CCBF IS ENTERING ITS 34th YEAR
"Can we do this every morning?"
That's right; we're entering our 34th year, and a few of you have been here since the beginning. For the vast majority, however, you've been part of the organization for seven years or less.
We are a national network of about 6,000 Christian business or professional leaders -- ranging from business owners to corporate CEOs to 8 Christian universities to more than 75 Christian non-profits.
Our focus is on leadership, more specifically connecting your faith to your daily work.
We have more than 50 chapters from PEI to Vancouver, and we are currently processing requests from six regions to create new chapters there.
About one-tenth of those 6,000 men, women and organizations in our network actually attend the monthly meetings: Groups of men and women coming together -- usually over breakfast -- to talk about leadership issues from a biblical perspective. At a recent breakfast meeting, after a great discussion, one young entrepreneur said: ''Can we do this every morning?'' It can become life-changing.
We have hundreds of members who don't attend these monthly meetings. Reasons vary: they aren't morning persons, they're already at work by 7 a.m., they're sending their kids off to school at that time of day, they just aren't into meetings.
But they are still CCBF members. They want to 'belong' to an organization that connects Christian business leaders to each other. They see us as a Canadian Christian Chamber of Commerce.
If you feel the need to belong but you aren't yet a member, you can sign up at any time.
Canadian Christian Business Federation
MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE
(Listed alphabetically by city)
ABBOTSFORD, Saturday, Oct. 28 – Breakfast, 8 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.
BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, Oct. 5 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
BELLEVILLE, Thursday, Oct. 26 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Denny’s, 398 North Front Street, Belleville; John Roeper, facilitator.
BRANTFORD, Wednesday, Oct. 25 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.
BURLINGTON, Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALGARY SOUTH, NO MEETING – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Peter Baran, facilitator.
CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CLARINGTON, Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.
COBOURG, Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.
COQUITLAM (TRI-CITIES), Friday, Oct. 13 – Breakfast 7 a.m. Coquitlam Grill, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam; Howard Pike, facilitator.
EDMONTON AM, Thursday, Oct. 26 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.
FONTHILL, Thursday, Oct. 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Dominic’s On 20, 124 Hwy. 20 at Rice Road, Fonthill; Don Nelson and Bill Vander Klippe, co-facilitators.
FORT ERIE, Friday, Oct. 27 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Tammy’s Breck-N-Ridge, 2551 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.
GUELPH, Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.
HAMILTON, Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KAWARTHA LAKES, Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., St. Dave’s Diner, 2925 Hwy. 35 at Hwy 7, Lindsay; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KINGSTON, Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St., Kingston; Dave Airey, facilitator.
KITCHENER, Thursday, Oct. 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.
LANGLEY, Thursday, Oct. 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.
LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.
LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, Oct. 12 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator
NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.
OAKVILLE, NO MEETING – 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.
OTTAWA, Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.
SASKATOON, Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.
ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SUMMERSIDE, Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 12 noon lunch and learn, Centre 150, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.
TORONTO CONNEXIONS, – Thursday Oct. 5 and 19 -- 7:30 a.m., Marche Restaurant, 181 Bay St., Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator.
VANCOUVER, Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. -- Ricky’s Restaurant, 2350 Boundary Road, just south of Lougheed Highway, Vancouver; Earl Almeida, facilitator.
WATERLOO, Friday, Oct. 6 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.
WHITBY, Thursday, Oct. 12 -- Breakfast, 7 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 150 Taunton Road at Brock Road, Whitby; Ian Williams, facilitator.
WINDSOR, Saturday, Oct. 28 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.
WINNIPEG, Tuesday, Oct. 10 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.
WINGHAM, Friday, Oct. 6– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.