May 18th, 2017
Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre hours will be changing May 23rd to 7 days a week 9am - 6pm. Come on down to check out all the new 2017 information!
 

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.
RDN May Events and Programs

Red Cross Emergency Youth First Aid with AED/CPR 13-18yrs
This course is designed to teach youth about injury prevention. Home hazards, safety education, CPR, automated external defibrillation and first aid skills for common emergencies are all covered. Retraining is recommended every 3 years. Qualicum Commons on Friday, May 19th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, cost is $84.40. 

Pro D Day Everyone Welcome Swim
Enjoy Ravensong Aquatic Centre during your day off from school. The diving board, rope swing and a pool toy will be available for you to enjoy. Friday, May 19th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Reduced rate admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
 
Jungle Book Family Swim
Get ready to rumble in the jungle at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. You will have a howling good swimming time at Ravensong with jungle music, dancing and swinging on the Tarzan rope. Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Regular admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
 
Sea Lion Sea Kayaking Tour
The California sea lions make the Oceanside area their home from October to May. We paddle past their haul-out and watch as they cavort and fish in the local waters. Perfect for beginners, these tours include a certified guide, the kayak, gear and instruction in paddling strokes and safety procedures. No experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Children 10 years+ can register and attend with an adult. Monday, May 22nd from 1:45 to 4:00 pm. Cost is $52 per person. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
 
Geology Tour
Join Dr. Steven Earle for an interpretive geology tour on the beaches of Nanoose Bay. Learn simple identification techniques and a bit about the island's geological history. Transportation will be provided from your choice of either Oceanside Place Arena at 9:00 am or Nanoose Place at 9:30 am. This tour is on Wednesday, May 24th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Cost is $28 per person. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
 
Pickleball Tournaments
Register today for the pickleball tournament hosted by RDN Recreation and Parks at Oceanside Place Arena. 3 divisions: Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of 8 games. $50 per team. Men's and Women's divisions will play Friday, May 26 and the Mixed division will play Thursday May 25. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www. rdn.bc.ca/recreation
 
Red Cross AED/CPR C
Save a life when only seconds count. Get Trained. This course is required for lifeguards and health care professionals. Topics covered are CPR and blocked airways for adults, children and infants and an introduction to automated external defibrillators (AED). Qualicum Commons on Saturday, May 27th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, cost is $71. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

 
Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation



88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  May 19 - 16
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise

Fri 19 - Jessica McLaren, QB Family Day May 28
          9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 22 - Victoria Day holiday
Tue 23 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox: trauma
Wed 24 - Oceanside Community Safety Volunteerw
Thu 25 - Jon Ede; short films project in support of homeless
Fri 26 - Ian Lindsay - Childrens Miracle Network Telethon
          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