New campground at Cheam

Community Futures helps build up business along the Fraser

A new campground is being created in the Agassiz area that will focus on accommodating the growing recreational fisheries.

Stó:lō Community Futures announced earlier this spring that they’ve funded several new businesses. The Cheam Fishing Village Campground on the Fraser River is expected to be opened soon, as a business venture of the Cheam First Nation.

This large new campground on the north side of the Fraser located near the Agassiz Bridge, will include parking, campsites and a boat launch. The new campground is being built to help accommodate the growing recreational fisheries, especially with this year’s anticipated large salmon run.

Shirley Hardman, chairperson of SCF was also pleased to announce that the first loan under their new micro lending program, for small loans under $10,000, which is a joint initiative of SCF and BMO, was recently approved for Cheam Trading Inc.

“This will involve the redevelopment and opening of a retail/wholesale store directly on Highway 9, on the Cheam Reserve by the Agassiz Bridge. The Trading Post will open in the next couple of weeks and will focus upon selling retail and wholesale authentic Stó:lō products, Okanagan fruits, native fair trade salmon from local Stó:lō fishermen, and other products. Cheam Trading Post will be an authentic Aboriginal trading house,” said Ms. Hardman.

 

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