March 15th, 2017
Message from the Town of Qualicum Beach Town Logo

On Thursday, March 16th , 2017 from 7pm-9pm the Town will be hosting a presentation at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre to learn more about the Social Procurement process and how local vendors, construction contractors, service providers, non-profit leaders and organizations serving people with barriers to employment can be rewarded for diverse hiring practices and socially responsible supply chain partnerships.
Everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information please contact the Town at 250-752-6921.
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. There are a few spots left - call 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


Oceanside Women's Business Network Meeting
March 21 - 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Alison Donaghey instigates new ways of thinking. A thought strategist, speaker, radio host and author, Alison challenges business owners to suspend their beliefs, think the opposite and proceed with clarity. All women welcome.

240 Dogwood St. Parksville
$30/Members and $37/Nonmembers

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.

88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Mar 14 - 24
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Tue 14 - Living Well with Lisa Leger: Health Fair this weekend
Wed 15 - Kim Burden, Parksville & District Chamber
Thu 16 - Jo Dunn: Phil Dwyer at Knox United
Fri 17 - Amber Scotchburn, author of "Parenting... With a Twist"
          9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon- Monica Shore, Brant Wildlife Festival "Amazing Places"
Tue - SOS
Wed - Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers
Thu - MAC update
Fri - Rhonda Abduraman, Feat for Food April 2
         9:40 - events with Bill Dean.

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