Annual Municipal Breakfast Meeting, plus Rooftopper Awards and Milestone Certificates

Event date: November 6, 2018
Showtime: 8:00am to 10:30am
Location: Riverway Clubhouse (9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3)

Do you know your newly elected Council Members?
Knowing who’s who is a must for builders working in the residential construction industry.

Presented by BC Housing, featuring guest speaker Frances Bula, join us on Tuesday, November 6th, at the Riverway Golf Course, for the GVHBA’s Annual Municipal Breakfast Meeting where results of the recent election (October 20) will be reviewed. Bula will present on the post-election council landscape in the major cities (Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby), and how the changes might impact their future housing policies. She will also discuss the impact of all the new Mayors and Councillors on the Metro Vancouver Board and the TransLink Mayors’ Council.

Awards: Rooftopper Awards, recognizing members who sponsored the highest number of new members this past year, and Milestone Certificates, acknowledging long-term memberships will also be handed out at this meeting.

Notice of a Special Meeting: A special meeting will take place at 8:50am, for a Special Resolution of Members to pass the Board approved name change in support of the GVHBA’s rebrand. View Signed Notice and Board approved Resolution of Members.

Who Should Attend

All members

Event Agenda

8:00am: Registration & Networking
8:30am: Buffet Breakfast
8:50am: Special Members Resolution
9:00am: Program & Rooftopper Awards Presentation
9:30am: Keynote: Panel Discussion & Q&A
10:00am: Presentation of Milestone Certificates


Guest Speaker

  • Frances Bula

    A journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region, Bula frequently writes for the Globe and Mail’s B.C. section and Report on Business, and is regularly invited to provide political commentary for Radio Canada, CBC Radio, and CKNW.

    Working for the Vancouver Sun for 20 years, Bula also published a regular column in Vancouver Magazine, Urban Fix, with articles featured in BC Business, Canadian Architect, Canadian Business, Literary Review of Canada, South China Morning Post, The National in Abu Dhabi, the Georgia Straight, and the Guardian.

    Holding an honours bachelor’s degree in French literature from UBC and a master’s in communications from SFU, Bula has won several journalism awards, and fellowships over the years that included a three-month Asia Pacific Foundation fellowship allowing her to live in China for three months, and a one-year fellowship from the Atkinson Foundation to study homelessness and affordable-housing options around the world, for which her work was published in the Toronto Star.

    A journalism teacher since 1995, Francis is the former chair of the journalism department at Langara College, and also an adjunct professor in the School of Journalism at the University of B.C.