Thank You!

On behalf of the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce Robson Valley Tourism Committee, I would like to thank everyone for the great success of our 2015 Winter Games Promotion in Prince George Feb 20-22.

What an incredible journey this project has been. As I reflect on the process, I am truly amazed at the generosity and collaboration that our community displays. It seemed everyone I talked to was not only willing, but thrilled to participate. From donations of prizes and presentations to time; we made a huge presence in Prince George with our amazing packages, demonstrations, and energetic volunteers.

DONATIONS from: Adrenaline Services, Alpine Country Rentals, At Home Bed and Breakfast, Beanery 2, Beaver Creek Cabins, Bell Mountain Motel, Big Country Snowmobile Club, Climb Helicopters, Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding, Cougar Den Cabins, Country Chic, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing, Sheilagh Foster, Gigglin’ Grizzly Pub, G&M Moore Trucking, Heartland Restaurant, Linda Fry, Morels Restaurant, Mountain Pottery, Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting, North Country Lodge, Ozalenka Hiking Club, RB Hatchard Contracting, Robson Valley Hardware Corp., Robson Valley Music Festival, Scotiabank, Spindrift Power Sports, Super 8 Valemount, Terracana Ranch and Resort, Yellowhead Ski Club and Ye Olde Broom Factory.

DEMONSTRATORS: Robson Valley Alp Horns, Robson Valley Backcountry Horseman Assn., Robson Valley Fiddlestick Ensemble, and Matthew Wheeler.

BOOTH VOLUNTEERS: Sheila Anderson, Bill Arnold, Christine Dolbec, Carol Hammar, Mayor Loranne Martin, Rick Thompson, Brian and Eileen Wallace, Barry Walline, and Matthew Wheeler. This was all made possible by funding from the Corporation of the Village of McBride and the Regional District.

Tanya Rich, Chamber Manager

Chair’s Message 2015

messageHello and welcome to the McBride & District Chamber of Commerce.

McBride is in the heart of the Robson Valley region, close to numerous summer and winter recreation playgrounds. Our village is known for having wide streets, well planned subdivisions, beautiful parks, world class recreation amenities, great elementary and secondary schools, a caring and supportive health centre, and dedicated first responders, all of which truly make McBride a great place to live, work, play, raise a family, and do business.

But one of the greatest things about the Robson Valley, and the thing I love most, is the people. I am constantly amazed at how people from all over the world come here with unique ideas and experiences and work together to create shared values and the vision for this wonderful place, for the place they have chosen to call home. All that McBride has become and all that the Robson Valley will be is rooted in their talents, dedication, and hard work, and I couldn’t be more proud than to serve as the Chair of the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce.

If you are already a part of our community, and we thank you for choosing McBride. If you are not yet part of our family, we encourage you to consider choosing McBride and the Robson Valley. You won’t be disappointed.

Most everything you’ll need or want to know about McBride and the Robson Valley is right here on our websites, www.visitmcbride.ca and www.mcbridechamber.ca.  Our meetings are open, the third Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00pm in the lobby of the Evangelical Free Church at 135 Lonsdale Street, and you are welcome to attend.  Our job at the Chamber of Commerce is to help make you successful, so don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.

McBride & District Chamber of Commerce
Linda Fry, Chair

Join your local Chamber of Commerce!

It is time, time for change, time for renewal, and time for progress – time to rejoin the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce. With your support, we can improve the future for your business and for our community.

Membership in the McBride & District Chamber of Commerce is nominal, and a net benefit for small business owners and operators. Your membership investment fee is tax deductible and you are eligible for the direct, tangible, economic benefits like credit card, accommodation and fuel discounts which can start immediately. Other benefits may include group insurance for extended health benefits and/or dental care at rates that are normally not available to a small company, including a sole proprietorship.

The McBride & District Chamber of Commerce is very fortunate to have willing volunteers who contribute to make our community stronger, more vibrant and establish us firmly as a community that is ‘open for business’. Working closely with Council, community organizations and all levels of government, Chamber volunteers help ensure positive, progressive action in the Robson Valley. Join with us and help to make a difference in our community today!

CLICK HERE for our Membership Renew Letter (pdf)

Thank you

The McBRIDE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE would like to thank the Candidates, the residents of McBride and Area H, Regional District of Fraser Fort George for attending the All Candidates Forum on October 29, 2014. We would also like to thank Harold Edwards for moderating the forum, the McBride Secondary School, their Girls’ Volleyball team for the concession, Bill Holmes for handling the sound system, the Evangelical Free Church for their microphones, the Valemount Toastmasters for use of their timing lights, the Chamber members and those from the public who helped with the Forum. We would especially like to thank all those who attended the forum to make it such a success!

Please do not assume, make your voice heard and be counted, VOTE ON NOVEMBER 15, 2014.