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2023 Members Retreat & Gala Fundraiser

September 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2023 @ 11:30 pm

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We would like to thank all our members and sponsors for their support and enthusiasm towards the 2023 ARA Members Retreat & Gala Fundraiser event. We are looking forward to seeing you all on September 29-30 at the stunning Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, B.C.! We sincerely hope you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a fantastic time with fellow members while indulging in golf, savouring delicious food, and sipping refreshing drinks.

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Registrations for this event are now closed.

We kindly request that you provide us with a notice of at least seven (7) days in advance if you are unable to attend the event. For cancellations or ticket changes, please contact Anita Ribeiro at eventsplanning@ara.bc.ca. Upon cancellation, a full refund will be issued to the original form of payment.


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Hotel booking

Please note that the hotel rooms with special room rates for the Members Retreat & Gala Fundraiser event are sold out.

Hotel cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to the event. To cancel your hotel room, please directly contact the hotel.


Guest Speakers


Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

With extensive experience in provincial politics, Minister Farnworth has been a driving force in our efforts to create an environment where business owners and entrepreneurs can invest with confidence. In his time in office, he has worked closely with the ARA and has actively championed efforts to develop and promote sustainable growth within the automotive industry.


Chief Clarence Louie, Chief Executive Officer

Recipient of the Order of Canada in 2017 and two years later, inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Chief Clarence Louie is an internationally acclaimed leader dedicated to the economic and social prosperity of his people. For over 30 years, Clarence has been a champion for the Osoyoos Indian Band’s working culture, inspiring generations not only within the band but around the world with his message about self-empowerment through employment, hard work, and community building. For more information, visit http://oib.ca/our-team/


Hon. Andrew Mercier, Minister of State for Workforce Development

Minister Mercier was elected MLA for Langley, where he was raised and still lives, in the 2020 provincial general election. He serves as the Minister of State for Workforce Development and previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Skills Training.

During his tenure, he has collaborated extensively with the ARA and passionately advocated for initiatives aimed at fostering and advancing sustainable growth within the automotive sector.


Key Event Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

A la Carte Sponsors


September 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am
September 30, 2023 @ 11:30 pm


Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos
Rancher Creek Rd
Osoyoos, B.C. Canada
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