Last Word for September 1, 2015

Stock the Lockers, a fund-raiser for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, takes place Aug. 13 to Sept. 3.

• Stock the Lockers, a fund-raiser for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, takes place Aug. 13 to Sept. 3. This is the 6th annual fundraising campaign for school supplies and other unmet basic needs of local elementary and secondary students. “Help us raise $50,000 to give students an equal chance to succeed in school,” says the NLSF in a recent release. For information go to www.NLSF.ca.

• The Loggers are back. Come out for the Ladysmith Loggers Sports at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre on Sept. 6. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket or stool. Admission by donation with all proceeds going to Camp Goodtimes, supported by the Tour de Rock. Sponsored by Otter Point Timber.

• The Chemainus Branch 191 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a Denim and Diamonds Country Dance, Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include   a chili and cornbread meal. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed Country Outfit; a photo booth (Forget Me Not Photography); and a raffle. Details at 250-246-4532 or 250-246-3133.

• The Camerata Singers, a ‘fun and energetic community choir for men and women,’ is looking for new members in all voices, who love to sing – especially those who have some sight reading ability. Practices are held on Wednesdays, from 7-9 p.m. at St Andrews United Church, Fitzwilliam Street at Wesley in Nanaimo. Conductor for the Fall session Marian Smith is getting the choir ready for “Nanaimo Sings”, a festival of choral music, which occurs in mid October. For information please contact Chris at 250-390-9240 or Lynda 250-591-2544 or email cdmaxw@gmail.com.

• Help defeat cancer by participating in the Tour de Rock Raffle: Draw date is Sept. 10, 2015. Tickets $10. 1st Prize is a Bear Mountain Golf Getaway Package for four, $1,250 value. 2nd Prize is a Canucks Hockey Getaway Package for two, $1,000 value. 3rd Prize is a Mayne Island Getaway Package for two, $400 value. For more information and to purchase your tickets contact Tour de Rock riders Alison Wood at 250-380-6132 orAlison.wood@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or Rob Webb at 250-732-0312 or atrlwebb@telus.net.

• The more Cooks in the Kitchen, the better. The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association is offering its popular program for youth aged 12 to 16 on Sept. 11, 18, and Oct. 2, 9 at 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Participants will: gain hands-on cooking experience, learn about nutrition, learn about sanitation, and prepare food to take home to their families. Call 250-245-3079 to register. Sponsored by Save On Foods, donations welcome.

• The 35th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at Frank Jameson Community Centre. Race at 11 a.m. (registration begins 10 a.m.)

• The next 15 Minutes of Infamy takes place Sept. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ladysmith Music Hall and Food Co. at 18 Roberts Street. A forum for word craft artisans – poets, story tellers, singer/songwriters, short fiction writers, non-fiction writers – performers have up to 15 minutes to present prepared original material ‘before a rapt audience.’ Registration is required for performers. There’s a cover charge of $5 for audience members. For more information or to register as a performer contact Ian at: cyberian@telus.net, 250-734-1066 (text). Of visit 15-Minutes-of-Infamy at Facebook.com.

• The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is looking to ‘feed the herd for a year’ with the proceeds from its 2015 Round Up Party! The shindig takes place Sept. 26 at the Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road, Duncan. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at the CTRA office 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan or online via ctra.ca/events/2015-round-up.

• Ladysmith Tour de Rock is looking for volunteers to get their head shaved on Sept. 28 when the Tour de Rock rides into town for their annual trek down the island. There is a fundraising component to the head shaves as well. If you are interested in volunteering, or want more information, call Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263.

• The Tour de Rock riders will arrive at Tim Hortons Monday, Sept. 28 at 2 p..m. and will be piped up First Ave., arriving at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union at about 2:10 p.m. There will be cheque presentations, a few quick speeches and a chance for people to mingle with the riders.

• Breakfast with the Tour de Rock Team – Chemanius, Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. This fundraising breakfast is a chance to chat with the 2015 Tour de Rock riders and hear their stories about how the Tour has gone so far. The breakfast takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion Chemanius, 9775 Chemainus Road. Tickets are $20, available at the Legion and the 49th Parallel, Chemanius. All proceeds go to: local pediatric cancer support services, sending Vancouver Island kids to Camp Goodtimes, and pediatric cancer research.

• Want to get up to speed on what the candidates are saying as election day approaches Oct. 19? Then book two hours for the Federal Election All-Candidates Forum, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Aggie Hall in Ladysmith. Put on by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, this will be your chance to find out what Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), Paul Manly (Green), Mark McDonald (Conservative), and Tim Tessie (Liberal) and their parties stand for. Everyone is welcome. Aggie hall is located at 1110 First Ave in Ladysmith.

 

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