Share the Spirit of Ladysmith

Nominations for the Spirit of Ladysmith Community Awards are due Wednesday, March 19.

People who are tireless volunteers in their community or who do amazing work in their jobs never do it for the recognition, but wouldn’t it feel good to be able to give someone that pat on the back?

It’s that time of year again when the community celebrates its volunteers, business owners and employees during the annual Spirit of Ladysmith Community Awards. This year, the Spirit Awards are celebrating their 10th anniversary, and the deadline for nominating someone for an award is fast approaching.

The Spirit Awards recognize achievement and leadership by individuals and organizations for making an impact in and around Ladysmith. If someone or some business has made an impact on you in the past year, here’s the perfect opportunity to make sure they know it.

Awards include Outstanding Customer Service, Volunteer of the Year, Youth of the Year, Business of the Year (1-10 employees), Business of the Year (11+ employees), Entrepreneur of the Year, Best Home Based Business, Arts & Culture Award, and Green Award.

Nomination forms are available on the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce website and in stores around town.

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, March 19, and nominations can be submitted to the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce by dropping them off at 411B First Ave. or mailing them to PO Box 598, Ladysmith B.C., V9G 1A4. They can also be faxed to 250-245-2124 or e-mailed to

The awards will be presented April 11 at Ladysmith Secondary School.

—Lindsay Chung