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September 06, 2017

Trade Show Sold Out!

We're sold out! Trade show exhibition space for the TLA's 75th Annual Convention & Trade Show is sold out! Convention sponsorships are still available though. Please contact Monica Sayers at or 604.684.4291 ext. 5 to find out more.
Finally, be sure to attend the Convention January 17-19, 2018 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel & Victoria Conference Centre to network and learn about new technology in the forest industry. 

August 01, 2017

Free Logger Sports Tickets - Squamish & Campbell River

The TLA has complimentary tickets to Squamish Days Loggers Sports
- Sponsor VIP for Two, Sat, Aug 5
- Sponsor VIP for Two, Sun, Aug 6
- Two-pack regular tickets, Sat, Aug 5
- Two-pack regular tickets, Sun, Aug 6 w/ two Loggers Breakfast vouchers

The TLA has complimentary tickets to Campbell River Salmon Fest & Logger Sports
 - We have16 one-day passes to Campbell River Salmon Fest & Logger Sports taking place August 11-13!

Email Brenda Martin to request your tickets! 

July 21, 2017

BC Forest Fires - Help & Information

Thank You Fire Fighters!

  • Thank you to all the forest workers who have taken their equipment and left their homes and families to help fight the forest fires in BC's Interior. 

How Can I Stay Informed?

  • For the latest information on current wildfires, road closings and air quality advisories, visit B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Info BC. Also follow the hashtag #BCWildfire and these Twitter handles: @EmergencyInfoBC and @PreparedBC.
  • Information about the whereabouts of hospital patients relocated due to the fires is available at 1-877-442-2001.
  • Evacuees can register with Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582.
  • Individuals who have been displaced can go to any pharmacy in B.C. for refill or replacement prescriptions, according to a B.C. Pharmacy Association media release.

How Can I Help The People Affected?

June 28, 2017

BC Bike Race in Gibsons

Warren Hansen is a trail builder and a professional forest. (And he works for TLA member company, Chartwell Consultants.) “Being a forester, I have the privilege of working with a lot of forest companies who share in the same ideals of sharing our resource and they help us deliver a trail network that is second to none.” Check out the video to hear more about BC Bike Race in Gibsons.

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.  
More Info:

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.
More Info:

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.
More Info:

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.