NEWS BRIEFS – Ladysmith swimmer earns gold at nationals

Faith Knelson earned medals in eight of 10 events she competed

Ladysmith swimmer earns gold at nationals

Faith Knelson earned medals in eight of 10 events she competed in at the Canadian Nationals in Quebec City July 29 to Aug. 2, bringing home five golds, one silver and two bronze medals.

She and Ladysmith partner Aileen Humphreys, who reached the finals in two National events, earned spots in the Nationals at the Provincials earlier this year, an achievement Coach Dusan Toth-Szabo called remarkable for a town the size of Ladysmith.

Look for more coverage in the next issue of the Chronicle.

Edible gardentour hands on

On Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can discover the history behind some of the most impressive, striking, and tastiest edible gardens and farms in the Cowichan Valley.

Nine edible gardens and local farms will be showcased throughout the Cowichan Region, including Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Shawnigan Lake, Westholme, and Ladysmith.

People participating are given the chance to get very “hands behind the shovels,” and take away gardening secrets, tips, and techniques for growing their own food.

“This self-guided tour will leave you in awe of how edible landscapes can form through pure devotion and passion,” says a Cowichan Green Community release.

Tickets start at $15 for members of CGC; $20 for non-members; and $30 for families (includes 2 adults and any children under 13 years). To purchase tickets stop by the CGC office at 360 Duncan Street in Duncan. For more information contact Alyssa at 250-748-8506, email, or visit


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