#CommunityGiving – Gord for Glenda – #Legacy

A legacy lives on… thank you, Gord.

In memory of his wife, Glenda Patterson, Gord Patterson donates to the Soup Kitchen. Pictured here with Soup Kitchen Coordinator Steve Gold (L) and LRCA Vice-President Cathy Hyndman (C). The Soup Kitchen gratefully thanks Gord Patterson (R) for his generosity.

Glenda Patterson is a name that will live on in the Ladysmith community forever. Most of the people who live here can close their eyes and the image of Glenda’s smile, the sound of her voice and the warmth of her heart are all easily recalled.

From her work at the Ladysmith Hospital Lab as the technician with the gentle touch and her tenure spent as a Ladysmith Town Councillor to her long list of volunteer efforts, her name floated through the air for decades with an energy filled with positivity and passion.

Glenda Patterson lived a life of humanitarianism. An inspiration for the Ladysmith community.

Years of service to her community left a hole when she passed this year on October 9, 2017.

Yet, her family was quick to continue her legacy with a Pay-It-Forward campaign on Go-Fund-Me.

Now the family continues her work through providing donations to Glenda’s favourite causes. One of these causes is the Ladysmith Soup Kitchen.

Even after she became ill, she dropped in whenever she could to ask about our guests and volunteers.  She never complained about her own situation. – Steve Gold

Message from Steve Gold about Glenda Patterson and the Soup Kitchen:

Glenda was one of the initial supporters of the Ladysmith Soup Kitchen.  She had a real heart for those in need in our community.  When we were located in the basement of the Eagle’s Hall, she would often drop in and offer to help with whatever needed to be done.  Glenda even made up flower vases to decorate the tables.

The soup kitchen provides hot meals to the community every Tuesday and Thursday

She got to know many of our guests and was genuinely concerned about their welfare.  Even after she became ill, she dropped in whenever she could to ask about our guests and volunteers.  She never complained about her own situation.  She was a pleasure to work with and we were blessed to have her as a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen.

– Steve Gold


Dates and times:

The Ladysmith Soup Kitchen is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Soup Kitchen is located in the basement of the Bethel Church at 1149 – 4th Ave in Ladysmith (corner of Walkem Rd. & 4th Ave.).  Entrance to the SK is from the rear lower parking lot off Walkem.

#CommunityGiving – Mischa Weisz Foundation

Two years ago, our first application for funding crossed the desk of Guido Weisz, the brother of Mischa. Mischa Weisz is a man who wished to leave a legacy. A legacy to make the world a better place.

Weisz believed investing in our youth and empowering people to succeed through unfortunate circumstances were two key methods to achieving the goal of his legacy.

We all have potential within us. – Mischa Weisz Foundation

The Mischa Weisz Foundation continues to support youth and counseling programs at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association wishes to express our gratitude to Guido Weisz for his contribution to the management of the fund and to the Mischa Weisz Foundation for creating a never-ending legacy that has enabled our organization to provide support to Ladysmith youth.

To learn more about the Mischa Weisz Foundation, please read about the contribution to UVIC here or learn about his book I Choose To Live here.

#CommunityGiving – Mid Island Co-op

Local Businesses Keeping Up Support for Community Essential Services

Mid Island Co-op presents the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association with a cheque to support the programming of the LRCA.

Mid Island Co-op is a proud supporter of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

Stanya Lawrence and the team at Mid Island Co-op believe in supporting community. To see the full list of their support for the mid-island area, please visit their website here.

The LRCA is grateful to be a recipient of the community giving of the Mid Island Co-op.

If you would like to donate to the LRCA, please visit our Canada Helps Donation Page.

Disability Parking Permit

You can purchase your Disability Parking Permit at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. Drop by and pick up an application to take to your doctor to fill out. You can check ahead of time most of the local doctors offices already have the application.

In most cases there is a charge from your doctor’s office for filling out the application. Once your application is completed bring it to the LRCA.

We are open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is a $20.00 charge for the actual permit (cash or cheque only). Remember DO NOT drive with your permit hanging from your rear view mirror. It is only to be displayed when you are in a designated disability parking spot.

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WE ARE OPEN                                                                                          October 2017 to  Jan. 2018
710 – First Ave.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“If the sign is out, we are open”

Will you house a homeless person this winter?

You can! As a part of the community, you have the ability to say “yes” to giving shelter to our members in need this winter.

BC Housing has completed the renovation of the Rialto Building where the Ladysmith Extreme Weather Shelter will be open when the weather calls this upcoming season.

Learn more about the Adopt-A-Night Campaign and how you can give shelter when the cold air, rain, hail and snow hits this winter!

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