Regional Group Meetings

Northern Group – September 25 – Sandman Signature Prince Georgeagenda including registration
Okanagan Mainline Group – September 26 – Coast Capri Hotel – Kelowna – agenda including registration and Spring 2017 Minutes
Kootenay Group – September 27 – Fireside Inn – Castlegar – agenda including registration
Lower Mainland Group – September 28 – Burnaby Mountain Golf Courseagenda including registration
Vancouver Island Group – September 29 – Highland Pacific Golf Club – View Royal – agenda including registration
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 Getting It Right BC – Registration is Now Open!!

 Getting It Right BC is a series of professional development workshops for the land surveying community.
The Fundamentals Workshop focuses on the life cycle of a survey project, and participants share ideas and discuss ways to ensure quality in each step of the process. New, practical tools are introduced to increase efficiencies and assist participants in remaining current. On completion, participants of this workshop can claim 14 Category A Professional Development Credit hours.
The Boundary Resolution Workshop is the newest workshop in the GIRBC series.  Boundary resolution is one of the most important and challenging aspects of a land surveyor’s work.  This workshop will take a close look at case law, the hierarchy of evidence, and participants will work through practical exercises to examine this relevant and rewarding topic.  On completion, participants of this workshop can claim 7 Category A Professional Development Credit hours.
With interactive, team-based exercises, these workshops provide a fun opportunity for your team to learn together (and from each other!).
Getting It Right BC 2017 dates:

Comfort Inn, Victoria, BC
November 8-10, 2017

 Holiday Inn & Suites, North Vancouver
November 20-22, 2017  

Registration for Victoria is available at this link
Registration for North Vancouver is available at this link

These workshops are designed for land surveyors as well as other members of the land survey team, such as field staff, office staff, technologists, and project managers.

 Getting It Right BC is a great way to fulfill Continuing Professional Development hours.
  
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Association of BC Land Surveyors 113th Annual General Meeting and Continuing Professional Development Days

On behalf of President Brian Brown, we would like to invite you to attend the ABCLS Continuing Professional Development Days (March 14 and 15, 2018) and the 113th AGM (March 15 and 16, 2018) at the Whistler Convention Centre. This is your opportunity to attend some really great CPD events, be informed, and participate in decision making at the annual general meeting and join with others in celebrating the accomplishments of land surveyors and students in the past year.

Aava Whistler

If you wish to reserve your accommodations, the Aava Whistler is set up and ready to accept your call. The room rates begin at $219/night. You must specify the event name: Association of BC Land Surveyors to access negotiated rates.  Guests can make reservations subject to availability by any of the following means:

Aava Whistler Hotel Toll Free Number – 1-800-663-5644

Email:  reservations@aavawhistlerhotel.com

Group Name:  BC Land Surveyors

Guest rooms not confirmed with an actual guest name and deposit by January 11, 2018 will be automatically released.  After January 11, 2018, room and rates will be based upon availability at time of booking and group rate will not be guaranteed.

Crystal Lodge

A limited block of rooms have been set aside for the AGM available for $239/night until November 1, 2017; then the best available rate at the time of inquiry will be in effect.

Online Booking—www.crystal-lodge.com using code 4LS038

Email: info@crystal-lodge.com or Toll Free Number 1-800-667-3363

Please quote Association of BC Land Surveyors AGM or group reference number: 236252

Listel Hotel

A limited block of rooms requiring a minimum 3 night stay from March 14-17 have been made available at the rate of $339/night with a reduced parking fee of $14/night.  This rate is available until January 28, 2018, subject to availability.

Please call  1-800-663-5472 to reserve quoting Association of BC Land Surveyors as the group reference and confirmation #371400 .

Make your reservations early to avoid disappointment and higher winter rates.

Sponsorship Opportunity
You are invited to consider making a contribution to the 2018 AGM. A sponsorship form is available at this link – all you have to do is complete it and forward it to the ABCLS office either by email office@abcls.ca or by fax 250-655-7223 or simply call 250-655-7222 and we’ll do the rest!

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2017 ABCLS Golf Tournament – September 22, 2017 !!

The 2017 ABCLS Golf Tournament and prize banquet will be held on September 22, 2017 at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, located at 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond, BC.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the River Rock Casino Resort for Friday, September 22, 2017 with a Standard King Bed room rate of $169/night.  All information for booking is contained in the registration package below.

Registration deadline is July 15, 2017.

Click here for the registration package.
Click here for the sponsorship package.