Mayor Aaron Stone and Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach on First Avenue last week. (Aaron Stone Photo).

Mayor Aaron Stone and Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach on First Avenue last week. (Aaron Stone Photo).

Smithers mayor loses bet, makes video on Ladysmith’s First Ave

Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach visited Ladysmith last week and caught up with Mayor Aaron Stone to make a video on Canada’s Great Street after losing a friendly bet.

“Both Ladysmith and Smithers were in the running and Aaron and I made a friendly bet that whoever won, the other would travel to the winning community and check out the street,” Bachrach said while standing near First Avenue and Gatacre Street alongside Stone.

The northwestern interior B.C. town, located approximately halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, was awarded the People’s Choice award for its Main Street based on online voting in the recent Canadian Institute of Planners competition.

Ladysmith was awarded the jury prize for Great Street in Canada.

Check out the video which includes cameos from Paul Bouma, Breeana Tollas, Martin Tang, John Marston, Jeff Mosdell and Vicky Snooks.

Stone plans to travel to Smithers in the future to make a similar video on Main Street’s charm.

How awesome is Ladysmith, B.C.’s First Avenue? from Taylor Bachrach on Vimeo.