News

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Nov

Vancouver Island University – Info Session

Posted On: Monday November 2nd, 2015

Information session for the Horticulture Program, held at G.R. Paine Horticulture Centre.  Prior registration preferred, but drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Please RSVP by registering online here. For more information on the program, click here.

29
Sep

Bill Hardy receives BCLNA Outstanding Service Award

Posted On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

Founding and current Board of Director of HortEducation.ca, was honored on October 1st at the BCLNA Member Awards Ceremony. “In the last few years, there has been some confusion concerning the difference between the Honorary Lifetime Achievement award which is awarded by the board of directors, and the Outstanding service award, which was formerly the... Read more »

29
Sep

Pacific Horticulture College – Info Session

Posted On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

Their next full-time Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program starts January 18, 2016! Learn about the program, meet the college staff, see the gardens and bring all your questions to this information session. Please register for free by emailing; col[email protected] For more information, go to http://hcp.ca/college-hcp/programs/

7
Sep

CanWest Horticulture Expo

Posted On: Monday September 7th, 2015

HEBC will be sharing a booth this year with the BCLNA, at the CanWest Hort Show.  Come on down to get the latest news on HEBC and ask all your horticulture apprenticeship questions. For more information on the Show and Seminars, visit www.canwesthortshow.com

6
Aug

BC Tree Climbing Championships

Posted On: Thursday August 6th, 2015

The 2015 BC Tree Climbing Championships is being held at Filberg Park – 61 Filberg Rd, in Comox on Vancouver Island. Preliminary events will be held on Saturday August 8th, and finalists will compete on Sunday August 9th. Annika will be at the competition between 8am and 3pm, so come on by to ask all your... Read more »

20
Jul

Red Seal Landscape Challenge Exam Course

Posted On: Monday July 20th, 2015

HEBC will be hosting a refresher course for the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Challenge exam.  There are only 20 spots available, for this free course. You will have the option to write the exam on July 29th, or arrange your date and location with ITA at a different time. Your challenge application must be submitted... Read more »

28
May

National Skills Competition – Saskatoon

Posted On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

The National Skills competition took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. The Landscape competition is one of the 40 trades represented during the 4 days. As usual, landscape draws a large crown, who come to see how the competitors progress. Four provinces competed; Team Alberta who received Gold, Team Manitoba who received Silver,... Read more »

14
Apr

Results announced for Landscape Competition

Posted On: Tuesday April 14th, 2015

Another successful Landscape Competition at SkillsBC.  Gold goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Diploma students; Richard Blackwell & Sarah Pucek.  Silver goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Apprenticeship students Dillon Mennie & Morihiro Okada. Thank you to Judges; Mike Vandergugten, Douglas Luckow and Julio Villegas. Thank you to the sponsors, this competition would not happen without you;... Read more »

25
Mar

Canada-BC Job Grant

Posted On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help you offset the expense of employee training – and boost the effectiveness of your workforce. The grant covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Click here for a quick fact sheet. Bowman... Read more »

4
Mar

In Loving Memory of Wes Hawley

Posted On: Wednesday March 4th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of a great father, husband, son, brother, and friend – Wesley Hawley who was taken from us far too soon in a tragic work-related accident. Wes passionately pursued life and embraced it whole-heartedly. He truly understood the magic that can be found... Read more »

28
Feb

Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship @ Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Posted On: Saturday February 28th, 2015

Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be offering the Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship program on March 2nd, 2015. The program is running for certain.  There is still time to register. For information on the Climbing Arborist program; how to regsiter with ITA, Kwantlen, and info on tuition click here. Contact Bruce McTavish if you have any problems registering at... Read more »