A Mixer to Appreciate our Amazing Members!


Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and enjoy the YES Member Appreciation Mixer this month at the grand opening of Coastal Offices, providing private and shared office space on the Westshore.


The Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES) is just that –a society– which means that we are our members.  YES is nothing without the amazing entrepreneurs that compose our network of community conscious business owners.  It is your excitement to build your own business, to support the growth each other’s businesses and to give back to the community that drives what we do.


We can’t thank you all enough for everything that you bring to YES.  We hope that we have shown you how much we value your contributions.  Together, we are stronger and can strengthen our communities.


What a fun mixer!  We loved getting to check out the Coastal Offices‘ modern and elegant space.  The turn out was great.  It was fantastic getting to catch with all you and to hear how your businesses have been developing.  Thanks also for the delicious appies that were prepared by Coastal Offices‘ neighbour and fellow YES member, Holiday Inn Express Victoria – Colwood.  They were very tasty!


Coastal Offices are open for business


Phone: (778) 265-3399
Email: info@coastaloffices.com

Our friends and partners at Coastal Offices are now open in Colwood, offering exceptional co-working and shared office spaces on the Westshore.  Avoid the crawl, get out of your home and away from the distractions.  From networking potential to access to high-tech professional resources, find out why co-working is becoming the new norm in business.


Get your office, your way at Coastal Offices!


Don’t Forget Our Next Events…

If you came out and had a great time with the YES network or couldn’t make this month but would like to connect with the entrepreneurs who care, here’s your chance.  We would like to invite you to our upcoming mixers and events:

YES July Mixer– the Grand Opening of Sands Eco-Cremation Centre in Sidney on Thursday, July 7th

& YES Signature Event– the 9th Annual Quay Classic on Friday, July 15th at  Olympic View Golf Club .

Get your tickets HERE to reserve a spot for you or your team’s in the tournament today!
If you would like to Become a Sponsor or would like more information, please connect with us at info@victoriayesgroup.com or (778) 265-0010.

Get a tonne of exposure for your business at the best golf tournament on Vancouver Island!

We have a number of options and areas that I hope you will work for you and your business in the hopes to gain the exposure and clients that you are looking for.  Check out our different sponsorship packages below:

Title Sponsor – $1,500

  • Premium exposure and branding associated with this event. One foursome into the entire event – $600 value
  • 4 extra dinner spots – $240 value

Hole Sponsorship – $550 value

  • Opportunity to speak at the dinner and thank the guests for attending – 5 minute presentation
  • Opportunity to have branding and promotions at the registration area

Dinner Sponsor – $800

  • Foursome for the event – $600 value – or 6 seats for dinner and casino night
  • Opportunity to speak for 2 minutes during the dinner and say thank you from your company

DJ Sponsor – $500

  • 2 entries for tournament – $300 value. Or 4 dinner seats – $240 value Opportunity to speak to introduce the DJ during the casino part of the evening

Hole Sponsor – $550

  • Hole presentations spot, coordinate activities that best represent your brand and company
  • 2 entries into the Golf Tournament – $300 value Additional dinner tickets for $40 each.

Friday, July 15th
Olympic View Golf Club
1pm Shotgun Start

Tickets$150/person or $500/foursome –  Get your tickets HERE!

The Young Entrepreneurs Society are absolutely thrilled to present the 9th Annual Quay Classic Golf Tournament at Olympic View Golf Club on Friday, July 15th, beginning at 1pm with a Shotgun start.

Join us for the best golf tournament on the Island!!  Featuring surprises and prizes at every hole, a dinner and banquet, a fun casino night and support for two incredible local charities, the Quay Classic is a hole-in-one for the whole community!

All the proceeds from the Quay Classic go towards supporting the Saanich Legacy Foundation, a Quay Classic sponsor from the very beginning, and the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, who are opening a new centre in Colwood that will continue “to enhance and improve the quality and dignity of life of individuals, families and groups within the community.”

If you would like to Become a Sponsor or would like more information, please connect with us at info@victoriayesgroup.com or (778) 265-0010.

Get your tickets HERE to reserve a spot for you or your team’s in the tournament today!

You’re the best and it’s time to celebrate that!  The Young Entrepreneurs Society – Victoria, BC Member Appreciation Mixer will be held at our Member’s office, Coastal Offices! – map


YES members will have the opportunity to come out and see the fantastic new Coastal Offices space, which is located right next to another new YES corporate member, the Holiday Inn Express Victoria – Colwood!  As the poster says, there will be drinks, appy’s and prizes.  Join us for a night where we can support and thank our members, both new and long-time members alike!

At YES, we take so much pride, not only in the amazing products and services that our members’ businesses offer, but also in what those members can come together to do: whether it is funding vital medical equipment for Vancouver Island children, supporting each other’s businesses to grow or helping the Salvation Army to purchase a truck for donations, we are entrepreneurs who care about each, our city and the communities that compose it.13248495_993342087382166_991487213155465610_o
Let’s support Coastal Offices new business just like we support all of members businesses.  We can generate massive turn out and help support their launch!!
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Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this amazing and life-changing event happen!  We could not have made this happen without you.


The time, money, services and expertise that you donated raised close to $13,000 of support!!  This is over twice the amount of money we raised last year!  Some of this money, $5000, will support Christina, a mother of three who is battling pancreatic cancer and the remainder is going to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island!  Final numbers will be released soon.


Your donations will go towards helping a family struggling with illness, and ensuring that sick children on Vancouver Island and their families will have access to the best, life-saving medical equipment and technology right here!  You contributions will save and improve the lives of children in Victoria and across the island.


We are so grateful to everyone who came out, donated or volunteered their time or expertise.  You made this wickedly fun night happen!



Thank you to our amazing sponsors this year!!


Thank you so much to Moxie’s at Yates for closing it doors to the public for the night and inviting us in to share your beautiful space.  We are so privileged for the support you offer–from the venue to the support staff, you’re the best!




Backstage at the 9th Fashion For a Cure! Thank you to all the stylists who created glamorous looks! Applause to DesignHouse Salon and Kazen Hair & Beauty along with Aveda Institute Victoria. We also saw amazing fashion designs from sponsors Mango and Knickers Lingerie Boutique.- awesome sponsors!






Our Radio Sponsors Ocean 98.5 FM and Kiss 103.1 FM and MC for the night Joe Perkins from CTV News.


Limos provided by Nolan Adams from Sands Funeral Service Victoria, and of course the View Royal Casino will be sponsoring us again this year with casino games!


To the glamorous, great-looking models who strutted their stuff on the cat-walk and showed off some beautiful pieces of clothing!



The generous and community-focused companies and individuals who helped sponsor the night and donated to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island!


Thank you YES members and vendors at last weeks Fashion For a Cure! We appreciate our members coming out year after year and supporting our benefit events! Thank you!

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Dream Gala
Volunteer Organizing Team Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Location: White Spot, Langford
Time: 7:00- 9:00pm

YES friend, Rheana Watterson, is looking for volunteer support with the Help Fill a Dream Gala, which helps to fulfil the dreams of Vancouver Island children affected by life-threatening illness.

There will be a Volunteer Organizing Team Meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at White Spot, Langford from 7:00- 9:00pm. This meeting will be an opportunity to get an overview of the fundraiser, brainstorm, and generate interest for the roles required leading up to, and at the event.

If you want to apply your skills to help this amazing event, please get in touch with Rheana at rheana@helpfilladreamgala.com. Whether you want to commit or can only fill a small one, apply your expertise and change the lives of Island children!




It has been extremely difficult to watch the devastation of that the wildfires have had on the community of Fort McMurray and the surrounding areas.  We all want to help as much as we can.  These Vancouver Island-based entrepreneurs have formed Consultants 4 Cause, a brilliant way for local businesses to gain valuable knowledge while helping our neighbours during this most challenging time.
Founded by five motivated and passionate University of Victoria commerce students with over 10 years of experience in marketing and digital strategy, Consultants 4 Cause (C4C), strives to help people and businesses better understand online and personal marketing and give back to local communities and those in need.
Consultants 4 Cause helps you increase your social media presence and website use-ability, and 25% of ALL revenue donated to aid victims of the Fort McMurray fires.
Build your online presence, learning from C4C’s Hootsuite Certified Team, who will adapt their program to your knowledge level.  Offering great rates and packages for individuals and corporations, all while supporting those devastated by the forest fires impacting the Fort McMurray community, Consultants 4 Cause is the perfect win-win for your business and community.  The skilled professionals of C4C’s consulting team share the skills and expertise you need to succeed online.
Click HERE to find the right package for you and your business, or get in touch at consultants4cause@gmail.com or (205) 588-8843 to find out how the team can help.

2016 All-Island Entrepreneurial Summit

What a terrific day with some great Island Entrepreneurs.  The speakers were brilliant, Arbutus Ridge provided a stunning venue and the group of entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals who took the time to join us brought energy, expertise and, most importantly, community!  YES is thrilled to have begun to build the relationships across the Island that will help break down the Malahat divide on the island between Victoria and Nanaimo, Duncan and Vancouver Island.


While many of us work around the world through the wonders of the internet and air travel, but we still struggle to connect across our beautiful island.  The opportunities that we have all begun to open up are huge!

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“Thank you everyone for taking the time out today to spend it with us. A huge shout out to the terrific speakers today who stepped up and really gave it their all with their energy as well as specific and targeted strategies that I know I’ll be implementing in my business as soon as possible!!! Clemens Rettich, Gabriel Padva, Paul Krismer, Paul Holmes, Joe Girard and the ever driven Liza Rogers!!! Can’t thank each of you enough!!”


“Also a huge thanks to the rest of the Young Entrepreneurs Society – Victoria, BC Board of Directors that stepped up and helped with the event – Olga Minko, Ben Mcculloch, David Vanderlee, Jesse McClinton, Kurtis Brown and many others including Matthew Gillard, TJ, thanks for making our first Annual event a great success!”

– Phil Bisset-Covaneiro



Congratulations to Chantelle and Kurtis of DesignHouse Salon on a fantastic, successful evening of friends, food and fun at Well FED Beauty!


YES was well represented and can’t wait to come back again next year!


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Thank you also to our amazing host, The Robert Bateman Centre.  Great work everyone!

Fashion For a Cure 2016

It’s that time of year again when the are flowers blooming, the sun is shining, the earth is giving, and so are we! Fashion For a Cure 2016 is an annual fund raising event every May in beautiful Victoria, BC!


Location: Moxie’s Grill & Bar (1, 1010 Yates St.)

Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm – Show starts at 7:00pm

Tickets: http://fashionforacure2016.eventbrite.ca/




Created and orchestrated by the Victoria YES group (Young Entrepreneurs Society), the 9th annual Fashion For a Cure event brings together our community and local businesses to fund-raise for the The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island to support our families and children on this island. Money raised goes to support countless programs, facilities, and specialized equipment. Resources are focused on removing barriers and creating opportunities for children and youth facing physical, developmental or mental health challenges.




Every year we chose a new theme, this years theme is Femme Fatale, inspired by the many powerful women and mothers around the world. You are encouraged to dress fierce! Think James Bond 007, ladies and gentlemen. There will also be blackjack and roulette tables to play at the event.


Click HERE to find your tickets today!




Have a look at our amazing sponsors this year!!

DesignHouse Salon & Kazen Hair and Beauty Will be crafting the models hair and makeup and some of there customers along with Aveda Institute Victoria. We will also see amazing fashion designs from sponsors MangoKnickers Lingerie Boutique.

Our Radio Sponsors Ocean 98.5 FM and Kiss 103.1 FM and MC for the night Joe Perkins from CTV News.

Limos provided by Nolan Adams from Sands Funeral Service Victoria, and of course the View Royal Casino will be sponsoring us again this year with casino games!


For more information on the event, or to become a sponsor or purchase tickets, contact us at: info@victoriayesgroup.com

To learn more about our organizers, Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES), please visit: www.victoriayesgroup.com

And for more information about The Children’s Health Foundation visit: http://childrenshealthvi.org/

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