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Sunday, December 1, 2019

RenĂ©e Auer, Senior Director Membership & Sales | Twitter: @reneeauer

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Join us this Friday, December 6th as we gather at Trail Appliances Richmond to kick off the holiday season with one GIGANTIC donation to the  Lower Mainland and  Surrey Christmas Bureaus, helping families in need. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this festive, free event! Guests will be treated warm eats, and sweet treats, choir music by The Partita Choir, Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs, hot cocoa, the Grinch, Cindy Loo Who, and the Gingerbread Man too! Santa will be onsite for photo opps! Bring your whole team and share in the gift of giving. Festivities begin at 8:30am and wrap up at 10:30am.

Last year we collectively donated over 6,000 items and one very large cheque. Word on the street is we are going to break records again this year! Just like in Whoville, when HAVAN members and their communities direct a large amount of effort at a single point - mountains of coats can be built and funds raised! We look forward to sharing in the gift of giving with you this Friday!

DONATE HERE! Bring your donations to Trail Appliances Friday or to one of the 72 drop off locations by Thursday this week!

Thank you to all  72 drop-off locations across 16 municipalities for collecting donations, and a big shout out to our Wrap Up Party Sponsors: 
Presenting Sponsors: Trail Appliances, Caesarstone Canada
Buddy the Elf's Breakfast: Tradesmen International, Falcon Homes
Gingerbread Station: TQ Construction in partnership with Snow Cap
Hot Cocoa: Designs by KS
Santa's Sleigh: Wesgroup Equipment
Photos with Santa: Miracon Development Inc.
North Pole: Surrey Digital

Affinity Partner Preston Mobility is pleased to announce a New Wireless Offer Exclusive to Employees of HAVAN (CHBA) Member Companies. Save up to 30% on your personal wireless, and add up to 5 lines to include family members. Several plans to choose from and you can keep your existing number. This Exclusive Employee Purchase Plan (EPP) is not available to the general public or at any Bell store. Another great benefit to be a HAVAN / CHBA Member!
For more information or to talk to one of our EPP Ambassadors visit www.prestonmobility.com/plans/HAVAN 



In partnership with FortisBC, HAVAN is excited to announce a huge value-added opportunity to the winner of the FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Construction category -- a marketing package valued at $5000 to promote your brand and winning work!  
What do you need to enter this category?  The FortisBC Award for Excellence in New Residential Construction recognizes a new home/project/community that integrates strategies and technologies that contribute to efficient use of energy, reduction of overall energy consumption and utilizes natural gas. All the details are available in the   Call for Entries package.  To win, you must enter! Call for Entries closes January 20, 2020.

Recipes for Home Buying Success with Alabaster Homes
Recipes for Home Buying Success with Alabaster Homes

Check out Yosh Kasahara of  Alabaster Homes  sharing home buying tips.
We'll be producing a series of videos like this to promote HAVAN and our award-winning members (another reason to participate in the awards program!), to build brand trust, and connect consumers with HAVAN's online directory, for the benefit of all members. Videos are supported with social campaigns and will be running over the course of the coming year. Be sure to  follow HAVAN on YouTube.


Join us for a Hockey Night with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, January 16, as we watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Arizona Predators from the exclusive Rogers Suite at Rogers Arena.

For just $59 (tax included, plus a beer on us too), you can cheer on our team from a limited suite! Tickets and rate reserved exclusively for HAVAN Members and their guests only. Option to purchase food is available. We have a limited number of tickets! Book your tickets today!


Every year at the Fall Classic Golf Tournament Everything Wine steps up to support HAVAN's BCIT Centra Cares Scholarships, filling Trail Appliances kindly donated wine fridge, plus other silent auction gifts too. 
With industry partners like Si Man from Everything Wine, there is no need to gift the same boring bottle of wine! Find something special and truly memorable to impress colleagues, clients, neighbours, or even the in-laws.  Everything Wine has over 4000 wines from around the world at great prices. Their 'Grab & Go' gift baskets are a coveted item on everyone's list. Visit their highly knowledgeable staff or call Si Man for a wine you will be remembered for.  604-542-480.  slee@everythingwine.ca  15735 Croyden Drive at Morgan Crossing, Surrey
Thank you for your consideration in supporting our industry partners who kindly support HAVAN for the benefit of all members.   

MARKETING COMMITTEEThursday, December 6th, 8:30a - 10:30a @ Caesarstone Canada 5555 Trapp Avenue, Burnaby. Contact: Dawn@havan.ca

E&T COMMITTEE: Wednesday, December 11th, 8:30am - 10:30am @ HAVAN. Contact Wendy@havan.ca

GOLF COMMITTEE: Wednesday, December 11th, noon - 2pm - Putting around ideas to drive home another ace in the hole in 2020! Contact: Dawn@havan.ca

U40 COMMITTEE: Thursday, December 12th, 8:15am - 10:00am, Ensuite Burnaby. Contact Vanessa@havan.ca

RENO COUNCIL: No meeting in December, next meeting Tuesday, January 28th, 5:30pm, Joey Burnaby. Meeting reserved for renovation owner/operators only. Contact: Sonali@havan.ca

SUPPLIERS' COUNCIL/MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Suppliers' Council and Membership Committee are gathering @ Sammy J's Coquitlam on December 11th from 4p -8p for some holiday cheer! Register to help us accommodate numbers. Free event. Separate tabs. Contact Renee@havan.ca

Stay up-to-date on the latest course offerings by reading your HAVAN Education Update, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, or read the latest Update here.


Event Date: Tuesday, December 3
Showtime: 8am - 5pm
Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Surrey

Presented by FortisBC's  BUILT BETTER program, HAVAN and CHBA Fraser Valley are co-presenting the second full-day session of a four-part series featuring Hamid Heidarali of Hamid Design Build. Team learning is the key to better building. Reserve your seats early! 

Thursday,  December 5, 9am - noon. Online or in person. 

HOLD THE DATE! LEEP TECHNICAL FORUMJAN 16 & 17, 2020, 8 am - 3:30 pm, Location TBD. Topics will include High Performance Wall Systems, Heat Pump System Best Practices, Costing High Performance Housing, and the Integrated Design Process. Details to come in December

BUILDERS BREAKFAST TEN PACK 2020 - On Sale this coming week!
A convenient and cost-saving way to guarantee your (and your team's) seat at each of the 10 BBS sessions. Get your 20 CPDs, professional development, networking and a hot breakfast too!



Update your company profile on HAVAN's Find a Professional online directory. HAVAN.ca's domain authority ranked at 61 is considered excellent by industry standards (average 40-50). Connecting with HAVAN is an opportunity to improve your website's Google ranking. You'll be in good shape for the 2020 Contact Directory too! 

Did you know the Contact 2019 Directory sold out (we are six copies in the office!) The circulation is being increased to 13,000, (up from 9,000) with distributing via trade and home shows in 2020. Who said print was dead?!!

Advertising rates and deadline (December 15th) contact: Harry! harryvh@blackpress.ca

HAVAN MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS place the focus on you, our members! A casual and friendly way to share a little bit about you and your life, it's a great way to connect, in a friendly, transparent way! Check out our very own Mark Sakai - smokin' turkeys! Thanks for sharing!

Let's get connected! Together we are stronger! @HAVANofficial