Heard around town

Transglobal family reunions, encore performances and an "all-Island" Air Cadets parade round out our news briefs for the week of August 13.

Jim and Sue Benoit recently hosted a family reunion for their 11 children


• The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s production of the musical Singin’ In The Rain has been held over by popular demand, and seven shows have been added! The musical will now run until Aug. 31. Visit www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca for more information.

• Jim and Sue Benoit recently hosted a family reunion for their 11 children and spouses and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More than 50 people were there, and they came from as far away as Australia! See the photo below.

• The Ladysmith Air Cadets will be hosting an All Vancouver Island Squadron Parade to commemorate 70 years of air cadets in Ladysmith on Sunday, Sept. 22. Upwards of 400 cadets are expected to be in attendance, along with two outstanding cadet bands. The cadets will form up at First Avenue and Roberts Street at 1 p.m. for a giant street parade to Aggie Hall and Field. Following the parade, the cadets will form into squadrons on the Aggie Fields for a Military Inspection. There will be guest speakers and demonstrations, along with a band performance. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LadysmithAirCadets70thAnniversary.



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