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VRCA Board Accepts Resignation of President Donna Grant

By |May 19th, 2023|In The News|

Vancouver, BC – May 19, 2023 – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association ("VRCA") 's Board of Directors announced the resignation of its President, Donna Grant. Ms. Grant's final day was May 15, 2023. During her tenure with the VRCA Ms. Grant was responsible for numerous successes, including the creation of two signature events celebrating women [...]

2023 Construction Leadership Forum Highlights!

By |May 18th, 2023|In The News|

And that's a wrap on the 2023 Construction Leadership Forum! The 2023 CLF was a huge success, thanks to our amazing attendees, speakers, and VRCA staff! We kicked off the weekend in Whistler with an exciting game of axe-throwing, where participants spent the afternoon trying to score a bullseye for their team while networking [...]

VRCA Division Meeting Updates

By |April 24th, 2023|In The News|

VRCA Division Meeting Updates  VRCA Division meetings can be the most valuable time spent with your membership. For the health and prosperity of our industry and the success of our members’ businesses, the opportunity to speak with industry peers is paramount. Recently the decision was made to limit access to Division meetings to those [...]

Congratulations 2023 VRCA Bursary recipients!

By |February 13th, 2023|In The News|

We are grateful and overwhelmed by our members’ tremendous response as we complete the first-ever VRCA Bursary Awards Program. Congratulations to each of our very deserving 2023 VRCA Bursary recipients and many thanks to our Bursary Partners who generously contributed to provide eight $1,000 bursaries. Fort Modular presenting to Sorrel Dumaresq, Electrical Foundation [...]

Congratulations to the new VRCA 2023/24 Board of Directors!

By |February 13th, 2023|In The News|

Congratulations to the new VRCA 2023/24 Board of Directors. We are very pleased to welcome the following newly elected directors to the team: Scott Adkins, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Scott Harcus, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Paul Demeule, Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Corey Dandurand, Victaulic Company We are also very happy [...]

2023 Awards of Excellence Nominations are Now Open!

By |February 2nd, 2023|In The News|

What better way to celebrate your hard work than with a project nomination for the Awards of Excellence! Through this competition, you will have the opportunity to showcase your company’s commitment to quality, professionalism, and craftmanship. Three Silver Award winners will be selected in 17 project categories, for their use of innovative techniques, new materials, safety records, and exceptional project [...]

2023 YCL Committee

By |January 30th, 2023|In The News|

Elections for the VRCA Young Construction Leaders (“YCL”) 2023 Committee were completed January 26, 2023. We thank Kyle Davis, 2022 Past Chair, for his many years of commitment to the to the Young Construction Leaders, for his efforts in rebranding from the former U40, and in drafting new Terms of Reference, which were approved [...]

Inaugural VRCA Bursary Awards : Partners, Judges, and Recipients

By |January 23rd, 2023|In The News|

The inaugural VRCA Bursary Awards will take place during the Annual General Meeting, February 7, 2023. We are very grateful to the following Bursary Partners who have generously matched VRCA funds to provide eight $1,000 bursaries to students currently enrolled in construction-related programs in the Lower Mainland.           We would [...]

Short Term Lease Available Now

By |January 19th, 2023|In The News|

OPPORTUNITY Located off Boundary Road at 3636 East 4th Avenue, is the opportunity to rent a light and airy office space, comprising 4 private offices, an open-plan work area and kitchen. This location provides exceptional access to major traffic arteries, so your team and clients can come to work by public transit, the Gilmore SkyTrain [...]

Join the YCL Network for their virtual Annual General Meeting

By |January 16th, 2023|In The News|

Young Construction Leaders (“YCL”) Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) Join the YCL Network for their virtual Annual General Meeting at 3:30pm, Thursday, January 26, 2023, to elect the 2023/24 YCL Executive Committee and fill the remaining committee vacancies. Each nominee will have the opportunity to tell us why they’re the best for the job, so [...]

Voting for the VRCA Board of Directors

By |January 16th, 2023|In The News|

VRCA 2023 Board of Directors Nominees A vote that matters to your business success. Voting for the VRCA Board of Directors is one of the most important benefits of membership. The VRCA Board is highly instrumental in determining the strategic direction, efficacy, and advocacy of the Association. There are two ways to cast your [...]

Remembering Terry Tjorhom

By |December 19th, 2022|Life Members|

We are saddened to report the passing of Life Member of VRCA, Terry Tjorhom. Terry Leonard Tjorhom, beloved husband to Lori, Dad to Carly (Mike) and James (Nicole), Poppa to Malaia, Nico, Lexi, Ellie & Gabby, brother to Carl, brother-in-law to Bev, Uncle Terry to their families, and Hamster to his countless [...]

Call for Partners: VRCA 2023 Bursary Program

By |October 31st, 2022|About VRCA|

VRCA is very proud to offer financial support to those currently enrolled in a construction-related field of study at a regional post-secondary institution, through the VRCA Bursary Program.  Together we can do so much more. VRCA has already raised $4,000 for the 2023 bursary awards. We are now seeking member partners who [...]

VRCA Welcomes New Member Services Manager

By |September 12th, 2022|About VRCA|

VRCA is very pleased to announce Robert Chorner has joined our team as your new Member Services Manager! Robert Chorner is a veteran entrepreneur and small business advocate who brings empathy and clarity to our members’ business needs. As a business owner for many years himself, he knows first-hand the demands of [...]

Construction Industry Faces Yet Another Challenge: Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market

By |April 14th, 2022|Advocacy, Membership|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) hosted a free, online panel discussion on what is currently the hottest topic in construction: Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market. Over 215 association members attended the 90-minute session, which broke attendance records for the VRCA’s online events. Donna Grant, President, moderated, with the following panelists fielding questions [...]

Regional Construction Associations Partner with BCCA Employee Benefit Trust to Provide Flu Shots for Industry

By |October 18th, 2021|In The News|

Inoculation will protect industry from seasonal flu and keep work sites active As our province continues to contend with the COVID-19 Pandemic, British Columbia’s construction industry has shown resilience and responsibility, allowing BC’s construction sites to remain open and safe. To further display a commitment to a healthy workforce, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association [...]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By |September 27th, 2021|Our Team|

  September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The VRCA office will [...]

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