The four-piece. Nanaimo ‘art rock’ group Gold & Shadow is touring its ‘debut’ release album Torch

The four-piece. Nanaimo ‘art rock’ group Gold & Shadow is touring its ‘debut’ release album Torch

Last Word for September 22, 2015

The next 15 Minutes of Infamy takes place Sept. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Waterfront Gallery,

• 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:, 250-734-1066 (text). Of visit 15-Minutes-of-Infamy at

• Elivs, in virtual form, will be arriving at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 171, 621 First Ave. in Ladysmith.  A showing of Virtual Elivs will be screened Sept 26. Admission is $15 per person, cocktails at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p m.  Contact 250-245-3031 for info.

• The Tour de Rock riders will arrive at Tim Hortons Monday, Sept. 28 at 1:30 p..m. and be piped up to First Ave., arriving at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union at about 2 p.m. There will be cheque presentations, a few quick speeches and a chance for people to mingle with the riders.

• From 6:15 to 9 p.m. the Tour de Rock riders will be attending the Red Serge Dinner at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith. Tickets are $25, available at the Ladysmith & District Credit Untion and Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce.

• Breakfast with the Tour de Rock Team – Chemanius, Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 8 – 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 Chemanius, 9775 Chemainus Road. Tickets are $20, available at the Legion and the 49th Parallel, Chemanius. All proceeds go to: local pediatric cancer support services, sending Vancouver Island kids to Camp Goodtimes, and pediatric cancer research.

• The Chemainus Ratepayers Association and the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce will host an all-candidates meeting for the Oct. 19 federal election at Chemainus Secondary School, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Candidates in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding are Martin Barker, Conservative; Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi, Green; Alistair MacGregor, NDP; Maria Manna, Liberal; and Paul Cortens, Libertarian. Bring your question for the candidates and get a ticket at the door. If your number is drawn, your question will be put to the candidates.

• 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 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.

• A fundraiser for rescued farm animals will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow Street. Featuring the Chemainus Legion Community Band and the Free Radical Dixie Band, proceeds will go to RASTA (the Rescue and Sanctuary for Threatened Animals). You can find out more about RASTA on Facebook and at or by calling 250-324-2886. Admission to the concert is by donation.

• 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.