A Duke Of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony was held at the Hotel Vancouver, Feb. 15, 2012. The Governor General of Canada presented (Left) Naomi Muller, Ladysmith and Jessica Margetts, Saltair with their Gold Awards for outstanding achievement in self-discipline and determination. They met the challenges in the program for Leadership and Community Service. Accompanying them (left) are Gerry and Joan Yellowless. Photo submitted
20th Annual Mahle House Garden Party. On Sunday July 15 enjoy a fabulous al fresco luncheon and sample dozens of wines from our backyard and from around the world. From now until the end of market season you can take some of the best of the Mahle House to your house. They are at the Cedar Farmer’s Market on Sundays where you can pick up house-made specialties such as ice cream, peanut butter pie, sauces, duck confit, pulled pork and sausages as well as Bolognese - made from beef tenderloin and braised for 12 hours.
Nanaimo Pirates Update The Nanaimo Pirates Premier Baseball team has enjoyed a great start to the 2012 season winning 15 of their first 19 games. The BC Premier Baseball League club currently sits in 3rd place in the standings, and has some players leading in some major statistical categories. Nanaimo’s Colby Morgan is the league leader in Earned Run Average, while Griffin Andreychuk, Ben Dunbar, and Brendan McCarthy are all in the league’s Top 10 in Batting Average. It’s not all about the stats at Serauxman Stadium however, as the on-field product is exciting, while the grandstand has a classic ballpark feel. Just last season, this team won the BCPBL pennant for the regular seasons best record. As well, it’s not only Nanaimo players on the Pirates – the team boasts two Ladysmith residents in David Jerome and Ryan Smith. The Junior Pirates have also provided a place for development to Zach Diewert of Chemanius, and TJ Mah of Ladysmith as well. The British Columbia Premier Baseball League is often considered to be the top U18 leagues in North America as well as the Top High School League in Canada. Many players each season are recruited for US colleges, Canadian Universities, and MLB clubs. Operating under the Premier umbrella is the Junior Premier League which consists of kids 13-17 years old. Players in this league are the up and coming prospects for the Premier League. For more information www.bcpbl.com
Be A Home Town Tourist is here in June come out and discover all we have in our own back yard.