Photos: Ladysmith Heritage Boat Festival overcomes foul weather

Event shakes off the rain to celebrate community and local waters

Gerry Beltgens Special to the Chronicle

Boaters tend to be a hearty bunch.

For proof, let us present the May 25 2019 Annual Heritage Boat Festival, which was a success despite the rotten weather.

Not even the pouring rain could stop people from turning out and seeing the opening festivities and staying to see the classic boats.

This year for the first time the festival was opened with a welcoming prayer by Stz’uminus Elder Buffi David. It was followed speeches by Mayor Aaron Stone, Stz’uminus Councillor Terry Sampson and welcome by festival organizer Art Rendell and executive director Richard Wiefelspuett.

The highlight of the event was when the Stz’uminus Youth Singers and Dancers who provided a variety of traditional and new dances.

As the afternoon progressed the weather got better, people continued to visit the boats and the evening was capped off with a beautiful sunset.

Photos of the event are posted on the LMS Facebook page.

 

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