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B.C. Landscape & Nursery Association Publication

2013 Event r Calenda

BCLNA 60th Anniversary:

1953 to 1963 BCLNA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

February 2013 E-Issue


WINTER 2012

EDITOR Michelle Manson DESIGNER Hiwire Creative Group Ltd. ADVERTISING Suvan Breen | t. 604.575.3516 HortWest is the newsletter of the BC Landscape & Nursery Association. For further information, contact us at: Suite 102, 5783-176A Street Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 6S6 t. 604.575.3500 | f. 604.574.7773 HortWest is owned by the BC Landscape & Nursery Association, and is published 6 times a year. Views expressed inside do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of the Association, but are those of the writer concerned. Material may not be reprinted from this magazine without consent of the publisher. All advertising and editorial material are to be received one month in advance of mail out date. HortWest is mailed under Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement N. 0288608. This magazine is printed in Canada by New Wave Print & Publishing Inc. BCLNA DIRECTORY DAVID ADKINS Industry Development Landscape 604.575.3510 / dadkins@bclna.com Contact for: Landscape issues including standards and bylaws, landscape certification programs, Landscape Awards of Excellence, Landscape Commodity Meetings HEDY DYCK Nursery & Retail Industry Development 604.575.3505 / hdyck@bclna.com Contact for: Grower & Garden Retail issues and advocacy, Education, Labour and Projects

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HEIDI HENDERSON Membership 604.575.3502 / hhenderson@bclna.com Contact for: Membership services, CRM administration (Membee), CanWest registration, Special Event Support, Member Awards JOY DEMELO Certification & Events 604.575.3501 / jdemelo@bclna.com Contact for: Landscape Industry Certification, Landscape Awards of Excellence, Environmental Stewardship Award & Events KAREN DEJONG - ELLERY CanWest Hort Show / Marketing & Communications Manager 604.575.3504 / kdejong@bclna.com Contact for: CanWest Hort Show, general marketing LESLEY TANNEN CEO 604.575.3506 / ltannen@bclna.com Contact for: Board of Directors LINDA WING Bookkeeper 604.575.3507 / accounting@bclna.com MICHELLE LINFORD Industry Services 604.575.3511 / mlinford@bclna.com Contact for: Grower, Retailer & Landscape Commodity Support, Event Support, Office Administration SUVAN BREEN Sales & Marketing 604.575.3516 / sbreen@bclna.com Contact for: HortWest ad sales, CanWest Hort Show booth sales, event sponsorship

B.C. Landscape & Nursery Association Publication

February 2013 E-Issue

ON THE COVER: Photo of succulents for sale at David Hunter Garden Center in Vancouver's Kitsilano. Image by Michelle Manson

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MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN I’d like to welcome everyone into the New Year, and hope everyone has a renewed sense of energy to tackle 2013. The BCLNA has lined up some great events this year, so please take a look at the calendar on page 4 & 5 and find something to take part in this year. There are 20 new landscape-related items listed on the calendar, as well as five commodity meetings which will now include education workshops. The BC Home & Garden Show is a cost effective and fun way to promote your business for a reduced rate and take part in a lively event. The BCLNA fundraising auction is always a good time, and this year’s Casino Theme will surely be no different. I encourage you to take part in the educational workshops and commodity meetings this year. It’s a great way to meet new people in the industry and gain insight from your peers.

This year commemorates 60 years of the BCLNA working for its members to establish a strong industry, and professional standards. Each issue of HortWest will highlight the past six decades with photographs and a timeline of events that shaped that decade. We hope you enjoy taking a look back into our history! I encourage all of you to really distinguish your company as an industry leader this year by engaging in professional development and education. By committing to education and certification for yourself, and your staff, you are setting a higher standard for professional and personal growth. Your clients will notice it, and your employees will appreciate it. ✿

Tim Loewen, Board Chairman B.C. Landscape & Nursery Association

THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LANDSCAPE STANDARD 2012

NEW PROFESSIONAL FORMATTED BINDER, WITH SEPARATED SECTIONS & 1500 REVISIONS Some of the highlights of the 2012 edition are: • Reformatting for ease of reading.

• Addition of Section 17, Hard Landscape.

BC LANDSCAPE STANDARD

• Revision of 7 sections – 2,4,5,6,7,8,9.

To find out how you can obtain a copy, please contact: landscapestandard@bclna.com ✿

DSCAPE STANDARD

ISBN 978-0-9688396-1-4

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JANUARY

2 0 1 3

KEEP CURRENT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Landscape Certification, Written Exam only, BCLNA Office, Surrey www.bclna.com

FEBRUARY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 26th Annual BCLNA Auction United Flower Growers, Burnaby Preview 3:00pm; auction 4:30pm www.bclna.com

Landscape Commodity Meeting www.bclna.com

MARCH

Landscape Certification Vancouver Island Pacific Horticulture College, Victoria Deadline to register is February 15

Growers’ Commodity Meeting www.bclna.com

20–24: BC Home & Garden Show BC Place Stadium, Vancouver www.bchomeandgardenshow.com

Growers Short Course Bradner Hall, Abbotsford www.bclna.com

BC Horticultural Education Day, 8:30 am till 3:30 pm Van Dusen Gardens Visitor Centre, Vancouver, http://vancouver.ca/vandusen/

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 BCLNA Pruning Workshop Art’s Nursery, Langley

APRIL

MAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15 16 17 18 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

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Landscape Commodity Meeting www.bclna.com

9 10 11 12 13 14 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 17 18 19 20 21 22 31 31

Certification Primer Day Irrigation Primer Day, Langley 9:00 am till 4:00 pm


KEEP CURRENT Landscape Commodity Meeting Certification Primer Day, Small Equipment Primer Day, Langley. 9:00 am till 4:00 pm.

OCTOBER

JUNE

5 5 13 18

Growers’ Commodity Meeting

10 18 19 23

Growers’ Commodity Meeting Landscape Certification Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley. Deadline to register is October 4.

Landscape Commodity Meeting

BCLNA Annual Golf Tournament, Redwoods Golf Course, Langley

SEPTEMBER

12 18 19 18

Landscape Commodity Meeting

DECEMBER

AUGUST

21

NOVEMBER

JULY

5 6

Landscape Certification, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley. Deadline to register is June 21.

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Growers’ Commodity Meeting

BCLNA Industry Christmas Party

Growers’ Commodity Meeting CanWest Hort Show, Vancouver Convention Centre www.canwesthortshow.com

BCLNA AGM

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BCLNA MEMBER BENEFITS 2013 MEMBER BENEFITS Click on the logos below and take advantage of the following member benefits offered throughout the year:

Savings for small companies or individuals. Group extended health and dental benefit providers. Also offer life and disability insurance. Contact V DiMeglio at 604.533.9813 or lu@schmunkgattsmith.com BCLNA liability insurance provider. Contact Melanie Stefiuk at 604.293.1481 or melanie.stefiuk@hubinternational.com

MEMBER QUOTE Michelle Pain – TerraLink Horticulture Inc.

I believe in volunteering with the BCLNA as a way to influence the direction of my industry. I like having a say in decisions that will affect my business. Also the networking opportunities within the organization have had a positive impact on both my career and personal network.

NEW MEMBERS Final Approval

The BCLNA welcomes the following new members as of the November 19, 2012, board meeting:

CC Equipment Sales Ltd., Arka Chorbajian & Johnny Gosal, Burnaby, Associate Carlton Plants LLC, Jon Bartch & Lori Spence, Dayton, Out of Province Fisher Farms, LLC, Bob Terry & Jerry Brown, Gaston, Out of Province Van’s Nurseries Inc., Bill Vander Zalm, Ladner, Active Grower

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Stormtech, Dickie, Trimark, Pioneer, Gildan, Hanes & Russel. Embroidery & Silk screening options. BCLNA preferred supplier which benefits the BCLNA members. Contact George Cook @ 604.322.1611 or cell 604.908.6407 or email george@creative-embroidery.com BCLNA Landscape ListServe Communicate with hundreds of members throughout the province or share industry related information. BCLNA PlantSourcer Allows you to source all your plants by sending one email that goes out to hundreds of member nurseries all over BC. ✿

The BCLNA welcomes the following new members as of the December 10, 2012, board meeting:

Allgreen Landscaping, Frank Schortinghuis, Lantzville, Active Landscaper Mother Earth Gardens & Design Inc., Marian Volkman, Port Coquitlam, Active Landscaper Tentative Approval The following company will become a BCLNA member at the January 21, 2013 meeting unless a member provides a valid reason for not accepting the application:

0758776 BC Ltd., Harv Jhally, Abbotsford, Associate


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT ANNE KULA

Q: What do you do and where do you do it? A: We do landscape design, installation, and maintenance. We also provide arborist reports. Our main area of work is South Surrey, Delta, and Langley. Q: How long have you been a BCLNA member? A: I’ve been a member since 2006. Q: What attracted you to become a member? A: The networking with fellow landscapers was the main draw. This has turned out to be a wealth of information and help to me as a small business just starting out. As well, all the educational opportunities have been great. It is important to keep up-todate with new goings-on in the industry and BCLNA is a good way to do that.

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Q: How are you involved in BCLNA? What do you enjoy about being the LAG chair? What do you do? A: I am the chairperson of the Landscape Commodity and as such, the voice of landscapers to the board of directors. This has been very interesting so far, learning about all the different areas of the horticultural business and trying to come up with new ideas and solutions to address the issues and problems that arise. Getting to meet more of my fellow landscapers is a bonus – I like meeting people and this has been a great opportunity for that.

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NEWS BULLETIN LETTER FROM BARB NELSON Good morning everyone, I want to thank all of you for the wonderful book of messages and pictures and the gift certificate to Spa Utopia. I appreciate all the thought and effort that went into making the book and it’s something that I will treasure always. (It still makes me cry when I read it!) You are a fantastic group of people to have worked with and I hope that maybe we will have the opportunity to work together on something in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Barb ✿

PARA SPACE LANDSCAPING INC. NAMED A TOP BC EMPLOYER

BCBusiness Magazine has recognized this well-known Vancouver landscaping company as one of the best companies to work for in BC in 2012. With their strong commitment to developing their staff into knowledgeable experts in the area of landscaping and horticulture, Para Space has shown they are a leader in landscaping and in business. Their quality service to clients and challenging work environment earned them a spot among the ranks of the top BC employers. Congratulations! ✿

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FUNDRAISING AUCTION This year’s “Casino-Themed” auction is being held Tuesday, February 12 at United Flower Growers in Burnaby. This is BCLNA’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Over $27,000 was raised last year with proceeds going market development, various scholarships to students enrolled in Horticulture Programs and a complimentary exam fee for a Landscape Industry Certified Technician. To donate please visit: http://bclna.com/bclna-fundraising-auction/ ✿

BC HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Promote your business while answering questions from potential customers in BCLNA’s “Ask the Professionals” booth from February 20 to 24, 2013 at the BC Home & Garden Show at BC Place Stadium. With approximately 60,000 guests expected to attend over five days, you have the chance to show your expertise, meet potential clients, and promote the value of quality landscapes. There will be a booth orientation session held in early February. To register for your time slot, please contact Joy Demelo at jdemelo@bclna.com or download the registration form online at: http://bclna.com/bc-home-garden-show/ ✿

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1953 1962

THAT WAS THEN... Organizations, like families and individuals, change over time. Our memories are inevitably selective and events are remembered by some, and forgotten by others. Who was it who said, “Ah, the past, it never was as good or as bad as we seem to think it was”?

Ten years ago, the BCLNA published a great retrospective of the Association. As we move through 2013, the 60th anniversary of organized horticulture in BC, we will offer a much more modest snapshot of some highlights and images from each of the past six decades.

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1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Industry • • • •

Lloyd Smith leads discussion to form a BC nursery association Industry newletter started 1st garden show at Seaforth Armories 1st short course at UBC

Province • 29 days of rain in January

Beyond • • • •

Princess Elizabeth crowned queen Korean War ended Edmund Hillary & Tensing Norqay summited Mt. Everest CP flew non-stop Tokyo to Vancouver in 13 hrs, 51 minutes

Industry • 34 members of LMD of CAN • FLORA begins publishing

Province • • • • •

Granville St. bridge opens Vancouver voters OK 6-day shopping BC Lions first season Victoria Commonwealth Games Roger Bannister runs 4 min mile

Industry • First convention of BC Division of CAN with 8 exhibitors weather reaks havoc on growers & buyers

Province • 1st Grey Cup in Vancouver

Beyond • Disneyland opens • CP flew Vancouver to Amsterdam in 18 hrs

1953 1954

1955

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• Annual conven 11 exhibitors

Province

• BC pop = 1,398 • 6,000 people s Haley & the Co Kerrisdale Aren

1956


Industry • New name: Horticulture Trade Association of BC • Host the national convention

Industry • Malis Davis of David Hunter provides association support space at Kingsway Garden Shop

Province • 11-day BC International Trade Show @ Ex Park • Vancouverites can direct dial

Province • Second Narrows Bridge opens • 100th Anniversay of the Colony of BC • Pro baseball comes to BC

Beyond

Henry Eddie, President in 1953, 1954 and 1961

• Wayne Gretzky born

Beyond • Avro Arrow flies • USA joins space race

Industry • Two day convention scholarship for UBC Horticulture students started February 1955, Back row L to R: Bill Stennson, President of Canadian Association of Nurserymen, Al Hardy, Doug Christie, and David Hunter. Front row L to R: Bob Burns, National Secretary, Lloyd Smith, Frank Addison, and Ernie Clark

Province

Industry • New name: BC Nurserymen’s Association • BCNTA Co-op provided recycled pots

Province • Harry Jerome sets 220 Yrd world record • Deas Island Tunnel opens

Beyond • Avro Arrow Dies • Russian rocket hits the Moon

• 1st Annual Van. International Film Festival • 1st Annual Van. International Air Show

Beyond • Cdn $ pegged to US $ • TransCanada Highway opens

Province • Elvis Presley @ Empire Stadium

Province • BCIT opens • Harry Jerome sets 100 M world record • Nitoke Memorial Gardens @ UBC open

Beyond

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1957

• Sputnik in space

Beyond • First nations people on reserve get the vote

1958

1961 1959

1960

1962

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INDUSTRY BITS NEW EXAM FOR LAWN CARE TECHNICIANS

The Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician exam is the newest exam available to individuals across Canada and the USA. This credential is directly linked to the practice of the profession and reflects what you should already know as a lawn care practitioner. Like all of the Landscape Industry Certified designations, this exam is based on the principles of validity (how close it relates to the job), reliability (how objective the test is) and defensibility (how well it holds up to scrutiny). The first step in this is always development of an occupational standard. Using a panel of subject matter experts, from as wide a cross-section of industry as possible.

The exam consists of a 100 multiple choice questions focusing on the following topics: • Turfgrass, weed, pest, and disease identification • Pest control strategies, economic impact thresholds, and cultural practices • Ability to read labels and guidelines and calculate area to be treated (basic math skills) • Basic soil science and soil sampling • Application techniques • Environmental and weather impact of applied products • Regulatory compliance

Exams will be available across the country as part of scheduled written test dates.

• Proper loading, accident procedures, reports, and spill

To find a test date near you and to download an application form, please visit www.landscapeindustrycertified.org ✿

• Vehicle and equipment maintenance

management • Basic sales and customer communications

2012 ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD The 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award was presented during the Industry Christmas Party on December 6, 2012. Sheldon Ridout of The Silent Gardener Ltd. took the first place award, with Honorable Mention going to The Silent Crew. Sheldon Ridout was able to demonstrate an extensive scope of practices such as noise reduction, IPM, biological control, use of organic fertilizers, composting, and staff education. The Silent Gardener Ltd.’s commitment to environmental stewardship over the past 12 years in the Vancouver area is truly a great achievement.

The Silent Crew, who took Honorable Mention demonstrated innovation by the use of tricycles in order to reduce emissions that motorized vehicles would cause, while reducing noise pollution. The Environmental Stewardship Awards was based on a points system which includes some of the following criteria: reduced environmental impact, improved selection and use of non-invasive plant material, unique concepts and innovations, and education. Thank you to judges Rod Nateros, Michelle Nakano, and Paulus Vrijmoed for reviewing the projects. ✿

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PLANTING PROFITS Advertise and see your business bloom in 2013!

With HortWest, your advertising dollar reaches Western Canada’s ornamental horticulture industry decision makers. It is the most efficient method available for reaching those companies who purchase horticultural and landscape products and services.

WHO SHOULD ADVERTISE? Landscape Suppliers | Product Distributors Product Manufacturers | Wholesale Nurseries Wholesale Nursery Suppliers | Education Institutes

FEATURES • BOOK 4 PRINT ADS & RECEIVE 2 BONUS E-ISSUE ADS • Total Circulation: 2000+ Thousands of hits to your live links • Published 6 times per year – 4 hard copy and 2 e-issues • All ads appear in electronic version and are linked to your company website • Full Color Magazine • 15% BCLNA Member Discount • Ad space sizes to fit any marketing budget and plan • Classifieds: For Sale, For Hire, Employment, Business Opportunities, Training Marketplace and Advertorial Opprtunities!

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CHRISTMAS PARTY BCLNA INDUSTRY CHRISTMAS PARTY

On December 6, 2012, BCLNA members engaged in an exciting evening event, celebrating the winter season and highlighting members and award winners at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre. âœż

The Landscape Awards of Excellence and the Environmental Stewardship Awards were given out that night. Winning projects will be highlighted in the upcoming Spring Issue of HortWest. Dinner Sponsor

Reception Sponsors

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Wine Sponsor


Another fun Industry Christmas Party with a special guest appearance by Santa! Thank you to Jim from Gemstone for generously donating $200 back from the winning proceeds.

Another special acknowledgment to Cable Baker, who is stepping down from the Board, for all the years he has contributed to the Association.

We started the evening with two special acknowledgments. First to Barb Nelson for the years she dedicated to BCLNA!

Thank you to Michael Kato and special helper Heike Stippler for collecting funds for the 50/50 draw, with proceeds going to the Jane Stock Foundation.

Thank you to all those who volunteered to help, the generous door prize sponsors, and to our fun and fabulous hosts for the evening, Leanne Johnson and Miles Hunter.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY BCLNA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Vandusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre February 27th, 8:30–3:30 pm Cost: Members $100, Nonmembers $150

PROGRAM Landscape & Retail Commodities

ED Committee & Speakers

Staff

8:30–9:00

Registration & Welcome

Anne, Jeff, Leanne

David, Michelle

9:00–10:00

Presentations

Sharon Jung

PST - Ministry Of Finance 30-40 mins

Gov Outreach Project Team

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Possibly Celina Sandaker Bowman Associates

Coffee

Caterer Truffles

10:00–10:10

Landscape Program

ED Committee & Speakers

10:10–12:10

Roy Provost + Q & A.  Networking A Key Strategy for Small Business

Roy Provost

12:10–1:00

Lunch & Networking

Caterer Truffles

1:00–2:30

Sharon Swan. BDI Using  behavioral interviewing techniques to improve recruiting success

Sharon Swan

2:30–2:45

Coffee

Caterer Truffles

2:45–3:15

Sharon Swan+ Q & A. 

Sharon Swan

3:15–3:30

Wrap up

Anne, Jeff, Leanne

3:30–4:00

Tidy up

David, Michelle

2013

Vancouver Convention Centre, West

SHOW: SEPTEMBER 18 - 19, 2013

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Staff

SAVE THE DATE!

FOR BOOTH SPACE CONTACT SUVAN BREEN: SBREEN@BCLNA.COM; 604.575.3516 12-11-01 10:19 AM


SPEAKERS SEMINARS & BIO

Roy Provost

Sharon Smith-Swan

Successful Business Networking, A Key Strategy for SMEs and Larger Businesses

Significantly Improve Your Recruiting Success Using Behavioral Interviewing Techniques

• What does a great networker do? • How to become known as the best in your market, (Review other small businesses have transformed their businesses into “The Talk of the Town, How do I spread the good news about my business?) • Building successful referrals/relationship selling attracting and retaining prosperous customers. • Effective branding & getting your brand out to the right customers. • How do I teach my employees to network and promote (sell) my business? • How do I make a lasting impression on a potential client? (residential, commercial, LA.) • The do’s and don’ts of networking.

Roy Prevost is unique in North America in the area of preparing small business for the New Economy. Roy is a management consultant and strategist with more than 25 years of experience in all facets of marketing, wholesale, retail, and manufacturing industry. He has presented more than 250 workshops as well as guest lectured at Simon Fraser University on the Future Consumer. As a customer service strategist and small business crusader, Roy has contributed to The Financial Post, The National Post, CTV, Shaw Cable, Rogers Cable and community newspapers across North America.

The best predictor of future performance is past performance in similar situations.  Research tells us that 80 percent of job candidates live remarkably consistent lives. The BDI interview is a structured pattern of jobrelated questions designed to probe the candidate’s past behaviour in specific situations and provide the interviewer with enough information to make the right hiring decision. This organized, structured approach provides each candidate with equal opportunity in the job interview. Questions are prepared in advance and all candidates are asked the same questions. This process will allow you to: • Match changing job requirements with the most qualified internal or external candidate. • Decrease costs associated with bad hires by targeting the competencies for success in a job. • Ensure consistency of evaluation by assessing all candidates against the same standards. • Improve the transparency of the selection process by clearly communicating the required competencies to the candidate being interviewed.

Seminar participants will learn to get a STAR answer from candidates (Situation, Task, Action & Results). This answer will provide detailed, factual, and specific information with which to assess a candidate’s suitability for the position. This seminar is highly participatory with dozens of examples provided by the facilitator and the opportunity for participant questions. Sharon Smith-Swan leads by example. A powerful public speaker, she brings extensive experience in researching, designing and delivering presentations to a variety of companies and nonprofit organizations. Keynotes are custom designed for each client, situation, and audience. Sharon’s quick wit and sense of humor and her ability to involve each person in the audience make her a role model for Speaking With Confidence. Motivate employees to manage change, give effective sales presentations, deliver superior customer service – and contribute to your organization’s success. ✿ HortWest February 2013 E-Issue |

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LANDSCAPE CLIPPINGS BCLNA PRUNING WORKSHOP March 7, 2013, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Arts Nursery Ltd. 8940 - 192nd St., Surrey, BC Members $125, Non-members $175 • Join our group of qualified, experienced instructors who will start the day with a panel style orientation and then practical hands-on techniques in the field. • Choosing the right tool for the job Timing • Natural Target Pruning – Where to make the cuts • Natural Target Pruning – DDD, structure, size, clearance • Standard principles and practices – ANSI, CODIT, BC Landscape Standard • Safety – MSI, RSI, PPE • Basic tool care – sharpening, sanitation, storage Participants should dress for the weather and bring their PPE, clean, sharp secateurs and a handsaw. Landscape Industry Certified & ISA approved for 5 CEU's! ✿

2013 CERTIFICATION TEST DATES January 30th, 2013 Written exam only BCLNA Office, Surrey Deadline to register is January 21th March 1st & 2nd, 2013 Pacific Horticulture College, Victoria Deadline to register is February 15th July 5th & 6th, 2013 Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley Deadline to register is June 21th October 18th & 19th, 2013 Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley Deadline to register is October 4th ✿

CERTIFICATION PRIMER DAYS Irrigation Primer Day Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 Langley, BC 9:00am – 4:00pm Small Equipment Primer Day Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Langley, BC. 9:00am – 4:00pm Registration coming soon! For more details and to find out how to register, please visit www.bclna.com ✿ 18 | HortWest February 2013 E-Issue


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