I hope you have been keeping well. The last year has been a roller coaster for many communities and the same is true here in Shawnigan. With the return of the sunshine this summer, we were able to get back outside and gather with our friends and family. Government Wharf Park was packed everyday and our new trail was being used by everyone, even my mom with a walker. The new parking lot was a boon for young families that are now able to enjoy Mason’s beach without crossing the roads with their floaties. All our communities parks and trails were used this year more than ever.
Santa, I’m wondering if you can put in a good word for us (the Community) with one of your friends in Ottawa? The community has put in for a number of Federal grants and we could sure use more seating areas in our parks, more real washrooms and an expanded beach. These improvements would be fabulous, since most of the children in Shawnigan live off the lake and enjoy our waterfront parks so much A grant for a new playground at Elsie Miles would also really help the pre-school and Community Centre. While you’re at it, please mention the Museum too; they could really use another $500,000 for their expansion. My Son also wanted me to ask you for a drum set. I know this is turning into a long wish list, so if it’s too much, forget the drum set (my neighbours will appreciate it anyway).
Thanks Santa and Happy Holidays Shawnigan Lake!
Stay Safe, take care of each other and enjoy your time with friends and family this holiday season. As always I’m available, your Area Director Sierra.
CVRD Director for Shawnigan Lake