June looks to be busy for your executive team, and a glance at the calendar reminds us there are many events coming up that will help us to get the word out about the cause.
This report comes from executive director Stewart Muir, who continues to travel frequently to spread the word about the need for better-informed recognition of the crucial role of the natural-resource economy:
- June 3: I’ll be in Calgary talking to a leaders from the petroleum industry about how they can best recognize and serve the interests of British Columbia residents who lead energy-intense lives but are rightly concerned about environmental safety.
- Interior Lumber Manufacturers: I’ll be dropping in to Nelson where a group of family-owned mills will be gathering for their annual meeting. Members of the Interior Lumber Manufacturing Association are true innovators, as most of them have been pushed to evolve their operations and product lines for changing times.
- BC Economic Summit: On June 13, I’ll moderate a panel entitled Fraser River: Economic Conduit for BC at the 35th 2016 BC Economic Summit in Richmond. Issues of industrial land access, increased shipping volumes, and the impact of a growing Metro Vancouver population will no doubt be top of mind for my panellists.
- Race for Resources: As a non-profit we are always looking for inventive ways to fund our programs and, thanks to the generosity of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Resource Works is able to do this event at Hastings Park on June 25, one of the Vancouver horse racing season’s prime days. You are invited to our VIP enclosure and I hope to see you there. Dress will be festive and we are working with sponsors to showcase BC-produced food and drink products. Most of all, it will be a chance for resource people to meet and mingle with each other after a busy fall, winter and spring. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the high number of elected officials who don’t want to miss the chance to show their support for the economic engine of British Columbia by coming out to this event.
Pictured: Stewart Muir, right, after his recent address to the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce.