Hi everyone. Boy do I have lots to chatter about today. I got invited to one of the Chamber Members offices May 28 and they had some great news for everyone. Peter Thompson who is Tumbler Ridge Realty has a RE MAX FRANCHISE. This is the FIRST licensed Real Estate Franchise in Tumbler Ridge. Peter and Bev told me ?there was a substantial investment in this franchise, both in money and time, and it shows our commitment and confidence to Tumbler Ridge?. The two of them are so happy with this new venture; Peter said ?our business will be expanding, I am actively seeking professional realtors, expanding support staff, and relocating in the future, and we will be more visible to the community. Watch for our grand opening of ReMax which wil be coming soon!?

June 8, 2008 Peter will be leaving for Denver , Colorado for one week for New Franchise Broker Training, and later will be going to Kelowna for further ReMax training. There is so much more I could tell you, but you should go and see Peter himself, and he will fill you all in. Even now when he is so busy, his pet project is his Greensmart House.

I better get on to other things: GOLF TOURNAMENT June 21, 2008. At hole three there will be sitting a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup, two year lease. This is Sponsored by CAPITAL MOTORS in Dawson. At hole six , you have the opportunity to win $10,000 in sporting goods, Sponsored by ERNIE?S SPORTS EXPERTS in Grande Prairie. A HOLE IN ONE WILL DO IT…..We also have a two night stay in the Holiday Inn Express in Grande Prairie in a Whirlpool Suite that we will be auctioning off. This is compliments of the POMEROY GROUP. Prices are $60 per person members, $70 per person non members. You may want to book your foursome soon, they are already half sold. The price includes 18 holes of golf, followed by a steak dinner. You will also be able to warm up at the driving range and get some advice from the pro, thanks to LaPRAIRIE CRANE. This will be a fun filled afternoon for all classes of golfers, and lots of nice prizes will be given out.

THE BIG BIKE: For the Heart and Stroke Foundation is coming to town June 26, 2008.

JULY 11, 2008: – Chamber of Commerce workshop regarding 2008 Tax Changes, more details to follow.

A young boy was watching his parents get ready for a party. When he saw his Dad putting on his tuxedo, he said ?Daddy, you shouldn?t wear that suit!!? ?Why not?? said his Dad. ?You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning!? replied his son.