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May Spring Social

Date: 21 May 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Thalassa Restaurant in the Memorial Golf Club Qualicum Beach

Come join us for a fantastic evening at our May Spring Social! It's time to relax, mingle, and enjoy some delicious food in good company. Whether you're a regular attendee or new to our events, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Let's kick back, catch up, and make some new connections. Don't miss out on this chance to unwind and socialize with fellow OWBN members. Lots of fun games and networking opportunities planned. Mark your calendars and get ready for a memorable night!

March Into Resiliancy

Date: 19 March 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Thalassa Restaurant in the Memorial Golf Club Qualicum Beach

This months guest speaker is Mike Hacket from Maigus Group Inc. (recent winner of Business of the year). Maigus Group Inc. is owned by our very own OWBN Past President Terri Duguay. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and be part of something special. See you there!


February Meeting – Heart month for Haven House

Date: 20 February 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Thalassa Restaurant in the Memorial Golf Club Qualicum Beach

Come and be a part of this exciting in-person event at Thalassa Restaurant. We're thrilled to gather together and support Haven House during this special month.

Our special motivational speaker Deb Grey will challenge and inspire you in your role as a leader.

Holly Heppner will give a short presentation about Haven House, and collect our "Purses for Haven"

January Meeting – Health and Wellness

Date: 16 January 2024
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Thalassa Restaurant in the Memorial Golf Club Qualicum Beach

Join us for the OWBN January Meeting - Health and Wellness!  Get ready to dive into a world of wellness and discover new ways to take care of your mind, body, and soul. We have arranged for an amazing lineup of speakers to inspire and motivate you on your wellness journey. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from experts in the field. Mark your calendars and get ready for a event filled with positivity, growth, and self-care!

OWBN Glitz and Glam Christmas Social

Date: 12 December 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Thalassa Restaurant in the Memorial Golf Club Qualicum Beach
Bring on the Glitz & Glam, a chance to dress up!
We have a night of fun, prizes and good cheer planned!
  • Games and Fun, no speakers or showcase tables tonight(no member draws)
  • Bring a wrapped gift at the suggested value of $20-$30 to participate in the gift exchange and in the spirit of the supporting local making it a gift from a local artisan or shop.
  • Bring a bottle (wine or spirits) for a chance at winning the Sleigh of Spirits!
  • As always, we encourage you to bring a guest, but please note this is a ladies only event.   

Date: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
Time: Doors open @ 5:30pm
Festive Dinner & Dessert
Cash Bar

OWBN November Meeting

Date: 21 November 2023
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Thalassa Restaurant

Join us for the OWBN November Meeting - Wise Women! This in-person event will take place at the Thalassa Restaurant. It's going to be a fantastic gathering of wise women from all walks of life. Come and connect with like-minded individuals, share stories, and gain inspiration. This event is the perfect opportunity to learn from each other and build a strong community of empowered women. Don't miss out on this amazing gathering of wise women at Thalassa Restaurant!

OWBN Welcome Back Social

Date: 19 September 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Qualicum Beach Inn

Welcome back dinner and networking. Join us at the beautiful Qualicum Beach Inn for a night of networking and fun. Dinner will be served by the Qualicum Beach Cafe. Come out and meet with your fellow businesswomen and learn what we have planned for the year ahead.  This event is open to all members and guests.

Annual General Meeting of the Oceanside Women’s Business Network

Date: 20 June 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Location TBD
Calling all members!
The 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20th at 5:30pm. Please note this is a members only event.
Have your say in the direction of the OWBN by casting your vote for the new Board of Directors.
We also need members to step up and volunteer to be on the new board. All positions are available.
Details to follow!

Mix & Mingle Event

Date: 16 May 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: El Faro Fusion and Market (631 Island Hwy, E Parksville)

Join us at El Faro Fusion and Market to enjoy great food and some good fun. Come prepared to network, meet new people, and catch up with old friends. Enjoy some light refreshments, some fun activities and an opportunity to learn more about the many successful endeavors led by the women of Oceanside. There will also be games and prizes for the winners!

This is the last opportunity before the summer break to promote your business with either a showcase table or by bringing a gift for the member draw.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Restore & Revive: Cultivating a Resilience Practice

Date: 18 April 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Bayside Resort (240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC)

It is impossible to get through life without varying degrees of adversity.  Some of our challenges are byproducts of our choices, like moving to a new community or changing jobs, while others come into our lives like unwelcome house guests.

Like a sailboat that is prepared for all conditions, what if we could trust in ourselves to weather the storms?  With a healthy resilience practice, this is possible.

Why do you need resilience?  Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" or recover from challenging events.  A resilience practice is critical for maintaining our mental health and overall well-being.
Over the past two years, Cindy Thompson has been studying resilience and learning from the lived experience of her guests on A Resilience Project podcast.  Drawing on 30 + years in the counselling field and the distilled practices of her guests on the podcast, Cindy will introduce you to evidence-based resilience practices to help you thrive.

Topics that will be covered include:

  •         The value of having a resilience skill set
  •         The difference between "white-knuckling it through" and thriving
  •         Getting clear on our values can serve as a guide in the decisions we make
  •         How to revive and restore your sense of well-being
  •         Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

Cindy Thompson Bio
Over the past 30 years Cindy has been fully immersed in the psychology behind personal transformation, overcoming adversity, capitalizing on strengths, and discovering possibilities.   Having accompanied thousands of individuals on their journey to personal and professional success she has an undeniable belief in human potential.
With a Master of Science in Psychology from Capella University, Cindy is the sole proprietor of a private counselling practice in Parksville, BC.  In 2020 Cindy completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and is the co-founder of Thompson Leadership Coaching with her husband Robert.   Cindy serves as a coach for Leadership Vancouver Island, a non-profit community-focused leadership development program and is the host of “A Resilience Project” podcast.

Visit my website for FREE resources and to learn about working with me.