ECABC 72nd Annual General Meeting & Conference: Houle Electric Wins Inaugural Innovation Award

July 2, 2024

ECABC extends a big thank you to all who attended their Conference & 72nd AGM on June 20–21, 2024 at the picturesque Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre. “It was a blast seeing everyone there!”

The Welcome Reception at Poplar Grove Winery provided a great networking opportunity with an incredible view and great food.

The AGM drew an impressive crowd of nearly 150 attendees, treated to insights from a stellar lineup of speakers.

“We were honoured to host Keynote Speaker Richard Zussman, Global BC Legislative Reporter. We also enjoyed presentations by motivational speaker Angus Reid, and Charlotte Mitha, Executive Vice-President, Operations at BC Hydro. The economic panel featured insights from David van Hemmen, Vice President of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade; Rob Mackay-Dunn, Vice President, Government & Public Affairs at the BC Maritime Employers Association; and Alexa Young, Vice President, Policy, Government Relations & Public Affairs for New Economy Canada,” said ECABC on their website.

Congratulations to Houle Electric Limited, the winner of the inaugural Innovation Award (theme: Green Infrastructure) for their Third Space Commons project. This near-zero carbon single-family residential building was constructed in collaboration with the UBC Third Quadrant student design team and several industry partners. The project stands as a testament to innovation and sustainability, setting a new standard for green living.

The Association also celebrated Rob Romaniuk of Elworthy Electrical Services Ltd., the 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award winner. “Rob’s outstanding contributions to ECABC have been invaluable! His dedication and support have brightened our days and strengthened our community. Rob’s tireless efforts in mentoring, organizing events and fostering a spirit of camaraderie within our organization have truly made a difference.”

Finally, ECABC extended a warm welcome to our newest Hall of Fame inductees, Stan Hussey and Mark Bemister. “Their contributions to the industry and community have left a lasting legacy, and we are proud to honour them.”

ECABC 72nd
ECABC would like to thank their amazing sponsors who made this event possible:
  • Dinner Sponsor: F&M Installations Ltd.
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor: IBEW Local 213
  • Poplar Grove Welcome Reception Sponsor: RWT Growth
  • AGM Conference Booth Sponsors: K.M. Roberts & Associates Ltd. & MWG Apparel
  • Wine Host Sponsor: Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd.
  • Hotel Room Key Card Sponsor: E.B. Horsman & Son
  • Lanyard Sponsor: Fettback & Heesterman Energy Ltd.
  • Wine Trolley Tour Sponsor: Guillevin
  • AGM Awards Dinner Reception Sponsors: IBEW Local 258, Wesco
  • Breakfast Sponsors: ABB Electrification Canada, Villa Electric (1980) Ltd.
  • Innovation Award Sponsor: Technical Safety BC
  • Lunch Sponsors: IPEX Electrical Inc. & Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc.
  • Morning Speaker Sponsors: BC Building Trades, Suderman Estimating Systems
  • Program Sponsor: Canem Systems
  • Nutrition Break Sponsors: Construction Labour Relations Association of BC & Thomis Electric Ltd.
  • Supporting Sponsors: BCCA Employee Benefits Trust, BCCSA, E2 Inc., UBS Industries, Federated Insurance, Western Joint Electrical Training Society & IBEW Local 993
Next year’s AGM will be held at the Fairmont Empress Victoria on June 13th, 2025.

Related Articles


Latest Articles


Changing Scene

  • Eureka Wins Red Dot Award for Atoll

    Eureka Wins Red Dot Award for Atoll

    July 16, 2024 Eureka is pleased to announce that its Atoll luminaire has received a Red Dot Design Award for Product Design. It is the 10th consecutive year that Eureka products have been honored with this prestigious award, which is a testament to the company’s consistency and relentless drive to design the best luminaires in… Read More…

  • Sarah Hansen Named Western Regional Sales Manager with Hammond Manufacturing 

    Sarah Hansen Named Western Regional Sales Manager with Hammond Manufacturing 

    July 15, 2024 Hammond Manufacturing is happy to announce that Sarah Hansen (nee Hammond) has accepted the position of Western Regional Sales Manager for the electrical enclosures division. This newly created position reflects Hammond’s commitment to continued growth of enclosure sales in Western Canada. “Sarah has spent the past thirteen years in leadership positions within… Read More…

  • ABB and NASCAR Reveal EV Prototype and Launch Electrification Innovation Partnership

    ABB and NASCAR Reveal EV Prototype and Launch Electrification Innovation Partnership

    July 15, 2024 ABB in the United States and NASCAR announced the ABB NASCAR Electrification Innovation Partnership and revealed a new EV prototype at the 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race. This partnership brings together world leaders in EV technology and auto racing to advance NASCAR’s strategic ambitions across electrification.   “ABB is a technology leader… Read More…

  • Nedco Introduces New General Manager at Nedco West

    Nedco Introduces New General Manager at Nedco West

    July 15, 2024 Nedco has announced Jay Frezell as the new General Manager of Nedco West, effective August 1st, 2024. “Jay brings over 25 years of experience in the datacom, power quality, and wire & cable industries. His impressive track record of success in distribution, sales, and manufacturing equips him with a deep understanding of… Read More…