Your Chamber's Support of Community Halls

On December 12, 2016 City Council held an open meeting for residents to voice their opinion on the proposed closing of several rural community halls and arenas.  On this list was the Coboconk Train Station, Baddow Hall, and the Norland School Community Hall.  The Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to Council in support of keeping our halls open. You can read our submission here: CommunityCentreClosuresLetterToCouncil.pdf

There were many strong, confident commuity voices at this meeting speaking on behalf of our communities.  Chamber General Manager Jennifer Wilson also made a deputation to Council based on the Chamber's letter of support.  

We are pleased to report that the following day, Council made a unanimous decision to not close any community halls or arenas at this time, and invited the public in these areas to work with the City to come up with a model that will help the halls and arenas remain open as the hearts of our communities.

http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/news/kawartha-lakes-council-votes-for-creating-a-new-model-for-community-halls-and-arenas

Featured Events

Santa Claus Parade & Children's Party

Join Santa for a parade through downtown Coboconk!  The Parade starts at 1 pm and leaves from the south end of town at the Civitan Club parking lot. (floats can head up there to line up between noon and 12:30 pm).  It will finish at the Coboconk Legion, where the children's party begins!  Free hot dogs and juice boxes for the kids, face painting, balloons, and visit with Santa himself!  All free of charge, thanks to our fantastic community volunteers and organizations. Please let us know if you plan to join in the parade with a float - email jwilson@coboconknorland.ca.  It's as easy as that!   See you there!
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CNACC AGM

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Norland Old School Hall.  All members are invited to attend.  This is your opportunity to hear about the Chamber’s advocacy activities, community events, projects and future plans.  A financial report will also be presented.   Please note that an election for the Board of Directors will happen at this meeting.   There are up to 3 available seats at the Board table.  This is your opportunity to help choose and prioritize the projects and initiatives that will be undertaken by the Chamber in the coming years.   We invite all CNACC members to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors (you can nominate yourself as well).   Please submit your nomination to Jennifer by email or in person no later than October 9th at 3:30 pm using the attached forms.   In addition to the Board of Directors opportunity, members can serve on a committee.  Opportunities are available for the following Committees of the Board: 1.       Community Development/Beautification Committee 2.       Advocacy Committee 3.       Membership, Program & Events Committee  We hope you will consider lending your time and expertise to help build our communities and to help make the CNACC an even more effective organization.  The Board of Directors meet once per month in the evening for approximately 2 hours.  The Committees meet at least once per month for approximately an hour.  If you would like more information about any of these committees, please feel free to give me a call.  Hope you can attend.  Please RSVP by Monday, October 16th, 2017 to jwilson@coboconknorland.ca   
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Chamber Learning Series - Digital Marketing

Chamber Learning Series - Digital Marketing is a joint series of workshops held by each of the Chambers in Kawartha Lakes in partnership with Economic Development Department of CKL to help you build your business through Digital Marketing.  Each workshop will focus on one element of your digital marketing strategy. Here are the dates and locations: Oct 30 at the Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 2nd Floor Nov 6 at the Coboconk Train Station  Topic: Websites 101 Nov 13 at the Omemee Firehall (Lindsay Chamber) TBC - Fenelon Falls Community Centre $120 for all 4 sessions; $99 for Chamber members. Contact Jennifer at jwilson@coboconknorland.ca for more info!
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