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Sonic the Movie – Open for Business!

You may have noticed a makeover in town, turning Ladysmith into “Green Hills, Montana”. Ladysmith is open for business!

Paramount Pictures is budgeting upwards of $7 million for this film shoot that will set a computer-generated hedgehog with supersonic speed loose on the streets of Ladysmith.

The animation/live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie brings the video game icon created by Sega in the early 90s to the big screen and is anticipated to be in theatres in November 2019.

“We searched all over B.C. and have chosen Ladysmith as our hero town for our movie,” said Abraham Fraser, the location manager for the film.

Filming will be taking place along First Avenue, between Roberts Street and Gatacre Street.

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Here is the schedule:

Here are the road closures times:

Morning Membership Meeting – Sept 20

We usually meet at the Waterfront Art Gallery for our membership meetings. Entry is on the front of the building, go upstairs (turn right and come through to office if we are not in the gallery on the left).

The next meeting on Thursday, September 20th, at 7:30 am. Please join us to learn from a panel of experts on what it takes to keep you and your business safe:

  • Ken Brissard: Staff Sergeant for Ladsymith RCMP
  • Chad McGillivary: Emergency Preparedness
  • Sam Day: Network Architect Information Systems at Island Savings

Please join us for coffee and muffins.

Waterfront Art Gallery

Biz Buzz 2018 – Sept 28

Join the Chamber for the 2nd Annual Biz Buzz Symposium + Expo featuring an exciting line up of Speakers and terrific networking opportunities.

This year, the event will be held at Aggie Hall and will run from 10:30 am until 6:30 pm.  There will be an added element for marketing opportunities with a Business to Business Trade Show offering a limited number of display booths.

The LDBA will have a booth – if you would like to display discount coupon, brochures etc., please drop your info to Salamander Books and we will pick up and display.

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2018 Calendar of Events

We are listing some of the main events in town for 2018 that businesses can plan for and around.


  • 18th @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery


  • 15th @ 5:30 pm: AGM @ Fox and Hounds


  • 15th @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery


  • 19th @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery



  • 21st @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery
  • 24th: Hill Dash & Running of the Balls


  • No morning membership meeting
  • 19th @ 5:00 pm: Social mixer @ Crossfit on 1st Avenue


  • No membership meeting


  • 20th @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery
  • 28th: Biz Buzz @ Aggie Hall


  • 18th @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery


  • 15th @ 7:30 am: Membership meeting @ Waterfront Art Gallery
  • 29th: Light Up kicks off 31st Festival of Lights

December (no membership meeting)

  • 7th: Old Time Christmas (TBC)
  • 14th: Friday Late Night Shopping
  • 21st: Friday Late Night Shopping

Ladysmith Eateries Nominated for Black Tie Awards

The Duncan Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for the 2018 Black Tie Awards and several Ladysmith businesses made the cut. This year marked the greatest number of nominations ever received in Black Tie history – 155 nominations.

Customer Service

Nominees demonstrated excellence in customer service, going above and beyond the call of duty, always ready and willing to help with a smile.

Business Achievement Categories

Nominees operated a successful business or social enterprise & demonstrate initiative, community involvement, sound business & human resource management, creativity & consistent growth. The Business Achievement nominations were  considered according to the number of employees.

The results were announced on April 7th at Brentwood College School.