SkillsBC 22nd Annual Recognition Gala

Posted On: Tuesday November 22nd, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 SkillsBC competition winners, partners, and volunteers recognized at the SkillsBC 22nd Annual Recognition Gala. Red Seal Landscape Horticulturalist Apprentices Claire MacLean & Dan Strain from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, won Gold in the 2016 Provincial SkillsBC competition on April 13th at Tradex, Abbotsford. Claire and Dan also won Bronze at the National... Read more »


Red Seal Landscape Exam Prep Course – Vancouver

Posted On: Thursday November 17th, 2016

Have you thought about writing the Red Seal Landscape Horticulture Exam, but don’t know how to prepare? Includes a booklet to help you prepare for the exam (Value $25) Course & booklet will provide;   Scope of exam Interpreting the National Occupational Analysis Challenging exam content for BC candidates Horticulture math skills Exam writing tips... Read more »


KPU School of Horticulture Information Session

Posted On: Tuesday November 15th, 2016

Ever wondered about a career in horticulture? Curious about the education options available? Join us for an information session and learn about our cutting-edge facilities. Meet faculty, current students and alumni to find out more about KPU’s programs and careers in the horticulture industry. School of Horticulture Information Session Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:30-8pm KPU... Read more »


Assessment Opportunities for Climbing Arborist and Falling & Bucking Endorsement

Posted On: Sunday October 30th, 2016

Assessment Opportunities for Climbing Arborist and Falling & Bucking Endorsement We have an opportunity to do the testing for the Falling & Bucking Endorsement written and practical field evaluation; as well as, the Climbing Arborist practical assessment required for Certificate of Qualification. If you are interested in completing, one of the assessments, please download the... Read more »


Pacific Horticulture College Landscape Horticulture Program

Posted On: Wednesday June 8th, 2016

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the best place for horticulture education is right in your own backyard, here in Victoria? The Pacific Horticulture College offers 10 months of theory and applied hands-on knowledge. Our 9 acres of demonstration gardens right outside the classroom door provide a perfect location for a unique and well-rounded... Read more »


SkillsBC Landscape Competition Results

Posted On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

Another successful Landscape Competition at SkillsBC. Gold goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Apprenticeship students; Claire MacLean and Dan Strain. Silver goes to Burnaby Continuing Education students; Cody Zahradnik and Nicholas Murphy. Bronze goes to Camosun College; Richard Chong and Lukus Kiwilsza. Thank you to Judges; Marek Kociolek; Groundworks Design Services Inc. Chris O’Donohue; The Great... Read more »


22nd Annual SkillsBC Competition

Posted On: Monday April 11th, 2016

Come and support the Landscape Gardening competition at the SkillsBC Provincial competition.  Teams of two from local horticulture institutions will be competing for Gold, to then move onto compete at the National Skills Competition.  The National competition takes place in Moncton, NB, June 5th to 8th, 2016. This year we have 3 teams from Burnaby... Read more »


Wesley Hawley Memorial Award

Posted On: Sunday April 10th, 2016

The Wesley Hawley Memorial Award was presented at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s, School of Horticulture Scholarships & Awards Celebration, on April 12th, 2016. Congratulations to Scott Vigue, who completed his Arborist Technician technical training at Kwantlen ealier this year. Peter Brinson, HEBC Board Member, and Instructor at Kwantlen presented the award. Wesley Hawley Memorial Award Wes... Read more »


New Foundation Program – TRU, Williams Lake

Posted On: Saturday March 26th, 2016

Thompson Rivers University – Williams Lake Campus is excited to announce the first intake of the Horticulture Technician Foundation Program. This program will provide the foundation knowledge required to become a Landscape Horticulturalist. They select, handle and utilize trees, shrubs and ornamental plants and turf grasses for the design, development and maintenance of public and... Read more »


Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Info Session

Posted On: Sunday March 13th, 2016

School of Horticulture Information Session & Tour Join Kwantlen Polytechnic University for a tour of their facilities. Meet students, faculty, and alumni. Discover School of Horticulture’s programs, facilities, and resources. Register for this free event: [email protected] or 604.599.3422. Or for more informaiton, click here.