The Kinsmen received a $3,500 donation from Brian Marshall at Dunsmuir Investments.
The members of the Ladysmith Eagles Aerie 2101 donated $5,000 to the Transfer Beach playground project.
Presenting the $5,000 check is Aerie 2101 President Ted Walker (left) along with Eagles Provincial President Gerry Liu (centre) and Kinsmen Project Chair Duck Paterson (right) accepting the check.
Did you know that you can donate your recycling dollars to the new Transfer Beach Playground at Ladysmith’s Junction Bottle Depot?
Located east of the highway at 149 Oyster Bay Drive, it’s easy to get to. Cross over from 1st Avenue at Tim Horton’s/Home Hardware, turn right after Home Hardware, right again then it’s on your left.
As you can see, this Ladysmith resident donated $14.40 from 177 items returned!
Hey, it ALL counts!
Yellowpoint Lodge and the Hill family were very generous supporters of the playground that the Kinsmen built two years ago at Brown Drive Park. Richard was so impressed by the amount of work as well as the enthusiasm the Kinsmen and volunteers showed he said he wanted to see that continue.
Having great family attractions helps the entire area Hill said, and being done by volunteers is truly community.
In the picture accepting the $1,000 check is Chanel Dwinnell, the Ladysmith Kinsmen candidate in the Ladysmith Ambassador Program.
In early February, the Ladysmith Primary School had Popcorn Day, with all proceeds going to the new playground at Transfer Beach.
The members of the PAC and parents made popcorn all morning and then distributed it at 11:30 a.m.
Pictured are some of the Primary School Students and Kinsmen member Jason Kelland.
They raised $388.19.
The Oceanview Community Church will be holding the 3rd annual Eggs Benefit on Sunday, June 14, 2015, with all proceeds going to the new playground.
Eggs Benefit will feature over 12 local “celebrities” making omelets and the entire community is invited to come out.
The Ladysmith Eagles Auxiliary donated $1,500 to the new Transfer Beach Playground on January 22nd, to which the local Kinsmen and Rotary are working towards rebuilding. The playgrounds that are there were built by the clubs almost 20 years ago and now are showing their age.
Over the years rules and regulations, regarding playgrounds, have changed and new safety measures have been initiated. The plans for the new playground have been done up and the cost is expected to be around $175,000.
To date about $105,000 has been raised and both clubs are working on projects to raise the balance. It is hoped that the new playground can be ordered by June so that it can be in place by early summer.
The Oceanview Community Church will be holding the 3rd annual Eggs Benefit on Sunday, June 14 with all proceeds going to the new playground. Eggs benefit will feature over 12 local “celebrities” making omelettes and the entire community is invited to come out. It’s all by donation,
There has been an account set up at the Ladysmith Bottle Depot where folks to donate the proceeds (or partial proceeds) from their returns and also an account has been set up at the Ladysmith Credit Union for people to make donations there.
If anybody wants more information or to help out, they can contact us using our online form, Kinsmen Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263, or Rotarian Joe Friesenhan at 250-245-2646.
Total Raised so far: $105,000
We’re also happy that the Rotary Club has gotten on board and will be working with the Kinsmen on this community endeavour. It is hoped that more will come on and that way we can almost guarantee that all the funds ($175,000) will be secure by this coming summer. The goal is to have the new one in place by then as the 25 year old one is really starting to show it’s age and weather!
How you can Help
Right now the fundraising is at $105,000 so we do have some way to go in a very short time.
- People can donate their returnable bottles and cans at the Ladysmith Bottle Depot. Just tell them the funds are for the Transfer Beach Playground.
- You can also go into the Ladysmith Credit Union as there is a special account there and donate.
It ALL helps!!!
Kinsmen members Jason Kelland (Secretary) and Duck Paterson (Project Chair) accept a check from Stz’uminus Chief John Elliott and councillor Roxanne Harris from Stz’uminus First Nation.
The $5,000 donation, from the Stz’uminus community, is to help the Ladysmith Kinsmen rebuild the playground at Transfer Beach.
The Kinsmen members have committed to donating $20,000 (of which they have already sent $15,600 to the playground manufacturer) and are working on making the playground a “community project”.