February 11th, 2018

2018 Spring CE Event Update!

Dear BCAPA Members,

We regret to announce that David Crow has had to cancel his Spring workshop with us due to
an extended recovery time from health ailments. We all wish him a speedy recovery and look
forward to the possibility of hosting him sometime in the future.

In his place, we have secured Peter Holmes Lac, ND for the Spring event. Peter’s experience
spans over 30 years; he is a medical herbalist, clinical aromatherapist, practitioner of Chinese
medicine, and a respected author.

Peter has graciously agreed to take on the 2-day workshop and we look forward to sharing in
his knowledge and expertise. We will be updating our website with the layout of his course
topics soon.

Registration for this weekend will remain the same, and the 2nd early bird is still open at
$325.00 for members until March 10th

Please contact Michelle Beukers at cecoord@bcapa.org if you have any further questions
regarding these changes.
Michelle Beukers
BCAPA CE Coordinator

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September 29th, 2017

Spring CE Event April 21st & 22nd 2018, with David Crow! EARLY BIRD REMINDER!

Hello BCAPA Members,

Just a friendly reminder that the early bird deadline for our 2018 Spring CE Event is midnight on January 11th, at midnight.

If you missed the last notice sent out, it announced that we are now accepting E-transfers for registration payment, as well a payment plan option now being in effect for members at 3 x payments of $117.00.

Also, we are excited to share with you an online interview that our lovely Vice President Betsy De Lucca conducted with David that will be posted in our upcoming Winter Newsletter!

And thank you to everyone that made it out to our Fall CE event with Pat Antoniak, her combined wisdom did not fall short of information on the recognition of addictions as well as the realm of using of essential oils with the healing for the caregiver and the addict. We are so honored to have such a gem in our own backyard!

For those who missed this event, we look forward to seeing you at our Spring CE event coming up April 21st & 22nd 2018 with David Crow, in sunny Tsawwassen!!

David will be traveling up from California to share his own wisdom of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy with us. His extensive background in sustainability of plant matter, and therefore our beloved oils, will hopefully bring to light a few concerns and questions on the future of our Aromatherapy.

For a little more insight on the knowledge that David possesses, please see the attached link: http://www.floracopeia.com/David-Crow/

To register for this event please visit: https://www.bcapa.org/home/events/upcoming-bcapa-events/

And as always, if you have any questions, please contact our CE coordinator Michelle Beukers at cecoord@bcapa.org

With love and light,

Your BCAPA Board of Directors

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September 3rd, 2017

Continuing Education Notice

Just a reminder that our BCAPA Fall Continuing Education event, “Dynamics of Addictions” with Pat Antoniak, is scheduled for next Sunday, September 10th, 2017.

Registration will be closed as of midnight on Monday, September 4th, 2017.

To Register, please visit: https://www.bcapa.org/home/events/upcoming-bcapa-events/

Also, we are very excited to announce that registration for our Spring CE Event with David Crow is officially open!To register for this event, please visit: https://www.bcapa.org/home/events/spring-2018-bcapa-sponsored-event/

For any questions on CE Events, please contact Michelle Beukers at: cecoord@bcapa.org

As always, we encourage your feedback; the future of the BCAPA Continuing Education relies on feedback from its members… and that means you!

Please take the time to read our emails and send in your thoughts & ideas.

It takes numbers to build equations.

We look forward to seeing you at the next event.


Your BCAPA Board Members

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August 17th, 2017

Announcement! 2018 Spring CE Event with David Crow

The BCAPA is extremely excited to announce we will be hosting David Crow for our 2018 Spring CE event in sunny Tsawwassen BC on the weekend of April 21st  & 22nd!

David is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine. He is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems, a master herbalist,  aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 year’s experience.  David is a renowned author, with some of his writings titled; “In Search of the Medicine Buddha”; “Sacred Smoke” and “Plants that Heal”.

In addition, he is the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures, a product line that is sourced from a variety of ecological sources throughout the world. Each source represents an inspiring story of organic agriculture, sustainable agro-forestry, economic upliftment, grassroots healthcare and the preservation of ethnobotanical culture.

David’s weekend topics will be as follows;

Exploring the Inner Dimensions of Essential Oils

  1. How ecosystems influence the production of therapeutic benefits of oils in plants
  2. The cosmological energies and elements of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine found in essential oils, their chemistry and their
  3. Modern uses of essential oils according to their traditional uses in herbal medicine
  4. The spiritual relationships between plants and human consciousness
  5. Climate change and sustainability issues of essential oils
  6. The people,    farms    and    projects    producing    specific    We will also review important protocols for using essential oils safely, including
  7. When and where essential oils are a primary modality, and when they should be avoided
  8. Fraudulent claims about essential oil uses that are leading to adverse reactions
  9. Best methods of applications
  10. Simple combinations of essential oils with herbal protocols

A very educational and humbling weekend, not to be missed!

Some details:

  • Early bird registration for BCAPA members is $300.00 until January 11th
  • From January 12 to March 10th the 2nd early bird fee for members will be $325.00
  • After March 10th and for non-BCAPA members the fee will be $350.00 until April 14th when registration will be 
  • $100 will be held for any cancellations after March 10st to cover meal costs
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations after April 1st  

To register, please click here!

 For more information please contact Michelle Beukers at cecoord@bcapa.org

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August 2nd, 2017

BCAPA Members! Early Bird Registration for Fall CE Event ends August 10th!

Hello BCAPA members!

This is just a friendly reminder to all of you that the earlier bird registration for our Fall CE event with Pat Antoniak on September 10th 2017 will close at midnight on August 10, 2017. After August 10th, the fee for registration will be $125.00

Please link to https://www.bcapa.org/home/events/upcoming-bcapa-events/ to register and as always if you have any questions please contact Michelle at cecoord@bcapa.org We hope you are all having a safe and enjoyable summer!!

Your BCAPA Board of Directors

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June 29th, 2017

Register now for the 2017 Fall CE Event with Pat Antoniak!


Hello BCAPA Members!!

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful sunshine that has finally arrived.

This notice is just a friendly reminder to register for our Fall Continuing Education event with  Pat Antoniak “Dynamics of Addiction: Caring for the Addicted and those Affected on Sunday September 10th 2017.

We also want to update you that we are extending our marketing of this event to local professionals in treatment centers in order to expand our networking within the health care community.

What does this mean for our members? 

You will be given an opportunity to promote your products and services to these professionals, as there will be a space provided to display your cards, samples or other small promotions.

I am looking at setting up possibly two 8’X30” tables to accommodate this on the inside of the room, please communicate with me what your ideas might be for materials as I want to make sure we will have the space for you.

If you could work with an approximate 10”x12” space to place cards, and/or sample products this can work. Of course, the number of members who would like to take advantage of this opportunity will determine how much space we will be able to offer each person.

This promotional opportunity will be exclusively for our members; we want to support you!

This one day event is set at $100.00 for our members until August 10th 2017. After August 10th and for non-members the registration fee is $120.00.

Lunch and refreshments will be included in your registration.

As well, the BCAPA will grant 4 CE credits for those in attendance.

To register please follow this link: https://www.bcapa.org/home/events/upcoming-bcapa-events/ And as always if you have any questions, please contact Michelle at cecoord@bcapa.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your BCAPA Board

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May 17th, 2017

2017 Fall CE Event with Pat Antoniak “Dynamics of Addiction”

Hello BCAPA Members,

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a One Day Conference with one of our fabulous own… Pat Antoniak RN. BN. RA. EOT. AG-Reg. Reiki and Energy Therapist

Pat has been a huge part in supporting the BCAPA and our members, she is a wealth of knowledge and we are thrilled that she has agreed to share some of her research with us.

It’s not a secret that the West Coast has a serious issue with addictions, while the root in which is grows from may be individual. We as Aromatherapists have tools to aid in the healing journey of those who suffer and have suffered.

That it be the addict or the caregivers, the need for healing is essential and understanding how we can apply our tools will not only benefit us, it will help the healing in our communities, and families.

The following is an outline of the information Pat will be bringing to us…

Dynamics of Addiction:  Caring for the Addicted and Those Affected

Clients having addiction issues can be challenging for both the client and therapist.  Those living and working with the addicted person have concerns, too.  We will explore the dynamics of addiction/withdrawal/recovery and the impact upon the client, therapist and those close to the client. Some of the topics being covered include:  co-dependency issues, family roles and relationships, holistic support during addiction/withdrawal/recovery, physical health concerns, psychological and behavioural defense mechanisms, self-esteem issues.  We will examine how essential oil therapies can benefit the addicted client at each stage of the addiction/withdrawal/recovery process.

Seminar Objectives:

  • Understand the dynamics of addiction using an holistic model of care
  • Identify the major issues confronting a client with addiction issues
  • Identify the major issues confronting those affected by someone else’s addiction
  • Develop an holistic basic care plan for a client with addiction issues
  • Review essential oils and aromatic methods that will assist the addicted client through the addiction/withdrawal/recovery process
  • Explore ways to assist those who are affected by someone with addiction issues
  • Review the reactions and support required by the therapist to deliver aromatic and holistic care in this situation.

The date for this event will be on Sunday September 10th 2017. Between 10a.m. – 5p.m. in Tsawwassen at the South Delta Recreation Centre located at 1720 56th St S.Delta

There will be coffee/tea & water provided throughout the day, as well there will be lunch included with your registration.

Early bird registration for active BCAPA members will be $100.00 until August 10th 2017
After Aug 10th and for non-members the registration fee will be $120.00
Registration details coming soon!

The BCAPA will grant 4 CE Credits for those in attendance.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!




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April 17th, 2017

Spring CE Event Recap! Thank you Mark Webb!

This years Spring CE Event with Mark Webb has come and gone…. It was focused on the Coles version of Mark’s CO2 Extract Course, his Aromatic Medicine Course, and his Australian Essential Oils course. Although we gained so much knowledge about the benefits and properties of CO2 extractions, vast and novel applications of essential oils, and the incredible variety and benefits of Australian essential oil-bearing plants, we were left wanting more! Thankfully Mark also spent a bit of time introducing us to his courses so that we can hopefully continue to learn from Mark, who brought and delivered his wealth of knowledge with science and experience.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our next CE Event scheduled for early Fall 2017!!


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April 2nd, 2017

Spring 2017 CE Event Registration Closed

Thank you to everyone who registered and we are looking forward to sharing an amazing weekend in Sidney! Registration is now closed. Click here for details about how to reach our venue and the weekend we have planned.

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March 2nd, 2017

7 SPOTS LEFT for possibly the last CE Event under the BCAPA!

Join us for possibly the last CE Event under the BCAPA!

The BCAPA is very excited to announce that one of the world’s leading experts in Aromatic Medicine, Mark Webb BSc, MASCC (Australia) Biochemist, Plant Biologist, Cosmetic Scientist and Author will be the speaker at our Spring 2017 CE Event!

On Day 1, Mark will give us an overview of his Advanced Diploma Course in Aromatic Medicine. This will introduce us to the aromatic prescribing technique and show why aromatic chemistry & pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacology are essential learning and how the various dose forms & application techniques fit within this model. This introduction would also discuss a limited materia medica with a number of clinical case studies that would then allow for discussions to be had within the BCAPA membership about how to approach education upon aromatic medicine and internal dosing applications. Learning about these dosing forms can also assist with both internal and external dose forms and application techniques.

Mark will give a condensed talk on CO2 Extracts, their production technology and how this effects the end product. He will compare and contract a range of volatile and non-volatile constituents.

On Day 2, Mark will be discussing Australian Aromatics including the history, chemistry and uses. These will include some familiar to us such as Tea Tree as well as new species and applications in both complimentary and orthodox medicine; applications in cosmoceuticals and personal care; applications in cuisine and industrial applications.


The venue is limited to only 48 seats and fully we expect to sell out before the registration deadline. Please don’t miss your chance to attend!



Date and Time:

April 8th and 9th, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm on both days




The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
9805 Seaport Pl, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
(250) 655-9445


We are pleased to announce that we are now able to book our accommodations for the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa for this Springs event with Mark Webb. Click here for the price discounts for our BCAPA members. Please note the block code and Block ID that you will need to receive your booking discount. As well we have been notified that here will not be a group reservation, it is on a first come first serve basis, so if you are wishing to book at the Sidney Pier Hotel you may want to do this sooner than later. As mentioned before the Spots for our Spring event are filling up!!



Important Details

  • Attendees will receive 8 CE credits for this event
  • Lunch will be provided on both days
  • Parking at the The Sidney Pier Hotel is complimentary.
  • $100.00 will be held back for cancellation after March 8th to pay for non-refundable meals that have been ordered & paid for by the BCAPA
  • If you have any dietary concerns please make note of them below so that we can inform the caterers.



Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held immediately following the seminar on Saturday at approximately 4:30 pm. Please attend or prepare a proxy in lieu of attendance so your vote will count!



Registrations received after February 28, 2017: $425.00



Registration Deadline:

Last day of registration is April 1st, 2017

Register Here!

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