CHAMBER CHATTER

Hi everyone. Got so much to say today I don?t know where to start. I am sure what I am going to mention a lot of you will already know, but I just have to say that Mrs. Kennedy?s and Mr. Greengrass?s grade five and six classes need a big WELL DONE!! They made a presentation to the Town Council Monday June 16th and told everyone there that they have collected $14,200.00. They are just $800.00 away from the goal of $15,000.00 which will be given to World Vision to build a one room school or to add a room onto an existing school in Africa. The Mayor and Council all said how proud of this class they are, well I want to add my praise as well. This is just a wonderful thing you all have done. AND there is more, next year, this class is going to start on collecting enough money to put desks, chairs, paper etc that is needed for that classroom. I wish you all the best and hope that everyone helps.

I got to see the golf course club house June 17, 2008, what a wonderful improvement. My personal opinion of this is that it is a big benefit to Tumbler Ridge. They have had at least one wedding and a bridal shower there already, and once they get it all in order, it will have a lot of visitors, local and from out of town. A lot of people from surrounding areas really like to golf here, wait until they see the new pro shop and club house!

The other day I was in visiting with Christine at KC?S Dollar Store, Furniture and More, I asked how the new building was coming, she said ?everything is going ahead, still doing a bit of planning, but we hope to see some activity in July.? ?Hoping the new building will be open in the late fall or early winter.? She also told me they offer a 20% discount for non-profit society groups at their store.

Chamber UPCOMING EVENTS:

Luncheon with Blair Lekstrom MLA June 30th: This is replacing the other one we had booked and Blair got called away. Please watch for signs, more details to follow. This will be open to everyone. This is very short notice, but we have a lot to discuss with him, you will not want to miss this. Please come to see me at the Chamber office or phone 242.0015 for more details.

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.

I really hope we can get a good turnout to this workshop, as they were not coming to Tumbler, and I asked them specially, as I did not feel that our businesses and citizens should have to drive to Dawson or Chetwynd to get this information.

I wish to WELCOME another New Member to The Chamber of Commerce for 2008. This makes 75.

T & T SERVICE LTD.

Mary and Lee Trimble. They are a camp catering company. Phone 250.242.3322

Thank you for joining the Chamber and we hope we can do good for you.

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

Have a good week everyone.

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