Fall 2021 Letter from Chair

Fall presentations and Social gathering
September 13, 2021 | By Terry Bergen

Hello CSC Vancouver Island,
I hope this message finds you well and getting back into the swing of things as summer turns to fall.
At the start of summer it was the Chapter Executive's plan that this message would be a "COVID is Mostly Under Control and We're Back!" notice announcing the first of our Fall 2021 lunch seminars.  Unfortunately, the fourth wave of COVID has given us pause, and we're placing a slight hold on our plans.
However, we have tentatively lined up presentations this fall, as well as a casual social get together sometime in late-November or early-December.  For our presentations:
  • Stanis Smith from the Rick Hansen Foundation will be speaking to us about new accessibility standards (it's not just about mobility) 
  • Maria Rudman of Schluter has a wide range of continuing education topics that she can select from and present on
  • Our social gathering is envisioned as a pub night, perhaps with festive hats and maybe if we're lucky, without festive masks.
I know the past 18 months have been trying for almost everyone - how could we all have been so isolated yet so unexpectedly busy?  I also want to thank all of our members for their quiet support of CSC.  Despite all of the busy-ness and extraneous pressures of COVID, I know that several of you have continued to be involved with CSC committees reviewing updates to educational content, CCDC document updates, etc.  Your efforts to support the association and industry have been very much appreciated.
Also, we wish we could have done this in person at a lunch meeting, but a special thanks to our new members over the past year:
  • Abdulrauf - BC Public Service 
  • Simone - J. Watson Roofing Consulting Inc.
  • Nicole P - nsquared architecture ltd
  • Nicole S - nsquared architecture ltd
  • John - Kang & Gill Construction Ltd.
We owe you a welcome coffee or lunch chat and with the imminent implementation of the BC Vaccine Card program, we are looking forward to finally meeting you in person.
Thanks again to all of you and I look forward to seeing you and learning together in the near future.
I am CSC,

Terry Bergen - Chapter Chair