Where would we be without volunteers?

Heading into a busy weekend filled with fun, family activities organized by volunteers, we thank the people who give so much of their time.

We can’t emphasize enough how important volunteers are in our community.

Coming off the huge success of the Mini World Cup that seems to have left a lot of excitement and positive vibes in the community and looking ahead to a busy and fun weekend that includes the Ladysmith Maritime Festival, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon, and the Ladysmith Rotary Garden Tour, Show and Sale, it’s hard to imagine what we would do without volunteers.

Inspired to give their time for a variety of reasons, volunteers help keep our communities safe, help put on events that inform and entertain us and draw visitors to Ladysmith, and provide our families with so many opportunities, from Brownies and Scouts to sports and drama.

There are so many exciting things going on in Ladysmith this weekend, and everywhere you turn, you will most likely see someone who is volunteering their time because they care about their community and want to share their passion with others. Many volunteers will be dressed as pirates down around the Ladysmith Community Marina during the Maritime Festival. Still others will be modelling in the annual Spring Fashion Show this Saturday to raise money for Relay for Life. Rotary members have been working long and hard to host their annual Garden Tour, Show and Sale and have planned a fun, informative and inspiring day this Sunday. Ball coaches will be leading teams on the ball fields, and so much more.

We can’t say thank you enough to our volunteers for making Ladysmith such a great place to live and to visit.

— The Chronicle