Skatepark support sought

Ladysmith residents may have noticed a lot of construction activity at the skatepark beside the Frank Jameson Community Centre.

The skatepark is getting a refit and upgrade, thanks to a team of Leadership Vancouver Island participants and students from Ladysmith Secondary School.

The team — called the board members — has ramped up fundraising efforts in order to get the project finished by the grand opening, scheduled for May 28.

“One of the neatest aspects of this project is to see the community coming together to support this project,” said board member Theressa Klein.

“Our project partners, the Town of Ladysmith and Ladysmith Secondary School, have been fantastic to work with and we look forward to continuing our productive relationship.”

The project team hopes that other businesses, service clubs, and all supporters of safe and quality recreational facilities for youth will be able to chip in to help reach their fundraising goal.

If you are interested in supporting this project please contact Terri-Lynne Campbell, Terrilynne@the49th.com or Theressa Klein at tklein@westernforest.com.

The board members’ goal is to upgrade the 12-year-old skate park, encourage youth to be participants in the development, construction, usage and care of the project, encourage physical activity and skill development and improve the seating area to provide more usage by families.

A bank account has been set up at Ladysmith & District Credit Union under ‘Ladysmith Skate Park’ for anyone interested in donating to the project. If you would like a tax receipt for amounts of $100 and over, donations can be made at city hall and a receipt will be provided.

The most up-to-date information can be found at the board members’ blog at  ladysmithskate.tumblr.com.

— Team Board Members