July’s Ladysmith Camera Club’s Photo of the Month was based on the theme ‘Low Tide.’ Olden Time by Chemainus photographer Art Jurisson

July’s Ladysmith Camera Club’s Photo of the Month was based on the theme ‘Low Tide.’ Olden Time by Chemainus photographer Art Jurisson

Last Word for August 25, 2015

The Ladysmith Resources Centre is gearing up for the 2015 Berry Mania

• The Ladysmith Camera Club will be meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The featured presentation will be on “Flash Photography” with widely-published professional photographer Boomer Jerritt from Courtenay, BC giving the talk. The club meets in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue. There is a $5 drop-in fee for non-members.

• The Ladysmith Resources Centre is gearing up for the 2015 Berry Mania, Family Fun Festival, Sunday Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Transfer Beach.  It’s a major fund raiser for the LRC Association and they are  looking for volunteers to help make the day fun for families. Please contact LRCA at 250-245-3079 and leave your name and contact information.

• Stock the Lockers, a fund-raiser for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, takes place Aug. 13 to Sept. 3. This is the 6th annual fundraising campaign for school supplies and other unmet basic needs of local elementary and secondary students. “Help us raise $50,000 to give students an equal chance to succeed in school,” says the NLSF in a recent release. For information go to www.NLSF.ca.

• Tour  De Rock Family Movie night will take to the screen Tuesday, Sept. 1 at dusk with an airing of Planes Fire & Rescue. The show will be held on the lawn at the Ladysmith Resource Centre, attendance is by donation. The Ladysmith fire department will be there with a truck at 7 p.m. Pop, hotdogs and popcorn will be sold by donation. Raffle tickets for the Fire & Rescue beer fridge will also be sold.

• The Loggers are back. Come out for the Ladysmith Loggers Sports at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre on Sept. 6. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket or stool. Admission by donation with all proceeds going to Camp Goodtimes, supported by the Tour de Rock. Sponsored by Otter Point Timber.

• The Chemainus Branch 191 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a Denim and Diamonds Country Dance, Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include   a chili and cornbread meal. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed Country Outfit; a photo booth (Forget Me Not Photography); and a raffle. Details at 250-246-4532 or 250-246-3133.

• Help defeat cancer by participating in the Tour de Rock Raffle: Draw date is Sept. 10, 2015. Tickets $10. 1st Prize is a Bear Mountain Golf Getaway Package for four, $1,250 value. 2nd Prize is a Canucks Hockey Getaway Package for two, $1,000 value. 3rd Prize is a Mayne Island Getaway Package for two, $400 value. For more information and to purchase your tickets contact Tour de Rock riders Alison Wood at 250-380-6132 orAlison.wood@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or Rob Webb at 250-732-0312 or atrlwebb@telus.net.

• The 35th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at Frank Jameson Community Centre. Race at 11 a.m. (registration begins 10 a.m.)

• The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is looking to ‘feed the herd for a year’ with the proceeds from its 2015 Round Up Party! The shindig takes place Sept. 26 at the Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road, Duncan. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at the CTRA office 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan or online via ctra.ca/events/2015-round-up.

• Ladysmith Tour de Rock is looking for volunteers to get their head shaved on Sept. 28 when the Tour de Rock rides into town for their annual trek down the island. There is a fundraising component to the head shaves as well. If you are interested in volunteering, or want more information, call Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263.