Activities

The BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show offers many activities and receptions for attendees.


 

Pre-Conference Golf Opportunity 

 
Date: Saturday, May 12, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Penticton Golf and Country Club, 600 Comox St, Penticton
Schedule: 11:30 am Registration and Lunch, 1:00 pm Shot Gun Start
Cost: $110.00 Per golfer
Registration includes: Round of Golf, Golf Cart, Lunch and two beverages
Golf Format: Best ball Scramble
 
Enjoy a pre-conference round of golf at the beautiful Penticton Golf and Country Club. To book and pay for your tee time, please visit www.msa-bc.org.
 


 

Resource Zone 

 
Date & Time: Sunday, May 13, 3:00pm - 8:00pm and Monday, May 14, 7:00am - 1:45pm
Location: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Atrium
 
Looking for news and industry information? Want to learn more about a sponsor organization? Pick up the latest brochures, a copy of the BCWWA's Watermark Magazine and other reference materials with a visit to the conference and trade show Resource Zone. 
 
 

 

Water for People Fundraising Activities 

 

Date & Time: Sunday, May 13, 3:00pm - 8:00pm and Monday, May 14, 7:00am - 1:45pm

Water for People-Canada is a charitable, non-profit, international humanitarian organization dedicated to the development and delivery of clean, safe water and sanitation solutions in developing nations. The BC Committee of Water for People-Canada is once again hosting a silent auction which will be at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre during the trade show hours on Sunday and Monday.

If you would like to support this organization with an auction donation please contact Elaine Connors by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call or text 604 885 2956. For more information on Water for People please visit www.waterforpeople.org.

Auction donations will be picked up from exhibitor booths during exhibitor load-in and/or can be dropped off at the Water for People Silent Auction tables that will be located at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre Atrium close to the registration area.

 


 

Aqualibrium Game 

 
Date: Sunday, May 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Monday, May 14, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Atrium 
 
Aquilibrium is a simple looking game involving plastic tubing, buckets and water. The goal – distribute water equally between three points on a grid using a network of pipes. Created as a means to bring awareness to water distribution in rural South Africa, this game is now a high school competition across South Africa and is used in university classes as a teaching tool.
  
 

 

Young Professional Reception 

Sponsored by: Lake Water Restoration Ltd.

Date: Sunday, May 13
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Room #1

Please join us at the Young Professional (YP) Reception for an evening of compelling discussion and networking.  

All conference attendees are welcome to attend. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

The Young Professional (YP) Reception is aimed at providing a meaningful networking experience for Young Professionals, Students, and Industry Professionals at British Columbia’s premier water and wastewater industry event – the BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show. 

The 2018 YP Reception centers around the theme: “Preparing for the Future of Water”, a theme that addresses both the concerns and risks going into the future as well as the optimism and innovation that ensures the long-term success of the industry. The event will feature keynote speaker Stephen Horsman and the winning presentation from the BCWWA Student Design Competition.

Event agenda: 

 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Networking

 4:45pm - 4:48pm

Opening Remarks

 4:48pm - 4:50pm

A word from our Sponsor, Lake Water Restoration Ltd

 4:50pm - 4:52pm

Introduction

 4:52pm - 5:05pm

Keynote Speaker, Stephen Horsman

 5:05pm - 5:15pm

Presentation from the Student Design Competition Winner

 5:15pm - 6:00pm Networking

 


 

AGM and Reception 

 

Date: Monday, May 14
Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Location: Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, Merlot

BCWWA Board Reception & Annual General Meeting

The BCWWA Board is hosting a reception in conjunction with the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM includes adoption of the minutes from the 2017 AGM, the audited financial statements, appointment of the auditor and the results of 2018-19 Board election. Join us as we welcome incoming Board members.

BC Section of AWWA Annual General Meeting

The BC Section of AWWA Annual General Meeting takes place immediately following the BCWWA AGM. The agenda includes adoption of the minutes from the 2017 AGM, the financial statements and election of Directors and Officers. 

 


 

Tap Water Taste Test 

 

Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, Cabernet

 

The 5th Annual Tap Water Taste Test will be held once again at the BCWWA Annual Conference. Similar in many ways to wine tasting, 'aqualiers', or water taste professionals, judge water samples based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression. Stop by the Conference Centre Tuesday morning to see if the District of Hope will keep their title, or if a new municipality will be crowned the “Best of the Best” Tap Water in BC and Yukon. This is one event you won’t want to miss! 

Enter today

British Columbia and Yukon drinking water providers are invited to submit a drinking water sample. Judging will take place the morning of Tuesday, May 15, with the winner announced at the BCWWA Awards Lunch immediately after the taste test.

There is no cost to compete, however, registration is required for participation. For more information and to register, please click here.

 


 

Wrap Reception 

Sponsored by: Mar-Tech Underground Services Ltd.

Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, Salon D
 
Included in full delegate, operator, full conference SWS, exhibitor upgrade, student, and one-day Tuesday pass types.
 

 



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