To commemorate their 70th Anniversary, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Ladysmith, 257 Parallel Squadron, is hosting a Vancouver Island Wing Parade on Sunday with 10 Squadrons from Powell River through to Victoria attending. Squadrons and bands will parade at 1 p.m. at First Avenue and Roberts Street, along First Avenue to the Agricultural Hall and Fields. Squadrons will then form up on the Field for an inspection, to be followed by speeches and cadet demonstrations.
The Aggie Hall and fields will be open for the entire community to come out and enjoy the parade, displays, demonstrations and refreshments.
For info www.facebook. com/LadysmithAirCadets70thAnniversary, or contact Cathy Gilroy at 250-245-8119 or email@example.com.
Green neighbours Picture this: Like-minded people living in a neighbourhood that's self-reliant on energy, water, waste. It's not an environmentalist
dream but a reality coming to Cedar. Kirkstone Place is a 10-acre sustainable neighbourhood planned near Hemer Park.
It will support 33 families in energy-efficient single-family and attached homes.
Site-adapted passive solar design will feature natural building materials, off-thegrid indoor-and outdooruse rainwater harvesting, stormwater management, heat recovery ventilation and permaculture-based community organic gardens.
Emanuel Hajek, whose firm Emanuel Homes is developing the project, is inviting input from the community to help create the vision for this unique eco-neighbourhood.
Share your views at the public forum on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Community Hall.
Harvest moon Celebrate the harvest moon with a dance and fundraiser on Saturday (7 p.m.) at the Aggie Hall in Ladysmith. Presented by Ladysmith Downtown Business Association and Ladysmith Area and Friends, proceeds go to Tour de Rock. Tickets are available at the 49th Parallel Grocery Store and Salamander Books. For info: 250-668-3338 or mmgrp.ca Opening Night Ladysmith Little Theatre started off their 10th season with Opening Night, a comedy by Norm Foster and directed by Debbie Williams, to good reviews.
Word is that this is a knee-slapper. The show runs until Sept. 29 at Ladysmith Little Theatre, 4985 Christie Rd. For more information and tickets call 250-924-0658, or online ladysmiththeatre.com Walk back in time Historian and author Tom Paterson is leading his heritage walking tour of old Nanaimo area coal mining and railroad sites on Sunday. The tour is low to moderate in difficulty and lasts four hours.
Tickets are $30 and proceeds are donated to the Friends of Morden Mine a nonprofit group working to save the Morden Colliery's now 100-year-old head frame and tipple. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-714-0377.
Save your rainwater Local experts from Rainwater Connection will provide hands-on examples of rainwater system components and discuss different design options so that you can use "sky water" to irrigate your garden in a free workshop called save it for a Sunny Day: Rainwater Harvesting Options. Presented by Bob Burgess, Rainwater Connection the free workshop is Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd/, Cedar. For info: 250-390-6510.
Brace this On Sept. 26, a representative from Mueller & Trainers Choice will be answering questions about stabilization and support bracing for golfers a free seminar at Ladysmith PharmaSave, 250-245-3113.
" Marina Sacht is editor of TAKE 5 in Ladysmith. Visit www.take5.ca
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