Enderby builds on business beautification

The Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce is championing an innovative policy to foster downtown revitalization.

The Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce is championing an innovative policy to foster downtown revitalization.

A minor development permit process is in the works with Enderby city council.

“Minor development permits are a way to reduce time and cost barriers to business investment in signage and certain kinds of exterior renovations,” said chamber executive director Tate Bengtson. “This will encourage downtown beautification and revitalization.

“This is consistent with the goals of our Official Community Plan. It will be a great opportunity for local businesses to undertake certain kinds of improvements in a way that meets their needs. It will further enhance our efforts to attract, retain, and expand local business.”

Volunteers sought

Rick Hansen’s 25th Anniversary Relay will pass through the City of Enderby on or around April 3, 2012. The City of Enderby is seeking volunteers to help the community celebrate this historic occasion.

Volunteers will be asked to help plan and implement the community celebration. It will be an important opportunity to recognize Rick Hansen’s achievements and continue Enderby’s dedication to his vision.

The Rick Hansen Relay began Aug. 24 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador and concludes on May 22, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

To volunteer, contact the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce at 250-838-6727.

Upcoming events

Come out to Belvidere Park this Sunday at 7 p.m. and enjoy free live music by the river.

From Saskatchewan, Saskia and Darrel DelaRonde will sing and perform prairie folk music. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Enderby residents have an opportunity to honour, celebrate and heal the Shuswap River as B.C. Rivers Day is celebrated Sept. 25 in Belvidere Park.

The day begins in with opening remarks from key speakers followed by volunteers gathering to collect clean-up materials. Volunteers then begin by walking, canoeing, snorkeling, kayaking, or boating along the river while cleaning up debris. Educational displays from Shuswap River stakeholders are located in Belvidere Park.

For more information on how you can volunteer contact the Chamber of Commerce.