Lake Cowichan

An artist’s rendering of Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society’s Lakewood Manor — an affordable senior independent living facility. (Courtesy of the Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society)

Another hurdle cleared in Lakewood Manor development

Cowichan Lake Elder Care Society can now proceed with funding requests

 

After years and years of looking, the Lake Cowichan Food Bank has finally has a place to call home: the St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church on 62 Fern Rd. (Google Maps)

Lake Cowichan food bank finally finds a home

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church on 62 Fern Rd. in Lake Cowichan

  • Dec 2, 2022

 

Bob Day, announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken, sees great development in the junior B team this year. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken progressing despite weekend loss

Play by play announcer gets front row seat to see team’s improvement

Bob Day, announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken, sees great development in the junior B team this year. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
Make a date with a friend or gather as a family to create both ornaments and cards. (Submitted by CLAC)
Make a date with a friend or gather as a family to create both ornaments and cards. (Submitted by CLAC)
“The Visitor Centre was a busy place on Friday, Nov. 23 as students from Lake Cowichan Secondary and middle Schools were on hand to help the centre’s manager, Katherine Worsley, decorate for the upcoming holiday season. Volunteer elves were busy around the town this past weekend decorating with holiday cheer in preparation for December Madness on Dec. 7.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 28, 2012)
“The Visitor Centre was a busy place on Friday, Nov. 23 as students from Lake Cowichan Secondary and middle Schools were on hand to help the centre’s manager, Katherine Worsley, decorate for the upcoming holiday season. Volunteer elves were busy around the town this past weekend decorating with holiday cheer in preparation for December Madness on Dec. 7.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 28, 2012)
Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Christmas village display sure to delight in Youbou

While you’re there, poke around Cassy’s giftshop which has it’s grand re-opening on Dec. 1

Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)

Lake Cowichan Kraken gain experience battling league’s top tier teams

Add to the loss column for the Lake Cowichan Kraken but add…

Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
”The fully engulfed structure fire at Mountain Man Services on South Shore Road in Lake Cowichan that the fire department arrived to on Thursday, Nov. 15. Top right: LCFD fight the blaze for over two hours and are seen here on the roof extinguishing a hot spot. Below right: Denis Pilon, Mountain Man Services owner, surveys the remains of his workshop on Friday morning after talking with Lake Cowichan RCMP.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 21, 2012)

Flashback: Garbage drama, more RCMP appointed, school board saga continues

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

”The fully engulfed structure fire at Mountain Man Services on South Shore Road in Lake Cowichan that the fire department arrived to on Thursday, Nov. 15. Top right: LCFD fight the blaze for over two hours and are seen here on the roof extinguishing a hot spot. Below right: Denis Pilon, Mountain Man Services owner, surveys the remains of his workshop on Friday morning after talking with Lake Cowichan RCMP.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 21, 2012)
Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Aiden Eddy skates past an Port Alberni Bombers player last season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken double up on weekend overtime wins

Lake Cowichan undefeated this season in OT

Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Aiden Eddy skates past an Port Alberni Bombers player last season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
The star of the show was Reed, age 11, who submitted four excellent art pieces. (Submitted by CLAC)

Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society open house results in new logo, rebranding ideas

The number one selection for a public art undertaking was a community mural

The star of the show was Reed, age 11, who submitted four excellent art pieces. (Submitted by CLAC)
“Low hanging clouds offered up moments of rain and snow flurries for the assembled crowd along the parade route and at the cenotaph on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Lake Cowichan. The weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and spirit of the estimated 150 plus crowd as lake area residents paid their respects for veterans everywhere as well as their own local heroes. Carol Martel, Janet Tipton, and John Trottier pose with their brother Sergeant Major Gerald Trottier at the Lake Cowichan Remembrance Day ceremony. Gerald grew up in Lake Cowichan and is now stationed in Winnipeg. Gerald placed a wreath at the cenotaph in honour of his twin brother Tom who died in Cyprus while on peace keeping duty April 25, 1988. Gerald has served 600 days in Afghanistan.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 14, 2012)

Flashback: Deadly flying rocks, school trustee campaign battles, islands for sale

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Low hanging clouds offered up moments of rain and snow flurries for the assembled crowd along the parade route and at the cenotaph on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Lake Cowichan. The weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and spirit of the estimated 150 plus crowd as lake area residents paid their respects for veterans everywhere as well as their own local heroes. Carol Martel, Janet Tipton, and John Trottier pose with their brother Sergeant Major Gerald Trottier at the Lake Cowichan Remembrance Day ceremony. Gerald grew up in Lake Cowichan and is now stationed in Winnipeg. Gerald placed a wreath at the cenotaph in honour of his twin brother Tom who died in Cyprus while on peace keeping duty April 25, 1988. Gerald has served 600 days in Afghanistan.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 14, 2012)
“Legion member Lola Sinclair was busy selling poppies around Lake Cowichan last week. Here she helps Lois Atchison purchase her poppy in honour of Remembrance Day. The mission of The Royal Canadian Legion is ‘to serve veterans and their dependents, to promote Remembrance, and to act in the service of Canada and its communities.’ The major source of funding for the Legion to accomplish this work is the annual Poppy Campaign, the foundation of the Remembrance Program. It is the generosity of Canadians through this program that enables the Legion to ensure that veterans and their dependents are cared for and treated with the respect they deserve. Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance and now every November, Poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 7, 2012)

Flashback: Halloween, winter road conditions and your tax dollars at work

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Legion member Lola Sinclair was busy selling poppies around Lake Cowichan last week. Here she helps Lois Atchison purchase her poppy in honour of Remembrance Day. The mission of The Royal Canadian Legion is ‘to serve veterans and their dependents, to promote Remembrance, and to act in the service of Canada and its communities.’ The major source of funding for the Legion to accomplish this work is the annual Poppy Campaign, the foundation of the Remembrance Program. It is the generosity of Canadians through this program that enables the Legion to ensure that veterans and their dependents are cared for and treated with the respect they deserve. Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance and now every November, Poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 7, 2012)
The first Christmas craft fair of the season is on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall. (Submitted by Nadine Reeves)
The first Christmas craft fair of the season is on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall. (Submitted by Nadine Reeves)
On Oct. 24 Lake Cowichan Kraken players visited Palsson Elementary to participate in The Drop Everything and Read Challenge. By all accounts it was a great time. (Kraken Images photo)
On Oct. 24 Lake Cowichan Kraken players visited Palsson Elementary to participate in The Drop Everything and Read Challenge. By all accounts it was a great time. (Kraken Images photo)
Kraken forward Sukhraj Narwal is leading the team in goals and points. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken prevail over Glacier Kings Friday night

The Lake Cowichan Kraken also fell to the Saanich Predators on Sunday

Kraken forward Sukhraj Narwal is leading the team in goals and points. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
“Mariah Segee waits as Con. Jim Preston engraves her name in her bike at the Lake Cowichan Fire Department’s bike rally on Oct. 13. Approximately 12 kids participated in the event, with younger kids learning skills and older kids participating in a race through Friendship Park behind Palsson Elementary.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Oct. 17, 2012)

Flashback: Paving, byelection, drugs and booze, and one lucky dog

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Mariah Segee waits as Con. Jim Preston engraves her name in her bike at the Lake Cowichan Fire Department’s bike rally on Oct. 13. Approximately 12 kids participated in the event, with younger kids learning skills and older kids participating in a race through Friendship Park behind Palsson Elementary.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Oct. 17, 2012)
Youbou is renowned for it’s spooky haunted house, but it doesn’t happen without the can-do spirit of volunteers. (Courtesy of the Youbou Community Association)

Haunted house, spooky skate sessions and more coming for Halloween at Cowichan Lake

Witches Paddle available for those who’d prefer to celebrate on the lake; Saywell Park extravaganza

Youbou is renowned for it’s spooky haunted house, but it doesn’t happen without the can-do spirit of volunteers. (Courtesy of the Youbou Community Association)
Lake Cowichan’s Outdoor Summer Concert was a hit on the Labour Day weekend. (Photo courtesy of CLAC)

Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society to host open house

Event rungs Oct. 23 in the Cowichan Lake Curling Lounge from 1-4 p.m.

  • Oct 20, 2022
Lake Cowichan’s Outdoor Summer Concert was a hit on the Labour Day weekend. (Photo courtesy of CLAC)
With the support of former Mayors Rod Peters and Ross Forrest, Tim McGonigle has been elected to be Lake Cowichan’s next mayor. (Submitted)

Tim McGonigle unseats Bob Day as Lake Cowichan mayor

Aaron Frisby joins incumbents Sandhu, Vomacka, Austin on council

With the support of former Mayors Rod Peters and Ross Forrest, Tim McGonigle has been elected to be Lake Cowichan’s next mayor. (Submitted)