June 26, 2024

ECABC 72nd Annual General Meeting & Conference

ECABC extends a big thank you to all who joined us for our Conference & 72nd AGM on June 20–21, 2023 at the picturesque Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre. It was a blast seeing everyone there! The Welcome Reception at Poplar Grove Winery provided a great networking opportunity with an incredible view and great food.

The AGM drew an impressive crowd of nearly 150 attendees, treated to insights from a stellar lineup of speakers. We were honoured to host Keynote Speaker Richard Zussman, Global BC Legislative Reporter. We also enjoyed presentations by motivational speaker Angus Reid, and Charlotte Mitha, Executive Vice-President, Operations at BC Hydro. The economic panel featured insights from David van Hemmen, Vice President of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade; Rob Mackay-Dunn, Vice President, Government & Public Affairs at the BC Maritime Employers Association; and Alexa Young, Vice President, Policy, Government Relations & Public Affairs for New Economy Canada.

Congratulations to Houle Electric Limited, the winner of the inaugural Innovation Award (theme: Green Infrastructure) for their Third Space Commons project. This near-zero carbon single-family residential building was constructed in collaboration with the UBC Third Quadrant student design team and several industry partners. The project stands as a testament to innovation and sustainability, setting a new standard for green living.

The Association also celebrated Rob Romaniuk of Elworthy Electrical Services Ltd., our 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award winner. Rob’s outstanding contributions to ECABC have been invaluable! His dedication and support have brightened our days and strengthened our community. Rob’s tireless efforts in mentoring, organizing events and fostering a spirit of camaraderie within our organization have truly made a difference.

Finally, ECABC extended a warm welcome to our newest Hall of Fame inductees, Stan Hussey and Mark Bemister. Their contributions to the industry and community have left a lasting legacy, and we are proud to honour them.

ECABC would like to thank our amazing sponsors who made this event possible:

  • Dinner Sponsor: F&M Installations Ltd.
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor: IBEW Local 213
  • Poplar Grove Welcome Reception Sponsor: RWT Growth
  • AGM Conference Booth Sponsors: K.M. Roberts & Associates Ltd. & MWG Apparel
  • Wine Host Sponsor: Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd.
  • Hotel Room Key Card Sponsor: E.B. Horsman & Son
  • Lanyard Sponsor: Fettback & Heesterman Energy Ltd.
  • Wine Trolley Tour Sponsor: Guillevin
  • AGM Awards Dinner Reception Sponsors: IBEW Local 258, Wesco
  • Breakfast Sponsors: ABB Electrification Canada, Villa Electric (1980) Ltd.
  • Innovation Award Sponsor: Technical Safety BC
  • Lunch Sponsors: IPEX Electrical Inc. & Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc.
  • Morning Speaker Sponsors: BC Building Trades, Suderman Estimating Systems
  • Program Sponsor: Canem Systems
  • Nutrition Break Sponsors: Construction Labour Relations Association of BC & Thomis Electric Ltd.
  • Supporting Sponsors: BCCA Employee Benefits Trust, BCCSA, E2 Inc., UBS Industries, Federated Insurance, Western Joint Electrical Training Society & IBEW Local 993

We couldn’t have done it without you and are looking forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s AGM at the Fairmont Empress Victoria on June 13th, 2025.

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