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Events
Morgan Creek Golf Tournament – July 16
BCEA's golf tournaments are back this summer. Our next tournament is July 16 at Morgan Creek in Surrey, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

This year there will be a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize at this tournament! Your ticket cost includes a lunch voucher, golf cart, golf fee, and an awards dinner. 

Thank you to our Morgan Creek Sponsors: IPEX, Nedco, City Electric Supply, Bartle & Gibson, Sunbelt Rentals, Guillevin, Liteline, Aerotek, CoreOne Consulting, Eaton, Bridge Electric, Cawley Curran Wong & Associates, and EECOL.

Eagle, Birdie, Par and Swag bag Sponsorships are still available for this tournament. More information is available at the link below.
Annual General Meeting - July 23
Make sure your voice is heard! As a member of the BCEA we require your attendance at our Annual General Meeting on July 23 at 12pm on Zoom. Holding an AGM is a requirement as a non-profit association in BC. 

If the primary contact for your company is unable to attend, please fill out the proxy form which can be downloaded at the link below and sent to beth@bcea.bc.ca no later than Wednesday, July 17, 2024.
Crown Isle Golf Tournament – Sept. 10
The BC Electrical Association, along with the Island committee, will hold a North Island golf tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Tee times start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:30 p.m. Only 60 golfers can take part in this tournament.

Following your round, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers at the awards dinner. Golf fees are $250 for members and $350 for non-members and include a golf cart and dinner.

For more information, sponsorships, and to register, click the link below.
Lower Mainland Trade Show – Oct. 22
BCEA is continuing to bring back our trade shows this year! Our next show will be at the Show Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Vancouver on Tuesday Oct. 22 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be an educational seminar with Joel Feenstra at 11:00 a.m. on the topic of the changes and updates to the 2024 Electrical code from CSA.

Exhibitors can purchase a 10x10 booth with pipe, drape, and power included at the link below. Booths are $975 for members and $1,200 for non-members.

Sponsorships are also available to highlight your company at this event!

Attendee registration will open in July.
Education
Basic Electricity Course – Online
Registration for our online Basic Electricity Course is now live. This course is a great primer for anyone new to the industry or who wants a refresher on the more basic aspects of the supply chain industry. The cost is $299 GST for members and $399 GST for non-members. Upon registration, you can complete the course at your own pace.
BCIT Training Courses

Member company BCIT offers many electrical training courses to keep your credentials up to date. Explore the following options:
 
TELC-0208, FSR Electrical Code Continuing Education, various training options available 
TELC-0107 Electrical Code-50 Hour 
TELC-0144 Low Energy Electrical Worker 
TELC-0161 High Voltage

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Member Benefits
Group Health Plans
Great news! BCEA has partnered with ICBA to launch its own group benefit plans to give our members competitive rates and top-notch service in offering group health, dental, retirement, and other benefits. These benefits are great for your workers, their families, and your bottom line.
 
Need a plan? BCEA Benefits can help you find a cost-effective option. Already have a plan? We can review the performance of your current benefit plan to find opportunities for improvement and cost savings. Visit our benefits home page for more information.
In the Media
Remote First Nation Taps ‘Exceptionally Great Value’ in EVs, Batteries
A remote fly-in First Nation in Manitoba is set to boost its energy self-sufficiency, with a plan to see it partially powered and propelled by EVs.

(Source: The Energy Mix)
BC Introducing Rebates for Solar Panels and Battery Storage
For the first time, BC Hydro will provide rebates for the installation of rooftop solar and battery-storage systems, making it easier for people and businesses to generate their own electricity, reduce their energy bills and deliver clean energy back to the electricity grid.

(Source: Electrical Industry News Week)
A trade war with China over EVs could slow Canada's low-carbon transition, groups warn
Canadian environmental groups fear that trade sanctions with China could make EVs more expensive, delaying Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy.

(Source: CBC.ca)