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Chamber Member News: October 20, 2016

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Chamber Member News: October 20, 2016

Waypoint Insurance:  We are excited to announce that Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres is rebranding to Waypoint Insurance!   Though our name has been changed; we have not changed owners, management or our commitment to our clients and community.  Our goal remains to continue providing you with high-quality, responsive service and to make this transition transparent to you as we move forward.

“A waypoint is a landmark used for navigation, to help guide us in our journey.  We rely on life’s waypoints, grounding us, and compelling us to go out and live life as fully as our hearts desire. Whatever the path, Waypoint will always be there, providing stillness, security and empowering us to take on all the opportunities that life holds.”

We look forward to continuing strengthening our relationship with you as well as offer you an array of services and coverage to meet your needs.We appreciate your continued confidence in us and your support.

Community Futures Central Island:  FALL BUSINESS LOANS APPLICATION INTAKE TAKING PLACE NOW!  Community Futures Central Island provides repayable funding to local, rural small businesses for working capital, equipment purchase or lease, and business purchase or expansion. Pan-West Community Futures 2015-2016 Summary shows that the BC CF offices handed out loans to 626 rural business at a value of $30,184,573, creating or sustaining 1921 jobs. Now that is something to be crow about. We’re gearing up for the next intake of business loan applications. Click here to find out what is needed to submit a loan application then talk to CFCI Business Analyst Michael Granholm  for full details.

Fall is also a good time to re-stake your business goals. And that takes strategic planning! We can work with you and your team to facilitate planning to keep your business on the right track. Email Jolynn Green to talk strategic planning. Check out what we do on our newly-updated You Tube page!

Pacific Salmon Foundation: PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION PROVIDES ALMOST $10,000 TO LADYSMITH AREA SALMON PROJECTS.  Support them by attending the Pacific Salmon Foundations Nanaimo Dinner/Dance & Auction, November 26th.  Tickets $65.  Contact Rob Waters 250-245-210-7011 or email .

Community Futures Cowichan offers Micro Loans!  Local entrepreneurs can turn a great idea into a new business venture, or for working capital. Micro loans are good for our local economy and can make a real difference.  For more information, please visit

CVRD:  Local Ladysmith area transit routes are changed as of Monday, October 3.  Full details can be found online and new Cowichan Valley Transit Rider’s guides are available at the Chamber office

LRCA Bingo RUNS EVERY WEDNESDAY!  Come join us at St. Mary’s Church Hall on 4th Ave.  Doors open at 5:00 PM  Games start at 6:30 PM. KNOW YOUR LIMIT, PLAY WITHIN IT!

LRCA Hallowe’en Dance at Aggie Hall.  October 29th at 8:00 pm.  DJ* Dancing* Come in Costume* Bar (run by kinsmen)!  $12 at the Door  – 19 and up.  It will be a A Bloody Good Time.

Ladysmith Printing/Thread Setter Designs/Versa Sign:  With the holidays approaching, now is the time to order seasonal items customized with your design or logo including tree ornaments and chocolates as well as calendars for 2017.  Contact Thread Setter Designs for details 250-246-5262

Nanaimo Airport:  Time to turn your bucket list dream holiday into reality! Join us Friday Oct 28th, 5.30pm for our BucketList Travel Show. Global BC‘s travel expertClaire Newell Travel will be sharing all her top travel tips, spots and secrets!

Fraternal Order of Eagles:  FREE Soup and sandwiches after Remembrance day service (members and guests), Light up Spaghetti dinner 3-7 pm. Membership men Mike (250)245-8773 women Arlene (250)713-8218.

Evergreen Cremation: From Cremation to Creation.  Kevin Owens is bringing the Living Reef Memorial to the Georgia Strait.   Just beneath the waves, life is being created through cremation. A Living Reef Memorial is a welcoming positive in an otherwise tragic time.  Families experience feel a great sense of pride when talking about the choice they have made for their loved one, and their loved one will be just beneath the waves in an ocean that is majestic and wondrous.  For more information please contact Kevin at Evergreen Cremation Centre 250-924-8484, or find us on facebook.  You can also contact

VI Truck Teck Ltd:   We have improved  the efficiency of our service with the addition of a 12,000lb Hoist. Come on by and see Wayne and Debbie to get your vehicle ready for winter!( We Do Cars Too!) 250-245-3092 or visit

Chemainus Theatre: CHEMAINUS, BC – The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s new production is comedy with a message. Full of heart and humour, Hilda’s Yard is a theatrical gem by Canada’s most-produced playwright Norm Foster. The acclaimed play depicts how an extraordinary day in the life of two typical, working-class empty-nesters, is interrupted by a few unexpected arrivals who turn their peaceful back yard into a hotbed of crisis. Hilda’s Yard runs October 7 to November 5. Tickets are available now at 1-800-565-7738 or

Festival of Lights:  Help support the Festival of Lights by donating your 49th Parallel Receipts.  Put the date aside if you can make it to our work party on Sunday Nov. 6.  9am in the upper 49th Parking Lot.  Call 250-245-5888.  The more volunteers we have the easier it is for everyone to get finished early.  Pick up or drop off your Parade Entry forms at the Chamber office.  You can also get the last of the Festival of Lights t-shirts at the Chamber office too!