Each spring Ladysmith Family & Friends and the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District bring parents, kids and service providers together in the Healthy Start to Schools program. This year’s event took place at Aggie Hall in Ladysmith the morning of Friday, May 6. Nine month old Landin Gisborne enjoyed some music provided by Ben Ziakin, who lives in Nanaimo now, but used to bring his son Henry to LaFF when he lived here. A Healthy Start to Learning is still his ‘favourite gig’ Ziakin said. Toddler Robert and mother Madgalene Bourodemos enjoyed the activities, especially meeting the chicks outside Aggie Hall. “It’s good for him to get out, and it’s good for the mums to get out,” Madgalene said of LaFF’s programs.