MUNICIPAL ELECTION FORUMS:
Council candidates TUES., NOV 4, 6 – 9:30 PM
Mayoral candidates WED., NOV 5, 6 – 9:30 PM
Both forums take place at the PCSS Auditorium
Moderated by Myrna Nielsen, timed by Creston Toastmasters
You may submit your question(s) in writing to the Chamber of Commerce office, 121 NW Blvd. Direct your question to EITHER Mayor or Councillor. There will be opportunity to ask questions from the floor thru the moderator (questions will be vetted before being asked)
The Creston Valley includes the town of Creston and the surrounding area of approximately 15,000 residents. Located along the second most important highway in southern British Columbia plus a major railway corridor in the same area, the Creston Valley has a long history of trade in mining, forestry, agriculture and related industries. It is also home to the world-famous Columbia Brewery which manufactures and ships approximately one million product units per day. The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is the most public and influential advocate for business in the region. We operate the Creston Visitor Centre out of our building on behalf of the Town of Creston and surrounding regional district areas B and C.
Our office is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday year round (closed on stat holidays). We are open 7 days a week during the busy tourist season (May long weekend to first weekend in September). You can reach us by calling 250.428.4342 or toll – free 1.866.528.4342.
The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. For more information about what a Chamber of Commerce is as an organization and what it does for its members please read our Frequently Asked Questions
The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce has a long and productive history. Today’s organization was began as the Creston Board of Trade and was first certified as such in 1935. The name was changed to more accurately reflect its changing role in the community in 1971 and it became the Creston Chamber of Commerce.
The boundaries were of the area served were redrawn in 1983 and in that same year the constitution and bylaws were officially adopted. In 1990 it was renamed again to represent the area it serves to the Creston & District Chamber of Commerce. The name was then changed in 2009 to the present day name The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce.