West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter May 4, 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 the four 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 after May 25th. Bring your receipt)                  

Presented by
   West Vancouver Chamber of  Commerce




Ambleside Waterfront Plan

A Waterfront Concept Plan is being proposed by the District of West Vancouver.
As a stakeholder we want your input!

Deadline for survey: Friday, May 6th at 5pm (If you wish to go into our draw for the $30 White Spot Gift card please be sure to fill out your contact information)
The District of West Vancouver is hosting a Community Meeting about the Waterfront Plan:
May 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Doors at 6 pm, presentation at 6:30 pm, Q&A 7 PM–9 pm
Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue

Taste of Ambleside 2016 cancelled 

NOTICE: The Chamber's Taste of Ambleside event has been cancelled for this year. We hope to host an Ambleside event next year.

President's Dinner & Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the Winners!

Awards were presented April 26th at the Awards ceremony at the Hollyburn Country Club. Thank you to our event sponsors.

Keith Road Bridge closed May 14 and 15

The old Keith Road Bridge in North Vancouver will be removed during the weekend of May 14 and 15. This will require complete closure of Keith Road between Lynnmouth Ave and Mountain Highway. Traffic barriers at either end of the closure will be put in place in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14, and the road will be re-open to traffic by rush hour on Monday morning.

More information on the Keith Road Bridge Replacement Project, including a map of the detour route, can be found at Residents can also keep up-to-date by following twitter #krbridge

Navigating Performance Measurement in Local Economic Development  - Webinar

The Economic Development Division,Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour presents this local webinar.

Economic development practitioners are increasingly asked to track and report on metrics related to their economic development work. This can be challenging when resources are limited, or there is a lack of clarity around how or what one should be tracking. 

This webinar will explore performance measurement in a B.C. local economic development context, including how to overcome some of the barriers faced by communities across the province - including an overview of what performance measurement really means, how it can benefit your community and enhance your economic development work. The majority of the webinar will consist of an orientation to the Province’s new performance measurement toolkit, which features a step-by-step process for creating a measurement work plan and more.
May 16th, 2016 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 
Register early as space is limited:

Life without Limits Art Group

Chamber member, the Cerebral Palsy Associationpresents an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to create art with guidance from an expressive arts therapist and educator – May 13 to June 17 on  Fridays @ 5:15pm to 6:15pm, at the Lawson Creek Studios in West Vancouver. Program is free to participants and drop-ins welcome (Age 5  years +) Further info: 1-800-663-0004

ShakeZone  Earthquake Simulator

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week – May 1-7, North Shore Emergency Management has partnered with the Insurance Bureau of Canada and local industry to bring the ShakeZone Earthquake Simulator to the North Shore.  
There will be a number of chances to visit the ShakeZone and feel what an earthquake is like as well as a number of emergency preparedness displays set up
Friday, May 13th:
11am to 1pm - John Lawson Park, West Vancouver
5pm to 10pm - Shipyards Night Market, foot of Lonsdale, North Vancouver
For further info:

Join now!

By attending our networking events you can develop valuable connections that lead to business growth and personal success. Access Chamber benefits only available to members. 

Membership pays for itself…

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