The Oceanside Development and Construction Association
As with many industry associations, the PDCA was started by a small group of developers, contractors and consultants. The founding members, many of whom had sat on an advisory committee to the City of Parksville had become frustrated when the City refused to allow the committee members to request meetings and/or place items on the agenda for discussion.
Egon Kuhn, deceased
Alex Fallow, deceased
In 2004 the Association elected to expand it’s focus beyond Parksville and added Qualicum Beach, District of Lantzville and the Regional District of Nanaimo under the umbrella. The association name was officially changed to the Oceanside Development & Construction Association. The ODCA strives to be on top of local issues. Board members attend the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach Council Meetings and the Regional District of Nanaimo Board meetings as well as sit on various committees to further inform the membership through reports at meetings.
to promote strong and stable economic development within Central Vancouver Island through the promotion of cost effective and sustainable development and building construction;
to maintain an active dialogue with government and local businesses;
to educate association members on responsible and effective development practices;
to promote principles of fairness and equity in the industry; and
to participate in public forums that relate to the industry.
are still valid today as we enter our 18th year of operation. The ODCA has also been actively involved in the community to assist other groups in achieving their objectives.
Parksville Train Station renovation
McMillan Arts Centre renovation
Parksville Community & Conference Centre – ODCA completed an assessment of the existing structure and took on project management services for the PCCC to create a vibrant centre for the community.
Beachfest – ODCA has supported the Beachfest by building water toughs for the sculptors and installing the posts for the community Sandcastle voting stations.
Public Art – The ODCA partnered with the Parksville Downtown Business Association and the City of Parksville to install “Kinship of Play” a sculpture which became the first public art piece in Parksville.
Qualicum Beach Story Book Village – ODCA contributed to the construction of 2 buildings.
Home Protection Office seminars were sponsored
Educational Seminars for members
Informational presentations for public
All-Candidate meetings for members and public