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Ladysmith Days 2012

Aug. 10, 11 & 12 Coronation Mall Downtown Ladysmith Aggie Field Transfer Beach

•Parade • Entertainment • Kid’s Zone • Street Market • Ladysmith Has Talent • Ladysmith Has Royalty • Vendors • Fireworks

The Chronicle and The Celebrations Society want to thank all the sponsors who make Ladysmith Days happen, including the major contributor: The Ladysmith and District Credit Union

Dianne Andrews

Cyndi Beaulieu

Gerry Beltgens

John Booth

Gloria Campbell

Jan Christenson

Janet Moore

Vicki Schoonbeek

Robert Cross

Managing Broker Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty has been active in Ladysmith since 1977. Over the years it has assisted many local business people, utilized many local suppliers and engaged over 40 Real Estate Realtors as successful Sales Associates. It has formed a reputation of integrity, and honesty in the community. The parent company, Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty Co. Ltd., proudly celebrates it’s 65th year in business and the Ladysmith/Chemainus Branch office is proud to be a part their continued longevity and success. The Royal Lepage Realtors in Ladysmith wish the community of Ladysmith and the Province ‘Happy B.C. Days’ and continue their services ‘Helping you is what we do.’

Supporting Our Community for 35 Years! Downtown Ladysmith


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Let the celebrations begin

A parade, fireworks, live music, a giant parking lot. The second annual Ladysmith street market, a talent contest — Ladysmith Has Talent contest will follow. really does have it all. And this weekend, the Over at Aggie Field, 49th Parallel Family community will prove it during Ladysmith Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. features face Days, which this year is celebrating the painting, a balloon artist, an ice cream eattheme Ladysmith Has It All. ing contest, live music and more. The celebrations kick off Friday with There will be old-fashioned family games Customer Appreciation Day at Coronation at Transfer Beach from 4-6 p.m. Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a variFuel up for a busy and fun Sunday durety of fun activities and specials. ing the Eagles pancake breakfast at Eagles Saturday’s activities start at 7 a.m. with the Hall from 8-11 a.m. There will be a ton of Rotary pancake breakfast at the Ladysmith events at Transfer Beach, starting at 10 a.m. and District Credit Union (LDCU) parking and ending with the fireworks sponsored lot. Stay downtown for the First Avenue by the LDCU at 9:30 p.m. This year, the Street Market, the presentation of the live music is moving to the Transfer Beach Citizen of the Year award at 10 a.m. and the Amphitheatre, and the Eagles are hosting a Kinsmen Parade. One of the exciting new steak barbecue at Eagles Hall from 4-8 p.m. events this year is Ladysmith Has Royalty, See our schedules inside for full details, which takes place at 11:45 a.m. at the library and have a great weekend.

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This season Ladysmith Little Theatre is offering: a package of six (6) tickets for the price of five (5). The tickets are valid for any production with the exception of the December 31st production. You may use one or more tickets for a production. In addition you may order the Friday or Saturday dinner separately when you book your seats. Our Box office is open on Wednesday or Friday from 2pm to 4 pm. The contact number is 250-924-0658. In addition, you may contact us through the website,

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Share your talents during second Ladysmith Has Talent contest Do you have any hidden talents? will perform at the Transfer Beach It’s time to show them off during the Amphitheatre Sun., Aug. 12 from 12:15second annual Ladysmith Has Talent 1:15 p.m. contest during Ladysmith Days 2012. Entries are open to a maximum of two Ladysmith Has Talent will take people per entry. Some excepplace Sat., Aug. 11 by the tions may apply for bands, parking lot at the Vancouver but they must be approved. Visit Island Regional Library on Melody Smythies, a First Avenue, starting at tor with the Ladysmith for more information. noon. Celebrations Society, says The contest is open to perthere were 12-15 applicants formers of all ages, and prizes last year who showcased talwill be given out for different age ents ranging from singing and categories, including newborn to four dancing to painting to music and playyears, five to nine years, 10-12 years, ing guitar. 13-17 years and 17-plus. “It was fun last year,” she said. “We had The winners in each age group a good crowd.”

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Celebrate Ladysmith Days

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LADYSMITH Events Schedule DAYS Saturday, August 11 - Downtown Ladysmith 7:00 am 9:00 am-3:00 pm 8:30 am 10:00 am 10:00 am NEW 11:45 am NOON

11:00 am-3:00 pm 12:00 noon 12 pm-3:00 pm 11:00 am-3:00 pm

4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Downtown Ladysmith: Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast Ladysmith Credit Union Parking Lot, First Avenue & Roberts Street First Avenue “Street Market” from Buller Street to Warren Street Sponsored by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Judging of the Kinsmen Parade entries begins Citizen of the Year Award Presentation, Ladysmith Credit Union Parking Lot Parade begins along First Ave, sponsored by the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club “LADYSMITH HAS ROYALTY” and ‘LADYSMITH HAS TALENT” 1st Avenue at Library 49th Parallel Grocery Ladysmith Days Family Fun Day at Aggie Field: Face Painting, Hot Dogs & Drinks, Balloon Artist “Crazy Chris” Island Farms – Ice Cream eating contest Music by Evan Miller Giant Slide, Dragon Bouncer, Monster Obstacle Course, Rock Star Bouncer, Double Slides, Enclosed Bouncer Transfer Beach Children’s Games. Old Fashioned Family Games sponsored by Oceanview Community Church

Sunday, August 12 - Downtown Ladysmith Downtown Ladysmith: 8:00 am-11:00 am Eagles Pancake Breakfast at the Eagles Hall 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Eagles Steak BBQ at the Eagles Hall

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Sunday, August 12 - Transfer Beach Transfer Beach: 10:00 am Food & Craft Vendors Open 10:00 am-Noon Free Kids’ Kayaking, sponsored by Sealegs Kayaking 10:00 am-4:00 pm Kids Zone SPONSORED by the Ladysmith & District Credit Union. Double Lane Slide, Castle Maze, Ring Toss, Obstacle Course, Jungle Room, Basketball Shoot, Dunk Tank, Kids Colouring Contest 10:00 am-4:00 pm Tiger Lily Farm Kids Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE 2101 12:00 noon-4:00 pm Kids’ Games & Activities, sponsored by Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Sand Volleyball Tournament, Organized and sponsored by Sealegs Kayaking Entertainment: 11:00 am-12:00 noon Bethel Bands Together 12:15 pm-1:15 pm “LADYSMITH HAS TALENT” winners 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Jayden Holman 2:45 pm-3:45 pm Terry Brennan 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Kendall Patrick 5:15 pm-6:15 pm Johnny Vallis 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Skellig 8:00 pm-9:30 pm ODDS 9:30 pm Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Ladysmith & District Credit Union Thank you to Ladysmith and District Credit Union, the Major Sponsor of Ladysmith Days as well as all the other sponsors, volunteers and contributors who make Ladysmith Days possible! PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ANIMALS AT HOME WHEN ATTENDING FESTIVITIES ON FIRST AVENUE, AGGIE FIELD OR TRANSFER BEACH

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Could your family be Ladysmith’s Royal Family? Do you have what it takes to be the Royal Family of Ladysmith? Find out if you have “it” Sat., Aug. 11 during the brand-new Ladysmith Has Royalty contest during Ladysmith Days. Come to the library parking lot at 11:45 a.m. for a chance to be treated like royalty for the weekend. Participants in this new contest will be chosen at random from the audience, and they will have to perform certain tasks. The person who receives the most cheers from the audience for performing the four simple tasks will be declared the winner. “It’s a family-oriented thing,” said Melody Smythies, a director with the Ladysmith Celebrations Society. “We want to get

families in and bring their friends in to cheer for them.” The winner and his or her family will be declared the Royal Family for the rest of Ladysmith Days and will receive front of the line for everything on Saturday and Sunday, the best seat in the house for Ladysmith Has Talent, dinner on Saturday night for the whole family and the best seats in the house for the fireworks. The Royal Family of Ladysmith prize will be given for a maximum of six people. Contest rules and a list of the four simple tasks required can be found on the Ladysmith Days website at www.lad For more information, e-mail

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250-924-8486 Annual Eagles Pancake Breakfast and Steak Dinner! PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Sun., Aug. 12, 8 – 11 am $5 Kids 6 and under FREE

STEAK DINNER Sun., Aug. 12 Starts 4 pm – 7 pm $10 Both at the Eagle’s Hall French St. & First Ave. Ladysmith

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49th Anniversary Proudly serving Ladysmith and Area for 35 years!

Ladysmith Days, Sat, Aug 11 See you right after the Parade! 49th Anniversary Fun Day starts at 11:00 and takes place at the Aggie Field! Across the street from the 49th!

Island Farms Ice Cream Eating Contest — Local artists will be performing! There will be Face Painting, Hot Dogs and Drinks (proceeds to charity), and Fun! Fun!


Join the fun - bring your lawn chairs, blankets and family to Aggie Field! 11:00-3:00 pm - Face Painting, Hot Dogs and Drinks (proceeds to charity), and Fun! Fun! Fun! Kidz Fun Zone, “Crazy Chris” the Balloon Guy Music by - Evan 12:00 noon - Ice Cream Eating Contest


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