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WRCLA Events

NAWLA BREAKFAST MEETING — Mining Social Media for Sales
Friday, November 9, 2018 (7 am-9 am)

click here for more information and to register.

WRCLA North American Trade Shows
April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Click on this link to get a full schedule for this fiscal year
WRCLA Tradeshow Schedule 2018-2019

WRCLA Cedar Summit, Kelowna BC Canada
May 15 – May 17, 2019

Registration for the WRCLA Cedar Summit is now open. Please click here to register.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
1310 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3

Full delegate $525 USD / $675 CDN
Guest/Spouse delegate $325 USD / $420 CDN

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
WRCLA Golf Tournament @ Harvest Golf Course
8:30 am Breakfast / 10:30 am Tee-off / Bag lunch served on course
Additional Cost – $150 USD / $185 CDN

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
WRCLA Cedar Summit Business Session
7:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:45 am – Business session
11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch
WRCLA Chairman’s Dinner @ Mission Hill Winery
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Bus loading
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Wine and canape reception
7:30 pm – 9:45 pm – 3 Course wine paired plated dinner

Hotel Rooms:
WRCLA Cedar Summit has a group rate for attendees, once you fill out your registration we will advise you on how to book your accomodation in our room block at the Grand Okanagon Resort.

WRCLA Cedar School, Vancouver/Kelowna B.C.
May 11 – May 17, 2019

Registration for the WRCLA Cedar School is now open. Please click here to register.

Attendance fees $1,200 USD / $1,550 CDN
Hotel fees $1,200 USD / $1,550 CDN


Saturday May 11 Students arrive into Vancouver and check into Hilton Hotel, Richmond
3:30-4:30pm Registration & Welcome Reception
4:30-5:30pm Buffet Dinner
6:30-7:30pm Keynote Speaker – Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
7:30-8:00pm Jay Poppe to review WRCLA program and Sunday Itinerary

Sunday May 12
7:00-8:00am Breakfast
8:30-9:30am Bus departs to Seymour Demonstration Forest
9:30-11:30am Tour Seymour Demonstration Forest
11:45-12:15pm Depart Seymour Demonstration Forest to Capilano Suspension Bridge
12:30-2:30pm Guided and Self Guided Tour – Capilano Suspension Bridge
2:30-3:30pm Bus back to hotel
4:00-4:30pm Break
4:30-5:30pm Buffet dinner
5:30-8:00pm Manufacturing Theory and Exam

Monday May 13
7:00-8:00am Buffet Breakfast
8:15am -9:45am Bus to Interfor
10:00-noon Tour Interfor
12:15-1:15pm Bus to Hotel – Lunch on board bus
1:30-4:30pm Grading Practical/Theory and Exam – Rob Johnson
4:30-5:00pm Break
5:00 – 6:00pm Dinner (free evening)

Tuesday May 14 (check out of Hilton Hotel, Richmond)
6:30-7:30am Buffet breakfast
7:30-7:45am Load bus and depart
7:45-8:45am Bus to Vancouver Specialty Cedar Products
8:45-10:00am Tour Vancouver Specialty Products
10:00-10:15am Bus to Waldun Group – Cedar Shake and Shingle Mill
10:15-11:15am Tour Cedar Shake and Shingle Mill
11:30-4:30pm Bus to Sun Peaks, Kamloops (box lunch)
4:30-5:00pm Check into to Sun Peaks Hotel
5:30-6:30pm Dinner
6:30-7:30pm Keynote Speaker – Greg Smith, Gilbert Smith Forest Products
Free Evening

Wednesday May 15 (check out of Sun Peaks Hotel)
7:00-8:00am Buffet breakfast
8:00-8:15am Check out of hotel, luggage onto bus
8:30-9:30am Bus to Gilbert Smith Forest Products, Barriere, BC
9:30-11:30am Tour Gilbert Smith Forest Products
11:30-11:45am Board bus and depart for Kelowna – Delta Grand Hotel
12:00-3:15pm Bus to Kelowna (lunch on bus)
3:15-3:45pm Check into Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna BC
4:15-6:00pm Personal Free Time
6:00-10:00pm Groups A & B Welcome Reception & BBQ Dinner – Delta Grand Hotel

Thursday May 16 Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna BC
7:00-9:00am Buffet Breakfast
9:00-11:45am Cedar Summit Business Session
11:45 -1:00pm Hot Buffet Lunch
1:00- 3:00pm How to Install Western Red Cedar
3:00-3:15pm Refresh break
3:15-4:30pm How to Finish Western Red Cedar
4:30-5:00pm Cedar School Completion Certificate presentations
5:00-5:30pm Refresh Break
5:30-6:00pm Board buses to Mission Hill Winery
6:45-8:30pm Reception and Dinner – Mission Hill Winery
8:30-8:45pm Buses depart Mission Hill Winery to Delta Grand Hotel

Friday May 17 Check out of Delta Grand Hotel
6:30-10:00am Cedar Summit Informal Breakfast – Delta Grand Hotel

Students to depart Delta Grand by chartered bus at 7:30am to Kelowna International Airport to coordinate their independently pre-booked return home.
Bus transportation back to Vancouver will be provided Departing Delta Grand departing 8:00am for all students that pre-booked their $50 ticket.



WRCLA Cedar Summit, Victoria BC Canada
May 9 – May 11, 2018


WRCLA Cedar School, Vancouver/Victoria
May 6 – May 11, 2018 

This event is now complete, a big thank you to all students, staff and instructors.
In addition special thanks to:
UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest – providing the Woodland Tour
International Forest Products – Hammond Cedar Mill Tour
Vancouver Specialty Cedar – Remanufacturing faculty Tour
Western Forest Products – Chemainus Mill tour and grading information
See above for 2019 dates and information.