Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Join fellow Chamber Members, Directors and Staff as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, share plans for 2016 and recognize efforts contributed to the success of 2015.

When:  Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Time:  11:30 am to 1:00pm Doors open at 11:15am)
Location:  Spice Hut (510 Esplanade Ave)
Cost:  $20 per person (includes, tax and gratuity)   Menu

Guest Speaker:  John Hankins, Chief Executive Officer, 
Nanaimo Economic Development
RSVP by Monday, April 25th 2016,  250-245-2112
SAVE THE DATE!
Chamber 9th Annual Golf Tournament, June 17th 2016
    
Mark your calendars for the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Cottonwood Golf Course.  Information & Registration forms will be sent out soon!  

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Ladysmith Spring Farmers Market

The Spring Farmers Market at the 49th Parallel Grocery store sponsored by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce will run on Tuesdays from 9 am to 1 pm until June 7th.  The Market will then move to Transfer Beach on Saturdays from June 18th until September 17th from 11am to 3pm.  Hope you can take some time to come down and enjoy and support the market. 

WEBINAR
The Power of Buying Local

The Economic Development Division of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour invites you to participate in our next webinar:

Tuesday April 26th, 2016
1:30 - 3:00pm PDT

For every $100 spent at a local business, $46 recirculates in the local economy - which means each local purchase has 2.6 times the economic benefit.     Read more...


Community Gaming Grant Information Workshop

The BC Association for Charitable Gaming (BCACG) is a non-profit society that represents and supports community groups applying for a Community Gaming Grant. David Sheach is the Executive Director and is presenting an information workshop about Community Gaming Grants. This workshop will help you prepare an accurate application and manage the funding according to the conditions of the grant - and answer your questions too.   Click here for more information.

The work shop will be Tuesday April 26, 2016, 3-6pm at:
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 171
621 1st Avenue
Ladysmith, BC  V9G 1A2
RSVP TO DIANE AT 250-245-2273  OR EMAIL 

News from our Membership

MARY FOX POTTERY:  Congratulations to Mary Fox for becoming the 5th ÉCONOMUSÉE® on Vancouver Island!  Read More.. .
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTSThe  Ladysmith Festival of Lights  and  Nanaimo Airport  have put together this  great video  to see what is involved in making this successful event happen. Read More..
TAKE 5:  Check out the great video produced by the Take 5 showcasing Ladysmith. Thanks Take 5, well done!
MAIN SREET YARN:  We invite you to come and sit and stitch on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Read More...
LAFF:  Looking for something fun to do on Sun, May 29th?  3RD ANNUAL LAFF GOLF DAY.  Register here.  
News from the LDBA

Chamber Members are invited!
The Ladysmith Downtown Business Association is switching things up a little this month and are trying out an evening membership meeting on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30pm upstairs at the Legion.  Afterwards, they are hosting a business mixer with drink specials at the Fox & Hounds and they've invited Chamber members to join in on the festivities!  (In fact, all business owners in town are welcome to attend both/either the meeting and mixer, regardless of membership)   Join us and our LDBA colleagues for a bit of networking and fun - see you April 20th.
 
May 2nd: "5th Annual First Avenue Trash Pickup" from 11 am to 12 pm, meet outside Royal LePage
 
May 30th: Heart&Stroke Big Bike, join the "LDBA Outrageous Cruisers" (minimum fundraise is $50 per person)


Ladysmith
HOME & BUSINESS SHOW

Beautiful weather last weekend brought 900+ people to the Show this year.  Thank you to all of the  Exhibitors  that participated as well as our invaluable volunteers, COPS (Citizens on Patrol) for their overnight security, the 49th Parallel Grocery for their continued support. 

Thank you to our Media Sponsors, The Chronicle, Coast Outdoor Advertising, and The Wave / The Wolf Radio.  The Ladysmith Chronicle visited the show, check out the great video coverage of the event  here. 

Huge Thank you to our Major Sponsor:   

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