April 6-7 National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show Vancouver Convention Centre An information conference and exhibition for potential franchise business owners ( April 16-18 Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference North Coast Convention Centre, Prince Rupert More than 100 First Nations communities and 100-plus private sector companies come together to create joint ventures ( April 20-24 B.C. Water & Waste Association’s 41st Annual Conference & Trade Show Delta Grand Okanagan, Kelowna The premier event in B.C.’s water and waste water industry ( April 24-26 Minerals North Conference Terrace Sportsplex, Terrace Northern communities showcase their capacity to service the mineral industry ( April 29 Vancouver Board of Trade Governors’ Banquet Vancouver Convention Centre A black-tie gala inducting past chair Wendy Lisogar- Cocchia to the board’s council of governors ( ■