June BBQ – Wednesday June 19, 2019

All 2019 members and their partners are invited for a casual poolside barbeque at the West Lodge, Georgian Peaks Ski Club on Wednesday June 19th.

Arrival time is 6:00pm.

Looking forward to a tasty BBQ, drinks and maybe even a beautiful sunset if we are lucky!

Dinner Meeting – May 16th, 2018

Here are your meeting details:

Date: Wed. May 16th, 2018
Time: 6:30pm social, 7:00pm dinner
Location: MAIOLO’S – 15 Harbour St, Thornbury

Pre-Speaker: TBD

Guest Speakers: 

BDO’s Hali VanVilet & Lori Wilson will be presenting;
HR Best Practices – Shining the Light on Bill 148

Hali VanVliet (Senior Manager, HR Advisory)  and Lori Wilson (Manager, HR Advisory), both with BDO, Chartered Accounting firm,  will be reviewing Bill 148 and providing an overview of Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. They will give tips on implemented changes to current practices and procedures for your organization.

Don’t miss this session! It is important to be informed. This Bill includes sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws and in fact, many of the measures were to be implemented by January 1, 2018. The headline grabbing news was all about minimum wage…but there is a lengthy list of amendments that go beyond minimum wage including: scheduling, vacation pay, emergency leave entitlements, and more. 

Dinner Meeting – April 18th, 2018

Dinner Meeting Details:

When: Wednesday April 18th
When: 6:30pm social, 7:00pm dinner
Where: Lora Bay Clubhouse


Rachel Wissen
Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Photography program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Rachel is passionate about architecture photography as well as creating websites and other social media pages. She’s looking forward to helping other contractors in the area (she might have already helped out one in the area….see last name!).

Guest Speaker

Heidi Ehlers
Biophilic design, otherwise known as designing with plants (live or preserved) is the hottest trend in residential, retail, and institutional decor  in style savvy markets around the globe.  It is just gaining in popularity in Ontario.

Heidi Ehlers founder of Green Love – New York trained florist, lifelong gardener and biophilic designer will join us on Wednesday evening to introduce us to the endless design possibilities offered by including plants in your upcoming projects.

This Spring Heidi will be adding Living Walls (with live plants) to her service offering, and she will show you the various systems available, and discuss the pros and cons of each system.  You’ll be the first to learn of this new introduction.

Entertaining, highly visual, environmentally friendly, green, and informative – this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.

Dinner Meeting – March 21st, 2018

Date: Wednesday March 21st, 2018

Time: 6:30pm social, 7:00pm dinner

Location: Lora Bay Clubhouse




Guest Speaker:

Dinner Meeting – Feb 21st, 2018

Don’t forget it’s time to renew your membership for 2018! Visit the membership page to fill out your registration online in less than 5 min.

Date: Wed Feb 21st, 2018
Where: Lora Bay Clubhouse
TIme: 6:30pm social, 7:00pm dinner

Owen Ferguson will be joining us from GBCS to talk about youth apprenticeship and how it may benefit you as a business and the community as a whole. Joining Owen will be the youth apprenticeship coordinator from the Blue Water District School Board to present on co-op programs and answer any questions.

Dinner Meeting – Jan 17th, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 membership year! Here are the details for our first dinner meeting:

Date: Wed. Jan 17th, 2018

Time: 6:30pm social, 7pm dinner

Location: Lora Bay Clubhouse

New members welcome!

Dinner Meeting – November 2017

Date: Wed. November 15th, 2017

Time: 6:30pm social, 7pm dinner

Where: Lora Bay Golf Course


Pre-Speaker: TBD

Guest Speakers:

This meeting we are hearing from all of our donor recipients; Events For Life Inc, Casle, Beaver Valley Outreach, and Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre. We will hear about what their organizations offer to our community at large as well as where our charity funds may be useful.

Dinner Meeting – October 2017

Date: Wed. October 18th, 2017

Where: Lora Bay Golf Course

Time: 6:30pm social, 7pm dinner



Wayne Stacey from Impeco will be displaying his energy-saving LED lighting options.

Guest Speaker:

Ian Whitton, Chartered Accountant will be speaking about the upcoming tax reforms, what we can expect and what to be aware of.

Dinner Meeting – September 2017

Date: Wed. Sept 20th, 2017

Where: Lora Bay Golf Course

Time: 6:30pm social, 7pm dinner


There will not be a guest speaker at this event, instead we are making sure to get through some important housekeeping items as well as having a discussion about what direction we want for our speakers in the coming year.