May 2022

Sailpast Saturday, May 7 the Ladysmith Yacht Club is celebrating their Opening Day & Sailpast, a tradition that began nearly 200 years ago. Everyone is invited to this FREE event at Transfer Beach Park. Red Dress Day May 5 is national Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. Watch for local initiatives in the community and remember to hang your red dress as a sign of solidarity.

April 2022

In acknowledgement of Earth Day on April 22 a “green” thread runs through the latest TAKE 5. There is a lot of good work being done for the planet locally and abroad. Individuals, groups, businesses and governments are making changes in positive ways.

March 2022

Just a friendly reminder as we are now working on our April issue, deadline to book space is Tuesday March 15. This is our popular annual “GREEN” theme edition – you do not want to miss this one.

Call our office today to reserve your spot. 250-245-7015 or email .

February 2022

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December 2021

We’d like to thank each of our readers, advertisers and contributors for supporting the TAKE 5 family. And I’d like to thank our hardworking office – you are the best of the best.
So strap on your seatbelts, everyone. We are blasting into 2022. Wishing you an out-of-this-world holiday. – Marina Sacht and the TAKE 5 Space Cadets

November 2021

HERE IT COMES! The Ladysmith Festival of Lights is back but without the events. I know I speak for others as well when I say that a walk through downtown with a stop for a treat (or two!) is a highlight (pun intended) of my holidays. So let’s keep that sparkle of enthusiasm growing as the holidays near, and be grateful for the bounty we have.

Aggie Hall and Quentin Goodbody

LDHS Receives Federal Grant to Celebrate Aggie Hall Centennial

The Ladysmith & District Historical Society and the Town of Ladysmith are thrilled to announce the receipt of a $15,300 Federal grant from the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program for the community to commemorate the 100th anniversary of construction of the Ladysmith Agricultural Hall (Aggie Hall). In November 2021, the Federal Government of Canadian Heritage granted funds for the purpose of hosting this event on September 22nd, 2022.

October 2021

COZY UP with TAKE 5! Goodbye flip-flops, hello pumpkin-spice, corn maze, thick sweaters and turkey dinner. As I step outside, a flock of geese big enough to darken the sky passes overhead. “Honk! Honk!” I yell back, wishing them well on their southern migration. Just a friendly reminder as we are now working on the November …

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