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WRCLA Events

Upcoming events

WRCLA North American Trade Shows

April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

Click on this link to get a full schedule for this fiscal year
WRCLA Tradeshows

WRCLA Cedar Summit, Victoria BC Canada


If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Kavelman:
kavelman@realcedar.com or 604.891.1262


WRCLA Cedar School, Vancouver / Victoria BC Canada


If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Kavelman:
kavelman@realcedar.com or 604.891.1262

Completed events

WRCLA Breakfast Meeting @ NAWLA Traders Market, San Antonio TX

Friday, October 18th, 2019 (7am-9am)

Thanks to all for attending the WRCLA NAWLA event this year, further details of this years event will be posted shortly.

WRCLA Cedar Summit, Kelowna BC Canada

May 15 – May 17, 2019

WRCLA Cedar Summit is now complete.

Click here for the WRCLA 65th Anniversary Cedar Summit Presentation Summary.

Click here for a list of delegate attendees.

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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
WRCLA Welcome Reception and BBQ Dinner @ Delta Grand Resort
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner and cocktails

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
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – 65th AGM & Board of Directors Meeting
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

WRCLA Cedar School is now complete, a big thank you to all students, staff and instructors.

Click here for a list of cedar school attendees.

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Attendance fees* $1,200 USD / $1,560 CDN
Hotel fees $1,200 USD / $1,560 CDN


Saturday May 11 Students arrive into Vancouver and check into Hilton Hotel, Richmond
3:30-5:00pm Registration & Welcome Reception
5:30-6:30pm Buffet Dinner
6:30-7:30pm Marketing & Social Media presentation – Bare Advertising
7:30-8:00pm Jay Poppe to review WRCLA program and Sunday Itinerary

Sunday May 12
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:00am Forestry presentation – Cheryl Power RFP
10:15-11:00am Bus departs to Capilano Suspension Bridge
11:15-1:15pm  Capilano Suspension Bridge, forest walk and lunch
1:15-2:00pm Bus Back to Hilton hotel
2:00-2:30pm Break
2:30-5:00pm Manufacturing Theory and Exam – Rob Johnson
5:00-6:00pm Buffet dinner (free evening)

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)
7:00-8:00am Buffet breakfast
8:00-8:15am Load bus and depart
8:15-9:15am One bus to Vancouver Specialty Cedar Products other bus to PowerWood Corp.
9:15-10:30am Mill Tour Vancouver Specialty Products or PowerWood Corp.
10:30-3:30pm Bus to Sun Peaks, Kamloops (box lunch)
3:30-4:00pm Check into to Sun Peaks Hotel
4:00-6:00 Fun recreational opportunities at Sun Peaks resort (TBA) or free time
6:00-6:30pm Reception – Sun Peaks Ballroom
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-7:15pm Keynote Speaker – Greg Smith, Gilbert Smith Forest Products

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
11:30-1:45pm Board bus and depart for Armstrong BC. (lunch on bus)
1:45-3:45pm Woodtone remanufacturing tour & Tolko reforestation tour
3:45-5:00pm Board bus and depart for Kelowna – Delta Grand Hotel
5:00-5:15pm Check into Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna BC
5:15-6:00pm Personal Free Time
6:00-10:00pm 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 -12:30pm Hot Buffet Lunch
12:45- 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
6:30-9:30am Cedar Summit Informal Breakfast – Delta Grand Hotel

Students to depart Delta Grand by chartered bus at 7:00am 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.


*Non Member Tuition fees (subject to acceptance of the application) are $1,600 USD / $2,080 CDN

NAWLA BREAKFAST MEETING — Mining Social Media for Sales

Friday, November 9, 2018 (7 am-9 am)

WRCLA Cedar Summit, Victoria BC Canada

May 9 – May 11, 2018

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WRCLA Cedar School, Vancouver/Victoria

May 6 – May 11, 2018

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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.