Ladysmith Days boasts many new activitites

Ladysmith Days is just around the corner, and organizers have planned a lot of exciting new events.

It’s hard to believe that it’s just over a week until we celebrate Ladysmith Days. I don’t know where the time has gone, but I’m excited!

This year, Ladysmith Days is being held Friday, Aug. 2 to Sun., Aug. 4, and the Celebrations Society has packed a whole lot of fun into that weekend.

This year, organizers have planned a lot of new activities. For one thing, the Bullhead Derby is back!  It will take place Sat., Aug. 3 from 7-9:30 a.m. at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina.

Another fun new activity planned is a Beach Party and Pig Roast at Transfer Beach Saturday night at 6 p.m., featuring live music by Luv Train.

There will be laser tag at Transfer Beach both Saturday and Sunday. Another new feature at the beach is sand sculpting, sponsored by Howie and Colleen Davis. Mike Rebar, Kris Baker and Jai Kealy will be sculpting a sand sculpture to the Ladysmith Has It All – Friends and Neighbours theme, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

The “Ladysmith Has Royalty” and “Ladysmith Has Talent” competitions are back, as are many of the activities that always draw so many people to Ladysmith Days, like the incredible lineup of live music, the fun Friday activities at Coronation Mall, the 49th Parallel Family Fun Day at Aggie Field, the Kinsmen Parade and spectacular fireworks display sponsored by the Ladysmith and District Credit Union.

We can’t wait for another chance to showcase that Ladysmith really “Has It All.”

Watch for our Ladysmith Days supplement in next week’s paper for a full schedule and more.

—Lindsay Chung

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