WRCLA Events

Please click on one of the links below to view the upcoming schedules and events for the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

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

To register & pay for the Cedar Summit in Canadian dollars, please click here:
Canadian Dollar Registration
To register & pay for the Cedar Summit in US dollars, please click here:
US Dollar Registration
Cedar Summit registration is at this time limited to WRCLA Members.
If you would like to attend but are not a WRCLA member please contact us

Questions about the Cedar Summit?
Please email Beth Hird: hird@realcedar.com

Cedar Summit Schedule of events for 2018:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
WRCLA Golf Tournament at Cordova Bay Golf Course
5331 Cordova Bay Road Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3
Tee times will vary but will start at about 10:30 am
6:30 PM – Cedar Summit Welcome Reception
Terrace Ballroom, The Inn at Laurel Point

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:30 – 8:45 AM – Cedar Summit Buffet Breakfast
Terrace Ballroom, The Inn at Laurel Point
9:00 – 11:30 AM – Cedar Summit Business Session
Spirit Meeting Room, The Inn at Laurel Point
11:30 – 1:00 PM – Cedar Summit Lunch
Terrace Ballroom, The Inn at Laurel Point
1:15 – 4:00 PM – WRCLA AGM & WRCLA Board of Directors Meeting
Spirit Meeting Room, The Inn at Laurel Point
6:00 – 9:30 PM – WRCLA Chairman’s Dinner
675 Belleville St, Victoria, Royal BC Museum

Friday, May 11, 2018
6:30 – 9:30 AM – Cedar Summit Informal Buffet Breakfast
Terrace Ballroom, The Inn at Laurel Point
Cedar Summit concludes – Delegates depart

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

Questions about Cedar School? Please email Beth Hird: hird@realcedar.com
Due to great demand, this year’s Cedar School is at capacity. We are currently exploring options to add some additional space in this year’s school. So if you want to attend please email your contact information to be added to a temporary waiting-list. We will be able to confirm additional spots by the end of February.

Cedar School Schedule of events for 2018:

Sunday, May 6
Check into the River Rock Casino & Hotel, Richmond
3:30-4:30pm Registration & Welcome Reception and Member Product Showcase
4:30-5:00pm Welcome and Introductions
5:00-6:00pm Buffet dinner (meeting room)
6:00-7:00pm WRCLA Marketing, John Thomas, Bare Advertising
7:00-8:00pm WRCLA Overview, Jay Poppe
Monday, May 7
6:30-8:00 am Buffet breakfast – River Rock Casino & Hotel restaurant
8:15 am Board chartered bus
8:30-9:30am Depart Hotel by chartered bus to Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
9:30-11:30 am Woodlands tour, Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Cheryl Power, RPF
11:30-Noon Bus to Interfor, Hammond Cedar Mill, Maple Ridgel – lunch on bus
Noon-1:30pm Tour Interfor, Hammond Cedar Mill
1:30-2:00pm Bus to Vancouver Specialty Cedar, Maple Ridge
2:00-3:30pm Tour Vancouver Specialty Cedar
3:30-4:30pm Bus to River Rock Casino & Hotel
5:00-6:30pm Industry Presentation (TBD)
6:30-7:30pm Buffet dinner – River Rock Casino & Hotel (free evening)
Tuesday May 8
6:30-8:00am Buffet breakfast – River Rock Casino & Hotel restaurant, check out of hotel.
8:30am Load luggage onto buses and board chartered bus
8:45-9:45am Bus to Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver
10:00-11:30am Guided and self-guided tours
11:45-12:15pm Bus to BC Ferry Horseshoe Bay Terminal, West Vancouver
1:00-2:40pm BC Ferry to Nanaimo (lunch onboard ferry)
3:00-4:40pm Drive to Coast Harbourside Hotel
4:40-5:30pm Check into hotel/refresh break
5:30-7:00pm Manufacturing seminar, Rob Johnson – Inn at Laurel Point
7:00-8:00pm Buffet dinner – Inn at Laurel Point – (free evening)
Wednesday May 9
7:00-8:00am Buffet breakfast – Coast Harbourside restaurant
8:00-9:30am Depart Coast Harbourside by chartered bus to WFP, Chemainus
9:30-11:00am Tour Western Forest Products Mill & Reman tour
11:00-11:30am Travel to Duncan for Grading Seminar
12:00-12:45 Lunch at grading venue (location TBD)
1:00-4:00pm Grading Seminar – Rob Johnson
4:00-5:30am Return drive to Coast Harbourside Hotel
6:30pm Cedar Summit Welcome Reception – Inn at Laurel Point
Thursday May 10
7:30-9:00am Buffet breakfast – Inn at Laurel Point – Terrace Ballroom
9:00-11:30am Cedar Summit Business Session – Inn at Laurel Point – Spirit Room
11:30 -1:00pm Buffet lunch – Inn at Laurel Point – Terrace Ballroom
1:00-3:00pm How to Install WRC, Paul Mackie (room TBD)
3:00-4:15pm How to Finish WRC, (presenters TBD & room TBD)
4:15-4:45pm Cedar School Completion Certificate presentations
4:45-6:00pm Break
6:30-9:30pm Cedar Summit Reception & Dinner – Royal BC Museum, Victoria
Friday May 11
6:30-9:30am Cedar Summit Informal Breakfast – Inn at Laurel Point – Terrace Ballroom
7:30 am Charted bus departs for River Rock Casino & Hotel & the airport YVR (arrive at the airport by 12:30pm)

WRCLA North American Trade Shows
April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

click on this link to get a full schedule for this fiscal year
WRCLA Tradeshow Schedule 2017-2018