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Prosperity through Partnership: 2019 ILMA Convention

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Spirit Ridge at Nk'Mip Resort

1200 Rancher Creek Rd

Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6

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The Interior Lumber Manufacturers’ Association is holding our annual convention this year at Spirit Ridge, at the Nk'Mip Resort in Osoyoos, June 16 to 18th. The event includes a trade show, educational and informational presentations, and opportunities to connect directly with colleagues in the interior forest industry. Breakfast, lunches and hosted cocktail reception are included with your pass.

This year, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Patrick Moore as our keynote speaker. Known as The Sensible Environmentalist, Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the environmental movement for more than 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace where he served as the Canadian President for nine years and as a Director of Greenpeace International for six years. He believes that too much of today’s “pop-environmentalism” is filled with sensationalism, misinformation, and fear.

His keynote address describes how trees are the answer to many questions about our future on Earth. Questions ranging from “What is the most environmentally friendly material to build our homes” to “How can we make the Earth more beautiful and green”? Wood is by far the most important renewable material and energy resource, yet much of today’s environmental movement is basically opposed to cutting trees. Dr. Moore believes we should be growing more trees and using more wood. And the way landscapes look to our eyes often deceives us into making judgments based on emotion rather than reason.

The ILMA is comprised of small and mid-sized, family-owned, and independent companies across the southern interior, from Merritt to Midway to Grasmere and all points in-between. In addition to our 13 Member companies, we also have more than 100 Associate Members, in industries ranging from silviculture, software development, harvesting, trucking and more.

Combined, our members represents $112-million in payroll for more than 1500 employees in your communities.

Our convention theme is ‘Prosperity through Partnership', and we'll have a range of presentations and panels that focus on how all parts of our industry and various stakeholders can work together for mutual benefit.

The event will begin on Sunday, June 16 with a 9-hole golf tournament at the spectacular Canyon Desert Golf Course. The convention officially opens on the morning of the 17th, and will be wrapped by late afternoon on Tuesday the 18th.

A block of hotel rooms has been set aside at the Hyatt Spirit Ridge at the Nk'Mip Resort, under the group name “ILMA”. Rates start at $169, and are available for dates both immediately before and after the convention if you would like to stay and enjoy some of the great hospitality and tourism opportunities that Osoyoos has to offer. (cut-off date to book rooms at the discounted rate is May 10). Call 1-877-803-7534 to book your room.

We look forward to seeing you in Osoyoos, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our event planner, Judith Barnaby, directly at 250-858-3466, or barnaby.judith@gmail.com

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Spirit Ridge at Nk'Mip Resort

1200 Rancher Creek Rd

Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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