SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 4:30 to 5:30 pm

AVICC VIRTUAL AGM

Virtual AGM September 22, 2020

AVICC will be holding a virtual AGM on Tuesday, September 22nd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in conjunction with the UBCM Convention.

Members that wish to attend can select the AVICC AGM as an option when registering for the UBCM Convention, and there is no additional fee to register for the AGM. Registration for UBCM opens on July 6th. Information on matters to be discussed at the AGM will be sent to members in early September.

Reopened Nominations – Call for Nominations

Since this year’s AGM will be held as a virtual event, there will be a few changes in the nominations and elections procedures:

  • There will be NO nominations from the floor during the virtual AGM.
  • The nomination period has been reopened until July 22nd to allow an opportunity for additional nominees. Those members who previously sent in their nomination papers will not have to resubmit, and are still considered current candidates. An updated nomination form is available at the link above.
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to pre-record candidate speeches that will be made available to members to view before the AGM.
  • Voting for candidates will take place by electronic vote during the AGM, rather than by paper ballot.

 

2020 Convention Cancelled

The AVICC Executive Committee has made the decision to cancel the annual convention scheduled for April 17-19 in Nanaimo due to COVID-19.

Resolutions that were submitted prior to the deadline will be forwarded to UBCM for the 2020 September UBCM Convention. Resolutions that are specific only to the AVICC region have been referred to the AVICC Executive for consideration.

The AVICC Executive will assess whether there is an opportunity to hold an AGM in the fall.

“We apologize for the inconvenience to our members, sponsors, presenters, support staff, volunteers and the Co-Hosts: City of Nanaimo and Regional District of Nanaimo. However, the health and safety of our member local governments is the priority of AVICC, and this decision is the best way to achieve that goal.” 

Registration fees will be refunded in full to the credit card used for payment.

Please contact your accommodation provider as soon as possible to avoid any cancellation penalties.

 

WELCOME TO NANAIMO

The 2020 Convention will be held in Nanaimo from Friday April 17 to Sunday April 19 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo are our hosts, and we thank them for their support.

Register online for the convention at Convention Registration.

The Convention Brochure has been sent out to all members. It contains information on pre-convention tours and workshops as well as the social events.

We will be posting the Convention Program shortly.

AVICC thanks the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Qualicum First Nation, and the Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) First Nation for welcoming our members to their territory for our convention, and we look forward to their involvement throughout the convention.

Nanaimo has many accommodation options. AVICC has set up room blocks with the two hotels closest to the conference centre. Information on the hotels is available at Accommodations.

AVICC has chosen to source the meals and drinks served at the convention, as well as our speaker gifts, from Island Good suppliers.

In Phase 3 people can take part in respectful and safe travel in BC. Dr. Bonnie Henry, our Provincial Health Officer, has laid out travel guidelines for everyone to practice while travelling to and within the province. Learn more: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/phase-3 #DoYourPartBC #COVIDBC