Fonds OSC-ARC-36 - British Columbia Wine Grape Council fonds

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British Columbia Wine Grape Council fonds

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CA OSC-ARC-36

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2.1 m of textual records
19 audio compact cassettes
3 optical discs

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(2006-)

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The British Columbia Wine Grape Council (BCWGC) was approved through a plebiscite of BC Mainland grape growers in 2006,. This led to the creation of the Council under the Farming & Fisheries Act of British Columbia. The BCWGC was given the authority to collect levies on all grapes grown or purchased in Mainland British Columbia, and the funds are used primarily for the purpose of research and development, as well as educational projects. The BCWGC also deals with other organizations regarding water, pest, land, and air issues. Their mandate is to coordinate and fund research on enology and viticulture to help British Columbia’s wine industry, to represent growers, as well as to develop a strong wine grape industry to increase the economic and environmental benefits to British Columbia.

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The fonds was donated on behalf of the BC Wine Grape Council in 2022 to UBC Okanagan Special Collections.

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Fonds consists of records demonstrating, supporting, and administering research efforts between 1992 and 2018. The fonds contains some records that predate the creation of the Council, but whose functions were assumed by the BCWGC as of 2006. Records concern enology, viticulture, climate, wildlife and pest control, and health and safety. Documentary forms include workbooks, booklets, correspondence, printed emails, reports, proposals, financial records (including invoices, receipts, statements, and accounts), newsletters, and meeting minutes.

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Compiled by Paige Hohmann (2022) and Ariel Nicolaides (2023)

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British Columbia Wine Grape Council. “About BCWGC.” British Columbia Wine Grape Council (website). Accessed June 10, 2024. https://www.bcwgc.org/about-bcwgc

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