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Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Vancouver


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Spring has Sprung

Posted: Tuesday, March 29

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You know its spring in Vancouver when the cherry blossoms are blooming. It is hard to believe that spring is already here.

AFP Vancouver has hosted 3 events so far this year covering such topics as Data Storage in the Cloud, Bitcoin and the Blockchain, and most recently, the Spring Canadian Economic Update. We hope our members and guests have enjoyed the program so far this year. We have more great sessions coming up on How to use Social Media to build your Business Brand in April and always a relevant subject in May around Mitigating Fraud and Cybersecurity. Both events are available for registration now under the Events tab of our website.

Our AGM is coming up on May 11th and is open to all members to attend. We encourage those that haven’t renewed their membership yet, please do so. We also invite new members at any time to join us.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Spring Economic Update – March 22, 2016
Bryan Yu, Senior Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
Paula Merrier, President, AFP Vancouver

President's Message - December 8, 2015

Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

President's Message

On behalf of AFP Vancouver, thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Christmas Soiree this year at Glowbal. It was a terrific “sold out” event and we hope everyone enjoyed the evening. Of course, a lot of what we do would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors so I would like to thank those that generously donated prizes ... Reval, Wallstreet Systems, Bank of America, Kyriba, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, TD, CIBC , HSBC, Bellin, Citibank, Wells Fargo and RBC.

At this time of year, we also like to take the opportunity to thank all of our members and guests for supporting AFP Vancouver in 2015. We have had record attendance at many of our events this year and it proves to us that we are hitting the mark with all of you in terms of bringing great content and speakers to you through our luncheon series … as well as providing great networking opportunities and fun events throughout the year. It is truly a team effort so I would like to extend a special thank you to my fellow board members who generously donate their time and talent to this organization.

On behalf of your AFP Vancouver board, we thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back in 2016 for another great year of AFP activities. Best wishes to you and your families this holiday season.

Paula Merrier, President, AFP Vancouver

President’s Message – August 4th

Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I hope everyone is enjoying the fantastic summer weather we are having in Vancouver. I am pleased to provide my first President’s message since taking on the role May 6th. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board for their contributions and support and a special thank you to Rory Langran, our outgoing President, for his service to our organization. I am so pleased that he is staying on in an advisory role. The current Board of Directors can be viewed on the “About” page of our website.

A lot of exciting things have taken place since the AGM, starting with our formal name change to AFP Vancouver. As there is no longer an AFP Canada, we have updated our chapter name to reflect that. Our last luncheon before the summer break was on British Columbia’s role as North America’s Financial Services Gateway to and from Asia featuring our former Finance Minister, Colin Hansen. Members and guests alike also enjoyed a fantastic day of golf at our annual tournament held June 25th. Be sure and bookmark our “Events” page for up to date event and registration information.

On that note … we are extremely proud to showcase our new and improved website that includes online payment functionality. Everyone will now be able to register for events and process annual memberships easily and securely through our new online portal. A notice will be sent to everyone on how the new system works … look for details in your inbox beginning Thursday August 6th.

We have some great events planned for the fall starting with our networking event on September 10th.

As always, we appreciate any feedback from our membership. We are always open to your suggestions on events and topics.


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