Last Word for September 15, 2015

The 35th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at Frank Jameson Community Centre

Last Word for September 15, 2015

• 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.

• The more Cooks in the Kitchen, the better. The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association is offering its popular program for youth aged 12 to 16 on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2, 9 at 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Participants will: gain hands-on cooking experience, learn about nutrition, learn about sanitation, and prepare food to take home to their families. Call 250-245-3079 to register. Sponsored by Save On Foods, donations welcome.

• 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.)

• A drummer-led, organ-driven sextet of some of the mid-Island’s best musicians will deliver an afternoon of straight-ahead jazz at the Crofton Hotel Pub, Sunday Sept. 20. Led by veteran drummer James McRae, the band — McRae’s Jazz Conglomerate — features James Darling on Hammond B3 organ, with a front line of trombonist Jeff Agopsowicz, alto saxophonist Claudio Fantinato, tenor saxophonist Larry Miller and guitarist Jesse Marshall. The performance is part of the Jazz at Crofton series, which runs every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the pub, 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton. Musicians are invited to join in jam session in the afternoon’s final hour. Admission is $10. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel.ca.

• The next 15 Minutes of Infamy takes place Sept. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Road (NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF VENUE). A forum for word craft artisans – poets, story tellers, singer/songwriters, short fiction writers, non-fiction writers, and others – performers have up to 15 minutes to present prepared original material ‘before a rapt audience.’ Registration is required for performers. There’s a cover charge of $5 for audience members. For more information or to register as a performer contact Ian at: cyberian@telus.net, 250-734-1066 (text). Of visit 15-Minutes-of-Infamy at Facebook.com.

• 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.

• The Tour de Rock riders will arrive at Tim Hortons Monday, Sept. 28 at 2 p..m. and be piped up to First Ave., arriving at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union at about 2:10 p.m. There will be cheque presentations, a few quick speeches and a chance for people to mingle with the riders.

• Breakfast with the Tour de Rock Team – Chemainus, Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. This fundraising breakfast is a chance to chat with the 2015 Tour de Rock riders and hear their stories about how the Tour has gone so far. The breakfast takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus, 9775 Chemainus Road. Tickets are $20, available at the Legion and the 49th Parallel, Chemainus. All proceeds go to: local pediatric cancer support services, sending Vancouver Island kids to Camp Goodtimes, and pediatric cancer research.

• Want to get up to speed on what the candidates are saying as election day approaches Oct. 19? Then book two hours for the Federal Election All-Candidates Forum, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Aggie Hall in Ladysmith. Put on by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, this will be your chance to find out what Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), Paul Manly (Green), Mark McDonald (Conservative), and Tim Tessie (Liberal) and their parties stand for. Everyone is welcome. Aggie hall is located at 1110 First Ave in Ladysmith.

 

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