Opinion

The good and the bad of this week in Cowichan for May 22

This we don’t

While there was a decent enough crowd out Friday to greet Hughes, her Duncan stop lacked an element of pomp and circumstance befitting her stature and the scope of her effort.

The local event did not seem to get a lot of advance publicity, so perhaps it caught some people off guard.

But it would have been nice if local officials had arranged to give her some sort of official greeting.

 

This we like

There are athletes who get the mantle of role model thrust upon them.

And then there are role models who just happen to be athletes.

Clara Hughes is definitely one of the latter.

The six-time Olympian’s ride across the country to raise awareness for mental illness is the type of thing that can help change perceptions and, in the process, change lives.

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