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Transfer Beach Playground Update

Total Raised so far: $105,000

The Kinsmen want to thank everybody who bought tickets for our meat draw, won by Linda Wicklund. It looks like we made a little over $2,200 to go towards the new playground at Transfer Beach!

Transfer Beach playground phase 2

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.

  1. People can donate their returnable bottles and cans at the Ladysmith Bottle Depot. Just tell them the funds are for the Transfer Beach Playground.
  2. You can also go into the Ladysmith Credit Union as there is a special account there and donate.

It ALL helps!!!

Stz’uminus First Nation Donation for Playground

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.

Jason, Duck, First Nations

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”.

Meet the Meat Freezer Winner

The Ladysmith Kinsmen wish to congratulate Linda Wicklund … who won the “freezer full of meat” raffle the Kinsmen had to raise funds for the new Transfer Beach Playground. The draw was held on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Linda, and her husband Greg, are residents of Ladysmith are residents of Ladysmith.

Linda Wicklund
Linda Wicklund

The Ladysmith Kinsmen also wish to thank the folks at Ladysmith Home Hardware for supplying the freezer and to Paul Bouma, of Bouma Meats in Ladysmith, for supplying the meat. The raffle raised over $2,200 to go towards the Transfer Beach Playground project.

The members of the Kinsmen, as well as their partners the Rotary Club, hope to have the necessary $175,000 raised by June 30th, 2015.