Unfortunately some of the dregs of Cowichan society are alive and well and hanging out at Centennial Park.
The beautiful new cob oven was spray painted on Halloween night and unfortunately the surface is very porous and cannot be scrubbed in the normal manner. The paint has penetrated and become a major job to repair.
This is an ongoing problem in the park with prior damage to the oven (at least three times), the plumbing, the marble slab, the down spouts on the washrooms and the tables and benches and constant theft from the garden plots, the latter being a totally different group.
The police and commissionaires are fully aware of this and are doing all they can in the way of surveillance but they cannot be there at all times.
The mindset of these young people is beyond comprehension and this type of mindless damage with the associated cost will continue until they are either caught or grow up (don’t hold your breath).