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Abbotsford, BC, June, 2010. Avalon Dairy Ltd. received the BC Food Processors Hall of Fame Award at FoodProWest on Friday June 4th, 2010. The Leadership Award went to Dave Hood of The Original Cakerie, and the Rising Star Award went to Thomas Haas of Thomas Haas Fine Pastries & Desserts Ltd. while Nature’s Path Foods Inc was awarded the Energy/ Sustainability Award.

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Abbotsford, BC, May 20, 2010 "Yves Potvin, Arran Stephens, Lloyd Bernhardt, Gay Hahn. These are the names of some of the well-known industry people slated to speak at FoodProWest 2010," Nico Human, BCFPA CEO announced in Vancouver. "And the list is still growing! It is exciting indeed!"Skip to main content Home Hello sysadminLog outAdministrative toolbarDashboard (View and customize your dashboard.)Content (Administer content and comments.)Structure (Administer blocks, content types, menus, etc.)Appearance (Select and configure your themes.)People (Manage user accounts, roles, and permissions.)Modules (Extend site functionality.)Configuration (Administer settings.)Reports (View reports, updates, and errors.)CRMHelp (Reference for usage, configuration, and modules.)Hide shortcuts Add contentFind contentManage usersOnline users Edit shortcuts You are here Home » Scintillating Slate of Speakers for FoodProWest 2010 Edit Story Scintillating Slate of Speakers for FoodProWest 2010Primary tabsVIEWEDIT(ACTIVE TAB)TRACKDEVEL Title *

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Abbotsford, BC, May 20, 2010 "Yves Potvin, Arran Stephens, Lloyd Bernhardt, Gay Hahn. These are the names of some of the well-known industry people slated to speak at FoodProWest 2010," Nico Human, BCFPA CEO announced in Vancouver. "And the list is still growing! It is exciting indeed!" "Yves will be telling us about how he founded his company way back when in Quebec, how he grew it into the well-known Yves Veggie Cuisine and how he established Garden Protein International," Mike Boehm, BCFPA Director and member of the FoodProWest Organising Committee added. "It is an inspiring story and Yves is a very compelling speaker. This should be one of the highlights of the day." "The Industry Expert Panel we present after the keynote proved to be very successful in previous years," Nico Human, BCFPA CEO added. "Expertly managed by Guyle Tippe of BCFPA members KPMG, this is the time on the program when we all get a glimpse of what it is like to run a successful food processing business. This year—with event theme Energy/Sustainability—the three members of the panel will each bring a unique perspective to the panel. We tongue firmly in cheek say it will be called the Coffee-Breakfast Cereal-Milk panel!" Lloyd Bernhardt , CEO of Ethical Bean, will bring the "coffee" perspective. Arran Stephens , CEO of Nature's Path, will bring the "breakfast cereal" perspective and much more! Rounding out the panel will be Gay Hahn , Avalon Dairy CEO. She will bring the "milk" perspective. "There are still a few speakers to announce," Human added. "Watch this space for updates!" "You are also invited to visit www.bcfpa.ca/event/387 to find more information about FoodProWest 2010," Human concluded. "If you have not signed up yet for this exciting and inspiring day of learning, networking and fun, please do so as soon as possible. Time is running out quickly and we don't want you to be disappointed!"

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Abbotsford, BC, May 19, 2010 "It gives us great pleasure to announce that Avalon Dairy will be receiving the 2010 Hall of Fame as part of the BC Food Processors Awards", Robin Smith, BCFPA President and Board Chair announced in Vancouver. The award will be presented at FoodProWest 2010 on June 4, 2010.

"The Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of the BC Food Processors Awards," Nico Human, BCFPA CEO added. "Previous recipients of the prestigious award include Freybe in 2008 and Purdy's Chocolates in 2010."

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Abbotsford, BC, May 13, 2010 . With only three weeks to go until FoodPro West—slated for June 4 in Burnaby—the BCFPA is pleased to announce that the slate of Industry Expert Panel speakers has been confirmed as follows:

Lloyd Bernhardt (Ethical Bean): In 1988, Lloyd co-founded Motion Works , which became one of B.C.'s first and most successful Macintosh software development companies. Following this, he did a stint at Apple Computer in California where he consulted on Quicktime , a standard movie player for all personal computers. He continued working for a series of software...

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