• History of The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

  • The St. James Board of Trade received its charter on March 19, 1930, and its certificate of formation was officially recorded on June 18, 1930. Originally known as the St. James Chamber of Commerce from 1949, it was later formally recognized as such by the Boards of Trade Act in 1966.

    On June 25, 1969, the Assiniboia Chamber, which was established in 1959, merged with the St. James Chamber, creating the St. James-Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce.

    In 1996, during the Annual General Meeting, the name underwent another change to The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce, aligning it more accurately with the part of the City of Winnipeg it represents.

    Our service territory encompasses the western half of the City of Winnipeg, spanning from St. James Street to all points north, west, and south, extending to the city limits. This includes prominent areas like the airport region, Centreport, Red River Exhibition Park, Assiniboia Downs complexes, and the Kenaston Boulevard Power Centres.

    At the heart of our mission lies the responsibility to effectively represent the interests of over 100,000 citizens and 4,000 businesses that reside, work, learn, and thrive in West Winnipeg.

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  • Certificate of Formation of The St. James Board of Trade, June 18, 1930.

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  • The Chamber was gifted this plaque from the City of St. James in what we can assume was in 1956 when the RM of St. James became a city. We are told only a few of these exist. It is a plaster emblem mounted on a velvet background.

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  • This picture is what we can only assume to be a gift to the Chamber from George Chapman Canadian Champion 1966. George Chapman was Past Chair of the Chamber in 1963.

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  • The resolution of amalgamation of The City of St. James and The Rural Municipality of Assiniboia. (1969)

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  • The Chambers 50th Anniversary 1980.

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  • Circa 1987 and still true today!

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  • Bob Waldon (left) accepts a miniature Red River cart at the Professional Photographers Association convention.

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  • The tradition of sponsoring a horse race at Assiniboia Downs continued through the lifespan of the Chamber. The last event was in 2010 for the Chamber's 80th Anniversary Purse.

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  • This certificate was presented to The Chamber October 1989 from the Minister of State for youth.  For the participation in the Summer Employment Program for Canada's students.

  • Upcoming Chamber Events

  • Upcoming Community Events

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  • Land Acknowledgement
    The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce acknowledges that we gather on ancestral lands, Treaty One Territory, traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota and Dene Peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory.