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
June 2021
Director's Note
Over the past few months, we’ve seen some major changes… Not just in our world but in our local chamber.
A new location, new faces, new members … it’s a great new adventure for many of us!
Sadly, we see Lesley leaving us and wish her well in her new endeavors. She has been an amazing manager for our Chamber and has done so much work to bring us to the point where we are right now.
We are thrilled to welcome Philip as our new manager and look forward to seeing him grow into the position as he takes over Lesley’s role.
Other new faces you will see at our new location are Amanda and Vincent. Amanda will be our summer
office assistant and Vincent fills the role of media liaison. Please feel free to drop by our new location, right
between Wallace Studios and Riotinto, to do a meet and greet of these wonderful new additions to the Chamber.
As we enter the summer months, let’s look forward to warmer weather, fun with family and friends while remembering to support our community by shopping locally and enjoying local sites and sounds. We need to
continue to encourage community growth.

-Arlynn Klassen, Director
BC Chamber Network Pauses to Acknowledge the Stolen Lives of 215 Indigenous Children from Kamloops Residential School

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I share our heartfelt condolences with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community, and all Indigenous Peoples and survivors affected by this profoundly tragic discovery.” said Joelle Westlund, Chair of the BC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “As a settler, this is a time for me to further my own education on the Residential School System and the devastating generational impact on Indigenous families and culture. Our Board of Directors stands with Indigenous Peoples and we are deeply committed to meaningful and long-lasting reconciliation.”
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;
Pleinad Construction Services
Hours of business;
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Located at;

2269 Markay Drive (2.85 mi)
Vanderhoof, BC, Canada, BC V0J 3A1

Call us at 250-944-0552

Located in Northern British Columbia, we are dedicated to providing home and business renovations, snow-plowing and specialized general contracting solutions. for a quote today! — with Daniel Jf Patten in Vanderhoof, British Columbia
As Canadian communities emerge from the pandemic, businesses have a role to play in working alongside community leaders and organizations to revive local economies and help citizens reconnect. What are the opportunities for businesses and communities to come together to address the impacts of the pandemic, recover and build a stronger Canada?

 Business leaders across Canada have been stepping up to support Canadian business through the pandemic. Join Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and the Mikisew Group of Companies for this FREE event to learn about:
  • A pandemic response and recovery case study
  • How businesses and government can work together for community recovery
  • Opportunities ahead for Canadian business

Date and time
Wed, June 16, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

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
Philip MBayoh, Manager