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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...


Latest numbers on the food and beverage manufacturing industry tell a compelling Canadian story. Food and Beverage processors are the leading manufacturing employer in the country providing jobs for 250,000+ people at 11,000 manufacturing facilities. These businesses, located in urban centers and rural communities across the country, supply about 75% of all the processed food and drink consumed by Canadians. Domestic sales alone in 2017 were valued at $110 billion.

Food and beverage manufacturing businesses are not only an economic engine for every province across this country,...

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Featuring the “Product of the Year Pitch Competition”

VANCOUVER, BC - May 27, 2019 - BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) is excited to announce their upcoming industry tradeshow and exhibition, FoodProWest on June 3, 2019, at the Parq Hotel and Casino in Vancouver. FoodProWest is a place to congregate, network and connect with buyers, retailers, customers and key industry players.

The BCFPA has partnered with the BC Government to bring in buyers from across Canada to give food and beverage...

Upcoming events

Aug 21
Westwood Plateau

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Westwood Plateau & Country Club, Coquitlam

Our annual golf tournament with food and beverages galore is the business development and networking sports event of the year! Gain brand recognition, host clients and colleagues, sample our members products, and enjoy the prestigious Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, BC.



$325 per person







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...

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...