The Last Word for June 15, 2016

June 18, Chemainus Summer Fest Enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., and kid’s activities from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• June 18, Chemainus Summer Fest, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., and kid’s activities from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be musical entertainment all day. Parade starts at Victoria and Willow. Entertainment in Waterwheel Square. Sponsored by the Chemainus Rotary Club.

• June 18, Therapeutic Riding Association 30th Celebration, 2-4 p.m. The CTRA welcomes the public to celebrate at its facility on Providence Farm. Open to everyone. Celebrate with old friends or check CTRA out for the first time. Grab a hot dog and piece of birthday cake, walk the grounds. No charge or RSVP required. Families welcome. Information at 250-746-1028, or email info@ctra.ca.

• June 19, Crofton Jazz Series – Drummer John Lee and Friends, 2 to 5 p.m. Nanaimo drummer John Lee, back on the Island from his studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, leads a high-energy, straight-ahead jazz trio, including guitarist Andrew Janusson and bassist Sean Drabitt. At the Crofton Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. Admission $10. Information at 250-324-2245 or croftonhotel.ca.

• June 26, Dreamtime Sound Journey, 7 p.m., Seaside Yoga Studio 9949 Cedar Street, Chemainus. This event will weave together sacred sound to soothe, relax and transform. Native flute and drum, voice, Tibetan singing bowls, and various other harmonic instruments will take you on a healing journey with sound healers Ed Peekekoot, Alison Etter, Jill Shatford and Jonathan Beals. Tickets $20 in advance at The Owl’s Nest, 9752 Willow Street, Chemainus or Ten Old Books at the Duncan Garage; $25 at the door (doors open at 6:30 p.m.; participants are asked to be settled by 7 p.m.). More information at 250-324-3040.

• June 26, Novel Voz vocal jazz ensemble, Ladysmith First United Church, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance starts 7 p.m. Cuba’s premier vocal jazz ensemble. Tickets: $15 in advance at Salamander Books, First Ave. Ladysmith; $20 at the door. For more information, call 250-245-9525 and ask for Ken.

• July 18 (Deadline), Summer Photo Contest, Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, Send your entries to photos@ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com to win prizes that include: 1st, dinner for two at a downtown restaurant ($50 value); 2nd, gift certificate for a downtown business of LDBA’s choice ($25); 3rd, gift certificate for a downtown business of LDBA’s choice ($20). Photos must be 300 dpi and clearly tell a story. Details at ladysmithdowntown.com.