Speaker luncheon Tuesday February 18th, 2014

The Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a luncheon February 18th @ 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel


Erin Evans – BC Association of Community Response Networks
Nicki Hedges – United Way of Northern BC
Penny Gagnon, Executive Director – Child Development Centre

Erin Evans, Regional Mentor for the BC Association of Community Response Networks, will be discussing a new program called Neighbours, Friends and Families. This program is to help people recognize and assist their elderly friends who may be experiencing abuse, neglect and self-neglect. As we get older, we may graduate from looking after young children to eventually looking after our elderly parents. Erin will discuss what resources and assistance there is available.

Nicki Hedges with United Way will be giving an update on how the United Way is helping our community. Locally driven and regionally governed, the United Way of Northern British Columbia is dedicated to improving the quality of life by advancing the common good… when we reach out a hand to one we influence the condition of all. We all benefit when a child succeeds, when families are financially stable, seniors are involved in community activities, and when people are healthy and safe.

Penny Gagnon, Executive Director – Child Development Centre of Fort St. John
This year the Child Development Centre is celebrating their 40th Anniversary providing programs and services in Fort St. John for children and their families.
Their work continues to be very important as we see our number of children accessing services on the rise from year to year. Currently they are serving over 1200 children annually.
This year they are hoping to raise 100,000.00 at our annual Talent Show. They are continuing with the development of their nature inspired playground as well as paying down their mortgage for Project Build-A-Fort.

Cost: Members $25.00 Potential Members $35.00

Contact Chamber Office to reserve your seat by calling 785-6037.

Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Cheque in advance or at the door.