GR Chamber provides links for business support



Support for businesses During Covid 19 disruptions

Here are helpful links for businesses to access: for Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Gulf Island tourism sector operators– support for e-commerce, guidance for re-opening, regulations etc.

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has started Video Conference events designed to provide ‘how to’ information

This program will help cover up to 75% of wages to employees

Innovation Island has a new DER3 program (digital economy rapid, recovery, response program) that is for ALL sectors

Tourism Vancouver Island has developed a page for the Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program where you can sign up to receive updates.

check the Small Business BC website every morning as there are great links and also there are webinars on different topics.

News from the BC Chamber for all businesses

And of course, Canada’s Economic Response Plan

A local contact from government:

Bridget Horel

Regional Economic Operations Branch – Regional Manager North Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast
Rural Development Unit
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
370 Dogwood Street South, Campbell River, BC
Bridget [dot] Horel [at] gov [dot] bc [dot] ca 250-286-9370 (Office) │ 250-202-8619 (Cell)


Can you help?

I have had contact with a former resident of Gold River, some of you know her and some of you who are new to Gold River may not.  Laura Ramirez(LaLa) has asked for our help.  The Philippines are struggling during this pandemic and this is the request I received from Lala today.  

“DHROA means Dinadiawan Hotel and Restaurant Association I am the President, we have been packing food relief but I was overwhelmed of how many families need it.  I dont have enough and they are in my gate asking for rice but I don’t have no more to give.  My heart bleeds, I am asking help from the people of my community of Gold River to help. I will take video and Pictures of your donations to the hungry families Thank u so much”

I was thinking that I would try to fundraise for these people for the weekend.  If you have it in your heart to spare a couple bucks please send it to me and I will send her the full amount on Sunday.  

My email dawnarae2001 [at] gmail [dot] com for etransfer and I would be happy to come and pick up any donations here in Gold River.  You could call me at 250 203 6512

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity

Take Care

Dawn Dakin

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