Cowichan Lake Days has, for decades, been a great place to hang with friends, and catch up with former residents who often come just for the special weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)

Lake Days co-chair clears up misconception about possible cancellation

If you want to learn more about Cowichan Lake Days 2019, go to the meeting March 20

Cowichan Lake Days is in no danger of being cancelled this year.

Parm Birk, co-chair of Lake Days 2018, said Thursday, March 14 that her phone had been ringing off the hook with upset people calling after reading in the Lake Cowichan Gazette of March 13 and the Cowichan Valley Citizen of March 15 that there was a possibility that the popular celebration might be called off for 2019.

That idea had been mooted at the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce meeting March 7 to the point where others were stepping up to organize a parade. And once the story hit Facebook, many Lake Cowichan residents (and former residents) suddenly realized how much they enjoy Lake Days and would hate to see it go.

Birk, a member of Lake Cowichan’s Kinettes, who, with the Kinsmen, have been running Cowichan Lake Days for the past three years, said that there has never, at any time, been any talk of cancelling Lake Days.

Now, if all this talk of Lake Days, past and future, has you excited to be part of the annual celebration this year, it’s time to step up and attend the Cowichan Lake Days Society’s annual general meeting Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Den, 131 Oak Lane, Lake Cowichan.

That session will include a wrap up of last year’s event plus an election of a new team for 2019. Why not consider joining them? They’ll be starting to plan for this year’s event.

Afterwards, there will be a chance for anyone with ideas to bring them to the new 2019 executive, she said.

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