Welcome to the BCWCA Website
British Columbia Wall and Ceiling Association is a non-profit provincial trade association of professionals serving a wide ranging membership of drywall and stucco contractors, manufacturers, suppliers,(GSD's) and labour. Our primary mandate is providing training to apprentices in our industry and we offer apprenticeship programs including the RED SEAL trade - Wall & Ceiling Installer.
Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau, is our international industry organization affiliate, providing technical information to the membership in BC, Alberta as well as Washington, Oregon and other western North American locations.
Membership has benefits - see Join the BCWCA on the menu bar
CONTRACTORS: Get assistance with technical information, code-related issues, workmanship standards, networking, social events and more.
DEALERS, SUPPLIERS & MANUFACTURERS: Keep informed on technical and code matters and have direct access to trade contractors.
Becoming part of the BCWCA demonstrates your commitment to the industry and your participation in maintaining and raising the standard of workmanship in the wall and ceiling industry.
RECENT NEWS and EVENTS
2013 Lower Mainland Christmas Dinner & Dance
The Lower Mainland Wall and Ceiling Association held it's 2013 Christmas Dinner & Dance November 23. A good time was had by all! Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who supported this event. Check out the link below for pictures!
BCWCA Family Walk for Cancer - Over $48,000 in 2 years raised! Thank you to our Sponsors!
The BC Wall & Ceiling Association’s (BCWCA) 2nd Annual Walk for Cancer was a huge success! $48,000 has been raised for the BC Cancer Foundation to date! Held at Campbell Valley Park June 9, 2013, over 160 people (and four legged friends) participated in activities such as Fire Safety Education provided by the Township of Langley Fire Department Firefighters from Brookswood – Hall 5, pancake breakfast, live entertainment, face painting and BBQ lunch! A gentle 5 km walk through the park was part of the event as well. Thanks to all who participated in this friendly event for a very worthy cause. A special thanks to our generous sponsors for your support!
Please click the link below to view photos of this fun family event.
BCWCA 2013 AGM
The BC Wall & Ceiling Association held it's 2013 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Newlands Golf and Country Club, Langley, BC. Cathy LaPointe of Dryco Systems, President of BCWCA chaired the meeting. Congratulations to Jim Kerr, new Director of the BCWCA. One highlight of the meeting is the Joe Whitehead Award for 2012 which went to Murray Corey, retired Executive Director of the BCWCA, presented by Peter Gallagher, the 2011 recipient. Murray retired on April 30, 2013 after serving 8 years as Executive Director. Murray's dedication to the association and the industry will be appreciated long into the future! Congratulations Murray and "Bon Voyage" as you enjoy a well deserved retirement!
The Joe Whitehead Award was established many years ago as a recognition award for the Wall & Ceiling industry in BC. Joe was the publisher of the Journal of Commerce beginning in the 1950's. He started The Trowel Magazine in August 1953, and it has been in continuous publication since that date. Joe loved our industry, and of any segment of construction, he thought the Wall & Ceiling industry to be the best. Joe Whitehead passed away in January of 2002.
The Joe Whitehead Memorial Award is given each year to the person wh Aose character and commitment on behalf of the Association best exemplifies Joe's enthusiasm for this industry in British Columbia.
"United Borders" Canadian Sponsored Happy Hour at the 2013 NWCB Convention - Rancho Las Palmas, CA
Thanks to ALL Contractors, Dealers and Manufacturers from BC and Alberta, who contributed towards the “United Borders” Canadian Hosted Happy Hour.
Without your commitment and contributions toward the unique event, it would not have been as successful and the "Highlight" of the convention!! In the words of some individuals south of the border, "it dropped walls" between groups.
This new event eliminates previous "Hosted" parties that ultimately segregated and separated groups, causing an underlying separation within our industry. This event brought all industry groups together to mingle and have great conversations, as equals.
Well done everyone! This event "Removed all Boundaries” and was a huge success!
Service Award Plaque presented to Larry Fontaine - Past President of the BCWCA
Cathy LaPointe presented Larry Fontaine with a service award plaque at the October 24, 2012 BCWCA Board of Directors meeting. The Board wishes to thank Larry for his dedicated and valuable years of service as the President of the BCWCA. Pictured below from left to right, Murray Corey - Executive Director, Cathy LaPointe - President, Larry Fontaine - Immediate Past President.
Changes to the National Energy Code
Please see the attached link with changes to the National Energy Code affecting construction of new homes and other buildings.
SEPT. 22, 2011 - New Building Enclosure Design Guide, Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
A new publication designed to enhance the quality of residential construction in BC is now available from the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO).
The Building Enclosure Design Guide - Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings is the industry's most widely accepted reference guide on building enclosures. It's an invaluable resource for builders, designers, architects, engineers and educators in British Columbia and in other jurisdictions.
Government Assistance Programs for Employers
Job Creation & Apprenticeship Tax Credits For Employers / Corporations
To access the forms download and print the .pdf files. Please refer to the instructions to determine all requirements for eligibility.