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WRCLA Events 2023

Upcoming events

WRCLA CEDAR SUMMIT 2023, VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA

May 17 – May 19, 2023

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort – 100 Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 0G1

Cost: Full delegate – USD $735 / CAD $950
Guest/Spouse delegate – USD $460 / $600 CDN

Link: Register For The WRCLA Cedar Summit

Click Read More for Tentative Itinerary:

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

8:35am Golf Tournament @ Cordova Bay Golf Course

First tee off time @ 8:35am to 10:14am – cart provided / box lunch included
Note: Additional Cost – USD $215 / CAD $275

6:00pm Welcome Reception and Dinner

Delta Victoria – Arbutus Ballroom

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

7:00am Cedar Summit Business Session Breakfast

Delta Victoria – Arbutus A

8:30am Cedar Summit Business Session

Delta Victoria – Arbutus B/C/D

12:00pm Cedar Summit Business Session Lunch

Delta Victoria – Arbutus A

1:00pm AGM & Board of Directors Meeting

Delta Victoria – Songhees Suite

6:00pm Chairman’s Reception & Dinner

Fairmont Empress Hotel – Palm Court & Crystal Ball Room

Friday, May 19th, 2023

6:30am Cedar Summit Breakfast (Optional – will close at 9:30am)

Delta Victoria – Arbutus A

Registration Deadline:
Monday, April 10th, 2023.  Cancellations after April 10th will be subject to a partial refund equal to 50% of total fees.  No refunds after May 1st.

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 accommodation in our room block at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort.

WRCLA CEDAR SCHOOL 2023, VANCOUVER/ VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA

May 14 – May 19, 2023

Cost:  USD $2,900 / CAD $3,700 (Members Only)
(Includes tuition, meals, accommodation, and transport to and from school events).
Note:  Return bus from Victoria to Vancouver is additional (US $60 / CAD $80).
Note: Registration deadline is March 15 th . After that time, we will open remaining spots to members wanting to send more than the maximum student allotment and to non-members that wish to attend.

Link: Register For The WRCLA Cedar School

Click Read More for Tentative Itinerary:

Sunday, May 14

Check into the Hilton Hotel, Richmond

3:30–4:30pm

Registration & Welcome Reception

4:30-5:00pm

Welcome and Introductions

5:00-6:00pm

Buffet dinner

6:00-7:00pm

Marketing & Social Media presentation – Bare Advertising

7:00-7:30pm

WRCLA Overview, Jay Poppe

Monday, May 15

6:30-7:30am

Buffet breakfast – Hilton Hotel, Richmond

7:45am

Board chartered bus

8:00-9:15am

Depart Hotel by chartered bus to Malcolm Knapp Research Forest-Loon Lake Lodge

9:15-10:15am

Forestry presentation at Loon Lake Lodge – Hélène Marcoux

10:15-11:45am 

Woodlands tour, Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Hélène Marcoux & Staff

11:45-12:45pm

Lunch at Loon Lake Facility

12:50-1:30pm 

Bus to Vancouver Specialty Cedar, Maple Ridge

1:30-3:00pm

Tour Vancouver Specialty Cedar

3:15-4:30pm

Bus back to Hilton Hotel, Richmond

5:00pm onwards

Dinner Voucher provided for hotel dining (free evening)

Tuesday May 16

7:00-8:30am

Buffet breakfast – Hilton Hotel restaurant, check out of hotel, luggage onto buses

8:45am

Board chartered bus

10:15-12:15pm

Bus to BC Ferry Tsawwassen to Duke Point, Nanaimo

12:30-1:30pm

Ferry to hotel + check-in

1:30-2:00pm 

Lunch

2:00-3:30pm

Reforestation Presentation, Paul Kutz – Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo

3:30-3:45pm

Coffee break

3:45-5:30pm

Manufacturing seminar, Rob Johnson – Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo

5:30-6:30pm

Free time / Refresh

6:30-7:15pm

Cocktail Reception

7:15pm

Buffet Dinner

Wednesday May 17

6:30-8:00am

Buffet breakfast – check out of hotel, luggage onto buses Coast Bastion Hotel

8:15am

Board chartered bus

8:30-9:00am

Depart Nanaimo Hotel by chartered bus to Western Forest Products, Chemainus

9:00-11:00am

Tour Western Forest Products Mill, Chemainus

11:00-11:30am

Bus to Ramada Inn, Duncan

11:30-12:30pm

Lunch – Ramada Inn, Duncan

12:30-3:30pm

Grading Theory and Practicum Seminar, Rob Johnson

3:45-4:45pm

Chartered bus, to Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort.

4:45-6:00pm

Check-in to Hotel and free time until welcome reception

6:00-9:00pm      

Cedar Summit Welcome Reception and Dinner- Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Thursday May 18

7:00-8:30am    

Buffet breakfast – Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

8:30-11:45am    

Cedar Summit Business Session – Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

11:45-12:30pm

Buffet lunch – Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

12:45-2:30pm

How to Install WRC, Paul Mackie

2:30-2:45pm

Break

2:45- 4:15pm

How to Finish Western Red Cedar

4:15-4:45pm

Cedar School Certificate presentations, Brad Kirkbride, Managing Director

6:00-10:00pm

Chairman’s Reception & Dinner – Fairmont Empress

Friday May 19

6:30-9:30am

Cedar Summit/Cedar School Informal Breakfast – Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

7:30am

Chartered bus departs Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 9:00am Ferry, scheduled to arrive: Vancouver International Airport 12:00pm and drop off at the Hilton Hotel, Richmond 12:30pm

(Must be registered for the bus with an additional cost of US$60 / Can$80)

Note – this itinerary is subject to change

WRCLA North American Trade Shows

April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

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

WRCLA Tradeshow Schedule 2022-2023

Completed events

NAWLA Mix and Mingle Event

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The WRCLA and BC Wood  Mix and Mingle Networking event at NAWLA Traders Market  is now complete. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the weekend in Phoenix, Arizona

The WRCLA and BC Wood are inviting you to join us for a Mix and Mingle Networking event at the upcoming NAWLA Traders Market in Phoenix, AZ.

Date:        Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
Time:        4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where:     Phoenix Convention Centre – West 211AB
100 N 3rd Street Ac, Phoenix, AZ 85004

REGISTER HERE

WRCLA CEDAR SUMMIT, KELOWNA, B.C., CANADA

May 11 – May 13, 2022

WRCLA Cedar Summit is now complete.  Thank you to everyone that joined us for the weekend in Kelowna.

 

 

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

Cost:

Full delegate – USD $625 / CAD $775
Guest/Spouse delegate – USD $425 / $550 CDN

Tentative itinerary:

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

  • WRCLA Golf Tournament @ Harvest Golf Club (8:30 am Tee-off / Box lunch served on course) – Note: Additional Cost – USD $165 / CAD $205
  • WRCLA Welcome Reception and Dinner @ Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm)

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

  • WRCLA Cedar Summit Business Session (7:00am-9:00am breakfast / 9:00am-12:00pm session / 12:00pm-1:00pm)
  • WRCLA AGM and Board of Directors Meeting (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • WRCLA Chairman’s Dinner @ Mission Hill Estate Winery (5:30pm buses load / 6:00pm-10:00pm Chairman’s reception & 3-course wine paired dinner)

Friday, May 13th, 2022

  • WRCLA Cedar Summit Optional Breakfast (6:30 am – 9:30 am)

RSVP Deadline:
Wednesday, April 13, 2020.  Cancellations after April 15th will be subject to a partial refund equal to 50% of total fees.  No refunds after May 1st.

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 accommodation in our room block at the Kelowna Grand Okanagan Resort.

WRCLA CEDAR SCHOOL, VANCOUVER/ KELOWNA, B.C., CANADA

May 7 – May 13, 2022

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

Cost:  USD $2,600 / CAD $3,300

(Includes tuition, meals, and hotels for the five-day school).

Note:  Return bus from Kelowna to Vancouver is additional (US $50 / CAD $65).

Tentative itinerary:

Saturday, May 7
Students arrive in 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
  • 7:30-8:00pm – WRCLA program and Itinerary Review

Sunday, May 8

  • 8:00-9:00am – Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00am – Forestry presentation
  • 10:15-11:00am – Bus departs to Westcoast Forestry Walk
  • 11:15-1:15pm – Westcoast Forest walk and lunch
  • 1:15-2:00pm – Bus to Hilton Hotel
  • 2:00-2:30pm – Break
  • 2:30-5:00pm – Manufacturing Theory and Exam
  • 5:00 onwards – Dinner Voucher provided for hotel dining (free evening)

Monday, May 9

BUS A

  • 7:00-8:00am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:15am -9:45am – Bus to Primary producers mill
  • 10:00-12:00pm – Tour Primary producers mill
  • 12:15-1:15pm – Bus to Hilton Hotel – Lunch on bus
  • 1:30-4:30pm – Grading Practicum/Theory/Exam
  • 4:30-5:00pm – Break
  • 5:00-6:00pm – Buffet Dinner

BUS B

  • 7:00-8:00am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:15am-11:15am – Grading Practicum/Theory/ Exam
  • 11:30-12:00pm – Lunch at the Hotel
  • 12:15-1:15pm – Bus to Primary producers mill
  • 1:30-3:30pm – Tour Primary producers mill
  • 3:30-4:30pm – Bus to Hilton Hotel
  • 5:00-6:00pm – Buffet Dinner

Tuesday, May 10 (check out of Hilton Hotel, Richmond)

BUS A

  • 7:00-8:00am – Buffet breakfast
  • 8:00-8:15am – Load bus and depart
  • 8:15-9:15am – Bus to Vancouver Specialty Cedar Products
  • 9:15-10:30am – Tour Vancouver Specialty Cedar Products
  • 10:30-3:30pm – Bus to Sun Peaks, Kamloops (box lunch)
  • 3:30-4:00pm – Check into Grand Sun Peaks Hotel
  • 4:00-6:00pm – Sun Peaks resort free time
  • 6:00-6:30pm – Reception
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Dinner
  • 7:30-8:15pm – Keynote Speaker – Greg Smith, Gilbert Smith Forest Products

BUS B

  • 7:00-8:00am – Buffet breakfast
  • 8:00-8:15am – Load bus and depart
  • 8:15-9:15am – Bus to PowerWood Corp. Agassiz
  • 9:15-10:30am – Tour PowerWood Corp. Agassiz
  • 10:30-3:30pm – Bus to Sun Peaks, Kamloops (box lunch)
  • 3:30-4:00pm – Check into Grand Sun Peaks Hotel
  • 4:00-6:00pm – Sun Peaks resort free time
  • 6:00-6:30pm – Reception
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm – Dinner
  • 7:30-8:15pm – Keynote Speaker – Greg Smith, Gilbert Smith Forest Products

Wednesday, May 11 (check out of Grand Sun Peaks Hotel)

BUS A and BUS B

  • 7:00-8:00am – Buffet breakfast
  • 8:00-8:15am – Check out of hotel
  • 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 (box lunch)
  • 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

Thursday, May 12 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
  • 12:45-2:45pm – How to Install Western Red Cedar
  • 2:45-3:00pm – Refresh break
  • 3:00-4:15pm – How to Finish Western Red Cedar
  • 4:15-4:45pm – Cedar School Completion Certificate presentations
  • 4:45-5:30pm – Refresh Break
  • 5:30-6:00pm – Board buses to Mission Hill Winery
  • 6:00-9:30pm – Chairman’s Reception and Dinner
  • 9:30-10:00pm – Buses depart Mission Hill Winery to Delta Grand Hotel

Friday, May 13 Check out of Delta Grand Hotel

  • 6:30-9:30am – Cedar Summit Informal Breakfast

Return Trip Options:

  • Students to depart Delta Grand Hotel by chartered bus at 7:00am to Kelowna International Airport

or

  • Bus transportation back to Vancouver will be provided by registration only. Departing Delta Grand at 8:00am for all students that pre-booked their USD$ 50 / CAD$ 65 tickets. Drop off at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

* As of April 1st, 2022 if the Cedar School has not sold out, the WRCLA will open registration to non-members.  Cost for non-members is $3,900 USD / $4,950 CAD.

WRCLA North American Trade Shows

April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Thanks to everyone who attended the Trade Shows through 2021/2022.

Full list of shows below.

 

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

WRCLA Tradeshow Schedule 2021-22

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.

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

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

Itinerary:
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.

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

Itinerary 

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.
or
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

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.

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