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THOMAS FOREMAN

BSIA PRESIDENT

VIRTUAL WAVE OF THE FUTURE

H

appy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2021.
We are so thankful that our industry has weathered the COVID-19 storm as we

prepare to move forward into 2021 not knowing what the future holds for us.

My personal thanks to our BSIA team, our board of directors, committee members

and association members that have helped us get through this very challenging year.
We also extend our thanks to all the essential workers that have helped us navigate our
circumstances.
With your help and feedback, we have adapted many new programs in 2020 to
benefit our members and our industry and we will strive to do even more in 2021.
We are excited to have you join us Jan. 19 for our Wave of the Future event featuring
many key manufacturers and suppliers focusing on B.C. companies supporting B.C.
companies with new products and ideas. Board Member Scott Emo and his event
committee have pulled together a great day of learning for everyone. Be sure to
register as there are many presentations with loads of valuable information, some great
swag and opportunities to meet new people. It's all topped off with a happy hour social
at the end of the day with some great door prizes. Your registration fee goes to the
bursary fund that allows us to support members and their immediate families with postsecondary education funds. We have awarded more than $260,000 to members over
the past years. Let's support our industry in B.C.
And oh my goodness, where did 2020 go? We certainly did not see this pandemic
coming and cannot say that 2020 was a boring year! I do believe that most of us are
glad that 2020 is over and at least a bit optimistic planning for 2021. Some have said it
will get worse before it gets better and only time will tell that story. Let's just call last
year the Roaring 20s and close that chapter in our history book. In the meantime, we
will have to re-jig our game plan as our circumstances evolve and change even more
this year.
Speaking of change, Jackie Trafton has officially (kind of) retired after many years of
dedicated service. Jackie has contributed so much to our members, our association and
our industry and will be sincerely missed. But fortunately, the good news is that Jackie's
great smile and personality will not be gone completely as she has agreed to continue
to administer our group benefit plan and will be working with us one day a week. Thank
you, Jackie! You are the best.
On the lighter side, here are some words and phrases I hope will go away in 2021:
Coronavirus, COVID-19, flatten the curve, new reality, pivot, mask, social distancing,
pandemic, wash your hands, PPE, lockdown, Phase 3, cancelled, postponed, protocol,
quarantine, virtual, Zoom, WHO, self-isolation and shelter in place. Goodbye!
Thanks again, everyone! Happy New Year to you and your family. We love our
association and are here to make our industry a better place to work and play in. Be
sure to join us!

Thomas Foreman
www.bsiabc.ca

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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
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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 - 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
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Spring 2021 - TIME FOR BUILDING MATERIALS TO GO ALL-IN ON VIRTUAL SELLING
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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
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