The Humber Valley Agricultural Home and Handicrafts Exhibition (HVAHHE) committee would like to thank all the sponsors, exhibitors, participants, volunteers and attendees for making this year’s fair a great success! The 46th Annual Fair was held in Deer Lake on September 20-21, 2013. With over 30 exhibitors, over 70 animals in the dairy competition and over 3000 attendees, the fair was our largest ever.
Along with the dairy competition, the fair included a bubble gum blowing contest, a scarecrow contest, an agricultural spelling bee, a Lego building contest, a sunflower contest, a petting farm and a vegetable and preserves competition. Several bakers donated a pie for our inaugural pie auction which raised $263.00 for the local food bank. Exhibitors displayed or sold agricultural and/or home handicrafts for the visiting public. A portable sawmill was on display outside the fair and members of the milk and egg producers boards were on hand to promote their respective industries. Over 500 children from the region participated in school tours on Friday.
The HVAHHE is the longest running agricultural fair in the region and brings visitors and exhibitors from near and far. The fair committee in conjunction with The Grand Lake Centre for Economic Development are currently attempting to secure land and establish a permanent fairground in the region.
Book next year’s date in your calendar – September 12-13, 2014. We hope to see you there!
The Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00 pm at the Deer Lake Motel.
Guest speaker will be Jamie Schwartz from the Deer Lake Regional Airport.
Tickets for this dinner event are $35/ person, tax and gratuity included. Please reserve your ticket by Friday, March 7th , 2014.
The Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce are looking for Individuals interested in being a part of the Chamber Board of Directors, there are FOUR positions available. Our Board of Directors consists of:
- Past President
- Eight Directors
If you would like to put your name forward for election please contact Terrilynn Robbins, Administrator at the Chamber office for more information or contact one of the existing Board Members.
Thank you for your continued support of the Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce.
It’s that time of year again and it usually means questions about investments and RRSPs, which makes it a great time to get a second opinion on your financial plan so let’s find some time before the contribution deadline on March 3 to answer your questions and review some of your options. With over 25 years of experience in financial planning, Melvin and Michael Short would like the opportunity to sit down with you to review some of your future financial goals.
What is an RRSP?
An RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) is one of the best ways for you to save for retirement. The value of your investments grows tax-free, and you get an income tax deduction for your contributions. Another savings option is a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). The main advantage of a TFSA is you can save and invest, and the growth in value is free from income tax.
The RRSP deadline will be here and gone before long and we’re available to answer your questions about RRSPs and retirement planning so contact Melvin or Michael Short at (709) 635-7300 or drop into their office which is located at 28 Upper Nicholsville Road in Deer Lake.
We look forward to working with you to help you prepare for the future!
Eagle River Credit Union is a co-operative financial institution, formed in 1984 in L’Anse au Loup after a major bank pulled its service out of the area. With the help of local organizations, such as the Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Limited, and neighbouring Caisse Populaire Desjardins in Quebec, and a dedicated group of committed volunteers, the open-bond credit union was formed and began to provide financial service.
In the 30 years since, Eagle River Credit Union has continued to flourish through various economic challenges, due to the continued support of its members, Staff and Board. Today Eagle River Credit Union is comprised of eight branches (just recently having amalgamated with Humber Valley Credit Union in Deer Lake) with 43 staff, 7,700 members, and over $120 million in assets.
Eagle River Credit Union offers a complete line of financial products and services, including: chequing, savings, investments, loans, commercial services, electronic and mobile products, financial planning and wealth management services. They pride themselves on a focused approach to banking. The focus is on the members!
Because they are member-owned, ERCU holds an Annual General Meeting each year, which allows the membership a voice in the operation of their credit union. Another benefit of their membership is profit-sharing. Since 1984, members have reaped the rewards of their loyalty by receiving in excess of $5 million in patronage rebates and dividends.
It is with great pleasure that they extend service into the Deer Lake area, through the Humber Valley Branch. Stop by the Humber Valley Branch at 1 Church Street and speak with one of their financial professionals about the credit union difference!
Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PARK FITNESS ~ Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of each client through the innovative and effective fitness training coupled with nutritional coaching. These tools are needed to become healthier, physically stronger, to motivate others to live well, and challenge others in creative ways to live out fuller, smarter, and healthier lives. Our goal is to invoke long-lasting change that will positively impact our community!
- 24 Hour Access
- Daily, Weekly, Student, and Regular 6-12 Month Memberships
- One-on-One Personal Training
- Small Group Training
- Group Fitness Classes (Spinning/Zumba/Body Pump)
- Sport Specific Training and Conditioning
- Customized Nutrition Plans
- Customized Workout Plans
- Preventative Exercise
- Rehabilitative Exercise Programs
- Body Composition and Full Assessment
Park Fitness New Years Resolution Contest
Open to EVERYONE ( including non-members). If you or someone you know is interested, message me for details!
If you have made a Health or Fitness New Years Resolution than Park Fitness has the CONTEST for you! This is open to EVERYONE ( both members and non-members ).
From January 13-Feb 28 we will be having WEEKLY Weigh-ins…
Feb 28 after the last person weighs in we will determine the WINNER based on %lb lost.
The WINNER will get:
2 Month Membership to Park Fitness
15 Personal Training Session…s from me.
Customized workout plan
Customized Nutrition Plan
24 Hr text support
Initial and Final Assessment
THERE ARE WEEKLY PRIZES AS WELL J
Cost: FREE. We ask that each weigh-in you bring a non-perishable food item that we will donate to our local food bank!!!!
Let’s make 2014 the year that WE help YOU Change Your Life! If you would like to sign up, please let me know.
Happy New Year!