Site Selectors Live, Work, Play – We are Bassano!

Known for it’s agriculture and manufacturing, Bassano boasts a metal fabrication cluster that services the region.  With a hospital, school, and a wealth of recreation opportunities, this may be your next home.

Located on the Trans Canada Hwy 1, near the junction of #36 (a high load corridor running north and south) Bassano has a growing business community.  The town itself is very attractive, with mature tree lined streets,  a breath of fresh air.

With the Eastern Irrigation District’s Bassano Dam – our town is known as “The Best Town in the West by a Damsite”.  The dam, managed by the Eastern Irrigation District is responsible for acres and acres of irrigated crops – from vegetables to forage and traditional crops.

Contact Community Development Officer, Marilyn MacArthur EcD at 403-641-3788 or Cell 403-973-8824.  Email


Have You Got Your Tickets?  Advance Tickets Available Now!  Small Business Week October 19

Celebrate with us as we highlight the main blood of our community – our small businesses!   Back in 1979, the federal Business Development Bank (BDC) branches in the Lower Fraser Valley of BC put together a week of small business management  training sessions for entrepreneurs and christened the sessions Small Business Week – perhaps modelling their idea on the American Small Business Week, which was established in 1963.

The initiative was well received – so much so that Small Business Week became a nation-wide event in 1981.

Fast forward to today, the 37th year of the event, and BDC Small Business Week has become so successful that it’s morphed into a month long celebration of Canadian small businesses with hundreds of activities providing training and development opportunities for entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs across the country.

Bassano Small Business Week social will take place October 19 at the Community Centre.  There will be light refreshments and a report on the recent Business Walk and Survey.  Don’t miss our guest speaker – to be announced.

If you’d like more information or assistance with  starting or growing your business, please contact the Business Development Officer, Marilyn MacArthur at 403-641-3788.  Tickets  on sale now – Available at Town Office, Chinook Financial, ATB, and the Pharmacy.    $10 per person.