2021 GRCOC AGM

Thursday March 18th @7pm
All Members Welcome!

*Check your email for all the details*

Due to Covid-19 Safety Protocols we will be hosting a
Zoom meeting for this year’s AGM.

Immediately following our AGM, we will have a zoom General Membership
Meeting which you are also invited to attend.

We look forward to seeing your screen!

BC Chamber Network Launches Building Resilience to Thrive Program

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Developed in partnership with UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business, the 6-week online program will help Small or Medium Enterprises’ (SME’s) stay viable and adapt to compete in the future

Gold River December 24, 2020 – Today, the Building Resilience to Thrive program, powered by the BC Chamber of Commerce network and UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business, launched to businesses across the province. Offered as a COVID-19 recovery certificate, the 6-week program, delivered by award-winning professors Dr. Mark Colgate and Prof. Brian Leacock, will be presented in three cohorts between November and March 2021. Continue reading “BC Chamber Network Launches Building Resilience to Thrive Program”

Mountain Biking The Gold River Trails

mountain biking in Gold RiverQuite a number of years ago some locals in Gold River decided they would build some mountain biking trails in the Scout Lake area to practice and hone their skills. The project took on a life of its own and a decade or more later some of the trails still exist.

As of this writing (2016), most of the trails still exist with the exception of the northern portions due to recent logging that took place a few years back. Those trails were left alone and have now become overgrown but still accessible for those who like a challenge. Continue reading “Mountain Biking The Gold River Trails”

Bottom Fishing For Halibut in Nootka Sound

Halibut Fishing in Nootka SoundOne of the few fisheries that doesn’t get the exposure it deserves in Nootka Sound is the fishery for bottom fish.  This fishery is very popular among the locals and those regulars who visit the Nootka Sound area every year. Bottom fishing for halibut in Nootka Sound is just one of the many bottom fishing opportunities that exist.

Halibut is the favorite species of bottom fish to target and most anglers seek them out when the salmon aren’t biting during the summer months.  Although the halibut fishery is managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, it is really controlled by the Pacific Halibut Commission who is a commercial entity set up to protect the commercial fishery. Continue reading “Bottom Fishing For Halibut in Nootka Sound”

Saltwater Fishing in Nootka Sound

saltwater fishing in nootka soundOne of the most valuable assets in Nootka Sound is the saltwater fishing that exists today and has existed for decades.  Due in large part to the hatchery systems in place in Gold River and Tahsis the fishery is one of the best on Vancouver Island.

Every year thousands of anglers converge on Nootka Sound to partake in a salmon fishery that is renown for its abundance of 20 lb plus salmon.  All five species exist in the sound with Chinook and Coho the most predominately sought after trophy fish.

Salmon fishing starts in mid May and runs into late September and sometimes into early October depending on the weather patterns that exist at that time. The peak of the salmon run is from mid July to mid September. Continue reading “Saltwater Fishing in Nootka Sound”