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 also presents a unique opportunity to market your business to 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 MindReader Labour Market Survey Launch! 
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We want to know what's on your mind when it comes to labour market issues in BC. 

The BC Chamber and the Government of BC have jointly developed this survey to capture your detailed insights into workforce challenges in BC.
It shouldn't take more than 3-5 minutes.

Ensure your voice is heard by completing this survey

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is submitting a policy on Abandoned Vessels at the BC Chamber AGM

The BC Chamber policy development process provides local Chambers a valuable opportunity to know what's on the mind of their respective business community.  At the same time, the BC Chamber's bottom-up, grassroots process provides quality local insights to ensure provincial concerns have a vehicle to address them, which supports the likelihood of government acting on their recommendations. With this in mind, your Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is submitting a policy on Abandoned Vessels at the BC Chamber AGM on May 24th to 26th. 
The policy seeks to address jurisdictional gaps created by the federal governments new Bill C-64, an Act respecting wrecks, abandoned, dilapidated or hazardous vessels and salvage operations.  The full policy is available for review by here:  Abandoned Vessels Policy
If accepted at the AGM, the Abandoned Vessels policy statement will be submitted or presented to the provincial and federal governments by the BC Chamber of Commerce and will be called to the attention of the Cabinet ministers responsible in order to make it possible for pending government legislation and regulations to reflect the individual and collective opinion of BC Chamber members.
4 Cowichan Chambers Take Action 

The four Cowichan Chambers of Commerce are taking action on the proposed MRDT (hotel tax collected for destination marketing $) by writing a letter to Finance Minister Carol James. Below is a copy of the full letter.


Visitor Centre Update

Great News!  Our Canada Summer Jobs funding for 2018/2019 was approved and we are very excited to have our Summer 
Student, Pierce Melnick return for another season with us!   

Visitor Centre Hours:  We are now operating   
Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm.  
July and August hours will be Daily from 9:30am until 5:00pm 
News from Chamber Members
Chamber Members are invited to  Send us their news for upcoming special events, announcements etc for the May Chamber Newsletter.

Riot Brewing  Congratulations to Chamber Member RIOT BREWING for their Impressive Gold & Bronze medals in the Brewers Association World Beer Cup Awards in Nashville. Way to represent BC Craft Beer!  Riot Brewing Co. Press Release

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay, located minutes from Nanaimo Airport & Ferry Terminal, NOW OPEN! Read More...

In the BeantimeWe will be re-opening for the 2018 season on Friday, May 18th. Stay tuned for our new fresh sheets! Hours will be 8 am - 3 pm seven days a week. Check out our Fresh Sheet for week one, and our updated menu. (New additions include the seared tuna tacos, and Luau tuna burger) Read More...

TimberWest:  TimberWest is once again hosting the First Nation Cultural Art Showcase Program, and we are looking for three artists to represent one of each of the three major language groups on Vancouver Island.  Deadline is May 25th.  Read More.

Town of Ladysmith
  • Public Works day is May 24th at the Public Works Yard, 330 6th Ave.  Open to the Public from 1pm to 3:30pm Read more...
  • 2018 Elections Workshop:  Interested in learning more about the elections process? Attend our elections workshop on May 28th from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at City Hall. Read More...
  • The next Council Meeting is on June 04, 2018 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.
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership meeting is Thurs, June 21, 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).     
  • Kid's Pirate Day Treasure Hunt:  June 2nd 2018. The LDBA will take part in a Kids' Day treasure hunt by inviting pirates on a treasure hunt to their business.  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...
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
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Transfer Beach Food Truck Concession

Join us for the Transfer Beach Food Truck Festival to kick off the Season! May 19, 20, 21 from 11am to 7pm. Come check out all of the Vendors that will be operating through out the summer!
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! 

Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
May 19-27 @ 11am - 4 pm: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Presents: Surface Language
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - ?: RCL Branch 171 Live Music: WE3
May 19, 20, 21 @ 11am -7pm Transfer Beach Food Truck Festival
May 24 Public Works Day 1pm to 3:30pm
May 26 LMS Heritage Boat Festival 10-4pm
May 27 1pm: Laff Golf Day at Cottonwood
May 27 Rotary Garden Tour
Visit  http://www.ladysmithcofc.com/calendar/  for more events and details.
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Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4