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Ladner Business Association fonds - Fonds Description

Title Ladner Business Association fonds
Description Level Fonds
Fonds No. CR-146
Creator Ladner Business Association
Material Type graphic material
textual record
Physical Description 76 cm textual records
5 photographs: col.
History/Biographical The Ladner Business Association (L.B.A.) was founded in 1955 and is still active. Formerly known as the Ladner Businessmen’s Association, the L.B.A. is made up of a group of business owners and community members who meet regularly to discuss issues and organize events in Ladner. According to their mission statement the Ladner Business Association “fosters a positive business climate, engages in the community, maintains relationships with the government and promotes Ladner. L.B.A. members support one another through networking, mentoring and social interaction. “ The L.B.A. plans and hosts numerous community events throughout the year. The Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show, May Days, Open Air Market, Summer Barbeque, Family Fright Fest, Breakfast with Santa, Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Carol Ships, and Christmas Banquet are all L.B.A.-sponsored events. In the past they actively promoted and sponsored the Snow Goose Festival before its cancellation. These activities bring many people and potential customers into Ladner shops and restaurants. Ladner Business Association also gives a scholarship every year to a deserving student. Ladner Business Association also is a strong voice representing the business owners in Ladner. They act on behalf of their members, writing letters of support when a member is applying for permits or when action needs to be taken, such as vandalism to stores or unfair and unlawful sale of goods. They keep close contact with the Corporation of Delta, as well as the local MLAs and MPs. They frequently send letters pertaining to matters that affect local businesses and the broader Ladner community. They have spearheaded numerous projects, such as the Business Improvement Area Society (B.I.A.), the Ladner Fraser River Boat Launch restoration and improving parking in the downtown core with the Ladner Parking Corporation. The Ladner Business Association is lead by a president and executive council who are elected by other members annually. Past presidents include: (Not in chronological order) Walt Heyward Brad Cooper Michael Owen George North Bill McKnight Jack Pashleigh Stan Hardcastle Bruce Cochrane Alayne Lyndon Ed Weightman William Jones Kelly Guichon Marv Fraser
Acquisition Source Ladner Business Association
Custodial History Records were donated by the Ladner Business Association and have been in their care until this time.
Scope & Content Fonds consists of original records including minutes of meetings, correspondance, treasurer reports, membership lists, applications, press releases, committee records, brochures and photographs. Records in the series; 'Delta Museum and Archives' refer to the Delta Museum and Archives as members of the L.B.A. and correspondance between these two organizations 1992-1995. The fonds are arranged in 10 series: Membership Information, Events, Projects, Correspondance, Meeting Minutes, Finance, Delta Museum and Archives, Meeting Minutes and Correspondance, Promotions, Constitution and Photographs.
Finding Aids Series, file and item descriptions are available.
Accession No. 2009-094
Name Access Ladner
Subject Access Ladner harbour ; land development ; business

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