Meeting Minutes – August 2016

Download the latest approved meeting minutes in PDF format.

Become a Stakeholder in Tourism Cowichan

Tourism Cowichan is pleased to provide information on research, marketing initiatives, and other resources of benefit to stakeholders.

Stakeholder Benefits

Are you a tourism or hospitality related business or organization operating in the Cowichan Region? Do you have an interest in the success of Cowichan as a tourism destination? If so, register for FREE as a stakeholder of Tourism Cowichan.  By doing so, you access a wide range of benefits that can help grow your business.

Tourism Cowichan Registered Stakeholders:

  • Are eligible to participate in Destination British Columbia co-operative programs
  • Are eligible to participate in Tourism Cowichan co-operative marketing programs
  • Receive increased exposure to travel trade and media
  • Have increased opportunity for participating in cooperative initiatives with Tourism Vancouver Island and Tourism Victoria
  • Are listed on the Tourism Cowichan website
  • Receive special rates and considerations for advertising and promotion (including collateral, website and social media)
  • Have greater access to professional development and networking opportunities
  • Will receive regular communications about marketing opportunities and industry news
  • Voting Stakeholders are eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors  as well as committees for of Tourism Cowichan Society
  • Voting Stakeholders can vote in any regular, annual or special meeting of the Tourism Cowichan Society. This means you will be able to have your say in shaping policy for Tourism Cowichan.

Please print and complete this form to register as a stakeholder. It can be scanned and emailed to info [at] tourismcowichan [dot] com, mailed to 372 Coronation Ave, Duncan BC, V9L 2T3, or call 250-510-5586 for pick up.

Featured Business: Evergreen Cremation Centre

Evergreen Cremations

Evergreen Cremation Centre is an Island family-owned funeral home.

When are you available?

Any time.

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Parallel Printers, Pharmasave, Spice Hut, Robson O’Connor Law, Salamander Books, Palmer Leslie Accountants.

What inspired you to start your business?

For years I worked for a large corporate funeral network, managing their location in Duncan. I was treated well by them but sometimes felt restricted in the personal assistance I wanted to offer – I wanted to take the “sales” out of funerals and simply provide information and service to the families I serve – assisting them in whatever I can.

Opening Evergreen Cremation Centre allows me to do just that.  Serve people with honesty, integrity, the way I like to be treated.

What is your business philosophy?

Planning a cremation does not have to be extravagant and expensive. At Evergreen Cremation Centre Ltd, it is our commitment to provide service excellence with a relaxed atmosphere, honouring traditions and wishes of the family we serve, at prices that are affordable

Owner Bio

Kevin Owens was born in Victoria and in 1998 started his career in Afterlife Care working for a funeral home in Saanich. He managed a home in Duncan for 10 years and has now opened his own home in Ladysmith, focusing on providing essential cremation services, while offering much more, from “just” a cremation to assisting in Celebrations of Life, estate assistance, urns, and granite markers.

Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens

Call Kevin on 250-924-8484 with questions.

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With your membership, you get 3 FREE professional photos per year, which we use to feature your business, put into our Facebook page, and include in our email news. Order yours today »

Photos must not be used outside of this website unless you have permission from 49th Parallel Printers.

 

Featured Business: Community Link Connexions

CLCX group portrait

Community Link is an employment and community support service for young adults with developmental disabilities, funded by Community Living BC.

When are you available?

9-5 pm Monday to Friday, 250-797-0533.

What other businesses do you use in town?

Ladysmith Pharmasave, Market 2 All, Bouma Meats, 49th Parallel Grocery Store, Marlin Travel, Top Drawer, In The Beantime, 49th Cafe, 49th Parallel Printers, Home Hardware, Big O Tire, Nancy’s Fashion and Furnishings, Layman Financial Services, JB Auto Supplies, Robert Street Pizza!

What inspired you to start your business?

My passion for full inclusion and full citizenship for all people.

What is your business philosophy?

I see my role as community support worker as that of a bridge builder and connector on behalf of the individuals I support. I truly believe that full integration within the community fabric is the most desirable outcome of my work.

What is the secret to your success?

I work hard and am passionate about my work. I like to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative ways to provide the best possible service to the people we support.

When a new idea or opportunity presents itself, I am always interested in giving it a try.  I am not afraid of a challenge.

Owner Bio

I am currently the treasurer of the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association. I chose that role because I like working with numbers.

CLCX working in office

Call Tina on 250-797-0533 with questions.

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With your membership, you get 3 FREE professional photos per year, which we use to feature your business, put into our Facebook page, and include in our email news. Order yours today »

Photos must not be used outside of this website unless you have permission from 49th Parallel Printers.

 

Featured Business: Pride Home Improvements

Pride Renovations street

Pride Home Improvements provide residential construction, custom homes and major renovations, serving Duncan to Nanaimo for 25 years.

What other businesses do you use in town?

Home Hardware, Shell, 49th Grocery, Subway, E&S Heating.

What inspired you to start your business?

My friend in the area.

What is your business philosophy?

Treat customers the way I like to be treated.

What is the secret to your success?

On time/on budget, satisfied customers, give a little more than is maybe expected instead of less. I am now doing some work for the children of past customers.

Pride Renovations office

Call Doug on 250-245-2884 to get started!

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With your membership, you get 3 FREE professional photos per year, which we use to feature your business, put into our Facebook page, and include in our email news. Order yours today »

Photos must not be used outside of this website unless you have permission from 49th Parallel Printers.

 

Featured Business: Chroma Paint & Design – Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore paint and design store including all lines of interior and exterior paint plus a custom line of chalk paint colours.

When are you open?

Open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.!

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Printers, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith Health Food Store, Appetit, Wild Poppy, In the Beantime, RBC, Pharmasave, Bouma Meats, Uforik, Kaede Sushi, LaFF, Ladysmith Ambassadors, Ladysmith Festival of Lights, TAKE 5, Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants, 460 Realty, Vancouver Island Physio, Bliss Yoga, 49th Green House, 49th Parallel Groceries, and Ladysmith Eagles (Aerie 2101).

Jonathan Zeiler
Owner Jonathan Zeiler

Visit Jonathan at 132B Roberts Street (Brian Childs’ building) or call on 250-734-1329.

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With your membership, you get 3 FREE professional photos per year, which we use to feature your business, put into our Facebook page, and include in our email news. Order yours today »

Photos must not be used outside of this website unless you have permission from 49th Parallel Printers.

 

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