Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce AGM

Thank you to all who attended the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce AGM on April 3rd at the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ladysmith Oyster Bay! We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our guest speakers Amy Melmock, Economic Development Cowichan and Jason Michell, Vice President, Port of Nanaimo for their great presentations.   Special thanks to our Caterer, In the BeanTime and to our 
Co-Sponsor:  Microtel Inn Suites by Wyndham.

Ladysmith Chamber President Tammy Leslie, Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants provided an exciting recap of the Chambers accomplishments in 2018 and future plans in her Presidents Report.  We look forward to another great year.


Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Announcing the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce

President: Tammy Leslie, Partner, Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants
Vice President: Millie Stirling, Branch Manager, Waypoint Insurance
Treasurer: Kevin Zerr, Financial Planner, RBC Royal Bank
Secretary: Cheri Mactier, Realtor, Re/Max Ocean Pointe Realty
Director:  Trent Kaese, Owner & General Manager Cottonwood Golf Course
Director:  Peter MacHardy, President, PEMAC & Associates
Director:  Bill Robinson, Owner, Xtend Rentals
Director:  Andrea Rosato Taylor, Publisher, Ladysmith Chronicle
Director:  Martin Sanderson, Lawyer, Robson O'Connor Law Offices
Director:  David Stalker, Owner, David Stalker Excavating
The Chamber would like to offer sincerest appreciation to John DeLeeuw, CEO, Ladysmith & District Credit Union, for his dedication and leadership over 3 terms as a Director and Treasurer on the Chambers Board of Directors.

12th Annual Chamber Golf Classic
JUNE 14, 2019 at 


May Business After 
Hours Mixer

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Left Coast Fashions invite you to join us for a Business After Hours Mixer.

Date:  Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time: 5:00pm to 7pm
Location:  Left Coast Fashions  ( 432 First Avenue)
Cost:  Free
Snacks and refreshments provided
RSVP by May 06, 2019 to 250-245-2112- or email
Welcome New Chamber Member 

Join us in welcoming our NEW members of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to welcome these new members by patronizing their businesses and or visiting their  websites.   

Michelle Dyan Whitehead | Voice Actress
Phone: (250) 815.5566 | 
There's no denying it: there is much more to voice work than only sounding good. A real, professional voice talent can make you feel different emotions whenever you're watching a video or hearing an audiobook. It is important to find the right talent who can reflect the personality of your content.  Read More...

2019 Nanaimo/Ladysmith Federal By-Election

The Nanaimo Chamber announces it will be holding an All-Candidates Forum for the federal byelection called for May 6 in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.

"We now have confirmation from the five candidates that will be attending," according to Kim Smythe Chamber CEO, "This would include Bob Chamberlin, NDP; Jennifer Clarke, PPC; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; and Paul Manly, Green Party."

The Forum will be held in Beban Park Social Centre on Thursday, April 25 with the doors opening for a Candidate Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm. The debate among the candidates will begin at 7:00 pm. Questions will be accepted in advance at and during the event.

Smythe continued, "The cost of these events, and their frequency, are becoming more and more of a challenge for the Chamber so we're very appreciative of the cost sharing offered by Vancouver Island University, Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, Vancouver Island Construction Association and our media supporters".
VIEA's State of the Island Economice Report 

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliances State of the Island Economic Report is an annual reading of the condition of Vancouver Island's economy and the key issues, trends and events that shape the way we live, work, and do business.   While this report provides only a glimpse into the complexities of the Island's economy, it sheds light on conditions and trends worth noting that could potentially affect us in years to come.
Download the report here: 

Advertise here to support Your Chamber
& promote Your Business for $30 per month.
Call 250-245-2112 to book your spot!

Emergency Preparedness
Community Open House  
Sponsored by the 
Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith 

Are you PREPARED? 
Join the Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith on 
May 5th 2019
1:00 to 3:00pm 
Aggie Hall, Ladysmith 
for a emergency preparedness community open house. Free. Everyone welcome.

A great opportunity to learn how to prepare your family for a natural disaster - Check it out!

Town of Ladysmith
  • The next Council Meeting is on May 06, 2019 at 7pm. Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  A full agenda package is prepared by 5:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the Council and Municipal Services Committee meetings and is available by clicking on the following links: Council Minutes and Agendas Municipal Services Minutes and Agendas.
  • A newly created pathway along the Holland Creek Trail now provides a more accessible option for residents and visitors to Ladysmith looking to hike the Heart and Stocking Lake loops.  Read More...
  • Spring Clean Up Week April 23 to 29, 2019.  Read More... 
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • This month's meeting is on Thursday, April 18th @ 5:30 pm.   Join them for wine and appies at Waterfront Gallery.  Enjoy the gallery, good company and an update from Christy Wood, Executive Director of LRCA.
  • Ladysmith Hill Dash:  Put together a team of 4 to compete in Ladysmith's Hill Dash! Team members are required to run/walk/crawl up High St from 1st to 3rd Avenue and then roll a ball down the hill to their next team member. First team of 4 to finish wins! Male, Female, Co-Ed, Kid and Family divisions. Food, drink, and Kids Zone all make the post race atmosphere of the Hill Dash a must. AND... All participants also get a ball in the "Running of the Balls" for a chance to win some serious cash! Portion of the proceeds benefit the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. Register by EmailRead More...
Cowichan & Neighbouring Chamber News
Keep in touch with whats happening...

BC Chamber News

The Ladysmith Chamber is a Proud Member of the BC Chamber. Through this membership our Chamber members receive access to exclusive member rates on:
*Employee Benefit plans
*Online Payroll, and Human Resource programs
* Hotels and Car Rentals -worldwide
*Electronic payment processing & merchant services
* Fuel discount programs
*Business supplies
*Online marketing management
*Business training programs
*and much more...


Here are just some of the incentives that come with your Chamber Membership 

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce greatly values your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty and support through your membership.  We look forward to working with you again.  

Ladysmith Secondary Outdoor Education Program Fundaiser
Local Business are invited to rent tables and promote their business! 

Ladysmith Secondary Outdoor Education Program gear sale/yard sale fundraiser at the high school.    Door prizes!  May 5th from 9am to 5pm.

Looking for local people and businesses to rent tables ($40) May 5th in our gym. Promote yourself and sell some gear!  (There will be plenty of Outdoor Education students around to help carry and set up)
Contact Kalvin Beuerlein (250) 756-6650 for more information 

Book Your 2019 Chamber
Business Mixer!

Mixers are an ideal opportunity to gain exposure and publicity for your business. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to host a monthly Mixer. As a host you will also benefit from a large, positive and business-oriented crowd.    Read More...

Business Resources 

Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
Send us   your event info!  

April 19, 20, 21 @ 10 am - 5 pm: Ladysmith Spring Art Tour
April 20 @ 10:30 am - 12 pm: Ladysmith Lions Club 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 19-28 @ 11:00 am -  4:00 pm:  Nanaimo FCA Member Showcase & Art Sale at Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery
April 23 to 28: Spring Clean Up Week
May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11:  Ladysmith Secondary School presents "Mama Mia"
May 3-17 @ 11am -  4pm:  Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery presents "Seascapes"
May 4 @ 1:30 pm -  7pm: 16th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Shots for Kids Fundraiser 
May 5 @ 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm: Emergency Preparedness Community Open House
May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Ladysmith Secondary School Outdoor Education Program Fundraiser
May 7 @ 5pm-7pm: Ladysmith Interagency Committee presents "A Just Society" The Story of Our Opioid Crisis and Substance Abuse at the LSS 
May 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm: Social Planning Cowichan presents: The Village Project Workshop: The Journey of Our Generation at the Saltair Community Centre

Click here for more events and info....


Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112 |