February 22nd, 2017

Happy Chamber Week everyone!
Please see the link below for the release about Chamber of Commerce Week and the video that Val Litwin, President and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce  did with Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, Coralee Oakes.

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

Next 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 $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.

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 Community Awards presented at a special event held last Wednesday night at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. 

Congratulations to all of our nominees and recipients, it was truly our pleasure to recognize your dedication to our community.

Business of the Year, Sponsored by the Career Centre
Recipient of the 2016 Business of the Year is Arbutus Dental Clinic

Volunteer of the Year, Sponsored by Society of Organized Services
Recipient of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year is Eva Hilborn

Outstanding Customer Service, Sponsored by Pharmasave #182
Recipient of the 2016 Excellent Customer Service Award is John Beever

New Business of the Year, Sponsored by Katherine Wilk - Royal LePage - Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty
Recipient of the 2016 New Business of the Year is Alcove Homegrown Living

Newsmaker of the Year, Sponsored by The Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Recipient of the 2016 Newsmaker of the Year is Chesapeake Shores

Citizen of the Year,  Sponsored by Qualicum Foods
Recipient of the 2016 Citizen of the Year is Graham Beard

Also presented was the Coastal Community Credit Union Lifetime Achievement Award to Diane Kellas, lately of ReMAX First Realty in Parksville.

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thanks the volunteers who helped to make this evening a success and the support of our generous sponsors.
2016 Community Awards!

A huge thank you to our sponsors, we cannot put on this event without you each year!



And our fabulous TABLE SPONSORS this year:

Waypoint Insurance
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
TD Canada Trust
Qualicum Beach Farmers Market
Lois Grant, Remax Anchor Realty
Raymond James Qualicum Beach
Brightside Physiotherapy
Thalassa Restaurant & Memorial Golf Course
Expedia CruiseShipCentres
Coastal Colour Printing


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 members@qualicum.bc.ca
Or Elise at 250-753-1124 or elise.morgan@integralwealth.com
**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!
Reward Card
Chesapeake Shores

With the return of the successful Hallmark show Chesapeake Shores we are launching a reward card project for Chesapeake Shores staff. This project is designed to encourage local shopping by Chesapeake Shores Cast and Crew!

Last Chance to SIGN UP! 
Call Paige or Anne at (250)-752-0960  By February 24th 2017

**$20 administration fee**

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  www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.


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 diana@careercentre.org  
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.

For more information please visit our new website at www.forwardhouse.com.
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule Feb 21 - Mar 03
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Thu 23 - MAC update
Fri 24 - Ashley Vomacka & Stefan Lindeen: misophonia
Mon 27 - tba
Tue 28 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox
Wed 01 - Bonnie Wallis, President Parksville Rotary: Casino night Mar 11
Thu 02 - Lighthouse country correspondent Linda Tenney
Fri 03 - RDN Recreation & Parks spring break activities
            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