CHAMBER CHATTER

Today I just wanted to remind everyone how nice it is to live in Tumbler Ridge. There are days when it seems everything is wrong, and then something happens that changes your mind. Did you know that there is a group of Realtors out there (Cascade Realty (1991) Ltd.) that go for a walk at noon every other Tuesday to raise money for a different cause every time. The Realtors walk AND pay $5.00, if they can?t make the walk for some reason they have to pay $10.00. Anyone can join them, you can just walk for the pleasure or you can walk and give a donation. Things like this is what makes our beautiful community a better place to live. If you need more information on this walk, stop into their offices or phone them at 242.9355. This same group is raising money for the Children?s Hospital, they are raffling off a 6?x4′ custom built playhouse. The draw is August 5, 2008. Make sure to get your tickets.

We had a Chamber Meeting on the 11th of June, our President, Ellis Howard commented how pleased he is to see the town getting busy again this summer. ?We need to keep our economy on the upswing?. He is also very happy with the businesses that have joined the Chamber this year. ?Thanks to all? he said.

Don?t forget the summer courses and programs at Northern Lights College. They are offering a whole list of items from Book-Keeping to Babysitter Safety.

Chamber UPCOMING EVENTS:

GOLF TOURNAMENT June 21, 2008. 1:00 shotgun start. 18 holes of golf & dinner.

We are happy to have two different hole in one sponsors, CAPITAL MOTORS in Dawson and ERNIE?S SPORTS EXPERTS in Grande Prairie. …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 $60.00 per person members, $70.00 per person non members, driving range practise before the game. There are very few spots left, if you plan on coming to golf with us call NOW. 242.0015

GST/PST Tax Workshop ? July 11, 2008: There have been changes in 2008 and these people are coming to Tumbler Ridge to explain them and the reporting of them to us. This workshop is for all businesses, non profit groups, bookkeepers, and anyone interested. It is from 8:00 am to 12 noon in room 4 of the Rec Centre. This is put on by the Ministry of Small Business and Revenue and the Chamber of Commerce. There is no charge for this. Please register at the Chamber Office with Marie 242-0015 or Peggy at the Rec Center Office 242-4246.

The Chamber of Commerce wants to thank Chamber Members and the community for your support and we look forward to continuing working with you all. Please remember to phone or drop by the office and share what you are doing with me, so I can chatter about it!! Please remember to:

SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

Q:Why did the bacon laugh?

A:Because the egg cracked a yolk!

Have a good week everyone.