The Town of Ladysmith is honouring the memory of two residents.

Earlier today, a bench at the corner of First Avenue and Gatacre Street was painted in rainbow colours to honour Chuck Perrin and Josh Sikora.

Mayor, Aaron Stone says this bench carries a lot of significance.

The Canadian Institute of Planners named First Avenue the “Greatest Street in Canada” and Stone says Ladysmith is a special place because of its residents.

Staying on First Avenue, the famous Ladysmith Light-Up comes to town on November 30, and it marks the thirtieth anniversary of this renowned event.