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New Events December 2022 and into Winter! 

So many events coming up into 2023!  Several events are Members Only – so consider joining if you haven’t! 

Momentum is building this winter, so mark your calendar for the following events, and register now for those which are open: 

Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Feb 16 Virtual, Feb 23 In Person, Mar 7 Virtual - one hour each
    Please be part of our round tables on the Future of the Family Business Association. Choose one of three sessions; two are virtual; one in person. 

    Choose from:

    a) Virtual February 16th noon – 1:00 pm

    b) In Person February 23rd 4:5 pm  McCall Gardens- 4665 Falaise Dr, Victoria, BC

    c) Virtual March 7th noon – 1:00 pm

    • 02 Mar 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 2035 Beacon Ave W, Sidney, BC V8L 5W5
    Our first-ever family business tour! 

    Open only to members and invited guests of members. If you want to invite someone, please contact Barb Quinn fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca and we will get them registered. Non-member tickets are $30. 

    During this tour, we will have the opportunity to get up close and learn about the amazing world of manufacturing serious boats, courtesy of our member,Titan Boats. These are not ordinary boats. They are built for the heroes that save lives. 

    Titan Boats is the result of over 20 years of dedication to developing the finest vessels of their type. The company has expanded its production line to include conventional aluminum vessels utilizing a modified hull form developed from successful principles of the Titan Rigid Hull Inflatables. Through its line of aluminum boats, the company has been steadily building a reputation for performance combined with a commitment to exceptional quality. 

    Event will include appetizers and drinks.

    • 25 Apr 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Strathcona Hotel, Wicket Hall, 919 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

    Sponsored by CIBC Wood Gundy and Private Wealth.

    Victoria Maxwell is a sought-after international (and funny) keynote speaker, performing artist and workshop leader. She uses her personal story of recovery from mental illness to increase awareness, transform negative beliefs and ignite powerful conversations about mental health in the workplace and in family and business.

    Blending 30 years as an actor, and 15 as a wellness warrior, Victoria inspires people to take immediate action to improve their well-being. Prior to her diagnosis, Victoria was an actress during the 90’s, playing small roles opposite actors such as X-Files’ David Duchovny, John Travolta and Johnny Depp. She’s blogged for Psychology Today for over 8 years.

    While her story is her own, the messages are universal. Even the most veteran of conference delegates are energized and enlightened by her keynotes and workshops. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has endorsed her one-of-a-kind keynote performances as one of the top anti-stigma interventions that creates lasting shifts.

    If you are interested in participating in sponsorship for this event, please contact fba@familybusinessassociationvi.ca.

    There is plenty of inexpensive parking at the Library parking garage. Entrance at 745 Broughton St. You can also enter from Courtenay.

    Tickets are $75 for non-members and $60 for members. Includes delicious appetizers and drinks tickets.

    • 24 May 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Victoria - location TBD

    Sponsored by BMO Private Wealth. This session is specifically designed for our members, including family-owned companies and advisors. It will be an in-depth session with insights and expert advice on how to scale up in today’s world. Real life examples and case studies will provide us with the essential steps to grow using a range of strategies from raising capital, to pursuing Mergers and Acquisitions as well as accelerating access to global markets.

Past events

11 Jan 2023 Focus Group for Advisor Members Jan10/11 - Please Choose One
10 Jan 2023 What the Next Generation Wants You to Know
08 Dec 2022 Art of Negotiation with Dan Johnston - Members & Non Members
17 Nov 2022 FBA 2022 AGM - By Zoom
17 Nov 2022 FBA 2022 AGM - In Person
13 Oct 2022 Vancouver Island Family Business Association 2.0 and All That Jazz 2022
01 Jun 2022 2022 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
27 May 2021 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
22 Apr 2021 Managing Personal Relationships as a Family Business Member
14 Apr 2021 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
28 Jan 2021 Value Added Incentives for Family Business Employees
11 Dec 2020 Workplace Stress & Wellness
25 Nov 2020 Tough Talk
28 Oct 2020 Estate Planning Tools for the Family Business
04 Jun 2020 FBA Year-end Social: Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
14 May 2020 Employment Issues
16 Apr 2020 Competitive Disruption, your Next Level of Success
12 Feb 2020 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
12 Dec 2019 Fireside Chat, Workplace Stress & Wellness
13 Nov 2019 Protect your Legacy with Process Benchmarking
09 Oct 2019 The Great Wealth Isn't Coming...It's Already Here
09 May 2019 Workplace Stress & Wellness
14 Mar 2019 Family Business Stories
13 Feb 2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
05 Dec 2018 Enterprise Transition 2019
25 Oct 2018 Emotional Intelligence
19 Sep 2018 The Future of Work is NOW
07 Jun 2018 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
26 Apr 2018 Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
14 Mar 2018 Mental Toughness Leadership
08 Feb 2018 FBE Awards
26 Jan 2018 Faxes to Facebook
29 Nov 2017 Ambitions, Extreme Goals & Risks
14 Nov 2017 Dear Younger Me
19 Oct 2017 Leaps & Lessons
08 Jun 2017 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
11 May 2017 Business-Family Governance
16 Mar 2017 Nextgens
16 Feb 2017 Nanaimo Family Business Stories
09 Feb 2017 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards
19 Oct 2016 Family Business Stories
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