Island Agriculture and the Future of Food

Interested in the future of food production on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands? Join the 2022 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit to engage in the following sessions: Island Agriculture and the Future of Food: Part 1 – What’s Happening On The Ground? (Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Panel) The agriculture and… Read more

Island Good Cidery and Winery Tour

Article From the Fall 2022 Island Farm and Garden Magazine Island Good Cidery and Winery Tour Early Fall is a great time to visit Vancouver Island cideries and wineries. Enjoy a cider or wine overlooking the picturesque valleys and fields of our local wineries and cideries while admiring the colours… Read more

A Summer of Island Good Events!

It was great to be able to celebrate Island Good with some in-person events this summer! Following is a summary of those fabulous events: ‘Island Good Days’ was proclaimed in 11 communities across Vancouver Island including in the City of Campbell River, Comox Valley Regional District, City of Duncan, Township… Read more

Island Good Brewery, Winery, Cidery and Distillery Tour

As we move into the end of summer and into fall the weather is cooling, the leaves are turning colour and it’s a great time to tour the beauty of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Why not support local Island Good breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries while touring the… Read more

Julie Sperber Appointed President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

VIEA’s New Leader brings entrepreneurial and community economic development experience to the role The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Sperber as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective August 1, 2022. “As an experienced leader and community connector Julie… Read more

June 20 to 26, 2022 Proclaimed as ‘Island Good Days’!

‘Island Good Days’ has been proclaimed in communities across Vancouver Island including in the City of Campbell River, Comox Valley Regional District, Township of Esquimalt, Town of Ladysmith, City of Langford, City of Nanaimo, City of Port Alberni, District of Saanich and the Town of View Royal. Stay tuned for more proclamations in other Cities! With over… Read more

City of Langford Supports Local Businesses and Producers for Island Good

(Langford, B.C.) – Eligible Langford businesses and producers can now take advantage of free Island Good licensing for 2022. In 2021, as part of the City’s pandemic recovery strategy, the City of Langford partnered with Island Good to provide qualifying Langford businesses with free licensing to promote their local products…. Read more

First ever ‘Island Good Days’ coming your way June 2022

We are excited to announce the first-ever Island Good Days will be coming your way for June 2022!  The entire month will be celebrations of our Island Good producers, retailers, restaurants and distributors. We welcome you to join in our events: Island Good Market Day – Saturday, June 11, 2022,… Read more

Down on the Farm

From ‘Island Farm & Garden Magazine May-June 2022’ Celebrating four years this Spring and Island Good days in June, the Island Good brand is growing in recognition and support! With well over 200 businesses onboard, foodies, consumers, retailers, grocers, importers and investors across the Island and BC, throughout Canada and… Read more

Road to Recovery: Navigating the new normal of economic development

CHEK’s Hannah Lepine chats with George Hanson, president of Vancouver Island Economic Alliance.  The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is a member-based organization spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. Members represent all of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Port Hardy, as well as the Northern and Southern Gulf Islands…. Read more