September 20th, 2017

Tickets on sale now at  EventBrite or call the 
Qualicum Chamber at 250-752-0960.

Saturday September 23rd from 9-noon
Qualicum Beach Community Hall

This is your chance to find out more about the Maker Movement and see what people in your own community are making / doing / inventing! Come and think and be inspired.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Win a Trip to the Real Oktoberfest!

Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets from a Qualicum Beach Rotarian (pm club) or the Qualicum Beach Chamber for your chance to win a trip to Germany! Just $20 a ticket.
Winner to be drawn at the Oktoberfest event but you do not need to be present there to win!

Call us at 250-752-0960 for more information.
Small Business Week is October 15 to 21!
The Career Centre is pleased to support local employers by delivering these insightful workshops:  
Payroll Basics
Hiring your first employee? Need a refresher on payroll? Learn the requirements for:
  •          setting up a payroll account with CRA and Worksafe BC
  •          payroll how-tos and deductions
  •          remittance
Facilitated by Jordan Stanley CPA, CMA, previous payroll instructor through the VIU continuing education department
Date and Time: Monday, October 16; 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $25 (to be paid by cash or cheque at the door or we can invoice your organization); refreshments provided  
Creating Job Postings to Attract Top Candidates
In today's demanding world, finding the right staff can be challenging. Come away with an easy 4-step process to create a captivating job posting. Gain an overview of the free job posting service on the Career Centre website. Leave the session with our updated employers' handbook with several recruiting tips.
Facilitated by Diana Jolly, Employer Services Coordinator with the Career Centre
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 17; 1:00-2:30pm
Cost:   Free; refreshments provided 
Employee Engagement, and Recognition
What differentiates a business as an employer, in customer-relations, sustainability and success? This session will feature successes and learnings, a round table to share ideas, questions and experiences. Led by Ilka Bene, AVP, Human Resources, First West Credit Union Duncan and recipient of the 2017 Chartered Professionals in Human Resources HR Professional of the Year Award.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 18; 1:00-2:30pm
Cost:   Free; refreshments provided 
Location for all workshops: Room 328, Career Centre, 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville (in Seaview Centre - off Weld Street).  Seating is limited; RSVP by Thursday, October 12. 250-248-3205 or email
Meeting of the Qualicum Beach Garden Club

The Qualicum Beach Garden Club will meet on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Doors open at 7 pm, the meeting takes place from 7:30-9:00 pm
All are welcome, guests are charged $3. Of course you can join the club for an annual fee of $15!
Topic: Putting Your Garden to Bed
Speaker: Amy Robson
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Sept 21-22
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Thu 21 - Jenn Hopewell, RDN Parks & Rec Active Aging Week
Fri 22 - Career Centre
     9:40 - events with Bill Dean.

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or