The Ladysmith Fire Rescue Santa Clause parade takes place on Sunday.

The Ladysmith Fire Rescue Santa Clause parade takes place on Sunday.

Five events going on in Ladysmith and Chemainus this weekend

Here's a list of five things going on in Ladysmith and Chemainus this weekend.

Movie night benefiting Christmas Cheer Fund

The Ladysmith Secondary School Leadership class is putting on a family Christmas Movie Night, where all proceeds will be donated to the Ladysmith Christmas Cheer Fund.

The event will be held in the school on Friday December 16th. The doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6:00. Tickets are on sale now in the LSS office for $5. Concession will be sold, pictures with Santa, and prizes to be won.

Celebration of Light changes venue to Aggie Hall

The Celebration Of Light in support the local food bank and soup kitchen is being held on Friday, Dec. 16.

The event this year has moved locations from Eagles Hall to Aggie Hall.

Doors open at 615 p.m. and the event kicks off at 7 p.m.

Performers that evening include Skellig, Ryan McMahon, Littlehead, Sweet Potato Brown and JMNZ, Terry Boyle and James Kasper.

Skellig is hosting the evening and Nanaimo band Littlehead will end the night with music suitable for a boogie.

Carols will also be provided by Celebration Woodwinds and Brass.

All tickets sales will go to the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association’s soup kitchen and food donations to the food bank.

All cash raised on the night will go to both.

Tickets will be available  at the 49th Parallel Grocers for $10 each, which includes a Starbucks drink and goodies donated from the community.

Last year the event raised $6,852.23 and 370 lbs of food.

To date over $30,000 has been raised for these charities.

Because the tickets are so reasonably priced, people are asked to come prepared to give both a food donation and extra cash where possible

Fire Rescue Santa Clause Parade

Ladysmith families are being invited out on Sunday to see the jolly old elf at the Ladysmith Fire Rescue Santa Clause Parade.

The event takes place from 4-9 p.m. on Dec. 18 with several stops along the route, including:  Brown Drive Park at 4 p.m., 4th Avenue and French Street at 5 p.m., 4th Avenue and Methuen Street at 6 p.m., Diamond Hall at 7 p.m., Downtown-Wigwam at 8p.m and the final stop is Davis Road School at 9 p.m.

Free turkey dinner

A free turkey dinner is being held at Aggie Hall on Saturday.

The dinner is under the umbrella of the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association and its initiatives, including the soup kitchen, food bank and Coats for Folks.

The dinner will feature music, a visit from Santa Clause and a children’s activity area.

It is being completely organized and run by volunteers and is sponsored by the Ladysmth District Credit Union.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal begins at 6 p.m.

Free tickets are available to be picked up at resource centre, food bank, soup kitchen or Coats for Folks.

Anyone arriving at the dinner without tickets will be admitted only after ticket holders are through the door.

Ken Lavigne at Chemainus United

Ken Lavigne’s Christmas Roadshow stops in Chemainus for three performances this weekend.

Lavigne will sing holiday favourites on Saturday Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, as well as Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

For more information visit http://www.kenlavigne.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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