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Brits on the Beach Car Show CANCELLED


Brits on the Beach 2020 cancelled

An annual gathering of old British cars, trucks and motorcycles from all over BC and beyond on

Transfer Beach, Ladysmith (10am to 3pm). We are expecting in excess of
250 vehicles to be exhibited in the beautiful surroundings of Transfer
Beach accompanied by a background of sixties music.
“Brits on the Beach” is an annual show, organised by the Central
Island Branch of the Old English Car Club of BC, a group of
enthusiasts who spend many hours restoring and maintaining these
wonderful vehicles.
Participants will bring their vehicles from the North island, South
island, all over the mainland, Washington State, and sometimes even
farther! If you enjoy all things British, you will have a great time.
You just never know what you’ll see or who you’ll meet. Enjoy
seeing the cars and talk to the owners to find out more about the cars
and there fascinating history.
Vendors will be selling British related items including baked goods,
memorabilia, car parts and much more. Families are encouraged to come
out and participate in our second annual Passport Hunt, find 10
specific cars on the field, get your passport stamped and receive a
gift from Ladysmith and District Credit Union and have your Passport
entered into our Grand Prize Draw for a Remote Control Race Car (one
for up to 10 years old and one for 11-15 years old). In addition,
there will be a 50/50 draw and draws for several gift baskets and door
prize draws for participating vehicles in the show. There will also be
a food concession at the show, courtesy of the Ladysmith Lions Club
The OECC would like to acknowledge the Town of Ladysmith for their
cooperation in helping the club stage this event at one of the best
venues anywhere. OECC would also like to thank their sponsors, 49th
Parallel Grocery store, Ladysmith Credit Union & Pro Print printing &
Everyone is welcome and the best bit, there is no charge for
displaying a vehicle or visiting the display. We will be collecting
for Ladysmith Food Bank and you can make a cash donation (most display
entrants give $10 or more while visitors can drop a ‘toonie’ in
the bucket) or a food donation at the front gate. See you there on
Sunday 12th July.









Tourism Cowichan Road Show

Tourism Cowichan Marketing Road Show
Mark Your Calendars
TC Marketing Road Show is coming to a location near you!
You are invited to attend a presentation on the new marketing toolkit, in particular the Cowichan Signature Stories. We’ll explain how everything works and show you what has been developed to date. And, as these programs are always a work in progress, we will ask for your input on what we can add and highlight in the future.
  • November 21st at the Duncan Ramada from 4 – 6pm
  • November 22nd at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn from 4 – 6pm
  • November 28th at the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer from 4 – 6pm
  • November 29th at the Bridgeman’s Bistro, Mill Bay from 10 – 11:30am
  • November 30th at the Frank Jameson Community Centre, Ladysmith 4 – 6pm


Chamber General Meeting

Chamber General Meeting
Join us for an exciting evening featuring:
  • A report on the results of the Business Walk 2016
  • Guest Speaker to be announced.  An update on Economic Development programs from Amy Melmock, the new Economic Development Officer of the CVRD will be reschedule at a future date.
  • A gourmet meal catered by In the BeanTime
  • Ladysmith Little Theatres Dress Rehearsal for the production of “Sylvia
Date:  Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Location:  Ladysmith Little Theatre
Time:  5:30pm
Cost:  $30.00 (icludes GST & Gratuity)
Business Walk Presentation:  5:30pm – 6:00pm
Dinner:  6:00pm – 6:40pm
Guest Speaker:  6:40pm
Cocktails and Networking:  7:00pm – 7:30pm
Dress Rehearsal of “Sylvia”:  7:30pm -9:00pm


RSVP by Friday, November 18th.  (250) 245-2112.
 Menu:  Catered by: In the Beantime
Menu: Seafood Lasagna(Shrimp, scallop, crab), Vegitarian Lasagna,
Caesar Salad, Thai Quinoa Salad (bocconccini, and pesto vinegrette)
Italian Roasted Cauliflower, Vanilla Fruit Tartlets

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.

We are looking for volunteers to take part in this important event.  If you are able to help from 1:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday, June 22, please contact Mark Drysdale, who is organizing the Chamber’s volunteer effort.  He can be reached at 250.245.2112, or by email .  If you’re a business owner, please make sure you are available in your establishment on Wednesday, June 22nd so you can be a part of this important event and your voice can be heard.

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