What's New @ CAFE VI

Local Events & Happenings

Begbie Room, Union Club, 805 Gordon Street – 5:30-8:00 pm, Thursday September 19th

Start the season in our first social and networking event where you will meet friends and make friends over tapas and refreshments. Dress as you wish, come and stay or come and go, we’d be delighted to see you there!

This event is hosted by our CAFE VI Board and is open to current and future members of all generations (19+). Stay tuned for our November family story dinner event.

Fall 2013 & 2014 at a Glance!

September 10 – Webinar: Maximizing Value from Your PAG

September 19
– Social and AGM at the Union Club (5:30-8pm),
hosted by our CAFE VI Board.

Open to current and future members of all generations (19+).

September 25 – Webinar: Divorce Proofing the Family Business

October 30 – Webinar: Trapped in the Family Business

November – Family story event with dinner, networking and socializing

November 21 – Webinar: HR Fundamentals for Family Owned Businesses

December 4 – Webinar: The Art of 'Win-Win' Family Negotiations

February 19 – Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA), Uplands Golf Club

April – Family story event, nourishing food, networking and socializing

May 21 -23 – Family Business Symposium, “Building Strong Families for
Successful Transitions,” The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. See details below.

Watch for NextGen events along with CAFE volunteerism in the community!

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!

CAFE Vancouver Island Membership

2012/13 memberships totaled 67

• 1 Student Membership
• 16 Advisory Members
• 50 Family Members

Welcome to the 13 new members who joined CAFE!

Alitis Investment Counsel (Cecil Baldry-White)

Benton & Overbury (Victoria) Ltd. (Sheldon Larson)

Business Development (Suzanne Hobden)

Country Grocer @ Saltspring Island (Leigh Large)

Donnelly Advisor’s Group (John Donnelly)

Durwest Construction Management (Devon Kray)

Eurosa Farms (Ryan Worsfold)

Investor’s Group Financial Services (Dee Govang)

Schibli Stedman King Chartered Accountants (Chad Linger)

The Finishing Store (George Linger)

U-Lock Mini Storage (Robert Madsen)

WaterStreet Family Offices (Jill Sing)

Wittich Environmental Services Ltd. (Douglas Wittich)

Membership renewals are now underway click here to renew online

Something New - Affiliate Memberships

A introduction to all things CAFE. This entry level membership is for individuals involved in a family business that want to join our community and tap into our resources. Affiliate members are members of CAFE nationally.

CAFE Sponsorship Program


Would you consider being a CAFE Vancouver Island Program Sponsor?

The CAFE board is delighted to offer all sponsors a special opportunity. CAFE member, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort and the Murray family on the Central BC Coast, is kicking off the campaign with their generous gift to CAFE:

A 3 night, 'Wilderness and Wildlife Retreat' for 2 at Nimmo Bay Resort

The total value of this package is $7,050!

The CAFE board decided to enter our sponsors in a fall draw to win this adventurous prize. Every $500 of sponsorship gets an entry for the draw. As an example, a sponsorship of $3000 would result in six draw entries.

Volunteer Opportunity!

CAFE Vancouver Island is looking for a Communications Specialist who will work alongside the Managing Director on implementing a range of initiatives outlined in the organization’s newly developed Communications Plan.
For more information click here

CAFE VI 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 VI!

Click here to view more of the CAFE VI NextGen Fishing Derby photos from this Summer!

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.