The Historic Chilcotin Lodge as seen this summer during the wildfires, is the business focused in this month’s Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Angie Mindus photo

The Historic Chilcotin Lodge as seen this summer during the wildfires, is the business focused in this month’s Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Angie Mindus photo

Chamber Chatter: Mayor and RCMP Inspector guest speakers for upcoming general meeting

Chilcotin Lodge introduces itself as new chamber member

Welcome to our newest members: Cariboo Orthotics, Cariboo Truck Terminal Co. Ltd., Cogenica Media Inc. and Soul Syrup Massage and Wellness.

We invite members and guests to attend our meeting and luncheon on Nov. 30 from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant.

Mayor Cobb will officiate for the Chamber of Commerce Installation of Officers.

Our speakers will be Mayor Walt Cobb who will provide a year in review. Inspector J.L. (Jeff) Pelley Detachment Commander and Dave Dickson with the RCMP will provide updates on the city and area.

Chamber meetings offer the opportunity to meet other businesses and find out what is going on in Williams Lake.

Members are encouraged to enter one of our draws and your business could be profiled in the next Chamber Chatters.

The member-to-member program is continuing in 2018.

There are no fees to participate so if you are interested in another opportunity to bring in more customers or retain the ones you have, contact the Chamber office at 250-392-5025.

Cariboo Memorial Complex Fitness Passes are now available from our office for members with the deadline to sign up of Dec. 15.

Many of our members are offering specials for your personal fitness and we encourage you to check them out for Christmas ideas.

Register your business for the “Paint the town Red” competition.

The competition will run throughout December until January 6-7 when Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to town.

It’s simple to enter and no fees, contact us through e-mail or call 250-392-5025.

Prizes will be given out in January to the winning businesses. All businesses will be given a decal so customers will know who has entered into the competition.

RSVP by Monday and call 392-5025 to reserve your place, seats may be limited.

The 2018 membership dues will be sent out Dec. 1, 2017. Thank you for your continued support!

What’s going on? Check out our events calendar at or www.tourismwilliams

Call or e-mail us to add your event!

We wish you a fabulous Christmas season with family and friends and we will see you at our next general meeting Jan. 25, 2018.


Chilcotin Lodge

Our recipient for the Chatter is the Historic Chilcotin Lodge, a short 30-minute drive west of Williams Lake on Highway 20.

Kurt, Kris, and I (Brenda) came from Salmon Arm, B.C. and we are pleased to boast that we bake delicious cinnamon rolls!

We are the family who now own the Historic Chilcotin Lodge. We have been here since April 2017.

The Lodge is a B&B and a Hunting & Fishing Lodge (we’ve brought it back to this … the hunting part).

We have 10 rooms and nine RV sites to accommodate events, large families, small weddings, club activities, quilters, or knitters for the weekend and any other activity that you would need a big lodge for.

We are not open as a restaurant as we want to focus more on the lodge lifestyle and B&B accommodations. However, we will definitely serve dinner to those who stay in the lodge.

Kurt and I have been in the hospitality business since 1987 where we have run motels, gas stations, restaurants, and even started up our own franchise (Chestor’s House of Cinnamon Inc.).

We love the Chamber luncheon meetings to meet and greet with the other members and to keep in touch with the community.

For more information or to make a reservation call us at 1-250-659-5646 or email

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