Our Team

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is conveniently located at the Visitor Centre, located at the “Invermere Crossroads” on Highway 93.

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (250) 342-2844
Fax: (250) 342-3261
Email: info@cvchamber.ca
Address: PO Box 1019, 651 Hwy 93/95, Invermere, British Columbia, V0A 1K0, Canada

Pete Bourke

Executive Director

With over 20 years of senior management experience throughout tourism, hospitality and customer service sectors, Pete is a culture focused leader with a coach approach mindset.

He understands the value of enhancing managers and business leaders with the tools to succeed. Having owned his own business in Invermere and worked in senior roles with some of the larger employers in the region, Pete has a firsthand appreciation for what it takes to be successful in the Columbia Valley.

Pete places high importance on building a sense of community and giving back to others, as evidenced through his continued commitments to non-profit organizations.

An alumnus of Royal Roads University, he holds a Graduate Executive Coaching Certificate and is EQ-i2.0 & EQ360 certified for Emotional Intelligence.  Pete is also currently challenging for his Associate Certified Coach credential through the ICF and undertaking his Masters in Business Administration.

Pete calls Invermere home where he lives with his wife and two teenage children.

Patrick Carrick

Membership & Events Co-Ordinator

Patrick has a diverse set of skills that he brings to the Chamber, including years of experience in event coordination, business management & customer service. Since moving to the Columbia Valley from Australia in 2013, Patrick has been an active and engaged citizen throughout the area and regularly conducts community-focused events; promoting art & culture.

As the Chambers Membership and Events Coordinator, Patrick is dedicated to supporting members through education, facilitation and engagement. If you’re are wanting more information on how the Columbia Valley Chamber can serve for your business, he’s your guy.

Patrick lives in Invermere with his young family of four.

Toni Coward

Administration & Visitor Centre Supervisor

Originally from Chase B.C, Toni is new to the Columbia Valley and has brought with her year of experience in small business ownership and Visitor Centre expertise. Toni understands the importance of a premium guest experience, the needs and values of small communities and is an advocate for sustainable tourism.

Toni is dedicated to ensuring our visitors are informed and equipped with every opportunity for a memorable stay. An essential component between local businesses and our visitors, make sure Toni knows what you offer in the Columbia Valley.

Toni, her husband, teenage daughter and dog ‘tucker’ now call Invermere home.