Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 11:00

SAWP Update: Challenges, Expectations & Best Practices

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
11:00 a.m. – Noon PST
Via Zoom

Veronica Moreno, WALICanada
Glen Lucas, BC Fruit Growers’ Association
Bunvir Nijjer, BC Fruit Growers’ Association

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About the Workshop
If you are currently hiring or interested in hiring Seasonal Agricultural
Workers or Temporary Foreign Worker this workshop is for you.
An update on these programs along with insight into
• Completing applications (dos and don’ts), timelines
• Contract lengths, transportation, etc.
• Best on farm practices (Ministry of Health property inspections,
testing and quarantine requirements)
Gain a better understanding of the process and how COVID is affecting the
workers and farmers.

Sponsored by  The BC Council of Marketing Boards
For more info see attached notice 

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 08:30

Mark your calendars for the 2021

BC Wine Industry Insight Conference

to be held virtually this year. 
The BC Wine Institute along with the BC Wine Grape Council, BC Grapegrowers' Association and the BC Wine Authority are once again coming together to provide a forum covering industry-related topics, issues, policies and strategies that impact your business operations.

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021


See attached Agend for more info on presentations

OF NOTE:   10:45am   Panel discussion   
 Growing Quality Winegrapes: Developing Relationships with New Growers
Facilitator: John Bayley, Blasted Church Winery  
Panelists: John Bremmer, Dry Creek Vineyard:  Evaluating and planning a new site
         Karen Gillis, Andrew Peller Limited:  Contract considerations, developing relationships
                     Amy Richards, Phantom Creek Estates:  Trends in the market; negotiating through shifts in supply and demand

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:00

For the second installment of this four part webinar series, we welcome Dr. José Úrbez-Torres and Dr. Tom Lowery of the British Columbia Summerland Research and Development Centre, and Dr. Vaughn Bell of The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited. These individuals will present on the Grapevine Leafroll Virus (GLRV) in Canada and New Zealand - its effects on vine and wine, vectors and vector management, testing methods, plant material standards, and eradication strategies.

Date: Thursday March 25th, 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 AM PST
Location: Zoom webinar

Registration is required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D2cEucUGSW67NtEvbPDthQ

If you would like to stay updated with CGCN-RCCV webinars, events, announcements, industry resources, and much more, subscribe to their e-newsletter here: https://www.cgcn-rccv.ca/site/contact

  • Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:00 to Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 14:30

This is a unique opportunity to access some of North America's leading experts, new science and new technology.  

Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30

11:00 AM-2:30 PM Pacific Time 2:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time

To Register:


Eligible for 6 hours of Pesticide Applicator Certification Points

See attached flyer for more detials

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