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There are approximately 150 annual events in the Parksville-Qualicum Region. These events are well attended affairs and are enjoyed by residents and visitors. As a region, we host special days like Hi Neighbour Day in Errington and a multitude of Family Days in Qualicum Beach, Coombs and Lighthouse Country. There are markets and car shows. There are Garden Tours and Art Shows; food events and events that showcase the natural beauty of the region. And the Festivals - Kidfest, Beachfest, Kitefest and the Festival of Lights to name a few. Canada Day has become a major event celebrating our heritage and the nation’s birthday.

All of the events over the years have done a magnificent job of promoting our region and providing amazing experiences for visitors and residents.

The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sandsculpting Competition and Exhibition attracts in excess of a hundred thousand people annually over a 6-week period. Canada Day and the Thrifty Foods Firework Spectacular draws in the neighbourhood of 25,000 people for a single day event.

Both the people coming from out of town and residents taking in the festivities that the 150 + events draw contribute hugely to our local economy. Business in Parksville-Qualicum Beach thrives due in large part to the experiences offered by these volunteers run and organized events.

While most if not all of the events are run by volunteers there is a cost to put together these amazing experiences. The cost of the events is born by businesses through sponsorship opportunities. The business community in our region are an amazing group as they provide the hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively to ensure the success of all of the events and festivals in our region. Business benefits from the influx of visitors who come to see and hear the special events and from the exposure given to the audiences and participants through their sponsorship.

The message I want to deliver is twofold; to the business community there is a huge benefit to stepping up to the plate and dedicating a portion of your advertising budget to sponsor these events, ensuring their continued viability, to residents; make a commitment to shop local and support the business community that supports the community as a whole.

 

The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Parksville & District Business Awards, presented at the monthly Chamber meeting on March 9, 2017. The day’s snowfall did not put a damper on the excitement and anticipation of the 170 members and guests who attended the event at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort. The evening was a chance to recognize and celebrate the successes of the finalists, who were proud to be recognized in the elite group.

Outstanding Customer Service of the Year was presented to Bread & Honey Food Company.

New Business of the Year - Vancouver Island Workability.

Employer of the Year – Bayview Custom Motorcycles

Small Business of the Year (under 10 Employees) – Kerry’s Car & Truck Centre

Large Business of the Year (over 10 Employees) – Close to You Ladies Fashions

“The Rock”, in memory of the late John Rockley of Coastal Colour Printing, was presented to Dave Graham.

Congratulations to all of the recipients, nominees and finalists. Of course, these awards would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors, Harris Oceanside Chevrolet, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, and Vancouver Island University.

The Chamber Board recognizes the importance of strategic planning through the provision of a sense of direction and measurable goals. They believe strategic planning is a tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward The plan they have developed gives careful thought to the strategic objectives it outlines, and is backed up with realistic, thoroughly researched, quantifiable benchmarks for evaluating results.

The Board considered the current environment, where we are headed as an organization and opportunities for future improvement. They evaluated and adjusted both the Vision Statement and the Mission Statement.

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  • Benefits of Membership

    Benefits of Membership

    The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 430 businesses, professionals, residents and community groups working collectively to establish and promote businesses and services for the economic and social prosperity of Parksville and the surrounding areas.
  • Sand Castle Competition

    Sand Castle Competition

    The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting!
  • Parksville Fireworks Display

    Parksville Fireworks Display

    You won't want to miss this award-winning fireworks display simulcast to music! Be sure to tune in to 88.5 FM The Beach from your boat, car or portable radio. Come down to the beach and enjoy the show live. Fireworks to begin at dusk.
  • Summer by the Sea Street Market

    Summer by the Sea Street Market

    The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and experience the excitement of downtown Parksville’s annual Summer by the Sea Street Market being held every Tuesday night from mid June to the the end of August, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Craig Street.
  • Featured Member: The Kerr Group

    Featured Member: The Kerr Group

    The Kerr Group Management Corporation (TKG) is the premier full service management company for central Vancouver Island. This month, The Kerr Group is a Parksville Chamber of Commerce featured business.

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  • 1275 East Island Highway
  • Parksville, BC, Canada
  • Telephone: 250.248.3613

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