Industry collaboration at HeliCat AGM

Collaboration and connections. This is what HeliCat Canada offers member operations at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at Sun Peaks Resort, BC.

For the first time, HeliCat Canada and the Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) will collaborate to host their industry meetings over the same week at the same location, allowing members to connect and engage with all stakeholders relevant to their operations.

“There are many common challenges faced by the ski industry in general — frontcountry and backcountry — so we are always looking at ways to improve collaboration and increase conversations,” says Ian Tomm, Executive Director at HeliCat Canada.

The common meetings will allow members to attend both with ease and convenience.

“There are several members who are part of both organizations but they are often forced to choose which meetings to attend based on budget and schedules. Now it’s easier for our industry colleagues to attend both.”

Building Community and Working Together

The HeliCat AGM will include the annual reports from the President and Executive Director, the statement of financial position and the election of directors. In addition to the official meeting, there will be several presentations and workshops focused on learning and development for member operations. Sessions include:

  • a panel discussion on working with First Nations communities

  • an update by the Ministry of Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation

  • a presentation by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources on location tracking as a condition of tenure

  • a safety culture workshop facilitated by WorkSafeBC

  • a crisis communication workshop led by Ascent Public Affairs

The evening of September 27th will include dinner and a keynote presentation by Ascent Public Affairs on the current state of the provincial government and considerations for government relations moving forward.

Click here to register for the HeliCat AGM and workshops. Please note, separate registration is required for the HeliCat and CWSAA meetings. You can find CWSAA meeting information here.

We look forward to seeing everyone in September!

-Ian Tomm, HeliCat Canada