Vancouver, BC — With the world opening up little by little, in-person events are starting to make a comeback. To keep the spread of COVID-19 low, the province of British Columbia has announced new orders that directly impact the requirements for events. As a result, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has released its updated requirements for various upcoming events.
The new orders announced by B.C. Public Health revolves around proof of vaccination and mandated mask-wearing. Proof of Vaccination will be required to attend any non-essential event. Those who are in the province will be receiving cards. For residents outside of B.C., a proof of vaccination is required. The province of B.C. has also mandated masks for indoor public spaces. The VRCA has no plans of cancelling any of the high-value events or in-person education. Instead, they are changing dates and are providing updates that align with the new orders.
The VRCA Golf Tournament held on Sept. 15th, will adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols the Northview Golf & Country Club requires. Since this is an outdoor event, the B.C. Public Health order requiring proof of first vaccine, effective Sept. 13th, will not apply. As an added incentive to encourage industry-wide vaccinations, proof of double vaccination will make golfers eligible to win a $500 WestJet gift card at the event.
The VRCA U40 Oktoberfest will now be held on Nov. 10th. Proof of full vaccination will be required to attend. All registered attendees will be contacted to confirm attendance on Nov. 10th or will receive a full refund.
The VRCA Awards of Excellence will now be held on Jan. 19th, 2022. Proof of full vaccination will be required to attend, and masks will need to be worn while inside. All registered attendees will be contacted shortly to confirm attendance on Jan. 19th, 2022, or will receive a full refund.
In-person education held by the VRCA will also require proof of vaccination. Following the B.C. Public Health orders, evidence of the first vaccine will be required to attend in-person VRCA classes after Sept. 13th and until Oct. 24th, when proof of full vaccination will be required.