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Ladysmith Days 2013

Aug. 2, 3 and 4 Coronation Mall Downtown Ladysmith Aggie Field Transfer Beach

Barry Clark Manager

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•Parade • Entertainment • Kid’s Zone • Sandcastle Sculpting • Ladysmith Has Talent • Ladysmith Has Royalty • Vendors • Fireworks

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Royal LePage (Nanaimo Realty) proudly celebrates it’s 66th year in business. Royal LePage Ladysmith has assisted families, the business community, and suppliers over the past 36 years and is proud to be a part of their continued longevity and success. Royal LePage a Canadian Company, is Nationally celebrating 100 years of service. We wish Ladysmith and the Province ‘Happy B.C. Days’.

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Ladysmith Has It All — Friends and Neighbours I

t’s time to celebrate all Ladysmith has to offer! Yes, that’s right – it’s Ladysmith Days! An annual event for more than 40 years, Ladysmith Days celebrates the abundant pool of resident entertainers in Ladysmith with an exciting lineup of musicians, singers and dancers. Located at various locations in Ladysmith and at Transfer Beach, the event lasts for three days and is held in August of every year. This year, the Ladysmith Days Committee moved the celebrations back to the long weekend, and Ladysmith Days takes place Friday, Aug. 2 to Sunday, Aug. 4. Barry Frech, president of the Ladysmith Celebrations Society, is excited for this year’s event. “I think we’ve got a full slate again this year,” he said. “We’ve moved it back to the long weekend, so hopefully that will work. We figured it was more positive feedback from people to go back to the long weekend, so I guess we can only find out from doing it.” This year’s theme is Ladysmith Has It All — Friends and Neighbours. “We’ve got the water; I think we have everything,” said Frech. “We’re trying to promote that, that Ladysmith has it all.” The Ladysmith Days Committee has been hard at work planning some fun new events for 2013. The Bullhead Derby is back and will take place Saturday from 7-9:30 a.m. at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina. The climbing wall is back this year, and organizers are introducing laser tag at Transfer Beach. There will also be a dunk tank again this year, and Frech hopes these three activities in particular will appeal to teens. “With all the vendors and kids’ games, we wanted to make it palatable for everyone, all ages,” said Frech. “We thought the climbing wall and laser tag will bring in the 15- and 16-year-olds. The dunk tank was a big thing last year — we put teachers in, and the kids were all excited about hitting them.”

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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. The merchants at Coronation Mall are ready to celebrate on Friday, Aug. 2, offering a variety of fun family activities during their Customer Appreciation Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music, free children’s activities and goodies, giveaways and draws, in-store specials and roaming entertainers on stilts, and Crazy Chris, a balloon artist extraordinaire. 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 entries starts at 8:30 a.m. The First Avenue Street Market, which is being sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 this year, starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. At 10 a.m., we’ll find out who is Ladysmith’s Citizen of the Year during the presentation of this prestigious award at the LDCU parking lot. The parade along First Avenue begins at 10:15 a.m. The 49th Parallel Grocery Family Fun Day at Aggie Field features live music, face painting, lots of children’s activities such as bouncy castles and games, a Daisy the Cow show, a juggler and much more. From 3 p.m. on, activities move to Transfer Beach. Find out who will be Ladysmith’s Royal Family during the Ladysmith Has Royalty contest at 3 p.m. Right afterwards, you can watch a star in the making during the Ladysmith Has Talent competition.

There are five different age categories, and the winners in each category will perform Sunday at Transfer Beach. From 3 p.m. on, food vendors will be open, and there will be model boat demonstrations and displays of remote-control logging equipment. Children can join in old-fashioned family games at the Kin Hut from 4-6 p.m. New this year is a Beach Party and Pig Roast Saturday evening at Transfer Beach. Bring a blanket and chairs down to the beach from 6-8 p.m. for great food from the Printingdun Beanery and live music by Luv Train. Tickets are $10. Sunday’s activities start with the Eagles Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the Eagles Hall. Activities at Transfer Beach begin at 10 a.m., as food and craft vendors open, and Sealegs Kayaking offers free children’s kayaking form 10 a.m. to noon. The LDCU is sponsoring a Kids Zone featuring a bouncy castle, a giant slide, a dunk tank, face painting by donation to Tour de Rock, and much more. There will be lots of fun children’s games at Transfer Beach, as well as a petting zoo and pony rides, and the annual Sealegs Kayaking sand volleyball tournament. There is a horseshoe tournament taking place this weekend, and this year, there will be a Nanaimo Boat Modellers Club demonstration and display and a remote control miniature logging demonstration and display by Rick Douglas over by the horseshoe pitch as something new Saturday and Sunday, noted Frech. The Eagles are hosting a steak barbecue from 4-8 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. Local talent shines on Sunday, with a steady lineup of great live music at the amphitheatre. It all starts with Bethel Bands Together. Entertainers this year include the Ladysmith Has Talent Winners, the Naden Band, Ryan McMahon and Skellig. Live music goes from 10:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., when Ladysmith Days closes with a bang — literally — with the fireworks spectacular sponsored by LDCU.

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ome of it’s new, some of it’s familiar, but all of it is fun and fabulous. The Ladysmith Days Committee has been working hard to plan another great event this Aug. 2-4, and these tireless volunteers have come up with a variety of exciting new activities — while bringing back many old favourites for 2013. The Bullhead Derby is back and will take place Saturday from 7-9:30 a.m. at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina. There will be lots of prizes for participants. Parents are asked to please bring a life jacket for their child and a fishing pole. If you have any questions, contact Kathleen 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. On Saturday, the fun and funny Ladysmith Has Royalty contest is back after last year’s inaugural contest was such a success. It starts at 3 p.m. at

Transfer Beach, and once again, four members from the audience will be chosen at random and will have to perform four simple tasks. The person who receives the most cheers from the audience for performing the tasks will be declared the winner. The winner and their family will be declared the Royal Family for the rest of Ladysmith Days and will be treated like royalty, with front of line for everything on Saturday and Sunday, the best seat in the house for the Ladysmith Has Talent contest, dinner on Saturday night at the Eagles Hall for the whole family, and the best seats in the house for the fireworks. New this year is a Beach Party and Pig Roast Saturday evening at Transfer Beach. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket and chairs down to the beach from 6-8 p.m. for great food from the Printingdun Beanery and great live music by Luv Train. “We want to make that a big hit and do it year after year,” said Ladysmith Celebrations Society president Barry Frech.

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LADYSMITH Events Schedule DAYS Saturday, August 3

Sunday, August 4

Downtown Ladysmith 7:00 am – 9:30 am Ladysmith Days Bullhead Derby is back! Come on down to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Dock at 610 Oyster Bay Drive to get in on the fun. Please have your child bring a lifejacket and fishing pole. 7:00 am Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast, Ladysmith Credit Union Parking Lot, First Avenue & Roberts Street 8:30 am Judging of the Kinsmen Parade entries begins. 10:00 am Citizen of the Year Award Presentation, Ladysmith Credit Union Parking Lot

8:00 am – 11:00 am 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 10:00 am 10:00 am – Noon 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:15 am Parade begins along First Ave, sponsored by the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club Transfer Beach & Amphitheatre 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

3:00 pm Food Vendors and crafts open 3:00 pm “LADYSMITH HAS ROYALTY” lots of fun! Following Ladysmith “LADYSMITH HAS TALENT” Starts right after the Ladysmith Has Royalty- Has Royalty family has been chosen - till it is over! Sponsored by Western Forest Products 3:00 pm Nanaimo Boat Modelers Club demonstration and display 3:00 pm Rick Douglas remote control logging equipment 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Laser Tag NEW 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Childrens Games – Old Fashioned Family Games sponsored by the Oceanview Community Church – held by the Kin Hut at Transfer Beach

11:00 – until completed Noon – 4:00 pm Noon – 4:00 pm Noon – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Beach Party and Pig Roast . Bring your blankets and chairs and come listen to music by Luv Train. Pig roast $10 by the Printingdun NEW Beanery. 49th Parallel Grocery Ladysmith Days Aggie Field 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Face Painting, Penny the Owl, Kids Games – sponsored by Island Savings Credit Union 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Giant Slide, Dragon Bouncer, Monster Obstacle Course, Rock Star Bouncer, One Double Slide, Enclosed Bouncer, Bungee run 11:30 am Daisy the Cow show – sponsored by Island Farms 12:00 noon Island Farms – Ice Cream eating contest 12 noon to 2:30 pm Music by Kendall Patrick and the Headless Betty’s 12:30pm Mike Battie – Juggler extraordinaire! Mike will also have a quick performance after the parade at Aggie Field

The Ladysmith Ambassadors will also be on hand – come on out and meet them!

10:45 am – 11:45 am 12:00 noon-1:00 pm 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm 9:30 pm

Downtown Ladysmith Eagles Pancake Breakfast at the Eagles Hall Eagles Steak BBQ at the Eagles Hall Transfer Beach & Amphitheatre Food & Craft Vendors Open Free Kids’ Kayaking, sponsored by Sealegs Kayaking Rick Douglas remote control miniature logging demonstration and display Nanaimo Boat Modelers Club demonstration and display “Kids Zone” sponsored by the Ladysmith & District Credit Union The Accelerator – Giant Slide, Royal Rumble Bouncy Castle, Golden Arches – Combo Bounce, The Amazing Race – Giant Obstacle Course, Aspire to Greatness – Combo Bounce, Dunk Tank, Kids Colouring Contest, Roaming Balloon Man! Tiger Lily Farm Kids Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE 2101 Sand Castle Sculpting sponsored by Howie & Colleen Davis NEW Kids’ Games & Activities, sponsored by Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture Laser Tag NEW VIRL Story Tent - storytelling by Steve Lifeguards on the beach Sand Volleyball Tournament Organized and sponsored by Sealegs Kayaking. Sealegs Kayaking also provide Firework Tours for $55. Please contact them at 250-245-4096 to book your seat! Entertainment at Amphitheatre Sponsored By Coastal Trucking, Dave Stalker Excavating Ltd. and AmMeter Electric “1998” Inc. Bethel Bands Together “LADYSMITH HAS TALENT” winners Naden Band - Music Herbicidal Maniacs - Music - Country to Rock and the Blues Ryan McMahon - Music Terry Brennan and Roger Plant - Music Kendall Patrick and the Headless Betty`s - Music Skellig - Music Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Ladysmith & District Credit Union

Please note: please leave your animals at home when attending festivities on First Avenue, Aggie field or Transfer Beach. BYLAW OFFICER WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

There is a Horseshoe Tournament on Saturday & Sunday at Transfer Beach.

Thank you to our major sponsors: The Ladysmith and District Credit Union, the Town of Ladysmith, Coastal Trucking, Dave Stalker Excavating Ltd., AmMeter Electric, Coast Environmental and Howie & Colleen Davis.

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So much to do at Ladysmith Days!

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