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Freezer Full of Meat – Winner!

Ladysmith town councillor, Jeff Virtanen, draws the winning ticket for the Kinsmen “Freezer Full of Meat” raffle on June 10th. The draw was originally scheduled for April 28th but due to the Covid-19 issue … the BC Gaming Commission gave the Kinsmen a couple of months to sell tickets and do the draw.

Jeff V pulling ticket

The winning ticket is number 0892 and the winning ticket was bought by Jasmine Golebans.

The freezer for the draw was supplied by Ladysmith Home Hardware and the meat contents were supplied by Bouma Meats. Funds raised through the draw are designated for the downtown public washroom project the Kinsmen are spearheading.

The club is still seeking funds and if people want to donate to this much-needed amenity can do it at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union.

New Officers for 2019 2020

Pictured after taking the oath of office are Jim Delcourt, president; Darrin Ball, vice-president; Marc Grills, director; Chris Saunders, secretary, Mike Richardson, treasurer; Mike Richardson, treasurer; Jason Kelland, vice-treasurer; Kevin Pugh, registrar and Steve Dinsmore, director.

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Saturday evening, September 28th, marked a special anniversary for the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club. It was the local organization’s 67th annual installation of officers. The third oldest Kinsmen Club on Vancouver Island hosted some special guests as well as spouses at a dinner and entertainment while recognizing their new slate of officers for the 2019/2010 Kin year.

James R. Delcourt was installed, for his second term, as club president while Darrin Ball was sworn in as vice-president. Chris Saunders took the oath of office as secretary, Mike Richardson was installed as treasurer and Kevin Pugh took the oath as registrar. The two directors sworn in are Marc Grills and Steve Dinsmore. Duck Paterson will assume the duties for risk management.

In his outgoing remarks, Delcourt thanked the club members for all their work this past year especially in their work in supporting the local food bank, to which they donated over $4,500. He also was proud of the Kinsmen’s support of a large number of youth teams and organizations.

As incoming president, Delcourt said he’s looking forward to hopefully starting the downtown washrooms later this fall, but the club needs to ramp up their fundraising efforts.

As part of the evening awards were handed out to some club members. The annual “rookie of the year” , as voted on by the membership, award was won by Marc Grills. The “president’s award” was won by two Kin this year. Dave Dunn and Steve Dinsmore were both honoured by the out-going president. The annual “chicken wings” trophy was won by Kevin Pugh and the “blooper” award went to Kin Mike Traer. The “kinsmen of the year” trophy was received by James Delcourt.

The Kinsmen Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7pm at the Festival of Lights building next to the cememtary.