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For immediate release: August 20, 2019

Finalists for the 2019 BC Food and Beverage Awards Announced

Celebrating the Best of BC’s top manufacturing industry.

Vancouver, BC – The BC Food Processors Association is pleased to unveil the list of the 2019 BC Food and Beverage Award Finalists. These finalists represent the companies, products, and leaders who inspire impactful initiatives that reflect our award categories. BC Food Processors Association will commend these achievements at the Awards Gala on September 17 at the...


Written by Oumar Barou Togola of Farafena, 2019 BC Food and Beverage Sustainability Award Finalist

Since our inception, Farafena’s goal has been to share the ancient grains and superfoods of Africa with the rest of the world. Through our equitable direct partnerships with women farmers in Mali, we have grown our Business-to-Consumer (B2C) model from (quite literally) the ground up. There comes a time, however, when a growing business must evaluate the market in which they are operating and decide if there are other opportunities that will help them...

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Aug 7, 2019

KDS Construction Ltd is proud to announce our new partners, adding greater depth and stability to our dedicated and creative team.

Sasha Konstantinov, Senior Estimator, has been with KDS for 14 years.

Tristan Powell, Project Manager, has been with KDS for 12 years.

Riley Shannon, Estimator, has been with KDS for 8 years.

Rick Gorton, Project Manager, has been with KDS for 11 years and

Derek Humphrey, Senior Superintendent, has been with KDS for 16 years.

Along with the rest...

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For immediate release: July 2, 2019

Surrey, BC - The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors: Jasmine Byrne of Big Mountain Foods, Chantal Keely from Farm Credit Canada, Pamela Ambriz with Vitalus Nutrition, and Steve MacIntyre of Silver Hills Bakery. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Association’s mission to raise industry profile and support our members.

These new appointments will replace outgoing Directors include former Chair James Pratt, former...

Upcoming events

Sep 17
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
BC Food and Beverage Awards Gala

September 17th, 2019 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver

Starts: 4:30 PM Cocktail Reception | 6:30 PM Gala and Awards Dinner

The BC Food and Beverage Awards Gala is the Food Industry Oscars in BC, acknowledging the best of the best in the industry and our membership. We celebrate the accomplishments of companies, products, and leaders that have truly made an impact in our industry over the last year. With 500 guests, this event is the industry showcase...

Sep 27
7:30-11:00am · 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby 
BCFPA Breakfast Series: What’s Eating Your Margins? What you can do to improve the biggest margin killers in your food business

Marquee Sponsor: SYSPRO | Ambassador Sponsor: Fasken | In Partnership with the BC Ministry of Agriculture

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30 AM

The Grand Ballroom, Executive Suites Hotel in Burnaby ( Google Maps )

You have limited control over changing consumer demands, currency fluctuations and stiffer...

Oct 16
7:30-5:30pm · 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7

Retail West 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

This event is produced by the Retail Council of Canada.

Retail West is Western Canada’s must-attend retail event of the year; learn from top-rated speakers and network with retail industry colleagues in downtown Vancouver on October 16, 2019.

This full-day conference is designed for retailers of all sizes to...