Become a part of the YPAV

Are you passionate about creating positive change in the Alberni Valley? Join the YPAV! We offer a variety of membership benefits including networking, exclusive membership perks and more.


Membership Benefits

The Membership Benefit Plan has been designed to allow members to share their products and services with other members at a discounted rate.

The YPAV has also approached a few businesses in the community to share some of their deals and to give members access to other organizations like the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

All YPAV members will receive a card to display to receive the membership benefits


YPAV Board of Directors


Heidi Reinikka - President

Profession: Professional Forester

Employer: BC Timber Sales

Interests: Adventures, hockey, soccer, thrifting, crafting


Melissa shiplack - secretary

Profession: Registered Nurse

Employer: Island Health

Interests: Hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking, camping, running, reading

Dylan GAuTHiER - public relations director




Genevieve Eichstadter - Member

Profession: Community Resource Technologist, Project Coordinator, and Business Owner

Employer: MOE, AV Tourism Training Program, Social Root Consulting

Interests: Hiking/Camping, Acro-yoga, Dog Cuddling, Painting, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Raising Backyard Chickens

Magic Moments — 15% OFF all products and services
Gayle’s Fashions — Buy one regular prices item, and get the second regular priced item 25% off
Janette Cormier Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine — $20.00 off initial consultation fee
Flandangles — 10% Off regular priced small appliances and 15% off all other regular priced items
Alberni Autoworks — 10% off parts and service.
Starboard Grill — 10% off food.
Cloud City — 15% off regular priced items.
Hone & Strop Barber Co. — $5.00 off any service
Char’s Landing — Rotation Special: show your card and find out!


Nicolaas De Beeld- vice president

Profession: Mechanical Engineer

Employer: Coulson Ice Blast

Interests: Curling, 3D printing, Video Games, discovering Music


amy may0 - treasurer

Profession: Junior Associate / CPA Student

Employer: R. Anderson & Associates

Tashia potter - communications director


ellie hadley - member