In 2008 and 2009 the BC Society of Landscape Architects Board of Directors established regional chapters in the BC Interior and on Vancouver Island at the suggestion of regional Members and Associates. Local volunteers organize Continuing Education (CE) activities, Landscape Architectural Registration Examination (LARE) preparation sessions, and discussions regarding issues that may be unique to their region, advocacy projects and networking events. In 2009 the Board of Directors agreed to encourage regional volunteers to allow their name to stand for a two-year term as a BCSLA Director while representing their region. Financial allocations were established to support regional events and to offset logistical costs. In 2009 the BCSLA Board of Directors organized a Board of Directors Meeting, CE events and a networking session in Kelowna, BC. In 2010 a similar meeting was held in Victoria. Since that time the BCSLA Board and regional members and associates have come together for joint meetings and activities in the Fall of each year (one year in the BC Interior and the next year on Vancouver Island). In 2014 the Squamish/Whistler Chapter was established.
Byron Douglas, BC Interior Chapter Chair
Illarion Gallant, Vancouver Island Chapter Chair
Tom Barratt, Whistler/Squamish Chair.