2020 Calendar of Events

We are listing some of the main events in town for 2019 that businesses can plan for and around.

January

  • 16th @ 5:30 pm: Membership meeting @ Fox & Hounds

February

  • 20th: Membership meeting

March

  • 19th @ 5:30 pm: AGM

April

  • 16th: Membership meeting

May

  • 21st: Membership meeting

June

  • 18th: Membership meeting

July

  • 16th: Membership meeting

August

  • No membership meeting
  • 22nd: Light up the Night
  • 23rd: Arts on the Avenue

September

  • 17th: Membership meeting

October

  • 15th: Membership meeting

November (no membership meeting)

  • 26th: Light Up kicks off Festival of Lights

December (no membership meeting)

  • 4th @ 5pm: Old Time Christmas
  • 11th: Friday Late Night Shopping I
  • 18th: Friday Late Night Shopping II

Membership Meeting – Feb 20 @ Davis Road School

The next meeting in 2020 will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 20th.

Location is the temporary Art Gallery at the old Davis Road School. Enter from Parkhill Terrace.

Johnna Puusa from Work BC will present the Wage Subsidy program, customized employment, and how to tap into Work BC labour pool. Start planning for 2020.

We are still working on a more permanent location.

The Coldest Night of the Year – Feb 22

Dear Business Owner,

On February 22, 2020, Ladysmith has something to celebrate – and so could you! That’s the night folks in Ladysmith will join thousands of others in 100+ cities across Canada in “The Coldest Night of the Year”, a 2, 5 and 10 km winter walk-a-thon in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.

In Ladysmith, we’ll be walking for the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. Once again, the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) is partnering with Blue Sea Foundation (the creators of Coldest Night of the year) to host this amazing event. The LRCA serves the homeless, poor and hurting in our community by providing shelter, clothing, food, household essentials, and support services all supported by a dedicated group of volunteers and staff. We do this through the operation of our extreme weather shelter, soup kitchen, food bank, counseling services, seniors advocacy office, family and youth support services, early years programming, family counseling and more. Please see our Highlights sheet to see the impact we are making in the community.

Our goal in the WALK is to raise $20,000 with the support of 18+ teams and 75+ walkers. I’m writing to you to ask for your support in one or even two ways:

1. Sponsorship

First, would your business consider sponsoring our event with an investment of $250, $500 or $1,000? There are many benefits to being a sponsor. Please reach out to me for more information and how you can become a sponsor: christy [at] lrca [dot] ca

2. Participation

Second, would you also consider engaging the WALK by registering a team and recruiting 8-10 employees to walk and raise money with us that night?

The WALK is something special. It’s fun, challenging and meaningful. The LRCA is also something special and its work and service in our community are essential. Please consider joining us by walking and sponsoring this great event.

And remember, its cold out there.

Warmly,
Christy Wood
Ladysmith CNOY Event Director and Executive Director of the LRCA
christy [at] lrca [dot] ca / (250) 245-3079

The Coldest Night of the Year is operated under the charitable and financial oversight of Blue Sea Philanthropy, (BSP). BSP is a public Canadian foundation registered CRA – 819882655RR0001

Parking in Ladysmith – Friendly Reminder

We want to make sure that you and your customers have easy access to and know about free downtown parking options.

We would like to ask that all business people, owners and employees please park in the designated parking lots and not on First Avenue and side streets.

We must ensure that there is available parking adjacent to the businesses where customers are shopping and doing business.

Ease of parking is directly related to customer traffic in our stores and businesses, the more easily a customer finds a parking spot near their intended destination, the more likely they are to patronize that business. And we can always use happier customers and more business!

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