Month: October 2019
Expression of Interest – Accountant for two year period 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Fiscal Years:
Bridge River Valley Community Association is seeking to retain an accountant;
– to prepare Notice to Reader financial statements (and periodically Review Engagement level) for a incorporated Non-profit society that has a decentralized, umbrella type operating structure
-provides consulting assistance to our Board Treasurer and Financial Administrator on proper use of Quick Books
-works with Board Treasurer and Financial Administrator to prepare financial statements which reflect the operating Structure in a way that follows Accounting Principles but that also communicates with membership in an understandable (and therefore transparent) way
-undertakes adjusting entries in Quickbooks Non Profits -assist in reviewing financial policies and practices
Please provide us estimates of cost to prepare financial statements and also hourly consulting rate. We can provide trial balance type information.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expression of Interest – Board Governance Training
Session #1 – Online/Webinar – 2 hrs
- Benefits of Good Governance
- Understanding the BC Society Act
- Role of the Board of Directors
- Legal or Fiduciary Responsibility
- Contractual Responsibility
- Management Responsibility
- Models of Board Governance
- Choosing a Model
- Role of the Director
- Vice President
- Committee Chair
- Role of Committees
Session #2 – Face to Face combined with some Online/Toll Free Teleconference – 4 hours
- Better Practices in Board Governance
- Decision Making
- Conflict of Interest
- Strategic Planning
- Financial Controls/Risk Assessment
- Organization Structure
- Performance Assessment
- Board Orientation/Development
- Summary Results of Self-Evaluation
- Priority Action Areas to Enhance Performance
- Next Steps/Closing Thoughts
Be prepared to do some customization based on the organizational
Structure and current board situation. Availability must be mid – November to
Please provide experience in this field of facilitation and a estimated cost
By October 29 to email@example.com
Church Painting – Expression of Interest
Objective / Purpose
The objective of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to repaint the Church exterior (not including the porches and stairs)
This objective is to be completed by July 1st, 2020
The church is a heritage structure that has had some restoration.
Service / Work Requirements
All work to be done to WorkSafeBC standards
Due to the heritage nature of the Bralorne Church and grounds. This is a task that has to be done with great care!
Color scheme to remain the same (white/forest green)
Pressure washing and scraping undertaken to remove flaking paint
Two coats of best quality paint to be applied
Painting Certification or Significant demonstrated experience
Subcontracting will be allowed if required.
It is preferred that in-kind work or discount be provided as this is a community venture.
This Expression of Interest Contract will be a fixed price for time, materials, equipment and any out of pocket expenses.
Scope of Service or Work Change
If the scope of service or work changes for any unforeseen reason, the Heritage Community has to approve the scope change.
Proponent Organization / Profile / Technical Skills / Experience
Proponent shall identify relevant management, administrative, and financial capabilities as well as technical and necessary skills, qualifications, experience, and equipment that they consider appropriate to the evaluation of their ability to successfully undertake the proposed work and meet the Expression of Interest objectives.
WorkSafeBC Number will be required unless the proponent optionally and at the discretion of the BRVCA make the proponent an employee so that the proponent will work under the BRVCA’s WorkSafeBC Policy.
General Commercial Liability Insurance Policy must be submitted unless the proponent optionally and at the discretion of the BRVCA make the proponent an employee so that the proponent will work under the BRVCA’s General Commercial Liability Insurance Policy.
Proponents to submit their fixed price in their submission.
Submission of Proposal
Proponent shall submit a signed copy of the proposal either by mail, dropped off at the Gold Bridge Community Resource Building or via e-mail.
All proposals must be submitted to the BRVCA. This Expression of Interest will remain open until a quote is accepted.
Gold Bridge Community Resource Building
104 Haylmore St.
Gold Bridge B.C.
Bridge River Valley Community Association’s e-mail address:
2019 Bridge River Valley Community Association
By President Andre Kuerbis
October 12, 2019
It is hard to believe that another year already went by – it is safe to say that 2019 was a great year in many ways.
I’d like to start again with thanking the outgoing board (Michelle Nortje, Debbie Demare, Anna Driehuyzen, Steve Oakley, Scott McKenzie, Pat Dahle, and John Courchesne) for their commitment, involvement, volunteer time and healthy discussions that continuously keep us moving forward. Particularly Debbie and Michelle need to be named as the solid foundation of our community association.
I’m thrilled that once again the community association was able to provide employment to several community members throughout the summer. Employment in the valley, this means more local spending, and this means sustainability in the long run. We are very blessed to have such an amazing group of people working in the valley.
My kudos go also to all the members of our committees that invested a fair amount of time to keep the ball rolling. It is the passion for the Bridge River Valley that keeps us all going. The committees are the part where things are happening, they are the operational center. The BRVCA board of directors acts as a governance board and only engages in operational decisions if there is a legal or financial risk.
A lot happened over the last year – we had an incredible number of events throughout the year, starting with our record breaking 10th Winterfest, a huge Canada Day celebration and the very successful Bralorne Day. We also saw an increased number of visitors to our Haylmore site and could also facilitate a variety of events at this historic place.
As I look at my comments from a previous report, I’d like to renew my statement from then:
Sometimes the bus we built tries to run us over and we should remind us to look back and realize how much we got done. And sometimes we need to shift down a gear which means we might not get things done as quick as we want. As a volunteer organization we need more people to get involved – talk to the committee chairs how you can help, since this is where operational decisions are made. As more shoulders we have carrying the load, the lighter the pack becomes for everybody.
I’m proud of what got done over the last years and I’m excited about the future. I’m certain we can keep developing great things without losing what we have. We might not agree on everything and all the time, but we’ll find a compromise that will benefit us as a community.
Bridge River Valley Community Association