Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
2017 Board of Directors 

  • President:Tammy Leslie, Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants
  • Vice President: Millie Stirling, Waypoint Insurance
  • Treasurer: John de Leeuw, Ladysmith & District Credit Union
  • Secretary: Jennifer Ostle, Jennifer Ostle Notary
  • Director: John Craig, Nanaimo Airport Commission 
  • Director:  Trent Kaese, Cottonwood Golf Course
  • Director:  Jason Kelland, A&W/CJZ Enterprises
  • Director: Cheri Mactier, ReMax Ocean Pointe
  • Director:  Peter MacHardy, Pemac & Associates
  • Director:  Andrea Rosato Taylor, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle 
2017 Chamber Board of Directors
missing from photo Jennifer Ostle

Chamber AGM & Year in Review

Thanks to all who attended our Annual General Meeting at  Cottonwood Golf Course. We were very enlightening by the presentation by  Dr. Ralph Nilsen, President of  Vancouver Island University.  Special thanks to Cottonwood for the exceptional service and dinner!    THE COTTON CLUB RESTAURANT is now open for the season.  Be sure to stop in and enjoy the great food and venue!
Click here for photos and to view the Year in Review.

Don't miss the final Clemens Rettich Session 
"Cash flow is everything - how to make it better"

The Chamber, in conjunction with the LDBA and Chronicle, and in response to the findings from the Business Walk last summer, has held 2 of 3 great 90-minute seminars that will help take your business to the next level.  Hosted by  Clemens Rettich , the principle consultant and trainer with the Great Performance Group and the author of Great Performances.

We hope you are able to join us for the last Seminar on 
"Cash flow is everything - how to make it better"
Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:30 to 9:00am $30
Contact the Chamber office to register.  250-245-2112 or Email

Event are at Waterfront Gallery - Upstairs
610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC
Continental Breakfast will be served 
Download E-Book from Session 1:   '360 Marketing - The Customer Experience Journey'
Download E-Book from Session 2:  The Ultimate Business - Getting your exit right: priority management, delegation, and designing a business for maximum value.

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce invites you to


Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 
Where: Aggie Hall, 1111 First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C.
Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Free and open to the public. All ages encouraged to attend.
We are pleased to have Jenna Forster of  J.Forster & Associates once again join us as moderator and facilitate as many questions and answers as possible.
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Chamber 10th Annual Golf Classic

10th Annual Chamber Golf Classic:  Friday June 16, 2017 at Cottonwood.  Special thanks to last years Major Sponsor Corix and all of our Sponsors from 2016.

Stay Tuned for further details!

Membership Renewals

Invoices for your 2017 Chamber Memberships have been emailed and recently mailed. If you have not received your invoice or have any questions please contact our office at your convenience.  Read more...

Welcome New Chamber Members 

News from our Members
CEDAR VALLEY MEMORIAL GARDENS:    Senior's Health and Fitness Day,  June 1 st  2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens,  Walking trails, free Blood Pressure Clinic, Hearing tests.....
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Mother's Day tea May 13th 12-2 pm $5..... admission. Children under 6 free.  Installation dance featuring... band "Switch" May 27th.  Tickets $15 includes dinner.  Everyone welcome.
CITRUSCYCLES.CA:  Help the environment while improving your health, saving money and having fun!  Sound impossible?  Take the challenge and try a riding a......
SEALEGS KAYAKING  at Transfer Beach is open for the season!!! Wednesday to Sunday 9-5. Meet you at the beach!   250-245-4096
THE LADYSMITH GOLF CLUB SOCIETY  will hold it's Annual General Meeting on Sunday April 30, in the Clubhouse at 2pm.  Special Business includes.....

Click here to view more news and events submitted by our Chamber Members
Leader's Corner Lunch & Learn
You are invited.....

Join Jenna Forster & Christina de Souza invite you to join them at their monthly lunch & learn.  They will be discussing Key Concepts in Leadership.

Date:  Starting May 1st, 2017
Time: 12pm to 1pm 
Where: The 49th Cafe

Although,lunch is NOT included in the cost to join us $20.00.  
We invite you to enjoy the 49th Cafe Lunch Selection!
For your convenience, lunch can be pre-ordered at 250-245-3221

Town of Ladysmith
  • NOTICE OF ANNUAL CEMETERY CLEANUP Town of Ladysmith Parks Crews will be performing annual maintenance ofthe Cemetery Grounds from: April 3rd - September 29th, 2017.  READ MORE... 
  •  Click here to view the Schedule for the Regular Schedule council meeting
  • May 1 to May 7 is Youth Week BC.  Click here to check out the events planned here in Ladysmith. 
Click here  for more information
  • May 6th Annual First Avenue Trash Pickup
  • May 18th, 7:30 am @ Legion: LDBA Membership Meeting
  • June 15th, 7:30 am @ Legion: LDBA Membership Meeting
  • June 24th: Hill Dash
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Additional news...

BC Chamber in the News:
As the Voice of Business in B.C.,the BC Chamber regularly takes public stances on issues of importance to our membership and, more broadly, to B.C.'s business community. View our participation in recent media stories
to view Insight Advocacy News.

Tourism Cowichan
Not yet a registered stakeholder? Find a diverse list of stakeholder benefits   here and know that there are so many other directly tourist facing programs such as holiday/seasonal campaigns, web listings and vacation guides that we offer. It's FREE and easy to join .

Canada-B.C. Job Grant :    BC Jobs Plan e-Newsletter:April 2017 Update

Small Business BC -  Invest in Your Business: Make Time for Education Seminar View "whats happening in April"   here. 

Stats Canada:   Statistics Canada's Business and Community Newsletter, March 2017.   Happy Reading!  Inside this edition, you will find:  
  •          2016 Census population and dwelling counts
  •          Quiz
  •          StatCan Blog: Measuring the economy, region by region
  •          Health Reports: February 15, 2017
  •          Geography: The foundation of the census
Member News & Events

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33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4