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Family Day Event at Ladysmith’s Historic Waterfront
February 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, February 21 is BC Family Day and the Ladysmith Maritime Society and the Ladysmith & District Historical Society invite the community to celebrate at their Family Fun on the Waterfront event from 11 – 3 pm.
Keeping COVID protocols in mind, most of the events are outdoors at the Ladysmith Community Marina and by the Industrial Heritage site located in the 600 block Oyster Bay Drive.
The heritage buildings complex, formerly part of Comox Logging & Railway Co. now includes the LMS Boat Shed where heritage vessels are restored. The LDHS Workshop is occupied by the impressive Steam Loci 11, along with other artifacts. You will get a chance to walk through the facilities and watch volunteers at work and ask them questions.
Just across from the site is the Ladysmith Community Marina. Come down to the docks and visit their floating museum and their heritage boat fleet on display. You’ll get a chance to warm up with some hot chocolate and see what you can discover with their underwater camera.
Don’t forget to stop at the Ladysmith Train Station before you head out. This building is in the process of being converted to a community space and this is your chance to share your ideas on its possible future. A used book sale by donation will be on the premises. So bring some loose change – it’s for a good cause!
This is a free event for all ages with slide shows, music, Snack Station, and a “Take Away” Activity table plus a free booklet based on Ladysmith’s waterfront heritage.
Remember afterwards to post your photos at #ladysmithheritage and share for a chance to win a prize!
BC Family Day also kicks off Heritage Week in BC. Follow LMS and LDHS’s Facebook for daily posts and virtual programming all leading up to the big wrap-up on Sunday, February 27 at 7 pm with the 2022 Ladysmith Heritage Awards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link. Zoom in or watch it live-streamed on the LDHS Facebook Group.
For more information on BC Family Day or BC Heritage Week, visit ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca or lmsmarina.ca