August 9, 2021
BCLNA reinvents its trade show

BCLNA reinvents its trade show

The British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association (BCLNA) has rebranded and reimagined its trade show, formerly known as CanWest Horticulture Expo.

Operating since 1981, the CanWest Horticulture Expo was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, providing BCLNA with the opportunity to review, re-evaluate and pivot the event into a new format.

The new Grow West Coast Horticulture Trade Show (GWC) is an outdoor, market-style event accompanied by educational seminars. The event takes place Sept. 15 and 16 at Surrey City Hall Civic Plaza.

“We are focusing on bringing a refreshed look, feel and experience for all of our horticulture industry peers and leaving the thoughts of the past year behind us as we celebrate what’s to come ahead,” said Heike Stippler, board chair of the BCLNA. “The relocation of the show to downtown Surrey, makes the event more easily accessible from anywhere in the Lower Mainland, and provides a five-star experience with everything from state-of-the-art accommodations to a unique outdoor market trade show. We are excited to gather with our friends, peers and colleagues once again in a safe manner.”

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