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June 13, 2017

Congratulations to Bruce and Lis Welch

Bruce & Lis Welch Honoured By SFU for Years of Service
Bruce and Lis Welch accepted the President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award from Simon Fraser University this year. "Bruce and Lis Welch embody the spirit of philanthropy at SFU, giving selflessly of both time and resources to strengthen not only our university but also the extended community throughout the Lower Mainland."
The Welch's have also been instrumental in the success of the TLA over the years. Bruce's father, Bert Welch, was a founder and the first President and Bruce was TLA President in 1966-67. Congratulations to Bruce and Lis from the TLA!

June 13, 2017

TLA Sponsors Logger Sports

The TLA is proudly sponsoring SIX Logger Sports this summer in communities
where our members, live, work and play!  


Event: Port McNeill Loggersports Society - 2017 Loggersports Competition

Where: Port McNeill, BC 
When: June 2-3, 2017
Details: This competition is a sanctioned event of the Canadian Logger Sports Association (CANLOG)! New this year, it was held in early June rather than early July. 

Event: 22nd Annual Powell River Logger Sports 2017

Where: Willingdon Beach, Powell River, BC 
When: July 14-16, 2017
Details: After its strong return last year, Powell River Logger Sports is in its element! There are lots of show details on the website application forms, sponsorship opportunities and apparel for purchase!


Event: 53rd Annual Sandspit Logger Sports Day

Where: Sandspit, BC 
When: July 22, 2017
Details: Saws will fire up, axes will be sharp and logs will crash and roll.  Out of the competition will emerge a King, Queen, Novice, Junior and Peewee Logger with exclusive bragging rights for a year! Loggers Sports Day is Sandspit’s largest annual public event.  
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Event: Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival 

Where: Al McIntosh Loggers Sports Grounds, 39555 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC V8B 0M5
When: August 3-7, 2017
Details: Novice & Intermediate Loggers Sports Show presented by Sqomish Forestry Saturday, August 5, 1:30 pm. World Class Open Loggers Sports Show presented by Squamish Mills Ltd. Sunday, August 6, 1:30 pm.
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Event: Campbell River SalmonFest 2017 Logger Sports

Where: Nunns Creek Park, 1465 16 Ave, Campbell River, BC V9W 4J3
When: August 11-13, 2017
Details: There are lots of show details on the website and application forms if you want to throw your hat in the ring.
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Event: Alberni District Fall Fair

Where: Fall Fair Grounds, Main Gate - Hollywood Street
When: September 10, 2017
Details: The Logger Sports takes place on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 10). Click on the link below for entry forms and prize lists.

David Elstone, TLA Executive Director, with his son and the West Coast Lumberjack Show guys last year. It was a great event.

June 07, 2017

Thank You Golf Tournament Sponsors!

The TLA 21st Annual Golf Tournament is next Friday, June 16, at the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community! Thanks to all our sponsors for their support!

May 23, 2017

CANCELLED: Anatomy of a Rollover seminar in Chilliwack

The Anatomy of a Rollover seminar in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 27 is cancelled due to low registration.

May 08, 2017

What does the TLA do for you? Find out here!

The TLA Year in Review explains what the TLA has achieved for our members over the last twelve months (June 2016 - May 2017). Click on the image or the link to read about the TLA's advocacy wins and our members benefit programs.

May 03, 2017

BC’s Logging Associations Meet to Discuss Contractor Sustainability


BC’s Logging Associations Meet to Discuss Contractor Sustainability
May 3, 2017, Vernon – BC’s logging associations are meeting tomorrow, in advance of the Interior Logging Association’s 59th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Vernon, to discuss contractor sustainability. 
“Timber harvesting contractors across this province are unable to be sustainable and that puts the entire forest industry at risk. They are the first link in the supply chain—without them the rest of the industry grinds to a halt,” said David Elstone, TLA Executive Director. “This situation becomes even more serious within the context of the recently announced countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber exported to the US. The pressure on our industry to remain viable will increase.”
“Many of my members are not seeing a return on their investment,” said Wayne Lintott, ILA General Manager. “Timber harvesting requires high capital investment and my members take on a lot of risk. We need to level the playing field between licensees and contractors.”
The government announced their Contractor Sustainability Review in January and the work is now underway with George Abbott named as the independent facilitator. “I know the ILA, NWLA and the TLA are looking forward to helping Mr. Abbott where we can. We all hope this review will lead to real change so that everyone who works in the forest can share in the prosperity,” said Elstone.
The TLA (Truck Loggers Association) represents 480 independent forest contractors and their suppliers operating on the coast of British Columbia. Our membership supports thousands of workers and, along with other independent contractors, accounts for close to 90 per cent of the trees harvested on the coast. The TLA promotes a thriving, sustainable coastal forest industry in BC.
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For more information: Brenda Martin, Director of Communications, The Truck Loggers Association
Phone: 604.684.4291 ◦ Cell: 604.339.7554 ◦ Fax: 604.684.7134 ◦ Email: brenda@tla.caa
Twitter: @truckloggerBC ◦ Website: