Coldest Night of the Year – Walk for the hungry, homeless and hurting

Taking steps toward sustainability…

Together each step makes a huge difference in our community.

Step 1 – Register to walk on February 24th!

Step 2 – Network to raise funds for your walk

Step 3 – Join hundreds who will walk across Canada to create awareness and funding for help in our community.

Three easy steps… take the first today! Register now!

For more event details, please “like” our Facebook Page and check out our events! Go direct to the Facebook Event.

See you there!

Annual General Meeting – January 24th, 2018

A piece of your heart, makes ours whole… the heart on the hill.

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting.

Our biggest asset is our volunteers. Every year we are amazed at the effort they bring to make our programs and events successful, the drive they have to create sustainability in our community and the passion for building a path of prevention to give our community members the best chance possible for success.

Giving a hand up to help everyone in our community who needs it.

What is a Board? They are another group of people we could not do without. They are our Board of Directors. They support and guide the whole organization. You can be a part of this incredible source of energy by putting yourself into the nomination ballot.

You can be a part of helping create the future of the LRCA. Want to vote? Become a member today.

Come and meet our staff. Talk to them about why they coordinate and deliver the programming provided by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. It is their heart and passion that creates a solid foundation here on the hill. It pours out of the doors, it seeps into the community and it spurs the growth of sustainability and positive paths for hundreds of people every week… through the delivery of necessary programs, the execution of community-building events and providing a warm and inviting place to come and find solutions.

There is more to an Annual General Meeting than numbers and voting in the next board members. There is an opportunity to be a part of something big in our community. Make a difference.

Join us. We look forward to seeing you.

You will never regret becoming a part of the heart on the hill.

Ladysmith Walkability and Accessibility Survey

The Ladysmith Community Response Network is undertaking a walkability and accessibility assessment of Ladysmith neighbourhoods. We are looking for feedback from Ladysmith residents to help address some of the key issues and barriers to a walkable, age friendly Ladysmith.  Take the survey:



Running of the Balls 2017 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

On June 24th, the LRCA joined with Rich Huggins and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association to host the Hill Dash and the Running of the Balls.

Pictures from the day can be seen here!

We are so delighted for the winners of the Running of the Balls:

*First Place $500 – Russ Barling and Shadow (thanks to Russ who donated some of his winnings back to the LRCA)
*Second Place $300 – Wendy Chapman
*Third Place $100 – Ray Good

Congratulations!!! And HUGE thanks to everyone else who supported our event!

We’ll roll again next year!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Your helping hands fill our heart!

Currently we need:

  1. Food Bank Co-Manager: Our Manager for the Food Bank would really appreciate help in the form of a Co-Manager to share responsibilities two weeks a month.
  2. BINGO BINGO BINGO: we need volunteers every Wednesday night so if you can help with a shift, 1 night, or every Wednesday, we’d love to have you!
  3. Concerts in the Park Ambassadors greeting the community and collecting donations: every Sunday in the Summer from 5:45  – 8:15 p.m.
  4. Emergency Weather Shelter (Nov through March)
  5. Ongoing…. Food Bank and Soup Kitchen.

For more information, email or phone Shirley at 250-245-3079.

Concerts in the Park kicks off July 2nd!!

Hey hey hey music lovers, this time next Sunday this year’s Concerts in the Park series will be kicking with two great performances, brought to you by the Layman Group, Financial Services.

First, opening this year’s series is Whitey Somers:

Since the age of 16 guitarist, recording artist, singer, songwriter Whitey Somers has been performing internationally, at festivals, concerts and clubs, sharing the stage with many talented musicians, such as Rick Fines, Stephen Fearing, Jeff Healey, J.P. Cormier, Kim Mitchell and The Bare Naked Ladies to name a few.

Finishing the night will be Mark Crissinger:

2017 Maple Blues Award Nominee Mark Crissinger performs over a hundred shows a year on Vancouver Island and beyond. He has been playing in pubs and clubs, festivals and fairs since 1987 and continues to play music throughout Canada each year.

We are so excited to be providing some great summer entertainment for you all on Sundays from 6-8pm, with the first show on Sunday, July 2nd. See you there!!!

Running of the Balls rolls into Ladysmith June 24th!

Come out and support the LRCA in our rainbow coloured ball drop down High Street in Ladysmith.

Tickets are on sale now to have your chance at winning cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100. See if your lucky ball will be the first to roll down High Street to the Victory Chute.

To get your ticket, stop by the LRCA, or call 250.245.3079 for the schedule of our community sales.