The Sparwood Chamber of Commerce is focused on generating value through offering a variety of benefits only available to members. The Chamber provides a forum for developing business through informal networking opportunities as well as training and social events.
Mining week in B.C. is the second week of May each year. The Chamber celebrates this week, mining is what has built our community. The Chamber partners with Teck Coal and provides free mine tours to each of our 5 open pit coal mines. The week is kicked off with a luncheon, speeches and presentations. The Chamber brings the Elk Valley, Teck Coal and the province together to celebrate mining.
Tournament is held every year, Sparwood Golf Club. It is the kick-off to our annual “Coal Miner Days”, second Thursday of June. Price includes golf, great prizes, steak barbeque and door prizes. We cap the night at 90 golfers and welcome more for the steak barbeque. This is a great social event and one of our major fundraisers for our Chamber. To advertise your business; sponsor a hole or a meal sponsor for $250. We also raffle off golf packages. You enter in teams of 6, bring your staff, or get 6 friends together, it is always a great networking evening.
Community Christmas Party:
Party is held in December, each year at the Causeway Bay Hotel, Emerald Room. The price includes a great Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. It is a great way to have a staff Christmas party, if you are a small business, bring your staff, get together with other local businesses and make one large fun group. Let the Chamber do all the work for you! The party is open to everyone in the Community. We cap the night off at 120, we keep the cost at $50 per person.
“Light up A Child’s Life” Christmas Campaign:
This is the event where the Chamber gives back to our community. We collect funds from local business and citizens, and all money received is donated to Toys for Tots and The Sparwood Food Bank. We have a very generous community and each year we are able to donate well over $5000. Campaign runs December 1 -23rd each year.
Christmas Senior Night
The Chamber appreciates what our seniors have done to help build our community. Each December, we take the seniors on a Christmas light tour. We end the evening at Lilac Terrace with food, desserts, beverages, entertainment and door prizes. During the tour, the town is judged on their lights and displays. Prizes are given in 7 categories. The Chamber partners with the Futures Society and Teck Coal to make the evening a success every year
Promoting business services is an objective of the Chamber and members can take advantage of a wide range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities to help build business profile.
Free advertising in monthly newsletter Business listings on website Marketing materials placement at Visitor Centre (60,000 visitors annually) Advertising packages for Titan Park Roadside advertising Sponsorship opportunities Social media content sharing Discounts at local businesses
AGM Wine/cheese evenings Luncheons Workshops Golf tournament Christmas functions Senior events Fundraising initiatives