Published On: Thursday, 13 September 2018

Autumn With the Westshore Chamber

Autumn With the Westshore Chamber

Autumn is a busy time for many and the same can be said for the WestShore Chamber of Commerce! We’ve got lots coming up between September and December.

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September 3rd was the deadline for you to vote for your favourite businesses, organizations and community places in the Best of the WestShore Awards 2018. Those who have made it into the top three will be contacted by the end of September and invited to purchase tickets to the Awards Gala, which will take place at The Westin Bear Mountain Resort Community on October 25th.

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On September 8th, the 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off and WestShore Showcase will take place at Belmont Senior Secondary from 10 am-2:30 pm, with Chili Tasting from 11 am-2 pm. Family entertainment provided courtesy of the West Shore Arts Council and West Shore Parks & Recreation will also take place between 11 am-2 pm. Entry is free, and if you want to sample the chili you can purchase your “tasting kit” for $7, or $25 for a family.

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September and October also see the run-up to municipal elections on October 20th. One of the roles of a Chamber of Commerce is to offer non-partisan opportunities for the public to learn more about candidates running for election. To that end we are approaching our five WestShore municipalities about setting up all-candidates forums and we’ll share more information about that as we confirm the details.

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On November 14th the WestShore Chamber will hold its Annual General Meeting and Mixer at Oak Bay Bicycles Westshore. Interested in getting more involved in the WestShore Chamber and the WestShore business community? You may want to consider applying to be a Director of the Board so please feel free to get in touch for an initial chat.

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Last but not least, we will close out the year at our Holiday at Hatley’s event which takes place within Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University on December 12th. This popular annual event includes fabulous food, live music, great prizes and a silent auction against the backdrop of a spectacular venue. Tickets will go on sale a month in advance and typically sell out.

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Whether you are a member or a prospective member, there are so many ways to connect with the WestShore Chamber and the work that we do. You can learn more at westshore.bc.ca and I am always happy to connect!

Julie Lawlor is the Executive Director at the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. You can reach her at jlawlor@westshore.bc.ca