BCFPA June 2016 Newsletter
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Process This! Newsletter - June 2016

In This Issue

  • FoodProWest & 2016 BCFPA Award Winners
  • Breakfast Series Event - June 14, 2016
  • Trifecta of Events: AGM, Economic Impact Review & Finance Peer Group - June 28, 2016
  • 42nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Banquet - August 9, 2016
  • HR Peer Group Wage Survey
  • New Members Welcome

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FoodProWest 2016 a Smashing Success!

Thank you dear members, for making the 2016 FoodProWest so successful! This year we saw an increase in tradeshow booths by more than 50% and just shy of 400 people attended our Awards Gala, a full house!  Our ‘Appetite for Growth’ saw us grow into our new space at the Westin Bayshore and fill up the entire ballroom. And what about that awesome décor from Ideon Packaging! Congratulations to all our well deserving award nominees and winners.

2016 BCFPA Award Winners
Workplace Safety Award  
Cermaq Canada Ltd.

Innovation Award
Daiya Foods Inc.

Rising Star
Cathline James, Wise Bites

Member of the Year
Ideon Packaging

Sustainability Award
West Coast Reduction

Leadership Award
Ian Walker, Left Coast Naturals

Hall of Fame Inductee
Sun Rype Products Ltd.
Product of the Year Award - Gold Winner
Product of the Year Award - Silver Winner
- Tree Island Yogurt -
Product of the Year Award - Bronze Winner
- Left Coast Hippie Snacks, Coconut Clusters -
Check out the links to the Youtube videos and media release below: industry-honoured- bc-food- processors-association

Breakfast Series Event – Operational LEAN Practices and Energy Savings

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  7:15AM - 10:00AM
BC Hydro Building - 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby - underground parking
RSVP by June 10, 2016
Register now for the Breakfast Series on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, hosted by BC Hydro
Improve productivity, quality and staff engagement within by using LEAN Management, Theory of Constraints, and other improvement methods.

The principles and practice of LEAN (Lead, Educate, Apply, Network) are recognized globally as one of the most powerful and effective ways to build and sustain continuous improvement in organizations. More importantly, Lean thinking is a powerful way to help you address key business challenges:
  • Improve your ability to control costs and profitability by maximizing efficiency throughout your organization and wider supply chain
  • Boost employee engagement and retention by developing and embedding a Lean culture of “Value for people”
  • Manage and sustain growth by effectively investing in areas that drive customer value.
At this event you will learn how to start a LEAN journey, and take part in a simulation with audience participation to learn how LEAN works!  

Also, you will learn about BC Hydro's new cost saving programs and get energy tips from Business Energy Advisors. We have several associates there ready to help you with operational excellence, and look forward to another full house!

Oh yeah - and a hot breakfast!!
Register Now

June 28 - Trifecta of Events:
AGM, Economic Impact Review and Finance Peer Group - all in one convenient location!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Registration 12:45 PM
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street,
New Westminster, BC (Ballroom East)
  • 1:00PM AGM
  • 1:40PM MNP Ecomonic Impact Study Presentation
  • 2:15PM Finance Peer Group Meeting
We are pleased to announce the BCFPA’s Annual General Meeting, which will commence at 1:00 PM with refreshments provided. Please register for this free event, which will be followed up by a Review of the MNP Food and Beverage Economic Impact Study and a Finance Peer Group meeting!
Economic Impact Study – Released June 28th at our AGM

BCFPA has partnered with MNP LLP (MNP) to assess the economic impact of the food and beverage processing industry to BC’s economy, identify industry strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, as well as identify potential solutions and recommendations to better support the industry.

The final output of this study will help the BCFPA’s efforts in demonstrating the importance of the food and beverage processing industry, which the BCFPA will share with the industry, government, and other key industry stakeholders.  We are excited to share the results of this project at our Annual General Meeting on June 28th!

Finance Peer Group - What your Banker Really Needs to Give you that Loan

So… what’s the best thing to do after an AGM and Food and Beverage Economic Impact Study Review…attend the Finance Peer Group meeting of course! Since all who care about the economy of food will already be in one room, your co-chairs Jozef and Jim would like to host a peer group meeting on "What you banker needs from you to give you a loan". Meeting to start at 2:15pm. – Attend all three and you’re still in and out in about two hours - we value your time!
Register Now

42nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Banquet

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - Northview Golf & Country Club

The BC Dairy Council and the BC Food Processors Association cordially invite you to their 42nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Banquet. Since its re-launch as a joint event ten years ago, the tournament has become recognized as one of the industry's signature events. Please join us again for a day of camaraderie, friendly competition and fun!

Once again, the tournament will be held at the acclaimed Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey. Golfers will play the championship Ridge Course in a shotgun start, best ball format.

Registration is at Noon; Tee Off time is 1:30 PM
Register Now

HR Peer Group Wage Survey

Would love to see 15 more companies join!

We are only two weeks away from the June 15 deadline to register for the BCFPA Annual Wage and Benefits Survey. If you are planning your 2017, you’ll want this wage information – and here is great value for participating – 80 percent off!! 30 companies are already participating.

With over 65 benchmark positions, the BCFPA has the most comprehensive information available for the food processing industry. Information includes ranges, 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles for base and total compensation as well as target and actual bonus information. In addition to compensation, the survey almost provides information on a wide range of policies and benefits such as RRSP, Performance Rewards, perks, Vacation and Sick Time and group benefits.

The survey will be published in October 2016 and available for $1,000. Take advantage of great savings by participating this year and purchasing the survey for the participant rate of $200! This is well below comparative surveys for other industry associations as well as general surveys issued by compensation firms.

Surveys will be available for completion in June 2016 with submissions required by August 12, 2016.
Registration for participation must be completed by June 15, 2016.

For Participant Registration please email your name, company name and billing email address to:

Valerie Henderson
HR Consultant
Valerie Henderson HR Services Inc.
604-781- 5538 or

Thank you for your participation!

New Members

Thank you for joining the BCFPA and Welcome!

Processor Members
  • Daiya Foods
  • Vista D'Oro Farms
  • GB Great Britain Foods
  • Fresh Gourmet TakeAway Foods
  • Aji Gourmet Foods
  • Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery
  • GoodMallows Confectionary
Associate Members
  • Be Fresh Local Market Inc.
  • Xilo
  • Fasken Martineau

Affiliate Members
  • GS1 Canada
  • Bakery Association of Canada
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