Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

2017 Conference & Trade Show Program

Join the Interior Logging Association

Women Working in the Forest Harvesting Industry

59th Annual Conference and Trade Show
May 4, 5 & 6th, 2017
Vernon, BC

Vernon Lodge Hotel                                                  Kal Tire Place / Multiplex
Phone: 250-545-3385                                                Phone: 250-550-3257

Download 2016 Program
pdf2017 Conference Program.pdf

Video from 2016 Trade Show

Thursday May 4


Fairview Inn and Suites

9:00 am – 3:00 pm  

Vernon Lodge Hotel (Columbia Room #102)

4:00 – 7:00 pm  
Vernon Lodge Hotel (Nicola Room #130)
4:00 – 5:30 pm  

Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom #3)

6:00 – 10:00 pm


Friday May 5


Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom #1)

7:30 – 9:30 am $25.00

Kal Tire Place

9:30 am – 4:30 pm N/C

Vernon Lodge Hotel (Okanagan Room)
*ILA members only.

8:30 – 10:00 am N/C

1) "Supervisors Rights fl: Responsibilities"
Presenters: Kevin Birnie (Occupational Safety Officer) and Carol Savage, RPF (Industry Specialist-Forestry) WorkSafe BC
Kal Tire Place

10:00 – 11:30 am N/C
Guest Speaker
MELINDA MORBEN, RPF; Manager, Operational Logistics, Island Timberlands
Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom 2 ft 3)
11:30 am -1:30 pm $50.00
2) "Prevention Enforcement and Recovery"
Presenters: Kathleen Werstiuk, Manager, Wildfire Risk, BC Wildfire Service
Kai Tire Place
2:00 pm -3:00 pm N/C

Featuring "EASY FIX" (Okanagan's Premier Dance Band)
Vernon Lodge Hotel (Ballroom 1, 2, 3)

6:00 – 12:00 am


 Saturday May 6


Kal Tire Place

9:30 am – 4:30 pm N/C


Pre-Registration Online Required

10:30 - 11 :20 am Registration, Coffee and Welcome
11 :20 - 12:00 pm Seminar
Vernon Lodge Hotel

1 )" All Incidents are Preventable; Near Misses are Gifts"
Presenter: Cherie Whelan, Director; SAFE Companies, BC Forestry Safety Council
12:00 - 12:45 LUNCH
2) "What is Up with this B.S. - Being Safe!"
12:45 - 2:00 pm Seminar
Presenter: Eldeen Pozniak, Pozniak Safety Associates Inc.

10:30 am – 2:00 pm


Exhibitor Registration


Online Exhibitor Registration

Event Tickets


Online Event Ticket Registration

Download Conference Brochure and Registration Form

pdf2017 Conference Brochure.pdf

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Conference & Trade Show

Continually evolving forest technology  and eco-system management, changing regulations, policy initiatives and safety procedures, expanding markets and products, and a renaissance in jobs and new training opportunities are all reasons to come together  to learn, discover and network at the Interior Logging Association’s annual conference and trade show. The event alternates venues each year to reach out to our association members and industry stakeholders throughout the southern Interior region. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face to face, discuss current issues, learn about industry trends, see what’s new in machinery, kick some iron and explore new business ventures. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, contact Nancy Hesketh: 250.503.2199
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Join Us Today

The ILA is the voice of the timber harvesting sector in the southern Interior region.
Join today and let us work for you.

Apply for Membership Online Now


pdfDownload Membership Application

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ILA membership.




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Group Benefits

The Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan provides Interior Logging Association and North West Loggers Association members, their employees, spouses and dependent children with protection for day-to-day health and dental expenses and in the event of a serious illness, accident or death.

Our Group Benefits are custom designed to meet the needs of the forest industry. They are cost effective for you because as a member of the ILA you benefit from the volume buying power of our association. Once you become an association member you are eligible to join the Group Benefits Plan.

Flexible packages
Members choose the right level of coverage for you and your employees from four available packages. Each package offers different levels of coverage from the Economy package which provides the lowest level of coverage to the Deluxe package that includes a Pay Direct Drug card. If you have 10 or more employees, you can choose to custom design your own coverage to suit your needs.

No medical exams
You and your employees do not have to provide evidence of good health. Every eligible employee is automatically entitled to the coverage in the package you choose.

Claim premiums as a business expense
If your business is incorporated, you can use all benefit premiums as a deductible expense. A sole owner may be able to deduct part of the cost. Contact your accountant for more details.

Packages at a Glance
Johnstone’s Benefits can assist in finding the ideal benefits plan for you and your employees. Please click here to learn more.

Download Group Benefits Forms   
Please click here to be directed to downloadable forms.

Great-West Life Client Services
Our Group Benefits Plan is underwritten by Great-West Life. Please click here to learn about their client services.

For more information please contact:

Interior Logging Association
Ph 250-503-2199
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Johnstone's Benefits
Ph 1-800-432-9707
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ILA members are involved in timber harvesting, moving wood fibre products or machinery, and building and maintaining logging roads while others work in the consulting field or supply goods and services—from heavy equipment to camp supplies—to the logging industry.

Our members include:

  • Logging Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Road Building Contractors
  • Independent Trucking Companies
  • Logging / Highway Truck Owner-Operators
  • Forestry Consultants
  • Major Mills
  • Wood Processors
  • Silviculture Contractors
  • Suppliers of Goods & Services

pdfDownload Membership Application


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ILA Membership

The strength of the Interior Logging Association lies in the commitment of our members to work together to secure a thriving industry that supports our local communities and economy—one that embraces a sustainable brand new day for timber harvesting.


  • Advocacy and representation with all levels of government on issues that impact you and your business
  • Wide-ranging committee participation to exert concerted effort and influence key areas impacting members’ interests
  • Arbitration and mediation assistance
  • Affordable group benefit plan specifically designed for people and families working in the logging industry
  • Subscription to Truck Logger BC magazine, the pre-eminent voice for the timber harvesting sector
  •  Face to face networking opportunities at the ILA’s annual conference and trade show, Annual General Meeting and other special events
  • Regular newsletters and bulletins to keep you informed and up to date on critical issues
  • Member scholarship program to assist family members in training and further the education of the next generation of forest workers
  • Access to Job Board to promote employment opportunities within your company and for use by forest workers searching for jobs
  • Direct link to Blue Book Equipment Rental Rate Guide
  • Private office and meeting room space available

Blue Book Equipment Rental Rate Guide, the standard for determining equipment rental rates across the industry. Click here to download your copy.

Apply for Membership Online Now


pdfDownload Membership Application

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ILA membership.


Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00


BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association
Canadian Women in Timber
Canadian Wood Council
Council of Forest Industries
Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association
North West Loggers Associatio
The Truck Loggers Association
Western Fallers Association
Western Professional Trucker's Association
Western Silviculture Contractors' Association

Michener Allen Auctioneering Ltd.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Banking and Financial Services
Canadian Western Bank
National Bank Financial
Royal Bank of Canada

Computer Software
Caribou Software

Education and Training
BC Forest Safety Council Training Programs
Blue Lake Forest Education Society
British Columbia Student Assistance Program
Learn Forestry
IHE School for Heavy Equipment Operator
Mountain Transport Institute Ltd. - Professional Truck Driver Training
Silver Lake Forest Education Society
Thompson Rivers University

BC Forestry Revitalization Trust
Forest Appeals Commission
Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Timber Harvesting Contract and Subcontract Regulation (Bill 13)

Insurance Services
Johnstone’s Benefits

Gibraltar Law Group
MJB Lawyers

BC Faller Certification Program
BC Forest Safety Council
WorkSafe BC

BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways
Transport Canada


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Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:00


Wayne Lintott, General Manager
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Nancy Hesketh, Administration
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Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:00

Board of Directors

Lee Callow, Allied Systems Company, Lake Country
Guido Claudepierre, Ritchie Bros., Kamloops
Dennis Cook, Dennis Cook Holdings Ltd, Princeton
John Drayton, Gibraltar Law Group, Kamloops
Randy Durante, Alkam Holdings Ltd, Kamloops
Matt Edmondson, M. Edmondson Contracting, Savona
Frank Etchart, Nadina Logging Ltd, Merritt
Len Gudeit, Gudeit Bros. Contracting Ltd, Lumby
Chairman: Randy Spence, R. Spence Contracting Ltd, Kamloops
Scott Horovatin, Horovatin Enterprises Ltd., Kelowna
Jeff Kineshanko, Kineshanko Logging Ltd, Lumby
Tim Menning, Hytest Timber, Williams Lake
Reid Hedlund, Mid-Boundary Contracting Ltd, Midway
Hedley Larsen, Capri Insurance, Vernon
Bill McDonald, Big Mac Trucking Ltd, Tappen
Ron Volansky, R & A Logging Ltd. Nakusp
Shane Garner, Hartwood Holdings Ltd. Prince George