June 2016

Networking and Dinner Presentation: "Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty: A Key to an Economic Engine"

Organized by the Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Sandman Vancouver Airport - Fraser Room, 3233 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC
(Hotel with Moxie's Restaurant located on the corner of Highway 99 and Bridgeport Road)
Presenter: Phillip Chow, P.Eng.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price:$30.00
Non-Member Price:$30.00
APEGBC Student Member Price:$30.00

(Cost includes dinner)
Please join us for an informative dinner presentation where Phillip Chow, P.Eng. will discuss the lead up to and the future development plans by the Tsawwassen First Nation.

On April 3, 2009, the Tsawwassen People ratified the first urban First Nations Treaty in BC. It was the culmination of 14 years of negotiations. It reconciled aboriginal rights and title and restored the right to First Nation self-government, protected in the Canadian Constitution. The Treaty provides for municipal, provincial and federal jurisdiction over a land base of 724 hectares. To date, 23 laws have been enacted that replace the Indian Act on Tsawwassen Lands and in the traditional territory. Tsawwassen First Nation also became a full member of the Metro Vancouver regional district, now Metro Vancouver, the first First Nation to do so.

The Treaty has triggered a chain reaction of economic activity in onsite and offsite works. In addition to providing background to the current development plans, Phillip will present project information on the sewage treatment plant, Tsawwassen Mills, Tsawwassen Commons, and associated offsite Highway 17 Widening, Metro Vancouver South Delta Water main No.1 and drainage improvements.


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM:  Registration and networking
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM: Dinner
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM: Presentation


  • APEGBC members and non-members are welcome.
  • Guest/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • If you have questions, please contact the Richmond Delta Branch, by email [email protected].

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