Canadian Cancer Society reps will address Ladysmith residents this Wednesday

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce hosts a public information session regarding the closure of the Ladysmith unit office March 27 at 6 p.m.

If you have concerns about the closure of the Canadian Cancer Society office in Ladysmith, this is your chance to air them.

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is holding a public information session regarding the closure, which was announced in late January and is effective March 31, this Wednesday (March 27).  The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall at 921 First Ave.

Peter Kingston, vice-president of operations for the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division, and Kathy Ilott, the regional manager for Vancouver Island, will both be at the meeting to speak to the community about the closure.

At the end of January, the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division announced that, starting March 31, the society will provide cancer prevention initiatives, along with support programs and services, to Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum residents through its unit office in Nanaimo because the Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum offices, both volunteer-run, will be closed at the end of March. At the time, Ilott said the changes were made to reduce administrative costs.

For more information about Wednesday’s meeting, contact the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce office at 250-245-2112.