What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – May 16, 2018

Featuring a provincial all-candidates meeting, Woodview Business After Hours, Lakefield Horticultural Society plant sale, member job postings, and more

The Lakefield Horticultural Society is holding its annual plant sale, featuring high-quality and healthy potted plans grown in member gardens, on the morning of Saturday, May 19th in Lakefield. (Photo: Lakefield Horticultural Society)
The Lakefield Horticultural Society is holding its annual plant sale, featuring high-quality and healthy potted plans grown in member gardens, on the morning of Saturday, May 19th in Lakefield. (Photo: Lakefield Horticultural Society)

Provincial All-Candidates Meeting – May 23rd

Liberal incumbent Jeff Leal, PC candidate Dave Smith, NDP candidate Sean Conway, and Green Party candidate Gianne Broughton are vying to become the next Peterborough-Kawartha MPP in the June 7, 2018 Ontario election.
Liberal incumbent Jeff Leal, PC candidate Dave Smith, NDP candidate Sean Conway, and Green Party candidate Gianne Broughton are vying to become the next Peterborough-Kawartha MPP in the June 7, 2018 Ontario election.

The Kawartha Chamber’s all-candidates meeting is next Wednesday, May 23rd.

Peterborough-Kawartha riding candidates from the Green, Liberal, NDP, and PC parties have been invited to speak. In addition, candidates from the Libertarian and Trillium parties have been invited to be in attendance and display literature.

David Goyette will be moderating, and this event is open to the public.

Questions can be emailed to events@kawarthachamber.ca prior to the day of the event for the moderated Q&A (please specify if a question is for one or all candidates). There will also be a short time at the end of the moderated Q&A for audience members to ask questions directly.

The event will be held at the Lakefield Legion. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Welcome New Member: Del Mastro RV Center

Del Mastro RV Center

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism would like to welcome its newest member, Del Mastro RV Center.

“Visit the Del Mastro family at Del Mastro RV Center for all your recreation vehicle needs. Now entering into its second generation in the business of new and used RVs, RV parts and accessories, the Del Mastros have gained a special insight into their business. Peterborough’s only source for top-name Keystone RV and Forest River brands, among many other premium brands.

Del Mastro RV Center is constantly marking down their prices on new and used RVs for sale. If it’s a good deal you’re looking for, Del Mastro RV Center has some of the best prices on 5th wheels and travel trailers in Ontario. Visit www.delmastro.ca to browse the RV inventory!”

 

Business After Hours Woodview Hop – June 13

Come out and join the Kawartha Chamber’s Business After Hours event in Woodview.

The Chamber will be visiting member businesses in the Woodview area, including Viamede Resort and Woodview on the Lake.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 13th from 5 to 7 p.m.. Please register ahead of time. More details to follow.

 

Did You Know?

As a member of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, you have access to our Member to Member discount page.

There you can find exclusive offers that other chamber members have posted for you, or post your own special offer for your fellow Chamber members to take advantage of at your business.

Find out more about what your members-only benefits can do for you.

 

OCC Analysis Of The Green Party Platform

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released its analysis of the Green Party of Ontario’s election platform People Powered Change.

The platform focuses on nine key commitments across three pillars: jobs, people, and planet. Read the OCC’s high-level synopsis of the major policy initiatives within the platform.

Read more on the Ontario Chamber’s Vote Prosperity platform on which much of the analysis is based.

 

Five Minutes For Business: Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

In the latest edition of the Canadian Chamber’s Five Minutes for Business series, we get a closer look at the looming threat of steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed by the United States.

Despite a temporary exemption for Canada, it is argued that Canada should be fully and permanently exempted from any tariffs, quotas, or other measures that reduce cross-border flow of steel and aluminum products.

Canadian aluminum is integrated into the U.S. defence industry to allow America to build its military hardware. In the case of steel, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. steel products, with trade roughly balanced between our countries.

Read the full article to find out more.

 

Have Your Say! OCC Spring Policy Survey

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Spring Policy Survey is designed to gauge the issues that are most important to members going into the provincial and municipal elections; capture awareness of, and satisfaction with, OCC advocacy work; and measure the impact of the Know Your Power program one year after launch.

The Chamber encourage all of its members to The survey can be found complete the survey before the deadline at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25th.

The Kawartha Chamber will also receive local data from the survey if more than 50 members respond. This will help the Chamber to better represent and support local businesses.

 

Open for the Season!

The following businesses have recently opened for the season:

  • Stoney Lake Market & Grill
  • Style Your Nest
  • Old Bridge Inn (limited hours)

Welcome back from hibernation!

If you have recently re-opened, or are opening soon, be sure to let the Chamber know at info@kawarthachamber.ca.

 

Lakefield Lions Host Fill-A-Truck For Diabetes Fundraiser

The Lakefield & District Lions Club is holding a Fill-A-Truck fundraiser for diabetes on Saturday, May 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

They will be set up in the Ellis Automotive parking lot at 63 Queen Street and are accepting gently used clothing and small household items.

Bring your spring cleaning clutter out and support a great cause!

 

Still Some Tickets Left For Lobsterfest

The Lakefield & District Lions Club still has some tickets left for their popular Lobsterfest & Show event.

The event will be held Saturday, June 2nd at the Lakefield Fairgrounds and will feature a fresh lobster dinner with all the fixings, and the Indian River Band as live entertainment.

Tickets are $65 each. Call 705-652-0639 to secure yours before they’re gone.

 

A painting by artist John Lennard on display at the Gallery On The Lake in Buckhorn. (Photo courtesy of  Gallery On The Lake)
A painting by artist John Lennard on display at the Gallery On The Lake in Buckhorn. (Photo courtesy of Gallery On The Lake)

The Gallery on the Lake has extended their current exhibit “Northern Vistas” until Friday, May 25th.

The exhibit contains beautiful artwork focusing on landscapes and nature from central and northern Ontario, featuring artist John Lennard.

Visit the gallery at 65 Gallery on the Lake Road near Buckhorn, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Chamber Members are Hiring

 

Lakefield Horticultural Society Plant Sale – May 19th

The annual plant sale is the Lakefield Horticultural Society's only fundraiser to help the society purchase and maintain 20 hanging baskets on Lakefield downtown streets. (Photo: Lakefield Horticultural Society)
The annual plant sale is the Lakefield Horticultural Society’s only fundraiser to help the society purchase and maintain 20 hanging baskets on Lakefield downtown streets. (Photo: Lakefield Horticultural Society)

The Lakefield Horticultural Society is having their annual plant sale this Saturday, May 19th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This is the society’s only fundraiser for the year and they have prepared several hundred plants to be sold.

The sale will be held in front of Memorial Hall in Lakefield at Cenotaph Park.

 

RTO8 Looking to Hire a Partner Communications Lead

Regional Tourism Organization 8, servicing Kawarthas Northumberland, is looking to hire an experienced Partner Communications Lead on a contract basis with an option to renegotiate to permanent full-time at contract end.

Any interested parties can find the job description here. Applications are accepted until Friday, May 18th at 4 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Peterborough Chamber Provincial All-Candidates Meeting – May 17th
  • Sweet Competition Grand Opening Celebration – May 18th – May 21st
  • Buckhorn Spring Craft Show – May 19th – May 20th
  • Lakefield Farmers’ Market Opening Day – May 24th
  • Classy Chassis 12th Anniversary BBQ Bash – May 26th
  • Tour de Lion – May 27th
  • Dandelion Day Festival – May 27th
  • Camp Kawartha Summer Camp Open House – May 27th
  • Buckhorn Annual Golf Tournament – May 31st
  • Lakefield Lobsterfest & Show – June 2nd

 

For more information about the businesses and events listed above, please visit the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism website at kawarthachamber.ca.

All photos supplied by Kawartha Chamber of Commerce except where noted.

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