Ladysmith vying for Celebration Tour

Ladysmith is vying for a chance at $25,000 and a special broadcast of TSN.John de Leeuw, Ladysmith Credit Union CEO, said the Kraft Canada and TSN Celebration Tour was brought to his attention while watching an episode of Sportscentre.“They advertise it pretty much everyday,” said de Leeuw.de Leeuw said he immediately saw Ladysmith as a contender for the $25,000 prize and TSN broadcast.“I think we’ve got a good chance if it’s based on community spirit and an active lifestyle,” said de Leeuw.Once he started researching Ladysmith for the entry, de Leeuw said he was blown away by how much there really is to do in town.“I didn’t realize how many things we’ve been involved in, how many things we’ve done.”“Every time I researched something, something else would come up.”In the submission, de Leeuw pointed to Ladysmith’s accomplishments at Forrest Field and the need for a scoreclock.Now that the submission has been sent, Ladysmith residents need to get behind their town. You can visit www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca/nominations/detail/382/#Next to find Ladysmith’s entry and add a short blurb supporting our town and the project.The more Ladysmith and area residents promote the town and project, the more attention we are sure to garner when it comes time to select the Top 20.