August 30th, 2017
Member Meeting September 20th!

Summer holiday is almost over and member meetings will resume this month! We're going to Pheasant Glen for a steak bbq and buffet, always a crowd pleaser. Networking begins at 5:30.

Our speaker will be Vaibhav Syal from Indus Travel, who will tell us all about their new partnership with the Canadian Chamber and the brand new Chamber Travel Program.

To get your tickets please call Anne at 250-752-0960. Tickets are $30.  
Federal Government Tax Reforms

Tax changes on the horizon are damaging to businesses that form the backbone of many Canadian communities.  Statistics show that anywhere between 85-90 per cent of businesses in Canada are small and medium-sized and, according to July 2017 Statistics Canada data, nearly 50% (1,297,000) of (2,825,300) self-employed Canadians head businesses that are incorporated (either with or without paid help). Incorporated companies are not only large - they are small too!
Businesses need to be aware that tax changes announced by the federal government will be harmful. Get involved. Write your Member of Parliament - we've got the tools. (If you would like the template emailed to you as a Word document,  Tell your story. Your MP needs to know how the proposed tax changes - the greatest in 50 years - will affect your business. Find your MP here: .

Mark your calendars for the first Qualicum Beach Makers Faire!
Saturday, September 23rd, 9am - noon
Qualicum Beach Community Hall

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for makers - anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. We are hosting a Maker Faire in order to showcase the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers.

There will be some opportunities for for demos on stage, so please let us know if you are interested in booking one for your project.

Costs for a booth are $30 (exhibition table), $40 if you are selling any product. Makers are permitted to share booths.

To get your own booth space please call 250-752-0960 or

Deadline for booking is September 9th.
Win a Trip to Oktoberfest, in Germany! 

Raffle tickets now on sale, in support of the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach. 
1st Prize - $2000 Travel Voucher with $500 spending money
2nd Prize - Napoleon Prestige natural gas bbq

Only $20!!

To be drawn at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, October 13th, 2017 at 9pm during Oktoberfest. Need not be present to win. 

Call the Qualicum Beach Chamber at 250-752-0960 or Norm and Marion Watts to purchase tickets. Also available at the Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre or Rotarian members. 

Businesses - there are sponsorship opportunities for Oktoberfest, please contact the Chamber at 250-752-0960 if you would like to learn more.

Oceanside Community MakerSpace

133 McMillan St., Parksville - ground floor of the McMillan Arts Centre
Open House Wednesdays from 6-9pm

Come on down Wednesday evenings and check out this brand new community makerspace! Major activities will include Computing, Electronics, Robotics, 3D Printing, Model and Tool Making, some support for related arts, crafts and hobbies. 

Providing a space that fosters creativity through sharing and developing expertise in a wide range of practical skill for fun, personal interest and community enhancement.

A project of Ocenaside Building Learning Together Society.

47th Annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair
Sponsored by BowHorneBay Community Club. 
In Qualicum Bay at the Lighthouse Community Center September 2nd from 10-4. 

A great family event with activities for all ages. 
Eats from various food trucks and concessions. 
Kids under 12 FREE admission and all kids activities. Petting zoo, pony rides, mini train, bouncy castles, Malahat Marauders, British Cars, Fire Trucks, vendor and service club booths, two stages with music all day. Check out the Fall Fair exhibits from the talented locals who submit entries.
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Aug 30 - Sept 08
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 30 - Judi Malcolm: BLT Blue Bus Blues Barn Dance
Thu 31 - tba
Fri 01 - tba
       9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 04 - Labour Day holiday
Tue 05 - Off the Cuff with Chris Burger
Wed 06 - Parksville Museum: Urban Farm School
Thu 07 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney
Fri 08 - Bronwyn Brown,  Literacy & ESL Settlement Assistance Coordinator/Instructor
       9:40 - events with Bill Dean

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or