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HomeTown Tourist Weekend

HomeTown Tourist Weekend!

 7th Annual HomeTown Tourist Weekend

June 16&17&18, 2017

Events and Discounts available for locals and visitors!

HOME TOWN TOURIST 2017

 

Lace up your running shoes, grab your cameras and get ready to play tourist in the 7th Annual “Be A Hometown Tourist” Weekend, June 17 and 18, 2017.

Spearheaded by TAKE 5, in partnership with many local groups, businesses and community-minded individuals, this campaign offers an opportunity for residents and visitors to discover the Central Vancouver Island communities of Ladysmith, Cassidy and Cedar. There will be free events, attractions, and activities as well as special offers from shops and services during that weekend.

“Some of the activities planned are harbour boat tours, farm tours and two-for-one kayaking specials, golfing specials and special menu items at local restaurants, just to name a few,” says Cindy Damphousse, who launched the campaign seven years ago and is excited by the response. “We often miss the treasures that are right in our backyard. This is a way for us to remember what an amazing place we live in.”

Damphousse said that the campaign was modeled after other programs that have been successful in many communities. “Amazing things happen in small places,” she says.

TAKE 5, which also publishes the “Explore Guide to Ladysmith, Cedar, Saltair & Chemainus,” believes we can help promote tourism by being our own town’s ambassadors.

Check out what amazing things we have in store for you during the “Be a Hometown Tourist Weekend’, June 17& 18, 2017. Please note some attractions and business require you book ahead of time. Listed below are the events that will be held this year, be sure to check back here regularly for updates!

2017 Participants & Events to date:

Friday June 16

Noon, 10th Annual Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. This is a great way to network with members of the business community and have some fun on the links. For info call 250-245-2112 or www.ladysmithcofc.com

 

11am, Art Exhibitions at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery “Beach Combing”, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

5pm, Dine on the Dock. The official kickoff for the weekend with a meet and greet. Come down to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina Welcome Centre and get to know your partners in the weekend, have dinner and see what’s happening at the dock! To reserve you’re your tickets, call 250-245-1146 or www.lmsmarina.ca

Ladysmith Lightening will be hosting the U12C Regional Fastball Tournament – Aggie Field and Centennial Fields in Saltair, information www.ladysmithsoftball.ca

Saturday June 17

6am, 2nd Annual Fishing for Fun Family Derby, Nanaimo Lakes at Old Mill Rd.

 

Ladysmith Lightning will be hosting the U12C Regional Softball Tournament – Aggie Field and Centennial Fields in Saltair, information www.ladysmithsoftball.ca

 

7:30am to 6pm, 49th Café, 2 for 1 specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, 1020 First Ave. 250-245-3221. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special, www.facebook.com/the49thcafe

8am to 6pm, 2 for 1 workout at the Frank Jameson Community Family Fitness Centre, 810 6th Ave., 250-245-6424.  Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special.

 

9am-7pm Ladysmith Golf Course – Golf all day for $10. Free coffee and doughnuts. be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special

9:30am to 3:30pm, Ladysmith Visitor Centre will be open to answer your questions. Call 250-245-2112 or visit www.ladysmithcofc.com

 

9:30am to 6pm, Sealegs Kayaking, 2 for I single kayak one hour rental, at Transfer Beach. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. Call 250-245-4096 or visit www.sealegskayaking.com

 

10am-4pm, Ladysmith Museum 721 1st Ave. open with a temporary display on Transfer Beach.

10:3am, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

11am, HomeTown Tourist Specials at Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe, #1-32 High St. 250-924-8486

11am, Art Exhibitions at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery “Cre-8”, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

11am, Hazelwood Herb Farm, 3576 Adshead Rd., is offering tours of the farm. FREE tours, Tea & Tastings 12-3pm. June is Basil Fest, for more information, call 250-245-8007 or visit www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com.

11am until closing, The Fox & Hound, 11 High St., is offering 10% of the delicious 1 piece Fish & Chips with coupon found in the June issue of TAKE 5 Magazine. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For information, call 250-924-1747 or visit www.foxandhoundsladysmith.com

 

 

2pm, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

3pm to 4:55pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

6pm to 7:25pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

Sunday June 18

Ladysmith Lightning will be hosting the U12C Regional Softball Tournament – Aggie Field and Centennial Fields in Saltair, information www.ladysmithsoftball.ca

7:30am to 6pm, 49th Café, 2 for 1 specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, 1020 First Ave. 250-245-3221. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special, (www.facebook.com/the49thcafe)

8am to 6pm, 2 for 1 workout at the Frank Jameson Community Family Fitness Centre, 810 6th Ave., 250-245-6424. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. www.ladysmith.ca

9:30am to 6pm, Sealegs Kayaking, 2 for I single kayak one hour rental, at Transfer Beach. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. Call 250-245-4096 or visit www.sealegskayaking.com

10am to 2pm, Cedar Farmers’ Market. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, local products, organic fare and entertainment. The Market is in the parking lot at the Crow and Gate. FREE Event. www.cedarfarmersmarket.org

10am-2pm, Ladysmith Museum 721 1st Ave. Open to answer all your questions on the history of Ladysmith.

10:3am, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

11am, Art Exhibitions at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery “Cre-8”, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

11am, HomeTown Tourist Specials at Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe, #1-32 High St. 250-924-8486

11am until closing, Hazelwood Herb Farm, 3576 Adshead Rd., is offering tours of the farm plus a plant sale and Tea & Tastings 12-3pm. June is Basil Fest, 250-245-8007 or visit www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com.

11am until closing, The Fox & Hound, 11 High St., is offering 10% of the delicious 1 piece Fish & Chips with coupon found in the June issue of TAKE 5 Magazine. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For information, call 250-924-1747 or visit www.foxandhoundsladysmith.com

12 – 2 pm, Ladysmith Museum open come in and walk through the history of the area. 721 1st Ave. 250-245-0423

1-4pm, the Ladysmith Little Theatre will be having an Open House to showcase our community theatre. People can meet some of our board members, our Artistic Director, some actors, Props Manager, Technical Director and other volunteers who help run the Ladysmith Little Theatre. There will be refreshments and tours of the theatre throughout the 3 hour Open House. Ladysmith Little Theatre, 4985 Christie Rd.

2pm, Ladysmith Maritime Society, 610 Oyster Bay Rd., will be running Harbour Boat Tours. No reservations required. $15 / person and a maximum of $40 for a family of 4 or more. For more information call 250-245-0109 or visit www.lmsmarina.ca

3pm to 4:55pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

6pm to 7:25pm, 2 for 1 Swim, Soak or Sauna at the Frank Jameson Aquatics Centre, 810 6th Ave. No reservation required. Be sure to ask for the “Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend special. For more information call 250-245-6424 or visit www.ladysmith.ca

Rain or Shine our area has so many awesome things to do, take some time for a family-fun day during the Be a Hometown Tourist” Weekend. You will be pleasantly surprised at what is right here in your own back yard!

Need more info? Email ads [at] take5 [dot] ca or call 250-245-7015