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Past Events

Dec 06
5:30 PM · Joey Restaurant Burnaby - Sponsored by Acciona

Join us at our Annual Holiday Social celebrating the BCFPA's members and the wonderful year we've had. Register Now!

Dec 02
10:00AM - 11:30AM · Sun Rich Fresh Foods 22151 Fraserwood Way Richmond

Join us for a tour of Sun Rich Fresh Foods and learn what they did to lower their energy costs, get a $46,000 hydro rebate and save more than $550,000 over the next ten years. Kambo Green Solutions will show you how they worked with Sun Rich to achieve these results. Sun Rich Tour –Sun Rich Fresh Foods is the leader in fresh-cut fruit products for foodservice and retail in North America with Fresh Facilities in Vancouver, Toronto, Reading and Los Angeles. Sun Rich’s culture is strongly grounded on the values of continuous improvement and sustainability.

Nov 25
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM · Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course

The Delta Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our 65th Annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala and Fundraiser in 2016. Long considered to be the premiere business event of the year, the Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala is a high-profile, prestigious accomplishment for Delta business and individuals.

Nov 25
10:00AM · Suite 2200, MNP Tower 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

This Finance Peer Group Meeting, sponsored by MNP, will discuss the importance of business planning. Topics that will be covered include how to align a business plan with company strategy, a breakdown of the key elements that go into a business plan, working with consultants for business development, and a networking portion to close the meeting.

Nov 22
2:00pm - 330pm · TBD

Naturally Homegrown Hardbite Chips President Kirk Homenick and Braden Douglas, owner of CREW Marketing will engage in a sit down conversation sharing their collaborative story of building the Hardbite Chips brand. Learn how it can apply to your growing business!

Nov 17
2:30pm-4:00pm · Mark-Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley,

Due to overwhelming demand, we have moved the meeting to Mark-Crest Foods. 19670 92A Avenue, Langley,

Health Canada recently announced recommendations for changes to nutrition labelling, the Canada Food Guide, and restricting commercial marketing of food products to kids. This is an important information forum to hear about the changes from Health Canada and their impact on consumers and especially processors. Please join us for this important event.

Speaker – Yasmin Yorish, Health Canada

Oct 27
2:00-4:00pm · Imagine Studio Café, 31 Erie St., Victoria, (next to Finest at Sea)

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Imagine Studio Café, 31 Erie St., Victoria, (next to Finest at Sea)

The meeting format will be:

· Getting acquainted

· BC Ministry of Agriculture programs available to BC processors

· Other programs participants have had success with including Youth Employment Programs

· Set the stage for future VI Peer Group meetings

· Facility tour, Finest at Sea

To register please contact Debra at debra@...

Oct 26
9:00AM - 10:30AM · Fine Choice Foods 23111 Fraserwood Way, Richmond, BC V6V 3B3 Please enter at the first driveway on the left.

Aging Workforce: Preparing your Employees for Retirement

Conference Call: 1.888.809.4060 Pass code: 471605

Guest Speakers: Elizabeth West, Elizabeth West, Group Consultant - RBC Group Advantage & Luke Berard - Investment & Retirement Planner, RBC

The financial well-being of your employees is important to the success of your company. AT this session you will learn:

Putting your employees on the path to financial wellness can help you attract and retain top talent. How to tailor retirement solutions that meet the goals and objectives of your organization...
Sep 15
7:15am Breakfast, 8am Meeting Start · BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Register now for the next Breakfast Series on Thursday, September 15, 2016

BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Help Your Workplace Become Injury Free

The Hard Truth: In food processing, the Injury Rate and Serious Injury Rate are both well above provincial averages, with an average duration of injury time off of 35 days. This amounts to more than $18M in claims costs and over 50,000 work days lost to injury each year. These numbers are too high. As business leaders, you protect your business and its people by investing in safety. Your business will...

Aug 25
10:00am - 11:30am · KPMG 3rd Floor 8506 - 200th Street Langley, BC - Alder Room

Don’t be afraid of legalized medical marijuana – just have a good policy!

Attend this HR meeting to discuss this modern topic on medical marujuana, and implementing a drug and alcohol testing policy. This is a subject that is often overlooked but needs to be discussed. Join this roundtable of professionals to learn more!


Guest Speaker : Kristen Chafe, HR Director Rhema Health Products.

What are the rights and responsibilities of the employer and employees? What is an effective Drug and Alcohol Policy?

Successfully Implementing a...

Aug 09
Registration at Noon; Tee Off at 1:30 PM · Northview Golf & Country Club, Surrey BC

The BC Dairy Council and the BC Food Processors Association cordially invite you to their 42nd annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Banquet. Since its re-launch as a joint event ten years ago, the tournament has become recognized as one of the industry's signature events. Please join us again for a day of camaraderie, friendly competition and fun!

Once again, the tournament will be held at the acclaimed Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey . Golfers will play the championship Ridge Course in a shotgun start, best ball format. Registration is at Noon; Tee Off time is 1:30 PM...

Aug 03
8:30AM-4:30PM · LEAN Sensei - 290 - 1385 West 8th Avenue

Time Activity 8:30 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks, Ice Breaker and Team Building Exercise 9:15 am – 9:30 am Introductions 9:30 am – 10:15 am Lean Overview, Value Principles 10:15 am – 10:30 am Break 10:30 am – 11:00 am History of Lean, Toyota Way 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 7 Types of Waste & Discussion 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm 5S (Workplace Organization) 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm Culture: Standards, Gemba, Flow Simulation, Huddle, Hansei 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Hansei and End of Day