LADYSMITH BUSINESS WALK 2016


In conjunction with the Town of Ladysmith and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is helping to organize a Business Walk 2016 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. 

A "Business Walk" is a day dedicated to learning more about our local businesses through face-to-face interviews on their turf.   Volunteer teams will be going door to door from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and they will be asking business owners or managers a few questions about their businesses.  All information will be kept strictly confidential.   By taking the time to answer just a few questions, these folks will be providing valuable information that area support agencies (like the Town,  Chamber and LDBA) will use to develop programs and services  to  support and help grow our local businesses. READ MORE...
SAVE THE DATE!
Chamber 9th Annual Golf Tournament, June 17th 2016
    

Join us on June 17th, 2016 at Cottonwood Golf Course for the 9th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament and make sure your business is well represented.

  Call 250-245-2112 or  email  if you have any questions

3 Hole in One Sponsors including: 
  • 49th Parallel $5000 Hole in One
  • A&W ~ Car Hole in One 
  • Benjamin Moore ~ Full Interior & Exterior Hole in One (paint & supplies).  

We also have some  Top Notch Live and Silent Auction items! From Westjet tickets, Victoria getaways, Fortis BC Napolean BBQ, Whale Watching, Cheers Cowichan Wine Tour to Loads of Driveway Chips just to start.   



2016 Chamber Board of Directors

  • President:Alana Newton (Alana Newton Enterprises)
  • Treasurer: John de Leeuw (Ladysmith & District Credit Union
  • Secretary: Jennifer Ostle (Jennifer Ostle Notary Public)
  • Director: Sean Dunlop (Home Hardware Building Centre
  • Director:  Trent Kaese (Cottonwood Golf Course)
  • Director: Cheri Mactier (Realtor Re/Max Ocean Pointe)
  • Director:  Cyndi Beaulieu (Realtor Royal Lepage)
  • Director:  Jason Kelland (CJ Enterprises / A&W Ladysmith)
 
Tourism Cowichan
Tourism Town Hall Meeting Invitation

A New Tourism Plan for the Region

Please join the Tourism Cowichan Society at our Town Hall Meetings
The Tourism Cowichan Society (TCS) is the new destination marketing association for the region. We have developed a multi-level tactical campaign to bring business to the valley and new dollars to the marketing budget.
The current $120,000 annual budget will be matched with an additional $138,000 from Destination BC. This, alongside stakeholder investment, will substantially increase the capabilities of the marketing reach and effectiveness in just the first year alone.
Strategic alliances with Tourism Vancouver Island, Destination BC and Tourism Victoria are being formed, and other funding options, such as the Municipal Regional District Tax, are being explored.

Click Here for more information  and for meeting dates and locations. 


News from our Membership

  IN THE BEAN TIME CAFE:   Our new venture, The Oyster Bay Cafe will be opening this Friday, May 20th....... 
SEALEGS KAYAKING at Transfer Beach is now open 7 days a week for the season!  Sign up for Sealegs' Basic Sea Kayak Course ................
OYSTER BAY BEACH HOUSE: Grand opening celebration is June 02/16 from 4 to 7pm.  Paradise awaits you at this two story Beach house  situated......
NIKKI DESIGNS is moving!  Starting June 1 our new location will be  ...... 
LADYSMITH MARINA:  Our annual marine garage sale is back again for 2016! JUNE 11TH  .....

Read More from these members and others! 

News from the LDBA

OLD TYME CHRISTMAS  
Old Tyme Christmas 2016 - Volunteers Needed!  Read More
 
HEART & STROKE BIG BIKE
May 30th: Heart&Stroke Big Bike, join the "LDBA Outrageous Cruisers" (minimum fundraise is $50 per person) Read More


Upcoming Events:  

Public Works Day, May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Art Show: Art & Fashion, May 17 to May 30 
Dine on the Dock, May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ladysmith Farmers Market at the 49th, May 24, 31 and June 7, 14
Ladysmith Maritime Festival, May 28, 29
Rotary Garden Tour, May 29
3rd Annual Laff Golf Day, May 29 @ 3:00 am - 8:00 pm
LRCA Fundraiser, Hanging Basket and Hot Dog Sale, May 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LDBA Outrageous Cruisers, Heart & Stroke Big Bike, May 30 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Evergreen Cremation Centre, Live Well, Leave Well Free Planning Session, June 1 
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Art Show: What's in the Jar? June 3rd to June 27th
Dine on the Dock, June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LMS Kids Pirate Day, June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ladysmith Kinsmen Club presents Alf Carter Band, Dinner and Dance, June 11
Ladysmith Marina Garage Sale, June 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
In the Beantime ~ Skellig in Concert, June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 14th.  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. 

News just in...

BC Chamber 
NEWS RELEASE
BC Chamber welcomes NEB approval of Trans Mountain Expansion.   Read More...

Protecting our Coastal Waterways petition:  
Click Here to sign the petition to clean up abandoned vessels. For more information visit  Sheila Malcolmson, the NDP Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Ladysmith website

BC Ambassador People's Choice Award.  
For those of you who don't know.. Madeline Tremblay, from our Town, is a candidate in the BC Ambassador program.
Madeline was Ladysmith Ambassador in 2012 and did an amazing job.  Now she has just finished 4 years at VIU and wants to continue on to get a medical degree at UBC.   The People's Choice receives a scholarship which will really help her in her medical direction.  Maddy would do a HUGE job as a BC Ambassador and would represent and promote our Town all over the province.
Click Here to Vote for Madeline.  Y ou can VOTE EVERY DAY!!!

Get Youth Working Program:   The Get Youth Working Program offers eligible employers in specified regions a $2,800 Wage Subsidy as an incentive to hire eligible youth age 15 to 29. Click here for more info. 

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