Chamber Notes


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.


The chamber invites the community to celebrate the 7th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Canyon Lake Towne Center parking lot. This popular community event will feature traditional food, beer and wine, live music, a kids zone, contests and vendors.

The chamber is seeking sponsors and non-food vendors for this event. Vendor booths are $25. For more information, contact Alison Burrafato at the chamber office at 951-244-6124 or

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.

Chamber Board

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.

Toastmasters Club

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