Networking & Social Activities

Providing delegates with the opportunity to connect with colleagues and develop new relationships are key program objectives.  In addition to breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday morning, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and Saturday’s Delegates Lunch, two networking and social highlights of the 2015 AGM & Convention will be the Friday evening Welcome Reception and the Saturday evening Annual Banquet. 2015 Welcome Reception The Welcome Reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm Friday evening in the historic Native Sons Hall, the largest free span log building in Canada.  Built in 1928 as Courtenay’s original recreation centre, it was renovated in 2010.  The annual Mini Marketplace and Tradeshow will be open for delegates to peruse while enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvresand beverages served by Tria Fine Catering. Annual Banquet The pre-banquet reception will be held  from 6:15 – 7:15 pm, Saturday evening in the Courtney and District Museum & Palaeontology Centre, a short distance from the Florence Filberg Centre.  The banquet itself will start at 7:30 pm in the main Conference Hall of the Filberg Centre and will feature a thoughtfully created menu created and prepared by Tria Fine Catering with seasonal ingredients and sourced from local growers and producers.
John Reynolds John Reynolds Executive is delighted that singer, songwriter and comedian John Reynolds will be singing and storytelling for delegates at the 2015 Convention Annual Banquet. Reynolds was born in Belfast Northern Ireland and worked with the Irish Rovers for over 20 years.  He has been nominated for two Canadian Academy of Recording Arts Awards and is a producer and performer of many radio jingles.  He has numerous appearances on radio and television including on CTV’s The Rita McNeil Show and Madly Off In All Directions, and on two PBS specials. Keisha Cox photo Keisha Cox Also performing is 16 year old Keisja Cox, an accomplished singer/songwriter from the Comox Valley. Keisja is a passionate anti bullying advocate and a thought provoking motivational speaker on youth supporting youth.

May 14th is the application deadline for the @UBCM Community Excellence Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in BC communities. The categories are; Excellence in Governance, Service Delivery, Asset Management and Sustainability – more info at https://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/convention/Awards/community-excellence-awards.html