May 2017

Campbell River Dinner Meeting

Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Island Branch

Please Note
We would like to thank our dinner sponsor, Highland Engineering Services Ltd.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Melissa Heidema at [email protected] for space availability Thank you.
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Location: Royal Coachman Neighbourhood Pub - 84 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC

Please note there is a separate entrance to the Carriage Room located to the right of the main entrance.
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Member and Guest Price: $30.00 + GST = $31.50

APEGBC EIT/GIT and Student Member Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25
Contact: Melissa Heidema, P.Eng.,
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250.286.5721
Important Dates: The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.
Please join us for our Campbell River Dinner meeting with a presentation by Nickel Bros: Moving, Lifting, Recylcing, and Selling Houses. For over 60 years, Nickel Bros has been the Pacific Northwest's largest and most trusted house moving company. Today, during the course of any given month, the range of structures which are transported and relocated by Nickel Bros could be as diverse as an 8,000 sq. ft. historic home being moved around the corner to a 200 ton pressure vessel being transported from Zhongshan, China, to Grande Prairie.

Join us as we explore different projects and challenges involved.


5:30 PM: Registration and networking
6:00 PM: Buffet Dinner  
7:00 PM: Presentation
8:30 PM: Closing

About the Speakers

Ron Nickel

Nickel Bros House Moving was started by Ron’s uncle and father in BC over 61 years ago. Ron has been involved in the house saving and moving business for almost 50 years. During that time he has been involved in every aspect of the moving industry from working on a moving crew to senior management positions. Ron is currently overall manager of house acquisitions and sales, and has moved to a semi-retired position with-in the family business.

Jim Connelly

Originally as a member of Victoria Hallmark Society, an organization dedicated to saving historical buildings, James Connelly has had a long and varied career in the building and building relocation industry. He has been responsible for overseeing several relocation projects and has been a long-standing member of the Nickel Bros family. He has worked tirelessly for over 30 years to save significant buildings from needless demolition and eventually land fill. As a lobbyist for the BCSMA, he has been an advocate for streamlining the process of how recycled buildings are received. He has been a voice for common sense and affordable housing but more importantly for the protection of our built and disappearing landscape. In the end, he speaks for the houses themselves.

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