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WCR&HCA Conference

Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association (WCR&HCA) will hold our 2025 Conference in Maui, February 2-7! Save the date and join hundreds of delegates from across Western Canada, the conference offering industry speakers, education, and an array of networking events.


2023 WCR&HCA Conference Highlights

WCR&HCA #2023StrongerTogether – back together, to talk about things that matter

Investing in trade infrastructure an economic imperative

Mary Van Buren, President & CEO, Canadian Construction Association

Trade infrastructure benefits everyone

Long-term infrastructure plan a must

Trade, infrastructure pays the bills

Nicole Chabot, Chair, CCA Civil National Advisory Council

Industry working together to get things done

Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Focus on investing, not spending on infrastructure

Trade is the fuel that runs the country

Investing in trade infrastructure for national security

Canada’s inflexion point: seize trade opportunities

Hon. Gary Mar, President & CEO, Canada West Foundation

Canada’s trade reputation is suffering

Western Canada’s role in trade

Trade infrastructure strategy supports our standard of living

Innovation in our industry

Dr. Ray Gallant, Volvo Construction Equipment

Replacing 100 years of using diesel

Days of relying on cheap diesel are ending

We have to have faith in technology

Mike Lenzie, Caterpillar Construction Technologies

We have to innovate

Technology is making us more productive, for less cost

February 13, 2023 recap

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2023 conference “it’s a wrap!” recap – read here

The WCR&HCA Board of Directors held a series of meetings Friday, Feb. 10, to review the conference and take care of important Board business.

First up – congrats and welcome to the new Board members

  • Joe Kabarchuk, ARHCA
  • Jonathan Hamilton, ARHCA
  • Nicole Chabot, MHCA
  • Dennis Cruise, MHCA

And our new officers for 2023-2025 are

  • Chair, Carmen Duncan, Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association
  • Vice-Chair, Joe Kabarchuk, Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
  • Sec-Treasurer, Dennis Cruise, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association

To see your full WCR&HCA Board click here.

And a huge thank you to retiring board members

  • Greg Orbanski, now immediate Past Chair of WCR&HCA, (MHCA)
  • Jack Meseyton, now past Sec-Treasurer of WCR&HCA, (MHCA)
  • Gary Zeitner, now former Board member of WCR&HCA, (ARHCA)
  • Andrew Arnill, now former Board member of the WCR&HCA (ARHCA)
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February 9, 2023 recap

Your conference business day recap – read here

February 7, 2023 recap

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Your conference business day recap – read here


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