The 2021 celebration of Ladysmith Days was a big hit with local families who turned out in good numbers for the one day event.
Festivities got started with a pancake breakfast at the Legion, which was attended by some 90 people — up from previous years. Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone presented Ladysmith health care workers and the Vancouver Island Health Authority with the ‘Citizen of the Year’ award.
91 year old Muriel Copp was given the blue ribbon for her brilliant parade entry. Copp decorated her mobility scooter in the Mardi Gras theme and was dressed to the nines for her appearance in the Kinsmen Parade.
After the Kinsmen Parade, the fun moved over to Transfer Beach where families took part in zucchini races, the nail driving competition and enjoyed vendors, food trucks, and a beautiful sunny day at Transfer Beach. Later on, performances by Ian Johnstone, the Doctors of Rock & Roll and Switch at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre entertained festival-goers.
And that’s all for Ladysmith Days — until next year’s celebration!