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 - Friday between 9:00-5:00, or call us at 250-567-2124
July 2021
Director's Note
Happy July!

The Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce is excited to see our beautiful province move to Step 3 of BC’s Restart: A Plan to Bring Us Back Together. This means increased social contact, personal gatherings return to normal for indoor and outdoor gatherings, no limits for indoor or outdoor dining and events are allowed. Offices and workplaces continue to have staff return to the workplace and seminars and bigger meetings are allowed. These are some of the many benefits that Step 3 has to offer and we are encouraged to see tourism and business activity flourish in our community.

We hope you have had the pleasure of meeting our new office staff of Philip, Amanda and Vincent. I know they have been out trying to meet our members and continue to advance the #mystreetmyneighbout initiative. If you have not had the opportunity to meet them, please stop by our office at 158 West Stewart Street.

We have some exciting Chamber luncheon’s coming up and I encourage you to attend. We will be sending out notices on them soon.

Have a safe and happy July.

Twyla Hale, Chamber Director
We are in Step 3
The criteria for Step 3 is at least 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. In Step 3, all sectors will transition to using communicable disease prevention guidance from WorkSafeBC.
Mask guidance
Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. The mask mandate order under the Emergency Program Act was lifted July 1.
  • You're fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2
  • Masks are optional for children aged 2 to 12
  • Children under 2 should not wear masks
  • Proof of vaccination does not need to be requested by service providers
  • Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they're fully vaccinated and that's okay
PHO guidance
Vanderhoof Health and Fitness
Located at:
106 E 1st St
​British Columbia

Phone Number:
(250) 567-5557
Vanderhoof Health & Fitness (VHF) is a community-based gym in Vanderhoof, British Columbia. 
​VHF aims to increase the health of all of its community members and to create an environment ​that is welcoming to people of every gender, age, race, and body type. VHF desires to be a safe space where the community of Vanderhoof can pursue their goals of health and fitness.

Open: 24/7
54 Apparel Graphics
Located at:
1166 Bublitz Road
Vanderhoof, British Columbia V0J 3A0 Canada

Call us at (250) 570 7841
Email: 54apparelgraphics@gmail.com
About 54 Apparel Graphics

54 Apparel Graphics (formerly Sew Rite Designs) has been Vanderhoof’s premier source for a coordinated team and corporate apparel since 2012. 54 Apparel Graphics carries a surprising selection of customizable clothing, including athletic, work and professional wear which can be imprinted or embroidered with your custom logo, message or artwork.

  • The Vanderhoof Health and Fitness offers 24/7 access with a membership
  • Ray is a certified personal trainer, who provides personal training sessions
  • Vanderhoof Health and fitness has a Co Ed space, a women's only space, and a smash court

You can find us at:
106 1st Street,
Vanderhoof BC

Call - 250-567-5557
E-mail - vanderhoofhf@gmail.com
Visit - http://www.vanderhoofhealthandfitness.ca/
BC Chamber of Commerce.

About this event:
This is a new course in Building Resilience to Thrive, which introduces new concepts to help your business with recovery, resiliency, and growth. This course will be relevant to individuals/businesses that took the first course in the program as well as those that have not participated in the program yet.

Developed in partnership with the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, the new Building Resilience to Thrive – Business Foundations online course will take you through how to build a resilient business using case studies, contemporary research, and practical experience.

This 6-week course will examine the fundamental building blocks of great business: strategy, marketing, people, and processes, presenting new material you won’t want to miss! Better position yourself, your team, and your business for the future by building back stronger with strategy. 

The course will run Wednesdays from July 7 to August 11, 2021, 11:00AM – 12:00PM PDT, and you will receive a certificate upon completion. A $700 value, at a fraction of the cost!

Late registration will be accepted until July 12, 2021 at 8am. However, in order to receive a certificate, attendees must attend a minimum of 5 out of the 6 sessions.
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 Philip 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
Philip MBayoh, Manager
Amanda Bueckert, Office Assistant
Vincent Papequash, Media Assistant