We at the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce want to ensure all our members are kept informed in initiatives that are happening in our region, province and country. Check our website and Facebook for more initiatives, links and information, stop into our office Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:30-12:30, or call us at 250-567-2124
May 2021
Director's Note
The recent release of BC’s Restart plan is welcome news to all businesses. Indoor dining is now allowed again at our local restaurants and travel within our Northern region is also allowed. If you haven’t seen the four phase plan, visit the province’s website at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart.
Our most recent Chamber luncheon was a success with Union of BC Municipalities President Brian Frenkel speaking on their work to ensure the concerns and challenges faced by our local businesses and government are addressed by the provincial government. Our next luncheon on June 16th will have Aash Talwar speaking from WorkBC, please reach out to the Chamber Manager for more information on attending.

~Trinda Elwert, Chamber Director
New BC re-start plan
4-step plan will only proceed if case counts, hospitalizations decline and vaccinations increase. New changes include;

  • Up to five visitors for a personal indoor gathering.
  • Up to 10 visitors for either a personal outdoor gathering or seated, indoor organized gatherings.
  • Up to 50 people for seated, outdoor organized gatherings.
  • Indoor dining with up to six people; no mingling with other tables allowed.
  • Outdoor sports games with no spectators.
  • Indoor, in-person faith-based gatherings at a reduced capacity based on consultation with public health.
Find out more on the government website below;
Bird on a Wire Ltd.
Hours of business;
Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

Located at;

149A West Stewart Street

Contact Bird on a Wire at;
We are your local authorized Telus/Koodo dealer. Serving the communities of Vanderhoof, Cluculz Lake, Fort St James, Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake.
We carry office supplies, printer ink, phones, arts and crafts supplies, light weight cordless vacuumes, back supports, massagers.
Plus a great selection of cell phone accessories including charges, headphones, lens protectors, bluetooth speakers and much more!
 From stories of resilience to conversations about upskilling and reskilling, diversity and mental health, our Women in Business Summit will focus on the ways the Canadian chamber of commerce network, businesses and community leaders can work together to support women in the workforce through the pandemic and towards an inclusive recovery. 
  • Angelita Graham, Partner, Mercer 
  • Jennifer Cooke, Director, Inclusive Trade, EDC 
  • Max Brault, Vice President, Strategy & Operations, BDO Canada 
  • Sheila North, Director, Legacy Bowes Group


The Chamber Board is now creating a "Retail Committee" to work with businesses and we need you! If you would like to share your ideas about what the retail industry needs, and how we can support you, please contact Kevin Wallace at 250-570-2672.
Membership Fee Support
During this time of business uncertainty, we understand that finances are tight. That is why the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce is offering our renewing and new members the option to pay your membership fees over three months. Call to talk with Lesley on how we can support your business through this time.

And a reminder that our membership runs on a 12 month basis. For example, if you join in June 2021 your membership is good to June 2022. We feel that this method supports our members best so that everyone gets the most out of their membership.
Board of Directors
Past President - Roy Spooner
President - Michelle Roberge
Vice President - Kevin Wallace
Treasurer - Anna Manwaring
Secretary - Twyla Hale
Arlynn Klassen / Michael Kollinger /
Trinda Elwert / Rhys Wallace
Lesley Chaisson, Manager