Mysterious press conference has Cowichan anticipating news of B.C. Games success

Is the B.C. Games coming to Cowichan? We could find out tomorrow. - Andrew Leong/file
Is the B.C. Games coming to Cowichan? We could find out tomorrow.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

Nobody is saying the B.C. government is poised to announce today Cowichan has been awarded the B.C. Summer Games.

But no one is denying it either.

News of a press conference scheduled for this morning had tongues wagging and conclusions jumping in the News Leader Pictorial newsroom.

But North Cowichan director of facilities Ernie Mansueti, who headed the games bid, wasn’t talking.

“I cannot tell you what it is other than the following: it is an event of significant community importance will be coming to the Cowichan Valley. This event will have positive and long-lasting economic, social and cultural impacts for the Cowichan Valley and allow us to showcase our many communities,” he said in an email.

"Approximately 100 people will be in attendance at 10 a.m., at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre to help us celebrate the announcement.”

Attendees include Liberal MLA Ron Cantelon “on behalf  of on behalf of Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennet."

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