April 26th, 2017

Inside Scoop - June 9th at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

EXHIBITORS - Don't wait to book your booth for our second annual tourism trade show! Exhibitors can be from all tourism sectors in the region: recreation, accommodation, food & beverage, transportation and services. Please contact Anne at 250-752-0960 before May 6th to ensure you are included in the tourism event of the season.

We have lowered our prices this year to make the show accessible for all - 10 x 10 booths are only $150 ! You won't want to miss this full afternoon filled with fun, prizes, food, beverages and loads of great information including free customer service workshops for attendees and exhibitors alike. Industry workers still get in for free to ensure great attendance.  Call us today!
May Joint Qualicum Beach Parksville Chamber Meeting - Thursday, May 11th

Parksville will be hosting this year's Joint Chamber meeting at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre. 

Keynote speaker will be  Frank Bourree,
Frank is a Principal and owner of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. which  operates eight offices in BC with 110 staff. Catered by Spice of Life Catering, the cost will be $35 pp. Networking begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:30. 

Limited opportunities for showcase tables to promote your products or services.
  • All reservations to be made through PDCC, 250-248-3613 or linda@parksvillechamber.com
  • $35 payment at the door (cash, cheques made payable to Parksville Community & Conference Centre [PCCC], debit/credit).
  • 10 showcase tables will be held for QB Chamber members @ $50 + gst  - please reserve through Linda
  • reminder to members to bring cash for bar, 50/50 tickets
Candidates Tea in April 
Hosted by The Gardens at Qualicum Beach and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the PQB News, we are pleased to invite you to meet your Provincial Election candidates. There is still time to join us at The Gardens and meet:

Michelle Stilwell, BC Liberal Party on Wednesday, April 26 from 1:30-2:30 pm

Sue Powell, BC New Democratic Party on Thursday, April 27th from 10 - 11 am
Remember to bring your questions and comments! 
The Gardens is located at 650 Berwick Road North, Qualicum Beach.



This May we at the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce are taking part in Membership Mania, and we are counting on our members to get the word out that joining your local Chamber is Good For Business!

Why join? Because joining your local Chamber of Commerce gives your business credibility, and connects you to hundreds of local members. You'll also receive access to our Member Benefits and discounts ... we support local and advocate for you!

For the month of May our business members who refer a new member will receive a $20 event voucher to put towards the member meeting of your choice. The new member will also receive a $20 voucher to put towards their first meeting. 

Call Anne at 250-752-0960 for more information. Please note that affiliate, not for profit and individual memberships will receive a $10 event voucher.
FOODSAFE 1 offered by Enviro-Food Consulting

Monday, May 29 in the  Windsor Room - Qualicum Civic Centre from  9 am to 4:30 pm

The instructor will be Sally de la Rue Browne, CPHIC who is a Certified Public Health Inspector with Enviro-Food Consulting. As a member of the Qualicum Beach CHamber of Commerce, she is offering this course at a discounted fee for members. 
Clients include Kwalikum Secondary School, Beban Park Rec, Whole Foods & Red Robin Canada.

Chamber members will receive a discounted fee of $68.00!
Non-Members can register for $80.00.

Students can pre-register at:

Pre-registration of members will be required. A tax receipt is issued as well. Students will be qualified on the day after successfully completing the exam. A temporary certificate is issued and can be used until the official one is ready from Vancouver Island Health.

Please Join CruisePlus and Travel for a wonderful presentation by
AVALON Waterways Guest Speaker Alison Ramos

Topic: Avalon River Cruises and more
On Thursday May 11, 2017  3:30PM-4:30PM
Light refreshments will be served
Qualicum Beach Senior Centre
703 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Please RSVP with CruisePlus at 250-752-7224 or email:
Looking forward to seeing you there!
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Apr 26 - May 5
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 26 - Michael Garland: Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers
Thu 27 - Shari Ulrich - in concert with the Shari Ulrich Trio May 7 at Knox United
Fri 28 - Gail Sherson & Kirsten: Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Group Showcase this weekend at Nanoose Place.
           9:40 - events with Bill Dean.
Mon 01 - Kelly Valade, RDN plans for Youth Week
Tue 02 - Off the Cuff with Chris Burger
Wed 03 - Jill Davies: ORCA's Mothers' Day 5/10k
Thu 04 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney
Fri 05 - Joanne Sales: Broombusters
           9:40 - events with Bill Dean

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or e-mail dave.graham@jpbg.ca