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2017 BCSLA Annual Conference, Showcase of Products & AGM

Whatever the Weather: Resilient responses to climate change

Thank you to all of the volunteers, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and delegates for making the BCSLA Conference a big success!

Showcase of Products & Services

We are pleased that more than 45 exhibitors came to join us for the BCSLA Showcase of Products and Services! If you didn't get a chance to check out our fabulous suppliers and exhibitors at the conference, you can find them through our social media pages.

Program Supporters

The BC Society of Landscape Architects is fortunate to have generous program supporters who come forward every year to provide financial and in-kind donations to offset the conference costs.  Thank you to Abbotsford Concrete Products Ltd. Holland Landscapers, WMW Reprographics Ltd., T Moscone & Bros. Landscaping Ltd., Cedar Crest Lands (B.C.) Ltd, landscapeforms, Metrix Professional Insurance Brokers, XL Catlin and more!  

The City of Kelowna has proclaimed March 31, 2017 as "Landscape Architecture Day" in Kelowna.  We are delighted to report that Mayor Colin Basran, City of Kelowna, will open the Conference by welcoming delegates, speakers and volunteers to Kelowna.  

Thank You & Giving Back

The BCSLA is pleased to recognize the contributions of the many participating presenters at the 2017 BCSLA Conference while giving back to the community.  If you would like to follow up regarding any of the presentations that you did or maybe didn't get a chance to see, please feel free to ask the BCSLA office.

In lieu of traditional presenter gifts, we will make a donation on their collective behalf to a non-profit organization that reflects the values of the BCSLA and our Members. This year we are pleased to report that the En'owkin Centre has been selected by the BCSLA Conference Program volunteers.

The word En'owkin is an Okanagan conceptual metaphor which describes a process of clarification, conflict resolution and group commitment. With a focus on coming to the best solutions possible through respectful dialogue, literally through consensus. The En'owkin is a dynamic institution, which puts into practice the principles of self-determination and the validation of cultural aspirations and identity. The En'owkin Centre and ECOmmunity Place (ECOmmunity) in Penticton are helping to preserve and protect the Indigenous plants, wildlife, culture and spirituality found on the land. It brings together lands & learning, conservation & culture on a 100-hectare site located on the West side of the Okanagan River Floodplain. Guided interpretive programs provide schools with the educational programs that incorporate curriculum projects which use studies, cultural arts, story telling and Indigenous drama; thus raising visitor awareness around environmental values and the Syilx culture.   

Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins