Legion Facilitator Needed – July 21 Deadline

Our General Membership meetings take place in the upstairs hall of the Ladysmith branch of the Royal Canadian Legion at 621 1st Avenue.

Due to Brian van Acker leaving Ladysmith for greener pastures, we are now in need of someone who is responsible for opening and closing the access to the upstairs hall with a set of keys.

Please email webmaster [at] ladysmithdowntown [dot] com if you are interested in helping with this important task. It would be great to have this in place by the July 21st meeting.

Meeting

Membership Morning Meeting – July 21

Our General Membership meetings take place in the upstairs hall of the Ladysmith branch of the Royal Canadian Legion at 621 1st Avenue.

With the success of April’s evening meeting, we have decided to alternate  with mornings and evenings for 2016 to give everyone a fair chance of attending.

2016 Schedule

  • Thursday, July 21: 7:30 am to 9 am, upstairs at the Legion
  • Wednesday, August 17: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, upstairs at the Legion w/social mixer afterwards (location TBD)
  • Thursday, September 15: 7:30 am to 9 am, upstairs at the Legion
  • Wednesday, October 19: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, upstairs at the Legion w/social mixer afterwards (location TBD)
  • Thursday, November 17: 7:30 am to 9 am, upstairs at the Legion
  • Wednesday, December 21: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, upstairs at the Legion w/social mixer afterwards (location TBD)

Meeting

See you there!

Featured Business: Renee’s Soup & Sandwich

Renee and staff
Home-cooked meals

Open at 5 a.m., they specialize in home cooked meals, offering all day breakfast, have daily lunch specials, soups, sandwiches and a variety of desserts.

They are known for their “Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie”, cheesecakes and cinnamon buns.

When are you open?

Open Monday through Saturday, from 5 a.m. till 4 p.m.!

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Parallel Grocery, Pharmasave, Bouma Meats.

Lemon meringue pie
Best pie in town!

What inspired you to start your business?

I wanted a place of my own and I love to bake.

What is your business philosophy?

Good food,  friendly service and happy customers.

What is the secret to your success?

Home-cooked food and great staff.

Visit them at 720 1st Avenue or call on 250-245-4198.

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Old Tyme Christmas 2016 – Coordinator, Volunteers & Sponsors Needed!

Image courtesy of Michael Dean.

For this year’s event, we are looking for volunteers to assist with various tasks. Please let us know if you can help – we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for sponsors to help cover some of our costs, including coordination, horse and carriage buggies, supplies, marketing, insurance and other incidentals.  Any sponsor will be promoted on our marketing material. If you would be willing to help us put this event on by sponsoring, please contact Teresa  at 250-245-2277.

We are also looking for a Coordinator. This position is a paid, short-term contract that co-ordinates the businesses for OTC and reports to the Events Committee. Work begins in September and finishes the day after the OTC event, and can be done any time that the businesses are open. For more information, please contact Leslie Parent at 49th Parallel Printers on 250-245-1200.

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What is the Purpose?

The purpose of the “Old Tyme Christmas” is to host a community event that is family friendly. To encourage residents to wander around, bumping into old friends and making new ones. And to visit their local businesses and “shop local” during the busy Christmas season as well as highlight the town of Ladysmith as a shopping destination within the region.

What does the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association do?

We promote the event through local advertising, our website, eNewsletter and Facebook page, posters, as well as print a promotional map of all the locations where events are happening and distribute them through schools and town. There will be 2 horse and carriage rides by donation, child minding provided by Oceanview Church, visits with Santa in his house, choirs singing, a nativity scene, a candlelight walk and the Elf on a Shelf campaign.

What can you do?

We encourage businesses to host an event. In the past there has been popcorn given away, hot chocolate stations, crafts, in-store specials and so much more. Be creative… what can you do that will bring in people and expose them to your business at the same time? Give them a reason to come back! Please put your thinking caps on now.

This is open to all downtown businesses, with the exception of the Elf on a Shelf campaign. We would appreciate your membership as it would allow us to do more events like this. Please consider joining the LDBA, you can join online.

Elf on a Shelf (member only benefit) is a treasure hunt! We provide you with an elf for your shelf and community members come in to find it. This year we will be placing a sign “Find an Elf on a Shelf in this business” on your doors, to make it easier for elf hunters to know which businesses are participating. We will also be providing treats to hand out to kids for finding the elf. If you would like to donate treats please let Laura know. The elf on a shelf campaign is an opportunity to showcase your business to the community – perhaps to people who haven’t been in your business before.

We are also asking business to stay open late until 8pm on December 9th & 16th. If we build this up year after year, we will all be more successful at keeping people in town to shop. Sign up for late night shopping with Laura and be included in our marketing.

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