FAQ: YOUR NEXT IN-PERSON CHAMBER EVENT

September 1, 2020

​Preparing for your Next Chamber Event

Nothing makes us happier than the buzz in the room when our members come together at an in-person Chamber event.

We’re excited and ready to bring everyone together again – safely, but there’s a number of important changes you and your guest should be aware of.


Registering For An Event

Q: How many tickets can I purchase for every event?

A: Due to the current gathering size capacity of 50 attendees, we are temporarily limiting each member to purchase a maximum of two (2) tickets per event. This will allow you to connect with a number of different members at each in-person event.

Q: Why is it mandatory to submit all names of attendees during registration?

A: We require all attendee names and contact information prior to the event, because it is important for us to know who is in the room in the case we need to get a hold of you and your guests in the future.

Q: Why do I have to sign this waiver and what does it mean?

A: Our team is working closely with our venues and vendors to ensure our in-person Chamber events are following all government regulations and recommendations. The health of our staff, volunteers, partners and you are our top priority.

With that said, we need to ensure you and your guests understand and acknowledge the potential health risk of attending any in-person event this season.

By signing this waiver you are acknowledging you understand the potential risks in attending an in-person Chamber event and will assume any responsibility if you were to contract the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

Q: What if I purchase a ticket and can no longer attend the day of the event, can I get a refund?

A: For now until December 15, 2020, we will be waiving our required 72-hour refund window. This means, if you suddenly cannot attend a Chamber event for whatever reason, we will issue a refund back to you.


Attending a Chamber Event

Q: What major changes will be in place at the event? 

A: Our team is working closely with our venues and vendors to ensure our in-person Chamber events are following all government regulations and recommendations. The health of our staff, volunteers, partners and you are our top priority.

Here are a few important changes:

  • Health Screening: Twenty-four (24) hours prior to the event, all attendees will receive an email alert asking them to go through the online Manitoba Shared Health Screening Tool to monitor any COVID-19 symptoms. If the tool recommends you take a COVID-19 test, you must withdraw your participation from the event.
  • Sanitizer Stations: Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the venue, including at registration. All attendees must sanitize at registration before entering.
  • Masks: To limit any potential health risks, staff and attendees are required to wear a mask. For attendees who don’t have, masks will be provided at registration free of charge.
  • Physical Distancing: Proper wall and floor signage will remind attendees to practice social distancing during registration and the event. Please note, there may be short instances when social distancing is not possible.
  • Gathering Size: The maximum capacity for any Chamber event as of today, August 11, 2020, is 50 attendees.
  • Table Guests: Each round table usually seats 10-12 attendees, but for now, the tables will seat a maximum of 6 attendees.
  • No handshakes, high fives or hugs (for now): With our last point in mind, we encourage all guests to avoid any physical contact with other attendees, for the time being.We understand there may be close friends and acquaintances you may see at one of our events. but in order to limit any health risks to you and other attendees, we ask you refrain from any direct physical contact.

Q: Do I have to do the self-screening tool before/at the event?

A: Twenty-four (24) hours prior to the event, all attendees will receive an email alert asking them to go through the online Manitoba Shared Health Screening Tool to monitor any COVID-19 symptoms. If the tool recommends you take a COVID-19 test, you must withdraw your participation from the event.

Q: Why do I have to wear a mask?

A: To limit any potential health risks, staff and attendees are required to wear a mask. For attendees who don’t have, masks will be provided at registration free of charge.

If you’re looking for your own personal masks or other PPE for you and your team, you can visit B2B Manitoba to purchase from other local members.

Q: Will there be booths available at events?

A: At this time, to reserve space for physical distancing, there will be no member booths at any Chamber events.

Q: Will you let us know if someone at the event tested positive for COVID-19 post-event? 

A: We will be monitoring all information provided to us by Provincial Health and will be notifying all attendees immediately if we are notified.

We do encourage our attendees and all our members to download the COVID-19 Alert App here prior to attending a Chamber event.

How it works

  • The app uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with nearby phones.
  • Every day, it checks a list of random codes from people who tell the app they tested positive.
  • If you’ve been near one of those codes in the past 14 days, you’ll get a notification.

This new app is driven by the Government of Canada and will help us work together to break the cycle of infection.

Read more: 8 New Safety Protocols at Your Next Chamber Event


​If you have any questions regarding our events, please contact our VP of Programs and Marketing, Elizabeth Cron at [email protected] or 204-805-2163.