Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd, BC
We're truly lucky to live and work among some of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Conuma supports our local communities though direct initiatives and by hiring locally whenever possible, knowing that our employees based locally are much more likely to be positive contributors to the local community and economy. If you haven't already joined us, we hope the below introductions to Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, BC offer a welcoming overview of our cherished local towns.
Northeast British Columbia is an outdoor paradise combining almost limitless adventure with the reliable close community, friendships and high quality of life our employees seek
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern BC, Chetwynd forms the gateway to Peace River County and is home to approximately 2,700 people.
This world-famous competition sees some of the world's best artists pick up chainsaws to sculpt their masterpieces! Conuma is proud to be part of the event, supplying prize money to one of the winning carvers and hosting a children's area with face painting and colouring.
Conuma proudly supported the first sanctioned rodeo held in Chetwynd in 16 years. The fun filled weekend included a pancake breakfast, rodeo dance, and of course, lot's of great riding!
Conuma's Food Bank Hockey tournament starts the trash-talking and gets pucks flying for a great cause. Employees from Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge compete both home and away for the prized trophy while helping ensure the food bank shelves in each community get stocked for those in need.
As a UNESCO Global Geopark, Tumbler Ridge offers an exceptional quality of life with almost endless recreation opportunities!
Each year Tumbler Ridge's Grade 9 High School Students pursue the need for speed around the streets of Tumbler Ridge in the Conuma Challenge. Conuma employees teach the kids important trade skills to build the karts, the kids build their team brands in art class, and present their business plans to Conuma President, Mark Bartkoski before putting pedal to the metal!
The Emperors Challenge Half Marathon sees 1000 runners race up over 2000 feet to the summit of Babcock Mountain. The event is not for the faint of heart! Conuma is a proud sponsor of the Emperors Challenge and many Conuma employees compete and help hydrate runners at the much-needed drink stations!
The Grizfest music festival is renowned for bringing famous rock bands and artists to Northeast BC, with past shows featuring Bret Michaels, Puddle of Mudd and Simple Plan. Conuma supports its local families by ensuring the event is a great time for all ages, providing face painting, balloon animals and a gigantic bouncy slide while electric guitars party throughout the weekend.