaatza Adventures is ready to put paddles in the water this weekend. (submitted)

Kaatza Adventures is ready to put paddles in the water this weekend. (submitted)

Lake Cowichan First Nation opens first business

Grand opening of Kaatza Adventures set for July 28

The Lake Cowichan First Nation will host opening ceremonies for its first business venture on July 28.

The business, called Kaatza Adventures, is a rental company that deals in kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats and other water craft.

Manager Melanie Livingstone, who is also on the band council, said future plans for the business call for providing canoe tours on Cowichan Lake.

She said Kaatza Adventures, located at 8570 North Shore Rd. in Lake Cowichan, also has a gift shop specializing in First Nations clothing, jewelry and souvenirs.

Kaatza Adventures is a summer business, and Livingstone said it will close for the season during the first week of September and reopen in June, although it may reopen earlier.

“We’re really excited about Kaatza Adventures, and hope to expand services in the future,” she said.

There will be refreshments and door prizes at the opening ceremony for the business, which begins at 10 a.m.