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The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is developing an exciting new initiative! This three-part event over June 12-13 brings together the leaders of the business sectors alongside leaders of the Indigenous communities to collaborate and share awareness.
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Creating Energy – A Day of Indigenous Celebration – TICKETS
June 12, 2019
The FSJ and District Chamber of Commerce, along with our beneficiary partner the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, are excited to present an opportunity to celebrate the BC LNG Final Investment Decision and anticipated regional economic benefits for all partners. The FSJ Chamber is excited to host the “Creating Energy” event that is inclusive of industry stakeholders, municipal partners, indigenous partners and the private sector business community.
The purpose of an event like this is multi-layered and provides benefits to all stakeholders:
THE FSJ HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
First and foremost, the FSJ Hospital Foundation will be a benefactor of funds received from the Hole in One Golf Tournament. Their organization supports equipment that falls out of scope for funding from the Northern Health Authority. Combined with a dedicated volunteer base the FSJ Hospital Foundation works hard to raise funds through many community and regional sources of donations and sponsorships to accommodate those growing needs.
With significant investment in one of British Columbia’s largest projects, our sponsors have a vested interest in regional community support and investment. The FSJ Chamber wants to ensure continued valued relationships, communication and support between all stakeholders in the region through opportunities that are inclusive, informative and beneficial to the BC LNG project.
TREATY 8 / FIRST NATIONS LNG ALLIANCE
The indigenous component is the foundation of “Creating Energy” by welcoming us and sharing their experience and heritage. A celebration of the lands that we have come to live, work and play on, is shared by those who’s traditions are celebrated. Treaty 8 will share with us an afternoon of traditions, and friendship making at the Charlie Lake House. The Bands come together to provide an experience that few have experienced through dance, food and tradition.
FSJ & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber of Commerce is a widely respected organization that provides collaboration in local and regional decision making on behalf of its members. Our current membership is comprised mainly of small to medium size businesses in the private local service and retail sector. The goal of the FSJ Chamber is to develop a solid advocacy voice with a membership that is diverse and inclusive of all industries. Our goal through the ‘Creating Energy’ is to increase our membership in the energy sector so we can continue to be effective as advocates for the issues that matter most in our region.
We will begin our celebrations with a trip to the Charlie Lake House and Caves to visit with several Bands from Treaty 8 who will be hosting us from 2-4pm and share their cultural heritage through dance, artifacts, foods, drumming and a celebration that respect the land and its people. Lead by Garry Oker and Diane Calliou with the support of the youth and elders of the Doig and Dane-zaa Bands who will share the traditions from generation to generation. This wonderful afternoon of proud Indigenous heritage will consist of a Friendship Dance for all to participate, Prayers, Drumming, traditional Tapas made by the elders, and the message of the aboriginal community.
This afternoon promises to be a highlight of the “Creating Energy” activities.
Following the Charlie Lake House celebration, we will return to Fort St. John and continue an evening filled with sharing, MC’d by Garry Oker – Doig Band, with Keynote Speech by one of Canada’s most renown Chiefs – Chief Clarence Louie. Chief Louie is well known for his fearless leadership and business accruement that has brought the Osoyoos Band to become one of the most successful Bands in British Columbia. Sure, to be entertaining and insightful.
We will enjoy dinner and our program at the historical Lido Theatre.
- Charlie Lake House: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
- “Creating Energy Dinner” Cocktails and Socializing- 6:00pm
- Dinner – 7:00pm
Program to Follow.
BC LNG Hole-in-One Golf Tournament – REGISTER
June 13, 2019
A day that is sure to bring some laughs and a few good ‘shots’. We will be ‘Tee-in’ off at the beautiful Lone Wolf Golf Course, just down the road from FSJ, along the Peace River in valley of Taylor. The Team at the Chamber of Commerce and the FSJ Hospital Foundations have a great day planned of golfing, laughter, lunch and prizes. With all proceeds going to a great cause! We will be providing a “Hole In One” short game format, so those who are busy can still take just a few hours to come and enjoy. Should anyone achieve a the allusive “Hole In One”, things might go later as the celebrating is an important part of all tournaments.
- Registration opens at 10:00 am
- Lunch provided on the course
- Shotgun Start at 12:00pm
- Back in the Clubhouse by 5:00pm
- Dinner and Awards to follow