Past President’s Message
I would like to personally thank the team of executive and directors for all their work and contributions over the past year.
The work over the past year has been challenging for our community and the Robson Valley in general. We, the Chamber were very active and provided letters of support for the expansion of the proposed power transmission line for the Valley as in the past. Dependable and consistent power has been a major issue over the past years and often a detriment to the attraction of new industry and business to our community.
Also over the past year the Chamber has been involved in events and activities that included a Meet & Greet with M. P. Bob Zimmer, “shop local” campaign, Festival of Lights, Logger’s Bonspiel, McBride Adventure weekend, Emergency Responder’s appreciation picnic and July 1st Canada Day celebration.
As Chair of the Chamber, we were able to secure a three-year agreement with the Village to operate the Visitor Information Centre providing the Chamber with some comfort in consistent funding during the term of the contract.
I look forward to working with the new group of directors and using the new Chamber website and believe that it will be a valuable tool to communicate with the local business community.
The McBride & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Allan Frederick for his work and dedication as President over the last year. He will remain on the Chamber Board as Director and Past Chair.