7th Annual Be a Hometown Tourist Weekend, June 17 & 18

2017 Events & Participants 

Lace up your running shoes, grab your cameras and get ready to play tourist in the 7th Annual “Be A Hometown Tourist” Weekend, June 17 and 18, 2017.

A partnership with local groups, businesses and volunteers, this campaign offers an opportunity for residents and visitors to discover the Central Vancouver Island communities of Ladysmith, Cassidy and Cedar. There will be free events, attractions, and activities as well as special offers from shops and services during that weekend.

Some of the activities planned are harbour boat tours, farm tours, two-for-one kayaking, and golf all day for $10. The Frank Jameson Community Centre is also inviting you to take advantage of 2 for 1, swim and workouts

The Ladysmith Museum and Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce will have extended hours and participating restaurants are offering a discount.

Coordinator Cindy Damphousse who launched the campaign seven years ago, says the campaign encourages locals to get acquainted with things to do in their neighbourhood, as well as being an incentive from other communities to visit the area. “Amazing things happen in small places,” she says.

For an up-to-date schedule and more information on events and specials, call 250-245-7015 or the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce at 250-245-2112, www.take5.ca/hometowntourist or Facebook: LadysmithBeAHomeTownTourist. Watch video at https://youtu.be/UOtVEMVUHzc

Below please find the schedule of events:

Friday June 16

Noon, 10th Annual Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. This is a great way to network with members of the business community and have some fun on the links. For info call 250-245-2112 or www.ladysmithcofc.com

11am to 4pm, Art Exhibitions at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery “Beach Combing”, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

5pm, Dine on the Dock. The official kickoff for the weekend with a meet and greet. Come down to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina Welcome Centre and get to know your partners in the weekend, have dinner and see what’s happening at the dock! To reserve your tickets, call 250-245-1146 or www.lmsmarina.ca.

Ladysmith Lightening will be hosting the U12C Regional Fastball Tournament – Aggie Field and Centennial Fields in Saltair, information www.ladysmithsoftball.ca

Saturday, June 17

Ladysmith Lightening will be hosting the U12C Regional Softball Tournament – Aggie Field and Centennial Fields in Saltair, information www.ladysmithsoftball.ca

7:30am to 6pm, 49th Café, 2 for 1 specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, 1020 First Ave. 250-245-3221. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special, www.facebook.com/the49thcafe

8am to 6pm, 2 for 1 workout at the Frank Jameson Community Family Fitness Centre, 810 6th Ave., 250-245-6424. . Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. www.ladysmith.ca.

9am to 7pm Ladysmith Golf Course – Golf all day for $10. Free coffee and doughnuts. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special

9:30am to 3:30pm, Ladysmith Visitor Centre will be open to answer your questions. Call 250-245-2112 or visit www.ladysmithcofc.com

9:30am to 6pm, Sealegs Kayaking, 2 for I single kayak one hour rental, at Transfer Beach. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. Call 250-245-4096 or visit www.sealegskayaking.com

10am to 4pm, Ladysmith Museum 721 1st Ave. Open with a special display on Transfer Beach Park’s history..

10:30am, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

11am, Art Exhibitions at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery “Cre-8”, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

11am, Hazelwood Herb Farm, 3576 Adshead Rd., is offering tours of the farm. FREE tours, Tea & Tastings 12-3pm. June is Basil Fest, for more information, call 250-245-8007 or visit www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com.

11am until closing, The Fox & Hound, 11 High St., is offering 10% off the delicious 1 piece Fish & Chips with coupon found in the June issue of TAKE 5 Magazine. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For information, call 250-924-1747 or visit www.foxandhoundsladysmith.com

2pm, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

3pm to 4:55pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

6pm to 7:25pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

Sunday, June 18

Ladysmith Lightening will be hosting the U12C Regional Softball Tournament – Aggie Field and Centennial Fields in Saltair, information www.ladysmithsoftball.ca

7:30am to 6pm, 49th Café, 2 for 1 specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, 1020 First Ave. 250-245-3221. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special, (www.facebook.com/the49thcafe)

8am to 6pm, 2 for 1 workout at the Frank Jameson Community Family Fitness Centre, 810 6th Ave., 250-245-6424. . Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. www.ladysmith.ca

9:30am to 6pm, Sealegs Kayaking, 2 for I single kayak one hour rental, at Transfer Beach. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. Call 250-245-4096 or visit www.sealegskayaking.com

10am to 2pm, Cedar Farmers’ Market. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, local products, organic fare and entertainment. The Market is in the parking lot at the Crow and Gate. FREE Event. www.cedarfarmersmarket.org

10am to 2pm, Ladysmith Museum 721 1st Ave. Open to answer all your questions on the history of Ladysmith.

10:3am, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

11am, Art Exhibitions at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery “Cre-8”, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

11am until closing, Hazelwood Herb Farm, 13576 Adshead Rd., is offering tours of the farm plus a plant sale and Tea & Tastings 12-3pm. June is Basil Fest, 250-245-8007 or visit www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com.

11am until closing, The Fox & Hound, 11 High St., is offering 10% off the delicious 1 piece Fish & Chips with coupon found in the June issue of TAKE 5 Magazine. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For information, call 250-924-1747 or visit www.foxandhoundsladysmith.com

noon to 4 pm, Ladysmith Museum open come in and walk through the history of the area. 721 1st Ave. 250-245-0423

1pm to 4pm, the Ladysmith Little Theatre will be having an Open House to showcase our community theatre. People can meet some of board members, our Artistic Director, some actors, Props Manager, Technical Director and other volunteers who help run the Ladysmith Little Theatre. There will be refreshments and tours of the theatre throughout the 3 hour Open House. Ladysmith Little Theatre, 4985 Christie Rd.

2pm, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit lmsmarina.ca

3pm to 4:55pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

6pm to 7:25pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

Rain or Shine our area has so many awesome things to do, during the Be a Hometown Tourist Weekend.

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