We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past 12 months. We greatly value every contribution made to the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber – BCBC, and memberships are the heart and soul of our organization. Your involvement is extremely important to us and very much appreciated. It is thanks to this generous support that we were able to continue supporting individuals and Belgian businesses in Canada throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We understand that times are tough – the pandemic continued to test and impact our partners and members in 2021. Despite these challenges, last year the BCBC successfully hosted 14 virtual and physical events, including our monthly Frites Night, which allowed our members to continue networking and getting to know one another, be it in-person or online. Last year we also organized a St. Nicolas Fundraiser for SickKids Foundation, a cause very close to our hearts, and launched a new website.

All in all, it was a busy 12 months and our community is starting this new year stronger than ever! In joining or renewing your membership with the BCBC, you are providing us with the tools that we need to continue our work of supporting our Belgian-Canadian business community, and encouraging cross-border initiatives.

The year 2021 also marked the first year of our partnership with the Cercle d’Affaires Belgique Québec-CABQ. In our commitment to our community and strengthening the business relationships between Quebec and Ontario, our exciting new partnership allowed all of our BCBC members to become members of the CABQ at no additional cost. This agreement still holds true today, meaning that in joining the BCBC or by renewing your membership with us in 2022, you will have access to two business chambers’ network, content and discounted event access. All you have to do is check the box on the membership page that allows us to share your contact information with the CABQ. 

To ring in the New Year, the BCBC is delighted to invite you to our Annual Wine Tasting event on the 24th of February 2022. We hope to share the details of this event with you shortly. Members who renew their membership before the 15th of February 2022 will also benefit from a 50% discount for this event. We also welcome new members who can take advantage of this special deal.

Make sure to stay up to date with all of the events we have planned for this year, including our inaugural Gala in April 2022! Finally, we wish to remind our members that those with a valid membership in the BCBC can also benefit from a 10% discount from the Belgian Chocolate Shop and Franglish Gourmet Food

We wish you all a happy and safe New Year!

Bethany Doyle

BCBC Membership Director