Roy Manion

As this is our first Wood Connections of BC Wood’s Fiscal New Year, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect back on the Program’s activities over the previous year and then we will touch on plans for our current fiscal year.
In all, the Specifiers Program was actively involved with well over 50 activities from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
These included:
  • Lunch & Learn sessions
  • Group Seminar
  • Factory tours
  • Trade Shows, including:
    • Buildex
    • IDS West
    • Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference
    • AIBC Annual Conference
    • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Annual Conference
    • US Specifiers Outreach Workshop in Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland
    • Wood Week
    • WoodTALKS at the GBM
    • BCIT’s Architectural Faculty
Rather than going into detail on these activities, if you wish to know more about them, please feel free to contact me at
Without question, the primary activity for the last fiscal continued to be Lunch & Learn sessions (and I doubt this will change, ever!).
What was particularly gratifying was industry’s involvement in all of these activities. For example, all but one Lunch & Learn session was presented by industry representatives. Secondly, while some presenters have been doing this for a while and are quite good at it, over the past year, many presenters grew significantly in the effectiveness of their presentations.

All in all, it was a busy and very productive year with some wonderful inroads made by many of those in the program. For details on how to register for this year’s program, please email or call me at 604-882-7100.

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