What's New @ CAFE VI

Local Events & Happenings

In This Issue. . .

  • Event: Family Business Stories - Nov 21, 2013
  • CAFE VI Family Business Successes - Proline Management
  • What CAFE VI Members are Saying About CAFE - Monk Office
  • Family Enterprise of the Year Award Nominations Open - Deadline: Dec 15, 2013
  • Event: Family Business Symposium - May 21-23, 2014
  • Event: Educational Opportunity from the Entrepreneur’s Organization - Nov 15, 2013
  • Welcome New CAFE VI Family Businesses
  • Thank You CAFE VI Sponsors
  • Sponsorship Draw
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Welcome our Volunteer Communications Specialist
  • CAFE VI Board of Directors
  • Get Social with CAFE VI
  • Become a Member

Let’s Get Together on November 21 for Family Business Stories

What did you always want to know about family business but were afraid to ask? A panel of CAFE Family Business Members will take you on a journey. Find out what they wish they knew when they started and how they successfully met their challenges. Learn about tips that made a difference. Ask questions, enjoy good company and experience interesting food at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

Click here to register now

CAFE Vancouver Island Family Business Successes


Proline Management Ltd. celebrated the one year anniversary of its Nanaimo office on October 21, 2013. Proline has built a solid base of new strata management clients in the mid-Island region during its first year and continues to grow. Proline currently has a team of two strata managers and an administrative assistant working out of its mid-Island office and provides accounting and leadership support from its home base in Victoria. Proline now manages over 8.300 units on Vancouver Island with a team of 39 people. The Senior and Junior Spurlings continue to enjoy the challenges of building a successful business together on Vancouver Island.


Andy Spurling, Vice President of Proline Management and President of CAFE Vancouver Island


Let us know about your family business successes, email vancouverisland@cafecanada.ca


What CAFE Vancouver Island Members are Saying About CAFE

“I can’t say enough good things about CAFE. There’s a huge advantage in developing a succession plan and CAFE has provided the training and education to do that. I’ve also received significant help from CAFE’s Personal Advisory Group, where I can talk about business issues and family issues with my peers. Of course, there’s the valuable informal networking that goes on there too.”

- James McKenzie, CEO of Monk Office

Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) Nominations Open

Click here to nominate an outstanding Vancouver Island family business.

Deadline: December 15, 2013


View the CAFE Vancouver Island FEYA Nomination press release here.


Mark your calendar for this exciting event on Wednesday, February 19th at the Uplands Golf Club.

Westin Bayshore, Vancouver BC - May 21- 23, 2014


Friends and families of CAFE will join together on May 21-23 at our biennial conference, the ultimate gathering of family enterprise in Canada! CAFE's 2014 Family Business Symposium consists of 2 ½ days of keynote presentations and interactive workshops delivered by industry experts.

Check it out – this is a no miss event!

Educational Opportunity from the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO)

November 15 Topgrading event with Brad Smart. Companies live and die on the quality of their people; Topgrading is a rigorous, proven methodology for ensuring that you get only the very best people on board. This one day event condenses Brad’s two-day workshop (normal fee $2995) into a powerful one day workshop. You'll walk away with immediately actionable ideas for recruiting, hiring, and retaining A players. Almost sold out: http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/2265602478/eorg

Welcome NEW CAFE Vancouver Island Family Businesses

  • Serenity Home Care Ltd. - Murray and Kathy Tough
  • TDMC Holdings Ltd. - Andrew Turner
  • Sponsorship Draw

    Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort has generously offered a three night getaway as a draw item for all CAFE Vancouver Island sponsors. Have a look at this exclusive resort and sponsorship opportunities.


    Draw Date: November 21st at the Family Business Stories event, Oak Bay Beach Hotel

    Upcoming Webinars

    Don't forget about upcoming webinars:

    Welcome our Volunteer Communications Specialist

    We're excited to have Amy Stewart, MA as our new volunteer communications specialist. Amy has nearly 10 years of experience in traditional marketing, public relations, communications and social media. She recently moved to Victoria, BC from Kansas City, MO, USA and is currently working independently as a social media consultant.


    CAFE Vancouver Island Board of Directors

    Your board of directors is working hard to make this season extra special! Contact any of our members with questions or concerns.

    Get Social with CAFE Vancouver Island

    Become a Member

    CAFE Vancouver Island has been providing a community of support to family businesses on Vancouver Island since 1995. For almost 30 years, CAFE has been helping families in business succeed through shared experience, education and resources. CAFE is where Canadian business families go to connect, grow and learn for sustainable success across generations.