Canada Day cake cutting

Canada Day cake cutting

Oh Canada! What a great day

Ladysmith and Chemainus celebrated Canada’s 148th birthday

The flags were flying high, and red T-shirts predominated July 1 as the communities of Ladysmith and Chemainus celebrated Canada’s 148th birthday, and the 50th anniversary of the ‘new’ red maple leaf flag.

Festivities in Ladysmith centered on Transfer Beach, in Chemainus at Waterwheel Park. There were bands playing, face painters daubing and community groups serving up free Canada Day cake.

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone and Stz’uminus Chief John Elliott joined Ladysmith Ambassadors in a cake cutting ceremony