Biz Buzz 2018
Save the Date!   Sept 28, 2018

Plans are underway for the 2nd Annual Biz Buzz Symposium.  Join us for an exciting line up of Speakers and networking opportunities.

This year the event will be held at Aggie Hall and will run from 11am until 6pm.  There will be an added element for marketing opportunities with a limited number of display booths with a business to busines focus being available.   Stay tuned for announcements and further details on Registration!

2018 Municipal Election All Candidates Forum 
Save the Date!  OCTOBER 11, 2018!

11th Annual Chamber  Golf  Classic
Thank you to everyone who contributed and joined us at our 11th Annual Golf Classic on June 15th 2018 at Cottonwood!  The weather was perfect and there was a fantastic energy!

Thank you to our TITLE SPONSOR, the Ladysmith & District Credit Union and to our Tournament Sponsors, 
Nanaimo Airport and Re/Max Ocean Pointe Realty 

Thank you to all businesses who generously Sponsored Holes & Cars and donated prizes for our Live and Silent Auction and for our Golf Prizes.    Click here to view the full list and photos of the event.


Welcome New Chamber Members 
Please join us in welcoming our NEW members of the Ladydsmith Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to welcome these new members by patronizing their businesses and or visiting their websites.  


Tour de Rock 
Adopt a Rider Program

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is proud to Sponsor the Ladysmith Tour de Rock - Adopt a Rider 2018 program!  This is a win win opportunity to show your support for this most inspirational fundraising event as well as promote your business.  
Your sponsorship gets you a sign with you or your businesses name and your adopted rider's name printed on, that can be held up by you or a volunteer that welcomes the riders into town on October 1st, and a picture taken with your rider.
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance 

The 12th Anniversary State of the Island Economic Summit will convene at the 
Vancouver Island Conference Centre  Wednesday & Thursday, October 24 & 25, 2018. 

Register today for the State of the Island Economic Summit
Early Bird Deadline is July 3, 2018

Click here for Summit Schedule 
Town of Ladysmith
  • Open Fire Ban begins July 16, 2018. 
  • Annual Facility Maintenance at Frank Jameson Community Centre.  Aug 11-31 2018.  Read More...
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership meeting is Thurs, Sept 20, 2018, 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).  
  • The LDBA will be hosting a social on Thursday,  July 19th at Crossfit Ladysmith, 521 1st Avenue. It starts at 5:30 pm.  Read More...

Business Resources 

BC Summer 
Is your business ready?

Today marks the start of the BC Summer Games! From July 19-22, thousands of athletes from every corner of the province will compete in a variety of sports at venues across the Cowichan Valley, including Ladysmith. 

Opening Ceremony:
Opening ceremonies start at 7:00pm at Laketown Ranch and everyone is encouraged to attend this free event. There is ample parking and general seating but you can also bring your own chair and find a grassy area to watch the entertainment.

Local Event Times: 
  • Field Lacrosse (Forrest Field): 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunday *medals awarded at 11:15 a.m.
  • Baseball (Holland Creek) 7:30 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Sunday
  • Beach Volleyball (Transfer Beach) 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunday *medals awarded at 11:15 a.m.
Click here for full Schedule of events or pop in and pick up a schedule at the Visitor Centre.  
Cowichan & Neighbouring Chamber News
Keep in touch with whats happening.

"SONIC" | Hedgehog Films Inc
Filming in Ladysmith September 2018

Sonic the Hedgehog, a big-budget, major motion picture will begin filming in Ladysmith this fall.  This will be an exciting opportunity for our community but some disruptions and inconvenience should be expected.  To minimize these concerns please see the communique below from the film's Location Manager.   The Chamber of Commerce will do our very best to pass along any information we receive about this endeavor and we will try to assist in making the project as successful, fun and painless as possible for everyone.

Visitor Centre Update

Visitor Centre Hours:  We are now operating daily for  July and August  from 9:30am until 5:00pm.  
Ladysmith Days Parade

The Ladysmith Kinsmen Club, in conjunction with the Ladysmith Days Committee, would like to extend this invitation
to you and your organization to participate in our community's annual Ladysmith Days Parade. The "theme" this year
is "Seaside Celebration" ... the theme is not mandatory ... the entire weekend is meant for folks to just come out and have fun!
DATE: Saturday, August 4th, 2018
TIME: Parade Line-up starts at 7:00 am.
Judging begins at 8:30 am sharp
Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp

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!                            
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