Become a Member

The Old City Quarter Association's mission is to enhance the authentic character and diversity of products and services within the Old City Quarter. Becoming a member of the association is a valuable investment in your business and your neighbourhood. Please join us as we continue to collectively administer and coordinate the improvement, promotion and awareness of the Old City Quarter as a unique destination.  


Here are just some of the many member benefits:

  • Authorized use of the highly identifiable Old City Quarter logo in all your advertising.
  • The opportunity to put your business name on Old City Quarter Directory Signs (presently on corners of Fitzwilliam St & Selby and between Fraser & Wesley at Fitzwilliam . These signs are updated yearly for an additional cost. Fill out the directory sign form.
  • Your business will be listed on the Old City Quarter website - - and can be linked directly to your home page. Just fill out the website directory form.
  • Promotion of member news and special events via multiple Old City Quarter social media platforms and e-communications. 
  • Opportunity to participate in any cooperative advertising within the Old City Quarter Association, for example annual and/or seasonal campaigns, brochures, etc.
  • Opportunities to network, connect, collaborate and promote your business through Old City Quarter events.
  • An elected Board of Directors who, on behalf of the members, strategically plan and work together on issues affecting your area.
  • A Marketing and Events Coordinator to aid the board identifying and fulfilling any requirements of the area and acting as a liaison between the boards and our members, providing updates and requesting input.
  • Receive "City Notes", a bi-monthly newsletter keeping you informed of the activities in the area. 
  • Opportunity to serve as a board member and participate in board meeting, as well as, the Annual General meeting. Participate in various committees.


for only $50 a year.

(that's less than one dollar a week!) 


Member Application

Name *
Address *
Phone *
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By providing your mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers, you consent to recieve communication sent by or on behalf of the Old City Quarter Association via direct mail, email and telephone. OCQA does not provide your email address to any third parties. *

Payment Instructions:

Please make cheques payable to the Old City Quarter Association and send to or drop off at:

418B Fitzwilliam Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2A1