U.S. consul general to speak in Surrey

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LANGLEY, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association has announced Lewis Lukens as its first speaker for 2006 in the Luncheon Speaker Series. Lukens is the Consul General of the United States in Vancouver and will provide insight and information on U.S./Canada trade, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Security and Prosperity Partnership.

Prior to his assignment as U.S. Consul General to Vancouver, Lukens’ assignments have taken him around the world including Baghdad, Dublin, Sydney, Australia; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; and Guangzhou, China.

The luncheon meeting will be held on Feb. 28 in Surrey, B.C. with a price tag of $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. Confirmation forms must be received by Feb. 21 and for more information, please Sandra Stashuk at the BCTA office by phone 604-888-5319 / 1-800-565-2282 or e-mail sstashuk@bctrucking.com.

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