Chamber news & member events
January 16, 2020 | No. 2
Chamber Member announcements & events
Comox Valley Coaltion to end Homelessness is pleased to announce the Connect Warming Centre is open as of Monday, January 13, 2020. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 1-5pm, and the address is 685 Cliffe Ave. The Warming Centre will be operational until March 31st, 2020.

Comox Valley Regional District office has moved to 770 Harmston Avenue. 250-334-6000.

In follow up to the FAQ that was sent out in the2020 business license renewals, while the City of Courtenay still encourages the transition away from single use plastics, Council has recently passed the following resolution:

" That based on the December 16, 2019 staff report “Single Use Plastics Regulation Bylaw 2970, 2019 – Enforcement Provisions”, Council direct staff not to enforce Bylaw 2970, 2019 beginning March 31, 2020, pending more certainty of the regulatory approaches of the Provincial and Federal Governments; and That Council direct staff to post notice on the City of Courtenay website advising that the City of Courtenay will not enforce penalties for committing an offence on the effective date identified in Section 8 of Bylaw No. 2970, 2019; pending the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on the validity of Victoria's plastic bag bylaw, and/or the outcome of the regulatory approaches proposed by the Provincial and Federal Governments." If you have any questions concerning the effects of single use plastics regulations within Courtenay do not hesitate to contact the Business Licence Department at businesslicence@courtenay.ca

The Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island is pleased to announce the hiring of Karen Love as their new Executive Director. Current Executive Director Ian Kalina is retiring. Karen is thrilled to be supporting the diverse communities served by the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island.

Kathleen Hawksby is the new Executive Director for Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry Society https://uiwona.ca/

There’s a new modern Modular Construction builder on Vancouver Island. Iconic Island Dwellings has just opened its doors in Courtenay and are the exclusive dealer for Triple M Housing. Their vast floorplan selection along with the ability to customize will be a welcome addition to buyers looking for a quality factory built home. Showhomes are arriving soon, and the office is now fully staffed to answer any questions. Iconic Island Dwellings Inc. 1355 Comox Road www.iconicid.ca 250-871-7766

Glacier View Lodge Planning Study Open House is January 20, 3 to 6 PM at Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Ave. This event is intended to help plan for the future of the Glacier View Lodge Property. Join us at this public meeting to learn more about the study, the property and to offer your input on the vision for how the Glacier View Lodge property can better serve the Comox Valley community. 

Thurs. Jan, 23, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Comox Valley Women's Business Network presents 'Declutter for a Cause' in support of the CV Transition Society. Workshop to be held at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries 2937 Kirkpatrick. Guest speakers Terri Perrin, Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui, and Cheryl Rosiak, Acquired Space Decluttering. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of new and gently used clothing, household items, books, and more for CVTS thrift stores. Tickets $30/pp. Register HERE. Net proceeds to support CV Transition Society. FMI call 250-218-4952.

Tracey Gard, Edward Jones is offering a free Investing 101 seminar on Saturday January 25 at 5-2225 Guthrie Rd at 1 PM. Don't let fear of the unknown prevent you from investing in your future. When it comes to investing, there's no better place to start than with the basics. Please RSVP by January 20 - call Charlene at 250-890-0997. 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with A Musical Banquet, a feast of sumptuous classical music on Monday, January 27 at the Sid Williams Theatre. Presented by the Comox Valley Multicultural Society. Tickets available through the Sid Box Office.

Canadian Home Builders' Association presents A Prescription for Performance on Friday, January 31. This seminar is specifically created to lead builders, designers, building officials, energy advisors and developers to simplified practical solutions for high performance building enclosure assemblies that satisfy prescriptive requirements for various levels of the Step Code up to Net Zero Ready and Passive House. It includes a focus on pending requirements for North Island. Register HERE.

Mindset Wealth Hollis Wealth presents 2020 Look Ahead Presentation on January 30 at 6:30 PM at Crown Isle. Presenter is James Gauthier Head of Product Research & Oversight with iA Securities. RSVP to Krystle at 250-338-5222 or Krystle.Reid@holliswealth.com

Football Fan? Come watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at the Courtenay Legion! Lots of fun is planned. Chile and Hot Dogs - Door prizes - Surprises. Doors open at 11:30 am. Pre-game 2:30 pm. Kick-off at 3:30 pm. Bring your friends and family. Open to the Public.

Are you a Chamber member? Do you have an event to promote or an announcement to make? Contact Kirra at enews@comoxvalleychamber.com