Like cookies? Kids? A good cause? Then you’ll want to head on over to Cook Street in Chemainus Aug. 15

Like cookies? Kids? A good cause? Then you’ll want to head on over to Cook Street in Chemainus Aug. 15

The Chronicle’s Last Word

The Last Word for the week of Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Aug. 10, 2015 6:00 p.m.

• 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 12th Annual Ladysmith Show & Shine will have vintage car enthusiasts flocking to First Avenue Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There will be live music and lots of fun for the family. So get your motor running and head out on the highway to a great event. And don’t forget on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. there will be the traditional Rod Run from A&W in Ladysmith to the Chemainus roundabout and back.

• KidZArtBeat children’s art festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus. The festival will feature local artists and interactive arts activities for children of all ages. Local children’s performers will be performing all day in the band shell. This event will be free to the public with the exception of two registered workshops.

• Some kids on Cook Street in Chemainus are cooking up a fund raiser for the annual Tour de Rock drive. On Aug. 15 they are going to have a lemonade and cookie sale to help the ‘Cops for Cancer’ drive. They’ll be looking for customers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also make donations at www.tourderock.ca: click under ‘Find Participant’ and search for JoHannah Knight.

• On August 23 First Avenue in Ladysmith will be transformed into a giant gallery as Arts on the Avenue celebrates the vibrant community of creative people in the area. Over 50 artists will gather Sunday morning to share their creations with the community, including: original paintings, jewellery, fabric art, carving, native art and more. There will be music, a kids’ art space, artisan food tents and information about Ladysmith’s arts scene. More at artsontheavenue.ca.

• 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.