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Fall Members Mixer

October 2017 – EVENT SPONSOR & HOST!

The Fall Members Mixer offers a chance to socialize, network, find out how well the last nine months have worked out for fellow businesses and discuss plans for the fall and winter seasons. This event also provides several sponsorship opportunities.

Event Includes: general announcements, guest speaker, members’ showcase, sponsorship opportunities, great opportunity to network and socialize in casual, laid-back atmosphere.

Fall Classic Golf Tournament

  • Closest to the Line Sponsor
  • Registration Desk Sponsor
  • Men's Longest Drive Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
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  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Closest-to-the-Pin (Ladies)
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Longest Drive Sponsor - Men & Women
  • Cart Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Banquet Sponsor
  • Hole-In-One Worth $5,000
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Longest Drive Sponsor - Women
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Men's Closest-to-the-Pin Sponsor
  • Pest Away - Hole Sponsor
    Passport Challenge Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsor
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  • Hole Sponsor
  • Banquet Sponsor
  • Banquet Sponsor
  • Wine Gift Sponsor
  • Banquet Sponsor
  • Signage Sponsor
The Fall Classic Golf Tournament is a fabulous and fun opportunity to socialize, network, showcase your business through sponsorship, reward employees and thank clients or simply get a bunch of neighbours and friends together for a fun day. You do not need to be a Chamber Member or even a local business to play in this tournament or sponsor! Fun is the Name of the Game

  • 1pm shot-gun start / 4-Person Scramble Format / Mixed or Same Gender teams
  • Prizes for Hole-in-One, Longest Drive (Women’s & Men’s), Closest-to-the-Pin, Closest-to-the-rope.
  • Golf games, including Putting Challenge.

Golfer Registration – $95 per person / $380 per foursome. Annually, we offer an EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION giving teams registered by July 31 a chance to win their entry fee!

Your $95 per person registration fee (inclusive of HST) includes:

  • 18 Holes of golf
  • Power cart,
  • BBQ dinner,
  • Golfer’s Gift Bag,
  • Golfing Contests
  • Prizes
  • Take Home Wine Gift

Check out the fun we had in 2016!

  • Presenting Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management / The Starek Wealth Management Group
  • Presented in part: Sentry Investments
  • Tournament Cart Sponsor: MacDermid & Associates
  • Tournament Banquet Sponsor: Harbour Hill Retirement Community
  • Hole-in-One Sponsor: Goderich Hyundai
  • Signage Sponsor: Track21 Graphix
  • Registration Desk Sponsor: 104.9 the Beach
  • Passport Challenge Sponsor: Pest Away
  • Wine Sponsor: Geo-Teck Heating & Cooling
  • Wine Sponsor: HMP Motors
  • Wine Sponsor: Southwest Marine Services
  • Wine Sponsor: Sobeys of Grand Bend
  • Closest-to-the-Rope Sponsor: Baillie's Picture Framing
  • Longest Drive (Men) Sponsor: Blue Water Motel
  • Hole Sponsor: Canadian Linen
  • Hole Sponsor: Coleson Freight
  • Hole Sponsor: The Colonial Restaurant & Hotel
  • Hole Sponsor: Ellison Travel & Tours
  • Closest-to-the-Pin (Women) Sponsor: Eric Campbell Ford
  • Hole Sponsor: Godbolt Ciufo Insurance & Financial
  • Hole Sponsor: Grog's Pub & Grill
  • Hole Sponsor: Hay Communications
  • Hole Sponsor: Hay Mutual Insurance
  • Longest Drive (Men) Sponsor: Honk Mobile
  • Longest Drive (Women) Sponsor: Honk Mobile
  • Hole Sponsor: Lakeshore Advance
  • Hole Sponsor: MacPherson's Restaurant
  • Longest Drive (Women) Sponsor: McGee Motors Ltd
  • Hole Sponsor: MicroAge Basics
  • Closest-to-the-Pin (Men) Sponsor: Mike & Terri's No Frills
  • Hole Sponsor: Oakwood Resort
  • Hole Sponsor: Pine Dale Motor Inn
  • Hole Sponsor: Re/Max Bluewater Realty - the Pedlars
  • Hole Sponsor: Rice Homes
  • Hole Sponsor: Rotary Club of Grand Bend
  • Hole Sponsor: TD Canada Trust
  • Hole Sponsor: Tri-Country Tree Service
  • Thanks You!
  • Nancy Starek presents Trophy to winning foursome: Adam DeFreitas, Graham Hill, Bob Cairns, Bert Paquette (Dukes of Hazards)
  • Nancy Starek presents Ladies Longest Drive to Denese McCabe
  • Nancy Starek presents Ladies Longest Drive to Sarah Stinchcome
  • Nancy Starek presents Closest to the Hole to Greg Zantiagh
  • Nancy Starek presents Closest to the Rope to Peter Phillips
  • Nancy Starek presents Men's Longest Drive to Joe Clifford
  • Nancy Starek presents Men's Longest Drive to Garrett Pedlar
  • Hungry golfers ready for Chicken BBQ Dinner
  • Every golfer receives a sponsored bottle of wine to take home
  • Part of the Passport Prize Table - exclusively for passport holder golfers
  • Part of the Golfer Prize Table
  • Who's Your Caddy: Bonnie McCann, Jane Musser, John Musser, Mike McCann - from Colonial Hotel (sponsor)
  • 19th Hole or Bust: Neil Barran, Larry McCabe, Ron Burt, Denese McCabe - playing for Harbour Hill Retirement Community (sponsor)
  • Lords of the Pin: Andy Britton, Drew Britton and Mark Mutton, Tory Thompson from Track21 Graphix (sponsor)
  • Bunker Marauders from MacDermid & Associates (Sponsor): Matt Kelly, Greg Wierenga, Greg Zantingh, Michael MacDermid
  • Hook Shot Handymen: Keegan Wolf, Jameson Pierson, Austin Bressette, Blair Bressette
  • Madames of Mayhem: Marilyn Warner, Lori Walk, Shirley Sheppard, Judy Burnett
  • Sultans of Swing: Barry Richman, Peter Phillips, Adrian Bayley, Julian Bayley
  • Tee Off
  • Sponsor recognition slideshow runs throughout the event


Funds raised from this tournament go towards keeping the Welcome Centre open and operational year-round. The Welcome Centre provides tourism and visitor services to what’s known as the Grand Bend Area – which encompasses “borderless tourism” for visitors, tourists and residents in support of local businesses in Lambton Shores, Bluewater and South Huron.

Annual General Meeting of all Members

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the Chamber’s business event at which we elect directors, review and approve the audited financial statements, present the succeeding year’s budget and provide an annual report of the year’s events and activities.

The Chamber’s fiscal year runs from November 1 through to October 31. A financial audit is held to confirm the accuracy of the financial statements and compliance with current corporate legislation.


  1. Opening Remarks / Scrutineer’s Report
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting (Voting item)
  3. Year End Report (Discussion item)
  4. Presentation & Adoption of the 2017 Financial Statements (Voting item)
  5. Appointment of the auditors for 2018 (Voting item)
  6. Confirmation of Directors to the Board (Voting item)
  7. Questions / New Business
  8. Adjournment & Closing Remarks



Breakfast with the Mayor

Lambton College Community Employment Services is sponsor of the 2018 Breakfast with the Mayor Event
Lambton College Community Employment Services is sponsor of the 2018 Breakfast with the Mayor Event

Held in February, this event provides members with an opportunity to informally discuss topics of interest and relevance with local representatives. The Mayor and Deputy-Mayor of Lambton Shores will be on-hand and, if timing allows, the MPP and MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex counties. As well, key industry agency representatives typically attend such as Tourism Sarnia Lambton,  Southwestern Ontario Tourism Corporation and Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership.


Celebrate the Season Business Awards Dinner

Host: Hessenland Country Inn

This business awards dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize business savvy, creativity, customer service and business contributions to the Grand Bend Area community. It’s also our largest event of the year. Celebrate the Season looks back to the passing year’s challenges and successes while looking forward to the new year to come.

Event Includes: guest speaker, award presentations, silent auction, socializing and fabulous dinner at one of the area’s foremost banquet facilities.

Event Sponsor

Event Sponsor: Grand Bend Area Holiday Home Tour

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-9pm
Where: Hessenland Country Inn
Cost: $55 per person (inclusive of taxes & gratuities!)
How To Get Tickets: Call 519-238-2001, email info@grandbendchamber.ca or use the order form below. Your tickets will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Welcome Centre 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

We encourage you to pre-pay for your tickets to reduce the workload on our volunteers on the evening of this event. If you’d prefer, ticket payment can be made at the door (please bring exact cash or cheque).

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On receipt of your order, we will issue you an invoice which is payable using cash, cheque, credit card via PayPal or Interace e-transfer through online banking.