West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016  
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Starbucks, Dundarave Village
2416 Marine Drive. West Vancouver 

Want to grow your business?
Meet new business contacts from across the North Shore?
Join us for Speed Networking! - This fun networking event lets you can pitch your business to other guests while enjoying wine & appetizers.
 What is Speed Networking? Each person has 3 minutes to explain their business to a guest; a bell rings and it's the other guest's turn to highlight their business. Another bell rings and everyone switches tables. 
60% SOLD
WV Chamber members: $25    Non-members $35  *+GST
Ticket includes appetizers and one glass of wine. CASH WINE BAR
Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time. 
Featuring Starbucks Panini!
Presenting Sponsor:
Venue Sponsor: Starbucks, Dundarave 
We thank our generous sponsors for their support!
Buy a Speed Networking ticket Now


The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce presents
All Candidates Meeting  
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts
1700 Mathers, West Vancouver
6:00 pm to 6:50 pm
Doors open to mix and mingle

 Admission is free, but RSVP IS REQUIRED:
Please your RSVP 
**NOTE: Festival seating. No Reserved Seats. (First come, first seated)
Supported by: 
Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association, Caulfeild Business Association, Horseshoe Bay Business Association, Park Royal Shopping Centre
Media Sponsor

Candidates for Councillor (one to be elected): 
David Ayriss, Farzaneh Bamani, Joanna Baxter, Tom Dodd, Tara Haddad, Rosa Jafar, Jon Johnson, David A. Jones, Andy Krawczyk, Peter Lambur, Vernon Pahl, Carolanne Reynolds.
The election will be on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The term for the position will end October 2018, when the next general local election will be held. 

Four All Candidates Meetings are being offered by community organizations as listed below:

The Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers'
TONIGHT Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Seniors' Activity Centre (Activity Room) - 695 21st Street  
The North Shore Community Resources Society
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.
West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall) - 1950 Marine Drive 
The Seniors' Activity Centre Advisory Board
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Seniors' Activity Centre (Activity Room) - 695 21st Street
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts, Theatre
See info above
Buy Christmas Dinner ticket Now


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Capilano Golf & Country Club
420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver
Join us for the Chamber's annual Christmas Dinner and Auction - Start off with a Champagne Reception and then enjoy a fabulous gourmet Christmas Dinner Buffet at the lovely Capilano Golf & Country Club.  The Evening also features our largest Live & Silent Auction of the year - a great way for you to do some Christmas shopping while supporting the Chamber

Christmas Dinner Tickets: Members $125   Non-members $140 + GST
Ticket includes a glass of Champagne, Gourmet Christmas dinner buffet and wine at your table

Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time. 

Champagne and Presenting Sponsor

Wine Sponsors


  Last Call for Auction items

We welcome your Auction Donations! Thank you to all who have donated! Last call for you to showcase your business and support your local Chamber of Commerce, the Food Bank and West Vancouver Firefighters Charity with this event. Have an item to donate?  Contact Debbie Janson, West Vancouver Chamber 604-926-6614 or We can arrange for pickup of your donation.
Thank you to our Donors 

Raffle Prize: Framed Oil Painting by artist Jane Clark "Into the White Unknown"

Auction items 

A Stylish Arrival - chauffeured ride in 1930 Beauford convertible with champagne
Accent Inns - One night Accommodation for Two
Artists for Conservation - 2016 AFC book signed by artists + calendar
Beachhouse Restaurant - $100 Gift Certificate
Bowen Island Golf Club - (4) 9-hole passes round of golf
BC Ferries - passage for two with vehicle
British Pacific Properties - $500 Wine & Beer Gift Basket
BFit Personal Training - fitness certificate
Capilano Golf and Country Club - A Day of Golf for Two
Capilano University - CapU Singers CD
Caulfeild Gallery - framed print
Coho Society - numbered print by artist Daniel Izzard "Return of the Capilano Coho"
Cypress Mountain -Cypress hat, hoodie, (2) Cross-country & snow tubing tickets
Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers - Tour & Tasting for 5
Freedom Health Studio - fitness Certificate + T-shirt
Hollyburn House - Gift Basket with Wine and delicious food items
Jones & Company Custom Framing - framed art print + Gift Certificate
Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts - Tickets for two to Ashley MacIsaac and to a Theatre performance
Loblaws - City Market Park Royal - basket of goodies from their store
Loren, Nancke & Co. - Browns Socialhouse gift certificates
Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic - gift basket
Milestones, Park Royal - 'Monday Girls Night Out' for 4 guests gift certificate
Move It YVR - $500 off moving Certificate for Metro Vancouver Residential Moving
MP Ralph Sultan -  host of lunch for 2-4 guests at the Parliamentary Dining Room
North Shore News - 2 Canucks tickets
Olive & Anchor - two $100 Gift Certificates
Pinnacle Hotel At the Pier - one night stay for two
including breakfast in their Lobby Restaurant and Bar
Rick Loren - Canucks tickets
Roper Greyell LLP Employment + Labour Lawyers - Gift basket with wine & fleece blanket
Sea to Sky Gondola - One Day -two adult visit on the Sea to Sky Gondola, in Squamish
St. John Ambulance - Emergency preparedness Kit!
Team Beauty - Rodan+Fields - mini facials
Toby Rae Holistic Health - individual wellness program
Victor J. Harrison - handmade pottery
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Board - International gourmet Wine basket
West Vancouver Memorial Library -framed archival photograph from their collection
West Vancouver Police Department - ride to work or school in a police car!
West Vancouver Yacht Club - sailing lessons
Thank you to our Donors 

Christmas Dinner Tickets: Members $125   Non-members $140 + GST
Ticket includes a glass of Champagne, Gourmet Christmas dinner buffet and wine
Buy Christmas Dinner ticket Now



Mulgrave School

Mulgrave School is a co-ed, non-denominational International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that predominantly serves the North Shore of Vancouver. As an independent school with a reputation for academic excellence and a broad, holistic education, we offer all three of the IB programs to our students from Preschool (ages 3 & 4) to Grade 12 in a spectacular campus nestled in the foothills of Cypress Mountain.

Our academic programs are enriched by myriad co-curricular opportunities that span the areas of visual & performing arts, service & leadership, athletics, and outdoor education. The Mulgrave community is also known for its warm, inclusive nature and its commitment to a global worldview. Mulgrave students are inquirers who are self-motivated but appreciate the support and tremendous care they receive from their dedicated teachers. The small student to teacher ratios at Mulgrave allow for a personalized, high-quality educational experience that sets our students up for success at university and far beyond. 

Contact Info: Elizabeth Calderon,
Director of Admissions
(604) 913-6041



North Shore Business Showcase - Save the Date!

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is hosting our 4th Annual North Shore Business Showcase on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Park Royal South, 2nd Floor (near the Food Court). 26 tables will feature participating North Shore and Bowen Island businesses. Further details in future newsletters.  Tables/Half-Tables will go on sale early December. A great opportunity to showcase your business to the public and network with other business owners.

Your'e Invited! Grant Opening of Maison Senior Living Nov 5 & 6 


How to report payroll source deductions – Free CRA webinar for businesses

The Canada Revenue Agency will be hosting a free and interactive webinar about how to report payroll source deductions - the first of a three-part webinar series that gives step-by-step instructions on employers’ reporting requirements. The webinar will explain:
Employers’ responsibilities; How to report source deductions; How to fill out slips and summaries
Register for this webinar if you are an employer;  a worker; new to payroll;interested in understanding your reporting obligations

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get more information throughout the webinar.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at various times


Better Business Bureau brings new look to BBB Business Review 

Starting October 17th, your BBB Business Review will have a whole new look and functionality. Most importantly, is the adoption of a name change from Business Reviews to “Business Profiles.” Through extensive research, it was found that “BBB Business Profile” explained the online database better than “BBB Business Review.”

BBB serving Mainland BC is proud to be the first bureau in the North American BBB network to adopt these changes. The rest of the 108 bureaus will follow suit over the next few months. 


Thank you Jane Clark

A big thank you to artist Jane Clark for loaning the Chamber office wonderful artwork that she has painted. Jane has loaned us several painting in recent years. Currently showing in our office is Provenance - Valley of Gold and Dreams, BC Series, oil on canvas and Provenance -Adventurers of Canada, Site: Northern BC, oil on canvas. 

Not a member yet?  Join us! 

A Chamber of Commerce membership is your introduction to the local business community. We are the 'umbrella' organization promoting business in West Vancouver and Bowen Island.  

Members have access to great benefits, networking opportunities and special ticket prices on all of our events. New Members are featured in this newsletter; sent to over 1500 subscribers. Business in Vancouver provides a complementary subscription of their magazine to our members. Businesses do not need to be located in West Vancouver to join us. 

Contact Debbie Janson, Membership & Events Manager   (604)926.6614
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