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Parents raising money to keep program going Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Josiah plays a game of zombies during Adventure Zone Summer Daycamp Monday morning at Transfer Beach Park. The daycamp is run by Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture staff and featuers a variety of fun activities and outings during themed weeks. This week’s theme is Icky Sticky Science. STACEY CROSSLEY

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A group of Ladysmith parents is turning to the community to try to help a program they value deeply. Parents whose children are attending the Infant and Toddler Program at the Boys and Girls Club are asking service clubs to donate to the program so they can help cover the costs of offering the program. This program is one of only two licensed infant and toddler programs serving the Ladysmith area, offering 12 full-time spots for children from birth to age 36 months, according to parent Cara Whalen. “This is a service that we rely on as parents, and it is at risk of closing due to financial challenges,” she says in a letter parents are distributing to service clubs. Recently, parents were informed that the program was increasing its fees to cover a deficit and shortening its hours, effective Sept. 1. Prior to the fee increase, families with children aged zero to 18 months were paying $900 a month, while parents with children aged 19 to 36 months were paying $775 a month. The new fees are now $1,000 a month for all ages up to 36 months. For families of 19- to 36-month-old children, this is an increase of 35 per cent, which Whalen says is not affordable to some parents. Parents are hoping they can buy some time to work with the Boys and Girls Club to find solutions. “The Boys and Girls Club is a beautiful and welcoming facility that our children are happy and thriving in,” said Whalen. “We want to ensure that they can continue to go to a place that they are comfortable with, as well as continuing to receive the

quality care that they deserve.” Whalen says they basically need to raise an extra $100 per child per month. “The nice thing is we’ve been told it would stay with the Infant and Toddler Program,” she said. “We’re working on trying to get donations and discussing getting some fundraisers going. We’ve discussed parents volunteering and parents bringing in snacks and art supplies to cut those costs.” As a whole, Infant and Toddler Programs are the most expensive to operate because of the low staff ratios, explained Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver Island executive director Ian Kalina, noting the requirement is one staff member per four children. Faced with a deficit, the Boys and Girls Club told parents it would need to look at increasing fees and reducing hours to narrow the gap, he explained. “What we’re looking to do is to cover our staff costs,” said Kalina. Kalina says it costs about $1,400 a month just to staff the Infant and Toddler Program. He says they’re also trying to pay their staff a living wage because they don’t want a lot of turnover, as relationships are so important at this age. Kalina has been meeting with the parents to figure out how they can close the financial gap. “The notion of us narrowing the gap is really about working together,” he said. “If we can work together, which is the sense I had from our previous meeting, the sense is we can keep this going. We’re not saying we’re closing the program — we want to keep this going, and so do the parents.” If anyone would like to contribute, they can contact Cara Whalen at 250714-4043 or

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In brief

Author and restless traveller Jim Christy comes to Ladysmith

Ladysmith, it’s time to celebrate!


It’s time to shine a spotlight on all that Ladysmith has to offer. Half-finished notes, Ladysmith Days is comscrawled snippets of ing up this Friday, Aug. 2 to conversation, observaSunday, Aug. 4, and organiztions made on the run, ers have planned a weekend photographs of people full of family fun around the known and unknown, theme “Ladysmith Has it All scraps of paper with — Friends and Neighbours.” puzzling sketches on This year, the Ladysmith them, receipts, matchDays Committee moved the books, postcards, and celebrations back to the long other assorted paraweekend. phernalia have all ended The merchants at Coronaup in a Peek Frean’s tin tion Mall kick off the festivibiscuit box. ties Friday, Aug. 2, offering a For nearly 40 years, variety of fun family activiJim Christy has thrown ties during their Customer — willynilly, with neither Appreciation Celebration rhyme nor reason — from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. such seemingly random There will be live music, items into the box. free children’s activities There has been absoand goodies, giveaways and lutely no system to it; draws, in-store specials and maybe, the author says, roaming entertainers on stilts, “I thought ‘I’ll pay more and Crazy Chris, a balloon attention to this later’ artist extraordinaire. or perhaps, ‘I’ve got to There are many new activicheck that one out some ties planned for 2013. day … give it the attenThe Bullhead Derby is back tion it deserves.’” and will take place SaturSince Christy is a day from 7-9:30 a.m. at the restless traveller, invesLadysmith Maritime Society tigative journalist and Community Marina. raconteur, many of Organizer Kathleen Nichthese items have rich olls says there hasn’t been a and alluring stories Bullhead Derby for the past attached to them. The two years, and they decided Peek Frean’s biscuit to take a turn. box has provided the “It’s always been a part of essential ingredients for Ladysmith Days,” she said. a fascinating assortment “It was fun to take our kids, of highly entertaining and everyone misses it.” anecdotal tales. Christy has brought these stories to life in his new book, Sweet Assorted: 121 Takes From a Tin Box. He is heading out on a reading tour of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast next month to present some of these stories, and he’s coming to the Ladysmith Library Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

Crash victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a motorcycle crash near Ladysmith July 19. He is Jeffrey Alan Hainsworth, 36, from Nanaimo. Hainsworth was riding his motorcycle southbound on Cedar Road near Ladysmith in the early morning hours of July 19 when he lost control of the bike and collided with a hydro pole. He was deceased at the scene.

There will be participant prizes, as well as trophies for first, second and third place, and a couple of door prizes, according to Nicholls. Parents are asked to please bring a life jacket for their child and a fishing pole. If you have any questions, contact Nicholls at The climbing wall is back this year, and organizers are introducing laser tag at Transfer Beach Saturday from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Another exciting new feature this year is Sunday’s sand sculpting demonstrations at Transfer Beach, sponsored by Howie and Colleen Davis. Mike Rebar, Kris Baker and Jai Kealy will create a sand sculpture to the Ladysmith Has It All — Friends and Neighbours theme. Barry Frech, president of the Ladysmith Celebrations Society, is looking forward to the weekend. “I think we’ve got a full slate again this year. We’ve moved it back to the long weekend, so hopefully that will work,” he said. On Saturday, the celebrations kick off with the Bullhead Derby at 7 a.m. and the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union (LDCU) parking lot. The Kinsmen Parade is always popular, and judging of parade entries starts at

People line First Avenue for the best view of the annual Kinsmen Parade during Ladysmith Days. The parade takes place Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m. FILE PHOTO 8:30 a.m. The 49th Parallel Grocery begin at 10 a.m., as food The First Avenue Street Family Fun Day at Aggie and craft vendors open, and Market, which is being sponField from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sealegs Kayaking offers free sored by the Royal Canadian features live music, face children’s kayaking from 10 Legion Branch 171, starts at 9 painting, lots of children’s a.m. to noon. a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. activities such as bouncy The LDCU is sponsoring a At 10 a.m., we’ll find out castles and games, a Daisy Kids Zone featuring a bouncy who is Ladysmith’s Citizen of the Cow show, a juggler and castle, a giant slide, a dunk the Year during the presentamuch more. tank and much more. There tion of this prestigious award From 3 p.m. on, activities will be face painting by donaat the LDCU parking lot. move to Transfer Beach. tion to raise money for the The parade along First Find out who will be Tour de Rock. Avenue begins at 10:15 a.m. crowned Ladysmith’s Royal There will be lots of fun Family during the Ladysmith children’s games at Transfer Has Royalty contest at 3 p.m. Beach, as well as a petting Right afterwards, you can zoo and pony rides, and the watch a star in the making annual Sealegs Kayaking during the Ladysmith Has beach volleyball tournament. Talent competition. There There is a horseshoe are five different age cattournament taking place this egories, and the winners in weekend, and this year, there each category will perform will be a Nanaimo Boat ModSunday at Transfer Beach. ellers Club demonstration From 3 p.m. on, food venand display and a remote dors will be open, and there control miniature logging will be model boat demondemonstration and display strations and displays and by Rick Douglas over by the displays of remote-control horseshoe pitch Saturday logging equipment. and Sunday, noted Frech. Children can join in oldThe Eagles are hosting a fashioned family games at steak barbecue from 4-8 p.m. the Kin Hut from 4-6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. New this year is a Beach Local talent shines on Party and Pig Roast Saturday Sunday, with a steady lineup evening at Transfer Beach. of live music at the amphitheEveryone is invited to bring atre. It all starts with Bethel a blanket and chairs down to Bands Together at 10:45 a.m. the beach from 6-8 p.m. for and goes right until 9:30 p.m. food from the Printingdun This year’s lineup features Beanery and live music by the Ladysmith Has Talent Luv Train. It costs $10. winners, the Naden Band, “We want to make that a big the Herbicidal Maniacs, Ryan hit and do it year after year,” McMahon, Terry Brennan said Frech. and Roger Plant, Kendall PatSunday’s activities start rick and the Headless Bettys, with the Eagles Pancake and Skellig. Serenity (left) and Holly Pedersen perform during last year’s Ladysmith Has Talent contest. This Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at A fireworks spectacular, year, Ladysmith Has Talent will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. at Transfer Beach. Winners in each the Eagles Hall. sponsored by LDCU, will age category will perform Sunday at the amphitheatre. FILE PHOTO Activities at Transfer Beach close the festivities at 9:30 p.m.

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NOTICES & NEWS August 2013

COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Tuesday, August 6th and Monday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m. *Government Services Committee Monday, August 19th *Mayor’s Open Door – City Hall Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. City Hall (410 Esplanade) Business Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Corner of Trans Canada Hwy. and Roberts St. except statutory holidays *Please check the website or call City Hall at 250.245.6400 to confirm times. Council Meetings

HOLIDAY CLOSURES City Hall, Frank Jameson Community Centre, Development Services and Public Works will be closed on August 5, 2013 for the BC Day Holiday.

WATERING RESTRICTIONS Please remember that Stage One lawn and garden sprinkling restrictions are in effect until further notice as follows: • odd numbered premises may sprinkle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. • even numbered premises may sprinkle on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Sprinkling may be carried out for a two hour period between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. OR for a two hour period between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Please set automatic sprinkler systems to coincide with the above times. The following may be done on any day during the week while Stage 1 restrictions are in force: • Washing vehicles and buildings using a hose with a shut off spray nozzle • Hand watering trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables using a hose with a shut-off spray nozzle

PEERLESS ROAD RECYCLING CENTRE Temporary Drop Off Site - 4142 Thicke Road The temporary drop off site is open Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until further notice. The direct phone number for the site is 250.245.5757. For questions about materials accepted and fees, please contact the CVRD Recycling Hotline at 1.800.665.3955 or visit their website at

TROLLEY UPDATE – SERVICE CHANGE EFFECTIVE JUNE 24 As of June 25th the Trolley runs Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The new schedule is available on our website, at City Hall, the Frank Jameson Community Centre, Public Works and the Chamber of Commerce.

BC TRANSIT – EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 BC Transit is coming to town September 3, 2013. Routes and maps should be available soon. Enquiries can be made to the Cowichan Valley Regional District 1.800.665.3955.


RCMP sentencing delayed Peter Rusland

Following the BC Day statutory holiday on August 5th your garbage pick-up day will be moving forward by 1 (ONE) day.

BOULEVARDS Reminder to property owners that it is your responsibility to maintain the boulevards adjacent to your properties. This includes mowing and keeping them tidy. For more information please call City Hall at 250.245.6400 or Public Works at 250.245.6445.

ZONING BYLAW UPDATE PROJECT A project to review and update the Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw is now underway and residents will be able to have their say. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer. The aim of the Zoning Bylaw Update project is to: ✔ Lay out clear, technically sound regulations ✔ Be consistent with the Official Community Plan ✔ Implement ideas and principles from the Ladysmith Sustainability Vision and Community Energy Plan ✔ Support economic development For more information and background on why an updated Zoning Bylaw is important to our community, please visit the Zoning Bylaw Project website at, or click the link at, or call 250.245.6415.


there had been private talks about the case between Crown and the cop’s defense counsel. Crown and defense council Hira wanted additional time to prepare for sentencing, MacKenzie explained. Gillespie and Mangat were shocked more time was granted to the case that’s dragged on for nearly four years, leading to Pompeo’s Feb. 14 conviction. Pompeo and Hira declined to talk to the press. But Gillespie told reporters he was disgusted by another adjournment. “We thought it would be case closed today,” he said. “It’s time the public started asking what’s going on here ... I don’t think Pompeo will get any (jail) time; they gave the police preferential treatment.” Pompeo has testified he believed Gillespie was reaching for a weapon inside his clothing when he pulled the trigger, leaving a 9-mm slug sitting near Gillespie’s spine.

Sentencing of a local Mountie convicted of shooting an unarmed Chemainus man in 2009 has been moved out of Cowichan and set back another month. Const. David Pompeo, of North Cowichan/ Duncan’s RCMP detachment, is next to appear Aug. 26 and 27 in Colwood provincial court, where he’ll face punishment for aggravated assault for shooting Bill Gillespie in September 2009 near Bill Gillespie Chemainus. The move to Colwood is due to scheduling. The adjournment itself is because on July 23, the lawyers had not yet provided the judge with all the information about what’s in those documents, adding he was looking for. An exasperated Wood could’ve denied Judge Josiah Wood al- the adjournment and lowed an oral adjourn- proceeded with the ment application from scheduled sentencing. Crown counsel Neil Crown, and Pompeo’s MacKenzie noted lawyer Ravi Hira. “I wanted to hear your there’s no specific time arguments,” Wood told limit for sentencing explaining Hira. Instead, the judge Pompeo,

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Crams open gluten-free bistro Announcement Nick Bekolay the chronicle

Ladysmith’s first gluten-free (GF) bakery and bistro opens its doors this week. The Wild Poppy Bistro will begin serving up a diverse menu of GF baking, sandwiches and light entrees beginning in late July, said bistro co-owner Kate Cram. Cram, who owns and operates the Old Town Bakery with her husband Geoff, said their decision to branch out into the world of GF cuisine stems from a sensitivity to gluten Cram shares with her two youngest sons. Kate and her sons were tested for celiac disease — a condition where the lining of the small intestine fails to absorb nutrients properly as a result Kate Cram plans to open the Wild Poppy Bistro of exposure to gluten —Ladysmith’s first exclusively gluten-free café — — in 2010. The tests this week, she said. Cram has already worked out came back negative, a recipe for an unleavened gluten-free cinnamon but revealed that Kate roll and hoped to craft a wheat-free version of her and her sons suffered famous, yeast-leavened cinnamon buns in time for from a non-celiac gluthe bistro’s grand opening. Nick Bekolay ten sensitivity (NCGS). That knowledge led can trigger reactions in of kneading dough the family to adopt a celiac sufferers, so the and letting it rise GF diet, and they’ve Crams have decided when working with GF been living a wheat-, staff and baked goods flours, Cram said. Inbarley- and rye-free will travel in one direc- stead, they’re forced to lifestyle ever since. tion only — from Wild “use the fastest yeast The perks of a GF diet Poppy to Old Town you can use, let it rise were tangible, Cram — on any given day to once, and throw it in said, adding the emo- minimize the risk of the oven.” tional and digestive is- cross-contamination. GF foods have insues she and her sons To help staff their creased in popularity had been coping with new location, Cram in recent years as exsubsided soon after said they will hire six perts and the public they went gluten-free. additional employees gain a greater appreMaintaining a GF life- for Wild Poppy. ciation for rising rates style, however, proved It remains to be seen of celiac disease and to be a challenge if Wild Poppy will cre- NCGS. whenever the family ate competition for “There is no question would attempt to eat its sister shop. Cram that the incidence of out at restaurants. said she’s perfected a celiac disease is ris“My kids, anywhere GF cinnamon roll, but ing,” wrote Sue Newell they go, they’re so lim- a GF, yeast-leavened of the Canadian Celiac ited on what they can cinnamon bun similar Association. “A recent have,” Cram said. “So to Old Town Bakery’s study from the Mayo I want [Wild Poppy] “Island’s best” buns has Clinic found a four-fold to be a place where proved to be a chal- increase in the rate [of people can walk in lenge in its own right. celiac disease] in towith these restric- “With GF baking, you day’s young men comtions and be limitless. have to take every- pared to that found in Where they can have a thing that you know blood samples from break from reality and about regular baking soldiers in the late try anything that they and throw it out the 1940s.” want and know that it’s window,” Cram said. Better diagnostic prosafe.” Bakers have to aban- cedures take partial Faint traces of gluten don their ritual cycles credit for the rise of

gluten-triggered conditions, but changes to wheat may also play a role. “Wheat today is different from the wheat of a century ago,” Newell added. “Selective breeding and hybridizing different strains of wheat have been used to select for wheat with shorter stems and more gluten. That is not the same as genet-

ic modification, which inserts foreign genes into the wheat.” Boosting wheat’s gluten content is thought by at least some experts, including the Mayo Clinic’s Joseph Murray, to be the cause of higher rates of celiac disease and NCGS. Wild Poppy Bistro is located at the corner of First Avenue and High Street.

The principals of LMF Developments Inc. would like to announce that long time Ladysmith resident Duck Paterson has joined their team. After over 40 years in the newspaper business Duck has decided to make a change, which allows him to get back into working with people and being in town. Duck is well known in the area for many different community projects. He is also involved as a Life Member of the Kinsmen Club, a long-time member of the Festival of Lights, working with Ladysmith Days, Tour de Rock, Show ‘n Shine and other community events and also a Town Councillor for over 23 years. He also believes in being an advocate for anything that will make Ladysmith and area a neat place for folks to call home! Duck will now be handling the marketing of LMF’s various properties including Parkside Estates and Holland Creek Heights. He would like to invite families and friends to contact him at 250-246-0637 to view the affordable properties that LMF has to offer. ... PS: Duck’s mother named him Donald!

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Four years is too long


“Wheat today is different from the wheat of a century ago.” Sue Newell, Page 5


e get why some observers wonder whether Bill Gillespie may be settling into his new life’s role of police shooting victim with just a bit too much relish. And we understand why some are prone to be giving police officers the benefit of the doubt and wanting the system to do the same simply because of the nature of their jobs. But this David Pompeo case has gone way beyond ridiculous. Assuming sentencing actually happens on its rescheduled Aug. 26 to 27 dates, almost four years exactly will have passed between the time Pompeo shot Gillespie and the time both will learn the consequences of the act. Think about it. Four. Years. That’s enough time for people to go from diapers to grade school, to get married and divorced, move to other countries and return, to battle and defeat cancer, or to lose that same fight. Yet it is not enough time for our justice system to determine what to do with a police officer who shot an unarmed man. Remember, this is not a complex whodunit where investigators had to sift through a dense web of clues and testimony. Two cops pulled over two men. One cop shot one man. Take the testimony from each. Fact check it. Hear the experts. Weigh the case law. Listen to the arguments. Make a ruling. Instead, we got a 20-month police investigation, followed by another 20 months floating through the court system, followed by another six months of waiting for sentencing. All the while, Pompeo remains on the public payroll and we are left to wonder who is paying all the legal fees. Is it any wonder Gillespie cries “preferential treatment?” Something needs to change. —Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

On my way through... Prior to 2009, I had passed through Ladysmith many times whether on holidays or on my way to meetings in Victoria. I always felt some curiosity about what seemed a lovely little town of “Heritage by the Sea.” Then, I received an invitation to find out what existed off the highway. In September 2009, I became the incumbent for St. John the Evangelist Church. During these past four years, the congregation and myself have experienced some ups and downs. Certainly that would probably be the story of the wider community of Ladysmith as well, as folks here have gone through some of the challenges of the economic situation these last few years. So what did I discover

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about Ladysmith as a community? I discovered that this is a place of care and compassion. It is a community that upholds and supports one another. I have witnessed this in how people of this community have tried to step up to the plate when people have been in need. The ongoing success of the food bank, the Ladysmith Resources Centre, the seniors centre and the Christmas hamper program, just to name a few. I have seen this sense of caring and upholding in the fact that every Christmas and Easter, the churches of

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Ladysmith came together before Christmas for the Festival of Choirs and the Easter Morning Sunrise service. I have also been recipient of this community’s care, compassion and support on a personal level. Three years ago, I suffered a major health crisis and had a quintuple coronary bypass surgery. Not only was I held in prayer by the congregation I served, but I was also prayerfully upheld by people from all over the Ladysmith community. And my experience is repeated over and over again in the situations

and life crises of others. Ladysmith is not a town — or a composite of buildings and streets — but a people who form an outstanding community. A community that celebrates and gives in so many ways — whether it’s Ladysmith Days or the Festival of Lights, or prayer and praise celebrations in churches, or hiking on the wonderful trail system and standing by the lookout near Heart Lake. I thank my God and maker for the privilege of having served in and with the people of this community. I know that in the future, I will have many occasions when I will be “on my way through.” And each time, I will have a prayer on my lips. Thank you God for these people — Peace be on this town.

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Ladysmith Stroke Recovery Group is still going strong

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Government Contacts LOCAL: Rob Hutchins Mayor, Ladysmith 250-245-6403 REGIONAL: Rob Hutchins Chair, CVRD 250-245-6403 PROVINCIAL: Doug Routley, MLA, Nanaimo-North Cowichan Ladysmith Constituency Office: 250-245-9375 (Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) E-mail: douglas.routley.mla@ FEDERAL: Jean Crowder MP, Nanaimo-Cowichan Nanaimo Constituency Office: 1-866-609-9998 (Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) E-mail:

Editor: Re: Ladysmith Stroke Recovery Group Three years, and we are still improving! The group meets weekly for shared activities, fun and a light lunch. Some have had a stroke and some are the caregivers who help and encourage their partners. A few volunteers help with activities such as setting up the Bolo game, getting out the crossword books, organizing lunch and participating in exercises to increase flexibility. Bethel Tabernacle provides the space in the downstairs activity room on Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. Comments from members: “We have all improved in our ability to walk, talk and laugh.” “We joined eight months ago. They have been encouraging, and we have a lot of laughs.” “I was pleased to have a support group in Ladysmith because after a stroke, being social is very difficult. This group was a safe outlet, as the others there can relate totally to my emotions and physical difficulties.” The group has placed posters in doctors’ and physical therapy offices, the Frank Jameson Community Centre, and local churches. We took part in the Health Fair twice. “A stroke hits the whole family,” says one of the original members. “This group is a good place to interact and voice our problems. The difference it makes mentally and physically in the people is amazing.” If you or someone you know needs this group, please call Ken or Flo at 250-245-8199. Bethel Tabernacle is at 1149 Fourth Ave., just along the road from the Ladysmith Health Centre. Caroline Davidson PR Volunteer


Local skaters from the Fuller Lake Skating Club were selected to hand out chocolates during the Stars on Ice Tour. Skaters performing at this show included Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Kurt Browning and Jeff Buttle. Pictured here, from left, are: Jazmin Wheeler, Joshua Wheeler, Marina Ellison, Sarah Kedves and Naomi Eastman. If you would like to share any of your photos with us, please send them to editor@ladysmithchronicle. com.

Kudos to Town of Ladysmith for swift action Editor: Wow!! When I wrote that letter to the editor about the dead cherry tree, I never expected Bob to be at my doorstep the next morning and the tree to be gone by Wednesday afternoon. Talk about the power of the press!! I did however learn that there is a process for the removal of a tree from the Ladysmith Boulevard, and I may have jumped the queue, for which I apologize to the Town of Ladysmith. Yes, I may have waited a couple of months, but there are definitely other jobs that need to be done that take priority

over a dead cherry tree. Whether the tree is replaced is up to the Social Planning Committee, and I really do not have an issue about it if it takes months to see if there is insurance or to make the decision not to replace the tree. I will follow the process. I was just glad to discover that the tree was not diseased but merely stressed. As you drive from Ladysmith to Nanaimo, you may see other trees with brown foliage that are also dead. The reason is unclear and may just be a sign of our times. Again, thank you to Chronicle and all of the concerned citizens who phoned to support the removal of the dead cherry tree. Kudos to the Ladysmith maintenance crews for their fast action.

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The New York Post has called Shannon Lyon a “twangy troubadour,” and for the past two decades, the singer-songwriter has lived up to that name, performing and recording music throughout Canada and Europe. Lyon is back on the road this summer, as he embarks on his first lengthy Canadian tour since the mid-1990s. His 24-date summer tour sees him playing for people from Ontario all the way to Vancouver Island, including a house concert in Ladysmith this Friday night (Aug. 2). “Twangy troubadour” Shannon Lyon performs with Lyon will perform Ryan McMahon this Friday (Aug. 2) at the Short with Ryan McMahon at Close Song Shelter in Ladysmith. Photo Submitted the Short Close Song McMahon will play Shelter during the ven- spent the better part ue’s final show of the of a decade living and double duty as host season, which could touring in Europe, has and performer during be considered a song- toured with and shared this show. the stage with such The award-winning writers’ showcase. is “When I hear Shannon, artists as Lucinda Wil- singer-songwriter I hear the rhythms of liams, Richard Buckner, currently immersed in the Midnight Cowboy, Jay Farrar, Ray LaMon- the prestigious Peak the harmonies of an tagne, Blue Rodeo and Performance Project with his new trio, the earth-bound angel, the Bruce Cockburn. acoustic guitar that knows the pain of a heart, the steel guitar that stirs the lonely and restless lover. But most of all, I hear the voice that echoes Earle, Farrar and Buckner, a voice that haunts you like a heavy fog on a barren field on a cool October morning,” says Bob Egan, who has played for Wilco and Blue Rodeo, among others. Over the years, Lyon, who has released 10 studio albums and

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July 1913 From the front page of the July 5, 1913, Ladysmith Chronicle: “Mr. and Mrs. David Page, of Oyster Harbour, paid their first visit to Nanaimo in 23 years, the worthy old couple being on their return journey from visiting friends in North Vancouver. David is 77 years old, and his helpmate possesses about the same number of summers. The two of them made their way to Philpot’s [Restaurant], the latter having purchased oysters from Mr. Page for 14 years. “Mr. Page was the first to open out the oyster business from which Oyster Harbour, now Ladysmith, came into existence. Needless to say, Mr. and Mrs. Page found many changes in Nanaimo after nearly a quarter of a century absence, notably the growth of numerous fine business establishments.” The Chronicle headline for July 19 read “No Hope of Settlement.” After spending nine days investigating the dispute between the mine owners and the miners on Vancouver Island, Thomas Crothers, Minister of Labour, returned to Victoria on the morning train. Mr. Crothers had lengthy conferences with the men affected by the “unsettled condition of Labour,” but was unable to find a solution. June 1938 The 1938 film Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm — featuring child star Shirley Temple — was on screen in Ladysmith

in early July. This hugely successful movie was held over and played to sold-out audiences. Apparently, children and adults could be heard whistling and singing “The Good Ship Lollipop” and “Animal Crackers in My Soup” as they strolled down First Avenue. Local residents were also excited about the opening of the Lions Gate Bridge (officially known as the “First Narrows Bridge”) linking Vancouver with the North Shore. A special C.P.R. excursion to Vancouver was arranged for local residents. The trip culminated with a viewing from Prospect Point of the C.P. steamship, Empress of Japan, sailing out of Vancouver Harbour under the newly constructed bridge. June 1963 The popular television program Reach for the Top ended the season with a special one-hour final match between teams from Victoria and Island South. After a hardfought and exciting competition, Victoria emerged the winner by a score of 600 to 515. The Island South runners up were Trygyve Hoy and Philip Lambert from Chemainus and Tom Aussenegg, Stephen Wallace and spare Margaret Jackson from Ladysmith. The final contest was the culmination of a series of weekly competitions involving 102 schools in British Columbia. Compiled by Ed Nicholson, Ladysmith Historical Society

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Knelson’s winning ways continue at nationals

We’re hearing reports that LadysmithChemainus Orcas Swim Club member Faith Knelson has had a great meet at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal. Swimming against 12-year-olds, the 11-year-old has reportedly won one gold medal and three silvers. Watch next week’s Chronicle for more information.

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Jerome will compete at nationals

Ladysmith’s Rachel Jerome recently competed in the BC Jamboree Track and Field Championships. She earned a personal best in long jump with a jump of 5.39m and placed first in the event. Jerome has been selected to the BC/ Yukon Command team that will compete in the upcoming 2013 Legion Youth Canadian Track & Field Championships Aug. 9-11 in Langley.

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This Sunday (Aug. 4), Sealegs Kayaking is offering a unique opportunity to watch the Ladysmith Days fireworks from a kayak. Sealegs is offering a fireworks kayaking tour Sunday night, starting at 7:30 p.m. Participants will have a chance to paddle the Ladysmith Harbour for an hour and a half and then watch the fireworks from the water. The tour costs $55 per person, and participants are asked to meet at Sealegs at Transfer Beach and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Anyone who is interested in the tour can call 250-245-4096 or visit the Sealegs Eco Adventure Centre at Transfer Beach to register.

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Whitecaps will come to Ladysmith Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Local soccer players and fans will have a chance to meet the pros in mid-August. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC are visiting Ladysmith Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14 as part of the Vancouver Island Coast Salish “Hope and Health” Soccer Event. The “Hope and Health” Soccer Event is being co-hosted by the Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services and the Cowichan Tribes agency. “It’s basically for First Nations players, and they’ll have a host club provide a technical director who does a Skills and Drills session for the First Nations players, and the Whitecaps players are on the field for that,” explained Mike Rankin, president of the MidIsland Soccer Club (MISC). “Additionally, the Whitecaps players provide extra sessions.” This year, those extra sessions are a coaching clinic and a goalkeeper clinic. Whitecaps players and coaching staff will take part in an Evening of Champions Opening Ceremonies Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at

the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. This event is free and open to the public. “It’s a real cultural event and soccer event,” said Rankin. “The Evening of Champions ceremony is open to everybody, and it should be fantastic.” On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Whitecaps are offering a Coaches Clinic with Martin Rennie and a Keeper Clinic with Brad Knighton at Forrest Field. The Coaches Clinic (from 9:3011:30 a.m.) and Keeper Clinic (from 1:30-3:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, Aug. 14 are also free and open to the general public, but participants are asked to bring a registration form with them to Forrest Field. Member Nations participants can also attend a Skills and Drills session from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, hosted by MISC technical director Bill Merriman and his Highlanders coaches. “We’re really excited about it,” said Rankin. Find more information and download the event registration form, click on the poster on the MISC’s website at

Smile Mug floral arrangements were presented to those in extended-care and seniors complexes in the Ladysmith area. A gift of kindness from the staff at Bloooms at the 49th & 49th Parellel Grocery A special thanks to: • Mt. Newton Floral Wholesale - Victoria • Teleflora Canada • Burnaby Lake Growers, Surrey • Signature Floral Supply Inc - Burnaby. Thank you’s for all donations and to the staff at Bloooms for design & delivery of all the floral arrangements

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on TUESDAY, August 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia to consider the following amendment to “Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 1995, No. 1160”, as amended: BYLAW: “Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 1995, No. 1160, Amendment Bylaw (No.93), 2013, No. 1830” In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw 1830 is to amend the Zoning Bylaw to permit the following additional uses in the Tourist Recreational Commercial (C-4) Zone: ‘single family residential dwelling’; ‘home occupation’; and ‘professional and business office’. All persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed Bylaw will be offered a reasonable opportunity to be heard or present written submissions respecting matters contained within the Bylaw at the Public Hearing. The above Bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia from July 19, 2013 – August 6, 2013, Monday through Friday, during normal office hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) excluding statutory holidays.

Felicity Adams Director of Development Services

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RICHARDS, Len (Lenny) November 9, 1940 – July 20, 2013

COBB, Cory Allen August 3, 1962 – July 18, 2013 With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Cory Allen Cobb. Born August 3, 1962, Cory leaves behind his wife of 31 years Lisa and their son Jake as well as their animals Jack, Lucy and Witchie; parents Owen and Kathy; sister Trina (Warren) and their children Alina, Justin, Ashlynn and Foster; brother Randy (Kari) and their daughter Abbie; Inlaws Mike and Leona; sister in law Tracey (Ron) and their children Krista and Kayla; brother in law Jason (Stacey) and their children Addison and Grace; special friends Jenelle (Jenellibean) and Nolan as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. Cory was an amazing father, friend and artist. Please join us Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm at The Duncan Community Lodge (2244 Moose Road) for the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made at an Branch of the Island Savings Credit Unions, C/O Lisa Cobb in Memory of Cory Cobb. Online condolences may be made at

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Leonard Carl Richards. It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Len after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Rose and Don Richards also brother Donald. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Doreen; daughter Deborah of Edmonton and son Randel of Victoria; three grandchildren Justin, Chad and Kendra, also three greatgrandchildren Emerson, Blayke and Zayden. Born in Edmonton he lived in Wainwright, Vermilion and Burnaby and then returning to Edmonton as a teenager. He took his trade ticket there and got involved in the rock and roll scene with the Rebels and later The Nomads. He and Doreen moved to Calgary in 1969 and then retired to Chemainus in 1998. He had a great love of the outdoors and had a cabin at Ghost River. He loved to ride his trials motorcycle in the mountains and always had a dog. As per request, there will be no service. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the BCSPCA. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@ Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

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CARTER, Douglas Harrison Passed away in the Cowichan District Hospital on July 20, 2013. Born in Comox, BC on September 17, 1945.

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MEDLAND, Kenneth Henry (Ken) May 23, 1925 - July 24, 2013 It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Medland, surrounded by his family, after a difficult illness, met with courage and fortitude.

Predeceased by his parents Tom and Lil Carter. Survived by his loving wife Lynne of 42 years; daughter Leesa of Victoria, BC; son Craig (Michelle); sister Patti Clark (Hugh); brother Raymond of Ladner, BC; nieces Cindy and Jennifer (Mike). Doug started logging at the age of 15, and was a partner with his father in T. & D. Carter Holdings Ltd. from 1964 to 1986 and then Doug became principle owner of the company. He was an active member and past-president of the Cowichan Valley Hoo-Hoo Club, in 2001 - 2002 and was a recreational golfer, fisherman, and enjoyed camping. Celebration of Doug’s life will be held August 10th, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Mellor Hall, Cowichan Exhibition Park, Duncan, BC Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Doug, those so desiring may make donations to BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, B321, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #107 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 4C9. The family would like to acknowledge the kind and compassionate care that Douglas received from the Cowichan District Hospital staff, doctors and nurses. Condolences may be offered to the family at Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

Ken was born in Chemainus, B.C. to Elinor Robertson and Henry Medland. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie, in December 2011. Ken is survived by devoted daughters Dorina Medland and Darlene Collinson, and very valued sons-in-law Larry Dudeck and Ted Collinson. Three cherished grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud, also survive: Jill Collinson (Ben Lanthier), Alex Collinson and Blair Dudeck. Also mourning his passing are special cousins Lorraine Buchanan, Fred Smith, Sally and Lorne Rozzano. He further leaves countless life-long friends from his many community involvements over the years and a large extended family. Ken was raised by his grandmother, Anne Little Robertson in Ladysmith, B.C. He attended Ladysmith High School where he excelled in academics, track and field, and softball. Ken attended UBC and graduated from its first Pharmacy class in 1949. Ken was a lifetime member of the Nanaimo Lions club, since 1950, serving as president in l965-66 and the Nanaimo Curling Club, participating fully for over 60 years and was a past president . He was also a vice president of the Pacific Coast Masters Curling Association. He continued curling and volunteering right up to December 2012. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Nanaimo Curling Centre, 106 Wall Street, Nanaimo, B.C. on Thursday, August 1st, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the Nanaimo Curling Centre, 106 Wall Street, Nanaimo, B.C. or the Nanaimo Lions Club (larriet@ or, or the charity of your choice. “Just as the sun will set then rise with each and every dawn, the souls of those who lived life well eternally live on.”

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HELP WANTED Help Wanted LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $10.34/hr. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Wednesdays. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please. We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.





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CLUES ACROSS 1. Baby or infant 5. Common Indian weaverbird 9. Walk 14. Shiite spiritual leader’s title 15. Mirish 16. Nostrils 17. Confiscate 18. Powder mineral 19. Moss, lace or banded stone 20. Doyle detective 23. New Rochelle college 24. “Case of the Ex� singer 25. Rays or devilfish 28. Cutting implements for sewing 33. Two-toed sloth 34. Lightly fry 35. Japanese apricot 36. Gargle 38. Consumed food 39. Swats 41. Doctors’ group 42. Baseball teams 44. Japanese waist pouch 45. Impaired by diminution 47. A fixed portion of food 49. Gall 50. A block of soap or wax 51. Polite phrase for “What?� 58. Blackberry drupelets 59. Wild sheep of Northern Africa 60. River in Florence 61. Carried 62. Was visualized 63. Giant armadillo 64. Dwarf buffaloes 65. An account of events 66. Avery dark black CLUES DOWN 1. Morsels



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2. Indian wet nurse 3. Cook a cake 4. Retired with honorary title 5. Conductor’s instrument 6. Manila hemp 7. Yellow portion of an egg 8. Curved support structure 9. Reasonings 10. Molten rocks 11. Hillside (Scot.) 12. Leases 13. Point midway between E and SE 21. Mauna __, HI, volcano 22. Leave out 25. Wall painting 26. Colorful Japanese animation 27. Grandmothers 28. Fully satisfied 29. Billiards sticks 30. A citizen of Oman 31. Duplicate or copy 32. Municipality in Philippines 34. Mentally healthy 37. Capacities for work or activity 40. Able to read and write 43. Dark bluish black 46. Loudenville college 47. Seizure of property by force 48. Alias 50. Showing no mercy or pity 51. Sacred picture 52. Hungarian pen inventor 53. Hops kiln 54. Carbamide 55. Dull in color 56. Upon 57. Person, place or thing word 58. Sleeveless Arab garment

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SUITES, UPPER BRIGHT 3-BDRM main level house, centrally located. W/D, cable, internet incld. Ladysmith. $950/mo (250)924-5500 LADYSMITH: 2-BDRM, spacious, bright. Avail. August 1st. N/S. $650/mo. 250-667-1555. Sunny Saltair: Furnished bachelor suite. Gorgeous ocean view, wrap around deck, 500 sq ft, n/s, n/p, $675/mo + util, 250-210-2582.

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TRUCKS & VANS 1994 GMC 4x4 extended cab short box. $3900. Locally owned, automatic, new truck tires & brakes. Good running cond. A little rust & upholstery work. (250)245-0295.



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The Last Word

Smile of the Week


What’s your name?

Our hostess will bring gifts & greetings along with helpful community information.

“Hahlay Buck.” What do you do? “I work at In the Beantime Café. I will be going to UBC Okanagan in the fall.”

Chemainus: Diana 250-246-4463 Ladysmith: Eileen 250-245-0799

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What do you like most about your community? “Definitely the friendly people.”

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What was your proudest or happiest moment? “Probably being valedictorian [at Ladysmith Secondary School this June].”

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If you were Queen of Vancouver Island, what would your first royal proclamation be? “That everyone could have backyard chicken coops.”


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• Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) staff members are taking on the Great Lake Walk on Sept. 21 to raise money for LaFF. One hundred per cent of the pledges collected will go to LaFF’s regular programming and for purchasing a muchneeded portable hand washing station for LaFF. There are many ways to donate, and tax receipts will issued for pledges over $25. To help LaFF, you can make a pledge at Aggie Hall during LaFF program hours. You can also go to www.Canadahelps. org to make an online donation. Enter Ladysmith Family and Friends Society and note Great Lake Walk in the comments area. Another way to contribute is to mail a cheque to LaFF, Box 1830, Ladysmith, B.C., V9G 1B4 and refer-

ence Great Lake Walk. • Have you dreamed about taking courses or a full program at Vancouver Island University (VIU)? VIU’s Advising Centre has introduced a new service geared toward helping prospective students explore educational options and design a plan to get started. At “Explore Your VIU” sessions held every Tuesday at the Nanaimo campus, potential students will get a chance to explore programs VIU has to offer and what might be a good fit. The weekly sessions from 10-11 a.m. in Building 250-Room 308 will give participants an opportunity to make connections with each other and University Educational Counsellors. Explore Your VIU sessions will appeal to anyone contemplating a career change, mature students, those hop-

ing to re-enter the From 11 a.m. to 4 workforce, or stay-at- p.m., anyone can drop home-parents think- off their documents ing about returning to in the parking lot of school. the Save On Foods Those unable to at Terminal Park Mall attend Tuesday ses- in Nanaimo, and for sions may see an a $10 donation, they Educational Counsel- will be confidentially lor for a brief drop- shredded. Once again, in appointment on this service is being Wednesdays from provided compli12:30-2 p.m. at the Ad- ments of Island Docuvising Centre, located ment Storage and on the top floor of Shredding (IDSS). Building 200. A barbecue will be Educational Coun- up and running with to sellors are also availhotSubscribe dogs and burgers Subscribe to able during the sum- grilled and served by 250-245-2277 mer by phone at volunteers with the 250-245-2277 Includes $ Stoppers Includes online 1-888-920-2221 ext. local Crime $ online access access 6410 or 250-740-7410 program. or by e-mail at for any- Classifieds Sell! one unable to get to the Nanaimo campus. • You can take care of any document shredding you need and support Crime Stoppers Saturday, Aug. 10 when the Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers program Subscribe to Call our and Save On Foods Classifed Department host their second 250-245-2277 Includes confidential shred$ online access 1-855-310-3535 ding day.





St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1135 - 4th Avenue Ladysmith, BC

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 9:00 am 250-245-3414

Hall Rentals Available 250-245-2077

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Ladysmith First United Church Sunday Service including Sunday school at 10:30 am

Healing Pathway

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Rev. Min-Goo Kang 232 High Street 250-245-2183


314 Buller St., Ladysmith Jesus Said: “Come and Journey with the Saviour” Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Holy Communion Rev. Daniel Fournier


1149 Fourth Ave, Ladysmith, 250-245-8221 Family Worship Service every Sunday at 10:30 am Join us at 10:45 am this Sunday for our Ladysmith Days Service at Transfer Beach. (Nursery & Children’s classes available) Mid-week programs for kids, preteens and teens

381 Davis Road


August 4, 2013 @10am

“The New Community: What the Church Is & Why We Should Love It” Pastor Darin Phillips

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49th Fun for the whole Family Join the fun at Aggie Field 11 am to 3 pm

Family Fun Day! Sat, Aug 3 from 11 - 3 pm

Right after the Ladysmith Days Parade 11:30 - Daisy The Cow

Hot Dogs & Drinks (Supporting Mid Isle Soccer)

Bring your lawnchairs, blankets and family!

12:30 - Mike Battie Juggling Show

12:00 - 3:00 Headless Betty’s Music Entertainment

11:00 - 3:00 Island Savings -Face Painting, Kid’s Games & Penny the Owl

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July 30, 2013 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle