Pinder Dhaliwal continues to lead BC Fruit Growers

The British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association held its 131st annual general meeting in Kelowna on February 11-12, re-electing Oliver grower Pinder Dhaliwal as president. He is joined by Peter Simonsen, vice-president.

 

Directors include: Ravinder Bains, Deep Brar, Avi Gill, Sukhdev Goraya, Talwinder Bassi and David Dobernigg.

 

Congratulations to Peter Toivonen, Ag Canada research scientist in postharvest physiology at the Summerland research station, for lifetime achievement award. Carl Withler, provincial tree fruit and grape specialist who is retiring later this year, won the award of merit for his industry contributions.  

 

Source:  Staff

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