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2017 TRADES EXPO - Trades Challenge: CONCRETE

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Agriplex - Cloverdale Fairgrounds

6050 176 Street

Surrey, BC V3S 4E7


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2 DAYS - Concrete Trade Challenge

Welcome to the World of 'blue-collar' TRADES. It's not all about work. Come and have some fun at this year's TRADE CHALLENGE. Win some great prizes, enjoy the Trade Style BBQ, make connections, and get caught up on Trades gossip.

1. No Skill - Attention Students and those exploring the trades (Fri Oct 27, 2017)
2. Yes Skill - Attention all 'on the tools' Concrete Finishers (Sat Oct 28, 2017)

1. No Skill
Amateur Concrete Trade Challenge - What's in it for you?
Date: Fri Oct. 27, 2017
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Limited Space: 24
Registration: Free

See if you have what it takes to enter the world of Concrete. Join a very unique group on tradespeople who build our world. From the highest skyscraper to bridges, sidewalks, houses, and driveways. Concrete is everywhere.

Registration includes event admission for both days and the winners (3) will have an opportunity to speak with contractors looking to take new talent under their wings as well as particpate in an actual 'concrete pour' in the city of Surrey. You'll get to point to a permanent structure and be able to say with pride "I did that". Remember 70% of exisitng trades are retiring. The opportunities have never been greater! Try it you never know it might be for you.

Who should register: Students, Youth, Women, Career Changers, New to the area.

The Challenge:

  1. Watch a 1 ½ minute YouTube clip

  2. Try your hand at the trade

  3. Best flat finish - Winners (3)
    • $50 gift card of your choice
    • Bragging rights province wide

    Meet with tradespeople looking for new talent
    Winners are then taken on a real concrete job with qualified Red Seal Journeyman to experience the trade first hand in the city of surrey.

2. Yes Skill
Skilled Concrete Trade Challenge - What's in it for you?
Date: Sat Oct. 28, 2017
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Limited Space: 21
Registration: $40.00

Come have some fun. Enter the 'skilled' level trade challenge. Winner gets $500 in cash prize money and provincial bragging rights.

Registration includes event admission for both days as well as a ticket to this year's 'trade style' pig roast bbq and craft beer garden, and of course a T-shirt. We'll buy the food and you buy and enjoy a craft beer with your buddies and catch up on industry trade gossip with the rest of the trades.

Also remember existing trades are being sought in the succession planning going on with employers as 70% of the existing seasoned trades begin to retire. Meaning if you have 5 years plus experience come and talk with some of the concrete contractors as they look to recruit and move exisitng talent into more senior positions. If you're in the trade - IT'S TIME TO MOVE UP IN THE RANKS!

Who should register: On the tools, experienced Concrete Finishers.

The Challenge:

  1. Blindfold finish
    • Hand finish 2 x 6 surface

  2. Best flat hand finish - Winner (1)
    • Grand Prize $500 cash
    • Bragging rights province wide
    • Swag pack



Agriplex - Cloverdale Fairgrounds
6050A-176th Street,
Surrey, British Columbia V3S 4E7

Event Date/Time:

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 | 9:00am - 4:30pm



TICKETS: $ 5.00 Single Ticket *
$Free Amateur Trade Challenge Package
$40.00 Skilled Trade Challenge Package *
$30.00 Pig Roast and Craft Beer Package *
* plus GST & eventbrite service charge

1. Amateur Trade Challenge: TICKETS: FREE. Winners: Bragging Rights and great Prizes

Concrete ♦ Drywalling ♦ Carpentry ♦ Check back for more...

1. Skilled Trade Challenge: TICKETS: $40.00 (plus GST). Winners: Cash Prize, Bragging Rights BBQ, T-Shirt

Concrete ♦ Drywalling ♦ Carpentry ♦ Check back for more...

2. Pig Roast & Craft Beer Garden: TICKETS: $30.00 (plus GST). Must be 19+ years plus.

A true 'TRADE STYLE' bbq and craft beer experience. Enjoy an afternoon of good fun, good, food,
and good drink with your buddies.

Please note during the event, you may be photographed or appear in our promotional video footage.

If your interested in learning more about becoming an exhibitor or have questions regarding the event please contact us via email at admin@trades-expo.ca for further inquiries.

Don't miss your chance to attend the premiere trades industry event of the year to learn how to make more money in the trades and make valuable connections that will positively impact your business and professional development! Get your tickets before they're sold out!

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