Canadian Christian Business Federation

A MODEST MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN     

Help CCBF boost memberships

so that we can serve you better 

   Keith Knight 

You have asked for mentors , evening networking events, and more regional conferences across the country. That requires more staff. 

 

It's not difficult to create a vision for an organization. It's equally easy to share that vision with others. It's a challenge to invest proper financial resources to bring that vision to fruition.

 
Over the past month I have receive a few requests from new, young members who are looking for a mentor; someone to help them in their career path. As you and I know, there is a wide range of mentoring needs and opportunities: career mentoring, spiritual life, leadership development, financial planning, corporate visioning, etc.
 
It has been a delight to find a few mentors within our CCBF membership to meet specific needs. Mentors volunteer their time and probably pay for a few mugs of coffee along the way.  A number of our Christian colleges and universities as well as Christian high schools provide a range of mentoring services through their co-op, Ventures or mentoring programs.
 
Even though the CCBF 'theoretically' provides a mentoring program, it would really use a dedicated person -- even just part-time -- to connect mentors and mentees, graduates with business leaders, young entrepreneurs with seasoned veterans. 
 
Networking.  CCBF recently held a regional networking event in Hamilton ON where about 40 folks gathered; men and women involved in business or the professions.  It was a casual affair; a standup reception with coffee, hors d'oeuvres and a brief program.  Similar events are held regularly in Niagara, hosted by regional director Stacy Mueller.
 
We recently held a one-day regional conference with three keynote speakers and a marketplace expo featuring 16 companies or organizations. We should organize more of them across the country. That requires an additional staff person at the national office. 
 
The Canadian Christian Business Federation has grown beyond the capacity of one person to adequately service all its members and chapters from PEI to Vancouver Island.
 
Let's keep it simple. We're looking to raise $40,000 in 2016.  That's 200 members times $200.  Or a few generous benefactors.
 
The option is that we do nothing, coast along, unable to meet all of the needs and desires of those we serve ... you!
 

Keith Knight 

Executive Director

Canadian Christian Business Federation                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE

 

MAY, 2016

(Listed alphabetically by city)

 

ABBOTSFORD, Friday, May 27 – Breakfast, 7 a.m.,  Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, May 5 –  Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

BRAMPTON, Monday, May 2  – Evening 7:30 p.m., Community Room above Fortino’s, 35 Worthington Ave. (off Bovaird), Brampton; Iloma Brown, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, May 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E.,  Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, May 4 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CALGARY SOUTH, Friday, May 6 and 20 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Rebecca Manley and Daniel Botha, facilitators.

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, May 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, Saturday, May 7 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Sttreet, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.

COURTENAY, Friday, May 20 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Plates Restaurant, 2601 Cliffe Ave.,  Courtenay BC; Vic Funk and Garth Sheane, facilitators.

EDMONTON, Thursday, May 24 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

EDMONTON NIGHTLIFE, Monday, May 9, 7 p.m. Ricky’s Restaurant, 12707  140 Ave NW; Dwight Hayes, facilitator.

FONTHILL, Thursday, May 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Bailey O’Grady’s Restaurant, 124 Hwy. 20 East, Fonthill; Don Nelson and Bill Vander Klippe, co-facilitators.

FORT ERIE,   Friday, May 27 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Artemis Restaurant, 199 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.

GUELPH, Tuesday, May 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KITCHENER, Thursday, May 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, Thursday, May 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.

LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, May 25 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.

LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, May 12 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator

MARKHAM, Tuesday, May 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, Hwy 7 at Warden Avenue, Markham; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

MISSISSAUGA, Wednesday, May 25 – Dinner 7 p.m., Swiss Chalet, 5980 McLauglin Road, Mississauga; Diana Budway, facilitator.

NEWMARKET, Friday, May 13 -- Launch of chapter, 7 a.m., The Buttery, Yonge and Davis streets, Newmarket; Edna Basante and Paul Hilsden, co-facilitators

NORTH YORK, Friday, May 27 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s 861 York Mills Road at Upjohn, North York; Michael Wong, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, No meeting –  12 noon, Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 31 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, May 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, May 11 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, Wednesday, May 11 – 12 noon lunch and learn, Centre 150, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Thursday, May 5 and 19 – 7 a.m., Over Easy Restaurant, Hotel Victoria (inside the hotel), 56 Yonge St., Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator

WATERLOO, Friday, May 6 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WINDSOR, Saturday, May 28 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Ocean’s Restaurant, 2883 Howard Ave., just northwest of E.C. Row Parkway; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, Tuesday, May 10 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, Friday, May 6 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.    

 

JUNE, 2016

(Listed alphabetically by city)

 

ABBOTSFORD, Friday, June 24 – Breakfast, 7 a.m.,  Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, June 2 –  Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

BRAMPTON, NO MEETING – Evening 7:30 p.m., Community Room above Fortino’s, 35 Worthington Ave. (off Bovaird), Brampton; Iloma Brown, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, June 15 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E.,  Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, June 1 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CALGARY SOUTH, Friday, June 3 and 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Rebecca Manley and Daniel Botha, facilitators.

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, June 15 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, Saturday, June 4 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Sttreet, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.

COURTENAY, Wednesday, June 15 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Plates Restaurant, 2601 Cliffe Ave.,  Courtenay BC; Vic Funk and Garth Sheane, facilitators.

EDMONTON AM, Thursday, June 28 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

EDMONTON NIGHTLIFE, Monday, June 13, 7 p.m. Ricky’s Restaurant, 12707  140 Ave NW; Dwight Hayes, facilitator.

FONTHILL, Thursday, June 16 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Bailey O’Grady’s Restaurant, 124 Hwy. 20 East, Fonthill; Don Nelson and Bill Vander Klippe, co-facilitators.

FORT ERIE,   Friday, June 24 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Artemis Restaurant, 199 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.

GUELPH, Tuesday, June 21 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KINGSTON, Thursday, June 9 – Launch of new chapter, Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St., Kingston; Keith Knight, facilitator

KITCHENER, Thursday, June 16 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, Thursday, June 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.

LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, June 22 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.

LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, June 9 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator

MARKHAM, Tuesday, June 21 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, Hwy 7 at Warden Avenue, Markham; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

MISSISSAUGA, Wednesday, June 29 – Dinner 7 p.m., Swiss Chalet, 5980 McLauglin Road, Mississauga; Diana Budway, facilitator.

NEWMARKET, Friday, June 10 -- Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., The Buttery, Davis and Yonge, Newmarket. Edna Bazante and Paul Hilsden, facilitators.

NORTH YORK, Friday, June 24 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s 861 York Mills Road at Upjohn, North York; Michael Wong, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, Friday, June 10 –  12 noon, Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 28 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, June 15 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, June 8 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, Wednesday, June 8 – 12 noon lunch and learn, Centre 150, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Thursday, June 2 and 16 – 7 a.m., Over Easy Restaurant, Hotel Victoria (inside the hotel), 56 Yonge St., Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator.

WATERLOO, Friday, June 3 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WINDSOR, Saturday, June 25 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Ocean’s Restaurant, 2883 Howard Ave., just northwest of E.C. Row Parkway; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, Tuesday, June 14 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, Friday, June 3 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.                                          

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

NEW CCBF CHAPTERS

ON THE HORIZON

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NEWMARKET ON

Friday, May 13

The Buttery

Newmarket

"LAUNCHED"

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VANCOUVER BC

Wednesday, May 25 

Burnaby Palace Restaurant

3110 Boundary Road

"LAUNCHED"

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KINGSTON ON

Wednesday, June 8

Smitty's Restaurant

Future Meetings

Current Chapters

BEAMSVILLE ON

BRAMPTON ON (2)

BRANTFORD ON

BURLINGTON ON

CAMBRIDGE ON

CLARINGTON ON

COBOURG ON

DURHAM ON

FONTHILL ON

FORT ERIE ON

GUELPH ON

HAMILTON ON

KAWARTHA LAKES ON

KINGSTON ON

KITCHENER ON

LONDON ON (2)

MARKHAM ON

MISSISSAUGA ON

NEWMARKET ON

NORTH YORK ON

OAKVILLE ON

OTTAWA ON

ST. CATHARINES ON

SIMCOE ON

TORONTO CONNEXIONS ON

WATERLOO ON

WINDSOR ON

WINGHAM ON

 

SUMMERSIDE PEI

 

WINNIPEG MB

 

REGINA SK

SASKATOON SK

 

EDMONTON AB (2)

CALGARY AB (2)

 

ABBOTSFORD BC

CHILLIWACK BC

COURTENAY BC

LANGLEY BC

VANCOUVER BC

 

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