It’s AGM time in Ladysmith

Next week, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and Ladysmith Downtown Business Association are holding their annual general meetings.

It’s that time of year again when organizations look back at the year that was and share their plans for the coming year.

Next week, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association (LDBA) will both be holding their annual general meeting (AGM). It’s a time to reflect and plan for the members, but it’s also a great chance for people who may be interested in joining these groups to find out what they’re all about.

First up is the Chamber of Commerce AGM, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at The Cotton Club at Cottonwood Golf Course (1975 Haslam Rd.).

The guest speaker will be MLA Naomi Yamamoto, B.C.’s Minister of State for Small Business, and she will be talking about government programs related to small business. There will be a buffet roast beef dinner, and anyone and everyone is invited to join Chamber of Commerce members, directors and staff as they celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, share plans for 2013 and recognize the efforts contributed to the success of 2012.

It costs $25, and you are asked to reserve your seat before Jan. 11 by calling 250-245-2112 or e-mailing admin@ladysmithcofc.com.

The LDBA is holding its AGM Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Ladysmith Little Theatre at 4985 Christie Rd. Drinks start at 5:30 p.m., and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes a meal catered by Chef Lynda Diamond of Island Estuary B&B.

Mayor Rob Hutchins will provide an update on economic development and speak about how the Town of Ladysmith has been working with the LDBA and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, and there will also be a special sneak preview of Ladysmith Little Theatre’s next production, Murder at the Howard Johnson.

Please RSVP by Jan. 11 with your dinner order to Lesley@the49th.com or 250-245-1200.

Both of these organizations work very hard for our community, and they would love to see you show your support by attending their AGM.  If you only go to one meeting a year, the AGM is a great one because it really gives you a good snapshot of what the organization is up to. We hope to see you there.

— The Chronicle

Just Posted

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley was passed up for a cabinet position by Premier John Horgan. (Photo submitted)
Op-Ed: Modernizing forestry and prioritizing reconciliation

Doug Routley writes on Fairy Creek and Central Walbran Valley old growth deferrals

The log retaining wall that supports the access road to the Ladysmith Community Marina is failing and needs to be replaced. (Cole Schisler photo)
Remediation work for community marina access road expected to be costly

A log retaining wall between the access road and the parking area is failing and must be replaced

Marine biologist Rick Harbo pulls a lid from the Ladysmith harbour, which he uses to monitor the presence of native and non-native species in the Ladysmith harbour. (Cole Schisler photo)
Unidentified sponge may be the latest marine species invading Ladysmith Harbour

Marine biologist finding dozens of alien species in warm-water harbour, none of them threatening

More and more graffiti has appeared in Ladysmith’s downtown core during the pandemic. (Cole Schisler photo)
Council creates rebate program to encourage graffiti clean up

Property owners can receive up to $50 to help fund graffiti removal

Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)
Talk-a-thon to focus on men’s mental health issues

Saltair man spearheading a campaign to generate more conversation during fundraiser

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

The Co-op gas station at Whiskey Creek is burning after a camper van exploded while refueling just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Exploding camper van torches Highway 4 gas station between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni

Highway traffic blocked after Whiskey Creek gas station erupts into flames

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Greater father involvement in the home leads to improved childhood development and increased marital satisfaction, says expert. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Island researcher finds lack of father involvement a drag on gender equality

Working women still taking on most child and household duties in Canada: UVic professor

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
Teachers’ union wants more COVID transmission data as B.C. prepares for back-to-school

BCTF says that details will be important as province works on plan for September

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan, May 25, 2021, including larger gatherings and a possible easing of mandatory masks on July 1. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. records 120 new COVID-19 cases, second vaccines accelerating

Lower Pfizer deliveries for early July, Moderna shipments up

A Heffley Creek peacock caught not one - but two - lifts on a logging truck this month. (Photo submitted)
Heffley Creek-area peacock hops logging trucks in search of love

Peacock hitched two lifts in the past month

The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
2 deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant in Alberta, 1 patient was fully immunized

Kerry Williamson with Alberta Health Services says the patients likely acquired the virus in the hospital

The first suspension bridge is the tallest in Canada, with a second suspension bridge just below it. The two are connected by a trail that’s just over 1 km. (Claire Palmer photo)
PHOTOS: The highest suspension bridges in Canada just opened in B.C.

The Skybridge in Golden allows visitors to take in views standing at 130 and 80 metres

Most Read