March 12th, 2018

Become a Director on the BCAPA Board this spring!

The following Board positions will become vacant this April! Please contact Lilliane Graie at if you are interested!

Continuing Education Coordinator Average commitment 200–250hrs per year. Tasks include:

  • Checking the cecoord@ email daily and responding to inquiries/forwarding them to the appropriate Board member;
  • Research and book speakers; finalise their contract agreement(s)
  • Research and book facility; finalise the contract agreement(s); ensure menu details reflect a positive profit for the association
  • Marketing of conference to the membership, as well as outside “like minded” professional associations
  • Source door prizes then collect and bring to CE event
  • Assemble packages for attendee’s
    • Binders
    • Certificates
      • Make sure to have seals for certificates before event
      • Obtain speaker’s notes at least 2 weeks in advance to allow printing time
      • Get the AGM time frame and details before printing
        • Agenda
        • Notebook insert
        • Feedback form
      • Obtain receipts from the Treasurer to put into packages before handing them out
    • Track registrations
      • Contact information
      • Method of payment
      • Special instructions (dietary)
    • Organize CE event assistance to
      • Greet the attendees and hand out packages
      • Soliciting for the 50/50 draw
      • door prize
      • Photo taker for door prize recipient and event
      • A/V technician
    • Obtain a gift for the Speaker
    • Obtain a card for the Speaker to be signed by each attendee

After the event follow up:

  • Send out a Thank you to the attendee’s
  • Send out a Thank you to all the door prize donators, include a picture of the recipient
  • If a recording has been completed-
    • Send it out for editing
    • Once editing is complete, issue the recording contract for the speaker and confirm any payment schedules with the Treasurer
    • Send a copy of the edited version to Website Coordinator and website management company for uploading to site
  • Attendance at monthly meetings which includes a verbal status report on next event progress
  • Relax until the next show!


Website Coordinator – Average commitment 7 hours per month. Tasks include:

  • Attendance at monthly meetings which includes a verbal status report on website
  • Contribute new and update all content on website:
    • Safety
    • Sponsored and non-sponsored education event information
    • Curriculum
    • Calendar of events
    • Membership spotlights
  • Quarterly highlights of a member
  • Process online orders:
    • For inventory
    • Send out links to webinars, proceedings etc.
  • Work with Webmaster on regular basis to ensure backup with website and to facilitate completion of projects between and among the Webmaster and other Board members.
  • Utilize MailChimp to send out bi-weekly announcements etc. and to announce the newsletter.
  • Ensure Webmaster’s invoices are correct then forwarded to the President for approval and then to the Treasurer to be paid.
  • Source copyright permitted, open access, or members’ images with permission, for the website
  • Impromptu meetings with the Webmaster (typically no more than 30 minutes once every couple of months)


Secretary – Average commitment 6 hours per month. Tasks include:

  • Prepping Agenda for and taking the minutes at the monthly Board meetings
    • Prepping draft agenda and submitting to President for review and editing
    • Once received back from President, emailing to Board with previous meetings minutes prior to meeting
    • After taking minutes, typing up and submitting the draft to President
    • Once reviewed and edited by President, forwarding it to Board members with Agenda prior to next meeting
  • Checking the info@ email daily and responding to inquiries/forwarding them to the appropriate Board member;
  • Updating/editing of AGM “paperwork” and emailing it to members:
    • Obtaining Intent to Stands from Board members
      • Updating Intent to Stand documents for Board for current year
      • Emailing Intent to Stand document to Board, reminding if not returned within 3weeks
    • Prepping Board Vacancies document – update/edit
    • Prepping Current Directors’ Bios document – update/edit
    • Prepping draft Agenda, sending to President for review/edits
    • Prepping draft Notice of AGM, sending to President for review/edit
    • Prepping Attendance Signature Sheet – updating
    • Prepping member package – updating/editing any or all of: Blank Proxy, Blank Intent to Stand, Blank Enrollment/Renewal form, Bland CE credits form, and sending to members with any Board member’s Intent to Stand, Board Vacancies document, AGM Agenda, previous year’s AGM Minutes, previous year’s Financials document, and Current Directors’ Bios, and any other document that might be required for that year
  • Taking minutes at AGM, afterwards typing up and sending draft to President for editing/review
  • Filing BC Society Registry paperwork
  • Emailing notices/updates to membership from other Directors as needed
  • Ensuring there is a hard copy of all the above documents in filing and an e-copy on the association’s external hard drive
  • Attendance at monthly meetings which includes a verbal status report


Newsletter Editor – duties include:

  • Checking the editor@ email daily and responding to inquiries or forwarding them to the appropriate Board member
  • Soliciting, reviewing and editing author submissions
  • Maintaining documentation on same pieces and ensuring Author Agreements are up-to-date
  • Granting Continuing Education Credits for pieces used, and maintaining concise documentation on them for regular submission to Membership Coordinator
  • Soliciting potential advertisers
  • Reviewing advertising submissions for type and content
  • Maintaining billing documentation on advertisers for regular submission to Treasurer, and ensuring Advertisers Agreements are up-to-date
  • Ongoing communication with authors and advertisers, as needed
  • Contacting membership for submissions twice per edition
  • Creating themes and layout designs of pieces and ads for 4 editions per year
  • Consistently following up for “next edition” with authors and advertisers
  • Sourcing royalty-free/common license graphics, images, vectors and quotes
  • An excellent command of English spelling, grammar, sentence structure and word flow, a familiarity with various submission formats, and a layout program is strongly suggested
  • Attendance at monthly meetings which includes a verbal status report
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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 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:

To register for this event please visit:

And as always, if you have any questions, please contact our CE coordinator Michelle Beukers at

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:

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:

For any questions on CE Events, please contact Michelle Beukers at:

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

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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 to register and as always if you have any questions please contact Michelle at 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: And as always if you have any questions, please contact Michelle at

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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