Heard around town…

News briefs from in and around the Ladysmith area.

  • May. 26, 2014 12:00 p.m.

• If you see teens running around town with guns, don’t be alarmed — it is just the Ladysmith Secondary School grad class Shoot to Kill event!

The event is organized by several grads.

Participants are given a student’s name and have to attempt to shoot them with a water gun. When successful, they then get that person’s target, and it continues until the last man/woman is standing and declared the winner!

There are rules involved to keep everyone and everything safe — no one is allowed to be shot at while driving, working or volunteering, 25 minutes before or 15 minutes after school, on school property or anywhere indoors.

• Starting Tuesday, May 27, crews will be working on installing a new sidewalk and road widening on the east side of Willow Street in Chemainus between Alder and Laurel streets.

People are reminded to watch for flaggers. Single lane alternating traffic and possible road closures for short periods of time.

The road work is expected to last for approximately three weeks and will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

• The Chemainus Secondary School Concert Band will be performing on the bandshell at Waterwheel Park Wednesday, May 28 between noon and 12:45 p.m.

• Victoria multi-instrumentalist Doug Farr — he plays piano, vibes, bass, guitar, harmonica and bongos, and is currently studying the flute — will perform jazz standards and blues with his quintet at the Crofton Hotel Pub at 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton Sunday, June 1 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Admission is $10. Call 250-324-2245 for more information.

• The Ladysmith Marina is hosting a marine garage sale Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Unit 29.

There is a $5 seller fee per table/space, and sellers are asked to bring their own table or tarp. All sale items must be marine-related, and no hazardous materials will be accepted.

Hot dogs, chips, pop and coffee will be sold.

Sign up with the crew in the Marina Office or call 250-245-4521.

• The Ladysmith an District Marine Rescue Society invites everyone to attend the Dedication Ceremony of its new fast rescue vessel stationed in Ladysmith.

This dedication will take place on Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m. during the Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Festival hosted by the Ladysmith Maritime Society.

• Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) will hold its Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event Wednesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s Welcome Centre.

On the agenda: the unveiling of “The Story of LaFF” drawn documentary, volunteer appreciation, refreshments, and voting in a new LaFF board. For more information, contact laffexecutivedirector@shaw.ca  or 250-210-0870.

• We’ve heard from Jeanne Ross at the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce that ArtBeat will be back this summer, although there will only be four events — July 11, July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22.

“Thank you to Kathy Wachs and the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society for keeping the beat going,” Ross states in the Chamber’s weekly newsletter.


Ladysmith Chronicle