Around Town: BC Lions announce “Salute the Trades” game night September 7
The BC Lions made sure that the Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC ended with a touchdown by announcing on April 30 that they will host a second annual “Salute the Trades” game night on September 7 when the Lions take on the Ottawa Red Blacks.
The first BC Lions “Salute the Trades” game night was held last September, inviting BC’s registered apprentices to purchase generously discounted tickets. The Lions also extended a similar opportunity to all BC’s construction workers and tradespeople. Over 20,000 attended the game, with the first 3,000 receiving collectible safety-grade construction hard hats courtesy of Mark’s Commercial.
Construction is booming in BC yet the industry predicts a shortage of more than 14,000 skilled tradespeople over the next 8 years.
With more than 23,500 construction companies in BC contributing 8.6% of provincial GDP, the industry’s skilled workforce reaches into every community and plays a crucial role in BC’s local economies.
The tribute announcement comes on the last day of Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC, a successful platform for the industry to raise awareness of the important work done by the 235,000 hard-working men and women in the skilled trades.
For more information on purchasing tickets to Salute the Trades Night call Dave MacLean, BC Lions Manager of Ticket Sales, at 604.930.5495.
Excerpt from BC Construction Association press release, April 30, www.bccassn.com.
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