The cutting of the giant cake is always a popular part of Ladysmith Canada Day festivities at Transfer Beach.

Celebrate Canada Day in Ladysmith with art, music, games, giant cake and more

A wide variety of Canada Day activities in Ladysmith will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Transfer Beach.

Canada Day in Ladysmith means tons of fun for the whole family at Transfer Beach.

Once again this year, the Ladysmith Arts Council will be holding an Art Auction at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. The auction, a fundraiser for the arts council, will feature painted chairs, tables and original art. Viewing will take place from 10-11:40 a.m., and the live auction will be held at 11:45 a.m.  Cash and cheque are the preferred payment methods.

The Ladysmith Early Years Partnership is reviving the Teddy Bear’s Picnic. It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and will feature a bouncy castle, displays from early childhood development groups, Ladysmith Family and Friends’ Books on the Bus and a teddy bear parade.

From 1-5 p.m., there will be all kinds of activities at Transfer Beach.

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture summer daycamp leaders will lead children in a wide variety of fun, active games, such as sponge tag, parachute, tug of war and sac races.

Music lovers can enjoy live performances in the amphitheatre from 1-5 p.m.

At 3 p.m., the Stz’uminus First Nation, Town of Ladysmith, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 and other dignitaries will take part in Canada Day ceremonies and a giant cake cutting at the amphitheatre.

Lifeguards will be on duty at Transfer Beach from 1-5 p.m.