Canadian Symposium for Damage Prevention – November 12 to 14, 2013
Your input is important!
The Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) is hosting its first Canadian Damage Prevention Symposium at the Delta Lodge in Kananaskis. This event will focus on critical issues specific to Canadian stakeholders. This will be an opportunity to meet with peers from across Canada and share knowledge & ideas.
In order to make this inaugural event the best possible, the CCGA needs to gather some information about important topics you would like covered at the event. Please follow this link to complete a brief survey:
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National Energy Board Safety Forum – June 5 and 6 in Calgary
The National Energy Board invites you to attend the upcoming Safety Forum 2013 on June 5th and 6th at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary. Registration for this no cost event is available until 17 May 2013.
Oil and Gas Industry Safety Management Issues to Be Discussed
- Building and Maintaining a Safety Culture
- Building Effective Management Systems
- Performance Measurement Role in Risk Management
Contractor Breakfast – Kelowna April 30th ~ 7 to 8:30 am
High voltage lines, oil and gas pipelines, water, sewer and fiber optics lines lie in networks underground. The consequences of damage to buried facilities must be well understood and avoided.
Fortis BC, WorkSafeBC and the BC Safety Authority invite you and your crews to a FREE contractor’s breakfast, where they will share important safety information, along with a hot meal and prizes.
Holiday Inn Express ~ 2429 Highway 97 N. in Kelowna
Register by Thursday, April 25, 2013 ~ 7:00 to 8:30 am
Call and/or Leave a Message: 250-868-4527 OR email: Carmen.Gammon@FortisBC.com
Please share this opportunity — see the attached advertisement.
Contractor Breakfasts – Quesnel and Prince George
Two locations and dates to choose from:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ~ 7:00 to 8:00 am
Sandman Hotel, 940 Chew Road
Thursday, April 25, 2013 ~ 7:00 to 8:00 am
Prince George Civic Centre 808 Civic Plaza
Register by Friday, April 19, 2013*
Call toll‐free: 1‐866‐262‐3654 (leave a message) OR
LAST CHANCE ~ Contractors’ Breakfast – Surrey – April 5th – REGISTER NOW
Click here to REGISTER NOW!!
Please distribute our poster to your members, contractors, vendors and anyone else who might benefit from attending.
The Advanced Underground Cable and Pipe Locating Seminar that was being offered after the Breakfast has been cancelled.
Lower Mainland Contractors’ Breakfast – Save the Date, Booth Space and Call for Promo Items
BCCGA and operators of buried facilities will be hosting a FREE contractors’ breakfast at the Sheraton Vancouver Guilford Hotel in Surrey on April 5th, 2013 from 7 to 8 am.
Ground disturbers – excavating contractors, road crews, public works crews, landscapers, fence installers, sign companies, farmers, homeowners and anyone else who breaks ground – will be invited to learn more about keeping themselves and their communities safe by following proper ground disturbance procedures. We are expecting 300 attendees.
A poster for advertising and sharing will be available next week, but mark your calendars.
Contractors’ Breakfasts are also being planned in Quesnel on April 24th and Prince George on April 25th. Details to follow.
We have booth space available for $100 plus HST. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
We are looking for door prizes, small participant prizes and promotional items for attendees. If you are interested in providing promotional items for attendees, we will need 300 please. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and have it delivered by April 3rd to:
BC One Call
Suite 222 - 4259 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1H1
Notice of Annual General Meeting – April 11, 2013
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on April 11, 2013 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at Spectra Energy, 1100 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.
The status of Stakeholder Seats that are up for election can be found here.
** Please note that members must have paid membership dues (2013) and be in attendance to be eligible to vote and/or stand for election and/or retain Board seat.
April is Safe Digging Month!
April 2013 will once again be National Safe Digging Month, the time of year when all Common Ground Alliance stakeholders come together to communicate how important it is that professionals and homeowners call before they dig and follow the safe digging process to help prevent injuries, property damage and inconvenient outages.
Help us promote National Safe Digging Month by including our website banner our on your website for the month of April and by proclaiming it Safe Digging Month in your municipality.
You can also use the attached banner in your email signature…
Alberta CGA Annual Safety Conference – March 5th in Lethbridge
Alberta CGA (ABCGA) is holding their Annual Safety Conference in Lethbridge, AB on March 5th for those of you who have associates and contractors in the area.
ASTTBC Unveils Plan to Prevent Skill Shortages
BC must fill more than 8,000 new job openings for technologists and technicians by 2020 – every job an opportunity for young BC adults! But our economy faces costly skill shortages, because technology career opportunities have been overlooked and under-promoted.
Introducing a “Strategic Plan for Technology Education and Skills in BC”, John Leech, Executive Director of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, told MLA’s, industry and education leaders that “Technology has become BC’s second-fastest growing career sector, employing more workers than Forestry, Mining and Oil and Gas combined.
Read more here.