Kirpal Boparai is the new president of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association.

Kirpal Boparai is the new president of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association.

New executive for B.C. Fruit Growers Association

Vernon area orchardist will serve as vice-president of the organization

  • Jan. 27, 2012 12:00 p.m.

The B.C. Fruit Growers Association has a new executive.

Kirpal Boparai of Kelowna has been elected president during the BCFGA’s 123rd annual general meeting in Kelowna Friday, while Vernon’s Jeet Dukhia is the vice-president.

Boparai replaces Joe Sardinha, who decided not to seek another term as president.

The B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association represents 760 family-operated farms that provide $300 million in economic activity.