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Community Dialogue

19 Nov

Please join us at the 2012 Community Dialogue

featuring the Ambassador Program

You are invited to participate in a dialogue on how Vanderhoof can be a welcoming place for all.
There will be a panel representing new Canadians, and a presentation of the Saik’uz & Settlers Teachers Resource featuring the Ambassador Program for Youth. There will be opportunities for connection, learning and action.
This workshop is for leaders and citizens interested in learning from each other about the promise and potential of living in a diverse and welcoming Vanderhoof.
Snacks and beverages will be served.

7—9 pm, Thursday, November 29, 2012 Village Inn

RSVP by Nov 28 to Charlyne Smilinski,

CNC-Nechako at (250) 567-3211 or

Volunteer Opportunity

23 Oct

Would you like to become part of a team working together to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors? 

The Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery Group is looking for volunteers to join their team.

Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery’s goal is to encourage stroke survivors to improve their lives through education, exercise, work groups, crafts, outings, etc.

  • No special skills required; training and orientation are provided. Patience and caring understanding a necessity.
  •  Volunteers share responsibilities: assisting with activities, exercises, education, crafts, outings, fundraising.
  • Time commitment: 3 hour meeting each Monday morning (excluding stat holidays), from September through mid-June.

Stroke Recovery Association of BC

Please  contact Volunteer Vanderhoof for further information.    250-567-4879  ~


Burrard Market Square’s Big Impact

1 Jun

Today, it was announced that Burrard Market Square in Vanderhoof, BC has been recognized in the Employment Category of the Scotiabank and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Small Business Big Impact Challenge. “Congratulations to the owners of Burrard Market Square, Nechako Markets Development Society, for winning in the Employment Category of the Challenge,” said David Wilton, Director, Small Business, Scotiabank. “Burrard Market Square is really many small businesses within a small business, bringing together a multitude of employees, products, and customers under one innovative roof. This business beat out more than 100 entries in the Employment Category because of their creative approach to driving employment for small business owners and entrepreneurs to Vanderhoof.” Burrard Market Square is a year-round retail venue that houses a variety of products from more than 15 local vendors and entrepreneurs in Vanderhoof, BC. Customers can purchase anything from antiques, clothing, and jewelry to chocolates, candles and horse riding tack apparel. Burrard Market Square is a company which encourages customers to support local businesses by buying locally.

Firefighters Quickly Douse Small Fire in Grand Reo Theatre

5 May

May 5, 2011 – Quick action by the Vanderhoof Volunteer Fire Department ensured fire did not spread through the Grand Reo Theatre. Firefighters responded last night after the theatre’s owners noticed a light smoke haze. Crews discovered and quickly doused a smouldering fire in the front upper signage area of the building. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical and damages are minimal. The theatre will be open tonight for business as usual.

Great job guys!

Vanderhoof on Global BC’s Small Town Feature

9 Apr