Join us for the 2015 Canada Day Celebrations. What a great day of family friendly fun – from the Show and Shine, the Kidz Zone and the amazing Fireworks Show at dusk! This Annual Event is proudly hosted by the Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce in partnership with our friends at Thrifty Foods! Happy Canada Day!
Thank you to those who attended the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce 2015 AGM. We reviewed the past year’s activities and events, provided a financial report and conducting an election of Directors for 2015/16. A wine and cheese Member Mixer followed with fun member interaction and networking and great food provided by Country Grocer. The event took place at Lions Hall at 103 Bonnet Avenue on Salt Spring Island from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Join us for the next Chamber member and guest mixer at Moby’s Pub from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 30th. Network, mix, mingle and Salt Spring Favorite Pub! This event is sponsored by Moby’s Pub and Salt Spring Island Ales!
These wonderful and social dinners are a fantastic way for you to enjoy an evening of great food, wine and music taking place on 4 unique Salt Spring Farms. Fresh, organic food is on the menue lovingly prepared by local chefs. Proceeds go to support the Agricultural Alliance and the Salt Spring Abattoir. Back after our sold out 2014 series, here’s your chance to explore the diverse landscapes, tastes and people of Salt Spring’s farms. Meet the farmers, wander the land, sit at long tables with mismatched plates, listen to local music, and enjoy the flavours only small farms can offer. Learn more here: www.plantofarm.org
Destination BC took top honours at the 14th Annual International Tourism Film, Print and Multimedia competition, known as The Golden City Gate, at the ITB Travel Trade Show in Berlin. Nominated in the International Region category, the province’s new brand video The Wild Within won first prize. The Wild Within video was the result of months of research and development that lead to a refreshed tourism brand for British Columbia, injecting deeper meaning and emotional power into the Super, Natural British Columbia® tagline that has served the province well over the last 30 years.
The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce is excited to be launching a new Shop Local initiative for Salt Spring Island. According to Chamber President Li Read “Shopping locally is a way to sustain our entire local economy. Spending dollars in one store allows that owner to spend dollars at his/her chosen locations, which allows other people to benefit by being hired for specific jobs. It’s a trickle down effect and it works.” Our members have the opportunity to participate in this great initiative that will support their businesses and create positive community spirit!
Salt Spring Island has done it again! We have been featured in another major publication as one of the 15 Places to Visit in 2015! Included in the WestJet Magazine article are some amazing tropical destination, beautiful islands and great city destinations from around the globe. What they have to say about us: “Craving an inspirational island getaway? Trust us, a trip to Salt Spring Island delivers.”