West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter August 10, 2016
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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 appetizers and a glass of wine.  Generously Sponsored by Milestones, Park Royal

RSVP your attendance - Free for members. 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:

North Shore Port Harbour Cruise

Tuesday, August 23 2016

2:45pm to 4:30pm

Join fellow North Vancouver and West Vancouver Chamber members and guests for a fun summer afternoon of cruising and schmoozing on the Burrard Inlet. In addition to a unique networking opportunity, the Port of Vancouver will provide an informative tour of the North Shore’s port operations.

This event is organized by the North Vancouver Chamber; 
West Van Chamber members and guests can REGISTER by calling the NORTH VANCOUVER CHAMBER office 604.987.4488. 

Chamber Members & Guests: $20 (+ GST) Limited tickets! BOOK NOW!


Coffee, tea and light dessert items will be served, courtesy of The Port of Vancouver, along with a no-host bar on board.
Pick-up and drop-off will be at the St. Roch Dock, the boating dock between Burrard Dry Dock Pier and Pier 7 Restaurant near the Londsdale Quay in North Vancouver 

Check in at dock at 2:45 pm
Vessel leaves at 3:00 pm SHARP

Throughout the tour, guests will have an up-close view of The Port of Vancouver's major marine terminals operating in Burrard Inlet, from the Lions Gate Bridge through to the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Narration will be provided about the port's five business sectors (four of which operate in Burrard Inlet) and key infrastructure and landmarks along the way. You will also hear about the Port's air, land and water protection initiatives and their continued work as leaders in port sustainability.

Check in at dock at 2:45 pm
Vessel leaves at 3:00 pm SHARP

Generously sponsored by:


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 35 fantastic stores, restaurants and service providers.

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

Presenting Sponsor              Silver Sponsor                      Media 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 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 

Buy a Ticket Now
Member Profile 

Sikeleli Africa Safaris 

Sikeleli Africa Safaris is a family-owned luxury travel business headquartered in West Vancouver that specializes in individually tailored experiential travel in Africa.  Sikeleli’s professionalism, our expertise in creating exclusive safari experiences and our deep roots and presence in Africa assure you an incomparable African adventure.

Sikeleli has its own senior managers on the ground in both Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Our personal touch guarantees you the adventure of a lifetime.  Whether it’s an extraordinary family vacation, a specialized small-group tour or the honeymoon of your dreams, we will craft a truly unique travel experience just for you.

We are the only African travel specialist on the North Shore.  From tips on what to pack, to recommendations on particular safaris seasons, destination and activities, we will help you with everything you need to make your safari the adventure of a lifetime.  Sikeleli African Safaris upholds the highest standards of environmentally responsible tourism, and safe, ethical travel and are committed to local conservation.

We are pleased to offer fellow Chamber members discounts of between 5% to 15% on quoted prices for bespoke luxury African safaris  (the exact discount will depend on the itinerary itself).

Visit our website:
Or take a look at our stunning video

To contact us directly, without obligation:
Local: (+1) 604 281 3274
Toll Free: (+1) 844 972 3274


The results are in!

The Government of B.C. partnered with the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to ask local economic development stakeholders from across the province how their communities view local economic development.
The results are now available from the 2016 Local Economic Development in B.C. survey that was conducted in March.  Results are being used in planning and development of upcoming products and services. The summary infographic will be circulated at BCEDA/MJTSTL’s Economic Development Building Blocks workshops being held in various communities around the province, and will continue to be followed up on trends observed from the survey results.

Over 400 responses from economic development professionals, elected officials, local government staff, and other stakeholders were received, with representation from across the province. The results provide insight into the opportunities, challenges and unique activities taking place across the province at a local level.
For the summary report and full results tables: SURVEY 

Royal Tea by the Sea

Royal Tea by the Sea celebrating HM Queen Elizabeth's 90 Birthday takes place this Saturday, August 13th from 2-4 pm at the foot of 25th. Sign the birthday card for our Queen, Elizabeth II. Listen to the skirl of the pipes, Wear a fancy hat and win a prize... see vintage and collector cars and more! Reservations required:
604 922 4400 For further info:

The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is the # 1 plan in Canada!
For employee benefits, covering over 25,000 small businesses across the country. ALL types of businesses are eligible for the program - no industry exclusions! 
Extended Health Care - Dental Care - Group Term Life Insurance and more...
For further information or a free quote, contact: Jason Weinstein, CFP® Benefits Specialist
P: 604-637-1137

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

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