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2019 Annual Event Calendar

Jan - 15 - Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting

Feb - 12 - BOD 

Mar - 12 - BOD

Mar - 27 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Apr - 16 - BOD  

Apr - 24 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

May - 14 - BOD

May - 29 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

May - 28-31- EFMA Conterence in Penticton

May - 31 - Mesothelioma Golf Tournament at North View (REGISTER EARLY)

June - 04 - BOD  

June - 26 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

July - 09 - BOD

July - 31 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Aug - 24 -  TIAC Conference (Montreal)

Sept - 10 - BOD 

Sept - 25 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Oct - 15 - BOD 

Oct - 30 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

       Nov - 12 - BOD / AGM

       Nov - 27 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Dec - 7 - Christmas Dinner at River Rock Casino (LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY)

Dec - 10 - BOD Meeting / BOD Luncheon

 

Thursday
Nov142013

Early Detection of Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma In Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Recognizing that patients have more treatment options and are more likely to have better outcomes when cancer is detected at an earlier stage, the goal of this study is to provide a lung cancer screening program to workers exposed to asbestos who are at risk of developing lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma.

 

In this study, led by Dr. Stephen Lam, Chair of the BC Cancer Agency’s Lung Tumour Group, workers with previous exposure to asbestos receive lung cancer screening using a low dose spiral CT scan of the chest.  As part of the study, participants complete an initial questionnaire to collect socio-demographic, smoking, occupational exposure, and other risk factor data.  Blood specimens are also be collected in order to evaluate the efficacy of biomarkers that may be useful for detecting cancer earlier.

 

Our hope is that by detecting and diagnosing cancer earlier, we can help save lives. This BC Cancer Agency study is being funded through the BC Cancer Foundation thanks to the efforts of the BC Insulation Contractors Association and Western Canadian Mesothelioma Fund.



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Tuesday
Jun182013

Record Turnout Brings in Big Dollars at the 2013 BCICA Mesothelioma Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Northview.

On behalf of the BC Insulation Contractors Association and the BC Cancer Agency, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to a very successful 6th Annual BCICA Mesothelioma Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Friday, May 31st, 2013. Beautiful blue skies and a blazing sun greeted our largest crowd to date, with a total of 139 guests in attendance.

As a result of the overwhelming response received from golfers, volunteers, sponsors and contributors, the BCICA is proud to announce a 2013 fundraising total of $50,684. This brings our six year grand total to an amazing $215,957.00 for the Western Canadian Mesothelioma Fund.

Highlights:
  • Winning Team - $200 Pro Shop Gift Certificates: New Central Mechanical Insulation –Matt Cartwright, Justin Albertson, Robert Heard and Jason Reist of Crossroads C&I Distributors
  • Wine Draw Winner: 72 bottles awarded to Jordon Moss of JM Realty

  • 42” LG Plasma (Donated by the BCICA): Marcel Zastre

  • Grand Prize Winner of a Trip for Two to Las Vegas & $500 Spending Money (Donated by Heat & Frost Local 118) : Mark Lehman
We would like to congratulate all involved who made the tournament a smashing success.  Please take the time to acknowledge our sponsors as they were a vital part of the success of the tournament.  We look forward to seeing you next year.

- The BCICA Golf Tournament Planning Committee

  • Winning Team - $200 Pro Shop Gift Certificates: New Central Mechanical Insulation –Matt Cartwright, Justin Albertson, Robert Heard and Jason Reist of Crossroads C&I Distributors
  • Wine Draw Winner: 72 bottles awarded to Jordon Moss of JM Realty

  • 42” LG Plasma (Donated by the BCICA): Marcel Zastre

  • Grand Prize Winner of a Trip for Two to Las Vegas & $500 Spending Money (Donated by Heat & Frost Local 118) : Mark Lehman