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Ladysmith & Area HomeTown Tourist Weekend

June 18 - June 19

TAKE 5 heads up this popular annual campaign that brings together activities and events with fun in mind. Lace-up your running shoes, grab your water bottle and camera and get ready to play HomeTown Tourist on Father’s Day Weekend, June 18-19, 2022See below for the events and activities all in and around Ladysmith. Make sure you visit our website and follow us on Facebook for specials, discounts and the latest updates as more events come online. We can’t wait for HomeTown Tourist Weekend to begin!

We live in a community renowned for its natural beauty, waterfront, friendly people, arts, history and festivals! We invite you to discover our Central Vancouver Island communities of Ladysmith, Cassidy, Cedar, South Nanaimo, Saltair and Chemainus.

June 18

Citrus Cycles June 14-18, Get a FREE ebike test ride when you book an appointment online, citruscycles.ca/rentals, 9778 Willow St., Chemainus, 250-245-0402

Sealegs Kayaking Rent 1 Kayak or SUP for 1 hour and get a 2nd kayak or SUP rental of the same value for the same hour FREE! Transfer Beach Ladysmith, SealegsKayaking.com, 250-245-4096

JoVic Pottery 11am-4pm, Studio & Showroom Open House, 4781 Shell Beach Rd. Ladysmith, 250-245-8728

Ladysmith Golf Club– 380 Davis Rd., Ladysmith 250-245-7313 $17. for all day golf $12. for 9 holes.

Ironworks Café and Creperie, 9am-3pm, 2 for 1 Special Cinnamon Bun Crepe $12.50, Special for Ladysmith location 422 Esplanade Ave., ironworkscafe.ca

Ladysmith Museum 10am-4pm, New pop-up display + activities, 721 First Ave., 250-245-0423

Harbour tours with LMS, 10:30am, 2pm by request only, call 250-245-1146, $40/ family $15/ adult $7.50/ child, 611 Oyster Bay Drive, www.lmsmarina.ca

Frank Jameson Community Centre 2 for 1 admission with coupon. Ladysmith.ca

The Wheatsheaf Pub June 18, Lunch & Afternoon Live Music, Drink Specials, 1866 Cedar Rd.

Purple Pigeon Treasures 10am-4pm, Store wide sale 30% off, 440 First Ave. Ladysmith, Purplepigeontreasures.com

Walk in the Woods June 18, 10am-1pm, Join us for a “get to know the plant” walk in your local forest. We will poke around the underbrush together and enjoy some fresh air! Bring water and a snack.  NOTE: We will be meeting at the end of Whiting Way, located off of Yellow Point Road. Before beginning the walk there will be a lecture on harvesting ethics and safety. This lecture has a $30 fee and will be followed by a free educational plant walk. To register www.champagnehillbotanicals.ca/events

Camera Walk with Bob Burgess June 18, 1pm-4pm, Nanaimo Fish Hatchery Trail. Registration required email: editor@take5.ca

Ladysmith Health Food Store June 18, 10am-5pm, In-Store Specials, 531 First Ave., Ladysmith, 250-245-2123

Kids Zone & Bouncy Castle June 18, 11am-1pm, Hosted by John Surtees eXp RealtyLRCA , 630 2 Ave., 250-713-7253

Yellow Point Farms Live music Saturday afternoon ‘Woodley Range Band’, Coffee & Tea samples from ‘Whistling Whale’, Frozen Yogurt made with YP Farms fruit & the petting farm is open with new baby goats, 4756 Yellow Point Rd. Ladysmith, Yellowpointfarms.com, 250-619-9155

Top Drawer Boutique June 18, 10am-4pm, 20% off High Quality New & Slightly Used consignment, 411 First Ave. Ladysmith. the-top-drawer.ca

Transfer Beach Food Trucks 11am-7pm Schedule: facebook.com/transferbeachfoodtruckconcession

Ladysmith Little Theatre Open House June 18, Noon-4pm, 4985 Christie Rd., ladysmiththeatre.com

Kids’ Pirate Day June 18, 10am-3pm, Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina, 611 Oyster Bay Drive, www.lmsmarina.ca

Art of Brewing “Show & Tell” Wine, Beer & Cider kits on display. Tour the shop to see the beer and wine making process & enter to win a FREE wine kit, #15 -1156 Rocky Creek Rd. Ladysmith, artofbrewing.com

Hill Dash- Hosted by the LDBA, 11am High Street and First Ave. Relay teams register online at Ladysmith Hill Dash or in person at CrossFit Ladysmith, 521 First Avenue.

Running of the Balls- LRCA Fundraiser 12:30pm High Street and First Ave. $5 tickets available at the LRCA office, 250-245-3079 WIN a chance at three cash prizes valued at $500, $300 & $100.

Roberts St Pizza Opens early at 12noon, 20 Roberts St. Ladysmith, 250-245-1119

Fox & Hounds Pub- Restaurant– 11 High St., Ladysmith 250-924-1747 $6. for a pint of local draft beer.

June 19

Ladysmith Golf Club– 380 Davis Rd., Ladysmith 250-245-7313 $17. for all day golf $12. for 9 holes.

Frank Jameson Community Centre 2 for 1 admission with coupon. Ladysmith.ca

Sealegs Kayaking Rent 1 Kayak or SUP for 1 hour and get a 2nd kayak or SUP rental of the same value for the same hour FREE! Transfer Beach Ladysmith, SealegsKayaking.com, 250-245-4096

Ironworks Café and Creperie, 9am-3pm, 2 for 1 Special Cinnamon Bun Crepe $12.50, Special for Ladysmith location 422 Esplanade Ave., ironworkscafe.ca

Ladysmith Museum 10am-4pm, New pop-up display + activities, 721 First Ave., 250-245-0423

Harbour tours with LMS, 10:30am, 2pm by request only, call 250-245-1146, $40/ family $15/ adult $7.50/ child, 611 Oyster Bay Drive, www.lmsmarina.ca

Happy Father’s Day event 11am-2pm, “SMOKIES FOR THE LOCIE” Smokie or Hot Dog & Drink Special, BOX CAR FAMILY ACTIVITIES; Make a Father’s Day Card, Paint a Railway Spike, Play a Game, 614 Oyster Bay Drive at Heritage Place, the Comox Logging & Railway Rail yard, Locomotive Shop & First Aid shed, Ladysmith & District Historical Society Industrial Heritage Committee, 250-245-3075

Yellow Point Farms Live music Saturday afternoon ‘Woodley Range Band’, Coffee & Tea samples from ‘Whistling Whale’, Frozen Yogurt made with YP Farms fruit & the petting farm is open with new baby goats, 4756 Yellow Point Rd. Ladysmith, Yellowpointfarms.com, 250-619-9155

Transfer Beach Food Trucks 11am-7pm Schedule: facebook.com/transferbeachfoodtruckconcession

Purple Pigeon Treasures 10am-4pm, Store wide sale 30% off, 440 First Ave. Ladysmith, Purplepigeontreasures.com

JoVic Pottery 11am-4pm, Studio & Showroom Open House, 4781 Shell Beach Rd. Ladysmith, 250-245-8728

Roberts St Pizza Opens early at 12noon, 20 Roberts St. Ladysmith, 250-245-1119

Carol’s Crafters Artisan Craft Sale June 19, 10am-3pm, North Oyster Community Centre 13467 Cedar Road, exligh@shaw.ca

Art of Brewing “Show & Tell” Wine, Beer & Cider kits on display. Tour the shop to see the beer and wine making process & enter to win a FREE wine kit, #15 -1156 Rocky Creek Rd. Ladysmith, artofbrewing.com

Herbal Tincture Workshop June 19, 10:30am-12:30pm, Learn how to make your own herbal tinctures! A tincture is a herbal remedy that uses alcohol to extract the desired properties of a plant. NOTE: We will be meeting at Champagne Hill Botanicals shop, Bring at least four 125 to 250 ml mason jars to take your tinctures home in!  This workshop has a $75 fee (includes cost of materials). ****If this event has less than 5 registrants it will be cancelled. To register www.champagnehillbotanicals.ca/events

Cedar Farmers’ Market June 19, 10am-2pm, The perfect place for a Father’s Day stroll & a last-minute gift! 85+ vendors and many expert artisans. 1984 Woobank Rd., Cedar, cedarfarmersmarket.org 

Heritage Boat Festival June 19, 9am-3pm, Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina, 611 Oyster Bay Drive, www.lmsmarina.ca

Fox & Hounds Pub- Restaurant– 11 High St., Ladysmith 250-924-1747 $6. for a pint of local draft beer.

Details

Start:
June 18
End:
June 19
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