March 27, 2019
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has presented its 2018 awards in conjunction with its annual conference, currently being held in Bermuda. These awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, companies and associations that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry.
Mary-Anne Bowcott, owner of Westcom Plumbing & Gas Ltd. in Victoria, BC, was one of two recipients of CCA’s Person of the Year Award.
Bowcott is a journeyman plumber, class B gasfitter, and certified steep-slope roofer. Since the inception of her company in 2015 she has taken on numerous female apprentices. With women representing just 10 per cent of the tradespeople in BC, Bowcott’s efforts to increase that number have garnered her the attention and respect of not only her clients, but of her community.
In 2017 and 2018 she was the recipient of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Trades and Skilled Labour Excellence Award. In 2018 she was awarded the BC Construction Industry Leader Award (Watch the video).
Full list of the 2018 Canadian Construction Association award recipients:
Awards of excellence
Awards of recognition