October was again highlighted by the Annual Bridgeman Cup Senior Girls Field Hockey Tournament, Oct 8 & 9 that attracted 16 teams, and October 9 was also the date for the Good Life Fitness Victoria Marathon that annually attracts the greatest number of sport related visitors to the region. The Island Open Squash Championships, were held October 14-16, featuring a professional division and attracted more than 115 players. The month was capped off by the Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On Street Hockey National Championship, October 27-29.
By John Winter, President & CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce As world leaders grapple with another global economic downturn, the jobs agenda must be front and centre for all BC politicians, regardless of their political stripes or level of government. …View full post
WOW! Think about it—the world’s largest wooden building (Wood Innovation & Design Center)…how cool is that! This is a great day for Prince George. This is a great day for British Columbia. While the announcement was pretty straight forward (10-story. …View full post
August 16, 2011 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce welcomes the comments of Mayor Frank Leonard and appreciates his support of the creation of a provincial Municipal Auditor General (MAG). “As the provincial Chamber that championed …View full post
Men’s and women’s national teams to be based at City Centre Park The Canadian men’s and women’s national rugby teams are making Langford their permanent home as they prepare for future World Cups and Olympics. Rugby Canada and the City …View full post
By John Winter,
President & CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce
As world leaders grapple with another global economic downturn, the jobs agenda must be front and centre for all BC politicians, regardless of their political stripes or level of government.
That’s especially true for municipal politicians, who have been meeting this week at the Union of BC Municipalities convention. Now more than ever, they need to appreciate that it’s a dynamic private sector – not bigger government – that creates the jobs and supports the services that communities like this one need to thrive.
As civic election races take shape, voters should ask their candidates about their vision for growing the local economy. All too often, our member businesses – BC’s job creators – tell us they’re stymied by local government. By miring job creators in bureaucratic red tape, unfair taxation and lengthy review processes, economic opportunities will simply go elsewhere.
WOW! Think about it—the world’s largest wooden building (Wood Innovation & Design Center)…how cool is that! This is a great day for Prince George. This is a great day for British Columbia.
While the announcement was pretty straight forward (10-story. Iconic. Old PGH site. Construction 2012. Completion 2014).The vision, commitment and tenacity of our team continues to be, in my opinion, the catalyst for our city’s meteoric urban redevelopment. Perhaps it is timely to review the significant achievements that have been made in less than 29-months.
There is much to be proud of:
1) The former gaming centre has been purchased and converted to the city’s finest professional building. Our building is beautiful.
August 16, 2011 – Victoria, BC – The
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce welcomes the comments of Mayor Frank Leonard and appreciates his support of the creation of a provincial Municipal Auditor General (MAG).
“As the provincial Chamber that championed the Municipal Auditor General policy, we are very encouraged to see the Mayor’s support for such an important initiative,” said Bruce Carter, CEO at the Greater Victoria Chamber. “Municipal decision makers want to make decisions that reflect the needs and the interests of their community in an efficient way that provides value for taxpayers, and the proposed MAG will play an important role in supporting these efforts.”
The Canadian men’s and women’s national rugby teams are making Langford their permanent home as they prepare for future World Cups and Olympics.
Rugby Canada and the City of Langford have agreed to be partners in developing the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence at City Centre Park, an existing campus that includes Bear Mountain Stadium, adjacent turf fields, dressing rooms and a dryland training centre. Financial details of the deal have not been released.
www.sporthostvictoria.com – “Victoria is Where Champions are Made!”
Victoria hosted a full schedule of international and provincial events in July, resulting in hundreds of visitors from across the province and around the world.
Provincially we hosted the BC Major Girls Softball Championships, the BC AAA Long Course Swimming Championships, the BC Senior Men’s Fast Pitch Championships, the BC Squirt A Girls Softball Championships, the BC Senior B Women’s Fast Pitch Championships and the BC Little League Baseball Championships.
International athletes competed in the International Track Classic, July 7 at UVic’s Centennial Stadium, and the first ever Victoria International Sevens Rugby Tournament was held July 16 at Wallace Field. Teams from the USA, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Fiji, and Canada attended this inaugural event that will be added to Victoria’s sports calendar and expand from 8
to 16 international teams in 2012.
I recently attended the BC Chamber of Commerce annual convention and worked very hard not to print out the stacks of paper associated with policies, agendas, and the like. It was a very successful exercise for me, and I used my iPad for a number of functions including sourcing an optometrist to do a quick fix on my glasses.
Commonwealth Financial’s Mortgage calculator allows you to calculate the best mortgage deal for your needs.
The Commonwealth Financial smart phone Mortgage Calculator is a quick and easy application which will allow users to get monthly mortgage payment estimates by inputing the Mortgage amount, interest rate, term, and the amortization period. Once this data is entered, a person will press “Calculate” and be instantly provided with the monthly payments as well as the supporting data as it relates to the interest, payments, principle amount for
the term as well as the amortization period.
The application also provides the user with contact information as well as as “Auto Phone Dial” option which dials the toll free number to contact Commonwealth Financial.
An online application form option link is provided which takes the user to the Mycommonwealth.ca web page where the user can fill out an application for a mortgage as well as the other applications for additional services.
A new MLS feature has been added which allows the users to input an MLS listing number and the application retrieves the listing with partial listing data, including the image of the listing, price and some supporting listing information. The application has the ability to keep the last 5 MSL listing numbers visited which allows the user to go back to a listing and view it again.
- - Great, fast loading, modern design
- - Content management system to easily edit your website
- - Basic search engine optimization to help you rank better
- - User friendly/Search engine friendly navigation menu
- - Email/information request forms to allow visitor feedback and inquiries
Oviedo, FL, August 19th, 2008
Etraffic Solutions is pleased to announce that all of the award winning modules in the Accelerated School Administrator Program (ASAP) have been purchased by the State of Florida and are available through the William Cecil Golden (WCG) website, www.floridaschoolleaders.org. This innovative step will allow ASAP’s high quality learning modules to be integrated into District programs at no cost.
ASAP is designed to meet the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards. As a result. each ASAP module can be mapped onto the leadership standards for any State. For example, each module specifically addresses one or more of the 10 Florida Principal Leadership Standards ASAP modules provide focused online content for the development of school administrators in an blended learning format, containing multimedia elements, written content, reference materials and real-world assignments to make the subject matter relevant to the workplace.
John Juricic, (past) Partner at Etraffic Solutions, says “We congratulate the State of Florida and the WCG School Leadership Development Program for providing Florida educators with a relevant and convenient way to acquire high level leadership skills. At a time when budgets are increasingly under pressure this move has enabled all Administrators in Florida to access a high quality professional development tool at no cost. We are proud to support this bold initiative.”