Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce History
The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, as it is known today, or the original Fort Saskatchewan Board of Trade dates back to 1904. The bustling village of Fort Saskatchewan, population of about 600, needed direction in their business community. Thus on the evening of January 25, 1904, 17 concerned businessmen got together to form what was to be known as the Fort Saskatchewan Board of Trade.In these early years the Board of Trade played a very important part in the development of the Fort and had a decided influence on the Village and Town Council and concerned itself with all phases of the community. The present Chamber of Commerce started in the early 1950's and today is a very vibrant and intricate part of the community and district. In 1980 office space was leased at 9911 103 street for the Chamber of Commerce office, and a part time secretary was employed. Today the office is located in the renovated CN Railway Station at 10030 - 99 Avenue and employs two full-time and one part-time staff
Past Chamber Presidents
Year President Business/Company 2012-13 Tim Baker M&M Meat Shops 2011-12 Tim Baker M&M Meat Shops 2010-11 Gary Gordon Century 21 2009-10 Michelle Gamache Roland's Jewelry 2008-09 Martina Kelly In-Home Optical 2007-08 Brien Charlton Action Coach 2006-07 Ed Sperling ATB Financial 2005-06 Ed Sperling ATB Financial 2004-05 Dallas Kristiansen Custom Mortgage Solutions 2003-04 Dallas Kristiansen Custom Mortgage Solutions 2002-03 Keith Johnston Johnston Promotional Products 2001-02 Jennifer Lucas AmeriSpec Home Inspection 2000-01 Clarizze Truscott Inglis Avenue Bed & Breakfast 1999-2000 Cal South Pineview Shell 1998-99 Mark Schmidt Drayden Insurance 1997-98 Andy Lorimer The Fort Record 1996-97 Doug Chettleborough Lafarge 1995-96 Ken Jackson Welcome Ford 1994-95 Don Schroder Southfort Chevrolet 1993-94 Wayne Katchur Royal Bank 1992-93 Terry Douglas Canadian Tire 1991-92 Harold Walters Realty World 1990-91 Howard Johnson Barcol Doors 1989-90 Geoff Marsh Family Vision Care 1988-89 Roland Fotty 1987-88 Molly Derksen 1987 Don Douglas 1986-87 Paul Hotke 1985-86 Brian Kelly 1984-85 Wilf Barranoik 1983-84 Wilf Barranoik 1982-83 Terry Olthuis 1981-82 Keith Reed 1980-81 Marj Middagh 1979-80 Cal Hamilton 1978-79 Glen Moscrip 1977-78* Ken Hodgins Hodgins Mens Wear 1976 John Valens 1975 James Hogan 1974 James Hogan 1973 Michael Yakimetz 1972 Hans Balsiger 1971 Maurice Lamoureux 1970 Glen Pearson 1969 James Allanach 1968 Elmer Thomas 1967 Labby Sheppard 1966 Ron Wray 1965 Walter A. Buck 1964 Roland Gamache Roland's Jewelry 1963 Art Clarkson 1962 Art Clarkson 1961 Eric Young 1960 Donald Krebs 1959 John Phillips 1958 Norman Haddow 1957 Billy Mullen 1956 Henry Powell 1955 Neville Parry 1954 James Jost Sr.
*Election dates changed, therefore not making it a standard calendar year