Annual Lumberman of the Year Roast!

In naming John Bennett of Norman G. Jensen as this year’s recipient of the BC Wholesale Lumber Association’s Lumberman of the Year Award, the BCWLA follows a tradition of recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution to the lumber industry in BC.

Since the BCWLA began staging annual Lumberman of the Year Roasts in 1980, there have been 28 recipients so honored.  John Bennett has a long family history in the lumber and brokerage industries, with a fine record of support for the BCWLA.

I look forward to a fun evening at the prestigious Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, where this year’s event will be staged June 9th.  A special evening all ’round when, for the first time, a woman roastmaster, Dawn-Ann Byers, will direct the evening’s barbs.

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