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WRLA connects its members and the building supply industry through a variety of events across Western Canada. Throughout the year, WRLA hosts the annual Building & Hardware Showcase, local networking functions, golf tournaments and the WRLA Industry Awards.

WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase

The WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase is one of Western Canada’s largest industry trade shows. Bringing together vendors and retailers, it is an event that highlights the connections and educational resources that WRLA offers its membership. For more information about the 2025 Show, click here.


Our networking events are designed to provide a platform for business development. They provide an opportunity for those in the Canadian lumber and home improvement industry to connect, build business relationships, discuss new products, renew old friendships and foster new partnerships.To see a list of upcoming networking events, click here.

Golf Tournaments

Our golf tournaments take place throughout Western Canadian cities every year. They’re a great opportunity to connect with other WRLA members in person, play a few rounds of golf and check-in with fellow business owners.

Take a look at upcoming tournaments click here.


Webinars are a great way to learn something new. WRLA webinars are on a wide variety of topics from ecommerce, to cyber security and social media. Check your enews for the latest upcoming sessions.

Industry Awards

The lumber and building materials industry is full of amazing people. WRLA and its members recognize these individuals through the Sales Representative of the Year Award and the Industry Achievement Award, presented at the annual Show.

The Sales Representative of the Year Award recognizes individuals who represent your team and organization: the person who goes the extra mile, is caring, and develops the relationships, skills and knowledge to make themselves and your business better. WRLA Retail Members can nominate the sales representatives they believe deserve extra recognition.

The Industry Achievement Awards recognize business leaders who have contributed to their industry, community and WRLA. Any WRLA member is eligible for the award and recipients are chosen out of those who are nominated.

For more information and to nominate someone, click here.