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The Federal Election has been called for September 20, 2021

Click for a summary of platforms and candidates for the Conservative, Liberal, Green and NDP parties in the Ridings of Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Courtney-Alberni. This information was obtained from their websites. For more details see our August 2021 newsletter

The Mega Recruitment Drive is coming September 1 2021

This year’s contest will officially launch on Sept. 1, 2021, giving members the chance to win exciting prizes by virtually recruiting new members to the Association. We ask that our recruiters abide by the COVID-19 guidelines of their

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local health authorities. This year’s grand prize is $10,000 cash, courtesy of Johnson Insurance. Secondary prizes include a $5,000 trip, courtesy of Collette; one of two brand new tablets, courtesy of SimplyConnect, and one of five $100 prepaid AMEX cards. There is also an early bird draw for a $500 pre-paid Visa card, courtesy of SimplyConnect, on Nov. 1, so get your referrals in early and often.


From Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, all members who successfully recruit a new member will receive a $5 Tim Hortons gift card for each new recruit and will be entered into the draw for the prizes above. There is no limit to the number of ballots/coffee cards a member can receive, so the more people you successfully refer, the more chances you will have to win.We will again seek to reward members who go above-and-beyond to refer and recruit prospective members:

$500 pre-paid credit card for the most new members recruited, courtesy of Arbor Memorial

$250 pre-paid credit card for the most valid referrals, courtesy of Arbor Memorial

$250 pre-paid credit card draw for new members who join by referral during the contest period, courtesy of Arbor Memorial

Even if an eligible prospective member only signs up for our electronic newsletter, the referring member will still get one entry into a draw for a $250 pre-paid credit card, courtesy of HearingLife Canada. It costs nothing to sign up for the e-newsletter, so it’s a no-risk option for those who are interested in the Association but may not be ready to join just yet.