Chamber Annual General Meeting

Fellow Chamber Members, Directors and Staff celebrated the accomplishments of the past year, shared plans for 2018 and recognize efforts that contributed to the success of 2017 at the Chambers AGM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Kiwi Cove Lodge

2018 Chamber Board of Directors
President ~ Tammy Leslie, Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants
Vice President ~ Millie Stirling,  Branch Manager, Waypoint Insurance
Treasurer ~ John deLeeuw, CEO,  Ladysmith & District Credit Union
Secretary ~  Cheri Mactier, Realtor,  Re/Max Ocean Pointe
Director ~ Trent Kaese, Owner, Cottonwood Golf Course
Director ~  Peter McHardy,  President, Pemac & Associates
Director ~ Bill Robinson, Owner, Xtend Rentals & Safety
Director ~ Andrea Rosato Taylor, Publisher, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle
Director ~  Martin Sanderson,  Robson O'Connor Law Office
Special Thank Y ou to
Guest Speakers Karen Elgersma,  Executive Director - Tourism Cowichan and Peter Watts, General Manager - MasterBUILT Hotels 
Kiwi Cove Lodge  for the spectacular venue, service and delicious appetizers, and to Riot Brewing (winners of the Black Tie Award for Business Achievement in the 1 to 10 employees category) for the Complimentary Beer Tasting!

11th Annual Chamber 
Golf  Classic
June 15th 2018 at Cottonwood!  Mark your calendars! 

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic brings your networking to a whole new level. As a Chamber member, this event provides an excellent opportunity to network over lunch, on the course, and during dinner. Every year we look forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as making some new friends.
You can register as a team or we'll team you up!  Download Registration Form 

The 11th Annual Golf Classic presents a unique opportunity to network with other business professionals in a fun and relaxed setting. There are several options to get involved and maximize the opportunity for your business.   Tournament, Hole, Cart, Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

We are proud to announce that the  Ladysmith & District Credit Union has generously come on board as the TITLE SPONSOR for this event and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to them for the continued support of the  Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce 

BC Chamber invitation to MindReaderTM awaits! 

This is a free member benefit that will allow you to connect with others and stay informed on emerging issues that affect you, your business, your team, and your community.   Any questions? 

Welcome New Chamber Members

Bringing you fresh roasted coffee and delicious Belgian crepes in a modern yet comfortable cafe.
They are located next to City Hall in Ladysmith BC. Make your way to the corner of Roberts St. and Esplanade Avenue.
Parking is located on Roberts Street, behind City Hall and on Gatacre Street.  Call 250-912.0064

Please 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 website.  
News from Chamber Members
Chamber Members are invited to  Send us their news for upcoming special events, announcements etc for the May Chamber Newsletter.

NANAIMO AIRPORT:   Growing for the future!  
Nanaimo Airport Breaks Ground on Historic $15-Million Expansion!  Nanaimo, B.C. (April 17, 2018)  - The first shovel of dirt was turned over today on a $15-million project that will expand Nanaimo Airport's (YCD) Air Terminal Building, creating business and investment opportunities at one of the country's fastest growing airports.   #FlyYCD  Read More...

COTTONWOOD:  The 15th Annual JDRF Shots for Kids Golf   Tournament takes place May 5th at Cottonwood. Come out and support research against Juvenile diabetes with a day of golf and good eats.

CITRUSCYCLES.CA:   Gas prices too high?  It only costs $0.08 to charge an eBike battery to go 100 km!  Riding an eBike will not only save you money, but will improve your health and make you happier.  Come try one today at in Ladysmith to discover the "eBike Smile!"  We've got comfort eBikes, cargo eBikes, mountain eBikes, fat eBikes and more - over 40 different models in stock for you to try.

RIOT BREWING:  We are very excited to announce that Riot Brewing Co has won  the  Black Tie Award for Business Achievement in the 1 to 10 employees category!  Congratulations!  Follow them on Facebook for lots of upcoming events!  

LADYSMITH GOLF COURSE clubhouse has reopened for the season as of April 2, and we welcome new staffers Harvey Knudsen and Joan Crawford.   Clubhouse will be open 7 days/per week, 10 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.

CHEMAINUS THEATRE:  Chamber Member Special Offer!   
Join the fun at Kim's Convenience. 15% off premium or standard seating. Now a CBC TV series. This critically acclaimed, wildly popular, smash hit co
medy by Canada's celebrated playwright Ins Choi comes to Chemainus Theatre Festival April 27 to May 26! 
Town of Ladysmith
  • Ladysmith's recently updated, world class Wastewater Treatment Plant has been recognized for engineering excellence with a prestigious award. Read more at 
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership meeting is Thurs, May 17th, at 7:30 am. It will be held at the Waterfront Art Gallery. Entry is on the front of the building, go upstairs (turn right and come through to office if we are not in the gallery on the left).     Read More...  
  • Ladysmith Hill Dash June 16, 2018.  Put together a team of 4 to compete in Ladysmith's 2018 Hill Dash today. We look forward to seeing you at the start line.  Read More...
Project Aims To Boost 'Grown on Vancouver Island' Sales

A new branding and marketing initiative will help increase awareness and demand for 'Made / Grown on Vancouver Island' food products.
Led by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, the project includes several partners including major grocery chains and Island region food producers.  The Island Coastal Economic Trust is supporting the project with a $30,000 funding contribution. 

Career Fair 

Please join us!

We are expecting several attendees from Stz'uminus, Ladysmith, Nanaimo and Cowichan areas, and we have several businesses exhibiting including Western Forest Products, VIU, Town of Ladysmith, 49th Parallel, Tim Horton's, Microtel Hotel. 

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Hayden Johnston at (250) 245-7155 or  

Hayden Johnston, MACP | Employment Counsellor

Tourism Cowichan Marketing Seminar 
at Averill Creek Vineyard

You're invited to the first Tourism Cowichan Marketing Seminar! Join us at Averill Creek Vineyard on Monday, April 30th for a workshop designed to help you enhance and optimize your business' social media presence. Guest speakers will provide tips and tricks to improve your social media channels and utilize your smartphone for better images.

Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and appetizers before the seminar and stick around to mingle afterwards. Wine will be available to purchase by the glass.

Space is limited!
Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games 
Show your Colours ~ Volunteer Today! 

Call for volunteers! The BC Summer Games will take place in the Cowichan Valley, including Ladysmith, in July and 3000 volunteers are needed leading up to and during the Games. Register online at

Cowichan & Neighbouring Chamber News
Keep in touch with whats happening.

Whats Happening in Ladysmith!
Check out our EVENT CALENDAR on our website!  Send us your event dates and info for 2018 events to be added! 

April 12- May 6: Ladysmith Little Theatre presents: Once Upon a Mattress
April 21 - 29@ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Presents: Ladysmith Printmakers Inaugural Show: Momentum Press
April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Anzac Day Ceremony at RCL Branch 171
April 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm: Ladysmith Maritime Society's 1st Annual Rhumb-Line Fun Race
April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Ladysmith Ambassador Program Coronation Evening
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm: RCL Branch 171 presents Mark Crissinger Band
May 5 & 6:  Mini-World Cup 2018 Soccer Tournament
More Events & Info

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

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4