Get Berry Mania in Ladysmith this Saturday

A new family festival is ripening in Ladysmith Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Transfer Beach.

The 1st Annual Berry Mania Festival will be a fundraiser for the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. Admission to the festival grounds is by donation, but some activities, events and entertainment will require ticket purchase.

People are urged to get their tickets for a raffle with a grand prize of two round trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies, a second prize of a vase by Mary Fox valued at $800 and a third prize of two $500 gift certificates. A single ticket is $5 and you can get five tickets for $20. A limit of 4,800 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association located on 2nd Avenue in Ladysmith.

The winner will be announced at 8 p.m. during the festival at the amphitheatre.

Another part of the fun will be an RCMP Bike Rodeo for children aged 12 and under from 2-5 p.m. in the parking lot near the Kinsmen Kids Park.

Pre-register at the Resources Centre, by phoning 250-245-3079, or email