November 16th 2016

If you still need a ticket, phone Paige ASAP I may have a couple hidden away!

A big thank you to The Gardens at Qualicum Beach and Marketing Manager Julie Chambers for continuing to host the monthly board meetings of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. Not only did they let us use their space free of charge, but they also supplied us with coffee and goodies which is most appreciated at that early hour.

Are you an employer in the retail or hospitality industry seeking motivated employees?

Recently 12 enthusiastic individuals started the Ready-SET-Work! program at the Career Centre, whichis a full time, five week, service-excellence program.  Participants will gain employability skills and earn certificates in FoodSafe, Serving It Right, First Aid, WHMIS, Cashier Training and World Host.

Starting November 26, 2016 these individuals will be job ready and employers hiring graduates will receive a 50% wage subsidy for 12 weeks from the Career Centre to support the cost of training on the job.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet your long term human resource needs and support continuous learning through on the job training and mentorship.

We also want you to be aware, as part of this program, we are hosting a mini hiring fair Monday November 21st from 10:30 to 12:30in Room 328 at the Career Centre. If you are interested in participating in this mini hiring fair or the wage subsidy hiring initiative, please contact Diana Jolly at 250.248.3205 ext. 236 or

'The Annual Christmas High Tea'
Join us for our scrumptious Christmas Tea, delicious treats, live entertainment,
raffle, gift basket, a visit from Santa and a Christmas sing along.
We would like to extend an invite to the community in support of the tea
and to visit our beautifully decorated retirement home.  All proceeds will benefit Oceanside Hospice.
Thursday Dec 15th, 2016 From 2-3:30 pm
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach, Palm Court Dining Room,
650 Berwick Road North, Qualicum Beach, BC
Tickets must be pre-purchased and are available at the reception desk at The Gardens
$10 per person, $5 for children 10 and under
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule
with Bob as host....

Mon 14 - Kris Kringle of the Kris Kringle Craft Market.
Tue 15 - SOS
Wed 16 - Kim Burden, Parksville Chamber.
Thu 17 - Kris Kringle Craft Market, guest tbd.
Fri 18 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Generals Head Coach Gerry Bickerton
              8:40 - Monika Lux: Expressive Art Therapy and EFT.
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean.
Dave Graham returns....
Mon 21 - Bobbie Williams: Winterfest
Tue 22 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox.
Wed 23 - Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers.
Thu 24 - MAC update.
Fri 25 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Generals Head Coach Gerry Bickerton
              8:40 - Renate Sutherland, SOS and Paul Drummond, Tigh Na
Mara: Toy Drive Nov 30.
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean.
To book on the Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or e-mail