About Us

About BCPMA

The BCPMA has a broad based membership representing all facets of the produce industry. The Association is active, growing and provides excellent networking opportunities for businesses and individuals not only throughout BC but across western Canada and United States. The primary mission of the BCPMA is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The BCPMA, in conjunction with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, participates in the Childrun, where the display and give-away of fresh produce is a highlight of this annual event. The BCPMA is an important partner to the CPMA national Mix It Up program, which promotes healthy eating through the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The BCPMA is a vital communications hub within the province, connecting government agencies, growers, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, suppliers, transportation, foodservice providers, importers, distributors, customs brokers, the CPMA, CFIA, Dispute Resolution Agency, and the BC Chefs’ Association. Giving back to the community has been an important aspect of the BCPMA since its inception in 1956. The BCPMA is grateful to its generous members and sponsors for their support of BC Children’s hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon division and the BC & Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation. The BCPMA is proud of its achievements within both the local community and the produce industry. We are committed as an association to continue to develop a strong and sustainable organization and industry for our membership..

Bryan Wong

President

Director & Owner of Pacific Fresh Produce Distributor Ltd. 15 Years in the Produce Industry Food Safety Instructor First Aid Instructor Trainer

Chris Pollock

Vice-President

Marketing Manager of the BC Tree Fruits Cooperative. 6 years in the produce industry

Margie Schurko

Secretary/Treasurer

ABC Customs Brokers, Marketing Manager: 33 years BC Chefs’ Association – Director: 10 years BC Children’s Hospital – Childrun Committee: 18 years

Albert Lum

Director of Sales – Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.: 12 years Director, BCPMA: 5 years BCFPA Member since 2012 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 4 years in a row 2011 – 2014

Rob Johnson

Produce Operations Manager for Country Grocer: 12 Years BCPMA Board of Directors: 8 Years 43 years experience in the Produce Industry in BC and North America from Retail, Wholesale, Purchasing, Consulting and Sales & Marketing

Gena London

Interim – Director

Sales Representative Foodservice – Star Produce Ltd: 8 years

Todd Patterson

Associate Director

Owner/President at The P4 Group Inc.

David Cheung

Director

The Oppenheimer Group Oppy, Sales Representative / Sales Manager: 9 years IGA, Produce Supervisor Overwaitea Foods, Buyer: 11 years Tom Yee Produce, Buyer: 11 years

Our Mission

What we value most and strive for.

The BCPMA has a broad based membership representing all facets of the produce industry. The Association is active, growing and provides excellent networking opportunities for businesses and individuals not only throughout BC but across western Canada and United States. The primary mission of the BCPMA is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The BCPMA, in conjunction with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, participates in the Childrun, where the display and give-away of fresh produce is a highlight of this annual event. The BCPMA is an important partner to the CPMA national Mix It Up program, which promotes healthy eating through the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The BCPMA is a vital communications hub within the province, connecting government agencies, growers, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, suppliers, transportation, foodservice providers, importers, distributors, customs brokers, the CPMA, CFIA, Dispute Resolution Agency, and the BC Chefs’ Association. Giving back to the community has been an important aspect of the BCPMA since its inception in 1956. The BCPMA is grateful to its generous members and sponsors for their support of BC Children’s hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon division and the BC & Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation. The BCPMA is proud of its achievements within both the local community and the produce industry. We are committed as an association to continue to develop a strong and sustainable organization and industry for our membership.

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NETWORKING

BCPMA is a vital communications hub within the province.

HEALTH

Working to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

FULL SUPPORT

Promote products and services via sponsorship

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