In Brief

News tidbits from Ladysmith and Chemainus for the week of April 29, 2014

Students sharing presentations May 1

Chemainus Secondary School will be opening its doors to the public to view students’ inquiry personalized projects and presentations Thursday, May 1.

Senior students will present their projects from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and junior students will make their presentations from 1-3 p.m.

Some of the projects include soap making, wood burning, hand scarf sewing, stop motion videos, jewelry making, cellphone charging bicycles, and PE games.

“Students are both anxious and excited to share their knowledge with staff, peers, parents and community members,” according to a press release.

Everyone is welcome. Coffee and refreshments will be sold all day.

Ladysmith Library hosts Poet Laureate

The Ladysmith Library is hosting author Naomi Wakan Tuesday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

During this free literary event, Wakan will read from her recent book of memoirs, Some Sort of Life, and discuss her poetry and the art of memoir writing. Wakan is a prolific author from Gabriola Island who was recently awarded of the title of Nanaimo’s first Poet Laureate.

“She is an entertaining speaker who brings sensitivity, intelligence and humour to her topics,” states a press release from the library.

No registration is required. For more information, call the Library at 250-245-2322.

NLSF looking for sale items

The Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation is planning a Giant Garage Sale for Saturday, May 24 and could use your help.

If you would like to donate items to the sale, you can arrange to drop off items between now and May 10 by contacting Gord at 250-758-2438 or Gord@LairdWheaton.com.