Chamber of Commerce meeting to feature presentation on new pool

The chamber will host a presentation on the upcoming pool referendum at its monthly meeting April 24.

Welcome to our newest members: MLA Cariboo North – Coralee Oakes and Teepee Heart Ranch. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Many people are asking us about the New Prosperity Project which was denied by the federal government.  Currently Taseko is waiting for a judicial review to proceed and most likely nothing will happen until that takes place. Our doors are always open to anyone who would like to discuss this further with us. We are looking at ways to be more involved with this process and more to follow on that.

We invite all members and guests to attend our general meeting luncheon Thursday, April 24 at 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant.  Chamber meetings give businesses the opportunity to meet other businesses and talk about common issues and concerns.  Please RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025.

Our guest speakers this month are Darron Campbell from the Cariboo Regional District and the Geoff Paynton from the City of Williams Lake.  They will be making a presentation on the upcoming referendum in November to borrow up to $10 million for upgrades to the Sam Ketcham Pool.  We hope you will attend and get the information you need to make an informed decision.

We are hearing about a couple of new businesses that have opened or will be opening soon.  That is so encouraging to hear and we will share more of that in our next newsletter.

Welcome back to our summer students. They as well as ourselves have been enjoying talking to our visitors and the RV traffic which started in earnest at the beginning of April.  People really love the building and we have had some enquiries about the “Timber Kings”.  Last week we also hosted the Child Development Centre and REMAX for the Children’s Art Show.  That was fun and the artwork amazing.

We still need your help in getting events in a timely fashion so we can entice potential visitors to our area.  If you have something going on, share it with us at no cost and we will put it on our websites.  We always welcome enquiries to rent space for events in the Tourism Discovery Centre, or have your wedding photos or family photos done here.  Call our office for more information 250-392-5025.

We are working with Scot Durward of Tolko and tentatively planning to host a presentation on May 2 at 1 p.m. at our office geared around targeting new immigrants to Canada and potentially providing employment for them. If you are an employer or a new immigrant to Williams Lake, please contact our office to register.  There isn’t a cost to take part, but we need to make sure there is enough seating for everyone.  Scot also presented at Douglas College to immigrants and new Canadians to tell them all about the opportunities that exist at Tolko and to highlight the new site.

Put May 3 on your calendar to celebrate the 85th birthday celebration of Williams Lake.  There will be activities starting in Boitanio Park in the morning and going all day long at the complex.  For more information give us a call or contact the city direct.  Congratulations to Councillor Danica Hughes and her committee for all their work in getting this and many other events off the ground.

Chamber Chatter is provided monthly by the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce