Ladysmith Days is held in August of every year and has been an annual event for over 40 years. This popular event celebrates the abundant pool of resident entertainers in Ladysmith with a parade, family activities and an exciting line-up of musicians, singers, and dancers.
This year, on Friday, Aug. 2nd 2019, “My Ladysmith” www.myladysmith.com, went to Coronation Mall, where Ladysmith hosted a bouncy castle, face painting, live music and the Zucchini races.
Saturday Aug. 3rd, we took part in the Rotary Club pancake breakfast at LDCU parking lot, where the Town of Ladysmith handed out the Citizen of the Year Award. This day included the Kinsmen’s Ladysmith Days Parade.
We talked with Ladysmith Councillor Marsh Stevens and Chief John Elliott from the Stz’uminus First Nation, as well as Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manley about growing up in Ladysmith.
We enjoyed the Soap Box Derby and talked to Jason Kelland of the Ladysmith Kinsmen, as well as some of the young participants.
Aggie Hall Field was full of happy kids and adults alike enjoying the entertainment, hot dogs, drinks and the live band Porter Brothers.
On Sunday, Aug. 4th, “My Ladysmith” headed down to Transfer Beach to see the Laser Tag, Food truck vendors, Tiger Lily Farm (pony rides, petting zoo), Kids Fun Zone (giant slide, bouncy castles, balloon animals), and Town of Ladysmith Parks & Rec Summer Day Camp team with fun and active games.
Here is the full Kinsmen Ladysmith Parade