News Briefs for September 1, 2015

BC Farmers Appreciation Week Sept. 12-19, marked with Poetry

BC Farmers Appreciation Week marked with Poetry

As part of the annual Farmers Appreciation Week, Sept. 12-19, the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) is inviting you to submit original poems honouring ‘our local farmers.’

“Writers of all levels are encouraged to submit their agricultural themed-poems to the third annual Ode To A Farmer Poetry Contest by Sunday, Sept. 13,” Said Georgia Stanley, BCFAM communications manager.

The grand prizewinner will receive a $150 gift certificate to spend at the BC farmers’ market of their choice. Regional winners, including Vancouver Island, will also be chosen and awarded $50 gift certificates.

Find out more at, click on ‘At the Market” in the menu bar, then “Farmers Market Appreciation Week 2015” in the drop down menu.

Movie night outdoors will support Tour de Rock ride

It will be movie night for a cause, Tuesday, Sept. 1, at dusk when Planes… Fire & Rescue will be screened on the lawn of Ladysmith Resources Centre.

Payment for the show will be by donation, with proceeds going to the Tour de Rock 2015.

The Ladysmith fire department will on hand with a truck at 7 p.m.

Pop, hotdogs and popcorn will be sold by donation.

Raffle tickets for a Fire & Rescue beer fridge will also be sold.

In case of rain, the movie will be moved indoors to Aggie Hall.