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Col-Laborative Movie Night
Thursday October 18, 2018  |  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wolf Den Room, Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre, 3333 University Way

At Col Juicery, we are always looking for ways to improve. We believe it is important to be continuously educating ourselves to do the best we can, and when we know better, do better.

We want to continue to connect with our community and work together to take these steps, which is why we are excited to be hosting a series of Col-Laborative Movie Nights.

These evenings will take place on the third Thursday of every month, starting with Thursday Oct. 18. Each evening will feature a different documentary and will have experts from the areas in the documentary to host a Q&A after the movie.

The first film we have chosen to kick off this series is:
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.

This documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like the late Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

With support from the Northern Sport Centre, this evening will be held in the Wolf Den Room at the Northern Sport Centre. Doors open at 6:00pm and the documentary will start at 6:15pm. After the film we will have a discussion session with experts from the local food industry and sustainability and resource management fields.

Russian Fantasies
Saturday October 20, 2018  |  7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Vanier Hall, 2901 Griffiths Ave.

We begin our season with the beautiful music of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring guest pianist Andrew Staupe.

American pianist Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. In 2012 Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim, in which New York Concert Review raved "Staupe gave a brilliant performance, handling the virtuosic demands with apparent ease... I was stunned _ this was one of the most incredible performances... A once in a lifetime performance!"

Contact:  (250) 562-0800  |  gm@pgso.com  |  Visit Website
STEAM Saturdays for 5-9 yrs.
Saturday October 20 - Saturday October 27, 2018  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Saturday October 27, 2018

STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math. Join us for STEAM activities every Saturday in October. For 5-9 yrs.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 108  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Construction Law
Monday October 22 - Tuesday October 23, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Community Futures Fraser Fort George, 1566 Seventh Avenue
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Monday October 22, 2018
Tuesday October 23, 2018

Participants will develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction and the various CCDC/CCA and other contracts used within the industry. Participants will also learn how the BC Builders Lien Act works and the other legal means to resolve construction disputes and avoid litigation. At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Understand the basics of contract law –intention, offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity and legality
• Be familiar with various CCDC/CCA contracts -how and why they are used
• Be familiar with various legal terms used in contracts
• Understand the contract responsibilities of various parties
• Understand the bidding process and contractual obligations
• Define back charges and how to avoid them
• Avoid construction disputes and claims from the site level
• Write RFIs and Change Orders
• Understand the dispute resolution process – negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation
• Use the Builder’s Lien Act to obtain security
• Use the small claims process to collect debts
• Understand environmental law and how it impacts projects
• Understand safety law and it impacts construction companies
• Understand how specifications and drawings fit within the contractual hierarchy
• Understand the contractual relationship between contractor and sub-contractor
• Compile and submit proper extras and claims
Topics to be covered:
• The basic concepts of contract law
• CCA, CCDC and other contracts
• Legal terms used in contracts
• Bidding process and contractual obligations
• Specifications, drawings and the contractual hierarchy
• Contractual relationships between contractor and sub-contractor
• Compiling and submitting proper extras and claims
• Defining back charges and how to avoid them
• Avoiding construction disputes and claims from the site level
• Writing RFIs and Change Orders
• The dispute resolution process
• The Builder’s Lien Act
• The Small Claims process
• Environmental law
• Safety legislation and regulations
Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors.

To receive your CPD accredited certificate you must complete the online portion after the 2 day course.


Tim Williams MBA, B.Econ., CPA, GSC, is the President of BGC Partners Inc. Tim has worked with numerous construction companies for over twenty years. He is a Gold Seal Certified project manager. He is an experienced and sought after trainer who has trained construction owners and managers on behalf of construction industry associations across Western Canada.

David Letkemann BBA, LLB, is a partner at Linley Welwood. David practices in the field of civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial, estate and construction law. He is an experienced litigator having participated in numerous trials in the BC Supreme Court and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Contact:  604298775  |  training@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Trenching and Excavation Safety Workshop
Wednesday October 24, 2018  |  7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, 203-2666 Queensway

The workshop walks participants through a comprehensive program that included what the WorkSafeBC Regulations & Guidelines state, safe work procedures and what to do if something goes wrong.

It covers shoring, benching, sloping and shielding systems. It also includes a section on location of underground utilities and the geotechnical and structural engineered documentation requirements.

Upon completion of this couse participants will be able to:

Identify hazards around trenches and excavations
Be able to locate underground utilities
Understand soil types, soil collapse patterns, and warning signs
Gain familiarity with WorkSafeBC regulations
Understand geotechnical and structural engineered documentation
Understand sloping and benching
Understand shoring and shielding systems
Describe and demonstrate where possible safe installation and removal processes
Identify emergency procedures for a trench collapse

Contact:  2505968118  |  christina@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Ducks Unlimited Canada PG Fall Fundraising Dinner
Friday October 26, 2018  |  5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick St

Ducks Unlimited Canada Fall Fundraising Banquet. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun while supporting wetland conservation in Northern BC.

Tickets are $65 each Tables of 8 for $500. available online at www.ducks.ca/events or call 250-964-3825.

Contact:  2509643825  |  celebrate_eventsbyjasmine@hotmail.ca  |  Visit Website
A Night with the Stars
Thursday November 1, 2018  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, 888 Canada Games Way

Please join us and a representative from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada- Prince George Centre- for an introduction to astronomy. Telescope purchase and use will be discussed and, weather permitting, telescopes will be available for stargazing.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 141  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Prince George Conservatory of Music AGM
Friday November 2, 2018  |  7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Prince George Conservatory of Music, 3555 5th Ave

Prince George Conservatory of Music AGM. Seeking new board members.

For info: 250-564-7467.

Contact:  250-564-7467  |  pgconservatory@gmail.com  |  Visit Website
KinderConcert: Hide & Seek
Saturday November 3, 2018  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Prince George Playhouse, 2833 Recreation Place

Hide & Seek is a percussion concert accompanied by silly slapstick characters melding live music and stage performance into one entertaining afternoon.

KinderConcerts received rave reviews from audiences both young and old in 2017-2018.

Join us for one or all of these fun-filled, educational concerts aimed at children ages 3 to 8.

Contact:  (250) 562-0800  |  gm@pgso.com  |  Visit Website
Negotiation Skills Workshop: You don't get what you want, need or deserve - you get what you negotiate.
Monday November 5, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ICBA Office, 2666 Queensway

The truth is that in our professional lives we don’t get what we deserve – we get what we negotiate. Are you finding your customers, clients, employees or boss or employers increasingly demanding, wanting more for less? Do you ever feel that you are being taken advantage of?

Many individuals often fail in negotiation not because they are unable to get an agreement, but because they walk away from the table when they could have done much better. In this seminar you will learn a proven, practical step-by-step approach to win-win negotiations and how to protect yourself from “hardball” negotiators.

Topics to be covered:
• The most common negotiating mistakes people make and how to avoid them
• Understanding the difference between Collaborative “win-win” and Competitive “hardball” negotiations and how to know what game you are playing
• The characteristics of highly effective negotiators
• Understanding the different sources of negotiating power
• How to strengthen your bargaining position
• How to create an open communication flow that allows you to deeply understand the other party
• The 5 steps process to quickly and effectively plan and prepare for your negotiations
• How to determine your “walk-away point”
• How to defend yourself against “hardball’ negotiators
• How to counter the 5 common manipulative strategies being used against you
• How to create win – win outcomes that ensure the other party lives up to their end of the bargain
Instructor: Greg Campeau has delivered over 2400 presentations and workshops throughout North America providing strategies and solutions that support both personal and organizational success. He has established a client list that includes organizations like Finning, Lafarge, NHL Coaches Association, BC Hydro, Rogers Wireless, APEG BC, SNC Lavalin, Klohn Crippen Berger and many more.

Contact:  6042987795  |  training@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Effective Management Skills Training
Tuesday November 6, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, 203-2666 Queensway

Everyone agrees that the most important asset of any organization is the human asset. Thus, the all important question becomes - How much untapped potential, energy, commitment and creativity currently exists within your organization, team or department? What would it mean to your culture and bottom-line if you could learn to unleash just 10% more of the latent human potential?

This course is for all managers, supervisors, team leaders or anyone who is responsible for achieving results through people and who want to bring the best out in people.

Participants will deepen their understanding of motivation, engagement, delegation / empowerment and practical feedback skills in this interactive (NO role plays), high energy and thought-provoking seminar.

Participants will learn proven, powerful and practical strategies and techniques that will last a life-time and can be applied the next day.

Contact:  2505968118  |  training@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Thursday November 8, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ICBA Office, 2666 Queensway

Participants will learn how to read a set construction blueprints and specifications. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies. This course is ideal for those who have little or no background in blueprint reading. At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects
• Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals
• Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints
• Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy
• Be able to find trade information using blueprints
• Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials
• Be able to identify elementary problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using
• Be familiar with architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
• Understand and be able to use architectural & engineering scales
• Understand how to convert engineering dimensions to architectural
• Know what a floor plan, section and elevation are
• Understand symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
• Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material take offs
• Be familiar with both commercial and residential blueprints
Topics to be covered:
• Blueprint reading basics
• Design process and the role of design professionals
• Building Codes, bylaws and building permits
• Find trade information using blueprints
• Layout basics
• Architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
• Architectural & engineering scales
• Floor plans, sections and elevations
• Symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
• Dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and material take offs
• Understanding specifications
• Commercial and residential blueprints

Contact:  6042987795  |  training@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Saturday Storytime
Saturday November 10 - Saturday December 15, 2018  |  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
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Saturday November 10, 2018
Saturday November 17, 2018
Saturday November 24, 2018
Saturday December 1, 2018
Saturday December 8, 2018
Saturday December 15, 2018

Bring your little ones to Bob Harkins Branch for half an hour of fun. Support their early literacy through stories, songs and rhymes.

Contact:  250-563-9251  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Great Canadian Songbook
Monday November 12, 2018  |  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Vanier Hall, At PGSS on Griffiths Ave.

Ken Lavigne, Tiller's Folly and Diyet have created this show and toured across Canada in celebration of great Canadian songs of the past andpresent taking audiences on a musical journey from Bonavista to Vancouver Island through a combination of stories, music and projections - providing the audience a stylistic overview of Canada's greatest hits. Featuring the music of Leonard Cohen, Stan Rogers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Anne Murray, Stompin' Tom Connors, Bare Naked Ladies, and Blue Rodeo.

Contact:  2505620800  |  gm@pgso.com  |  Visit Website
Relaxed Theatre – Million Dollar Quartet
Saturday November 24, 2018  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Theatre NorthWest, #36-556 North Nechako Road

What is a relaxed performance?

Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a less restrictive audience environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with sensory processing conditions, Autism, a learning or intellectual disability, or parents with infants and toddlers. There is a more casual approach to noise and movement within the theatre space.

For more information or to book tickets in advance please email FOH@theatrenorthwest.com

By Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Running: Nov 22- Dec 12, 2018
Run Time: 2 hours (including a 15 minute intermission)

This Tony nominated musical tells the true story of a meeting on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records. Producer Sam Phillips brought together Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins to the studio to hang out and jam their favourite songs together. Four of rock and roll’s greatest on the stage at one time in a live experience you will never forget that made they made rock ‘n’ roll history! Featuring iconic hits like “Hound Dog, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “That’s All Right”, “Great Balls of Fire”, and a whole lot more!

Contact:  250-614-0039  |  FOH@theatrenorthwest.com  |  Visit Website
Writing Effective Letters, Scope Documents, Reports and Proposals
Tuesday November 27, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ICBA Office, 2666 Queensway

What are key elements of an effectively written document? What should I focus on in my letters, bids, proposals, work plans, reports, and documentation?

Potential clients often judge you based on whether you can clearly articulate the services you provide. Clients may skim your documents, so you need to ensure that your content is organized and that your key points stand out. Your writing ability is important.

This seminar is focused on helping you to do exactly that: to write more effectively. You’ll learn to tailor your writing for your audience and purpose. You’ll apply the strategies required for effective scope documents, letters, and reports. In addition, you’ll also incorporate key principles for editing and revising your documents.

We’ll cover multiple topics, including:
1. Planning your scope documents
2. Writing effective letters
3. Responding to bids and proposals
4. Structuring your reports and project documentation

Instructor: Eric Tung is an English Instructor at UBC and SFU, where he teaches academic, professional, and business writing courses. He has been teaching for a decade and advises firms on their change management processes and implementation, and also on complex business documents, such as proposals and technical reports. In addition, Eric designs and delivers customized business, proposal, and technical writing workshops to engineering and consulting firms.

Contact:  6042987795  |  training@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Prince George Body Soul & Spirit Expo
Friday November 30 - Sunday December 2, 2018
Northern Sports Centre, 3333 University Way
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Friday November 30, 2018
Saturday December 1, 2018
Sunday December 2, 2018

If you are seeking options to improve your life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, expand your consciousness, or improve your health, there are a lot of choices to consider.

Wouldn't it be great if you could go to one place and explore everything that is available, sit in on lectures on several subjects, and talk to several different experts? Well, that's exactly what the Body Soul & Spirit Expo is all about!

The Body Soul & Spirit Expo showcases products, services and resources for growth, and fosters the individual quest for wholeness and self understanding. In representing such a diverse field, the show seeks out extraordinary individuals, businesses and organizations that offer products and services that facilitate this quest.


Our NEW goal is to offer YOU the BEST Value and Experience in creating events for our community! To accomplish this we've brought back our 2for1 Friday admission, but made it available to EVERYONE! In the past you needed to use a promotional code. 

We've also been able to offer you NO FEES, but offering you a membership option. When you sign up, you will be taken to our FREE Membership Page, which will allow you to access and interact with our member content on our CURRENT site. 

We've also LOWERED our price to exhibit, making it more affordable to join us and share what you offer a our expo! The new lower prices are intended to make it possible for more of our community to exhibit. 

If your a holistic pracitioner, healer, intuitive consultant, have a holistic product, service, or offer anything that helps people LIVE a Happier, Healthier, Holistic Lifestyle, we invite you to join us, and reach 1000s both at our expo and online with what you offer. See http://www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com/expo/information.html 

Chandler Armstrong
The Body Soul & Spirit Expo
1-877-560-6830 ext. 4

Contact:  1-877-560-6830 ext. 4  |  Visit Website
Get the PST Right! PST Issues for the Construction Industry (Breakfast Session)
Thursday December 6, 2018  |  7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Courtyard by Marriott, 900 Brunswick Street

This breakfast seminar helps home builders, renovators and trade contractors understand how PST applies to their business. It will provide critical understanding of who pays PST, how to pay PST as well as:

» When to pay PST on your goods and supplies
» How PST applies to goods for resale vs. those you install
» How PST applies to goods used to fulfill a contract outside B.C.
» When you need to be registered to collect PST
» When to charge your customers PST
» How PST applies to goods bought outside B.C.
» When you may be eligible for a PST refund and how to apply

Contact:  2505968118  |  christina@icba.ca  |  Visit Website
Supervisory and Management Skills
Monday December 10 - Tuesday December 11, 2018  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Community Futures Fraser Fort George, 1566 Seventh Avenue
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Monday December 10, 2018
Tuesday December 11, 2018

Participants will improve their skills in leadership, management and supervision of staff. Participants will learn skills to enhance their ability to build a collaborative team culture with their staff and on job sites.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Understand the differences between leadership, management and supervision
• Identify different leadership styles and approaches
• Apply different leadership styles to deal with various situations
• Knowledge of motivational theories – Mazlow, Herzberg, MARS
• Ability to enhance individual and group performance and engagement
• Understand different personality styles and how to communicate appropriately
• Effectively manage time
• Understanding stress and how to manage it at work
• Knowledge of substance abuse, recognition and prevention
• Conduct a successful toolbox talk
• Appropriately discipline and/or terminate staff
• Apply various negotiating skills
• Deal with difficult people, conflict and confrontation
• Use collaborative decision making skills
• Understand a systems approach to management of construction companies

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors.

To receive your CPD accredited certificate you must complete the online portion after the 2 day course.

Contact:  6042987795  |  training  |  Visit Website
Construction Project Management
Thursday January 10 - Friday January 11, 2019  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Community Futures Fraser Fort George, 1566 Seventh Avenue
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Thursday January 10, 2019
Friday January 11, 2019

Participants will develop skills and knowledge of how to manage a construction project. Participants will gain an understanding of the project processes and constraints encountered by project managers and how to successfully manage a complex project.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Understand the importance of project planning
• Understand the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK 5th Ed)
• Use the appropriate CCDC/CCA contract and/or Purchase Orders for the project
• Use risk management tools and mitigate for risk
• Understand the estimating process
• Understand the importance of scheduling and use appropriate scheduling tools
• Understand expectations management and adapt communication accordingly
• Understand the components of projects – labour, materials and overheads – and use of techniques to maximize job profitability and minimize costs
• Do post-mortem analysis after project completion
• Understand the impact and methodology of construction cost control
• Use of site and office project cost control methods
• Use Construction Industry Codes to analyse costs vs budget
• Adapt the project estimate to a project budget
• Understand how job costing fits within the overall accounting systems
• Understand Return on Investment (ROI) and how this impacts required project profit margins
• Understand the contract process from bidding to project close-out
• Use of job profit forecasting methods to integrate into company forecasting systems
• Understand the importance of cash flow projections for construction companies

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors.

To receive your CPD accredited certificate you must complete the online portion after the 2 day course.

Contact:  6042987795  |  training@icba.ca  |  Visit Website


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