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BSIA NEWS AND EVENTS

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BY ALEX TAYLOR, COMMITTEE CHAIR

BSIA OFC/
ALUMNI NEWS

T

he BSIA Alumni committee was
formed about 10 years ago. The
most frequent question we are
asked is, " Who are you guys and what
do you do? " The OFC/Alumni are
a group of retired men and women
from the building supply industry. We
have worked in retail lumberyards
and as sales representatives,
manufacturers' representatives
and owners. We all grew up in the
industry and have gained friends
over our working years. Whether they
were customers or competitors, we
are friends. We meet two to three
times a year for breakfast or lunch
to gather and just talk and laugh. We
remember good times and tough
times. We renew our friendships. If
you are new to retirement or thinking
about retiring call or email the BSIA
and join our club. All are welcome.
Events over the last year have
prevented us from meeting, but when
COVID is gone we will be back in
full swing. 

RAISING THE BAR: ONLINE AND
IN-PERSON EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL
MEDIA AND SALES MASTERY

H

ow do you combine both an
in-person education course
with online participants at
home? That is what BSIA figured out
for both the Social Media course with
instructor Jeanette Martin on Oct. 28,
2020 and the Sales Mastery course
with instructor Patrick von Pander on
Oct. 27, 2020. With modified health
restrictions and flexible instructors, the
BSIA created successful courses with
positive feedback from participants at
home and in person. We look forward
to Jeanette and Patrick's exceptional
instruction in 2021 with Social Media
on March 18 and Sales Mastery on
Sept. 22. Depending on the world
health situation, these courses may
be held in person, a combination
of in person and online or entirely
online through Zoom. We aim to
serve BSIA members and continually
raise the bar in our ability to help
you and your teams engage with

The BSIA Sales Mastery course with
Patrick von Pander on Oct. 27, 2020.

The BSIA Social Media course with
Jeanette Martin on Oct. 28, 2020.

cutting edge information, network
with other professionals and influence
your customers and impact your
bottom line. 

BSIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS & EDUCATION
Jan. 19: BSIA 2021 Wave of the Future:
Product Expo & PK Sessions

May 5: PK Wednesday (product
showcase/knowledge/launch)

Sept. 20: BSIA/BCFCA Bowling Night,
Burnaby, REVS*

Feb. 25: BSIA AGM, Vinoscenti
Vineyards, Surrey (in person* and online)

May 6: Nanaimo Golf Tournament and
Orion Tour*

Sept. 22: Sales Mastery, BSIA/BCFCA
office (in person* and online)

March 3: PK Wednesday (product
showcase/knowledge/launch)

May 12: Microsoft Excel Level 1 & 2,
BCFCA/BSIA office (in person*
and online)

Sept. 24: BCFCA Estimating and Sales
Essentials, BCFCA office*

March 5, 6: Construction Expo 2021
March 10, 11: Plumbing & Electrical,
Victoria or Surrey
March 18: Social Media Seminar, BSIA/
BCFCA office (in person* and online)
March 22, 23: Estimating Fundamentals
& Residential, BSIA office*
March 24, 25: Estimating Residential,
BSIA office*
March 25: Spring Online Networking
(Happy hour, breakouts and virtual
wine tasting)
March 26: Principles of Yard &
Warehouse Operations, BSIA office (in
person* and online)
March 29: Estimating and Sales
Essentials, BCFCA office*
April 7: PK Wednesday (product
showcase/knowledge/launch)
April 23: Night at the Races, Elements
Casino, Cloverdale*

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May 19: Microsoft Excel Level 2 & 3,
BCFCA/BSIA office (in person* and online)
May 20: Interior Golf Tournament Black
Mountain and Orion Tour*

Sept. 27, 28: BSIA Estimating
Fundamentals, BSIA office*
Sept. 29, 30: Estimating Residential,
BSIA office*

June 2: PK Wednesday (product
showcase/knowledge/launch)

Oct. 1: Principle of Yard & Warehouse
Operations, BSIA office (in person*
and online)

June 3: Ladies Golf Tournament, Surrey
Golf Club*

Oct. 6: PK Wednesday (product
showcase/knowledge/launch)

June 8: Lower Mainland Golf
Tournament, Northview Golf*

Oct. 13: Microsoft Excel Level 1 & 2, BSIA/
BCFCA office (in person* and online)

July 8: Member Breakfast, Vinoscenti
Vineyards (in person* and online)

Oct. 14: BCFCA/BSIA Pumpkin Patch,
Port Kells Nursery*

Aug. 14: Sturgeon Fishing, Fraser River*
Sept. 8: PK Wednesday (product
showcase/knowledge/launch)

Oct. 20: Microsoft Excel Level 2 & 3,
BSIA/BCFCA office (in person*
and online)

Sept. 9: Social Media Seminar, BSIA/
BCFCA office

Oct. 28: Plumbing, BSIA office*
Oct. 29: Electrical, BSIA office*

Sept. 11: Slo-Pitch Tournament, Softball
City, South Surrey*

Nov. 27: BCFCA/BSIA Skate with Santa,
Langley Events Centre*

Sept. 16, 17: Victoria Golf, Tour & VI
Committee Meeting*

(*Event date subject to change due to
COVID-19 pandemic)
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021

CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WAVE OF THE FUTURE – PRODUCT EXPO AND PK SESSIONS
BSIA NEWS AND EVENTS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
IN MEMORIAM
ORION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
BURSARY RECIPIENTS
TIME FOR BUILDING MATERIALS TO GO ALL-IN ON VIRTUAL SELLING
LAST WORD
BSIA’S AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM & BENEFITS
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MARKETPLACE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - Intro
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - cover1
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - WAVE OF THE FUTURE – PRODUCT EXPO AND PK SESSIONS
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 8
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 9
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 10
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - IN MEMORIAM
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - ORION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - BURSARY RECIPIENTS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 15
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - TIME FOR BUILDING MATERIALS TO GO ALL-IN ON VIRTUAL SELLING
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 17
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - 18
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - LAST WORD
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - BSIA’S AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM & BENEFITS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MARKETPLACE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - cover3
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