Christmas 2021
 
In recognition of the fact that a significant number of our membership do not have COVID-19 certificates, we will not be having our regular in-person CanCham Christmas celebration. We are, however, considering something more appropriate for the times between Christmas and New Year’s based on prevailing covid regulations during this period. Members will be notified accordingly.
 
CanCham has, in the past, organized CanCham Christmas to support Nāc līdzās, the „Foundation Come Along!” This year, the charity event will take place place in a virtual environment. The donated funds will go to the „ Foundation Come Along!” and will enable children with special needs to showcase their talents to themselves and others, thus promoting integration into society through the arts – music, song, dance. We invite you to donate to create an inclusive and supportive environment for children with special needs, in which they can develop their creative abilities and increase their self-confidence. Please follow the link, and thank you for your donation!
 
Nāc līdzās is also organizing its annual concert Nāc līdzās Ziemassvētkos (Come along at Christmas) on Monday, December 13th at 19.00 at Hanzas Perons. Valid Covid-19 certificates are required. Tickets are available here – please follow the link. Please support this event.

Special Interest Projects
CanCham’s Visit Latvia Program: What started as the medical tourism project in July has become CanCham’s Visit Latvia Program including medical tourism, sports tourism, business tourism and trade tourism aimed at attracting visitors to Latvia through CanCham DMC and international partner system to develop business opportunities for CanCham members. Preparation is complete. The program is now being launched by offering limited services. Please follow the link for information about the program. Progress updates will be provided.
 

Two other initiatives are also underway in their early stages:

  • The Construction and Project Related Services group is focusing on a specific industry sector which is currently active in Latvia. Since this is in early development stages we will refrain from providing additional information, but members involved in this group are invited to indicate their interest by contacting Board members or Group Leaders.
  • The Trade Facilitation & Export Group is also focusing on a specific sector that should be of interest to many CanCham members. More on that shortly.

CanCham Strategy 2022
The CanCham Board is reviewing its strategy and activities for 2022. The last strategy available was in https://cancham.lv/about-cancham/strategy-2019 and is to be adjusted to meet updated member requirements.

Mark Watson, a Member of the Board and Director of Corporate Membership is leading this initiative. Members who are interested in participating in this are asked to contact Mark directly at mark.watson@cancham.l
Event planning is currently underway but will depend in large part to the previously mentioned strategy currently being assembled.It appears that event rules have normalized for those with covid certificates. We intend to have in-person events with video conferencing facilities for those that cannot attend. An event program will be developed for in-person events starting in early 2022. In the meantime, we will develop our special interest projects.
DMC System
Please be reminded that the DMC system for business development between Latvia and Canada is available to all members who wish to export goods or services or receive same from Canada. This is explained in http://cancham.lv/dmc/how-dmc-works (updated). Companies interested in exporting and developing strategic partnerships should take note. Companies interested in exporting and developing strategic partnerships should take note and contact the Group Leader, Ilze Dērupa, for further information.
Member advertising

The CanCham offers it members the opportunity to advertise their products and services though its web site, and its Face Book and LinkedIn social media sites. Members can publish their own information in CanCham’s Members & Good Friends page in FB.

Advertising collages are published periodically. This involves sending a jpg format picture advertisement. For further information, please contact a Board Member or Group Leader. For contact information, see https://cancham.lv/the-team.
Special Recognition
We wish to recognize those members who advance CanCham’s objectives by having signed up at enhanced membership levels:
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Par CanCham latviešu valodā – a presentation describing the CanCham in the Latvian language has been prepared by br.ook interior architectureWe thank Ligita Breģe and Baiba Rūķe for putting this together.


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