Project Title:

Transfer Beach Amphitheatre Main Stage Tent and Storage Unit

Project Organization:

The Town of Ladysmith

Project Investment:

  • Island Coastal Economic Trust: $25,000
  • 4VI: $25,000
  • Total Budget: $50,000

Project Highlight:

The park is named after the transfer of goods between steamships and railcars that occurred in the area's history.

Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith is one of the Town’s most popular beach destinations and a gathering place for the Ladysmith and Stz’uminus First Nation communities. The amphitheatre is a multi-faceted community amenity and is widely used year-round for Ladysmith’s largest events, including Canada Day, National Indigenous People’s Day, Ladysmith Days, and the Day of Truth and Reconciliation 

The project will revitalize and enhance this key public outdoor event space by providing a central piece of missing infrastructure to frame and define the main event and stage area, adding protection and enhancing the overall aesthetics and experience. 

The innovative and versatile saddle-span tent will attract more performers and events, as it will provide protection from weather elements and be a major focal point of the main stage area. The on-site storage unit will eliminate transportation costs, minimize the risk of damage through transportation, and ensure the longevity and sustainability of the project. 

Island Coastal Economic Trust approved funding for this project in 2023 through the Community Placemaking program.