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About Us


The Winkler & District Chamber of Commerce is an independent, membership funded, non-profit organization that represents Winkler businesses from the grassroots level. Winkler businessmen responded to the changing economic times by organizing a Board of Trade. In the 1920s, the Board of Trade was organized under the leadership of John J. Loewen and it became very active over the next number of years in many aspects of Winkler life. In particular the election of Henry F. Wiebe in 1968 marked a new era in Winkler’s approach to community growth and development. The Chamber of Commerce, or the Board of Trade before it, had the vision for growth and development in Winkler & District.


See our By-laws Page.


Our Mission Statement

To partner with the business community in providing innovative programs and networking opportunities to support a vibrant business environment.



Chamber activities are governed by an Executive Board of Directors composed of 10 local business people, with elections being held each February to fill positions that have reached the end of their two year elected term. The Board of Directors is the legal representative of the Chamber. Its role is to plan, make decisions and policies, and set objectives for the Chamber on behalf of the membership.


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Tanya Chateauneuf

Executive Director
Phone: (204) 325-9758 Ext. 102
Fax: (204) 325-8290

Dianne Friesen

Office Manager
Phone: (204) 325-9758 Ext. 100
Fax: (204) 325-8290

Board of Directors

Kori da Costa


Darren Heide

Vice President / Policy & Governance Committee
Access Credit Union

Ryan Hildebrand

Past President / Policy & Governance Committee
Eden Health Care Services

Matthew Penner

BDO Canada LLP

Ken Reimer

Business & Membership Development Committee
Community Futures Heartland

Erin Plett

Business & Membership Development Committee
Other Brother Roasters

Keith Gislason

Gislason Targownik Peters Chartered Professional Accountants

Dave Giesbrecht

Business & Membership Development Committee
Solutions IT

Katelin Letkeman

Business & Membership Development Committee
Charley B's Classic Grill & Ice Cream Parlour

Hank Froese

Schweitzer Mauduit Canada Inc.

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