Permanent Dock to be Installed at Art Mann Park (Quamichan Lake)

(June 18, 2018, North Cowichan, BC) The public and recreation groups will soon have access to a new dock at Art Mann Park on Quamichan Lake. 

This new dock is being funded jointly by North Cowichan, Rowing BC, and the BC Games Societys Powering Potential Fund. 

Residents can see the dock already, where it is perched in a temporary location beside the parking lot in Art Mann Park. It will be moved to its permanent location past the playground in early July. Once installed in its permanent location, a gate will be installed on the dock with a pass code procedure to ensure that children do not have unsafe access. 

Currently, Quamichan Lake has very few access points for launching non-motorized boats, such as kayaks and canoes, says Mayor Jon Lefebure. This new dock will enhance the ability of recreational and sporting groups to safely and conveniently launch small boats into the Lake. Installation of a permanent dock is consistent with the 2017 Parks and Trails Master Plan recommendation that North Cowichan developpaddling experiences around Quamichan and Somenos Lakes, including enhanced public access and amenities to support access (e.g. docks)

This July 19-22, rowing competitions will be hosted on Quamichan Lake for the 2018 Cowichan BC Summer Games. The BC Games Societys contribution to this dock is part of the Games legacy in Cowichan. 

In addition to the new dock, residents may notice that 4 lanes of buoys have been installed along the south-east side of Quamichan Lake. These buoys will be used for the BC Summer Games and by national rowing team athletes who will be training intermittently on Quamichan Lake over the summer. 

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For more information, please contact:


Ernie Mansueti, Director of Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Municipality of North Cowichan
T 250.746.3110

Lia Threlfall, Communications Manager
BC Games Society
T 250.812.3887

Dave Calder, Executive Director
Rowing BC
T 778.677.5633