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General · 25th February 2010
Deb Gilliland
Recognizing Excellence in Local Businesses and Volunteers for 2009
The DI Chamber would like your help in recognizing the many businesses and residents who have demonstrated outstanding community involvement during the past year.
The nominees will have demonstrated leadership, vision and the creation of growth in our community, and have been operating or living on Quadra for the past two years.
All nominees will be viewed by a panel of judges using a numerical point system.  The judges have been selected from Quadra’s long standing business professionals.  The winners of both categories will be announced at 2010 Annual General Meeting in March.
For your nomination form, contact the Chamber’s secretary chamberdiscoveryislands.ca or our treasurer 250 285 2750.

2010 Campbell River Ferry & Heriot Bay Tru Value Advertising Racks

New racks are on their way for both locations and we will be now be offering slots for business cards as well as racking cards.  This is an excellent opportunity to have your business displayed in these valuable advertising spots. 
We offer this service for an annual package and racking fee of $40.00 plus membership. Space is limited and to insure your value slot contact the Chamber’s secretary chamberdiscoveryislands.ca or contact our treasurer 250 285 2750.

Quadra Souvenir Pin
The DI Chamber would like your help on creating a new image for our souvenir pin. This is an excellent opportunity for a local artist to have its work recognized and displayed for the world to see.
Put your ideals on paper and email it to Chamber’s secretary chamberdiscoveryislands.ca or fax to our treasurer 250 285 2756.
The artwork should be 2cm x 2cm in size and should include “Quadra Island, BC” on it.

An Update on the Road at Rebecca Spit
For quite some time now we, your Chamber, have been working very hard to ensure that Parks and Protected Areas Division and in particular our local Nootka Area Supervisor Brent Blackmun ‘sit up and take note’ of the atrocious state of the roadway leading out along Rebecca Spit Park. We are continuing to assert the pressure of the islands business community upon our local rep with Parks to ensure an improvement to the roadway be slated for upcoming work.
A recent response to our letters is quoted just below:
“…I understand that this specific project is nearer on the list of capital projects for Vancouver Island Region. The Rebecca Spit project remains on our forecasted plans for the 2011-12 funding cycle. However, we may be in a position to commit funds to initiate the required assessment and design work related to this project in 2010. The assessment and design phase is often a good time to review with the local community opportunities for partnerships and/or co-funding. BC Parks staff have recently met with other concerned residents on this same topic and are open to looking at ways to address the immediate maintenance concerns through a collaborative approach involving possible local contributors.”

To echo Jim Abram's report on the Gumboot please ensure that you write in to our local reps.
Thank you for your continued attention to all these topics!

– Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce