Events

Feb, 20, 2017

Upcoming BCGA workshops:

Mark your calendars

Late April - Herbicides/Cut Worm and Calibration

June  -   Irrigation and Canopy Management 

Late August - Contracts   

Check back here and watch the BCGA newsletter for more details on dates and locations.

The BCGA offers practical workshops to members for a nominal fee.   Instructors are fellow grape growers from BC with the of improving the quality of grapes produced in the province.  

All our workshops are open to non-members for an additional fee.  The expertise and organization comes from the BCGA, supported by our members.  If you find value in attending our workshops,  please consider becoming an annual member.

Feb, 21, 2017

2017 Growers Supply Annual Horticultural Show

"From Grapes to Ground Crops"

February 21  8:30am-3:30pm

Oliver Community Centre

For schedule of events and registration contact:

Christine Bruneau:

Tel. 250-328-5393 Fax. 250-498-4022

cbruneau@bctree.com

Mar, 06, 2017

Advancing Women Conference

HYATT REGENCY CALGARY, ALBERTA
MARCH 6 & 7, 2017

 

Capitalize on your opportunities and reap the benefits of success!

This conference could change your life. Join women from agriculture and related businesses as they reveal the secrets to their success. Early Bird and Group Rates available now.

  • LISTEN ...to women from agriculture and related businesses as they reveal the secrets to their success and share what they’ve learned along the way.
  • NETWORK ...make the connections to women in the industry for friendship, synergy and support.
  • LEARN...new skills for personal growth in business, family and community.
  • GROW...into the person you have the potential to be!

The program will start Monday March 6, 2017 with pre-conference workshops followed by a short break for you to grab a quick lunch on your own. The formal program will start at 12:30pm with general registration and a welcome coffee reception before the 1:00 pm start to the afternoon plenary session of feature speakers. At about 5:30pm we will hold a reception which will give you plenty of time to network before the evening program and banquet.

On Tuesday March 7, 2017 the program will start with breakfast at 7:00am, followed by a speaker program commencing at 8:00am. The day will include coffee breaks and lunch. The program will end by about 5:00pm to allow for travelling delegates to catch evening flights. But do take time to make all the connections you can before you leave!

Agenda - Speaker program coming soon!

Register today! Visit http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca or phone 403-686-8407

Oct, 24, 2017

St John's Ambulance Occupational First Aid Course Schedule for 2017

  • Level 3 – January 16-27
  • Level 2 – January 30 to February 3
  • Level 3 – March 20-31
  • Level 2 – April 3-7

The dates for later in the year may still change but for now they are as listed below:

  • Level  2 – July 31-August 4
  • Level 3 – August 14-25
  • Level 2 – October 16-20
  • Level 3 – November 13-24

For mor information or to register click here or contact: St. John Ambulance (Penticton Branch) 120-316 Dawson Ave, Penticton, BC Ph: 250-492-3377 Fax: 250-492-2905

Dec, 15, 2017

Last chance for wine courses in 2016

WSET, Sensory, Canadian Wine Scholar, Business of Wine and Sommelier courses

2016 is almost in the history books. If you had planned on taking a wine course before Christmas, well, now’s your last chance.

We have a full schedule of WSET, Sensory, Canadian Wine Scholar, Business of Wine and Sommelier courses running in November and December in a dozen cities.

You could fly to Tuscany and take your WSET Level 3 with Philip Goodband MW at Antinori’s palazzo in Florence. Too far? You could pop down to Miami and take your Level 1 and 2 in the sunshine with Lyn Farmer. Want to catch a Bears game? Take your Level 2 with Fernando Beteta MS in Chicago. Prefer to sharpen your senses? We have Sensory courses running in Toronto and Calgary with the dynamic duo David Lawrason and David Munro. We’ve lots on offer and that’s just the start of it.

We are proud to be the only wine school in the world with 3 nominations for WSET International Educator of the Year plus an outright win. We spend lavishly on wine so you can sip on the best, and we take you on a vinous journey around the world. The full schedule is below or visit our site.

On behalf of all our fantastic instructors and our family, we wish you an excellent Fine Vintage experience!

James Cluer MW  

P.S. Diploma in Vancouver is filling fast and kicks off in January with Stephen Skelton MW and myself on Viticulture. https://www.finevintageltd.com/wine-Courses/wset-courses/wset-level-4/va...

Upcoming Courses

WSET Level 1, 1 day — Starting at $349  

Canada

  • Calgary: Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
  • Edmonton: Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
  • Kelowna: Sat, Feb. 25, 2017
  • Penticton: Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
  • Regina: Sat, Jan. 28, 2017
  • Toronto: Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
  • Vancouver: Sat, Nov. 26, 2016
  • Victoria: Sun, Nov. 27, 2016

USA

  • Chicago: Sun, Feb. 5, 2017
  • Miami: Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
  • San Francisco: TBA

WSET Level 1, 4 week — Starting at $499                

  • Calgary: Thursdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017
  • Edmonton: Wednesdays, Feb. 8 - Mar. 1, 2017
  • Toronto: Wednesdays, Feb. 8 - Mar. 1, 2017
  • Vancouver: Mondays, Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, 2017

WSET Level 1 - Spirits — Starting at $349                

  • Calgary: Sat. May 6, 2017
  • Vancouver: Sun, Feb. 12, 2017
  • Victoria: Sun, Apr. 9, 2017

WSET Level 2, 3 day — Starting at $950  

Canada

  • Calgary: Sun/Sat/Sun, Nov. 20, 26 & 27, 2016
  • Edmonton: Fri/Sat/Sun, Mar. 24, 25 & 26, 2017
  • Kelowna: Sat/Sun/Sun, Nov. 5, 6, & 13, 2016
  • Penticton: Sun/Sat/Sun, Nov. 20, 26 & 27, 2016
  • Regina: Sat/Sun/Mon, Mar. 25, 26 & 27, 2017
  • Toronto: Sun/Sat/Sun, Nov. 20, 26 & 27, 2016
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun/Sun, Nov. 19, 20 & 27, 2016
  • Victoria: Fri/Sat/Sun, Dec. 2, 3 & 4, 2016

USA

  • Chicago: Sat/Sun/Sat, Nov. 5, 6 & 12, 2016
  • Miami: Sat/Sun/Sat, Dec. 3, 4 & 10, 2016
  • San Francisco: TBA

Italy

  • Tuscany: Tue-Thurs, May 16-18, 2017

WSET Level 2, 9 week — Starting at $950                

  • Calgary: Tuesdays, Feb. 21 - Apr. 18, 2017
  • Edmonton: Tuesdays, Feb. 28 - Apr. 28, 2017
  • Toronto: Wednesdays, Mar. 8 - May 3, 2017
  • Vancouver: Tuesdays, Feb. 21 - Apr. 18, 2017

WSET Level 2 - Wines - ONLINE — $695  

  • Sat, Nov. 12 - Fri, Dec. 16, 2016
  • Sat, Jan. 7 - Fri. Feb. 10, 2017
  • Sat, Jan. 21 - Fri, Feb. 24, 2017

WSET Level 3, 6 day — Starting at $1,399                 

Canada

  • Calgary: June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2017
  • Edmonton: Mar.  25, 26, 27; Apr. 15, 16 & 17, 2017
  • Kelowna: Jan. 21, 22, 28, 29; Feb. 4 & 5, 2017
  • Penticton: TBA (see Kelowna)
  • Toronto: May 6, 7, 13, 14, 27 & 28, 2017
  • Vancouver: May 27, 28; June 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2017
  • Victoria: Oct. 13, 14, 15, 27, 28 & 29, 2017

USA

  • Chicago: Mar. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2017
  • Miami:  Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017
  • San Francisco: TBA

Italy

  • Tuscany: Nov. 23, 24, 25, 28, 29 & 30, 2016

WSET Level 3, 15 week - Wines — Starting at $1,525          

  • Calgary: Wednesdays, Mar. 15 - June 21, 2017
  • Toronto: Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Dec. 14, 2017
  • Vancouver: Wednesdays, Mar. 15 - June 21, 2017

WSET Level 4 (Diploma) — $9,975               

  • Calgary: Sat, Sept. 17, 2016 - Tues, Jan. 9, 2018
  • Vancouver: Sat, Jan. 21, 2017 - Wed, Jun. 13, 2018
  • Sensory Masterclass — $599        
  • Calgary: Sun/Mon, Nov. 27 & 28, 2016
  • Edmonton: Sat/Sun, May 13 & 14, 2017
  • Kelowna: Sat/Sun, Apr. 8 & 9, 2017
  • Toronto: Sat/Sun, Dec. 3 & 4, 2016
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun, May 6 & 7, 2017
  • Victoria: Sat/Sun, Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

The Business of Wine — $249      

  • Calgary: Sat, Nov. 26, 2016
  • Edmonton: Sun, Nov. 20, 2016
  • Toronto: Sun, Oct. 15, 2017
  • Vancouver: Sat, Dec. 10, 2016

Canadian Wine Scholar — $799  

  • Calgary: Sat/Sun, Apr. 8 & 9, 2017
  • Edmonton: Sat/Sun, June 17 & 18, 2017
  • Kelowna: Sat/Sun, Jan. 28 & 29, 2017
  • Toronto: Sat/Sun, Nov. 5 & 6, 2016
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun, Nov. 5 & 6, 2016
  • Victoria: Sat/Sun, Mar. 4 & 5, 2017

Sommelier Certification — $799                 

  • Calgary: Sat/Sat/Sun, Nov. 19, 26 & 27, 2016
  • Kelowna: Sat/Sun/Mon, Feb. 18, 19 & 20, 2017
  • Toronto: Sat/Sun/Sat, Jan. 7, 8, & 14, 2017
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun/Mon, Dec. 3, 4 & 5, 2016

French Wine Professional — $595             

  • Calgary: Sat/Sun, May 13 & 14, 2017
  • Edmonton: Sat/Sun, Oct. 14 & 15, 2017
  • Toronto: Sat/Sun, Apr. 15 & 16, 2017
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun, Apr. 1 & 2, 2017

To register click here