Back Row (L-R): VRCA Events & Sponsorship Manager Jennifer Jones, Life Members Clark Campbell, Ron Fettback, Tony Everett, Joe Burnett, Larry Mierau, Rick Stockstad, John Hiebert; U40 Past Chair Brian Trann; VRCA President Donna Grant; Life Member Don Vandervoort; VRCA Chair Richard Shipway; Life Member Ron McFee
Front Row (L-R): Life Members Len Robinson, Patrick Dennett, Larry Gibson, Robert Lashin; VRCA Vice Chair Craig Mitchell; Life Member Paul Myers
Missing from photo: Life Members Wilson Beck, Dolphe Hoffman, Bob Jenkins, Ray Marquis, Grant McMillan, Marina Pratchett, Terry Tjorhom, Anibal Valente, Mike Wilson
A Special Thank you
Our treasured VRCA Life Members gathered last week for a luncheon in their honour, hosted by VRCA at the historic Hart House in Burnaby. Due to the pandemic, the Life Members’ AGM had been cancelled for the past two years, so many of these great friends had not seen each other since May 2019.
VRCA Life Members are a truly inspiring group of construction legends who have left a lasting legacy on our industry and in their many years as volunteers with the Association. For dramatic tales of perseverance, innovation, and sheer grit, any of this group could keep one regaled for hours! A shared pride in the wonderful work that was donated to Honour House was a particular pleasure to witness.
We are very excited to be planning upcoming mentorship events that will include our Life Members! Watch for additional information in the months ahead.
We were sad to mark the passing of two Life Members this year who each left their mark on our association and our hearts. Al Webster and Gary Nikolai were toasted by all at the luncheon, with many kind words for all they had done.