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Morning Membership Meeting – Sept 21

We usually meet at the Waterfront Art Gallery for our membership meetings. Entry is on the front of the building, go upstairs (turn right and come through to office if we are not in the gallery).

In July, we hosted a social with wonderful food provided by In The BeanTime. It was well attended with 30 people. Thank you to those for coming out.

There is no August meeting. Next one is Thursday, September 21st, at 7:30 am.

Waterfront Art Gallery

2017 Schedule

  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • November 16th
  • December 21st

See you there!

2017 Calendar of Events

We are listing some of the main events in town for 2017 that businesses can plan around.


  • Sat. 5th: Ladysmith Days parade
  • Thurs. 17th: No membership meeting
  • Sat. 19th: Show and Shine/Beer Garden/Poker Walk
  • Sat. 26th: Light up the Night
  • Sun. 27th: Sidewalk Sale & Arts on the Avenue


  • Thurs. 21st: Membership meeting @ 7:30 am (Waterfront Art Gallery)


  • Thurs. 19th: Membership meeting @ 7:30 am (Waterfront Art Gallery)
  • Small Business Week


  • 11th: Remembrance Day – Memorial Service
  • Thurs. 16th: Membership meeting @ 7:30 am (Waterfront Art Gallery)
  • Thurs. 30th: Light Up kicks off 30th Festival of Lights


  • Fri. 1st or 8th: Old Time Christmas
  • Fri. 15th: Late Night Shopping
  • Thurs. 21st: Membership meeting @ 7:30 am (Waterfront Art Gallery)
  • Fri. 22nd: Late Night Shopping

Tourism Cowichan

Tourism Cowichan are the official DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION for the Cowichan region. Their mandate is to deliver destination marketing services for Cowichan in our primary markets of Victoria and Vancouver Island, the Lower mainland, Washington State and Alberta.

Tourism Cowichan

They are a non for profit stakeholder lead society. Their stakeholders are tourism businesses, organizations and individuals within the tourism industry. There is no membership fee to join. Members are able to leverage their own marketing budgets with us in order to increase and improve their presence in the tourism market.

How to be Involved

  1. Ensure you are a TCS stakeholder to receive a complimentary standard listing
  2. Purchase a premium listing for optimal placement and promotion. $400 annually or pro-rated (works out to about $30/month)!
  3. Submit any events through their Event page to be listed on the website, as well as potentially be highlighted on social media and their tourist facing newsletter
  4. Help share content through your social media channels
  5. Vote and encourage your guests to vote on Cowichan’s Top Ten
  6. Purchase an ad in their annual Visitor Guide, to be featured in the online copy of the guide

Sign up today!

Send your event!

How to Interact

  1. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Vimeo
  2. Tag them in your posts! Use #explorecowichan
  3. Share their content (blogs, videos, posts, photos) on your pages
  4. Send them your events or other newsworthy content and they would be happy to help promote

Stakeholder Benefits

  1. Complimentary standard listing on new website
  2. Opportunity to participate in Tourism Cowichan’s co-operative marketing programs
  3. Eligible for increased promotion through travel trade
  4. Eligible to participate in partner programs with RDMO’s
  5. Special rates and considerations for advertising and promotion (content creation, Visitors Guide)
  6. Access to Tourism Cowichan Marketing tool kit
  7. Eligible for complimentary promotion via website, content, social media and tourism facing e-newsletter
  8. Active stakeholders are eligible for Board positions, committee positions and can vote at any regular, annual or special general meeting


Meeting Minutes – May 2017

Download the latest approved meeting minutes in PDF format.

Canada 150 Window Decorating – Winner!

Canada 150 logoWe encouraged all businesses to decorate their business window(s) in the Canada 150 theme.

Canada 150 celebrations end at the end of December and it is great to see the ideas.

The winner was Royal LePage on the corner of Roberts and 1st Avenue with their “Canada 150 Tea Party” (thank you Jennifer) with notable mention to Salamander Books (thank you, Frieda).