November 9th 2016

We will be closed in honour of our troops November 11th and will reopen November 14th 
Only a few tickets left, get them while they last!
Photo courtesy of The Parksville Qualicum Beach News
     Qualicum Beach has lost one of tis most colourful characters, with the passing of Hilda Pearce.

     She championed, with passion and vigour, not only the business community, but also te greater community at large. Hilda was a real entrepeneur, establishing numerous businesses spanning the island, including those here in Qualicum Beach and Parksville. At times bkunt and direct, Hilda also revealed a soft and generous heart for those who     knew her well.
     She worked tirelessly over many years for the good of our community and was always ready to share her knowledge and experience with others.

     Rest in Peace, Hilda

-Courtesy of Tom Pope

Annual General Meeting for Qualicum Beach Chamber

Wednesday, November 16th is the Annual General Meeting for the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. We will be presenting the annual report, swearing in our new directors and guest Dave Petryk of Tourism Vancouver Island will be talking about "The Value of Tourism"

Location: Thalassa Restaurant
Stuffed pork loin with mushroom gravy,
rice and assorted vegetables and salads
Dessert Buffet
                            Coffee and Tea included
                                      Starts at 5:30 
                 Cost: $32 for members, $36 for non-members

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

OWBN's meeting - Open to all women

Networking for Results with Lea Silver

Networking is a key part of business, but it can often feel like our time and effort isn't getting us any results.
  • Do you really know WHY we are networking?
  • How much effort are you spending learning networking skills?
  • Are you just going through the motions or are you thinking strategically?
Tuesday, November 15
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
at Quality Bay Inn, Parksville

88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule Nov 08 - 18 Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 09 - Evelyn Clark, Qualicum Beach Chamber news.
Thu 10 - Georgii March, Oceanside Volunteer Association.
         9:40 - events with Bill Dean.
Fri 11 - Remembrance Day.
Mon 14 - Kris Kringle, Kris Kringle Craft Market.
Tue 15 - SOS.
Wed 16 - Kim Burden - Parksville Chamber.
Thu 17 - guest tba, Kris Kringle Craft Market.
Fri 18 - 7:40 -Hockey Talk with Generals Head Coach Gerry Bickerton.
            8:40 - Monika Lux: Shift In Action Nov 24 (art therapy and EFT).
            9:40 - events with Bill Dean.

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