73rd BCIA Conference & Annual General Meeting

2020 Conference & AGM POSTPONED  - Check back for future dates and revised schedule.

The Times They are A Changin': Adaptation in Agrology 

NOTICE ON COVID-19  - BCIA has postponed the AGM & conference.  Additional updates will be available in the future.

From our valleys to our peaks, Kamloops and its surrounding areas are truly diverse.  With less than 1% of our province being covered in grassland, Kamloops is home to one of the largest protected grasslands in BC, Grasslands Provincial Park. The Lac du Bois Protected Area together with the Dewdrop-Rosseau Creek Wildlife Management Area provide for a continuous area of relatively undisturbed grass ecosystems providing habitat for many species at risk. 

The Kamloops area’s rugged landscape provides many year-round outdoor recreational opportunities for the fisherman with world class fly-fishing lakes, breath-taking hikes for the beginner to the advanced hiker or snowshoe enthusiast and for the mountain biker, many kilometers of cross-country established mountain biking trails.  Kamloops is home to the Kamloops Bike Ranch, Canada’s largest municipal bike park.

Due to the unique weather and landscape of this area, Kamloops is a frequent location for filming movies and television shows.  Our climate has also allowed for the development of an increasingly prominent wine scene, and the Kamloops Wine Trail has garnered global recognition for award-winning wines.  Centered at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers, Kamloops is a popular stopping point for tourists who enjoy the proximity to multiple lakes, parks, trails, and world-class destination Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort is Canada’s second largest ski area and is located just 45 mins from downtown Kamloops.  The resort is bustling with activities all throughout the year including numerous hiking trails within easy walking distance.  Nestled between three large mountains and centered around a well-appointed European-style village, the Kamloops Branch is excited to welcome you to the beautiful Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks, BC for the 2020 BCIA AGM and Conference! 

This year’s conference theme is “The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adaptation in Agrology”.  Aside from being a great song, it’s also a good reminder that we live in a constantly changing world and to be successful we need to adapt and rise to the challenge of change. 

Learning to embrace change and seek out new, diverse opportunities is essential to the future of the profession of agrology.  Recently, BC has seen many innovative technologies and emerging industries, as well as changes to legislation and even our own professional practice.  Please join the Kamloops Branch at Sun Peaks Resort Grand Hotel and Conference Centre for the 2020 BCIA AGM!   

Top banner photo: Michelle Harris.  Photo below left: Wetland Assessment (Kathryne Cunningham) Photo below right: City of Kamloops