West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter June 22, 2016
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Happy Summer!

Chamber Members - Is there an event you would like the Chamber to offer? Is there a favourite event you want us to continue? Drop us a line at with your comments and suggestions. If you have a venue you would like to offer for an event, please let us know! It is a great way to profile and promote your business.

Thank you to our renewing Members for June. We appreciate your support. The list below is connected to the company website:
Alyson Jones & Associates - 
BlueShore Financial
Eve Meli - RE/MAX Crest Realty
Heritage Law
Humanity Financial Management Inc.
Jims Mowing
Malkin Cleaners Ltd.
Nature Encounters Tours & Travel Ltd.
Optix Eyewear Inc.
Orchard Recovery Center ltd.
Pandora's Vox Vocal Ensemble Society
Redesign Technologies Inc.
Roote Management Inc.
Veritas Law
West Vancouver Child Development Centre
West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society
West Vancouver Municipal Employees' Association
West Vancouver Yacht Club

Taste of Dundarave

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Save the Date!
Brought to you by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 
Presenting Sponsor: Maison Senior Living 
 Save the date! More details in the coming months. DUNDARAVE BUSINESSES: If you would like to join in Taste of Dundarave and have not yet confirmed, please let us know 

Waterfront Plan 

After an extensive community consultation process, and building on four decades of work, the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan was endorsed by Council on Monday, June 13th. There will be further community consultation for each of the plan’s projects as more detailed designs and budgets are developed.

Highlights include:
  • More green and public spaces by reducing the number of buildings on the waterfront.
  • Extending the Spirit Trail by closing Argyle Avenue to vehicles between 13th and 14th Streets, and between 16th and 18th Streets, separating bikes and pedestrians, with parking replaced elsewhere.
  • Preserving Navvy Jack House as the future home of an educational Nature Centre.
  • A new Community Arts Building to be located closer to the Ferry Building Gallery to accommodate programming in the Silk Purse, Music Box, and Lawson Creek Studios, which will be decommissioned and removed in a phased approach while ensuring that no user groups are displaced.
  • A seaside bistro and boat rental facilities will be located in the area around the Hollyburn Sailing Club. The use of the existing public boat ramp will be limited to non-motorized boats, and locations for an alternative vehicle- accessible boat ramp will be explored.
Further info: HERE


West Vancouver Police Board taking its June meeting on the road!

All regular police board meetings are open to the public, but at least twice a year the monthly board meeting is held in the community to encourage members of the public to attend.

Tomorrow, Thursday June 23, 3016, 4:00 pm the West Vancouver Police Board will meet at Chief Joe Mathias Centre, Eslha7n Room, on Xwemelch’stn – Capilano IR#5.

Community members are invited for an opportunity to meet Police Board members and WVPD executive officers.  A public question period is part of the regular meeting agenda.

The Police Board governs the West Vancouver Police Department. The meeting is a chance for community members to understand the governance model under which West Vancouver Police work to carry out our mission statement:
Nséyxnitm í7xwixwat na7 West Vancouver iy ta Xwemélch’stn Úxwumixw – Making West Vancouver safe today and safer tomorrow

Further info:


Are you a young adult and actively looking for employment?

The North Shore Multicultural Society is offering a 2-week FREE full-time Retail Connections Express Employment Training Program with follow-up support.
This program offers:

Two Short-Term Certificates:
  • World Host Customer Service Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
Retail Specific Training:
  • Customer service, merchandising and displaying, and inventory management 
Job Preparation:
  • Resume, cover letter and interview preparation and job readiness
Job Placement & Follow Up:
  • One-on-one coaching and job placement support after the 2-week workshop program
This government funded program is for young adults ages 30 and under and starts July 4, 2016. To register or for further info:  

BIVSubscriptions in event of postal strike

In the event of a Canada Post strike, Business in Vancouver will endeavor to use alternate carrier services to deliver our print copies to businesses/residents in the Lower Mainland.  As the earliest lockout/strike can occur is July 2nd, we will commence using alternate methods as of the June 28th edition.

Extra copies of the paper will be available for pickup at the office after June 27th.

West Van Chamber members receive a complementary copy of BIV with their membership.


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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