March 1st, 2017

March Member AGM Meeting now at the Beautiful Beachfront Visitor Information Centre!

This month's meeting will be the new date for the AGM and will be held at the Chamber office at 2711 Island Highway West, March 15th beginning at 5:30. This is your opportunity to come down and see our offices if you haven't been by for a visit yet.

Rod Bealing the Executive Director of The Private Forest Landowners Association will be giving a presentation.

Gourmet selection of hot and cold appetizers, cheese tray and dessert selection catered by Galloping Gourmet. Wine and beer cash bar. Excellent selection of canned music. 

Tickets just $22 per person, call 250-752-0960 to purchase yours today! No ticket sales at the event!
Society's Act Transition Workshop

The Workshop : There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, officially proclaimed important changes on November 28, 2016. There will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. 

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their "transition application," with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition.

The Facilitator:  Martha Rans is the Legal Director of Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society (PLEO), which operates Artists' Legal Outreach and Law for Nonprofits programs. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, non-profit societies and visual and multimedia digital artists. 

We strongly recommend that attendees review our online resources prior to the workshop, so that they can come with questions about the transition process:
 Legal Self Assessment Tool
 Facilitated Webinar

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this workshop in partnership with the Town of Qualicum Beach on Friday April 7 at the Civic Centre starting at 9 am. This is a half-day workshop; Cost is $22 per person. Must be registered and paid by March 24th - first come first served. Don't delay - we already have bookings! 250-752-0960.

Breakfast and Learn

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to join us for breakfast on March 22nd from 8:30 am  - 9:15 am at Re/Max Anchor Realty Downtown Qualicum (113 2nd Ave.).

Elise Morgan and Mike Hrabowych from Integral Wealth Insurance Agents Ltd. would like to come talk about the Chamber Group Benefit Plan with you and buy you breakfast!

If you have ever had interest in learning more about group benefits, this is the breakfast meeting to join. They will review:
*what are group benefits? How much do they cost?
*the Chamber plan and all of the options
*bring your questions
*appointments will be available after the meeting to get quotes for your business (they can come to your place of business).

To RSVP: Anne at 250-752-0960 or
Or Elise at 250-753-1124 or
**Guess What ?!? We are Changing the date for Shredding Again! Now  at the Chamber March 13th 2017!

In Mid-March Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce has arranged for a mobile shredding service to visit Qualicum Beach.  Get out those  old files, bring them in banker's boxes to the Qualicum Beach  Chamber of Commerce by Friday, March 10th  and we will store them until Monday March 13th  when they will be shredded on-site. Your confidentiality is important. Boxes will be securely locked away prior to shredding.
Cost for full and partial boxes:
Chamber Members - $9.00/bankers box  
Non-members - $10.00/bankers box
Please call the Chamber at 250.752.0960 for more information and  to reserve a space in the shredding truck. First  come - first served!

RDN Recreation and Parks March Events and Programs
Parksville Lion's and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate
Last family skate is March 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Head to Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays March 5 and 12th from 12:15 to 1:45 pm.  Free Event. 
Dad's Night Out: Free Skate
Dads, bring the kids to Oceanside Place Arena and enjoy a free skate together on the pond Tuesday, March 7th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This free skate is sponsored by our partners at Building Learning Together. 
Spring Break Out Everyone Welcome Swims and Skates
Spend your spring break at Ravensong Aquatic Centre or Oceanside Place Arena. There will be everyone welcome swims each day of the week with organized games planned on Tuesday and Thursday. March 13-24 from 1:30 to 4:00p. Oceanside Place Arena will also host a variety of public skates. Regular admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at


Wednesday April 12, 2017  12-4 pm at the PCCC

Register online now to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD RATE of only $50 (available until March 4th at 5:00pm)    

PLEASE NOTE: Final deadline to register to be included in this special advertising opportunity is March 28 at 5:00 pm. 
Questions?  Contact Diana Jolly at 250.248.3205 ext. 236 or  
KSS Dry Grad Fashion Show

Please come out and celebrate The Grads of 2017, the last graduating class of the 90's. Watch as they strut their stuff along with some of the teachers on the runway on March 28th @ the Civic Centre.  We will have guest DJ, Gabby from NYC along with a special half time show with our very own Grad singing some last of the 90's hits,  she is also a member of BABY JANE and you will not want to miss this event!! There will also be a silent auction with some GREAT items.

Qualicum Beach Family History Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 15,  7pm at the Qualicum Legion.  The meeting will feature Family History questions from the membership, being addressed by a panel of experts.  Guests welcome.
(250) 954 0771 
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Feb 28 - March 10
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Tue 28 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox: the brain in love
Wed 01 - Bonnie Wallis: Parksville Rotary presents Casino Night March 11
Thu 02 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney
Fri 03 - RDN Rec & Parks Summer Break
             9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 06 - Brant Wildlife Festival preview with Robin Rivers from Nature Trust of BC
Tue 07 - Off the Cuff with Chris Burger
Wed 08 - Evelyn Clark with an update from the QB Chamber
Thu 09 - Oceanside Volunteer Association's Georgii March with opportunities
Fri 10 - tba

To book on the Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or e-mail