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Snow blanketed Ladysmith early last week, creating many great photo opportunities, not to mention many chances to toboggan and make snowmen.

Snowy Ladysmith

The recent snowfall made for some great photo opportunities in Ladysmith.

Snow blanketed Ladysmith early last week, creating many great photo opportunities, not to mention many chances to toboggan and make snowmen.
Clockwise, from front, Taylor DeSouza, Alexis Bouma, Julia Forte, Anastasia Cooper and Courtney Fry perform “Jailhouse Rock” during the annual Dance Showcase at Ladysmith Secondary School Friday, Jan. 17. This year, about 75 dancers performed in the LSS Dance Showcase.

LSS Dance Showcase

Ladysmith Secondary School students presented 32 numbers during their annual Dance Showcase Jan. 17.

Clockwise, from front, Taylor DeSouza, Alexis Bouma, Julia Forte, Anastasia Cooper and Courtney Fry perform “Jailhouse Rock” during the annual Dance Showcase at Ladysmith Secondary School Friday, Jan. 17. This year, about 75 dancers performed in the LSS Dance Showcase.
The BC Ferries employees of Duke Point, Departure Bay and Terminal Maintenance recently brought in $2,529.80 for the Coins For Kids campaign. Here, from left, Rika Fletcher, Lisa Wells, two-year-old Aleah Hamblin and Pam McConnell drop off their donation at the Chronicle office. The donation helped bring our Coins For Kids total for the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association’s Christmas Cheer Fund to $3,264.30

Coins For Kids raises more than $3,200

A $2,500 donation by workers from BC Ferries helped the Chronicle's Coins For Kids campaign reach $3,264.30.

The BC Ferries employees of Duke Point, Departure Bay and Terminal Maintenance recently brought in $2,529.80 for the Coins For Kids campaign. Here, from left, Rika Fletcher, Lisa Wells, two-year-old Aleah Hamblin and Pam McConnell drop off their donation at the Chronicle office. The donation helped bring our Coins For Kids total for the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association’s Christmas Cheer Fund to $3,264.30
Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s senior girls’ volleyball team finished seventh at a tournament at Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Sept. 20-21. Here, Megan Tumak hits the ball as setter Gabbi Knoop looks on in a Sept. 20 game against GISS. GISS won the game 26-24, 25-16. Pacific Christian School finished first in the tournament, followed by John Barsby Community School, GISS, Cowichan Secondary School, Frances Kelsey Secondary School, Chemainus Secondary School, LSS and Brentwood College School B. Next up for the LSS senior girls is a tournament hosted by Vancouver Island University Sept. 27–28.

Volleyball season underway at LSS

Ladysmith Secondary School's senior girls' volleyball team recently competed at a tournament at Gulf Islands Secondary School.

Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s senior girls’ volleyball team finished seventh at a tournament at Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Sept. 20-21. Here, Megan Tumak hits the ball as setter Gabbi Knoop looks on in a Sept. 20 game against GISS. GISS won the game 26-24, 25-16. Pacific Christian School finished first in the tournament, followed by John Barsby Community School, GISS, Cowichan Secondary School, Frances Kelsey Secondary School, Chemainus Secondary School, LSS and Brentwood College School B. Next up for the LSS senior girls is a tournament hosted by Vancouver Island University Sept. 27–28.
The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery installed a new banner last week above the gallery’s entrance. Kathy Holmes, president of the Ladysmith and District Arts Council, said the banner was sponsored through an Arts BC initiative designed “to get British Columbians out and enjoying art.” The arts council created the banner using a pair of canvasses four feet high and 15 feet long. A local artist drew up the spring-themed motif, which was then painted by children from Stz’uminus First Nation, the Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club and members of Ladysmith’s Parks and Recreation youth program, said Holmes.

A banner day for Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery

The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery installed a new banner featuring local children's artwork last week above the gallery’s entrance.

The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery installed a new banner last week above the gallery’s entrance. Kathy Holmes, president of the Ladysmith and District Arts Council, said the banner was sponsored through an Arts BC initiative designed “to get British Columbians out and enjoying art.” The arts council created the banner using a pair of canvasses four feet high and 15 feet long. A local artist drew up the spring-themed motif, which was then painted by children from Stz’uminus First Nation, the Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club and members of Ladysmith’s Parks and Recreation youth program, said Holmes.
The Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS) 49ers Grade 8 girls basketball team ended its season with a 29-21 loss to the Cedar Secondary School Spartans Feb. 19 at the Districts in Cedar. The loss followed a 24-12 win over Kwalikum Secondary School on Feb. 18, where Meryssa Joyce scored 14 points for the 49ers.

LSS Grade 8 girls end season with narrow loss to Cedar

Ladysmith Secondary School's Grade 8 girls basketball team suffered a close loss to Cedar at the Districts Feb. 19 to end the season.

The Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS) 49ers Grade 8 girls basketball team ended its season with a 29-21 loss to the Cedar Secondary School Spartans Feb. 19 at the Districts in Cedar. The loss followed a 24-12 win over Kwalikum Secondary School on Feb. 18, where Meryssa Joyce scored 14 points for the 49ers.
Preschool students perform during St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School’s Christmas concert Dec. 12. Pictured, from left, are: teacher Maria Crossley, Isaac Muller, Perla Francis Martinez, Nicholas Nagy, Chloe Power, Cayden Power, Ethan Bhattacharya, Raelyn Diebold, Koen deWitt (with his eyes covered) in the front and Emma Greenwood in the back.

Merry Christmas from St. Jospeh’s School

Students at St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School in Chemainus presented their Christmas concert Dec. 12.

Preschool students perform during St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School’s Christmas concert Dec. 12. Pictured, from left, are: teacher Maria Crossley, Isaac Muller, Perla Francis Martinez, Nicholas Nagy, Chloe Power, Cayden Power, Ethan Bhattacharya, Raelyn Diebold, Koen deWitt (with his eyes covered) in the front and Emma Greenwood in the back.
Members of the Ladysmith Secondary School Gr. 8 girls volleyball team (right) attempt to block a shot from a rival player during a Game Day held at LSS on Weds., Oct. 3. Their LSS girls’ next game is Weds., Oct. 10 at Dover  Bay Secondary School.

Serving up some scores

Ladysmith Secondary School's Grade 8 girls volleyball team played in a Game Day Oct. 3 at their school.

Members of the Ladysmith Secondary School Gr. 8 girls volleyball team (right) attempt to block a shot from a rival player during a Game Day held at LSS on Weds., Oct. 3. Their LSS girls’ next game is Weds., Oct. 10 at Dover  Bay Secondary School.
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