West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter May 25, 2016
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Taste of Bowen

Join us for the 3rd annual Taste of Bowen on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.  This fun event gives you the chance to 'taste' all that Bowen Island businesses have to offer

 Visit business areas on the island: The Pier, Snug Cove, Village Square and Artisan Square. Go door-to-door, show your ticket/passport and pick up a sample from each business on the list.

Enjoy a beautiful stroll on Bowen Island, just 20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay by BC Ferries. A free shuttle bus is provided in Snug Cove to take you up the hill to Artisan Square.

Tickets now on sale online.*
(*Your ticket - which is your passport - can be picked up at the event or from the Chamber office. Bring your receipt) 

Gold Sponsor First Credit Union -Bowen Island Branch


Presented by
West Vancouver Chamber of  Commerce




“the expertise you expect”
With over 30 years of experience providing IT Solutions in B.C., DTM Systems prides itself on service delivery focused on long term relationships. We provide outstanding service because we do all the things necessary to eliminate stress commonly felt by both staff and IT departments.

By having our own in house expertise, DTM has the ability to be flexible and scalable in how we support our client’s business growth. Our focus is to provide custom IT solutions that support critical business needs of all 5 core IT competencies. Those 5 areas are Enterprise Level Professional Services, Managed Services, Business Solutions (ERP), Contract License Management and Procurement. DTM Systems is the only IT Services provider in Vancouver that can deliver all of these components from all in house experts.

DTM Systems
Unit 130 – 2323 Boundary Road
Vancouver, BC V5M 4V8

Phone: 604.257.6700
Fax: 604.257.6749
Toll Free: 888.655.3282

 Stage 1 Lawn Sprinkling Regulations started May 15th

Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions are now in effect until October 15, 2016.
RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLING IS PERMITTED 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. and includes townhomes and apartment buildings 
•             EVEN ADDRESSES: Monday, Wednesday or Saturday
•             ODD ADDRESSES: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday
Stage 1 sprinkling restrictions apply only to lawns. Watering of flowers, vegetable gardens, planters and shrubs is allowed outside restricted hours.
For further information:


Thank you to all who attended our Business after 5 last night

A big thank you to our local M.L.A.s for an excellent update for guests on the latest provincial government business news:

Jordan Sturdy, M.L.A. West Vancouver-Sea to Sky, who spoke about recent policies passed in the Legislature; the Budget and expectations around tourism, real estate and minimum wage.

Ralph Sultan, M.L.A. West Vancouver-Capilano, who updated guests on the Budget and fiscal results. 

Thank you too to our Venue Sponsor: owners Danilo and Elena Luca, and their newly renovated Bay Moorings Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay, now offering diners a 'new' Italian food experience.

CRA Employer Statements Clearer

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is redesigning its external correspondence, including the PD7A, Statement of Account for Current Source Deductions for businesses, following an extensive evaluation. Focusing on how the notices are structured, designed, formatted, and written, the CRA has made changes to make the information easier to read and understand.

What does this mean for you as an employer?
Starting in May 2016, the CRA will begin sending a new, simple, and easy to read PD7A. The re-designed statement of account will have the most important information on the first page, set out in a clear and simple format. This makes it easier for you to understand your tax obligations.
How has the PD7A improved?
1.            The first page will display the most important information – remitter type, due dates, and year-to-date remittance account balance.
2.            The remittance account transactions and arrears account transactions will be separated in table format on the second page followed by explanations as needed.
3.            Additional CRA services you may be interested in are highlighted. This includes online services, Direct Deposit, My Business Account, and operator-assisted relay services to help persons with hearing or visual impairments.

Further information:  or


Did you know that as a Member of the Chamber you have the option to upgrade to become a Community Partner

This enhanced Full Membership offers community member supporters the opportunity to have an increased profile within the Chamber's promotional face and website presence, including your logo listed on the "About us" website page with a link to your company.

Not a member yet?  You too can become a Community Partner!

Community Partner Membership is $590 for the 1st year, then $500 per annum (+one time admin fee) - a great opportunity to promote your business. Please contact the Chamber office for more details 604-926-6614

Thank you to our renewing members this month 

Big Sky Management Ltd.
Bowen Island Accommodations
Business in Vancouver
Canadian Mental Health Association
Executive Suite
Hollyburn House
Hollyburn Properties
Imagemaker 360
Investors Group
LashFabulous! Studio Inc.
Onni Group
The Beacon
The Boathouse - Horseshoe Bay
Tourism Bowen Island
VPG Realty
West Vancouver Community Arts Council - Silk Purse
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