Cowichan Lake Days is well underway, and now, with Saturday, June 10 finally here, and the parade marching by, it's time for everyone to turn their attention to Saywell Park for the rest of the daytime activities. Be sure to be there at 2 p.m. for the crowning of the Lady of the Lake, and also enjoy logger games, food, kids games and more. Later, there's a special Wall of Fame presentation at the arena, and still later at the arena, the huge Lake Days Dance with Row of Crowz.
I mentioned to a truck driver the other day that there were too many selfish drivers on our roads today. That definitely touched a raw nerve as the he began to tell me all about the dangerous driving situations that he is put into by the drivers of light vehicles every day. Chief among his worries were those who changed lanes in front of his truck and failed to leave a safe margin for following distance.
The Lower Centennial Hall was buzzing only moments after the doors opened as Cowichan Lake seniors and supporters of the Lady of the Lake pageant arrived for the Strawberry Tea. This very popular annual event is a Cowichan Lake Days standby, traditionally opening a special week for the reigning Lady of the Lake royalty and the new candidates. They all get to speak to a really supportive audience, and the crowd then enjoys the chance to meet them as they serve the tea and shortcake.
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