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Public Sector Purchasing Workshop

Public Sector Purchasing Workshop

Hosted by: Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Business Economic Development, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), City of Kamloops, and Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

April 18, 2024

About Registration Schedule of events Location

Event information:

Thursday, April 18, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Moccasin Square Garden

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Join us! In partnership with Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Business Economic Development, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), City of Kamloops, and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) are hosting an engagement session for Indigenous businesses.

We invite any Indigenous business from the region to attend, as opportunities exist for services (e.g., construction, maintenance, consulting, catering, etc.) and goods (e.g., artwork, gifts, office supplies, etc.).

An Indigenous business can be any of the below types in which Indigenous persons (First Nations/Métis/Inuit) have at least 51% ownership and control.

  1. A band as defined by the Indian Act
  2. A sole proprietorship
  3. A limited company
  4. A co-operative
  5. A partnership
  6. A not-for-profit organization

Why attend?

  • Meet with the purchasing staff from BCLC, the City, and TRU, and learn about upcoming business opportunities.
  • Provide valuable feedback for the organizations to consider and use in their purchasing practices.
  • Your business information will be shared amongst the organizations for future reference and out-reach.

What to expect:

A short presentation on doing business with the public bodies (BCLC, City, TRU) will be followed by an interactive session to learn from the businesses.

Discussions will cover questions such as:

  • Do businesses know what opportunities are and where to find them?
  • How can opportunities be more accessible?
  • How can we be better business partners?

Register Now!


Registration form:

The personal information on this form is being collected for the purposes of workshop registration, workshop communications, and for procurement opportunity communications or for purposes consistent with these uses. The collection of this information is permitted under section 26(c) of FIPPA. This information will be retained in accordance with TRU’s Records Retention/Destruction Policy.

By selecting the box, you consent to TRU sharing the following information with other BC public bodies, including but not limited to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), City of Kamloops, School District #73, and Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc: your first and last name, business name, phone number, e-mail address, website address, and a description of the goods or services your business provides. 

For questions about how your personal information is being collected, please contact Supply Chain Lead, Shannon Mazereeuw, at or by phone at (250) 828-5387. Alternatively, you may contact the TRU Privacy Officer at or by phone at (250) 828-5012. 

Schedule of events

Event Day- April 18, 2024

Time (PST)
11:30 A.M.
12:00 P.M.
Welcome and introductions
12:10 P.M.
Public Sector Organizations Presentation
12:30 P.M.
Round-table and engagement session
1:15 P.M.
Question period
1:25 P.M.
Closing remarks

Event Address:

Moccasin Square Garden at 357 Chief Alex Thomas Way

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Contact Us

Phone: (250) 828-5387

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