November 23rd 2016

Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Social

Location: A Step Above at Qualicum Food
Date: December 14th, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Official Community Plan Public Meeting

There will be a public meeting for the Official Community Plan on November 28th at 7 pm.  This will be held at the Civic Centre. 

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a high-level policy document that is reviewed and updated during an open, inclusive public engagement process every six years (approximately). It is considered to be a vision for the future of Qualicum Beach 

We would like to encourage our Chamber Members to attend this meeting as everyone will have a chance to voice their concerns with the OCP.  This meeting and the ideas that come from it will shape the direction of the steering committee.  We all know we have a community who cares about what happens in this town and we would like all groups to be heard. 

The Rotary Chamber 25th anniversary Gala was a great success on Saturday night, thank you to everyone who contributed!
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 Nov 23 - Dec 02 Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 23 - Michael Garland, OSCV: Christmas shopping safety tips and more.
Thu 24 - MAC update with Heidi Abbott.
Fri 25 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Gerry Bickerton.
              8:40 - Renate Sutherland & Paul Drummond: SOS Toy Drive at Tigh Na Mara (Nov 30).
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean.
Mon 28 - RDN - Free tickets for New Year's.
Tue 29 - Sandra Dutton: Nanoose Library event Dec 3.
Wed 30 - TOY DRIVE broadcast from Tigh Na Mara.
Thu 01 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney.
Fri 02 - 7:40 - Hockey Talk with Gerry Bickerton.
              8:40 - Renate Sutherland: SOS Toy Drive.
              9:40 - events with Bill Dean.

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