West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter August 24, 2016
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Taste of Dundarave

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
5:00pm to 8:00pm


This fun event offers the chance to explore the many wonderful businesses in Dundarave Village.  Your ticket is a passport to visit each participating business and receive a sample: food, wine, discounts, coupons, and more...

Stroll along Marine Drive between 24th & 25th Streets in West Vancouver, listen to outdoor music and visit over 30 fantastic stores, restaurants and service providers.

Tickets: Adult $20; Child 12 and under $5

Presenting Sponsor              Silver Sponsor                     

Businesses participating:

Art Mania Studio * BJ's Fashions * Buckland Southerst Gallery * Cypress Insurance
Delany's Coffee House *  Dundarave Wine Seller * Encore Fashion Boutique * EuroHouse Group * Expedia Cruiseshipcentres * Farica JewelersFeast * First Point Education * IGA Market Place *Innovative Fitness *The Knit and Stitch Shoppe *The Latest Scoop *Libations Liquor Store * Limelight Floral Design * Maison Senior Living *Redfish Kids * The Red Lion Bar & Grill * Red Horses Gallery  * Restoration of Art * Seawall Dental *  Sebastian & Co Fine Meats  * Shoppers Drug Mart * Starbucks Coffee * Temper Chocolate and Pastry * Treasure Chest Antiques * The Vitamin House * West Van Vacuum Centre * West Vancouver Housing Association West Vancouver Memorial Library 

Partial proceeds of tickets to Variety - The Children's Charity 
Buy a Taste of Dundarave Ticket Now

Annual General Meeting & Members Reception 

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Milestones Grill & Bar
Park Royal, West Vancouver 

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Members are invited to our Annual General Meeting & Members Reception on Tuesday, September 20, from 5 pm-7 pm at Milestones Park Royal on their newly renovated patio. AGM starts at 6:00pm SHARP. 

Meet your new Board of Directors, hear the latest updates, network and enjoy complementary appetizers and a glass of wine.  Generously Sponsored by Milestones, Park Royal. Free for Chamber members but you must RSVP.  To RSVP, phone our office 604-926-6614 or email Not a member yet?  Want to join? Visit our WEBSITE

Thank you to our venue sponsor:



Silk Enterprise:

Silk Enterprise was launched in 2008 as a fashion brand for hand painted silk dresses for women. Product line includes hand painted long dresses, scarves, short shirts, jackets & kaftans. Our products have been displayed in many fashion shows & exhibitions in South Asia, North America & Australia. Silk Enterprise has loyal client base all across the globe and is known for its unique and original designs.

Visit our website:
(778) 227-0017 


Coho Festival coming up September 11

The annual Coho Festival takes place Sunday, September 11 from 11 am to 6 pm at Ambleside beach, West Vancouver.  The Festival will feature their famous Coho Salmon Barbecue, the Coho Garden, Stewardship Zone, Kids Park, Main Stage and Squamish Nation Village. The day starts with a Coho Run, Coho Swim, Coho Walk, pancake breakfast and much more.

The continued focus of the Coho Festival is the education on the protection of fish and their environment. The festival is now primarily a fundraising event to assist North Shore stewardship groups’ efforts to rebuild, repair and maintain salmon and other aquatic species and their habitats.
The Squamish Nation will again be participating and welcoming all to Swá?wi (Ambleside Park). The Squamish Nation Village displays unique traditions and cultures including their interconnections and relationship to the salmon.
New this year, Canada’s legendary rock band Chilliwack will be performing live at this year’s Festival -  known for consistently powerful shows and numerous Canadian and international hits including Lonesome Mary, California Girl and Whatcha Gonna Do.   Learn more

Volunteers at the BBQ !


Cypress Village Speaker Series 

British Pacific Properties
, in partnership with the Hollyburn Family Services Society, is pleased to offer priority early-bird registration for part three of the Cypress Village Speaker Series featuring internationally celebrated urbanist, Richard Florida.

In 2013, Mr. Florida was named by MIT as the world’s most influential thought leader and TIME magazine recognized his Twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world. He has penned several global best sellers, including the award winning The Rise of the Creative Class.

We anticipate this free event will fill up quickly, so be sure to register ahead of time.
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Doors at 6:30 pm, Presentation to begin at 7 pm
Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts
1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver


Capilano University Executive Invitation to Summer Social Networking Event

Capilano University Executive Education is hosting a complimentary end-of-summer networking event for North Shore young entrepreneurs and business leaders.

This is not only a chance to mingle with your North Shore peers, but also with a group of visiting MBA students from Vienna, Austria.  These visiting MBA students are working professionals and emerging leaders from a variety of key European industries. They will be in town to attend a Summer Institute on Digital Communications Strategies, hosted by Capilano University Executive Education.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to build relationships and grow your business – potentially in Europe too! 
When: Thursday, August 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Marina Side Grill (1653 Columbia St, North Vancouver)
Cost: FREE with RSVP.  RSVP to Hayley Fullarton at

Chamber members: YELL CANADA is looking for two exceptional West Vancouver business leaders & innovators

YELL Canada is looking for two exceptional West Vancouver business leaders and innovators in West Vancouver to join their Entrepreneur's Panel in front of a class of bright West Van high school students. 

When: Monday Sept 26th, 2016 from 4-6 pm
Where: West Vancouver Secondary School
What: A panel of 3 entrepreneurs will share their stories and insights in an interactive 90 minute panel and Q&A
Who will attend:  30 high school students (15-18 yrs.) from across West Vancouver studying YELL Canada's entrepreneurship and leadership course
Business leaders & Innovators: West Van's future leaders could learn a thing or two from you!
Interested?  Please contact David Cameron,  Executive Director of YELL Canada directly at 
YELL Canada is a Canadian charity investing in youth leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in our high school classrooms, free of charge to our public school system. In partnership with both the public and private sector, YELL supports the delivery of its own accredited business and entrepreneurship course, providing teachers with training and world-class resources, and connecting youth to mentors and business leaders in the classroom

The Art of Leadership Conference - Vancouver

The Art of Leadership conference brings world-renowned leaders and bestselling authors for a full day of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership strategies. Connect with over 1,200 of Vancouver’s most influential professionals and gain insights from:
• Tom Peters – One of the Most Influential Business Thinkers of All Time & International Bestselling Author
• Sir Ken Robinson – Internationally Acclaimed Expert on Creativity and Innovation & New York Times Bestselling Author
• Neil Pasricha – New York Times Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome & The Happiness Equation
• Tammy Heermann – Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge
• Michael Bungay Stanier – Bestselling Author, Manager Development Expert & Champion for Great Work

Chamber members: are offered a preferred member rate – use promo-code WESTVANCOUVER20 and save $50 per pass, or $100 when registering 3 or more together!
Click here to REGISTER

Sept 16, 2016 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building – Ballroom ABC
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Did you know...

that as part of your West Vancouver Chamber
membership you receive a complementary copy of Business in Vancouver ?

West Vancouver Chamber members are also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and can access their membership benefits as well?

that as a Chamber member you can sign up for get discounts on gas at all Esso stations across Canada?
  • A fuel discount ($0.035 per litre)—offered to the company and its employees—at all Canadian ESSO-branded service stations
A great opportunity for contractors, taxi services, landscapers, couriers; any business with a fleet
West Van Chamber office - 2235 Marine Drive, in the Westerleigh Building at Marine Drive & 22nd Ave.  Free underground parking.  Members: you are welcome to display your company collateral in the office. 

Not a member yet?  Join us! 

Here are some benefits:

- Group Insurance opportunity for you and your staff (Extended Health, Dental, Life Insurance and more.)

- Courier discounts with UPS courier

- Discount rates on gas with Esso

- Business collateral on display at the Chamber office

- Promotion in an issue of our weekly e-update newsletter

- Networking with fellow business staff, owners and managers; meet potential clients/customers
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