Quentin Goodbody with James and Brianna Morrison on the restored Comox Logging & Rail Co. hand pump car. (Shirley Blackstaff photo)

‘This is how we play’ in Ladysmith

Free event set for Family Day, Feb. 18

The Ladysmith & District Historical Society is staging a ‘this is how we play’ Family Day event on Feb. 18.

The free event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ladysmith Museum, and features vintage games, puzzles, entertainment and free snacks.

“We hope to reach many families who have not been to the facility yet,” says Lesley Moore museum manager. “As a primarily volunteer-run organization we have the museum open Tuesdays and Thursdays and the opportunity to host this event on a holiday where families can access the museum is wonderful.”

Try board games – Chutes and Ladders, Parcheesi, Sorry – among others. Do you remember Crokinole, Pick up Sticks and Jacks? Along with traditional board games, there will be a Hul’qumi’num Mix and Match Word Game showcasing some of the Indigenous People games.

In addition to the games, there will be two new displays at the Museum including a First World War exhibit plus archival films on view.

Feb. 18 is also Heritage Day in Canada and the start of Heritage Week in BC.

On Saturday, Feb. 23 there will be a heritage event at the waterfront (600 block Oyster Bay Dr.). Check out the Harbour Heritage Centre, food and activity tent, and the locomotive and boat restoration shed will be open and you can ride the rails on a restored hand-pump rail car. The event is brought to you by Ladysmith & District Historical Society and the Ladysmith Maritime Society.

For more information call 250-245-0100 or 250-245-0423

— CHRONICLE Staff

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