It's official: After 20 long years of renovation and countless volunteer hours the North Oyster Community Centre is celebrating its grand opening. Volunteer Irene Hawthornwaite is thrilled that the community will have a meeting place. Join the North Oyster Historical Society and come celebrate and enjoy refreshments and entertainment from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at 13467 Cedar Rd. Used as a school for nearly 100 years, this building has been given a new purpose. For information: 250-245-2559 or 250-245-3358.
Jim Delcourt, organizer of Ladysmith's Food Bank Ball Tournament is inviting everyone to drop by and enjoy the tournament over the weekend. There will be 18 games played from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a beer garden and concession stand with proceeds to the Ladysmith Food Bank. Bring a non-perishable food item and cheer on the teams.
PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD
Sunday marks the annual Great Zucchini Grand Prix at the Cedar Farmers' Market. Kids make their car out of the popular vegetable and then race for the championship. The race has become a tradition at the market. With entertainment by Donna and Bill Konsorado and
Bill Perison, face painting, fresh produce and lots of fun activities the kids may even eat their veggies. http://www.cedarfarmersmarket.org/
Bicyclist Joe Campbell recently visited Ladysmith on his cross Canada trek. On April 21, he set forth from the most easterly point in Canada, Cape Spear to Victoria. He pointed his bike westward and started pedalling. Over the past four months he had travelled 8,500 kilometres.
WAY TO GO!
The Ladysmith Kinsmen Park on Brown Drive won the Kinsmen National Service Award as the best Kinsmen or Kinette project in Canada in 2012. Duck Paterson gives credit to the tremendous participation by the Ladysmith community.
FLAG IT DOWN
In celebration of its 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, a specially designed flag is traveling from the U.S. and stopping at each of the power squadrons accompanied by local festivities. The flag will be in Ladysmith Sept. 29-30.
ON THE MOVE
Ladysmith Farmers sponsored by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce has moved from downtown to Transfer Beach Park. The market runs Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. Come check out the goodies and enjoy the ocean views. The park offers playgounds, kayaking
and even a dog-friendly area. 250-245-2112.
TAKE IT ON STAGE
Stop singing in the shower and take it on stage. Yellow Point Singers may have a few spots open this fall for new members, especially if you sing bass or tenor. This non-auditioning community choir meets Wednesday evenings at Cedar Secondary School from 7-9 p.m. from September until April. 250-753-9483.
And if you can't sing... how about drumming? Ladysmith Legion Drum & Belle Corps needs new members, especially drummers. They have the equipment and they'll be happy to teach you.
Call Dorothy Reith 250-722-2945 or Eileen Chandler 250-2077.
Our sympathies to family and friends of Grant Clifford Howatt from Ladysmith who was one of two men who died in a float plane crash near Hesquiat Lake on Aug. 16.
PASS IT ON
Ladysmith town council proclaimed September Organ Donor Month in Ladysmith, following a presentation by Marni Hastings. People can register themselves and their children at www.transplant.bc.ca " Marina Sacht is editor of TAKE 5 in Ladysmith. Visit www.take5.ca
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