Join us to Celebrate the Harvest and Thanksgiving Weekend at Sip & Savour Salt Spring Friday, October 9th through Sunday October 11th. The 5th Annual Sip & Savour Salt Spring Harvest Food and Drink Festival unites grower, food producers, chefs and vintners from Salt Spring Island with Vancouver Island vintners, brewers and distiller for a Thanksgiving Weekend to remember! Presenting Sponsor is Mouat’s Trading, an iconic Salt Spring Merchant since 1907.
Make Sure to Join us October 22nd for Small Business Week 2015, otherwise known as Shop Local Week! Join us for the Awards Dinner at ArtSpring for an unforgettable evening of networking with fellow Chamber members and the business community, great food and drink, entertainment and the 10th Annual Awards Ceremony.
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.”
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.
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!
The Salt Spring Chamber and Tourism Salt Spring, working with Transition Salt Spring and local government, are “leading the charge” in green tourism by working with B & B owners to install Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. Capital Regional District (CRD) director, Wayne McIntyre , will provide $250 grants to the first five B&B owners to install a Level II charging station. The majority of EVs are driven by Pacific Coast residents of California, Oregon and Washington and BC and we invite them to come and get a “charge” on Salt Spring!