Friday, December 20, 2013

Family fun over the Holidays

Winter Wonderland in Quesnel

Are you looking for some activities over the holidays for the family to enjoy?

The Quesnel and District Pool will be closing at 2pm on December 24th and closed the 25th and the 26th.

For rates and times

For your skating pleasure there are a few outdoor rinks in the area, one up in Bouchie Lake, one on Lewis Drive and the pond at the West Fraser Park.

Or if you like to be inside, the Twin Ice Arenas is a very busy place the next couple of weeks.  This weekend is the Ice Palace on the 21st from 5pm-8pm, 22nd 11am-4pm and the 23rd 11am-4pm.
Activities and times for the next 2 weeks:
Dec 24th closes at 1pm
Dec 25 & 26 CLOSED
Dec 27 Jr Drop in hockey for 6yr-14yr olds 10am-11:30am
            Public skating 12pm-2pm

Tim Hortons Free Skate 3pm-5pm 
admission is FREE and free hot chocolate and timbits
       Public skating 7pm-9pm
Dec 28 Public skating 12:30pm-2:30pm
Dec 29 Public skating 12:30pm-2:30pm
Dec 30 Jr Drop in Hockey for 6yr-14yr olds 10am-11:30am
             Public skating 12pm-2pm
Dec 31 Public skating  2pm-4pm
Jan 3 Jr Drop in Hockey for 6yr-14yr olds 10am-11:30am
         Public skating 12pm-2pm and 7pm-9pm
Jan 5 Public skating 12:30pm-2:30pm

To see rates and other activities going on at the rinks

How about some cross country skiing at Hallis Lake or 10 Mile Lake or even out at Wells.  For more information
There is even ski and snowshoe rentals available at Hallis Lake.

Troll Resort is the place to be for downhill skiing this time of year.  With a full rental shop, lodge and even accommodations.  For ski conditions and events

There is also great a great sledding hill in behind the curling rink and things to see and do over at the West Fraser Park beside Rona.

Enjoy your holidays!  Happy New Year!

From the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation Office
Amy, Charlene and Jorleen

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Family Fun

October, fall, leaves are changing, days are getting shorter, families are looking for fun things to do outside before the white stuff starts to come down.

What is there to do you may ask, well here are a few things to think about:

  • Final Farmers’ Market of the season this Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm.  Pick up your pumpkins, squashes, root veggies and local chicken, lamb, llama, beef and turkey.  While your visiting stop by the Moose Meadows’ booth to enter the North Cariboo Farm Country – Grown for You­ cooler basket draw.  It’s full of the brand members treats and coupons which you can redeem at the last Quesnel Farmer’s Market on the 12th

  • How about driving out to Australian Ranch’s Corn Maze? This farm is celebrating 110 years!  Huge Congratulations to their continued success!  They are open from dawn to dusk until mid October and visitors pay $2/person. Come out for the Haunted Corn Maze and Haunted House.  It is open October 4, 5, 11, 12 & 13 admission is $5/person and is open 7-9:30pm.  There are daytime events for small children and sensitive adults on October 6 & 13 from 11am -3pm.

  •  If you are a paddling family head out to have Thanksgiving on the Bowron.  The plan is to paddle to Pats Point on Saturday October 12th, relax on Sunday and help with preparing the turkey dinner and head back Sunday at 10am.  For more information contact Jeff Dinsdale 250 992 9143 a.s.a.p.

  • Are you a piper or a drummer?  October 18-20 is Pipetoberfest.  There will be workshops, a Saturday Supper and Ceilidh.  For the weekend full of workshops $180, for details and information call Kelly Atkinson 250 747 4363 and registration call Lisa McCargar 250 992 9769.

  • There is no school on October 25th, but the Quesnel and District Rec Center is hosting a Fall Fiesta Swim from 1-3pm.  Enjoy piƱata, beach themed games and activities.  Regular admission applies.

  •  On October 26, come out and support our CDC Variety Show, this fundraiser features local children entertainment, raffles, and prizes.  To make a donation or get more information contact Heidi 250 992 2481.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shift your life into a higher gear

Community Futures is hosting a Human Resources & Personal Development Conference, October 8, 9, and 10.  This is a great professional and personal development opportunity for business owners, managers, or anyone looking to expand their skill set in leadership, communication, time management, conflict management, stress management or supporting staff performance.  You can sign up for one session or all of them, with sessions running during the day and evening.

You can find more information about the seminars and the facilitator on the Community Futures North Cariboo website, here.

To register, call Christine at 250.992.2322

Friday, September 27, 2013

North Cariboo Farm Country Grown For You

QCEDC is pleased to be working with FARMED to promote the North Cariboo Farm Country Grown For You brand.  With grants from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition, Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and contributions from QCEDC and FARMED, a branding coordinator has joined our office team to get the brand out to our local producers, and get it noticed by local consumers.

You may have started to notice the branding signage around the Farmers' Market and at farm gates near you.  When you see this logo, you know that you are getting a locally grown product, grown right here in the North Cariboo.  By purchasing the North Cariboo Brand, you are supporting local farmers, keeping your dollars circulating in our community, and keeping your own carbon footprint smaller.

If you are a local producer, signing on to the brand will help you to market your product(s), provide networking opportunities, and increase your sales.  If you would like to learn more about the brand and how you can participate, please call Jorleen Russell at 250.992.3522

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gold Rush Living Magazine

This year we are pleased to share a tourism edition of Gold Rush Living Magazine. Gold Rush Living is a partnership between the City of Quesnel and the District of Lillooet, a fantastic relationship to showcase our two communitites on the Gold Rush Trail.  Our regional commitment has garnered our communities awards for this out of the box thinking.

For this edition we partnered with a local entrepreneur who sings the values of collaboration through her business, AdBoom Studio, and who has won business person of the year both locally and for Northern BC.  Our team continues to grow in the production of this magazine and we are ever grateful for our partnerships, friendships and strength in regional opportunities in tourism, and all parts of economic development.  Enjoy, share, visit, live...on the Gold Rush Trail!

Stop by our office, located at 339A Reid St., to pick up your copy of Gold Rush Living.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Greyhound service

Greyhound is requesting to make significant modifications to route service in British Columbia.  If you disagree with this significant reduction anyone may submit written comments about this application.   

Please quote “application 305-12” and “Route      ”  and send comments to:
Passenger Transportation Board
PO Box 9850 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 9T5
Fax: 250-953-3788

Please submit comments by Wednesday October 24, 2012.   

In Quesnel, the current daily minimum (each direction) is three (3) and current total weekly minimum is 42.  The report (available here) notes reductions to a proposed minimum of two (2) daily and proposed weekly minimum to 28.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Air Quality & Economic Development

We are pleased to announce that we are working with the Quesnel Air Quality Roundtable and the BC Centre for Disease Control to host a lunch and discussion about air quality and economic development on October 12. Please register with us on Facebook (, via email at or by calling our office at 250.992.3522.