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September 20-22, 2017: 65th Annual Western Canadian District Fall Conference

Harrison Hot Springs, Chilliwack, British ColumbiaHarrison-Picture for E-Blast

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The 65th Annual Conference of the Western Canadian District of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) will be held at Harrison Hot Springs Resort located in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia from September 20-22, 2017.  A block of guest rooms has been reserved for the IAOM Conference at a special rate ranging from $139.00 – $179.00 per night (plus taxes) for the dates of Tuesday September 19th to Thursday September 21, 2017. When registering please identify yourself as being with group reservation number/Code IAOM Conference to receive the discounted room rates.  The room rate is available until August 20, 2017. IAOM is devoted to advancement of technology in the flour milling, cereal and seed processing industries. Our annual conference provides an opportunity for professional development for our members.

As an IAOM member, or someone with related interests, we hope you plan to attend this year’s conference. The planning committee has arranged for speakers to discuss topics related both to technical milling and to related equipment. In addition, the annual business meeting will be held for the IAOM Western Canadian District.

In addition to these technical matters, we invite you to take the opportunity to network with colleagues during such activities as the pre-conference IAOM Western Canadian District Golf Tournament at the nearby Sandpiper Golf Course, the Opening Evening Reception, and Casino / Evening Banquet. Companions are invited to participate in a special program on Thursday and join with the conference group on Wednesday and Thursday evening events and on Friday for breakfast and an industry tour.

Sponsorship opportunities for different events are still available.  If you are interested please contact Kody O’Brien at for more details.

We look forward to seeing you in Harrison Hot Springs at the IAOM Western Canadian District 65th Annual Conference!

Tentative Schedule:

Wednesday, September 20th

Sandpiper Golf Course
Breakfast at Golf Course 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Golf (optional) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Golfers will head to Sandpiper Golf course for an 18-hole tournament. Fees include green fees, electric golf cart, breakfast and dinner. Golf club rentals are extra. PRE-REGISTRATION is required on the separate golf registration form.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort-Canada/Cornet Room
Registration desk is open 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hors D’ Oeuvres 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Opening reception & Casino 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (If paid for banquet this is included)
Join your friends at the annual Allied Trades Opening Reception on Wednesday evening. Enjoy your favorite beverage and a few hors d’oeuvres.  Later try your luck with a mini casino and auction for some great prizes.

Thursday, September 21st

Harrison Hot Springs Resort- East Forum
Registration desk is open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast on your own
Keynote address 9:00 a.m.
Technical sessions
Lunch & Technical sessions continue
IAOM business meeting

Harrison Hot Springs Resort-Forum Ballroom
Pre-banquet reception 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Banquet and entertainment 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday evening join your colleagues & friends at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort Forum Ballroom for a pre-banquet reception and then enjoy a buffet dinner and Entertainment.

Friday, September 22nd

Breakfast TBA
Joint buffet breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. followed by an Industry Tour: TBA

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District Officers

Ian Slimmon

Grain Millers Canada Corp

Kody O’Brien
Rogers Foods

David Zink
Vice Chairperson

Trevor Gyoerick
1st Exe. Chairperson
Grain Millers

Allen Doherty
Hood Packaging Corporation