Support local – and win – with LIFT VIPs!

LIFT members (aka LIFT VIPs) help you win in a couple of ways.

One, LIFT VIPs have access to free tickets to our workshops and even our special events. Find someone you know in the list below and ask if they can get you a free ticket. Then, offer to do a shared selfie with them, because…

Two, your social media posts help grow local businesses – and help you win prizes! It’s an easy way for you to get in the habit of supporting local businesses on Vancouver Island via your social media. Be sure to use the #LIFTVIP in your posts and you’re in to win prizes from Atlas Café, Bosley’s (Courtenay), BodyNetixDerm Essentials Medi SpaGladstone BrewingThe Waverley Hotel, Toscano’s Mediterranean Grill, Sure Copy Courtenay, Royston Roasting, My Tech Guys, [and your business here].

LIFT VIPs

(We call them LIFT VIPs because our members are Very Important People to us at LIFT, and to our communities!)

Adil Amlani, Sure Copy Courtenay Solution Sponsor
Leif Jason, Mastermynde Strategy Solution Sponsor
HPM, hanspetermeyer.com Solution Sponsor
Nazaneen Dizai, 50th Parallel PR Solution Sponsor
Sue Finneron, Finneron Hyundai Solution Sponsor
Allison Mandzuk & Lee-Ann Dixon-Phillips, 98.9 The GOAT Solution Sponsor
Jabin Postal, Jabin Postal Films Solution Sponsor
Ann ScottPresley & Partners, Solution Sponsors
Bob Wells, My Tech Guys Community Partner
Daniel Sharratt, Gladstone Brewing Community Partner
Danny Zanbilowicz, Island Word Community Partner
Karen McKinnon, McKinnon Photography Community Partner
Leanne Zdebiak-Eni, Studio IPF Community Partner
Paul Hansen, Local Photo Adventures, Community Partner
Don McClellan, The Waverley Hotel, Community Partner
Jason Heflin, Investors Group, Community Partner
Lise Gyorkos and Kerry Slavens, Douglas Magazine, Community Partner
Shane Philip, Island Soul Films Community Partner

  • Aaron Bellmore / FreshCoast Investments
  • Ali Roddam / Bella Photography
  • Allyson Hamilton
  • Amie & Jeff / Motif Music Studio
  • Amy Criss / West of Cedar
  • Amy Englemark Coaching
  • Andrea Fuller / The Wet Coast Shop
  • Annie Danko / Wayward Kin Apparel
  • Arrow Gonsalves / Heart Drum Beat Studio
  • Brenda & Robb Flannery / SendOutCards
  • Brittany King
  • Brooke Ferguson / Wags Doggy Bags
  • Campbell Dick / Consultant (YBL)
  • Carl Sidl / Sidl Masonry Heating
  • Carmen Wakeling / Eatmore Sprouts
  • Chantal Stefan / EDAS: Everybody Deserves A Smile
  • Chelan Schwindt / Derm Essentials
  • Cleo Tetreault / Panacea Massage Therapy
  • Curtis Scoville Financial
  • Danielle Farrant / Bluebird Essentials
  • David Frisch
  • David Stapley / DS Consulting
  • Debbie Bowman
  • Denise Ropp / DR Health Solutions
  • Dyan Spink / Royston Coffee School
  • Esther Sample / Artist
  • Evelyn Gillespie / Laughing Oyster Books
  • Ewa Nowicka / Studio In Bloom
  • Fabien Gendron / Duncan & Company CPAs
  • Garry Bow / Coast Capital Savings
  • Gaynor Bereza / Pitch Assist
  • Georgie Lloyd-Walters / Georgie’s Fashions (YBL)
  • Grant Powers / BMO Financial
  • Greg Chadwick / Investors Group
  • Heather MacKenzie / Pure Results Marketing
  • Ian McKenzie / STRIDR
  • Ivan Loubier / Ivan’s Truffles
  • Jace Pierson / Sunlife Financial
  • James Flawith / Lil Worker Safety Gear
  • Janice Bailey / TrueStep Innovations
  • Jani Martinius / Panther Workwear
  • Jen Burt / Island Art Therapy & Psychotherapy
  • Jess & Derek Kaufman / Lupine Art Studio
  • Jodi Einarson / Cause and Effect Coaching
  • John Bonner /Bonner Photography
  • Joyce McMenamon / Speedibin Composters
  • Julian Rendell / Make it Zone
  • Kayla McDonald Video Productions
  • Kelly Maguire / KCKB Arts
  • Kelsey Wood / Red Toque Creative
  • Toscano’s Mediterranean Grill
  • Kevin Wilson / JiffyLube
  • Kory Wagstaff / Prime Chophouse
  • Kyrle Symon / Prisym Renewable
  • Lauren Dean / New Leaf Marketing
  • Lesley Gibson / Vancouver Island Community Connections
  • Liz Wootton / Human Nature Development
  • Luciano Rollin / Aero Art Screen Printing
  • Mallory McGowan / Coastal Coworking
  • Marg McKenzie / HiTec Brazen
  • Marty Douglas / RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
  • Mary Crowley Coaching
  • Mary Veronneau / Mary’s
  • Maureen Olsen
  • Max & Aaron / The White Whale
  • Megan & Megan / BodyNetix
  • Meaghan Cursons
  • Meta Wood / Re/Max
  • Michael Holding / DJ em.ash
  • Michele Vanderwoude / Comox Valley Arts
  • Monica Parkin / Invis Mortgages
  • Nancy Farey / The Mustard Lady
  • Natalee Rhodes / Generations Laser (YBL)
  • Nick Ward / The Update Company
  • Pat McKenna / Habitat North Island (YQQ-YBL)
  • Phillipa Atwood / Phillipa Atwood Architect
  • Pieter Vorster / TideChange.ca
  • Rahel Mashruky / Rahel’s Food
  • Re Bastien Photography
  • Rob Kelly / Modern Rocket Media
  • Robb and Brenda Flannery / Flannery SendOutCards
  • Ross Bodenmann / RossArt.co
  • Sandra Viney / Atlas Cafe
  • Sarah Day / Fanny Bay Candle Company
  • Shawn & Jane / Happy Island Diaper Service (YCD-YQQ)
  • Shelley Laperriere / River City Mobility (YBL)
  • Shelley Nickerson Real Estate
  • Shellie Yates Smyrichinsky / UB Diving
  • Sheri-Lee Mathers / Balsam Way Bookkeeping
  • Sonya Jenssen / Waterwoman Consulting
  • Step & Robin / Lucky Village Enterprises
  • Steve Morgan / Island Telemetrics
  • Steve Stewart / Edible Island
  • Steve Terris / Pure Audio Centre
  • Tim Ennis / Comox Valley Land Trust
  • Tracy Freeman / Skinny Dip Fitness
  • Tracy Kobus / Artist
  • Vanessa Metcalf / Old House Hotel & Spa
  • Vanessa Raven-Vipond / Sea Salt Design
  • Vivian Vaillant / CV Youth at Boys & Girls Club
  • Wendy Nixon Stothert / Choral Valley Retreats, Workshops, and Festivals
  • Yiyang Lu / Bosley’s by Pet Valu

YQQ = Comox Valley = #WeAreYQQ
YBL = Campbell River = #WeAreYBL
YCD = Nanaimo = #WeAreYCD


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