The Ladysmith Maritime Society, (LMS) started its season in a big way last weekend with Kid’s Pirate Day.
The marina was packed with families, festivities, and fun. Ladysmith’s own Captain Jack Sparrow, and Captain Barbossa were in attendance. There were mini donuts, face painting, a bouncy castle, a dunk tank, a petting zoo, boat tours, live parrots, a fishing derby, and food.
Richard Wiefelspuett, executive director of the LMS said that Pirate Day was one of the busiest days of the year so far.
“It’s that connection between the Maritime Society and the community,” he said.
Pirate Day was organized in large part by LMS members Dan Lutz and Peter MacHardy. More than 100 volunteers came together to host the event, including members of the Ladysmith Kinsmen, who hosted the fishing derby and the Rotary, who provided food for the event.
“I’m impressed with how this resonates throughout the organizations,” Wiefelspuett said.