The Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) and the Ladysmith and District Historical Society (LDHS) will host a family fun day on Feb. 21 on the waterfront.
Keeping COVID protocols in mind, most of the events on Family Day will be outdoors at the Ladysmith Community Marina and by the Industrial Heritage site on Oyster Bay Drive.
Events will take place from 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
The heritage buildings complex, formerly part of Comox Logging & Railway Co., now includes the LMS Boat Shed where heritage vessels are restored. The LDHS workshop is occupied by the Steam Loci 11, along with other artifacts. Families will get a chance to walk through the facilities, watch volunteers at work and ask them questions.
Just across from the site is the Ladysmith Community Marina where families can explore the LMS floating museum and see its heritage boat fleet on display.
“You’ll get a chance to warm up with some hot chocolate and see what you can discover with their underwater camera,” reads a news release from the LDHS. “Don’t forget to stop at the Ladysmith Train Station before you head out. This building is in the process of being converted to a community space and this is your chance to share your ideas on its possible future.”
There will also be a used book sale by donation.
This is a free event for all ages with slide shows, music, a snack station, and a “Take Away” activity table plus a free booklet based on Ladysmith’s waterfront heritage.