Main Event

On the third Saturday in August, First Avenue in downtown Ladysmith on Vancouver Island is lined with various makes and models of beautiful and treasured cars and motorcycles.

In 2018 the event will be held on Saturday, August 18th. It all starts at 10:00 am and wraps up at 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the north end of First Avenue. Arrive early as we’re limited to 260 entries!

2017 Winners

LDBA Poker Walk winners
The winners from the 2017 Ladysmith Downtown Business Association-sponsored Poker Walk are: 1st place, Nick Robinson from Crofton – 1965 Dodge Polara 880 Custom; 2nd place was Rod And Riki Philpott from North Saanich – 1965 Ford Ranchero; 3rd place, Mike and Lorraine Hare from Cobble Hill – 1956 Ford Thunderbird. Pictured with the winners is Sandra Narduzzi, representing the LDBA.

LDBA Poker walk:

  1. Nick Robinson from Crofton – 1965 Dodge Polara 880 Custom
  2. Rod And Riki Philpott from North Saanich – 1965 Ford Ranchero
  3. Mike and Lorraine Hare from Cobble Hill – 1956 Ford Thunderbirtd

The most sought after trophies are the People’s Choice Awards. These are the vehicles in the Show & Shine that the public deem the best. All spectators are offered a ballot and asked to vote for the vehicle of their choice. This year’s winners were:

  1. Bill Wilde from Duncan – 1930 Ford Model A
  2. D-Jay Nicholls from Langley – 1955 Chevrolet Wagon
  3. Greg Fishlock from Ladysmith – 1941 Chevrolet Pickup
  • Other Participants’ Choice: Ron Wratten from Cowichan Bay – 1956 Chevrolet Nomad.
  • Ladysmith Ambassador’s Choice: Gary and Laurie Schley with the Mid Life Crisis drag car from Nanaimo.
  • Best Paint sponsored by Little Valley Restorations: Patrick Jardine from Mill Bay – 1969 Dodge Dart.

Canada 150

This year, marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Show & Shine committee also had a special “Built/Made in Canada” award which was a draw from all registrations that indicated they were made or assembled in Canada.
The winner was Bob Burnett from Duncan the owner of a 1968 Dodge Dart. Unfortunately there is no picture available.

New Addition – Imports!

Next year’s 15th Show & Shine will have a new feature: we have permission from the Town to close a portion of High Street so that we can feature imports. We thought that this might be a different touch to the show. We will have British, Italian, German, and more in one location as sometimes these vehicles attract their own specific audience.

High Street also features the Fox and Hounds English Pub and the In The BeanTime Cafe, both of which will be having special  features for both show participants and spectators.

Also along  High Street you’ll have the opportunity of stopping into Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe with it’s huge variety of old fashion candies and ice cream. Also Red’s Emporium full of great treasures from year’s gone by and gently “pre-loved” articles.

Pre-registration is $15.00 until August 8th, 2018, then after that date, registration is $20.00 per vehicle entry.

Download registration form

Forms can either be mailed to:

c/o Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine
PO Box 1396
Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9

or the form may be dropped off at Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants, 101 – 626 First Avenue, Ladysmith.

Please make cheques payable to Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine.

Partial proceeds from the show are donated to local area charities.

Ladysmith Lions Club Concession

Lions ClubThe Ladysmith Lions will again be having their food trailer at the Show N Shine.  Located next to the main stage, on High Street, the Lions will be serving their famous breakfast sandwich from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

They will have their regular fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and other goodies.

Kinsmen Beer Garden

Ladysmith KinsmenThe local Kinsmen Club  will be hosting a beer garden this year, located in the parking lot of Dunsmuir Square (Kitchener and First Avenues).

The Kinsmen will be quenching the thirst of adults as they tour the hundreds of impressive vehicles that will be featured along First Avenue, as well as High Street.  All the proceeds from the Kinsmen’s Beer Garden go to projects that the club members do throughout the community.