The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and individuals organized to encourage a strong local economy and quality of life by promoting and advancing the community, civic, cultural and educational development of the Canyon Lake area while providing a valuable forum for issues affecting local commerce and the general well-being of the community. To join the chamber or for more information, contact Executive Director Alison Burrafato at 951-244-6124.
Overcome the fear of public speaking with Toastmasters. The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday from 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. in the Council Chamber at city hall. Its mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The group works on public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, contact Maureen Smith at 951-566-7185 or visit canyonlake.toastmastersclubs.org.
Parade of Frights
The Chamber will host the 25th annual Parade of Frights on Saturday, Oct. 28 with registration beginning at 9 am in front of city hall in the Towne Center. This historic community event features costumed children trick-or-treating at more than 30 Towne Center businesses using the chamber’s “Treasure Map.” Participating business will stamp the map and hand out treats. Completed maps are entered for a prize drawing. Lake Elsinore Storm mascot, Thunder, will lead the costume contest parade in front of city hall. This event will also feature bounce houses, carnival games and a DJ. For sponsorship information, contact the chamber office at 951-244-6124.
The 2017 Chamber Board of Directors are: President Jim Randle, Secretary Debby Gagnon, Treasurer Jennie Ehrenkranz and Directors Dolores Badillo, Mike Irvin, Jeanne O’Dell, Matthew Svendsen, Ria Riley and Barry Walker.