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International Log Builders Association 40th Year

2011 ILBA Conference

White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa 38th Annual AGM and Conference
April 14-17th, 2011
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

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Pre-Conference Registration Form (PDF)
Conference Registration Form (PDF)

The ILBA is incredibly excited to announce that the 2011 annual general meeting and conference is being held at the White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa.

Located on 13 acres in the heart of Niagara on the Lake and along the Niagara Escarpment and at the centre of Niagara area attractions, including Niagara Wine Country, Niagara on the Lake, and Niagara Falls - White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa offers a unique atmosphere with the services and amenities of a 5 Star Resort. Voted as one of the Top 7 Conference Facilities in Canada by the readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine for seven consecutive years.

White Oaks Conference Resort and SpaJust one hour from Toronto, and within 10 minutes of two US borders, White Oaks Resort offers a beautiful setting. One of the world's natural wonders, Niagara Falls is a 15-minute drive from the resort. Included in the registration package is a bus tour to Niagara Falls on Sunday, April 17th.

Come out and enjoy this resort and area, amidst the warm fellowship of other ILBA members. This conference will focus on enhancing all aspects of the industry, to design, marketing, restoration, tech talk, building practices, and much more. Our schedule this year will have you wanting to bring additional staff to take in all the various the valuable training being offered. Family is also very welcome; we hope that you will make this a special family holiday.

There are shuttle services offered to this area from the airports.

To see more on what the resort has to offer you and your family, go to:

To learn more about the conference, contact Ann at 250-547-8776

See you at White Oaks!

BusterWe have some exciting news.

John Boys is bringing "BUSTER". Do you have a connection that you are unsure of, he can test almost any configuration that you can think of.

There is a preconference workshop called Centerline Dovetail. This is a two-day workshop, which will cover the theory and layout of the full or compound dovetail and the half dovetail log joints. We are going to build a small building up to the top plates with rafters and floor joists

There are many informative seminars on Designing for a Greener Future, Roof Layout, Overscribing, Blower Door Testing, Log Finishing 101, Teck Talk and so much more.

This is one conference you really will not want to miss.

2011 Conference Sponsorship

We will be hosting our AGM and Conference. This will be a gathering of professionals in the handcrafted log home industry. It is going to be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on April 14th–17th 2011. The delegates attending represent the finest in handcrafted log home construction with members from around the globe; this is a great opportunity to showcase your products to the industries' leaders.

Your sponsorship of this event and attendance at our conference, will dovetail your service and products to those fine craftsmen. Through these industry professionals you will also have exposure to the ever-growing population of log homeowners.

Those people seeking a healthy house environment build to today's Green standards with maximum thermal efficiencies and structural integrity epitomized in a log structure. They choose from within our membership to gain the best performance for their dollars. Join our winning team today.

Choose from one of the sponsorship levels and register today for the upcoming conference and trade fair. Our auction is another way to showcase your products and promote your organization. Please complete the attached auction form and return to our office ASAP to ensure your name is also mentioned in the auction program book distributed to all attendees. The International Log Builders' Association is a non-profit organization that relies on your support and participation.

Log Buildings are the natural choice in home construction. This is your chance to share the stage with leaders in the industry. Space is limited, so contact the International Log Builders' Association office and reserve your booth now. There is no better opportunity than this conference to show our professional membership that you are also "an industry leader". See you there!

Let's work together!

White Oaks Conference Resort and SpaAuction Sponsors

Cannon Bar Works Ltd
Susan Lockhart
5487 - 267 Street
Langley BC V4W 3S8 Canada
phone: 604-856-6682 Fax: 604-856-6690
For a superior quality chainsaw bar to meet your log home building needs, try a Cannon - "The Best Bar-Bar None!"

Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
Mark Williams
1090 Morrison Dr
Ottawa ON K2H 1C2 Canada
phone: 613-596-0350 Fax: 613-596-3073

White Oaks Conference Resort and SpaMagard Ventures Ltd.
Maurice Gardy
8365 Domagala Rd
Prince George BC V2K 5R1 Canada
phone: 250-962-9057 Fax: 250-962-9157
Excellent selection of specialty log building and timber framing tools, equipment and accessories. Free catalogue.

WhiteHaven Wood Products
Jane Darnell
3075 White Lake Road
Sorrento BC V0E 2W1 Canada
phone: 250-803-4616 Fax:
Continuous Wooden SOFFIT VENTS are hand-crafted with function and beauty in one, making your soffits a proud architectural detail.

For sponsor information click here.

2011 Conference Photos

2011 Conference Sponsors

Enviroshake Inc.
Ashley Hewko
650 Riverview Dr., Unit # 1, P.O. Box 1462,
Chatham ON N7M 5W8 Canada
phone: 905-228-4633 Fax: 519-380-0689
Enviroshake® is a composite "high tech" roofing product that replicates the look of a cedar shake but has the added benefit of performance and durability associated with Enviroshake® composite materials.

FraserWood Industries
Mack Magee
PO Box 1782
Squamish BC V8B 0B3
phone: 888-898-1385 x 210
fax: 604-898-1384
Extending the reach of natural timbers, FraserWood is a pioneering provider of log and timber products and services.

GRK Fasteners
Uli Walther
1499 Rosslyn Road
Thunder Bay ON P7E 6W1 Canada
phone: 800-263-0463 Fax: 800-895-5160
GRK Fasteners manufactures an extensive line of high quality, patented construction fasteners for use in wood metal and concrete. Sizes range from 3/8" to 20" in length.

Herrmann's Timber Frame Homes
Andreas Herrmann
P.O. Box 47
Curran ON K0B 1C0 Canada
phone: (613) 673 1428 Fax:
We import and distribute European wood connectors and building materials such as SHERPA® connectors, HECO® construction screws and SIGA® air- and wind-sealing systems, etc.

Husqvarna Canada Corp.
Stephen Oles Marketing Manager
phone : 905.817.8015
phone: 514.213.1718

ITN International Corp
Nicole Rozinbaum Branch Manager
2nd Floor - 1670 75th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2
phone: 604-264-7733
cell: 604-649-6070
fax: 604-264-7734

Log Frogs
Eric Latocki
6315 Tahoe Place
Woodbury MN 55125 USA
Phone: 651-808-8177 Fax:
Log Frogs log home cleats, logs, juniper railing & fence line, bar & counter top slabs, juniper mantels, wood carving services, wood stoves, saunas, hot tubs, how-to books, tools, builder clothing & footwear. Certified Solexx Greenhouse Dealer!

Nicola Log Works Ltd.
John Boys
Box 1027
Merritt BC V1K 1B8
phone: 250-378-4977
fax: 778-373-6364
Dove Tail & Post and Beam Specialists. Timber frame, log and timber stairs, details. Parts and pieces. " A Passion For Log and Timber Joinery".

Sansin Corporation
Eric Bos
111 MacNab Ave
Strathroy ON N7G 4J6 Canada
phone: 519-245-2001 Fax: 519-245-4759
Manufacturing of environmentally safe wood coatings & wood preservatives

Timber Tools
Gary Richter
11 Church St RR#10
Brampton ON L6Y 0J5 Canada
phone: 416-675-2366
fax: 416-675-4242

Neil MacLean
405 Con 3 Rd
Cherrywood ON L1X 2R4 Canada
phone: 877-900-3111 Fax: 905-837-2665
Timberlinx Timber Connectors preserve the appearance of traditional joinery with added strength. The fastest, most cost-effective timber joining system in the industry - PERIOD

Woodlandia Corp.
Andrew Malakhveitchouk
Toll free: 877-508-8777


Directions: From the Toronto International Airport, it is approximately a 1¼ hour drive and a 45 minute drive from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York State.

White Oak Conference Resort and Spa



International Log Builders' Association
PO Box 1641
Montebello Québec J0V 1L0

Tel: 819-983-1494
Fax: 819-983-2094

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