May 25th, 2017

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.
JUNE 17 is FAMILY DAY at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
1240 Leffler Road Errington
A day full of activity for the whole family with garden and wildlife adventures for everyone!  Lots of games, prizes,
activities and family fun.  Enter to win an Eagle Stuffie or Gift Basket.  AJ's Island Grill Food Truck will be on site.
While you are here check out the gift shop for lots of great and unique gifts, including a symbolic Wildlife Adoption!
The "Discovering Community Cafe" is the place to be on Saturday May 27, 10:00 - 2:00 at the Qualicum Civic Centre.  
Qualicum Community Education and Wellness Society (QCEWS) invites all to this day of reviewing the "Discovering Community Survey" results, discussion of project ideas that flow from the identified needs, a nutritious served lunch, then a conversation café where people will participate in action planning on the identified projects they are interested in.  QCEWS = working collaboratively, improving quality of life for all.  RSVP re. lunch to

The survey was an initiative by the newly formed Qualicum Community Education and Wellness (QCEWS) Society, a grassroots organization of citizens that supports lifelong learning and wellness to compliment other services in Qualicum Beach. The topics were suggested through consultations with high school students, seniors and members of QCEWS.  

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

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
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.
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

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at

88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule May 24 - June 02
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless note otherwise.

Wed 24 - Michael Garland, Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers
Thu 25 - Jon Ede - film project in support of the homeless
Fri 26 - Ian Lindsay: Children's Miracle Network telethon.
       9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 29 - Netanja Waddell, QB Museum
Tue 30 - Pat Weber: Kiwanis Cruise June 25
Wed 31 - Bronwyn Brown: the Tutoring Program
Thu 01- Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney
Fri 02 - tba
      9;40 - events with Bill Dean.
To book on  The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or e-mail