Be a HomeTown Tourist weekend is June 15 & 16, 2013 in Ladysmith and area.
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We live in a community renowned for its natural beauty, waterfront, friendly people, arts, history and festivals! We invite all residents to discover our Central Vancouver Island communities of Ladysmith, Cassidy, Cedar, South Nanaimo, Saltair and Chemainus. Join us as we launch the third annual Hometown Tourist weekend. The event on June 15 and 16 offers locals an opportunity to discover some of the special attractions and shops and services in their own hometown. Often we overlook the treasures that are in our community. This campaign serves to remind us of the wonders that are literally in our backyard. On June 15 and 16, grab your camera and get ready to play tourist in your hometown. Amazing things happen in a small town!
Check out what amazing things we have in store for you during the “Be a Hometown Tourist Weekend’, June 15 &; 16, 2013. 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!
2013 Participants & Events to date:
Ladysmith and Area Accommodation Association are hosting an open house tour will be Saturday June 15 from 12 – 4:30 pm. This is always a favorite part of Home Town Tourist Weekend. Make a plan to attend, pass it along! Enter the draw for a Grand Prize Staycation. No reservations required
Creekside B&B 3969 Godkin Rd. 250-245-7966 creeksidebnb.com
Hawley Place Bed and Breakfast 302 Hawley Place 250-245-4431 hawleyplacebandb.com
Island Estuary Bed & Breakfast 302 Roland Rd 250-245-0665 islandestuary.ca
Page Point Inn 4760 Brenton Page Rd 1-877-860-6866 pagepointmarina.com
Kiwi Cove Lodge 5130 Brenton Page Rd 1-866-303-5494 kiwicovelodge.com
Blanket and Spoon Bed & Breakfast 4853 Aho Rd. 250-924-1414 blanketandspoon.com
Kozy Corner Bed & Breakfast 13740 Long Lake Rd. 250-245-0067 kozycorner.ca
Thistledown Farm B&B Guesthouse 2689 Cedar Rd. 250-722-7223 thistledownfarm.ca
http://www.ladysmith-bc-accommodations.com/ – FREE
Ladysmith & District Marine and Rescue Society Dinner and Casino Fund Raiser Night. Come out and support the LDMRS for all the amazing work they do on the water. They are raising fund to purchase a new Fast Rescue Craft. Plan to attend June 15 doors open at 5pm at the Aggie Hall 1110 1st Ave Ladysmith. Entertainment, silent auction, 50/50 draw and raffel prizes 1 kayak or 2 days guided fishing tour 2 night stay in Port Renfrew. Tickets $ 40.00 for more info check out the facebook page
Hazelwood Herb Farm will be participating again with free tours of the farm, tour times will be 11:00 and 1:00 on Saturday, June 15. This year we will be focusing our tour on herbal teas that you can grow in your garden. 3576 Adshead Rd Ladysmith, BC V9G 1H6 (250) 245-8007 http://www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com/ – FREE No Reservation Required
Sealegs Kayaking Saturday, June 15 9:30am–6pm ‘Two for One’ Rent 1 single kayak for one hour at the regular price the 2nd single kayak rental is free. No Reservation Required
Sunday, June 16 – Happy Father’s Day! Wildlife Kayak tours for Dads are HALF PRICE today! Kids 5 and under – FREE. Tour times – 10 a.m and 1 p.m. Call 250-245-4096 to book your tour www.SealegsKayaking.com
Adventure writer Jill Collins will be hosting a nature walk for families at Stocking Creek Park – FREE Join in on a family nature walk on June 15 at 10:30 am with Jill Collins at Stocking Creek Park. The walk features, beautiful natural surroundings, interpretive signs, wide groomed trails as well as narrow dirt beaten paths and a plunging waterfall that will awaken your adventurous spirit. There will be opportunities for young and old to play in the water, dress accordingly (sturdy sandals best). No Reservation Required
Park access on Thicke Rd off of Chemainus Road. Watch for a small blue sign. From parking lot walk down gravel path at will lead to picnic table. Walk will begin at 10:30am.
Things to bring:
Sturdy footwear, weather appropriate. If sunny, sturdy sandals recommended for the ultimate adventure experience.
Sunscreen and bugspray
Light jacket or long sleeve shirt
Snacks and water
Lunch, mingle and chat with Jill and other families after the walk
Any questions or concerns please email Jill at onthebeatenpath [at] gmail [dot] com
Preregistration for a chance to win a cool prize package. Register by liking On The Beaten Path’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/onthebeatenpath and post “Stocking Creek Park” as a comment or email Jill and enter “Stocking Creek Park” as the subject line.
Have to register and be there to win! Looking forward to seeing you on the beaten path.
Ladysmith Maritime Society Harbour Boat Tours will be running 11 am – 3 pm during Home Town Tourist Weekend! Make plans for a great time on the ocean! No Reservation Required http://www.ladysmithmaritimesociety.ca/
Friends of Morden Mine, www.mordenmine.com, are pleased to support Hometown Tourist Weekend by offering free on demand tours of Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. Tours will provide information about Morden Colliery’s 100 year old history as well as about Friends of Morden Mine’s continuing endeavours to ensure that Morden’s unique, still standing structures survive as monuments to early coal mining days and industrial innovation. No Reservation Required
Ladysmith Museum will be having extended hours 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The museum phone number is 250-245-0423. Drop by and ask one of the many volunters to give you a tour. No Reservation Required http://www.ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca/ladysmith-museum.html
2 for 1 Golf at Cottonwood Golf Course during Be A Home Town Tourist 7am – dark call 250 245-5157 to book your tee time http://www.cottonwoodgolfcourse.com/
Customer Appreciation Day June 15 12pm – 4pm at Eaglequest Golf 1601 Thatcher Rd. 250-754-1325 Free hot dogs, range swing tips, contests and prizes. On June 16 join them for Taylor Made Demo Day 11am – 4pm. No Reservation Required
Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery 610 Oyster Bay Dr. Ladysmith 250-245-1252 will be having extended hours for gallery and studio viewing from 10am – 4pm. No Reservation Required http://www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com/
Ladysmith Historic Downtown Walking Tour with local historian Rob Johnson. RJ Walking Tours – FREE
Page Point Bistro 4760 Brenton Page Rd, 250 924-1110 11:30am – 9pm http://www.pagepointbistro.com/ - HTT SPECIALS No Reservation Required
Work Out, swim, soak or sauna, 2 for 1, Frank Jameson Community Centre 250-245-6424 Fitness Centre 8am -6pm Sat. & Sun. Aquatics Centre 3:pm – 4:55 and 6pm – 7:25pm Sat. & Sun. for more information www.ladysmith.ca No Reservation Required
49th Café, 2 for 1, Speciality Coffee Drinks and smoothies 1020 1ST Avenue, Ladysmith,250-245-3221 open 7:30am – 6pm This is a great place to stop and recharge after touring our beautiful area. No Reservation Required
St. Phillip Church in Cedar is hosting a garden tour June 15 from 2 – 6 pm call Earl at 250-722-2345 for ticket information. Tickets $ 10
MISSI – Nature event TBA – free No Reservation Required
Amazing things happen in small towns!
For a full list pick up a copy of the TAKE 5 June 2013 edition.
Interested in being a participant? Click here for details
Need more info? Email ads [at] take5 [dot] ca or call 250-245-7015