Biz Buzz
Join us in celebration of Small Business Month in October!  The Ladysmith & District Credit Union and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce are excited to be hosting "Biz Buzz".   

OR CALL  250-245-2112

Town of Ladysmith
  • The 49th Parallel markers have been installed in Aggie Plaza.  J oin the Town of Ladysmith for a ribbon cutting celebration:  
    Date:            Thursday, August 24th
    Time:           10:00am
    Location:    Aggie Plaza
  • The Ladysmith boat launch has re-opened.   3 new metal pylons have been installed to replace the old ones.   Thanks for your patience.  
  • Ladysmith reminds residents that every drop counts... 
  • Firesmart Community.  Controlling Vegetation. 
  • Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association

BC Chamber & Neighbouring Chambers News
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Free Ransomware Prevention Checklist from BC Business Magazine

The BC Chamber's new partner, BC Business magazine, has created a Ransomware Prevention checklist.   Click here to download it!  

Tourism Cowichan Announces New Executive Director
Tourism Cowichan is pleased to announce Karen Elgersma as its new Executive Director. Elgersma has more than 25 years experience in communications and has successfully marketed the people, places, and events of the Cowichan Valley through her work in media and tourism.   Read More...

Savour Cowichan Registration Open
Tourism Cowichan invites stakeholders to participate in this year's  Savour Cowichan Festival.  Now in its 5th year, this delicious and exciting experience highlights the Cowichan lifestyle: artisan food and drink, arts and culture, music and outdoor adventure. Read More...
News from Chamber Members

Citrus Cycles expands to new location! 
Citrus Cycles has expanded to a new location on Rocky Creek Road!  With over 25 different eBikes in stock, we can help you find an electric bike that you love.  Test rides are free, so set up an appointment to see how much fun eBikes can be.  Save money, improve your health, help the environment and have fun by riding an eBike instead of driving your car.  Visit for more information or call Kelly at 1-888-342-0102 to try one today.

NikkiDesigns Duvet Cover Sale 
NikkiDesigns annual Duvet Cover Sale is happening in September!  10% off their natural, custom duvet covers.  
Follow her on  facebook  and  instagram  and  pinterest !  Contact info:   office: 250 924 5679, cel: 250 616 7221
Island Coastal Economic Trust Annual Report

Our 2016-2017 Annual Report is now out. Take a look at some of the great projects and initiatives taking place in the Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast region. One success story featured is the Ucluelet Aquarium, which offers, visitors and locals alike, a unique approach to learning about local sea life.

Small Business BC
Free Webinars - 
Are you thinking about exporting to another Canadian province? The new Canadian Free Trade Agreement makes it easier and less costly for B.C. businesses to export their products and services to new markets across Canada. Participate in Small Business BC's interactive webinar, and learn how your business can leverage the trade agreement to grow your sales.
Thurs. Sept. 14, 1 - 2 pm

Building Employee Skills: How to Access the Canada-B.C. Job GrantSeminar
Developing skilled employees is an integral part of growing any business and retaining staff, but small businesses often find it hard to afford the time and cost of training. That's where the Canada-B.C. Job Grant can help, and Small Business BC is here to help you access this source of funding. Read More...
Thursday, Sept 7th, 10:30am to 11:30am

View the full calendar of all Seminars/Webinars offered by Small Business BC.

11th Annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit
Clean-Tech Panel at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit, Oct. 25 - 26

More than 100 clean-technology companies have taken root on Vancouver Island providing high-value, full-time jobs and strengthening local economies. They are working hard to make domestic sales and to carve out competitive positions in global markets. Learn more at the Clean Tech Panel at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit.   Read More...

Oct. 25 & 26/17
Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC.  
Welcome Wagon
Welcome To the Neighbourhood!

Founded in 1930, Welcome Wagon is a Canadian-owned, FREE service for families experiencing a lifestyle change.

If you know of someone or are new to the community, had a new baby arrive, or started a new business in Ladysmith, BC, this is your invitation to call Eileen, our local Welcome Wagon Rep, so that she can bring you the "most famous basket in the world" - full of free no-obligation greetings, gifts and civic information courtesy of your local merchant.  

If you are a business and wish to participate in our basket please call for more information.

 Contact Eileen Gyger, Ladysmith's local representative at 250-245-0799 or by email

Whats Happening in Ladysmith!

Check out our website for information on upcoming events and send us your events to be added! 
NEW!  Ladysmith Walking Tours :  Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 2pm. 
Transfer Beach Food Concession:  Daily from 11am-7pm
LMS Harbour Tours: Wednesday through Sunday in July and August at the Ladysmith Maritime Society 10am & 2pm
Aug 13, 20, 27  6 - 8pm:  LRCA Concerts in the Park  Transfer Beach Amphitheatre
Aug  24, 31@ 7pm - 9pm Music on the Dock at Ladysmith Maritime Society
Aug 3 - 18, 11am -4pm: Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery presents "Water World"
August 10th - 27th Ladysmith Little Theatre presents "Mrs. Mannerly"
Aug 19-27 11am-4pm Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery presents " Fibre Art Voices "
Aug 24:  Town of Ladysmith:   49th Parallel markers  ribbon cutting celebration at  10:00am at Aggie Plaza
August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Light up the Night
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Arts On The Avenue
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Ladysmith Sidewalk Sale
For further info visit our EVENT CALENDAR on our website!

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