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Kids Pirates Day Online August 24-28

By August 19, 2020event, Uncategorized

Kids Pirates Day Online August 24-28

Ladysmith Maritime Society presents Kid’s Pirate Days Online August 24 to 28

You will have heard the rumours, seen the announcements in Take 5 and the Chronicle or learned from a friend…: “The Ladysmith Maritime Society’s annual Kids’ Pirate Day goes virtual in the summer of 2020.” Maybe even viral…

Starting on Monday, 24 August 2020 at 03:00 pm the first episode of this year’s Virtual Kids’ Pirate Event will be posted on the internet. (  On every day until Friday, 28 August 2020 there will be a new episodes.  30 minutes in duration each – has been created with contributions by volunteers, amateurs and professionals. Each of the daily show focusses on a different theme related to the imaginary world of pirates. Episodes are magazine style  fun-filled programs including a colorful mix of maritime information, participatory activities, stories, treasure hunt, jokes, quizzes with opportunities to win prizes and more.

There will be something for everyone and every age. You may recognize a neighbour or friend known in your community that has gone “pirate”. The target audience for the event is 4-12 years old but parental guidance and participation will help create an enjoyable experience.  Should you miss an episode, no worries. The episodes will remain posted and accessible on the web.

200 kit bags have been prepared by the enthusiastic pirates of the Royal Bank branch in Ladysmith. The bags are filled with pirate paraphernalia and materials needed for the participation in some of the instructional segments, e.g. how to tie a nautical knot or how to make a balloon animal. Other activities include coloring wooden parrots and creating your own pirate attire.

The kit bags will be handed out in Ladysmith outside the RBC Bank, and at the Pirate on the dock, Ladysmith Community Marina, 611 Oyster Bay Road, from 10:00 to 12 noon on Friday, 21 August 2020. 

Even if you miss out on a kit bag, or if you live farther away, you can still participate. The LMS website will provide a description of the kit bags’ content and offer downloadable patterns etc. to create kit content at home or to improvise with materials readily available.

This novel and unique project was made possible through the support, participation and enthusiasm of many volunteers, the Royal Bank of Canada in Ladysmith , BC Gaming, the Town of Ladysmith, Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, LaFF, The Chronicle, Take 5, and many others.


Please spread the word and help us to create a fun-filled week.

Questions?  Please send an email with the subject line of “Pirates” to

Further details and link:

Additional information:  Richard Wiefelsputt 250245-1146 or Marnie Craig, 250-245-4578.