Pioneer Days Weekend – June 2, 3, & 4th, 2017

Schedule of Events

McBride Realty Colouring Contest – Forms available in the McBride Realty week of May 29th and can be dropped off at Realty by June 2nd. Winners will posted in McBride Realty window

Win the load of wood – Sponsored by McBride Community Forest & Crazy Horse Logging – Tickets $1.00 each 6/$5.00 available at the Food Booth, Dance & Refreshment Cabin

Friday – June 2nd

  • 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Display – McBride and District Library
  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Visitor Centre open until 8:00 p.m.
    Start your weekend by calling in at the Visitor Centre at the Train Station. Pick up a schedule of events.
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. RVMBA – Guided Walking Tours (any fitness level) – Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sheep Herding Demo – Jennifer L’Arrivee – Gigglin Grizzly Pub
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond
  • 6:00 p.m. LDM Rodeo – prizes – LDM Yard
  • 8:00 p.m. “Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Elks Hall – 1st $1000.00 and 2nd Prize $200.00
    19 and over. – Refreshments available – Must show ID
    MANDATORY REGISTRATION 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Precise start at 9:00 p.m. $10.00 registration fee
  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Wide Games” – McBride Secondary School Gym – sponsored by the E-Free Church (Grades 7-12)

Saturday – June 3rd

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond (refreshments available)

  • 9:00 a.m. Parade – Meet at Village Office Parking Lot – to line up
    10:00 a.m. Parade – Main Street
    FREE small ice cream for all children that participate – pick-up at “Farm Store”
  • 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Two Rivers Art Gallery – Kids Hands-On Crafts – Village Park
  • 10:30– 6:30 p.m. Food Booth – Village Park
  • 10:30 – ? Plant Sale – 210 Main Street – hosted by Library/Museum
  • 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bouncy Castle – Village Park – Sponsored by IDA Pharmacy
  • 11:00 a.m. Volunteer Fire Dept. Bucket Brigade – many prizes – Village Park
  • 11:00 a.m. Show and Shine – Gigglin Grizzly
  • 11:00 a.m. Fiddlin’ Around with Coral & Laurel – Village Park
  • 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Model Train Display – McBride Model Railroad Society – Train Station
  • 11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (singles) Village Park
  • 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Tom Ryan – Horse clinic – Gigglin Grizzly Pub
  • 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Show & Shine Historic Tour – starts at Bell Mountain Motel
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Bingo – Sponsored by McBride Legion – Elks Hall
  • 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Heavy Horse Pull – Gigglin Grizzly Pub
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Museum Displays – McBride & District Public Library
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Robson Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. – Guided Walking Tour – Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.
  • 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Dance “Roadside Splinter” McBride Elks Hall
    Cost: $15.00/adults Advance tickets starting in May at RV Home Sense, Farm Store
    & Whistle Stop. Designated Drivers available.
    Sponsored by the Elks & Royal Purple

Sunday – June 4th

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament – Village Diamond (refreshments available)

  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Elks Hall
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Kids Races – Village Park
  • 10:00– 6:30 p.m. Food Booth – Village Park
  • 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Kids Face Painting – Village Park
  • 11:00 a.m. Logger’s Events –McBride Self Storage Parking Lot – 2nd Ave
  • 11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (doubles) – Village Park
  • 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pony Rides – Village Park – Sponsored by Willow Ranch
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Oscar’s Wildlife Museum – open free admission (2430 Museum Road) – hosted by Bonneville’s
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Jam – Village Park
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “By Request” Band – Village Park
  • 2:00 p.m. Fiddlesticks – Village Park
  • 3:00 p.m. Regional District Fraser Fort George 50th Anniversary Celebration – Town Park – hosted by Dannielle Alan
  • 4:00 p.m. Announce winner of load of wood & presentations of Logger’s Sports Awards will be announced – Village Pavilion
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Robson Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. – Guided Walking Tour – Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

Volunteers are always appreciated!
If you would like to volunteer, please call Kathy Molendyk @ 250-569-3239

Have a Great Weekend!

4th Annual Show & Shine & Historic Tour

Mark your calendars for June 3rd 2017: The 4th Annual Show & Shine & Historic Tour!

Cars, trucks, buggies, tractors and carts.
Whether the ride is restored, show quality, a work in progress or just a working girl. Come join us on June 3rd for our Show & Shine, parade and Historic tour!

Robson Valley Show & Shine 2017

Call or email for more info:

  • Lyn Smith – 250 569 0312
  • Linda Fry – 250 569 0138
  • Email: lyns3jrts@hotmail.com

Join in the Elks Pioneer Days parade at 10 am. After the parade head over to the Gigglin’ Grizzly Pub Neighbourhood Pub for the Show & Shine. Anytime after 12 o’clock, head over to Bell Mountain Motel to register for the Historic Tour. Then join us at 6 pm, back at the Motel for dinner.

May 2017 Meeting

Next Chamber Meeting will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7pm, 532 Main Street (the Notary Office) McBride BC.

The Chamber meets regularly the third Wednesday of each month except for July, August and December @ 7:00 pm meetings are open and we welcome member input and involvement

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Greetings everyone, here is a real opportunity of our community to welcome a tour group of seniors from Prince George who are doing a day trip
to visit us - please help make their visit special and memorable

On June 27th a group of 30 seniors from Prince George will be visiting
McBride for lunch and a walking tour through the heart of Historic McBride!
The tour will start at 1PM from the Visitor Centre in the train station and will encompass the down town area.
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Brian ThairPut a truckload of tables in the park pavillion and have some sort of a local artisan's showcase?

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The Regional District of Fraser Fort George has made available Community Emergency Preparedness Planning information packages. To learn more contact the Regional District Emergency Services Coordinator at 250-960-4443. Some packages are available locally thru the Chamber - contact Linda Fry. ... See MoreSee Less

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Apple blossoms in between hot weather and snow and wind storms. Soring 2017
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Was checking out other town sites on the internet and found Elkfords. Its such a fun website. Check out this video they made.
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Winter escapades with local wildlife in Elkford, BC. Truly "Wild at Heart"

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Spring has finally arrived. We have a new Hair salon in town now, The Rusty Iron, and now another new business is going into the old IGA store front. The building looks great. Our main street is looking revitalized. What a way to start the spring off.
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Its been a long chilly winter/spring. Time to start thinking of warmer days and get ready for Pioneer Days Weekend 2017
Yahoo summer is coming!

Pioneer Days Weekend
June 2, 3, & 4th, 2017
Schedule of Events

McBride Realty Colouring Contest - Forms available in the McBride Realty
week of May 29th and can be dropped off at Realty by June 2nd. Winners will
posted in McBride Realty window

Win the load of wood - Sponsored by McBride Community Forest & Crazy Horse
Logging - Tickets $1.00 each 6/$5.00 available at the Food Booth, Dance &
Refreshment Cabin

Friday - June 2nd

2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Museum Display - McBride and District Library

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Visitor Centre open until 8:00 p.m.
Start your weekend by calling in at the Visitor Centre at the Train Station.
Pick up a schedule of events.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. RVMBA - Guided Walking Tours (any fitness level) -
Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sheep Herding Demo - Jennifer L'Arrivee - Gigglin Grizzly
Pub

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Slo-Pitch Tournament - Village Diamond

6:00 p.m. LDM Rodeo - prizes - LDM Yard

8:00 p.m. "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - Elks Hall - 1st $1000.00 and 2nd Prize
$200.00
19 and over. - Refreshments available - Must show ID
MANDATORY REGISTRATION 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Precise start at 9:00 p.m. $10.00
registration fee

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. "Wide Games" - McBride Secondary School Gym - sponsored by
the
E-Free Church (Grades 7-12)

Saturday - June 3rd

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament - Village Diamond (refreshments
Available)

9:00 a.m. Parade - Meet at Village Office Parking Lot - to line up
10:00 a.m. Parade - Main Street
FREE small ice cream for all children that participate - pick-up at "Farm
Store"

10:00 - 3:00 p.m. Two Rivers Art Gallery - Kids Hands-On Crafts - Village
Park

10:30- 6:30 p.m. Food Booth - Village Park

10:30 - ? Plant Sale - 210 Main Street - hosted by Library/Museum

11:00 - 2:00 p.m. Bouncy Castle - Village Park - Sponsored by IDA Pharmacy

11:00 a.m. Volunteer Fire Dept. Bucket Brigade - many prizes - Village Park

11:00 a.m. Show and Shine - Gigglin Grizzly

11:00 a.m. Fiddlin' Around with Coral & Laurel - Village Park

11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Model Train Display - McBride Model Railroad Society -
Train Station

11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (singles) Village
Park

11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tom Ryan - Horse clinic - Gigglin Grizzly Pub

12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Show & Shine Historic Tour - starts at Bell Mountain Motel

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Bingo - Sponsored by McBride Legion - Elks Hall

1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Heavy Horse Pull - Gigglin Grizzly Pub

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Museum Displays - McBride & District Public Library

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Robson Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. - Guided Walking Tour -
Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Dance "Roadside Splinter" McBride Elks Hall
Cost: $15.00/adults Advance tickets starting in May at RV Home Sense, Farm
Store
& Whistle Stop. Designated Drivers available.
Sponsored by the Elks & Royal Purple

Sunday - June 4th

All Day Slo-Pitch Tournament - Village Diamond (refreshments available)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast - Elks Hall

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Kids Races - Village Park

10:00- 6:30 p.m. Food Booth - Village Park

10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Kids Face Painting - Village Park

11:00 a.m. Logger's Events -McBride Self Storage Parking Lot - 2nd Ave

11:00 a.m. Norman Lamming Memorial Horseshoe Tournament (doubles) - Village
Park

11:00 - 2:00 p.m. Pony Rides - Village Park - Sponsored by Willow Ranch

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Oscar's Wildlife Museum - open free admission (2430 Museum
Road) - hosted by Bonneville's

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Jam - Village Park

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. "By Request" Band - Village Park

2:00 p.m. Fiddlesticks - Village Park

3:00 p.m. Regional District Fraser Fort George 50th Anniversary Celebration
- Town Park - hosted by Dannielle Alan

4:00 p.m. Announce winner of load of wood & presentations of Logger's Sports
Awards will be announced - Village Pavilion

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Robson Valley Mountain Bike Assoc. - Guided Walking Tour -
Location: 1 km Rainbow Rd.

Volunteers are always appreciated!
If you would like to volunteer, please call Kathy Molendyk @
250-569-3239
Have a Great Weekend!
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The Chamber meets regularly the third Wednesday of each month except for July, August and December. 7:00 pm at 532 Main Street (The Notary Office) meetings are open and we welcome member input and involvement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 1 of the Loggers Bonspiel is almost done. Lots of fun and great curling. Tomorrow the fun begins again at 6AM and runs until 6PM. Then finishes off Sunday afternoon. Dance at the Elks Hall Saturday night. $10.00.
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McBride and District Chamber of CommerceA huge thank you to everyone for helping with the Logger's Bonspiel. Volunteers, organizers, promoters, curlers, donators, cooks, cleaners, bakers, bartenders, DJ-ers, ice makers, ticket takers, servers, photographers, dish washers - - hope I have not missed any- - have contributed to a great weekend that we hope you all enjoyed. Thank you from the Chamber of Commerce.

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McBride and District Chamber of Commerce updated their status.

McBride & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all nine candidates for their participation in the local by-election and the forum; Derek Shaw for so capably conducting the forum; and to all who attended the forum and voted.

Congratulations to Rosemary Hruby, Harold Edwards and Lucille Green, we look forward to a positive working relationship with Council and staff.

Thank you.
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VOTING OPPORTUNITIES – GENERAL VOTING DAY
GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the Corporation of the Village of McBride on:
Saturday, March 4, 2017
between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm
at the following location:
Robson Valley Community Centre, 441 Columbia Street, McBride, BC
ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES
ADVANCE VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the Corporation of the Village of McBride on:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm
at the following location:
Robson Valley Community Centre, 441 Columbia Street, McBride, BC
SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES
A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be open to qualified electors of the Corporation of the Village of McBride who,
on the date on which the special voting opportunity is held, and before the end of the voting hours for the special voting
opportunity, have been admitted as patients to the McBride & District Hospital or as residents of the Beaverview Lodge.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
McBride & District Hospital
1136 5th Avenue
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Beaverview Lodge
1084 5th Avenue
3:10 pm to 3: 40 pm
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McBride & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the by-election candidates for their participation in last evening's forum as well as so many community members for attending. We remind you that advance poll is February 22nd and the regular poll is March 4th. Please remember to vote. ... See MoreSee Less

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Loggers Bonspiel 2017
Hosted by the McBride Curling Club and McBride & District Chamber of Commerce.

Its that time again and we invite you to put together a team (or two) from your business or just a bunch of good friends, for the
2017 McBride Loggers Community Bonspiel March 31,
April 1 and 2.
This will be a great weekend to wind up the curling season in McBride. (and the crazy cold long winter)
We promise you a fun spiel, dinner and dance. The theme for 2017 is the letter "B" - so anything "B" goes. Please start making plans to enter a team, sponsor a team or donate a prize. More info to follow soon. So dig out them Bowler hats, bobby socks, boxing gloves or whatever B things you can think of. Sure to be a great time.
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Loggers Bonspiel 2017

March 31, 2017, 7:00pm

McBride and District Chamber of Commerce

Loggers Bonspiel 2017 Hosted by the McBride Curling Club and McBride & District Chamber of Commerce. Its that time again and we invite you to put together a team (or two) from your business or just a bunch of good friends, for the 2017 McBride Loggers Community Bonspiel March 31, April 1 and 2. This will be a great weekend to wind up the curling season in McBride. (and the crazy cold long winter) We promise you a fun spiel, dinner and dance. The theme for 2017 is the letter "B" - so anything "B" goes. Please start making plans to enter a team, sponsor a team or donate a prize. More info to follow soon. So dig out them Bowler hats, bobby socks, boxing gloves or whatever B things you can think of. Sure to be a great time.

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Loggers Bonspiel 2017
Its that time again and we invite you to put together a team (or two) from your business or just a bunch of good friends, for the
2017 McBride Loggers Community Bonspiel March 31,
April 1 and 2.
This will be a great weekend to wind up the curling season in McBride. (and the crazy cold long winter)
We promise you a fun spiel, dinner and dance. The theme for 2017 is the letter "B" - so anything "B" goes. Please start making plans to enter a team, sponsor a team or donate a prize. More info to follow soon. So dig out them Bowler hats, bobby socks, boxing gloves or whatever B things you can think of. Sure to be a great time.
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Reminder:
McBride and District Chamber of Commerce AGM
Jan 18 2016
7PM
532 Main Street
McBride, BC
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Shop Local - remember to get your loyalty cards validated as you visit local businesses: Advantage Insurance, AG Foods, Gigglin' Grizzly Pub, IDA Pharmacy, Robson Valley Home Hardware, Robson Valley Essentials, Scotiabank, Spindrift, Wahoo Enterprises, Welcome Home and the Whistle Stop Galllery. There is still time to get in on the draws. Drop your validated card in the draw barrel at the Station. One validation per visit, no purchase required. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to congratulate Pauline Orenchuck who is the first winner of
our weekly $100 Chamber buck prize for our SHOP LOCAL promotion.

To enter for your chance to win:
1. Pick up your Shop Local cards at participating businesses
2. Visit ten (10) different participating businesses and get your card
validated by a friendly staff member.
3. No purchase necessary, one validation per business, per visit.
4. Drop off your filled card with your name and phone number on it at the
draw box in the Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre is open from 9-5 daily.
5. Each Saturday there will be a draw for one winner of $100 Chamber bucks
that can be spent at participating businesses.
6. Each week is a new contest and a new chance to win. You must put in a new
card each week to win that weeks prize.
7. There are four prize draws, December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
8. You will be notified by phone if you win and your name will be used in
Chamber announcements and promotions.

Have fun and thank you for shopping local! Next Prize Draw is Saturday,
December 10th at 5PM.
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A few more participating Shop Local businesses

SPINDRIFT
Have you ever dropped into Spindrift? They are more than a sled shop. They have a great supply of outdoor clothing, T shirts, socks and boots. They have men and womens. Also they have lots of other neat gift ideas. Go check them out, you will be pleasantly surprise.

FARMSTORE
The Farm Store is wonderful little shop located on 2nd avenue. Not only can you buy everything you need to keep your animals happy and fenced in, you can make your house pretty. She has a great selection of beautiful housewares, home décor and really good chocolates and local honey. This is a must when you are out doing your Christmas shopping.
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Remember to visit all these businesses this year to get your card stamped for Shop Local
Advantage Insurance
AG Foods
Gigglin' Grizzly Pub
Home Hardware
IDA Pharmacy
Robson Valley Essentials
Scotiabank
Spindrift Power Sports
Wahoo Enterprises
Welcome Home
Whistle Stop Gallery
The Farm Store
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Late Night Shopping and the McBride Chamber Shop Local contest starts today!
Businesses will be open late for your shopping delight and there are treats, draws and special deals galore!

Collect your Loyalty Card points as you visit participating stores and make sure you drop off your completed card at the Visitor Centre as there will be a new draw each week starting Saturday, December 3rd and finishing Saturday December 24th.

Santa Claus will be coming down Main Street at 5:30PM tonight and will be making a special stop at the Elks Hall where he will visit with all the good little boys and girls in the Robson Valley. This event is hosted by the McBride and District Public Library.

Merry Christmas from the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce!
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