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About the BC Cherry Association

The BC Cherry Association (BCCA) represents growers, marketers, packers, researchers and industry members. The BCCA sponsors research to grow and deliver top quality cherries to markets around the world. We also work to promote and strengthen marketing opportunities.

Our research

The BCCA supports research projects that help advance the cherry industry. Successful projects on pest control, post harvest handling, breeding, and disease suppression are examples of work done in past.

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Our Marketing

The BCCA works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the BC Ministry of Agriculture to administer export programs. We also act as the industry body when negotiating market access for new cherry export deals.

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Grower resources

It is currently membership renewal time! More information will be available under this tab in the near future. In the meantime, click below to find the membership form.

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Latest News

China Export Program 2018

2018 China Export Program documents are now available for growers and packing facilities wishing to export their cherries to the PRC this year. If you need the forms and didn't receive them by email already, please email admin@bccherry.com to request them. The deadline for getting applications in and payment completed is Thursday March 29, 2018, but it's a good idea to get your forms in as early as possible in case there are any corrections needed. One change to note for 2018 is that applications are to be emailed (or mailed) directly to the CFIA, with a duplicate application sent separately to the BC Cherry Association, along with the payment page. For more information, please contact the CFIA, or email the BCCA at the address above.

BC Cherry Association AGM, Thursday February 22

Our BCCA Annual General Meeting is coming up on February 22nd, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center at 2170 Harvey Avenue (Hwy 97) in Kelowna. Registration check-in will start at 08:30, with the business meeting beginning at 09:00, followed by some great speakers, and an afternoon reception. Please make plans to attend, to hear all the exciting news in the BC cherry industry! The final agenda will be posted here on January 25th.

Don't forget to RSVP to admin@bccherry.com, and let us know if you'll be having lunch and/or staying for the reception, so we can make sure there's food for you! A fabulous Greek buffet lunch will be complimentary for BCCA members and sponsors, whose memberships are paid in full at the time of the meeting, and will be $30 for all other attendees, payable in advance or at the door. The reception will also be complimentary for members and sponsors, and will cost a nominal $20 for nonmembers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Box 21059
Orchard Park Post Office, Kelowna, BC
V1Y 9N8