Celebrating Chamber Week 2018
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 88 Years serving Ladysmith and Area.  

British Columbia has proclaimed February 19-23, 2018 Chamber of Commerce week to recognize the outstanding commitment of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in supporting local business, boosting economic development opportunities, and providing essential resources for business in our community.
"Chambers - and their members - are the people who power BC," said Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. "Whether that means acting as a cheerleader for local businesses, being an loyal advocate for members, or stepping in at the right moment with an great benefit or resource, Chambers have been supporting businesses and communities for over a century." 
Chambers are a valuable tool in providing local insight on the business environment and economic drivers in across the province. Our community as whole benefits from understanding the issues facing the people who power BC.  Read More...

Welcome New Chamber Members

TIMBERWEST FOREST CORP:   Stewardship that creates value.   In operation on Vancouver Island and the BC Coast for over 100 years, we provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs annually in Coastal BC communities.  250-716-3700

HIGH PERFORMANCE LANDSCAPING is a locally owned and operated landscaping and yard maintenance company.  With over 20 years experience between their two employees.  High Performance Landscaping can assist you with all your yard and garden needs. Call Dave at   (250) 327-5896 or email

LADYSMITH YACHT CLUB was formed in 1985. The Club activities include recreational cruises to interesting venues in the Gulf Islands, as well as an enjoyable social program.  They have great membership meetings, usually with guest speakers, videos or other activities of interest.  Email

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 website.  
News from Chamber Members
Send us your News for the March 16th Newsletter

MAIN STREET YARN:  Did you know that every Tuesday and Thursday morning....
RIOT BREWERY:  Upcoming events!  We are very excited to share with you that...
ANTIQUE ADDICT:  COTTAGE PAINT 101 workshops: learn the basics plus....
VANCOUVER ISLAND MOTORSPORT CIRCUIT:  Coffee & Cars comes to the....
WATERFRONT ART GALLERY presents:  Pete Seeger's The Incompleat Folksinger... 
CITRISCYCLES.CA:  Explore the beauty of spring on Vancouver Island from the seat...

NEWS RELEASE: BC Chamber of Commerce Responds to Budget 2018
Key investments in housing and childcare - but business bracing for massive tax hike  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 20, 2018)
Victoria, February 20, 2018 - Today's provincial budget reflects a social agenda with meaningful investments in both housing attainability and childcare - two areas of deep interest to the BC Chamber network -  but it leaves the business community to pick up a $1.92 billion tab on MSP by the fiscal year 2020.  Read More...

Town of Ladysmith
  • Grants in Aid due by February 28th.  Read More...  
  • Ladysmith Youth Plan: Your voice. Your vision. Our community.  Read More... 
  • Construction on the Town's new bio-solids facility is complete. Check out Our Ladysmith to learn more about how this state of the art facility represents a generational investment into the Town's future.  Read More... 
  • Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership meeting is Thursday, March 15th, 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...
Cowichan Career & Job Fair  

Global Vocational Services Inc., the Cowichan WorkBC  Employment Services Centre, is hosting the 6th annual hiring event:
Wednesday, March 7th
10am - 2pm
Heritage Hall, Island Savings Centre
2687 James Street, Duncan

FREE EVENT for employers & job seekers
To register click here, visit our website   
T: 250.748.9880 F: 250-746-8986

Junior Achievement
Mentorship - Business of Our Own grade 6/7 & Our Business World grade 5
 Are you a Business owner and/or Professional owner who wants to share your work and life experience with grades 5/6/7 budding entrepreneurs? 
Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) provides FREE school programs  focused on Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and ENTREPREUNERSHIP for youth grades 5-12. JABC recruits Community Business owners and Community Leaders to facilitate the programs in their local schools. JABC provides the curriculum and training, but it is when YOU share your experience and skills that the information becomes real and relevant for the students. The Volunteers are the Gold of JABC. 
Ladysmith Elementary students need six Volunteers! Are you one of them? SHARE your expertise and life skills! Read More...

Volunteer Cowichan
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! March 2nd deadline!

Nominate a youth for a Leaders of Tomorrow Award!   This is your opportunity to nominate youth (age 6 to 24) that demonstrate leadership through their volunteer efforts.   This event is "all about the nomination", acknowledging all efforts made by each volunteer in their own special way.  The LOT Team is seeking your nominations for the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards.
The awards event to be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Island Saving Center.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 2, 2018.  Don't delay nominate today!
BC Chamber & Neighbouring Chambers News
Keep in touch with whats happening.

Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

The Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games are around the corner and our region needs your help! 3000 volunteers are required to assist with all aspects of hosting the G ames including transportation, ceremonies, accommodations, meals and venue management at 27 venues across the Cowichan Valley, including Ladysmith. You can apply to volunteer here.

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! 

February 14 - 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm:  Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery 8th Annual Fine Art Show  
February 15 to March 04:  Ladysmith Little Theatre Presents "The Kitchen Witches"  
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm:   Heritage Week Event " Stands the Test of Time " at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Dock  
February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 4th Annual Light up the Night with Rotary Lanterns for Polio at Transfer Beach  
February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm:  LRCA Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser  
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:  RCL Branch 171 presents Scott Christie "Impossible Hypnotist"  
February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Kinsmen KINdness Day Free Swim @ FJCC  
March 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery presents "Sense of Place"

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