Chamber in the News
Dianne Russell & Kory Eastman / Moderators
A Meet the Candidates forum was held in advance of the May 12th by-election for two vacant City Council seats. Due to COVID restrictions the forum was recorded and made available for viewing starting tomorrow on the Chamber's Facebook page. The four candidates are Leslie Beck, Bill Hanson, Carrie Hume and Tom Therien. They faced questions posed by moderators Kory Eastman and Dianne Russell on behalf of the City of Flin Flon and the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce, with an opportunity to outline their goals and plans for our City.
The by-election is being held on May 12th with advance voting on May 6th both in City Hall Council Chambers from 8 to 8 following public health guidelines.
Twenty members of the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce met on Zoom yesterday afternoon with the President of Manitoba Chambers Chuck Davidson. Davidson reported he continues to advocate on behalf of local Chambers by holding virtual meetings with them and passing their information on during meetings with a variety of government ministers such as convincing them to drop the essentials only list in the north to re-open businesses while COVID numbers were high only in eastern part of the region and pushing to split the northern health region along highway six for restrictions.
General Meeting: February 9, 2021
There's Music on Mainstreet! In December 2020, The Chamber was excited to start piping music along Main Street. The project, while not yet complete, has placed speakers over 2/3 of the street and now has the ability to play music continuously for the shoppers on Main Street. CFAR has generously stepped-up to maintain the system and content at their own expense. Donations were gratefully accepted from Hudbay Minerals, City of Flin Flon, Town of Creighton, along with personal donations from Dona & Karen O'Brien as a legacy to their father, Doug O'Brien. Special thanks to Dianne Russell who single-handedly managed and oversaw this project from inception to reality. The Chamber hopes everyone is enjoying the music!
Update: Thank you to the following for also donating to Music on Main Street: North of 53 Consumers Co-op, Flin Flon Neighbourhood Revitalization Corp., Major Midwest, and Community Futures Greenstone.
Member in the Spotlight
Natasha Ward is the owner/manager of Mugsy's Deli on Main Street in Flin Flon. Mugsy's is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and late afternoon snacks! In the summer, you can enjoy your coffee and meal on the attached outdoor patio. Delicious home style cooking including home-made soups, fresh salads, "sanduchis", wraps, pitas, and sweet desserts. If you've never tried the perogie soup, you really need to! Mugsy's is your "cozy warm spot" on Mainstreet! Natasha is an exceptional host and she will treat you like family. Oh yes, did I mention the food? ... It doesn't get any better than this!
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.
Our office remains closed to the public. Please contact Michelle @ 306-688-0838 if you have any business updates, events, etc. that you would like to share with the membership.
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