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Next Restaurant Talks – September 19, 2016
Sep 04, 2016

BC Restaurant Talks expanded to Kelowna and Victoria.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday August 30, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – Ian Tostenson, president and CEO of the BC Restaurant and Foodservice Association is pleased to present the first sessions of Restaurant Talks in Kelowna and Victoria. “We designed BC Restaurant Talks to serve the needs of our operators around the province – and to help them conquer current industry challenges. We are going around the province to connect with operators and understand and tackle the issues that are facing them directly.”

The BC Restaurant Talks sessions in Kelowna and Victoria will include an industry update from go2HR combined with a presentation by Doug Scott, General Manager Liquor Licensing & Control. The session will focus on two key questions: What trends currently impact your business? How can you make the most of new liquor regulations?

Each session will be targeted to the host region. Sandhill Wines will co-host the event in Kelowna on September 19. Mr. Scott will join us to discuss reform in British Columbia Liquor Policy and talk about how changes specifically impact to Wine Country and our strong local winery scene. His presentation follows an extremely successful session in Vancouver. He will be joined by Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist for go2HR, Thompson Okanagan to present the industry update.

In Victoria, on October 17, operators in the Capital Regional District will gather at Spinnakers to get an understanding of the state of the industry coupled with the unique challenges of an island environment.

“We invite restaurant and foodservice professionals to come to explore these sessions prepared with their questions”, says BCRFA chairman Bob Parrotta.

The power sessions will be a jammed packed 1.5 hours with questions and answers a dedicated part of the program. Tickets go on sale this week – $49 for BCRFA members and $79 for non-members. Sessions start at 9 am – with doors opening at 8:45 am. Call to register 604-669-2239.

Stay tuned to bcrestauranttalks.ca for more details as they develop.

Presented with the support of American Express, Gordon Food Service, Sysco, Morneau Shepell, Mills Basics, Telus and Rising Tide Consultants.

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BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association is one of the most respected business organizations in the province for 40 years. BCRFA is the voice of restaurant and foodservice to government, a source for real time information about key issues facing business and a resource for excellent values and cost savings on services.

For further information:

Ian Tostenson, President and CEO
BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association
#600 – 890 West Pender Street    Vancouver BC V6C 1J9    Phone: 604-669-2239

Minimum Wage Increases September 15, 2016
Aug 09, 2016

Minimum wage is $10.45 per hour, increasing to $10.85 per hour.

Liquor server minimum wage is $9.20 per hour, increasing to $9.60 per hour

Next Statutory Holidays are:

– Labour Day: September 5, 2016
– Thanksgiving Day: October 10, 2016
– Remembrance Day: November 11, 2016