Chamber Annual General Meeting

Join fellow Chamber Members, Directors and Staff as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, share plans for 2018 and recognize efforts contributing to the success of 2017.

DATE:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018
LOCATION:  Kiwi Cove Lodge  Map
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 5:00)
Cost:  $25.00 per Chamber Member & Guest | $30.00 Non Members (includes taxes and gratuities)
Menu:  Appies (Deviled eggs | Tapenade Crostini | Curry Hummus with naan crackers | Veggie platter and dip | Charcuterie Board.   Catered by  Kiwi Cove Lodge Beer Tasting Compliments of  Riot Brewing
RSVP before Friday, April 06, 2018 by   email or call 250-245-2112
Everyone Welcome.  Those attending will need to be a paid-up member for 2018 to vote.
Guest Speakers:
Karen Elgersma, Executive Director - Tourism Cowichan
Topic:  Update on what is happening with Tourism Cowichan and how Ladysmith as a Community and you as a stakeholder can take advantage of what TCS has to offer.
Peter Watts, General Manager - MasterBUILT Hotels 
Topic:  Update on the progress of the new Hotel at Oyster Bay.  
 
Thank you to our Sponsors for this event



Your 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? MindReader@bcchamber.org 

Welcome New Chamber Members

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HOUSITTERS INC.:  Serving Duncan, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton & Nanaimo.  Secure home checks, cat & small pet care by retired RCMP members & associates.
There was a time when you left the care of your home - your castle - and your biggest monetary investment to a friend, neighbor or relative when you went away. As lifestyles have become busier, insurance requirements more stringent, neighbors less known and families more distant -who do you ask to check on your home when you can't be there? Contact June & Rob Robinson at 250-713-5110 or visit www.housesittersinc.com


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 April 20th Newsletter

LADYSMITH KINSMEN:  Ladysmith Kinsmen are looking for your support to build public washrooms downtown. The project is going to cost $84,000. The Kinsmen have raised close to $45,000 but more is needed. We hope each downtown business could donate $100 and that would take us a long way towards completion. Accessible public washrooms are greatly needed downtown not only for local shoppers but for visitors as well. Please help. Contact Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263
LADYSMITH GOLF CLUB SOCIETY:  Annual General Meeting:  Sunday April, 08, 2018 at 2pm at the Clubhouse (380 Davis Road).  Everyone Welcome!
MAYA NORTE:  The Maya Norte is now open!  New hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm until late.  Call 250-624 for reservations and for upcoming Live Music!  Outdoor Patio to open this summer!
 
Black Tie Awards & Auction
April 07, 2018

Congratulations to all of the Nominees that were nominated in the 2018 Black Tie Awards.  We would like to make a special acknowledgement to the following 5 Ladysmith Chamber Members who have been nominated.

IN THE BEANTIME  | OLD TOWN BAKERY | WILD POPPY BISTRO 
                      

CHEERS COWICHAN TOURS | RIOT BREWING
      
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Finalists for the 2018 Black Tie Awards have now been announced.  Big shout out to OLD TOWN BAKERY AND RIOT BREWING for becoming a Finalist!   You can find all the nominees and finalists on the Duncan Cowichan Chamber website.  Or read the press release and list below: 
Congratulations to all!
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Tickets for the Black Tie Awards on April 7 are now available online
Now that the Finalists are announced, tickets are in demand for the 21st Black Tie Awards.  Available now at this special event page
Town of Ladysmith
  • Developers are invited to participate in a Town of Ladysmith survey about how to improve service. The survey is part of a review of Ladysmith development applications. To take the survey, please visit:  http://ow.ly/oGvF30iLULT 
  • Federal Gas Tax funding with help to restore the Ladysmith Machine Shop.  Read More...
  • Ladysmith receives first round of funding for derelict boats...   Read More... 
  • Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership meeting is Thursday, April 19th, 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...
Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games is Hiring!  
T he 2018 Cowichan BC Summer Games is hiring enthusiastic, hands-on dynamic individuals from across the Cowichan Region to join our team immediately! 
 
We are in need of: 
  • Warehouse Assistant - 1
  • Directorate Assistants - 8
  • Receptionist/Office Assistant - 1
  • Job Creation Partnership Program Supervisor -1
These positions are created through a Job Creation Partnership. Please review job postings for complete eligibility requirements, and how to apply. Positions will remain open until filled.
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.

Junior Achievement
Ladysmith Intermediate requires two additional Volunteer facilitators

Junior Achievement British Columbia-JABC- www.jabc.ca , is part of an international non-profit organization that delivers business-training programs to schools through volunteers from local business organizations. JABC programs are FREE to the schools. The programs provide youth with the skills to make better financial decisions, start a company, develop a career plan and express their innovative spirit.   Read More...

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! 

March 20-23 @ 11am  -  4pm:  Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery presents "Sense of Place"
March 24 @ 7pm  - ? :  RCL 171 presents "Rock n Roll Junkies"
March 24-April 01 @ 11am  -  4pm pm:  Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Presents: Immortal Narratives
April 3-9:  Town of Ladysmith Spring Clean Up Week
April 5 @ 9:30am  -  12pm;  Healthy Start to Learning at Aggie Hall 
April 6 @ 7pm -  9pm:  In The Beantime Presents: Deaf Aids- Beatles Tribute
April 4-13 @ 11:00 am  -  4:00 pm:  Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery "Student Show"
April 12-May 06:  Ladysmith Little Theatre presents:  "Once Upon a Mattress" 
April 20-22:  Ladysmith Spring Art Show   

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

Contact:
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112