BC Hydro to serve dam update at Campbell River luncheon

Join the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce for an informative Think Local Luncheon as they host guest speakers Stephen Watson, John Hart Project Communication Lead, BC Hydro and Wally Penner, Regional Project Manager, InPower BC.

The luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 20 in the Carriage Room of the Royal Coachman from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Tickets are available through the Chamber’s website at

Attend the luncheon to hear the latest updates and projections on the John Hart Project. Learn what is planned by SNC Lavalin over the five-year construction period and the economic impact and opportunities this project will have on our community. This is a must attend event for contractors associated with the construction industry, businesses and community leaders.

“The Chamber and BC Hydro have been working closely together to create various opportunities for local businesses and job seekers that will help to maximize the economic opportunities that will come from this billion dollar project,” said Colleen Evans, Chamber President & CEO. “We are excited to offer this luncheon for businesses and the community to hear the latest updates from BC Hydro and InPower,” furthered Evans. “By staying informed about John Hart Project, businesses are in a better position to prepare for, and respond to, opportunities that are associated with this project,” said Evans.

“It has been a very interesting project that has nicely evolved to the point where project construction is about to get underway. BC Hydro is pleased and proud in how we got to this stage, including regulatory approvals, community engagement, First Nations consultation, to the complex procurement process and InPower BC’s excellent facility design,” says Stephen Watson. “We’re excited for the next five years in seeing this project become a reality.”

This is luncheon event will be hosted by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union and Pacific Coastal Airlines.

The luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 20th in the Carriage Room of the Royal Coachman from 12-1 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for networking. Purchase your tickets online today at Tickets are $35 for Chamber members (plus GST) and $50 for Future Chamber members (plus GST).  The price includes lunch, refreshments and dessert. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Please find attached photos of Stephen Watson and Wally Penner.

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