WE'RE LAUNCHING 2 NEW CHAPTERS
Fredericton NB up and running
It was a delight to attend the inaugural meeting of the Fredericton NB chapter on Thursday, May 10. About 20 men and women attended the event at the Best Western Hotel. That was a good crowd considering that most Frederictonians have the flood on their minds. The Saint John River overflowed its banks, which affected several businesses and the loss of several homes along the valley.
The key to any successful chapter is the quality of their leadership team. In that connection, Fredericton is richly blessed by the leadership of Cathy Calhoun (partner with her husband Dave in their real estate business) and Wendell Betts (a John Maxwell-trained coach and consultant).
They anticipate a good crowd moving forward. Cathy says that the formation of a local chapter is the culmination on a two-year-long dream to bring together Christian business leaders. Their aim is to impact the city for Christ.
Next up is the creation of a new chapter in Caledonia ON, south of Hamilton ON, to meet the needs of several CCBF members in the Caledonia/Hagersville/York area. That group will meet on Thursday, May 24 at the Tartan Diner. I look forward to attending and facilitating that group.
God is on the move across the country, mobilizing Christian business communities to impact their towns or cities.
Canadian Christian Business Federation
MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE
(Listed alphabetically by city)
ABBOTSFORD, Saturday, May 26 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.
BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, May 3 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
BELLEVILLE, NO MEETING – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Denny’s, 398 North Front Street, Belleville; John Roeper, facilitator.
BRANTFORD, Wednesday, May 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.
BURLINGTON, Wednesday, May 2 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALEDONIA, Thursday, May 24 -- Launch of a new chapter 7:30 a.m., The Tartan Diner, 127 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; Keith Knight, facilitator
CALGARY SOUTH, Friday, May 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Mike Watson, facilitator.
CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, May 29 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CLARINGTON, Wednesday, May 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.
COBOURG, Thursday, May 3 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.
EDMONTON AM, Thursday, May 31 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.
FORT ERIE, Friday, May 25 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Tammy’s Breck-N-Ridge, 2551 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.
FREDERICTON, Thursday, May 10 – Launch of a new chapter, Breakfast buffet 7 a.m., Best Western Hotel, 333 Bishop Drive, Fredericton; Keith Knight, guest speaker.
GUELPH, Tuesday, May 15 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.
HAMILTON, NO MEETING – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KAWARTHA LAKES, Tuesday, May 15 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Durham Cafe, 102 William Street South, Lindsay; Len Kamerman, facilitator.
KITCHENER, Thursday, May 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.
LANGLEY, Thursday, May 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.
LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, May 23 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.
LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, May 10 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator.
NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, May 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.
OAKVILLE, NO MEETING 7:30 a.m., Mo’s Family Restaurant, 467 Speers, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 29 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.
SASKATOON, Wednesday, May 16 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.
ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, May 9 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SMITHVILLE, NO MEETING – Breakfast 7 a.m., Meester Insurance boardroom, 246 St. Catharines St., Smithville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SUMMERSIDE, Saturday, May 26 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.
VANCOUVER, Tuesday, May 8 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bon’s Off Broadway Restaurant, 2451 Nanaimo Street (just off Broadway); Amie Peacock, facilitator.
WATERLOO, Friday, May 4 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.
WINDSOR, Saturday, May 26 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.
WINNIPEG, Tuesday, May 8 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.
WINGHAM, Friday, May 4– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.