Events

Welcome to the new WCOWMA-BC events page!

Here you can find a listing of all upcoming WCOWMA-BC events, as well as other industry events.  You can sort these events by category, and you can change the view to see a monthly calendar. Events are sorted by date.

Clicking on event will expand the tab to show you more information, and the green “Tickets” button takes you to the event registration page.

Apr
25
Thu
Hug a Plumber Day
Apr 25 all-day
May
5
Sun
BC Water Week 2019
May 5 – May 11 all-day

BC Water Week provides a unique opportunity for water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

There are many ways you can get involved, whether it’s through educational materials and events in your community or just for your staff. Here are a few great suggestions, care of our friends at the American Water Works Association (AWWA):

 

In your community

  • Invite your community to an open house
  • Inaugurate an adopt-a-hydrant program
  • Plant a tree
  • Host plant tours
  • Bury a time capsule
  • Partner with your local botanic gardens or other groups
  • Plan a community shoreline clean-up
  • Feature a children’s coloring contest or essay contest
  • Hold a poster contest

 

In your workplace

 

Watch for more information and resources coming soon! Questions? Email us at communication@bcwwa.org.

Jun
17
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-5) @ Abbotsford, BC
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

The WCOWMA Onsite Wastewater Management Association of BC is pleased to present industry training based on the BC SPM V3 for Onsite Wastewater Professionals. Successful completion of this training program fulfills the classroom component of the training required to work in the Onsite Wastewater Industry in BC. This program is also recognized in Alberta under the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and the New West Partnership, in Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership and in Manitoba under the Agreement on Internal Trade.  Students will be required to complete an online training component prior to attending the classroom sessions.

Those wishing to apply for a ROWP Installer/Planner Stamp must complete the following training components:

Students will be assisted in completing all the above required components.

Students will be assisted in completing these requirements.

As well as this industry certification program, WCOWMA-BC offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA-BC office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form which follows and click the register button to submit registration payment. Space in the training sessions is limited and is allotted on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of the completed form and payment for training, your course supplies will be sent to you for review prior to training. A minimum class of fifteen paid participants is required in order for the class to take place.

The Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program is a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Jun
28
Fri
National Insurance Awareness Day
Jun 28 all-day

Insurance is one of those things we forget about until we need it, kind of like a spare tire. This is why National Insurance Awareness Day exists and is celebrated every year on June 28. While the origin of this day is a mystery, what’s widely known is how important insurance is in many aspects of our lives. From car insurance, to life insurance, to home insurance and more, these policies offer a layer of protection to guard us from feeling the harshest of blows by unfortunate events.


WCOWMA and it’s provincial partner associations have partnered with several organizations to offer discounted insurance to you and your company.

 

Sustainable Infrastructure Society

The Sustainable Infrastructure Society provides access to specialized insurances through their program with AON Reed Stenhouse.  Those working in the onsite wastewater industry may access pollution liability, errors and omissions, general comprehensive and other insurances specific to their scope of work.  Coverage is available across Canada.  Access information at:

www.WasteWaterCa.Org

 

Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers

Lloyd Sadd provides specialized insurances to members under their Septiguard Insurance Program.  Members may access pollution liability, errors and omissions and other insurances specific to the onsite wastewater industry.

www.lloydsadd.com

 

LaneQuinn

lanequinn

 

Lane Quinn Benefit Consultants Ltd. will offer a no obligation (and no charge) review of your current benefit plan or discuss the options available to you for setting up a plan for the first time. Contact LaneQuinn at 1-866-261-6084.

www.lanequinn.com

Jul
8
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 6-10) @ Abbotsford, BC
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day

The WCOWMA Onsite Wastewater Management Association of BC is pleased to present industry training based on the BC SPM V3 for Onsite Wastewater Professionals. Successful completion of this training program fulfills the classroom component of the training required to work in the Onsite Wastewater Industry in BC. This program is also recognized in Alberta under the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and the New West Partnership, in Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership and in Manitoba under the Agreement on Internal Trade.  Students will be required to complete an online training component prior to attending the classroom sessions.

Those wishing to apply for a ROWP Installer/Planner Stamp must complete the following training components:

Students will be assisted in completing all the above required components.

As well as this industry certification program, WCOWMA-BC offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA-BC office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form which follows and click the register button to submit registration payment. Space in the training sessions is limited and is allotted on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of the completed form and payment for training, your course supplies will be sent to you for review prior to training. A minimum class of fifteen paid participants is required in order for the class to take place.

The Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program is a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Oct
23
Wed
Imagine a Day Without Water
Oct 23 all-day
Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 is the fifth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

#ValueWater