Linda Brown and Kimberley Barrett launch a lantern together at last year's Lanterns for Hope fundraiser at Transfer Beach. (Mike Gregory Photo).

Ladysmith Rotary Club moves lanterns fundraiser to weekend date

Rotary Club of Ladysmith has announced this year's date for the 4th annual Lanterns of Hope for Polio fundraiser at Transfer Beach.

Rotary Club of Ladysmith has announced this year’s date for the 4th annual Lanterns of Hope for Polio fundraiser at Transfer Beach.

The family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Transfer Beach from 5-7 p.m.

Last year’s event was held on a Thursday and organizers had previously said they were looking at changing the date to a weekend to make it more accommodating to parents with school-aged children.

Lanterns can only fly from 6-7 p.m. as per NavCanada regulations. Lanterns can be purchased for $5.

Last year over 300 lanterns were launched into the night sky at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre.