Huge Thank You to everyone involved in making our Annual Radio Auction a success!
Thank you to the businesses for their generous donations! Thank you to the bidders - hope you found some treasures! Thank you to City of Flin Flon for allowing us to use your Council Chambers! And thank you to the wonderful volunteers! See you all again next year!
Chamber in the News
Co-President of the Chamber of Commerce and General Manager of CFAR Dianne Russell led the official dedication of Music on Main Street at Pioneer Square yesterday afternoon as a Legacy Project for Doug and Dona O’Brien. She explained……
“A couple of years ago my mom Dona O’Brien got the ball rolling with a sizable cheque and support for the idea. My dad Doug O’Brien was passionate about many things but the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street and community radio were some of his top priorities and with my mother leaving the community it was time to honor the legacy of these two people. As soon as I threw the idea out Hudbay jumped on board by matching my mom’s donation. Then the City Flin Flon threw their in their support and my sister Karen O’Brien and brother Tom O’Brien with CFAR did the same. From there it grew. Someone else who was passionate about this idea and also Main Street was Colleen McKee and the project is being finished this summer in memory of her as well.”
Russell added they are in the final stages of completing Music on Main Street as by the end of summer the remaining six sets of speakers will be installed, speakers will be moved to new positions and new music data bases will be in creation.
Chamber Co-Vice-President Kory Eastman reported the Chamber is preparing a position on the further restrictions placed on small businesses and personal services and would like to see statistics that indicate cases are being spread in these businesses. He said the government sees numbers go up and feel they have to do something. Eastman and most other members feel shutting down businesses completely is not the way to go noting Saskatchewan’s plan doesn’t close them but reduces capacity so businesses can continue to operate.
Their guest was Andrew Johnson who is their ChamberPlan representative with Titan. He told them he is trying to increase the number of Companies in the community that are using their plan by bringing more information to small businesses to get them involved. Johnson explained their plan is the number one plan in Canada with over 30 thousand small businesses participating with any surplus generated remaining in the plan to try to keep premiums low. He spoke on the many options they offer and how to adapt the plan to meet the needs of those involved through the Chamber.
Member in the Spotlight
Candy Bar / Flower Bar
Lorraine & Robbie Poirier are the owners/managers of the Candy Bar which also houses the Flower Bar and Ernie's Wholesale - located on 3rd Ave in Flin Flon. If you haven't visited the Candy Bar recently, you're missing out! With a completely renovated store, your eyes and taste buds are in for a treat! Whether you're shopping for flowers, ice cream treats, or grocery & convenience items, you can now find it all at The Candy Bar.
is rich in heritage of the Native Canadian culture, the fur trade, exploration and prospecting. Denare Beach is hugely popular in the summer and the winter months, well known for its fishing and outdoor adventure opportunities.
is located at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue, at the heart of Flin Flon’s central business district. Named in honour of the early residents who came to Flin Flon to work in the copper mine and smelter, and who stayed to build the settlement into today’s City.
held on Phantom Lake during Creighton's "Bust the Winter Blues" festival is just one of the many different fishing derbies held annually in our district.
Beautiful Sunrises & Stunning Sunsets! We have all the sky fun here!
is know as "the city built on rock". Surrounded by the bedrock of the Canadian Shield, the boreal forest and scenic lake county, Flin Flon is a northern hub for commerce, tourism and outdoor activities.
is a town with a strong historical past and a promising future. Creighton residents and visitors enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, northern lights, and picturesque lakes. In the winter, Creighton is popular for its snow-mobile and cross-country ski trails. The town of Creighton is immediately adjacent to Flin Flon with the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border separating the towns.
The statue of Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, which stands at the Tourist Park and Campground at the entrance to the City of Flin Flon, was designed by the lake Al Capp, a renowned cartoonist, and creator of the comic strip 'Lil Abner.
Manitoba is home to some of the most magnificent displays of the aurora borealis on earth. These northern lights draw travelers from around the world to witness the celestial display.
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