Association

 

The British Columbia Branch of Holstein Canada was founded in 1908. The Branch is directed by a 9 member board, with 1 Director elected from each of 3 regions (Lower Mainland, Okanagan, and Vancouver Island) and 6 Directors at Large. Joan Wikkerink serves as a part-time Branch Secretary. Ben Cuthbert is the National Director that represents the province of BC on the Holstein Canada Board.

The BC Branch President is Brian Hamming with Angela Hamming as Vice President.  There are 4 committees chaired by Branch Directors to accomplish the day to day activities, which are Finance (Ridley Wikkerink, chair), Judging (Angela Hamming, chair and Luke Van Huizen, co-chair), Promotions & Public Relations (Greg Hessels, chair), and Show (Carl Barclay, chair).

 

The 6 regional Holstein Clubs in BC are the Central Fraser Valley, North Okanagan, Lower Fraser Valley, Richmond/Delta, Upper Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island.

 

The Branch and the local Holstein Clubs work together to promote registered cattle and further breeder education.