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CHEEKY CHILI – Winner of the ChiliSpiel 2017

CHEEKY CHILI          Created for RCHS by Bobbi H. 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes 1 Can of Pasta Sauce of Choice 1 Can of Red or White Kidney Beans or Baked Beans 1 Cup of TVP (7 oz. boiled water to set/ 10-15 min) ¼ Cup Dehydrated Vegetable Flakes 1 TBSP Onion Flakes 1 TBSP Chili Powder 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Cumin ½ tsp Paprika ½ tsp Oregano ½ tsp Onion Powder ½ tsp White Sugar (optional) ¼ tsp Cayenne Powder (optional) ¼ tsp Red Chili Flakes Salt & Pepper to Taste Directions: In a medium to large
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Advocacy Day at Queens Park 2017

Smiths Falls & District is represented at the Advocacy Day at Queens Park today! Chambers from across Ontario have come together to lobby the provincial government on barriers to business! President Barbara Black is on site fighting for our businesses and small town interest. She’ll bring back important information that will help us to represent our local businesses even better.    
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Business Breakfast Series 2017

The Chamber is pleased to announce the 2017 Business Breakfast Series. In partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion, we will host a series of business information breakfasts on the fourth Tuesday morning of every month beginning April 25th, 2017. The breakfasts will give us an opportunity to come together regularly to discuss current issues of interest to the Smiths Falls Business Community and to network with other businesses and organizations in the area, those you’ve met and those you haven’t! Each month you will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a different guest speaker on topics that
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2017 Smiths Falls Coupon Book

2017 Smiths Falls Coupons, Vouchers & Giveaways! Between the Canada 150 events and the free lockage this summer, Smiths Falls has the potential of hundreds if not thousands more tourists this year. The Chamber wants to get these tourists out of the parks and off of their boats and in to our businesses. WHAT We are assembling a coupon book. The aim is to have them available at all of the lock stations down the canal and at our visitor information centres and also at our various tourist events this summer. WHY Studies show that people will actively look through a
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April Business Breakfast

Tuesday April 25th, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, 7 Main Street East, Smiths Falls Cost for hot breakfast, networking and speaker:   Members $15, Non-members: $20 Please call the Chamber offices to preregister. 613-283-1334 or email info@smithsfallschamber.ca Canada 150 & Beyond: Exceeding Visitor Expectations & Creating Memorable Experiences. Guest Speaker: Annie Laurie, Visitor Services Team Leader Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Ontario Waterways Unit Parks Canada, Government of Canada Annie will talk about what to expect and preparing for 150 with particular focus on: First Impressions, Quality & Consistent Service & Leaving them with a memorable experiences that
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Bicycle Tourism in and around Smiths Falls

Every road is the scenic route in this region. Stop in at our Visitors’ Centre to pick up the Lanark County Bicycle Map Camp at our Victoria Park Campground on the banks of the Rideau Canal Check out the Cycle Tours on the Rideau Heritage Route and the Smiths Falls Loop  
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Events

The Chamber holds several events and workshops through the year. You will find them listed here. VIA Rail to be announced March 15th ChiliSpiel – Chili Cookoff & ChiliSpiel April – is your business prepared for Canada 150? May June 28th – Annual Golf Tournament July 19th Meet and Greet August 11th Victoria Park BBQ Sept 20th – Planning succession breakfast October – Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce AGM and Awards Gala October – Sens Night November 22nd – Breakfast with Speaker – Topic to be announced December 20th – Christmas Social Chamber of Commerce  
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Trip to the Toronto Boat Show 2017

We had a fantastic trip representing Smiths Falls and the Victoria Park Campground at the Toronto Boat show. We chatted with many potential visitors and gave out Rideau Waterway guides which describes many of the communities along the Rideau Canal, including a three-page spread on Smiths Falls. We encouraged them to moor in Smiths Falls to Refresh, Restock and Recharge. We should see hundreds more visitors in our stores and restaurants this summer.
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Come to the ChiliSpiel! Curling and Chili Cookoff!

Wednesday, March 15th 2017 at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club Hurry Hard to the Chamber of Commerce Curling Bonspiel and Chili Cookoff Event! Cool off on the ice and heat back up with a warm bowl of chili! Sweep away the Winter Chill…(i)! When: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 Time: Chili Cookoff Judging and Lunch starting at 12 noon. Curling will start around 1 p.m.  or soon after. Games last 1-1.5 hours Where: Smiths Falls Curling  and Squash Club The lounge bar will be open the full day. Cost to Curl: $40  Cost to Enter your Chili: Free Curling  Not a curler? No
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