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rom ballrooms to boardrooms, conference centres to commu n ity halls, the ra nge of corporate event spaces available throughout B.C. is as varied as the landscape itself. Where else in the world can you meet in a motorcycle museum, convene in a fish cannery or assemble in an underground limestone cave? In this edition of Meeting Places British Columbia, we’re pleased to present the breadth of options that exist across the province when it comes to booking space for your next business event. Our writers have uncovered hidden gems you may not know about, including a Williams Lake ranch where the horses break in the guests, a Yaletown art studio that encourages delegates to get colourful and a Vancouver Island beach resort that can stagger visitors’ breakout sessions with surfing lessons. But one of the best things about meeting in B.C., in our opinion, is that you don’t necessarily need to

think outside the box in order to plan a terrific event. Tried-and-true venues like the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, spacious Tradex in the Fraser Valley, Prince George’s versatile civic centre and the state-of-the-art Victoria Conference Centre, among many, many more, make it easy to host the kind of shindig that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Other features you’ll find in the following pages include a look at a growing trend of “gamification,â€? which has meeting planners adding elements from the world of gaming to drive home key messages at business events, plus a piece that provides some expert insight into engaging introverted attendees. We also ask five local organizers to give their best advice on what can make – or break – a meeting, based on their latest planning experience. Finally, our regional roundups offer a plethora of venue options around B.C. to suit every type of meeting imaginable. Ă

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Association messages

ISES  |  Fresh approaches

MPI  |  Shaping the future

PCMA  |  Educational excellence

The International Special Events Society, representing creative events professionals around the globe, is dedicated to providing superior educ at ion, m a i nta i n i n g strong ethics and business values, hosting inspirational events and creating endless opportunities for over 7,000 members active in more than 45 chapters worldwide. Our industry has evolved in such a way that careful planning, attention to detail and responsible budgets are now expected entry-level requirements for those starting an event-industry career. Beyond that, new ideas and fresh approaches are the foundations for business success, generating excitement, connecting people and inspiring new ways of thinking. Indeed, it’s creativity that distinguishes our members and our association. Whether you’re an industry newcomer or a seasoned master, if you want to learn from an association of creative event thought leaders, ISES is for you. With a new brand vision being launched in 2013/2014, this will be a groundbreaking year for ISES. Beginning with ISES Live in August, we’ll experience this exciting rollout at the chapter level throughout the year. Additionally, the ISES Vancouver board will continue to host international speakers, local experts and behind-the-scenes learning experiences, facilitate networking with worldwide contacts, expand its use of technology and further integrate its sustainability initiatives for the benefit of members. Visit www.isesvancouver.com to learn more.

W it h more t h a n 20,000 members from 71 clubs and chapters i n 86 cou ntries around the world, Meeting Professionals International is shaping and defining the future of the meetings and events industry, providing content, research and business connections to help enhance our members’ performance. One of the ways we do this is through our website, where we provide tools, job postings, white papers and other key opportunities for members and non-members alike. In British Columbia, MPI industry members share a passion for the meetings and events industry. As such, our provincial chapter continues to focus and build on our value proposition of GOAL: growth, opportunities, alliances and/or leadership. We remain dedicated to helping our members achieve their goals. We’re looking forward to another great year here in B.C. Our fourth annual British Columbia Education Conference, taking place in February 2014, will be a two-day accredited program providing clock hours and industry networking opportunities. We’re also excited to announce the formation of MPI BC’s first membership POD, called the “I-POD,� which will work to bridge the gap between the meetings and events communities on Vancouver Island and the Mainland. Remember: the power of connecting people is limitless. For more information on events and opportunities, and to find out more about our chapter, visit www.mpibcchapter.com.

The Professional Convention Management Association aims to deliver superior, innovative education and promote the value of professional convention management. Representing 6,000-plus meeting-industry leaders globally, our members include planner and trade show/exhibit professionals, suppliers, faculty, students and emeritus. This year, the Canadian Innovation Conference will see meeting and event professionals and suppliers gather in Niagara Falls, November 10 to 12, to experience educational content in an environment customized to the Canadian market. We invite you to expand your peer network while earning continuing education units at this exciting event. In 2014, PCMA’s signature annual meeting will feature hundreds of educational sessions and thousands of networking opportunities. Taking place in Boston, the Convening Leaders event is set to attract more than 3,000 meeting industry leaders wishing to learn, engage and grow. Finally, our June educational conference will once again see leading meeting professionals gather to advance their professional development and discover new ideas, solutions and approaches for meeting success. More intimate than Convening Leaders, this conference is the go-to event for creating industry friendships that last a lifetime. Being a member has its benefits; it’s educational and fun, too. For more information on PCMA, visit www.pcma.org.

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Allison Gavin, president MPI British Columbia

Blair Hiltz, president PCMA Canada West chapter

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS FOR MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS Professional associations provide a means of pooling resources and giving a unified voice to working professionals who share common interests. They may represent broad national and international interests or cover specialty niches within the event-planning industry. In addition to providing forums for like-minded meeting and event-planning professionals, associations offer a wealth of resources, including newsletters, magazines and other reference materials. Association of Destination Management Executives www.adme.org Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada www.beicc.com Canadian Association of Exposition Management www.caem.ca Canadian Association of Professional Speakers www.canadianspeakers.org Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners www.canspep.ca Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association www.cuccoa.org Center for Exhibition Industry Research www.ceir.org Connected International Meeting Professionals Association www.cimpa.org Convention Centres of Canada www.conventioncentrescanada.org Convention Industry Council www.conventionindustry.org Corporate Event Marketing Association www.cemaonline.com Destination Marketing Association International www.destinationmarketing.org Exhibit Designers + Producers Association www.edpa.com Exhibition Services & Contractors Association www.esca.org Event Service Professionals Association www.acomonline.org Financial & Insurance Conference Planners www.ficpnet.com Global Business Travel Association - Canada www2.nbta.org/canada Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association www.hcea.org International Association of Conference Centres www.iacconline.org International Association of Congress Centres www.aipc.org International Association of Exhibitions and Events www.iaee.com International Association of Fairs and Expositions www.fairsandexpos.com International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals www.hispanicmeetingprofessionals.com International Association of Venue Managers Inc www.iavm.org International Association of Professional Congress Organisers www.iapco.org International Festivals & Events Association www.ifea.com International Hotel & Restaurant Association www.ih-ra.com Incentive Marketing Association www.incentivemarketing.org International Special Events Society www.ises.com International Sport Show Producers Association www.sportshow.org Meeting Professionals International www.mpiweb.org National Association of Consumer Shows www.nacslive.com Professional Convention Management Association www.pcma.org Religious Conference Management Association www.rcmaweb.org Society of Event Organisers www.seoevent.co.uk Society of Independent Show Organizers www.siso.org Exhibit & Event Marketers Association www.e2ma.org Western Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus www.wacvb.com

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Meeting briefs

Canada means business

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he Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) unveiled its new Business Events Canada (BEC) division with a refreshed agenda for the meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MCIT) sector. MCIT attracts nearly two million visitors a year with total spending of $1.7 billion – almost a quarter of all money spent by inbound overnight travellers. Plus, Canada is No. 1 for outbound meetings business from the U.S., totalling about $1.4 billion annually. An early BEC success was working as part of a tourism consortium to bring the TED Conference

T to Vancouver starting in 2014. Greg Klassen, CTC senior VP, marketing strategy and communications, says, “Conventions and meetings … can be the first spark that ignites interest in doing business that leads to investment in our country [and] exploration of the unique experiences that C anada of fers international travellers.”

ED, the non-profit known for “Ideas Worth Spreading,” will celebrate 30 years by holding its annual North American conference in Vancouver in 2014, moving from its current California venue. TEDActive, a parallel event featuring the full conference simulcast, will be held in Whistler. The conferences will take place simultaneously from March 17 to 21. Vancouver was chosen for its state-of-the-art convention centre (which has space for TED to custom-design its own theatre) and world-class hotels, restaurants and event spaces.

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Chinese tourism firm was given the green light last summer to build a $50 million, 17-storey luxury hotel in downtown Nanaimo on city-owned land directly across from the Vancouver Island Conference Centre (VICC). SSS International Travel Co. Ltd., a B.C. subsidiary to Suzhou Youth Travel Services Co. Ltd., is ranked 13th out of the top 100 tourism and hospitality businesses in China, moving as many as 41,000 tourists a day. Not only is the hotel expected to bring tourists to Nanaimo and invigorate the local economy,

the developer is also interested in partnering with the city to run VICC. Early renderings of the building even indicated a walkway connector to the conference centre. City of Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan says, “I don’t know that we would ever be able to find a proposal that seems to fit all the criteria that we’ve established any better than this one.”

Magnolia makes top 20

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guests will be able to take advantage of a chauffer-driven RollsRoyce Ghost car to get to events around town or to the airport. “Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will … solidify the city’s arrival on the international stage,” says Joo Kim Tiah, CEO and president of Holborn Group and deputy CEO of TA Global.

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he list of the best business travel hotels in the world in 2013, as chosen by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, included the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria. The hotel, located steps from the Victoria Conference Centre on Courtney Street, scored an impressive 95.2 out of a possible 100 points for its business facilities in the magazine’s annual poll – and it’s easy to see why. Boasting three beautiful meeting rooms, a 24-hour business centre and complementary Internet access, one reader called the Magnolia “a perfect retreat

ancouver’s skyline will be forever changed once developers Holborn Group and TA Global Berhad complete work on the city’s first Donald Trump-branded development, Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. Situated in the downtown core on West Georgia Street, the $360 million, 63-storey, 616-foot-tall, Arthur Erickson-designed “twisting” tower will contain a worldclass, 147-room hotel, 218 private residences and a banquet and conference centre. It is expected to complete in summer 2016. Like residential owners, hotel

“The city happens to be home to TED’s conference operations team, and going there is always an inspiration – it’s cosmopolitan, energetic, innovative, yet with unrivalled natural beauty,” says TED curator Chris Anderson. “Having Whistler just up the road is an ideal combination. We’re excited to have found a region that can host both these events so well.”

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for people leading busy lives.” The Magnolia, which tied for 10th place on the list, joins the Ritz-Carlton hotels Beijing and Shanghai, Hôtel Le Bristol Paris, San Francisco’s Mandarin Oriental and the Peninsula Hong Kong as one of the best on earth. “We are incredibly excited,” says GM Bill Lewis. “Truly the icing on the cake of an incredible year.”

eeting Professionals International has completed its first comprehensive research study on meeting design, entitled Meeting Design: The What, Why and How. Some findings were shared at IncentiveWorks in Toronto in August 2013. “Meeting design is about reducing a meeting or event down to its most essential elements and directing increasingly limited resources toward what matters most – your attendees,” says John Nawn, who led the study. A tool kit created as a result of the study is designed to provide

planning professionals with guidance on how to design more effective meetings and undertake new approaches to create breakthrough experiences. “Given the ‘new normal’ facing all meeting professionals to do more with less, [the study] represents one of the few opportunities to actually reduce real costs while simultaneously increasing value.”

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one poorly, a game at a meeting or conference can seem like something out of a nightmare summer camp. Tahira Endean, a creative director with Cantrav Services Inc., a meeting- and event-planning firm serving Vancouver, Whistler and Banff, has seen some attempts to engage delegates with games fall flat.

“Usually it’s, ‘You’re going to do this now, you’re going to be on this team and you’re going to wear a pinny,’” she says. “It can be very regimented.” It’s not that there’s anything wrong with using games at conferences to increase engagement, teach new concepts and get people socializing. On the contrary, Endean says, technology has recently evolved to allow attendees to engage on their own terms. And that can really work to a host’s benefit. As more planners realize the value of incorporating gaming elements into their special events, companies that produce mobile applications for such events have

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embraced the idea of gamification – a psychological concept that involves building game mechanics into situations that aren’t, strictly speaking, competitive. A little competitive incentive, however, can go a long way for meeting planners who have specific objectives they want to accomplish within a limited timeframe. According to Ryan Bennett, a mobile-gaming veteran, president of Viralogix Media Inc. and owner of Stunt Buxx Viral Media Marketplace, every business owner wants “to engage customers and get them to do what you want them to do.” As such, he says, “Games can increase excitement, participation and loyalty.”

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Game on

Technology has evolved to allow attendees to engage at an event on their own terms – and that can really work to a host’s benefit

The games themselves can take on a number of forms. Patrick Payne, CEO of Vancouver-based Quickmobile, which produces mobile apps for events, conferences and trade shows, says, “We ask what they’re trying to achieve at their event, and we’ll create a game that will achieve or accomplish whatever that objective is.” That can mean different things to different event planners. For example, a gaming solution for a company that wants to ensure delegates show up at an opening-night gala (rather than veg out in their hotel rooms) could be a leader board within an event app that awards points for attendance. Another firm that’s had issues around workshop tardiness may include a QR code outside each session room that can be scanned before the scheduled start time to bump an attendee up in the standings. And for event planners who want to encourage out-of-town guests to enjoy the city during down time, Endean suggests an Amazing Race-style social media challenge. She points to Event Camp Vancouver, a 2011 meeting of planning professionals. Organizers, who wished to highlight the city’s eco-conscious vibe and cut down on waste, made a game out of it. Using the event app, attendees were able to check in to record individual “acts of green.” “We wanted to show that it’s really easy to run a sustainable meeting,” Endean explains. “[Attendees] say, ‘Hey, that wasn’t so hard. I can go back to the office and do that.’” Taken collectively, these types of tasks constitute a

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game that challenges attendees to step out of their comfort zones. They produce content and can turn the event into a local trend. Attendees who are already familiar with gamification apps like Foursquare and MapMyRun will likely take to these challenges like fish to water. Others, however, may remain aloof. But that, says Endean, is part of the point. “It’s a different way of approaching [engagement] and it can take some getting used to for clients,” she says. “They might think, ‘Oh, what if they don’t do it?’ A lot of people will just go on and see what it’s all about, and that’s OK, too. They’re learning how they want to learn.” Attendees may be a tough sell, but some clients need an even harder pitch. Even proponents like Bennett admit the concept of gamification carries a lot of baggage. Potential clients can be turned off if they think of it as a buzz-wordy add-on. “It blows people’s hair back, their eyes dilate,” he says of the G-word. “People either know the concept intimately or they think it’s just incorporating some silly game elements. It’s much more than that.” Endean, however, has seen proof that gamification works – particularly at the end of an event. “If you see someone on the leader board who you don’t know but is close to you in the standings, by the time you get to that closing reception, you’re going to find that person and meet them,” she says. “It leads to different kinds of connections.” Á

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LESSONS

LEARNED

Expert advice on making your next meeting or event a complete success

CAT HUGHES

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hether dealing with lean budgets or hungry bears, it’s the planner’s job to ensure an event goes off without a hitch.

We asked five industry experts to relay lessons learned in

organizing some of B.C.’s biggest and best events of the past year. PERRY PUGH, GM, KNOWSHOW EVENT | KNOWSHOW TOP TIP | Brand balance

To ensure success, KNOWSHOW organizers personally curate the brands list

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Billed as “Canada’s premiere lifestyle trade show,” KNOWSHOW sees buyers from across the country gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre biannually to see the latest in action-sports gear. To ensure success, Pugh and his partners personally curate the brands list. “The show is not open to every single brand. It’s important to us to find that balance between established companies and people who have new ideas,” he explains. In 2012, the company changed the layout of its signature event, providing several small relaxation areas for attendees rather than a single, central hub – but it didn’t work. “We went back to the original idea … [and] saw great results,” says Pugh. “It allowed us to build some sponsorship ability and bring some brands on board and sell premium space.” His top tip for planners: “If there’s someone who can do something better than you then it’s fine to accept that and work with them.”

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JUSTINE GREENE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIG SISTERS OF BC LOWER MAINLAND EVENT | Big Sisters Gala TOP TIP | Make it fun The Big Sisters Gala is the nonprofit Big Sisters of BC Lower M a i n l a nd’s sig n atu re event, bringing in over $200,000 in donations annually. The key to the event’s success, as Greene put it, is to “not have too much riding on the night.� “The more pressure you put on the room, the less fun it is for everyone,� she says. “Over the years, we’ve found that the better we do our jobs in front of the event, which means high ticket sales and more sponsorship, the more relaxed everyone is.� Her top tip for planners: “Make it fun. Inspire people to help you, make it realistic and showcase who you are.� The Big Sisters Gala is the non-profit Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland’s signature event, bringing in over $200,000 in donations annually

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Lessons learned

SANDY GODFREE, PRESIDENT, ART OF THE PARTY

RACHEL MCHOLLISTER, PRESIDENT, SOCIAL MOD PR

EVENT | Corporate incentive events

EVENT | Men’s Fashion Week

TOP TIP | Plan B

TOP TIP | Collaborate and cross-promote

Throwing 15 corporate incentive events over nine days for 900 people is no easy feat – especially when one of those events is at Lost Lake, Whistler, in June, with no tent. “The suppliers had to be well co-ordinated; everything has to be dropped off at the same time and there’s only one little path between the trees,” explains Godfree. “You have to worry about bears. You can’t keep food outside. You can’t do anything in advance.” At one point, she says, “It began to drizzle. We had to send the team to get the chairs and, about 10 or 15 minutes later, the sun came back to dry the table linens.” The biggest lesson learned that day: “We always say to people who are planning an outdoor event – especially in June – to have a backup plan. It’s the least stable month of the year.” Godfree’s top tip for planners: “Think about what kind of event you are having before booking the venue.”

Men’s Fashion Week, Canada’s only menswear event, is a growing event with a lean budget

Men’s Fashion Week, Canada’s only menswear event, is a growing event with a lean budget – but McHollister still managed to make it a success. “I find when your budget isn’t too large you have to be creative with what you do, so I started bringing in other businesses that were in the same position as me and wanted to grow,” she says. “There [was] a lot of crosspromotion and collaborating with different industries.” McHollister also timed the event to coincide with METRO, Canada’s largest menswear-buyers meet-up, held in Vancouver. “We did it on purpose, so everyone would be in town,” she says, adding that her runway show was scheduled to begin after the meet-up wrapped for the day, giving those delegates “time to freshen up and come over and check us out.” Her top tip for planners: “Collaborate with other local business, especially if you are on a tight budget.”

SHEILA BOUMAN, CHIEF PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE OFFICER, PEER 1 HOSTING EVENT | Peak Potential TOP TIP | Get ‘em talking When global hosting provider Peer 1 brought 90 members of its executive team from 11 international locations to B.C. for its Peak Potential leadership retreat in May, many of those leaders had never been to Vancouver before. “We really wanted to showcase Vancouver and Whistler so that they feel proud to be affiliated with the Vancouver head office,” says Bouman, who helped plan the event. “Our big thing is relationships … we’re always looking for how we can create an environment to get people to talk to each other,” she adds. “We have leaders in Atlanta that have never met the person they talk to in the U.K. When we were in Whistler we would walk to dinner as a whole group so people were talking.” Her top tip for planners: “The event starts in the ‘getting to.’ Thinking about what attendees have to go through to get there is helpful.” Á

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Ask the experts

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER, JULY 2013

Listen up, follow up, keep it up – networking continues long after the event is over QUESTION |

How do I make the most out of networking opportunities?

CHRISTINE PILKINGTON | Founder and CEO, Crisp Media Inc. (VancouverMom.ca)

HELEN STEPCHUCK | Marketing director, Cucumber Marketing

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etworking is an essential part of business. Here’s how to make sure you stand out from the crowd. Be clear on why you’re there. Who will be attending this event? Will your target customer be there? Your time is limited; spend it only on events that help you get closer to your goals. Know what your business is about. Have a polished 30-second elevator pitch ready. You don’t need to explain the whole thing, just a few key points to get the conversation started. Listen. Really listen. Jumping into “pitch mode” can be a real turnoff. Listening first also gives you a good chance to customize the information about your business. Don’t monopolize. People are there to meet other people. Avoid talking someone’s ear off. Read body language and exit gracefully. Create quality relationships. Belong to one or two associations or groups. You’ll stay in touch with regular attendees, and it’s easier to meet people when you’re among friends. Know the organizers. If you join an association, get to know the key people involved. A good organizer knows his or her membership and will be able to introduce you to other attendees who might complement what you’re doing. Follow up. Don’t let those business cards collect dust in your wallet. Schedule time in your calendar to send followup emails or update your LinkedIn connections. Do this the next day when the interaction is still fresh and top of mind. Tweet before, during and after the event. Twitter is a great way to keep the conversation going well after a meeting or event is over. Follow and participate with the hashtag stream if one’s available. Pay attention to who else is participating for additional opportunities to connect with people you didn’t have a chance to meet.

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ith the plethora of marketing tools out there – for any budget and business of any size – word of mouth remains the number 1 marketing channel. How do you tap into this miraculous business-growth panacea? It’s not about selling to your network, it’s about building your network by building relationships. You go to networking events to meet new people (and, secondarily, to tell them about your business). Don’t make it a cold-call-fiesta kind of evening. Be cool and be curious. Avoid being “the networking one-night stand.” Stay connected, support and follow people’s growth. It’s not about how soon you follow up with people after the event, it’s about how genuine your interest is. Networking doesn’t bring you an immediate return on investment. It takes time to see the “results.” I recently got a call from a potential client, referred to Cucumber by someone I met (and stayed in touch with) five years ago. Do not give up! Invest your time. Especially in the first years of your business – go to as many events as possible – explore various groups, see what works for you. It goes: visibility, credibility and then profitability. Make sure you are visible in your community and people know what you are up to. Remember: you’re always networking. Don’t discount anyone, not even the grandma-type next door. It doesn’t mean you’re going to (literally) give her your elevator pitch every time you see her, but make sure she knows what you do. Our best projects and clients came from very unexpected sources. Be open to opportunities. Networking at meetings, conferences and other events is a great opportunity to get your name out there. You’ll develop friendships along the way, and nothing beats doing business with people you like and trust.

etworking is about connecting with people. We definitely don’t do it – i.e., spend time learning what our peers, friends and even relatives are learning in their lives – enough. When it comes to new people, networking is a chance to connect with those who have similar goals and visions for the world. Here are three tips for making the most of networking: Ask: “What are you here to learn?” I really like asking that question when I go to events. One, it helps to have something to say during those awkward moments. Two, it lets you learn whether you can be a resource. And three, your response to the same question lets you discover whether someone else has something to share. Be honest, be yourself. This will allow you to naturally connect with people that you’re comfortable with. That doesn’t mean that because you’re shy, you’re doomed. It just means that networking regularly will increase your comfort level and, as time goes by, you’ll find your groove. When you’re at the next event, you’ll feel less intimidated. Use social media tools. Your online personality is an extension of your professional self that cannot be ignored. I use Twitter to share thoughts and articles and follow those who have interesting perspectives and LinkedIn to keep track of people I have met or worked with (always send a followup email to contacts you’ve made at an event, and connect via LinkedIn). Great professional questions and topics are being discussed on LinkedIn forums and groups. You know the saying, “It’s about who you know”? Well, to some extent, that’s true – but what’s great about today is you can grow your own network.

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MAKING THE

TEAM

Team-building events help employees become more than the sum of their parts

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hatever staff thinks of team-building events,

workplaces need to foster trust and mutual confidence among employees and help them form

an appreciation of each other beyond their company value.

A fishing excursion with Pacific Angler gave Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer players a chance to connect with each other off the field

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That’s why, after two days working with partners from other companies, the inside sales force at SAP Canada Inc. – along with those same partners – were booked on a fishing charter through Pacific Angler to get to know their colleagues in a less-formal setting. “We wanted to find an event that had people learning, interacting with one another and a bit of a competitive spirit to it as well,” says SAP marketing director Kristen Rigby. The group of 70 was split into teams of five or six people. Fish were caught and an award was given for the biggest catch. Pacific Angler marketing and operations manager Bryce Franks says the half- or full-day charters in the waters off Vancouver are ideal for team building as they offer a “neutral space where no one has an edge over the other.” “[You’re] putting them in a situation where – no pun intended – they’re all fish out of water,” says Franks, who recently organized a similar team-building event for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. “They’re in an environment where they kind of have to work together; they don’t necessarily have a lot of experience with the tools they’ll be using. It doesn’t matter how well you set the hook, the fish can still get off.” Underground activity Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park on Vancouver Island has been the site of tours and education programs – including powerful team-building experiences – for the past 25 years. Park director Richard Varela says many corporate groups book through nearby hotels and resorts in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Formed from an ancient underground river, Varela calls the caves at Horne Lake a “wild cave environment.” Don’t expect any fancy interior lighting or walkways here. But, he says, the fact that these aren’t “show caves” actually adds a level of challenge to the experience. Outfitted in helmets with lights, teams are led by an experienced guide through a series of challenges in the caves that force them to work together. From a basic, fun tour to more specific team-building activities like navigation or a scavenger hunt, staff at the park’s outdoor centre will work with organizers to design a program that suits their group’s needs. “It’s an excellent site for novice cavers; we have very easy caves right up to a seven-storey underground waterfall that you can rappel down,” Varela says. “The idea is to use some form of challenge to lead people to a place where they’re out of their comfort zone – we find that’s where real learning takes place. When you’re in an environment you’re not used to, like a cave, you tend to focus your energies more directly to the problem at hand.” He also finds that cave experiences lead to more camaraderie and communication between team members. “It levels the playing field in a sense so that, suddenly, the meek person becomes the leader,” Varela says. “Basically, any preconceived idea you have about your colleagues dissolves three feet inside the cave door. You really start to see your co-workers in a new light.”

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Bryce Franks, marketing and operations manager, Pacific Angler: “[you’re] putting them in a situation where – no pun intended – they’re all fish out of water” | DOMINIC SCHAEFER Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park on Vancouver Island has been the site of tours and education programs – including powerful teambuilding experiences – for the past 25 years

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to ask, then tell, then command,” he says. “Step by step, same as we do with children, same as we do with puppies, same as we do with people who work for us.” Reicher, who previously oversaw 3,800 people for IT company Hartco Inc., boosted sales for that company by 35 per cent at each outlet during his tenure. He says, “It was based on showing communication, enthusiasm on working together. What we do is pass that on through here. And we found that probably the best avenue was the animals.”

Team-building activities that involve animals, like horses, can help employees improve their communication skills | TOURISM BC/ ALBERT NORMANDIN

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Horse power Developing communication skills is key for Lorne Reicher and his wife, Bree, who oversee Terra Nostra Guest Ranch in the wilderness west of Williams Lake. Surrounding the 11-suite retreat are 200 acres of ranchland, 1,000 miles of trails on adjacent Crown land – and no cell service. “We assist in showing how to communicate and we do it by using our animals,” explains Reicher, who works with companies like Nike and BMW to develop equine getaways for groups of approximately 20 people. An initial assessment determines what’s needed and the horses – in a reversal of roles – break in the humans. “The key is to learn how to communicate with them; how

Works of heart Team-building events and activities can also bring staff together around a common vision or goals. For staff at Tenth Church in Vancouver, the vision aims at outreach, transformation, worship and community. But, according to executive pastor Sam Rima, people can lose sight of the full vision if their work focuses on just one aspect, such as worship or outreach. “It’s so easy, particularly in a large organization, for everyone to start working and operating in their own silo and not really interacting with one another,” says Rima, who is also author of Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership. For his staff, getting the big picture meant an afternoon at Raw Canvas, which can accommodate groups of 80 for painting events. “We decide with the group what kind of images they

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want to work with,” says Ben Leslie, operations manager at the Yaletown studio. “We [can] silkscreen canvases in advance and they all paint the same image [or] we break the group up into teams and then have them compete against one another.” Prior to the visit, Tenth employees worked in four groups to develop a composite image combining the four elements of the church’s vision. At Raw Canvas, each was given a section to paint, with all staff members collaborating to make a coherent whole from the parts. “It got them to think about the mission,” says Rima, adding that because no one wanted to ruin the artwork there was a lot of discussion about how to paint the picture. “It actually became a little more collaborative between the teams.” Virtual team building When members of a team work separately, from different locations, it’s easy to become disconnected from the normal rhythms of work life. “Very often the teams are geographically spread out, and it becomes very expensive and has a huge environmental footprint to fly them all to one place for a team-building event,” says Jackie Slavenova, president and lead facilitator at Team Academy in Vancouver. To that end, Slavenova’s company offers a number of “virtual” activities to help organizations that employ staff in various locations get to know each other and improve

communication, trust and collaboration. “Using the Internet, we plan, lead and facilitate each virtual adventure from our office,” she explains. “For example, our virtual CSI challenge groups staff into teams of ‘investigators’ and, through special instructions online, tasks them with discovering clues and evidence to help solve a crime.” Á

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GREEN’S A GO Sustainability helps give meeting and event venues a competitive edge

CAT HUGHES

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ot only is Greg Salloum owner of the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites, his organic farm supplies the hotel’s restaurant, Ora, with potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, squash, cucumbers, asparagus and other fresh produce.

Solar panels supply 90 per cent of the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites’ energy for heat in summer and 60 per cent in winter

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“This is my second year growing organic vegetables,” Salloum says. “Time-wise it’s a challenge, but working in the field part of the day and the office for the other part, I feel great.” The Kelowna hotelier’s commitment to green extends even further. Besides a LEED silver environmental wing, his inn uses 37 per cent less energy and 40 per cent less water than typical buildings in the industry, and boasts a solar-panel water-heating system that supplies 90 per cent of the hotel’s energy for heat in summer and 60 per cent in winter. While achieving these savings has required substantial investment, Salloum says he wouldn’t do it any other way. “We aim to be a good corporate citizen and part of that is recognizing that we are a wasteful industry and we need to take better care of Mother Earth.” Thanks to its green credentials, many businesses choose to hold meetings and events at the Best Western Plus Kelowna. According to Brenda Rayburn, director of sales and marketing for the hotel, “It has become a market segment of its own. Companies from all sectors are becoming more aware and informed on environmental sustainability.” The hotel belongs to the Green Key Meetings Program, which gives it an independent certification for its green operations. “We in the hotel business take the environment very seriously,” says Tony Pollard, president of the Hotel

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Association of Canada. “The Green Key program is one of our industry initiatives to assist the environment.” In B.C., a number of venues have similarly put sustainability at the heart of their operations, including the carbon-neutral Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria. The hotel has a unique triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. “We don’t just do it to look good and give marketing another angle to sell, we do it because it’s the right thing to do,” says GM Ian Powell, adding that it doesn’t take a huge investment and big projects to be sustainable. Take Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge, where a number of small initiatives – including a geothermal system and an organic rooftop garden – make a big difference. According to GM Mike Duggan, these small stories come together to make the lodge successful, particularly with larger groups. But do guests really care about sustainable venues? Yes, says Amy Ballard, director of sales and marketing for Vancouver’s Opus Boutique Hotel. “Our guests really do care about the environment and we have a responsibility to them and to ourselves to make the right choices,” Ballard says. “Our close proximity to [public transit] has won us conference business when the decision-makers have been motivated by the opportunity to their groups around public transport.” Á

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HIDDEN

GEMS How to find and book barely known meeting and event space

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he Vancouver Convention Centre, BC Place and the Pacific National Exhibition are among the best-known and most-utilized venues in Vancouver. But when you want to book a space that’s off the beaten path, how do you go about finding it?

“It is a bit of a catch-22,” says Julie Connolly, a seasoned special-events planner and CEO of Carte Blanche Management Inc. “Booking a space no one’s heard of can be tricky for the simple fact that, well, no one’s heard of it.” Connolly, who organizes unique functions for corporate, non-profit, public and private clients, has developed a set of tried-and-true tricks to unearth some of the city’s best meeting places. Step 1: ask other venues.

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“When you call about a space and discover it isn’t really right for you, ask if they could recommend other venues to suit your purposes,” she says. “They know the competition best and, if what they offer won’t work, shouldn’t mind sending you elsewhere. I’ve discovered some excellent locations this way, including lesser-known venues.” Step 2: search for a different type of event than the one you are planning. “If you’re looking for a space for your next corporate gala and typing those terms into

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Besides ballrooms and boardrooms, the Fairmont Pacific Rim offers several unique event spaces, including its lavish “Owner’s Suite” | FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

Set in Stanley Park, Brockton Pavilion boasts a Tudor-style lounge for up to 150 guests as well as a Rugby Hall of Fame, with fascinating sporting memorabilia, for 40 | BROCKTON PAVILION

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a search engine like Google isn’t getting any good hits, look up wedding venues instead,” Connolly suggests. “Some pretty cool places will likely pop up that would work well for a business event, too.” Step 3, she continues, is to ask your suppliers for suggestions. “Your caterer, equipment-rental company, gaming firm and entertainment provider – these people have worked every venue in town. If anyone knows every little interesting space you can go to, they’re the experts.” As it happens, Connolly owns and operates one of Vancouver’s true hidden gems: the Jewel Ballroom in South Granville. With nearly 5,500 square feet of main space (enough room for 500 standing or 350 seated guests), a 750-square-foot patio, four breakout rooms, a kitchen and a permanent bar, the venue’s played host to awards galas, anniversary parties, fundraisers and product launches. Connolly stumbled on the space when hunting for a unique venue for her own wedding seven years ago. When she heard the owners wanted to put it up for lease, she snapped it up and has been running it ever since.

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“We’re in a building that’s set back from the street, so you don’t see it when you walk by,” she says. “Then you get up to the fourth floor where we’re located and there’s this magnificent 180-degree view of Vancouver, which is great for international events that want to show off the city.”

Though ever-increasing exposure, including this write-up, could negate the “hidden” aspect of her venue, Connolly isn’t worried. “The more people know about and get to enjoy Jewel, the better,” she says, smiling. “In the end, I guess I’d rather be a Vancouver gem than a hidden gem.” Á

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The best Vancouver venues you’ve never thought of ■Blusson Spinal Cord Centre: Besides producing cutting-edge research related to spinal-cord injury, this stunning glass building includes an atrium and lecture hall that can accommodate, respectively, 300 and 80 guests. www.icord.org ■Brockton Pavilion: Set amidst the lush green beauty of Stanley Park, this private facility boasts a Tudor-style lounge for up to 150 guests as well as a separate Rugby Hall of Fame, which holds over a century’s worth of fascinating sporting memorabilia (and 40 delegates). www.brocktonpavilion.ca ■Jewel Ballroom: This 5,500-squarefoot South Granville gem includes an outdoor patio with a stunning city view, four smaller breakout rooms and space for as many as 500 standing. On-site catering available. www.jewelballroom.com ■Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition: A fullservice facility for meetings, training sessions and team-building events, this 3,600-square-foot space includes a foyer and conference room, plus one of the finest private motorbike collections in Canada, housed in a 7,000-square-foot exhibition space. Currently on display: “Cycles & Cinema,” showcasing many iconic motorcycles from the movies. www.deeleymotorcycleexhibition.ca ■Fairmont Pacific Rim Specialty Rooms: Besides ballrooms and boardrooms, this downtown hotel offers several unique spaces, including its lavish “Owner’s Suite,” for social events. www.fairmont.com ■Ironworks Studios: This historic performance and events venue is located just east of Gastown, near Vancouver’s original intersection. Fir beams, woodplank floors and original remains of old ironworks provide a nostalgic reminder of the build-quality and character of the 1880s. www.theironworks.ca ■Museum of Vancouver: Steps from Kits Beach and Vanier Park, this classic venue (built in 1968 for Canada’s Centennial) makes a standout location for special events, receptions and business meetings. Best of all, rental revenue helps the museum deliver educational programs and services to thousands of visitors and students. www.museumofvancouver.ca

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ENGAGING THE INTROVERT Expert advice on how to crack the strong, silent types

LORNE MALLIN

A Sharon Bonner, president and CEO of Bright Ideas Event Coordinators, uses team activities – creating cheers and flags or decorating party hats – to engage even the most introverted of attendees

When Burnaby psychologist Lorne Prupas runs workshops, he tries to set his introverted guests at ease as soon as they enter the venue

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ccording to author and TED Talk speaker Susan Cain, introverts may “listen more than they talk … and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation.” For meeting planners, the challenge is to involve introverts from the very moment they arrive at an event. “Many people who go to conferences hate it because they are introverts,” says Sharon Bonner, who is the president and CEO of Bright Ideas Event Coordinators Ltd. in Richmond. “I assign participants into teams or groups upon arrival or in advance, so it’s not an optional thing.” An industry veteran with 25 years of experience and at least 3,000 special events under her belt, Bonner says that she uses activities like creating cheers and flags or decorating party hats to engage all attendees. But, she says, any extreme extroverts in attendance may still try to steal the show. “I’ve seen it so many times where they monopolize the activity – they answer all the questions in a Q&A or a game-show contest format – so the team of 10 feels like a team of one

and the other nine people get really turned off and lose interest,” Bonner says, adding that having an official emcee at an event can help neutralize this situation. When Burnaby psychologist Lorne Prupas runs workshops, he tries to set his guests at ease as soon as they enter the venue by introducing himself to each and every attendee personally and doing his best to engage particularly introverted participants right at the door. After that, designated “reflection periods” throughout the session allow Prupas’ delegates to do some work in writing before sharing their thoughts with the group. “Having the answers in writing … gives them added courage to offer their contributions to group discussions,” he says. “The act of making a verbal contribution, particularly for the introverted, is an act of courage. Verbal contributions should be acknowledged and something positive about the contribution should be made. This will make it safer for others to contribute.” A bit of humour, Prupas adds, can also work wonders. “People are grateful when we make them laugh,” he explains. “In return, they tend to be more generous of

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spirit and contribute more to the workshop – even the introverted.” Vancouver-based economic consultant Roslyn Kunin – a self-proclaimed introvert with decades of experience leading and attending events – admits that she often goes into “mother mode” at meetings in order to ensure that “no one is hogging” the conversation. She also tries to take note of “anyone who hasn’t said anything,” and then make a point of asking those people for their opinion. With networking at the heart of most business functions, Kunin says that the challenge for introverts is to say, “OK, the most fun thing that I can think of is definitely not networking – how can I do it?” Her best tried-and-true advice for the shy is as follows: seek out all the people you know and say hello, and be sure to introduce yourself to anyone who appears as or more introverted than you are. Finally, as a host or planner, be sure to collect and review participant evaluations at the end of each event. This, according to Prupas, can help you to determine what can be done differently in the future in order to better engage the “hard to engage.” Á

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The act of making a verbal contribution, particularly for the introverted, is an act of courage Economic consultant Roslyn Kunin advises introverts to seek out and introduce themselves to other introverts at a meeting or conference

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40 | MEETING PLACES BRITISH COLUMBIA 2014 PUBLISHED BY BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER

Provincewide transportation resources

Airlines Air Canada/Air Canada Jazz

Pacific Coastal Airlines

5520 Miller Rd, Richmond, V7B 1L9 1-800-361-7585 conventions.congres@aircanada.ca, www.flyjazz.ca; www.aircanada.com/conventions

4440 Cowley Cres Suite 204, Richmond, V7B 1B8 604-273-8666, f-604-273-6864, 1-800-663-2872 sales@pacificcoastal.com, www.pacificcoastal.com

Canadian Air Charters

Seair Seaplanes Ltd

5360 Airport Rd S, Richmond, V7B 1B4 604-207-2471, f-604-207-2473 charters@canadianaircharters.com, www.canadianaircharters.com

Central Mountain Air Box 998 6431 Airport Rd, Smithers, V0J 2N0 250-877-5000, f-250-847-3744, 1-888-865-8585 charters@flycma.com, www.flycma.com

Harbour Air Seaplanes/Westcoast Air/ Whistler Air 4760 Inglis Dr, Richmond, V7B 1W4 604-274-1277, f-604-274-1200, 1-800-665-0212 reservations@harbourair.ca, www.harbourair.ca

Hawkair 4345 Bristol Rd, Terrace, V8G 4V2 250-635-4295, f-250-635-7852, 1-800-487-1216 www.hawkair.ca

Island Express Air 30440 Liberator Ave, Abbotsford, V2T 6H5 604-856-6260, 1-888-856-6260 info@islandexpressair.com, www.islandexpressair.com

London Air Services 4580 Cowley Cres, Richmond, V7B 1B8 604-272-8123, f-604-233-0202, 1-877-399-8123 info@londonair.ca, www.londonair.ca

Orca Airways Ltd 5220 Airport Rd S, Richmond, V7B 1B4 604-270-6722, f-866-565-4238, 1-888-FLY-ORCA charters@flyorcaair.com, www.flyorcaair.com

4640 Inglis Dr, Richmond, V7B 1W4 604-273-8900, f-604-273-7351, 1-800-44SEAIR contact@seairseaplanes.com, www.seairseaplanes.com

WestJet - Meetings & Conventions f-1-800-582-7072, 1-877-952-4696 conventions@westjet.com, www.westjet.ca

Bus Services Charter Bus Lines 8730 River Rd, Delta, V4G 1B5 604-940-1707, f-604-940-2955 sales@cbl.ca, www.charterbuslines.com

Greyhound Canada 1150 Station St Suite 200, Vancouver, V6A 4C7 604-683-8133, f-604-683-0144, 1-800-661-8747 www.greyhound.ca

International Stage Lines 4171 Vanguard Rd, Richmond, V6X 2P6 604-270-6135, f-604-270-8162 charter@islbus.com, www.islbus.com

Luxury Transport Inc PO Box 81162, Burnaby, V5H 4K2 604-522-8484, f-604-936-0374, 1-877-511-8484 inquiry@luxbus.com, www.luxbus.com

Pacific Coach Lines 1150 Station St Suite 210, Vancouver, V6A 4C7 604-692-2008, f-604-681-1515, 1-888-682-2008 groupsandcharters@pacificcoach.com, www.pacificcoach.com

Car Rentals Alamo Rent A Car Downtown, Vancouver 604-684-1401, f-604-685-6179 Vancouver International Airport, Richmond 604-231-1400, f-604-231-1413, 1-800-GO-ALAMO (1-800-462-5266) www.alamo.ca

Avis Rent A Car Vancouver International Airport, Richmond 604-606-2847, f-604-606-2830, 1-888-897-8448 or 1-800-525-7537 www.avis.ca Victoria 250-386-8468

Budget Rent A Car Vancouver 604-668-7000, 1-800-268-8900 conventions@bc.budget.com, www.bc.budget.com/conventions Victoria 250-953-5300, f-250-953-5227, 1-866-953-5267 events@budgetvictoria.com

Discount Car & Truck Rentals Richmond 604-273-5565, f-604-273-5569, 1-866-310-CARS reservations@discountcarbc.com, www.discountcar.com Sidney/Airport 250-657-2277, f-250-656-5624, 1-866-310-CARS sidney@discountcarbc.com Victoria 250-405-5255, f-250-361-4509, 1-866-310-CARS victoria@discountcarbc.com

Enterprise Rent A Car Richmond 604-303-1117 Vancouver 604-689-7377, f-604-688-5505, 1-800-736-8222 www.enterprise.com Victoria 250-475-6900, f-250-382-6900, 1-800-736-8222

Hertz Canada Richmond 604-606-3700, 1-800-263-0600 or 1-800-654-3131 www.hertz.ca Downtown, Vancouver 604-606-4711, f-250-606-4728 Victoria 250-385-4440, f-250-385-4474

National Car & Truck Rental Vancouver International Airport, Richmond 604-207-3730, f-604-273-5574, 1-800-CAR-RENT (1-800-227-7368) www.nationalcar.com Downtown, Vancouver 604-609-7150, f-604-685-6179 Victoria 250-386-1213, f-250-381-1184 www.nationalvictoria.com

Ferries BC Ferries Victoria 250-386-3431, f-250-388-7754, 1-888-BC FERRY customerservice@bcferries.com, www.bcferries.com

Helicopter Services Helijet International 5911 Airport Rd S, Richmond, V7B 1B5 604-273-4688, f-604-273-5301, 1-800-665-4354 charters@helijet.com, www.helijet.com

Train Services Rocky Mountaineer Vacations 369 Terminal Ave Suite 101, Vancouver, V6A 4C4 604-606-7200, f-604-606-7201, 1-800-665-7245, 1-866-899-9679 meetings@rockymountaineer.com, www.rockymountaineer.com

Via Rail 1150 Station St, Vancouver, V6A 2C7 604-640-3700, f-604-640-3757,

Meetings glossary +t:<98[ey-pruh n] n. part of a stage in front of the curtain. +?t.3t9t@3=t?t+6[aw-dee-oh-@3D2-oo-uh l] (also AV) adjective adj. relating to equipment for hearing or sight. n. 2 technical support for an event or function such as televisions, DVD players or taped music. ,+8t;?/>-+:t>+38 [,+81-kwit 5+:-tuh n, -tin] n. lead person, usually appointed by the venue, charged with overseeing food service at an event. ,98/tC+<.[,928-yahrd] n. area where empty crates or contractor materials are stored. ,</+5t9?><997[,</C5-out roo m] n. 1 smaller room used when a larger group breaks into sub-groups. -2/@t<98=/>t>381[=2/@-ruh n =/>-ing] n. design where the room is set with tables and/or chairs in a V.

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09<5,?0t0/>[fawrk ,?20-it] n. food served at an event that requires only a fork (no knife) to eat. 29<=.c9/?t@</ [awr .?<@; French awR\.Ĺ&#x2019;VRuh] (also canapĂŠ) n. a small bit of appetizing food, often on a cracker or small piece of toast, for eating at gatherings where drinks are served with no other food or before/as the first course of a meal. Origin: 1705-15; < French: outside of the main course. 5/Ct89>/+.t.</== [kee-noht uh-.</=] (also keynote speech) n. opening remarks or presentation at a meeting that sets the tone or theme of the event and motivates attendees. 6+@t+t63/</ 73t-<9t:298/ [lav-uh-6//< 7+2C-kruh-fohn] n. small microphone that is clipped onto clothing or hung around the neck to allow the speaker to move. Origin: 1960-65. 7+<t;?//[mahr-kee] n. 1 large tent, usually without some or all sides, used during outdoor events.

<3.t/<[<+2C-der] n. amendment to a contract. =:+-/<+>/[speys reyt] n. 1 cost per square foot of exhibit area. =>+8t-2398[=>+8-shuh n] n. 1 post used to support signage or other elevated objects. >/-2t896t9t1C,?>t6/<[tek-896-uh-jee ,?2>-ler] n. hotel staff member who assists guests with computer questions and problems. >2<9A.3=t>+8-/[throh .3=-tuh ns] n. 1 projection distance; useful to know based on layout and size of the room. A/,t-+=>[web-kast] (also cybercast) n. event that broadcasts the audio and/or video portion of a keynote presentation or other educational sessions over the Internet in real time. A23>/\>3/[2A+2C>->+2C, A+2C>-] adj. requiring guests to wear formal attire, especially that men wear a white bow tie: a white-tie gala.

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Provincewide venues & services How to use Meeting Places’ region-by-region directories of venues and services

Meeting Places at a Glance

Regional Directories

Company Index

If you’re looking for details of specific venues, start below. First check the B.C. map on page 41 to confirm what region your event is in, then browse the listings under that region.

Refer to the British Columbia map on page 41 for the page numbers of individual regional directories. The introductory pages will update you on the latest news: new conference or convention facilities that have come online in the past year or significant meeting-venue renovations. The directories that ensue list the services available in each of the region’s towns and cities.

If you already know the company you want for the job, simply turn to the company index at the back of the regional directories. You’ll find an alphabetized listing of every company, referring you to the page that includes a description of the company and contact information.

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Welcome to the meeting planners’ resource section of Meeting Places, including directories of all the resources you’ll need for planning meetings, conferences, conventions and trade shows throughout British Columbia. Start by using the colour-coded map of British Columbia on page 41 to identify the region of your intended event. Then use the two main sections of the Meeting Places resource guide: “Meeting Places at a Glance”, which offers details of meeting venues in each region; and regional directories, which guide you to all the services you’ll need wherever you are holding your event.

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains—42 Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands—44 Thompson Okanagan—46 Kootenay Rockies—47 Cariboo Chilcotin Coast—47 Northern BC—47

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Abbotsford

Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre/604‑870‑1050 Tradex - Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre/604‑851‑4166

Burnaby

Accent Inns Burnaby/604‑473‑5000 Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel/604‑297‑4565 Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre/604‑453‑0750 Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby/604‑298‑2010 Grand Villa Casino Hotel and Conference Centre/604‑436‑2211 Holiday Inn Express Metrotown/604‑629‑5174 Michael J Fox Theatre/604‑664‑8875 Nikkei Centre/604‑777‑7000 Scandinavian Community Centre/604‑294‑2777

Chilliwack

Chilliwack Heritage Park/604‑824‑9927

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Coast Tsawwassen Inn/604‑943‑8221 Delta Town & Country Inn/604‑946‑4404

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West Coast Wilderness Lodge Resort/877‑988‑3838

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park/604‑985‑7474 Grouse Mountain Resort Ltd/604‑998‑4314 Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver/604‑985‑3111 Lonsdale Quay Hotel/604‑986‑6111 North Vancouver Hotel/604‑987‑4461 Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier/604‑986‑7437

Pemberton

Pemberton Valley Lodge/604‑894‑2000

Pitt Meadows

Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club/604‑465‑9380

Coquitlam

Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre & Liquor Store/604‑931‑9011 Evergreen Cultural Centre/604‑927‑6564 Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam/604‑936‑9399 Red Robinson Show Theatre/604‑516‑7163

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Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina/604‑883‑2456 Ruby Lake Resort Ltd/604‑883‑2269

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Langley/604‑882‑2000 Langley Events Centre/604‑882‑8800 Sandman Hotel Langley/604‑455‑7263 Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites Langley/604‑455‑7263

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Poco Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Centre/604‑941‑6216

Port Moody

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Beach Gardens Resort & Marina/604‑485‑6267 Powell River Town Centre Hotel/604‑485‑3000

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport/604‑241‑1830 London Heritage Farm/604‑271‑5220 Quilchena Golf & Country Club/604‑277‑1101 Richmond Olympic Oval/778‑296‑1400 River Rock Casino Resort/866‑748‑3718 Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport/604‑278‑9611 Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel/604‑233‑3951 Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport/604‑893‑7373

Squamish

CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre/604‑898‑9336 Quest University Canada/604‑898‑8000 Squamish Adventure Centre/604‑815‑5081

Surrey

Bell Performing Arts Centre/604‑507‑6355 Comfort Inn & Suites/604‑576‑8888 Hazelmere Golf Course/604‑538‑1212 Morgan Creek Golf Course/604‑542‑5327 Northview Golf & Country Club/604‑574‑0324 Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel/604‑582‑9288 Surrey Arts Centre/604‑501‑5574

Vancouver

ArtStarts in Schools/604‑336‑0626 BC Place/604‑669‑2300 BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville/604‑633‑2062 Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver/604‑633‑4342 Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art/604‑682‑3455 Bridges Restaurant/604‑687‑7351 Brock House Restaurant/604‑224‑3317 The Cellar Nightclub/604‑605‑4340

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Coast Coal Harbour Hotel/604‑697‑0202 Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites/604‑688‑7711 Comfort Inn Downtown/604‑605‑4341 Conferences & Accommodation at UBC/604‑822‑1060 Creekside Community Recreation Centre/604‑257‑3050 Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition/604‑293‑2221 Don Francesco Ristorante/604‑685‑7770 Doolin’s Irish Pub/604‑605‑4328 Electric Owl Empire Landmark Hotel & Conference Centre/604‑687‑0511 The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver/604‑443‑1817 Fairmont Pacific Rim/604‑695‑5300 The Fairmont Waterfront/604‑691‑1991 Fish House in Stanley Park/604‑681‑7275 Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver/604‑689‑9333 Georgian Court Hotel/604‑682‑5555 Goldcorp Centre for the Arts/778‑782‑5800 Granville Island Hotel/604‑683‑7373 Heritage Hall/604‑879‑4816 Holiday Inn Express/604‑254‑1000 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre/604‑707‑1936 Hotel LeSoleil/604‑632‑3015 HR MacMillan Space Centre/604‑738‑7827 Hyatt Regency Vancouver/604‑639‑4845 The Imperial/604‑868‑0494 Jewel Ballroom & Catering/604‑568‑7377 Lord Stanley Suites on the Park/604‑688‑9299 Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver/604‑687‑1122 Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue/778‑782‑5800 OPUS Hotel Vancouver/604‑642‑6787

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The World Famous

Fine dining cuisine

• A unique and beautiful venue for meetings and special events • Six studio spaces adaptable for a wide range of activities • Fully-equipped production

Meetings

and presentation studio

Group Dining

• Outdoor rooftop patio

Corporate Parties

• Central downtown location

Up to 150 guests

Private Mezzanine or Wine Room

677 Davie Street

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Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts/604‑734‑4488 Pacific National Exhibition/604‑253‑2311 Pan Pacific Vancouver/604‑662‑8111 Park Inn & Suites Hotel by Radisson/604‑872‑8661 Quality Hotel Vancouver - The Inn at False Creek/604‑682‑0229 Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel/604‑689‑9211 Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown/604‑688‑1234 Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel/604‑689‑8033 Rosewood Hotel Georgia/604‑682‑5566 The Roxy Cabaret/604‑331‑7999 Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre/604‑681‑2211 Science World at Telus World of Science/604‑443‑7475 Scotiabank Dance Centre/604‑606‑6400 Scotiabank Theatre/604‑630‑1015 SFU Harbour Centre/778‑782‑5000 SFU Segal Building/778‑782‑5800 Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver/604‑661‑3334 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel/604‑893‑7373 South Hall Banquet & Wedding Palace/604‑323‑8273 The Sutton Place Hotel/604‑682‑5511 The Sylvia Hotel/604‑681‑9321 Terminal City Club/604‑488‑8647 UBC Alma Mater Society/604‑822‑3465 UBC Robson Square/604‑827‑5444 Vancouver Aquarium/604‑659‑3456 Vancouver Convention Centre/604‑647‑7345 Vancouver Lookout/604‑689‑0421

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Aava Whistler Hotel/604‑932‑2522 Canadian Wilderness Adventures Ltd/604‑938‑1554 Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler/604‑905‑3116 Crystal Lodge & Suites Whistler/800‑667‑3363 Edgewater Lodge/604‑932‑0688 The Fairmont Chateau Whistler/604‑938‑8000 Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa/800‑515‑4050 Lorimer Ridge Lodge/604‑290‑5833 Nicklaus North Golf Course/800‑386‑9898 Nita Lake Lodge/604‑966‑5700 Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside/604‑905‑2999 Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre/604‑966‑5500 Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre/604‑964‑0997 The Westin Resort & Spa/604‑905‑5000 Whistler Conference Centre/604‑932‑3928 Whistler Golf Club/604‑932‑3280

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Meeting place or venue/City/Phone number Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown/604‑639‑4001 Vancouver Rowing Club/604‑687‑3400 Wedgewood Hotel & Spa/604‑608‑5309 The Westin Bayshore Vancouver/604‑682‑3377 Westin Grand Vancouver/604‑602‑1999

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Campbell River

Coast Discovery Inn and Marina/250‑287‑9225 Maritime Heritage Centre/250‑286‑3161 Ocean Resort/250‑923‑4281 Painter’s Lodge Holiday & Fishing Resort/800‑663‑7090

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he Harbour Room, Trophy Lounge and Carver Room offer balcony and deck access with some of the most spectacular views in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Vancouver Rowing Club

A perfect location for seminars, business retreats, lunches, weddings, cocktail receptions, dances or gala dinners. This heritage building was opened in 1911 and still maintains its original character. Just minutes from downtown, and with three different rooms within one venue, the Vancouver Rowing Club can provide for all your groups needs.

Exclusive catering provided by Emelle’s Catering 177 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L8 604-875-6551 info@emelles.com www.emelles.com

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Strathcona Park Lodge/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;286â&#x20AC;&#x2018;3122

Cobble Hill

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;743â&#x20AC;&#x2018;5100 Cherry Point Estate Wines/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;743â&#x20AC;&#x2018;1272

Comox

Comox Golf Club/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;339â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4444

Courtenay

Anco Motel 1998 Ltd/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;334â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2451 Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;338â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2745 Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;703â&#x20AC;&#x2018;5050 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comox Valley/778â&#x20AC;&#x2018;225â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0010 Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;338â&#x20AC;&#x2018;1323 Sid Williams Theatre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;338â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2420

Cowichan Bay

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;715â&#x20AC;&#x2018;1000

Duncan

Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;748â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2722 The Quamichan Inn/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;746â&#x20AC;&#x2018;7028 Travelodge Duncan/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;748â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4311

Honeymoon Bay

Honeymoon Bay Community Hall/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;749â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6742 Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat/888â&#x20AC;&#x2018;749â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4252

Ladysmith

Rickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-Day Grill/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;245â&#x20AC;&#x2018;7933

Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;749â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6742 Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;749â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6742

Mesachie Lake

Mesachie Lake Hall/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;749â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6742

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Beban Park Recreation Centre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;756â&#x20AC;&#x2018;5202 Best Western Northgate Hotel/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;390â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2222 Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;754â&#x20AC;&#x2018;7284 Coast Bastion Inn/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;753â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6601 Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;754â&#x20AC;&#x2018;8171 Grand Hotel Nanaimo/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;758â&#x20AC;&#x2018;3000 Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;753â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2241 Inn on Long Lake/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;758â&#x20AC;&#x2018;1144 Nanaimo Golf Club/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;758â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2451 Painted Turtle Guesthouse/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;753â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4432 Pleasant Valley Social Centre Hall/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;390â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4513 The Port Theatre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;754â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4555 Travelodge Nanaimo/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;754â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6355 Vancouver Island Conference Centre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;244â&#x20AC;&#x2018;4050

Parksville

Pender Island Port Alberni

Alberni Valley Multiplex/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;720â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2518 Cedar Wood Lodge Conference Centre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;724â&#x20AC;&#x2018;6800 Glenwood Sports Centre/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;723â&#x20AC;&#x2018;2181 Hospitality Inn/250â&#x20AC;&#x2018;723â&#x20AC;&#x2018;8111

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Port Hardy

Glen Lyon Inn & Suites/250‑949‑7115 Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre/250‑902‑0336

Quadra Island

April Point Resort & Spa/250‑370‑6503 Gowlland Harbour Oceanfront Resort/250‑285‑3572

Qualicum Beach

Milner Gardens & Woodland/250‑752‑8573 Qualicum Beach Civic Centre/250‑752‑1992

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25 44 • • • 30

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120 80

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20 • 600 • •

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160

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Salt Spring Island

Harbour House Hotel Restaurant and Organic Farm/250‑537‑5571

Sidney

Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club/250‑656‑3136 Mary Winspear Centre/250‑656‑0275 Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre/250‑665‑7511 Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa/250‑655‑9770

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Sooke

Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort/250‑642‑0805 6 Ocean Wilderness Inn/250‑646‑2116 2 Sooke Harbour House Hotel Spa Restaurant/250‑642‑3421 3

Ucluelet

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort/877‑762‑5011 Canadian Princess Resort/250‑370‑6503 Long Beach Golf Course/250‑725‑3332

Victoria

Accent Inns Victoria/250‑475‑7500 Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre/250‑475‑1948 Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa/888‑544‑2079 Burnside Gorge Community Association/250‑388‑5251 Cedar Hill Recreation Centre & Cedar Hill Golf Course/250‑475‑7121 Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites/800‑663‑5891 Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre Victoria/250‑382‑4400 Craigdarroch Castle/250‑592‑5323 Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa/250‑360‑2999 Fairmont Empress/250‑384‑8111 GR Pearkes Recreation Centre/250‑475‑5465 Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites/250‑385‑2405 Hotel Grand Pacific/800‑663‑7550 Hotel Rialto/250‑383‑4157 Inn at Laurel Point/250‑386‑8721 Magnolia Hotel & Spa/250‑381‑0999 Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour/250‑480‑3800 Oak Bay Beach Hotel/250‑598‑4556 Olympic View Golf Club/250‑474‑3673 Oswego Hotel/250‑294‑7500 Sandman Hotel Victoria & Shark Club Bar & Grill/250‑386‑5888 University Centre Farquhar Auditorium/250‑721‑6561 University of Victoria/250‑721‑8703 Victoria Conference Centre/250‑361‑1019 Victoria Golf Club/250‑598‑4321 Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites/250‑386‑2211 The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa/250‑391‑5203

Youbou

Youbou Community Hall/250‑749‑6742

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140 133 40 74 125

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40 118 • 200 120 35 • • • 100 •

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410

4

156

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort/800‑663‑4303 5

Kamloops

Accent Inns Kamloops/250‑374‑8877 Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre/250‑828‑6660 Comfort Inn & Suites/250‑372‑0987 Eaglepoint Golf Resort/250‑573‑2453 Four Points by Sheraton/250‑374‑4144 Hoodoos at Sun Rivers/250‑828‑9404 Kamloops Golf & Country Club/250‑376‑8020 North Shore Community Centre/250‑376‑4777

Merritt Civic Centre/250‑315‑1050 Quality Inn Merritt/250‑378‑4253

Naramata

The Centre at Naramata/250‑496‑5751 Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort/250‑496‑5765

Osoyoos

Holiday Inn & Suites/250‑495‑7223 Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa/250‑495‑5445 Walnut Beach Resort/250‑495‑8200 Watermark Beach Resort/250‑495‑5500 •

Penticton

Days Inn & Conference Centre Penticton/250‑493‑6616 Penticton Golf & Country Club/250‑492‑5626 Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino/250‑493‑9772 Penticton Trade & Convention Centre/250‑490‑2460 Ramada Inn & Suites/250‑492‑8926 South Okanagan Events Centre/250‑490‑2460

Princeton

RockRidge Canyon/250‑870‑9030 •

Quilchena

Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club/250‑378‑9555

Salmon Arm •

Podollan Inn/888‑668‑4180 Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm/250‑833‑5800

Summerland

Bonitas Winery/250‑494‑5208 Sonoran Estate Winery/250‑494‑9323 Summerland Golf & Country Club/250‑494‑7745 Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa/250‑494‑8180

Sun Peaks

Hearthstone Lodge/888‑659‑2211

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300

BEST WESTERN PLUS Valemount Inn & Suites/250‑566‑0086

Vernon

Chase

Howard Johnson’s Fortunes Landing Inn/250‑838‑6825

Accent Inns Kelowna/250‑862‑8888 2 Accommodation at University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus/888‑318‑8666 50 Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites/250‑860‑1212 10 Coast Capri Hotel/250‑860‑6060 13 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre/250‑763‑4500 17 Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club/250‑861‑4240 1 Harvest Golf Club/250‑862‑3103 2 Holiday Inn Express Kelowna Conference Centre/250‑763‑0500 6 Holiday Park Resort/250‑766‑4255 1 Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre/250‑860‑9711 9 Lake Okanagan Resort/250‑769‑3511 6 Rotary Centre for the Arts/250‑717‑5304 10 Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna/250‑980‑3153 3

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Kelowna

Lumby Curling Club/250‑547‑2377

Thompson Okanagan Enderby

Pacific Inn & Suites/250‑372‑0952 Sagebrush Theatre/250‑372‑3216 Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre/250‑374‑1999 Thompson Rivers University/250‑371‑5723

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Best Western Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre/250‑545‑3755 Predator Ridge Resort/888‑578‑6688 Prestige Hotel Vernon/250‑558‑5991 Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Hotel/250‑541‑2152 Vernon Golf & Country Club/250‑542‑0151 Village Green Hotel/250‑542‑3321 Wesbild Centre/250‑550‑3257

West Kelowna

Cove Lakeside Resort/250‑707‑1830 Quails’ Gate Winery/250‑769‑4451 Wyndham’s Super 8 West Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center/250‑769‑2355

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Kootenay Rockies

Nimpo Lake

Castlegar

Quesnel

Castlegar & District Community Complex/250‑365‑3386 Fireside Inn and Conference Centre/250‑365‑2128 Sandman Hotel Inn Castlegar/250‑365‑8444

Cranbrook

Days Inn Cranbrook/250‑426‑6683 Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Cranbrook/250‑489‑4301 Mission Hills Golf Course/250‑489‑3009 Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook/250‑417‑0444 Royal Alexandra Hall - Canadian Museum of Rail Travel /250‑489‑3918 St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino/250‑420‑2022 Western Financial Place/250‑489‑0261

Crawford Bay

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort/250‑227‑9226

Creston

Downtowner Motor Inn/250‑428‑2238 Hacienda Inn/250‑428‑2224

Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort/800‑663‑4979

Fernie

Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge/250‑423‑5500 Fernie Golf & Country Club/250‑423‑7773 Fernie Stanford Resort/250‑423‑5000

Golden

Glenogle Mountain Lodge Resort & Spa/250‑344‑7638 Kicking Horse Mountain Resort/866‑754‑5425 Purcell Mountain Lodge/888‑767‑8989 Quantum Leaps Lodge and Retreats/250‑344‑2114 Winston Lodge & Spa/250‑344‑7272

Invermere

Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery/250‑342‑4423

Malakwa

Crazy Creek Resort/250‑836‑4097

Nakusp

Selkirk Inn/250‑265‑3666

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Baldface Lodge/250‑352‑0006 Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn/250‑352‑3525 Blaylock’s Mansion/250‑825‑2200 Hume Hotel/250‑352‑5331 Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson/250‑352‑7222

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Radium Resort/250‑347‑9311

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Tweedsmuir Park Lodge/877‑982‑2407

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47 Mile Sports Complex/250‑459‑2261 Big Bar Guest Ranch (2007) Ltd/250‑459‑2333 Clinton Memorial Hall/250‑459‑2261 Echo Valley Ranch & Spa/604‑669‑3230

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Elisi Spa & Wilderness Resort/250‑789‑9494 North Peace Cultural Centre/250‑785‑1992 Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel/250‑787‑0521 Stonebridge Hotel Fort St John/250‑263‑6880 Super 8 Fort St John/250‑785‑7588

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ancouver’s 466,500-square-foot waterfront convention centre, set against a magnificent backdrop of ocean and mountains, could well be called the city’s crown jewel of meeting places. However, a sparkling assortment of venues within and a short distance beyond city limits offer many varied options for formal and informal group gatherings alike. To begin, the Vancouver Convention Centre is a highly sought-after event venue, with exhibition halls and breakout rooms ranging from 490 to 220,500 square feet. Transit connections and 13,000 hotel rooms in the immediate vicinity – not to mention nearby attractions like the 4-D FlyOver Canada experience at Canada Place – make the convention centre one of the biggest, busiest and best places to meet in Vancouver. Speaking of hotels, an assortment of properties in Vancouver’s downtown offer more than 410,000 square feet of space for company-wide meetings, luncheons, product launches, workshops and other functions. Many of these hotels have full-time event staff on hand to help plan your next function and help your out-of-town guests

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The Vancouver Convention Centre West’s banquet facilities offer stunning views of water and mountains

Vancouver’s 466,500-squarefoot waterfront convention centre, set against a magnificent backdrop of ocean and mountains, could well be called the city’s crown jewel of meeting places

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Varied meeting spaces can be rented at UBC’s Vancouver campus, including the stunning Museum of Anthropology

experience the best of the city while they’re here. The Loden, for one, is a boutique hotel at the city’s core offering five unique venues – from executive boardrooms to exquisite salons to a palatial penthouse with panoramic views of Coal Harbour – for a full range of events. Other specialty inns like the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa in Robson Square and Opus Vancouver in cobblestoned Yaletown provide state-of-the-art downtown meeting facilities with personality to boot. Extraordinary venues exist in other areas of the city, too. The Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park makes an exotic setting for a cocktail party or fundraiser while VanDusen Botanical Garden’s architecturally stunning Living Building can host groups as large as 100 (its Floral Hall is slightly larger, with room for 150). The

The River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond offers 15,000 square feet of adaptable meeting and event space for virtually any type of gathering

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack campuses offer meeting, seminar and performance space within easy reach of berry farms and wineries

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Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa offers 14 conference and banquet rooms totalling more than 21,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting and banquet space. The rooms are organized to make it easy to move from meeting room to dining room with a little fresh air in-between

The Whistler Conference Centre is a frequent host to corporate gatherings, with more than 40,000 square feet of versatile meeting space | Greg Eymundson/ insight-photography.com

University of British Columbia (UBC) provides a third example of the state-of-the-art facilities available for rent in Vancouver. As difficult as it is to describe the immense range and variety of meeting venues in Vancouver, the municipalities that surround the city add even more options to the list. Across the water, the West Vancouver Yacht Club and North Vancouver’s Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier are popular among planners. South of Vancouver, the River Rock Casino Resort, UBC Boathouse and Gulf of Georgia Cannery bring total meeting space in the City of Richmond to more than 175,000 square feet. And, in New Westminster, construction of the Anvil Centre – expected to complete in 2014 – will include modern conference and meeting facilities with room for a 500-seat reception, as well as a 350-seat theatre. If it’s a rural setting you’re after, Trinity Western University in Langley and the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack campuses offer meeting, seminar and performance space within easy reach of berry farms and wineries. Tradex, also in Abbotsford, includes 120,000 square feet of column-free exhibition space in two halls, while Fort Langley is a bucolic backdrop for film productions and wedding parties.


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Stunning venues along the Fraser River make Richmond an appealing destination for corporate events

National historic sites like the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village help bring total meeting space in the City of Richmond to more than 175,000 square feet

Farther out, the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa on Harrison Lake is a popular group retreat, while Manning Park Resort near Hope boasts a breathtaking alpine setting for corporate retreats of up to 120. Speaking of high-altitude meeting space, the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region includes year-round rentable square footage on local peaks like Cypress, Grouse and Seymour. A two-hour drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway takes delegates to world-renowned Whistler, where groups can meet at a variety of venues like the Whistler Conference Centre, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Four Seasons Whistler, Westin Whistler Resort & Spa and Roundhouse Lodge before hitting the mountain on skis, snowboards, mountain bikes or foot. Numerous hotels,

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spas and award-winning restaurants in town provide opportunities for guests to wine, dine and unwind after a hard day’s work or play. Situated between Whistler and Vancouver, Quest University Canada in Squamish offers a long list of modern conference and facilities rentals meeting space, with such nearby attractions as the Britannia Mine Museum and – for those inclined to climb what’s claimed to be the world’s second-largest granite monolith – the Stawamus Chief. Just past Whistler, picturesque Pemberton is home to many organic farms, boutique inns and country clubs that welcome corporate groups. North Arm Farm, for one, is able to host events of any size or scale. Getting back to the coast, where a short ferry ride can shuttle guests from Vancouver to Bowen Island and various spots along the Sunshine Coast. Bowen Island Lodge accommodates up to 150 people while the Cedars Inn in Gibsons can host groups of 90. Community halls from Langdale to Lund also provide space, while the Town Centre Hotel in Powell River features rooms that can be configured for a variety of purposes and functions for up to 450 people. Á

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Bus Services Luxury Transport Inc PO Box 81162, Burnaby V5H 4K2 Mary Catherine Moseley ....................604-522-8484 inquiry@luxbus.com www.luxbus.com

Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard St, Vancouver V6C 2R7 Manuel Sousa .........604-639-4845 604-639-4749 msousa@hyatt.com www.vancouver.hyatt.com Jewel Ballroom & Catering 1495 8th Ave W Suite 400, Vancouver V6H 1C9 Julie Connolly..........604-568-7377 604-566-9796 juliec@jewelballroom.com www.jewelballroom.com Morgan Creek Golf Course 3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey V3S 0J7 Karen Morgan .........604-542-5327 604-531-4652 banquets@morgancreekgolf.com www.morgancreekgolf.com Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts 1505 2nd Ave W Suite 101, Vancouver V6H 3Y4 Giulia Vendramin.....604-734-4488 604-734-4408 giulia@picachef.com www.picachef.com Rosewood Hotel Georgia 801 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6C 1P7 Peter Bruyere........................................604-682-5566 604-673-7076 hotelgeorgia@rosewoodhotels.com www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com Shangri-La Hotel 1128 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6E 0A8 Daniel Tennant ............................... 604-661-3334 604-689-1195 daniel.tennant@shangri-la.com www.shangri-la.com/vancouver Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club 16651 Rannie Rd, Pitt Meadows V3Y 1Z1 Tim Fuchihara .......................................604-465-9380 604-465-3727 tfuchihara@swaneset.com www.swaneset.com

Vancouver Trolley Company Ltd 875 Terminal Ave, Vancouver V6A 2M9 Cynthia Ruggles ......604-801-5515 604-801-5557 cynthia@vancouvertrolley.com www.vancouvertrolley.com VTC Charters offers reliable transportation options in 15-passenger vans, minibuses and highway charters that are ideal for conference groups, airport transfers and out-of-town transfers to Whistler, Victoria and beyond. Corporate and festival shuttles, dinner transfers and private scenic tours are more of our many options. The Vancouver Trolley Company offers sightseeing for groups in private replica San Fransisco style trolley charters with flexible and customized itineraries available with regionally specific live commentary; a truly extraordinary and fun way to experience Vancouver.

Caterers Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events 1545 3rd Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1J8 Debra Lykkemark..................................604-875-0123 info@culinarycapers.com www.culinarycapers.com

Terminal City Club 837 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6C 1B6 Noni Bruyere ........................................604-488-8647 604-488-8617 nbruyere@tcclub.com www.tcclub.com Vancouver Aquarium Box 3232 Stanley Park, Vancouver V6B 3X8 Lila Blair ...................604-659-3456 604-659-3584 cateringandevents@vanaqua.org www.vanaqua.org Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St, Vancouver V6Z 2H7.................................................604-662-4714 604-682-1086 rentals@vanartgallery.bc.ca www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Emelle’s Catering Ltd 177 7th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1L8 Nicole Burke ............604-875-6551 604-875-6556 info@emelles.com www.emelles.com Peake of Catering 4501 Main St, Vancouver V5V 3R4 James Thornley.......604-872-8431 604-874-7723 info@peakeofcatering.com www.peakeofcatering.com

Conference Organizers/Planners/ Trade Show Consultants BC Event Management 2455 Dollarton Hwy Suite 114, North Vancouver V7H 0A2 Darren Dreger.......................................604-696-1234 sales@bceventmanagement.com www.bceventmanagement.com CONEXSYS Event Registration 3989 Henning Dr Suite 105, Burnaby V5C 6P8 Mike Carruthers ...................................604-488-1435 info@conexsys.com www.conexsys.com CongressWorld Conferences Inc 445 Mountain Hwy Suite 220, North Vancouver V7J 2L1 ....................604-988-0450 604-929-0871 info@congressworld.ca www.congressworld.ca Create Your Own Events Ltd 2182 2nd Ave W Suite 401, Vancouver V6K 1H7 Denise Dickson ....................................604-732-5272 denise@createyourownevents.com www.createyourownevents.com CTM Exhibits Worldwide/CTM Strategies 21300 Gordon Way Suite 163, Richmond V6W 1M2 Dan-el Somers ........604-244-1740 604-244-1731 info@ctmexhibits.com www.ctmexhibits.com MCI Canada - Vancouver 1444 Alberni St Suite 200, Vancouver V6G 2Z4 Natasha Hilliard ......604-661-4959 604-685-3521 natasha.hilliard@mci-group.ca www.mci-group.com MCI Canada is an independent, global association, communications and event management company. Our combined expertise enables us to offer strategy, creativity and execution in the field of association management (AMC), Congress and Exhibition (PCO), live communication, meetings, events and incentives and performance improvement programs. For over 20 years, MCI has been committed to creating inspiring meetings and events that support your business objectives.

Nasco Staffing Solutions 343 Railway St Suite 400, Vancouver V6A 1A4 Alex Bickers.............604-683-2512 604-681-1292 sales@nasco.ca www.nasco.ca Nasco Staffing Solutions is Canada’s largest event staffing solution, offering qualified conference, event, promotional and service staff. Call us today at 604-683-2512. New Rave Productions Inc 4252 Madeley Rd, North Vancouver V7N 4C9 Jeannette Savard....604-983-2794 604-983-2795 jsavardnrp@telus.net www.thewellnessshow.com Pace Group Communications Inc 55 Water St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Norman Stowe........604-689-1889 604-689-1808 nstowe@pacegroup.com www.pacegroup.com Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc 201 Bewicke Ave Suite 206, North Vancouver V7M 3M7 Sarah Lowis..........................................604-984-6439 604-984-6434 sarah@seatoskymeetings.com www.seatoskymeetings.com An award-winning company providing quality conference, event and association management services on time and within budget.

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism Richmond 5811 Cooney Rd South Tower Suite 205, Richmond V6X 3M1 Deidre DeVico ......................................604-821-5480 604-821-5475 ddevico@tourismrichmond.com www.tourismrichmond.com/meetings-groups Venue West Conference Services Ltd 1168 Hamilton St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 2S2 Sue Daugulis ........................................604-681-5226 604-681-2503 sdaugulis@venuewest.com www.venuewest.com This year Venue West Conference Services Ltd celebrates 43 years as a leading PCO (Professional Conference Organizer), operating locally and worldwide. It’s business encompasses conference and destination management, corporate events and association management.

Decor & Design Services Andrew Watson Design 1888 Main St Suite 1a, Vancouver V5T 3B7 Andrew Watson...................................778-991-4544 andrew@andrewwatsondesign.com www.andrewwatsondesign.com Custom handcrafted trophies, awards and plaques. Also specialising in custom handcrafted gifts, table centrepieces and on-off art/sculptural pieces.

Imagine That Events 11121 Horseshoe Way Unit 208, Richmond V7A 5G7 Laura Takasaki......................................604-329-0754 info@imaginethatevents.ca www.imaginethatevents.ca You imagine it - We plan it! For clients with a budget, consulting an event company is the way to go. We decorate, design and plan! Themed events, Christmas parties & more. “Anything is possible if you dare to imagine.” Art of the Party 3775 Marine Way, Burnaby V5J 5A7....................604-451-0700 604-451-0712 info@artoftheparty.ca www.artoftheparty.ca Renowned for fearless imagination and flawless execution, we design and install decor of unmistakeable tastes, style and quality, and offer the city’s largest decor collection. Eventful Innovations: Event Planning, Management, Design & Décor 718 333 Brooksbank Ave Suite 630, North Vancouver V7J 3V8 Pamela Buck ............604-551-5143 604-990-5143 info@eventfulinnovations.com www.eventfulinnovations.com Greenscape Design & Decor 3811 Myrtle St, Burnaby V5C 4G1 Corinne Kessel, CSEP ..........................604-437-1729 604-437-7775 sales@greenscapedecor.com www.greenscapedecor.com

Loungeworks Inc 130 4th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1G6 Emily MacDonald.................................604-687-2774 604-687-4746 emily@loungeworks.ca www.loungeworks.ca PartyArt Design 1545 3rd Ave W, Vancouver V6J 1J8 David Yanchuk.........604-875-0122 604-875-8861 david@partyartbc.com www.partyartbc.com Red Rocket Creative Strategies 55 Water St Suite 205, Vancouver V6B 1A1 Kevin Bird ................604-688-4321 604-688-2312 info@redrocketcreative.com www.redrocketcreative.com

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Display Designers & Builders Affordable Display Products 837 Cordova St E, Vancouver V6A 3R2 Wayne Lee ..............604-253-0277 604-253-5883 wayne@jemcodisplay.com www.affordabledisplay.com Art of the Party 3775 Marine Way, Burnaby V5J 5A7....................604-451-0700 604-451-0712 info@artoftheparty.ca www.artoftheparty.ca

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Best Displays & Graphics WEST 3680 Oak St Suite 103, Vancouver V6H 2M2 Bruce Guerin.........................................604-868-3775 bruce@bestdisplays.com www.bestdisplays.com Bond Industries 19050 25th Ave Suite 105, Surrey V3S 3V2 Don Bremner ...........604-541-2663 866-294-8361 don@bondindustries.ca www.bondindustries.ca Creatix Studios 5352 273A St Unit 4, Langley V4W 3Z4 David J Rowland .....604-857-1212 604-857-2114 david@creatixstudios.com www.creatixstudios.com CTM Exhibits Worldwide/CTM Strategies 21300 Gordon Way Suite 163, Richmond V6W 1M2 Dan-el Somers ........604-244-1740 604-244-1731 info@ctmexhibits.com www.ctmexhibits.com Showtime Event & Display 6075 Irmin St, Burnaby V5J 5C5 David Hay ................604-327-5879 604-683-3373 david@showtimedisplay.com www.showtimedisplay.com

Employment Agencies/Event StafďŹ ng

Famous Players Band 3381 Cambie St Suite 545, Vancouver V5Z 4R3 Kelly A Becker .........604-725-1272 604-915-9302 info@famousplayersband.com www.famousplayersband.com Hot Wax Entertainment 4380 Steveston Hwy, Richmond V7E 2K3 Ozzie Kipnes .........................................604-649-6919 info@hot-wax.com www.hot-wax.com Lighten Up Productions Inc 4438 10th Ave W Box 102, Vancouver V6R 4R8 Rick Lewis.............................................604-228-8222 admin@breakarule.com www.breakarule.com Oktoberfest Enterprises Organizers & DĂŠcor Rentals 6711 Woodwards Rd, Richmond V7E 1H2 Wolfgang Christl .....604-277-4300 604-275-4342 oktoberfest-bc@shaw.ca Par-T-Perfect 539 Sunset Ave, Coquitlam V3K 2B4 Melanie Dann .........604-931-1913 604-931-1907 bounce@par-t-perfect.com www.par-t-perfect.com Vancouver TheatreSports League 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver V6H 3S4 L Curtis Wong..........604-738-7013 604-738-8013 marketing@vtsl.com www.vtsl.com

Equipment & Supply Rentals

BBW International Inc 999 Canada Pl Suite 404, Vancouver V6C 3E2 Lois Jackalin............604-984-0352 604-608-3510 vancouver@bbwinternational.com www.bbwinternational.com Specializing in event stafďŹ ng. Experiential marketing brand ambassadors. Box ofďŹ ce management, registration, cashiers and booth hostesses. Executive Waiter Resources Inc 1975 16th Ave W, Vancouver V6J 2M5 Chris Monk ..............604-689-0640 604-689-3670 info@executivewaiter.com www.executivewaiter.com

Nasco StafďŹ ng Solutions 343 Railway St Suite 400, Vancouver V6A 1A4 Alex Bickers.............604-683-2512 604-681-1292 sales@nasco.ca www.nasco.ca Nasco StafďŹ ng Solutions is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest event stafďŹ ng solution, offering qualiďŹ ed conference, event, promotional and service staff. Call us today at 604-683-2512.

Entertainment Services Airwaves Entertainment Inc 990 Lagoon Dr Suite 509, Vancouver V6G 1E8.................................................888-352-7779 info@airwavesmusic.ca www.airwavesmusic.ca BC Event Management 2455 Dollarton Hwy Suite 114, North Vancouver V7H 0A2 Darren Dreger.......................................604-696-1234 sales@bceventmanagement.com www.bceventmanagement.com Celebration Fireworks Vancouver Neil Sedman......................778-241-1922 604-590-2702 nsedman@shaw.ca www.celebrationďŹ reworks.ca Indoor & outdoor ďŹ reworks! Weddings, fashion shows, trade shows, parades, receptions, concerts and much much more!

Aardvark Armadillo Tents Inc 3903 2nd Ave, Burnaby V5C 3W9 Jim Caudle............................................604-879-3255 604-320-3395 jim@tentrentals.com www.tentrentals.com Art of the Party 3775 Marine Way, Burnaby V5J 5A7....................604-451-0700 604-451-0712 info@artoftheparty.ca www.artoftheparty.ca Danco Tent & Party Rentals 20800 Lougheed Hwy Suite 382 Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge V2X 8K9 Cathy Petrie .............800-808-1588 604-463-3398 danco@direct.ca www.dancotents.com

Nonis Electrical Services Inc 255 Newport Dr Suite 304, Port Moody V3H 5H1 Mark/Kim/Sarah Nonis .......................604-469-2726 604-469-2716 nesinc@shaw.ca www.nesinc.bc.ca Providing premium technical support to the event industry for power and lighting services for trade/ consumer shows, special events - large, small, indoors, outdoors - we do it all!

Event Insurance Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc 1111 Georgia St W Suite 1600, Vancouver V6E 4G2 Bud Lishanko ........................................604-682-4211 604-682-3520 www.jltcanada.com

Event Marketing Bright Ideas PartyHats PO Box 34006 Stn D, Vancouver V6J 4M1 Sharon Bonner .....................................604-303-7707 604-303-7317 sharon@brightideasevents.com www.brightideasevents.com FACTORIE Experiences Inc 991 Hornby St Suite 190, Vancouver V6Z 1V3 Paul Schellenberg ................................778-707-2681 info@factorieexperiences.com www.factorieexperiences.com Jumpstart Sales & Marketing Inc 6200 McKay Ave Suite 141-466, Burnaby V5H 4M9 Tyler Dawson........................................778-783-0689 results@jumpstartcorp.com www.jumpstartcorp.com

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Karran Finlay Marketing 525 Seymour St Suite 814, Vancouver V6B 3H7 Karina Nagy..........................................604-734-4223 info@karranďŹ nlaymarketing.com www.karranďŹ nlaymarketing.com Lemaire & Co Event Management 489 Marine Dr Suite 420, West Vancouver V7T 1B8 Cindy Lemaire.......................................604-912-0225 info@lemaire-co.com www.lemaire-co.com

PNH Solutions 5225 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga L4W 1R3 Francois Hudon ....................................514-683-3279 info@pnh.ca www.pnh.ca PNH SOLUTIONS: Canadian leader in event marketing and trade show exhibit products - fast turnaround - knowledgeable professionals at your service. Target Specialty Advertising 11871 Horseshoe Way Suite 2119, Richmond V7A 5H5 Barry Butler..............604-274-8311 604-274-1463 barryb@targetsa.com www.targetsa.com

Event Planners A New Paige Event Vancouver Kelly Forbes .......................604-786-2648 info@anewpaigeevent.com www.anewpaigeevent.com Amaryllis Events 1160 Hilary Pl, North Vancouver V7J 3N6 Heather Baker .........778-834-2046 604-990-9233 plan@amaryllisevents.com www.amaryllisevents.com

Art of the Party 3775 Marine Way, Burnaby V5J 5A7....................604-451-0700 604-451-0712 info@artoftheparty.ca www.artoftheparty.ca Renowned for fearless imagination and ďŹ&#x201A;awless execution, we design and install decor of unmistakeable tastes, style and quality, and offer the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest decor collection. BC Event Management 2455 Dollarton Hwy Suite 114, North Vancouver V7H 0A2 Darren Dreger.......................................604-696-1234 sales@bceventmanagement.com www.bceventmanagement.com Braveheart Event & Meeting Management 1476 10th Ave W Suite 102, Vancouver V6H 1J9 Mary Wallace Poole ............................604-738-6642 mwp@braveheartevents.ca www.braveheartevents.ca Bright Ideas Event Coordinators Ltd PO Box 34006 Stn D, Vancouver V6J 4M1 Sharon Bonner .....................................604-303-7707 604-303-7317 sharon@brightideasevents.com www.brightideasevents.com Carte Blanche Events 1495 8th Ave W, Vancouver V6H 1C9 Julie Connolly..........604-568-7377 604-566-9796 events@carteblancheevents.ca www.carteblancheevents.ca Dominion Sales & Marketing Services Inc 6200 McKay Ave Suite 141-466, Burnaby V5H 4M9 Tyler Dawson........................................778-783-0689 results@dominioncorp.com www.dominioncorp.com

Electric Owl 926 Main St, Vancouver V6A 2W1...............................................604-558-0928 adam@electricowl.ca www.electricowl.ca Beautiful, modern event space minutes from BC Place. Full bar and catering w. sound system, projector and stage. Capacity: 50350 guests. Kathie Madden Events 6249 Brodie Rd, Delta V4K 2B8 Kathie Madden ....................................604-940-0674 kmevents@telus.net www.kathiemaddenevents.com Lea Carpenter & Associates 1298 Mt Crown Rd, North Vancouver V7R 1S1 Lea Carpenter .......................................604-878-1045 lea.carpenter@uniserve.com Marika Productions 7893 Cumberland St, Burnaby V3N 3Y6 Marika Kovalcikova .............................604-618-6724 marika@marikaproductions.com www.marikaproductions.com

Nasco StafďŹ ng Solutions 343 Railway St Suite 400, Vancouver V6A 1A4 Alex Bickers.............604-683-2512 604-681-1292 sales@nasco.ca www.nasco.ca Nasco StafďŹ ng Solutions is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest event stafďŹ ng solution, offering qualiďŹ ed conference, event, promotional and service staff. Call us today at 604-683-2512. Noteable Entertainment and Events Ltd 2850 Shaughnessy St Suite 2300, Port Coquitlam V3C 6K5 Brett Brown .............604-468-2911 604-468-2922 brett@noteable.net www.noteable.net Ovation Canada Inc 1444 Alberni St Suite 200, Vancouver V6G 2Z4 Carol MacKenzie.....604-661-4965 604-685-3521 carol.mackenzie@mci-group.com www.mci-group.com Rare Affairs Meeting & Event Planning Services 5053 214A St, Langley V3A 8K9 Sherryl Parsons .......604-530-9751 604-530-9762 info@rareaffairs.ca www.rareaffairs.ca Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc 201 Bewicke Ave Suite 206, North Vancouver V7M 3M7 Sarah Lowis.............604-984-6439 604-984-6434 sarah@seatoskymeetings.com www.seatoskymeetings.com Target Specialty Advertising 11871 Horseshoe Way Suite 2119, Richmond V7A 5H5 Barry Butler..............604-274-8311 604-274-1463 barryb@targetsa.com www.targetsa.com Tesla Enterprises Ltd 4242 King Edward Ave W, Vancouver V6S 1N3 John Pavlovich .....................................604-222-8452 info@teslaenterprises.comwww. teslaenterprises.com TM Events 788 Richards St Suite 1016, Vancouver V6B 0C7 Traci Myles ..............604-609-9991 604-609-9961 traci@tmevents.ca www.tmevents.ca

       







 

       

 Ultimate Outdoor Adventures Ltd 560 Cardero St Suite 403, Vancouver V6G 3E9 Jackie Slavenova .................................604-671-2931 info@uoa.ca www.uoa.ca Unique team experiences that awake your team spirit and rejuvenate the mind, body & soul through the passion of adventure.

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tall Timber Golf Course 23523 56th Ave, Langley V2Z 2P7 Brent Lindberg ......................................604-534-0213 postmaster@golftalltimbers.com www.golftalltimbers.com

Event Registration ePly - Online Event Registration 145 15th St E Suite 224, North Vancouver V7L 2P7 Jim Romanik............604-484-0585 604-676-2470 sales@eply.com www.eply.com Karelo e-Services Inc 1080 Mainland St Suite 426, Vancouver V6B 2T4 Bernd Schmitzer ......604-608-2774 604-648-9188 www.karelo.com

Floral Design & Plants Art of the Party 3775 Marine Way, Burnaby V5J 5A7....................604-451-0700 604-451-0712 info@artoftheparty.ca www.artoftheparty.ca Greenscape Design & Decor 3811 Myrtle St, Burnaby V5C 4G1 Corinne Kessel, CSEP ..........................604-437-1729 604-437-7775 sales@greenscapedecor.com www.greenscapedecor.com Ladner Village Floral & Gifts 5050 48 Ave, Delta V4K 1V8 Shelley Macdonald ..............................604-946-8018 604-946-8051 ladnervillageďŹ&#x201A;oral@telus.net www.ladnervillageďŹ&#x201A;oral.com

Hotels & Motels

Morgan Creek Golf Course 3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey V3S 0J7 Karen Morgan .........604-542-5327 604-531-4652 banquets@morgancreekgolf.com www.morgancreekgolf.com Morgan Creek Golf Course is located in sunny South Surrey just 20 minutes from Vancouver. The clubhouse has tastefully decorated function rooms, access to outdoor seating and views of the golf course and manicured gardens. Choose from a variety of pre-set menus or work with our catering team to customize a menu to suit your tastes. Open to the public year round, Morgan Creek is the perfect venue for corporate events and golf tournaments. Northview Golf & Country Club 6857 168 St, Surrey V3S 3T6 ....................604-574-0324 604-574-1242 sales@northviewgolf.com www.northviewgolf.com

Accent Inns Burnaby 3777 Henning Dr, Burnaby V5C 6N5 Anna Scholar ...........604-473-5000 604-473-5095 burnaby@accentinns.com www.accentinns.com Accent Inns Vancouver Airport 10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond V6X 3L8 ....................604-273-3311 604-273-9522 cbrowne@accentinns.com www.accentinns.com Best Western PLUS Abercorn Inn 9260 Bridgeport Rd, Richmond V6X 1S1....................604-484-2571 604-270-0001 catering@abercorn-inn.com www.abercorn-inn.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Belmont Golf Course 22555 Telegraph Trail, Langley V1M 3S4 Mark Forrest .........................................604-888-9898 604-888-9696 mforrest@belmontgolf.com www.wcgg.ca Hazelmere Golf Course 18150 8th Ave, Surrey V3S 9R9 Frank Fourchalk ....................................604-538-1212 604-538-6316 ffourchalk@hazelmere.com www.wcgg.ca

Quilchena Golf & Country Club 3551 Granville Ave, Richmond V7C 1C8 Vivian Leung ............604-277-1101 604-277-1168 vleung@qgolfclub.ca www.qgolfclub.ca

BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville 1100 Granville St, Vancouver V6Z 2B6 Ann Merchant .........604-633-2062 604-669-4928 amerchant@chateaugranville.com www.chateaugranville.com Seven beautifully appointed function rooms for all your event needs ranging from intimate sales presentations to romantic affairs up to 200 people. State of the art audiovisual equipment, natural daylight and creative new menus sourcing local products with professional staff to serve you.

Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre & Liquor Store 319 North Rd, Coquitlam V3K 3V8 Cheryl Anderson...................................604-931-9011 604-931-7298 info@bestwesterncoquitlam.com www.bestwesterncoquitlam.com Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver 718 Drake St, Vancouver V6Z 2W6 Lynnette Peter ......................................604-633-4342 604-669-9866 lynnette@bestwesterndowntown.com www.bestwesterndowntown.com Carmana Plaza 1128 Alberni St, Vancouver V6E 4R6 Bennet Mak .............604-683-1399 604-683-1391 sales@carmanaplaza.com www.carmanaplaza.com Coast Coal Harbour Hotel 1180 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6E 4R5 .................................................604-697-0202 604-697-0123 cccinfo@coasthotels.com www.coastcoalharbour.com Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites 1763 Comox St, Vancouver V6G 1P6....................604-688-7711 604-688-5934 plazasuiteinfo@coasthotels.com www.coasthotels.com Coast Tsawwassen Inn 1665 56th St, Delta V4L 2B2 Kristin Bishop .......................................604-943-8221 sales@tsawwasseninn.com www.tsawwasseninn.com

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Comfort Inn & Suites 8255 166th St, Surrey V4N 5R8 Parm Kooner ............604-576-8888 604-576-8884 frontdesk@comfortinnsurrey.com www.comfortinnsurrey.com Comfort Inn Downtown 654 Nelson St, Vancouver V6B 6K4 Neil Deshmukh........604-605-4341 604-605-4334 neil@comfortinndowntown.com www.comfortinndowntown.com Situated in the heart of downtown amongst an array of exciting entertainment and attractions, the Comfort Inn Downtown is a boutique hotel where you can expect a personalized level of service and an abundance of amenities at hand. Our access to boardrooms and affiliate food & entertainment venues let us help you craft the perfect setting for any meeting or event.

Conferences & Accommodation at UBC 5959 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver V6T 2C9 Teresa Rempel.........604-822-1060 604-822-1069 conferences@housing.ubc.ca www.ubcconferences.com May - August, over 100,000 sq ft of versatile meeting & exhibit space. A wide array of accommodations, from hotel suites to shared apartments & dorm rooms for meetings of any size. Wireless campus. Days Inn Vancouver Metro 2075 Kingsway, Vancouver V5N 2T2 ...................604-876-5531 604-872-2676 info@daysinnvancouvermetro.com www.daysinnvancouvermetro.com Delta Town & Country Inn 6005 Hwy 17, Delta V4K 5B8 Alisha Hagan ...........604-946-4404 604-946-5916 sales@deltainn.com www.deltainn.com

Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel 3500 Cessna Dr, Richmond V7B 1C7 Donald Pinkney .......604-276-1979 604-276-1975 donald.pinkney@deltahotels.com www.deltahotels.com Econo Lodge 6542 King George Blvd, Surrey V3W 4Z3 Robin Gill .................604-591-6001 604-591-6050 manager@econolodgesurrey.ca www.econolodgesurrey.ca Empire Landmark Hotel & Conference Centre 1400 Robson St, Vancouver V6G 1B9 Sharon Chan ............604-687-0511 604-687-7267 schan@empirelandmarkhotel.com www.empirelandmarkhotel.com

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Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond V6X 1A3 ...................604-278-5555 604-278-0255 gm.richmond@executivehotels.net www.executivehotels.net/airport Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby V5C 3Y6....................604-298-2010 604-298-1123 gm.bby@executivehotels.net www.executivehotels.net/burnaby Executive Hotels & Resorts 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby V5C 3Y6 Elsie Lee...................604-298-2010 604-298-1123 marketing@executivehotels.net www.executivehotels.net Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam 405 North Rd, Coquitlam V3K 3V9....................604-936-9399 604-937-4577 pasha@executivehotels.net www.executivehotels.net/coquitlam Fairmont Pacific Rim 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver V6C 0B9 Helen Pratt...............604-695-5300 604-695-5301 pacificrim@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/pacificrim Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver 791 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6C 2T4 ....................604-689-9333 604-689-3466 vcr.sales@fourseasons.com www.fourseasons.com/vancouver Georgian Court Hotel 773 Beatty St, Vancouver V6B 2M4 Susan Leung ............604-682-5555 604-682-5669 susan@georgiancourt.com www.georgiancourt.com Granville Island Hotel 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver V6H 3R9 Christine Louden .....604-683-7373 604-683-3061 reservations@granvilleislandhotel.com www.granvilleislandhotel.com Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver 700 Old Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver V7J 2H5 Charmaine Alam .....604-985-3111 604-985-0857 charmaine@hinorthvancouver.ca www.hinorthvancouver.com Holiday Inn Express 2889 Hastings St E, Vancouver V5K 2A1 ...................604-254-1000 604-253-1234 dos@hievancouver.com www.hievancouver.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport 10688 No 6 Rd, Richmond V6W 1E7 ..................604-241-1830 604-241-1840 sales@hierichmond.com www.hieRichmond.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Langley 8750 204 St, Langley V1M 2Y5 Jeff Leung.............................................604-882-2000 604-882-2008 info@hielangley.com www.hiexpress.com/langleybc Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 Broadway W, Vancouver V5Z 3Y2 Royce Oakes ............604-707-1936 604-872-7520 roakes@hivancouver.com www.hivancouver.com

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Hotel LeSoleil 567 Hornby St, Vancouver V6C 2E8 Richard Taylor..........604-632-3015 604-632-3025 dos@hotellesoleil.com www.hotellesoleil.com Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard St, Vancouver V6C 2R7 Manuel Sousa .........604-639-4845 604-639-4749 msousa@hyatt.com www.vancouver.hyatt.com Lonsdale Quay Hotel 123 Carrie Cates Crt, North Vancouver V7M 3K7 Farah Steen .............604-986-6111 604-986-8782 farah@lonsdalequayhotel.com www.lonsdalequayhotel.com Lord Stanley Suites on the Park 1889 Alberni St, Vancouver V6G 3G7 Wendy Krasovec .....604-688-9299 604-688-9297 info@lordstanley.com www.lordstanley.com Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver 645 Howe St, Vancouver V6C 2Y9 Paul Hasegawa .......604-687-1122 604-602-7844 reservations@van.metropolitan.com www.metropolitan.com/vanc North Vancouver Hotel 1800 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver V7P 3B6 Steven Chen ............604-987-4461 604-984-4244 steven@northvancouverhotel.ca www.northvancouverhotel.ca OPUS Hotel Vancouver 322 Davie St, Vancouver V6B 5Z6 Amy Ballard .............604-642-6787 604-642-6780 sales@opushotel.com www.opushotel.com Park Inn & Suites Hotel by Radisson 898 Broadway W, Vancouver V5Z 1J8 Lyra Attolba .............604-872-8661 604-872-2270 sales@parkinn-vancouver.ca www.parkinn.com/hotel-vancouverca

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel 1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6E 3T3 ....................604-689-9211 604-691-2791 vancouver.reservations@renaissancehotels.com www.renaissancevancouver.com Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown 1234 Hornby St, Vancouver V6Z 1W2 Melanie Koller.........604-688-1234 604-689-1763 sales.ribmvan@silverbirchhotels.com www.residenceinn.com/yvrdr Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel 838 Hamilton St, Vancouver V6B 6A2 Kristina Sinclair .......604-689-8033 604-689-4426 kristinas@rosedaleonrobson.com www.rosedaleonrobson.com Rosewood Hotel Georgia 801 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6C 1P7 Peter Bruyere...........604-682-5566 604-673-7076 hotelgeorgia@rosewoodhotels.com www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com Sandman Hotel Langley 8855 202 St, Langley V1M 2N9 Liberty Victorino ......604-455-7263 604-888-7271 salesm_langley@sandman.ca www.sandmanhotels.com Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre 180 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6B 4P4 ....................604-681-2211 604-681-8009 www.sandmanhotels.com Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport 10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond V6X 2M9 Jonathan Shih .........604-276-1187 604-233-7733 jshih@sandman.ca www.sandmansignature.com Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites Langley 8828 201 St, Langley V2Y 0C8 Elisia Olsen ..............604-455-7263 604-881-0225 sales_signaturelangley@sandman.ca www.sandmansignature.com Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver 1128 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6E 0A8 Daniel Tennant ........604-661-3334 604-689-1195 Daniel.Tennant@shangri-la.com www.shangri-la.com/vancouver

Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver V7L 0B1 Michalle Simpson ...604-986-7437 604-986-7432 msimpson@pinnaclepierhotel.com www.pinnaclepierhotel.com Poco Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Centre 1545 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam V3B 1A5 Linette Nadeau .......604-941-6216 604-941-6212 info@poco-inn-and-suites.com www.poco-inn-and-suites.com Quality Hotel Vancouver - The Inn at False Creek 1335 Howe St, Vancouver V6Z 1R7 .................................................604-682-0229 604-662-7566 michelle@qualityhotelvancouver.com www.qualityhotel.ca

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond V6X 1A3 Ryan Soderberg....................................604-233-3951 604-244-3775 sales@sheratonvancouverairport.com www.sheratonvancouverairport.com The new Sheraton Vancouver Airport offers meeting rooms, including Richmond’s largest ballroom, at 7,900 sq ft for functions up to 1,000 guests.

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel 15269 104 Ave, Surrey V3R 1N5 ...................604-582-9288 604-582-9712 ryan.matheson@sheratonguildford.com www.sheratonguildford.com Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver V6Z 2R9 Malora Jackson ......604-893-7373 604-331-1001 mjackson@wallcentre.com www.sheratonvancouver.com St Regis Hotel 602 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver V6B 1Y6 Janet Thomas .........604-681-1135 604-683-1126 jthomas@stregishotel.com www.stregishotel.com Terminal City Club 837 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6C 1B6 Noni Bruyere ...........604-488-8647 604-488-8617 nbruyere@tcclub.com www.tcclub.com The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6C 2W6 Chris Stampe ...........604-443-1817 604-662-1907 chris.stampe@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/hotelvancouver The Fairmont Vancouver Airport 3111 Grant McConachie Way Vancouver International Airport, Richmond V7B 0A6 ...................604-248-3206 604-248-3219 lesliann.kuhn@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport The Fairmont Waterfront 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver V6C 3L5 Indu Brar ..................604-691-1991 604-691-1999 thewaterfronthotel@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/waterfront-vancouver The Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard St, Vancouver V6Z 2K6 Elaine Drever ...........604-682-5511 604-682-5513 edrever@suttonplace.com www.suttonplace.com

The Sylvia Hotel 1154 Gilford St, Vancouver V6G 2P6 Ross Dyck ................604-681-9321 604-682-3551 rdyck@sylviahotel.com www.sylviahotel.com The Westin Bayshore Vancouver 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver V6G 2V4 ...................604-682-3377 604-691-6959 bayshore.sales@westin.com www.westinbayshore.com Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown 1128 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6E 4R5 ....................604-639-4001 604-639-4027 nicole.howey@marriott.com www.vancouvermarriott.com

West Coast Suites at UBC 5961 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver V6T 2C9 Teresa Rempel.........604-822-1060 604-822-1069 conferences@housing.ubc.ca www.ubcconferences.com Only all-suite hotel on the UBC Vancouver campus, 47 contemporary & well-appointed 1-bedroom suites with equipped kitchens, luxury linens & amenities, flat panel TVs, free wireless internet. Westin Grand Vancouver 433 Robson St, Vancouver V6B 6L9 ....................604-602-1999 604-647-2502 sales@westingrandvancouver.com www.westingrandvancouver.com Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond V6X 4K3 Malora Jackson ......604-893-7373 604-331-1001 mjackson@wallcentre.com www.westinvancouverairport.com

Meeting Planners Devon Knight Events 1255 Main St Suite 1001, Vancouver V6A 4G5 Devon Knight ........................................604-677-2758 info@devonknight.com www.devonknight.com Invenia Incentives Hyclyff - 5136 Pitcairn Pl, West Vancouver V7W 1L8 Kirsten Strand .........604-281-1400 604-263-5371 kstrand@inveniainc.com www.inveniainc.com Lea Carpenter & Associates 1298 Mt Crown Rd, North Vancouver V7R 1S1 Lea Carpenter .......................................604-878-1045 lea.carpenter@uniserve.com Lead Generators International Sales & Marketing Group Inc 6200 McKay Ave Suite 141-466, Burnaby V5H 4M9 Tyler Dawson........................................604-918-5078 results@clientfinders.com www.clientfinders.com

Nasco Staffing Solutions 343 Railway St Suite 400, Vancouver V6A 1A4 Alex Bickers.............604-683-2512 604-681-1292 sales@nasco.ca www.nasco.ca Nasco Staffing Solutions is Canada’s largest event staffing solution, offering qualified conference, event, promotional and service staff. Call us today at 604-683-2512.

Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc 201 Bewicke Ave Suite 206, North Vancouver V7M 3M7 Sarah Lowis.............604-984-6439 604-984-6434 sarah@seatoskymeetings.com www.seatoskymeetings.com Spets Association Services 1275 6th Ave W Suite 300, Vancouver V6H 1A6 Aila Karpio ...............604-727-3212 604-738-7134 info@spets.ca www.spets.ca

Vancouver Lookout 555 Hastings St W PO Box 12120, Vancouver V6B 4N6 Stacey Klyne............604-689-0421 604-689-5447 events@vancouverlookout.com www.vancouverlookout.com The Vancouver Lookout offers a 360&pound; view of Vancouver, with the harbour and majestic mountains as the backdrop for your event or group excursions. This unique and iconic venue high atop Vancouver is located in the heart of the City, a short walk from major hotels, and only a few blocks from the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Cruise Ship Terminal, and historic Gastown. Accommodates 20 - 220 guests. WIT Marketing Media & Events 170 5th St E Suite 205, North Vancouver V7L 4L4 David O’Brien .......................................604-987-6657 info@witmarketing.bc.ca www.witmarketing.bc.ca

Inner Eye Photography 1955 Haro St Suite 1105, Vancouver V6G 1J1 Paul Brndjar ..........................................604-723-6977 paul@iephoto.ca www.iephoto.ca Jim Jorgenson Photography 4228 12th Ave W, Vancouver V6R 2P7 Jim Jorgenson ........604-224-3184 604-224-3128 jorgphoto@shaw.ca www.flickr.com search AEROPLOT Jon Benjamin Photography 1310 13th Ave W, Vancouver V6H 1N8 Jon Pesochin ........................................604-733-9975 jon@jonbenjamin.ca www.jonbenjamin.ca Ralph Rinke Photographer 1280 22nd St W, North Vancouver V7P 2G1 Ralph Rinke...........................................604-816-7921 ralph@platinumphotos.com www.platinumphotos.com Reeltime Videoworks 1040 Sitka Ave, Port Coquitlam V3B 5R1 Susan Greening.......604-644-0486 604-941-3969 info@reeltimevideoworks.com www.reeltimevideoworks.com Stirling Ward Photographic Design 46 Bedingfield St, Port Moody V3H 3N1 Stirling Ward ........................................778-355-1346 stirlingward@shaw.ca www.stirlingward.com The Slide Farm 3149 16th Ave W, Vancouver V6K 3C9 Al Harvey ..............................................604-738-7878 al@slidefarm.com www.slidefarm.com VIP Video Inc 4390 Dawson St Suite 205, Burnaby V5C 4B6.................................................778-997-7469 info@vipvideo.ca www.vipvideo.ca Visualize Productions Coquitlam Michael Bernas .................604-908-6999 info@visualize.tv www.visualize.tv

Photography - Event/Videography

Printers/Copiers

Albert Normandin Photography Inc 229 Begin St, Coquitlam V3K 4V4 Albert Normandin ................................604-939-7777 albert@albertnormandin.com www.albertnormandin.com As You Like It Media Inc 1383 29th St E, North Vancouver V7J 1T3 Sheila Allan ..........................................604-986-5065 604-986-5065 ayli@asyoulikeitmedia.com www.asyoulikeitmedia.com Brian Dennehy Photography 1944 Boulevard Cres, North Vancouver V7L 3Z1 Brian Dennehy......................................604-986-4123 brian@briandennehyphotography.com www.briandennehyphotography.com Fierro Photography Ltd 14 7th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1L6 David/Kyoko Fierro...............................604-876-8815 studio@fierrophotography.com www.fierrophotography.com Image This Photographics Inc 1610 Clark Dr Suite 201, Vancouver V5L 4Y2 Ted Clarke .............................................604-875-0620 imagethis@telus.net www.imagethisphoto.ca

Inprint Graphics Ltd 1935 Broadway W, Vancouver V6J 1Z3 ....................604-739-8308 604-739-8309 inprintgraphic@yahoo.ca www.inprintgraphic.ca KKP (Division of Kwik Kopy Printing) 8628 Commerce Crt, Burnaby V5A 4N6 Peter Cheng .............604-444-4452 604-444-4457 info@burnaby.kkpcanada.ca www.burnaby.kkpcanada.ca Samco Printers Ltd 830 Pender St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6C 1J8 Sam Hirji ..................604-683-6991 604-681-1775 sales@samcoprinters.com www.samcoprinters.com TC Transcontinental Printing - Vancouver 725 Hampstead Close, Delta V3M 6R6 Joanne Pettigrew.................................604-540-2333 604-527-9244 gerry.maginn@tc.tc www.tc.tc West Coast Reproduction Centres Ltd 11280 Twigg Pl Suite 143, Richmond V6V 0A6 Blair Fraser ...........................................604-879-2711 604-879-2744 blair@westcoastrepro.com www.westcoastrepro.com

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Production Companies/Live/Staging

Art of the Party 3775 Marine Way, Burnaby V5J 5A7....................604-451-0700 604-451-0712 info@artoftheparty.ca www.artoftheparty.ca Renowned for fearless imagination and flawless execution, we design and install decor of unmistakeable tastes, style and quality, and offer the city’s largest decor collection. Eventstar Services 19567 Fraser Hwy Suite 242, Surrey V3S 9A4 Cary Campbell .........604-534-7827 604-534-7829 info@eventstar.ca www.eventstar.ca

I M Print Promo Inc 2228 Paradise Ave, Coquitlam V3K 1Z4 Kelvin Fong ..............604-961-3999 604-937-3777 contact@imprintpromo.com www.imprintpromo.com Lanyards Plus Promotional Products Inc 6453 117A St, North Delta V4E 2S6 Scott Fleming ..........778-593-7928 778-593-7929 info@lanyards-plus.ca www.lanyards-plus.ca Target Specialty Advertising 11871 Horseshoe Way Suite 2119, Richmond V7A 5H5 Barry Butler..............604-274-8311 604-274-1463 barryb@targetsa.com www.targetsa.com

Props/Backdrops Samco Printers Ltd 830 Pender St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6C 1J8 Sam Hirji ..................604-683-6991 604-681-1775 sales@samcoprinters.com www.samcoprinters.com

Recognition Awards/Trophies Clarkes Recognition Products Ltd 101 6th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1K3....................604-875-6231 604-875-6991 info@clarkesawards.com www.clarkesawards.com

Regional Convention Spaces

Fireworks Marketing Group Inc 130 4th Ave W, Vancouver V5Y 1G6 Tom Stulberg ...........604-687-4745 604-687-4746 tstulberg@fireworksgroup.com www.fireworksgroup.com

Promotional Items/Novelties/ Corporate Gifts/Gift Baskets Corporate Gifts Inc 800 15355 24 Ave Suite 504, Surrey V4A 2H9 Shirley Couture........604-831-8516 604-560-2687 corporategiftsinc@shaw.ca www.corporategifts.bc.ca Cotton Candy Vancouver Inc 13160 Vanier Pl Suite 130, Richmond V6V 2J2 Larry Shaffer............604-218-1244 604-531-1210 larrys@cottoncandy.com www.cottoncandy.com

Anvil Centre 777 Columbia St, New Westminster V3M 5V2 Heidi Hughes ........................................604-515-3815 anvilcentre@newwestcity.ca www.anvilcentre.com The brand new Anvil Centre, opening in 2014, features 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space idea for meetings, tradeshows and special events. Anvil Centre also features A 350-seat nonproscenium theatre built to accommodate dance, theatre, music and film as non-theatrical events.

Resorts/Retreats

Foster Walker Gifts of Distinction 1230 Haro St Suite 303, Vancouver V6E 4J9 Mardi Foster-Walker............................604-681-2456 604-681-2003 info@fosterwalkergifts.com www.fosterwalkergifts.com Downtown Vancouver’s only corporate gift & promotional products distributor. Visit our showroom weekdays 10 am to 4 pm. Please call for an appointment. We are Canada’s premier gift supplier since 1989. Green Grass Productions Inc 1228 Hamilton St Suite 200, Vancouver V6B 6L2 Debi Swatman ........604-801-6446 604-688-8183 debi@greengrassinc.com www.greengrassinc.com

Don Francesco Ristorante 860 Burrard St, Vancouver V6Z 1X9 ....................604-685-7770 604-685-7771 information@donfrancesco.ca www.donfrancesco.ca Princeton Pub & Grill 1901 Powell St, Vancouver V5L 1J2 Les Rippel ................604-253-6645 604-569-3265 princetonpub@live.ca www.princetonpub.com

Cascades Casino Resort 20393 Fraser Hwy, Langley V3A 7N2 Shahzyah Keshani...604-530-1500 604-539-4405 sales@cascadescasino.ca www.cascadescasino.ca River Rock Casino Resort 8811 River Rd, Richmond V6X 3P8 .................................................866-748-3718 reservations@riverrock.com www.riverrock.com Shearwater Resort & Marina 6086 Russ Baker Way Suite 115, Richmond V7B 1B4 Mike Pfortmueller ...604-270-6204 604-270-4974 mike@shearwater.ca www.shearwater.ca

Restaurants Brock House Restaurant 3875 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver V6R 1B3 Hikari Nitta ...........................................604-224-3317 604-224-1201 catering@brockhouserestaurant.com www.brockhouserestaurant.com

Effective Leadership Consulting Ltd Vancouver Eileen Bistrisky MBA, CSEP ...............................................................604-736-6933 info@effectiveconsulting.ca www.effectiveconsulting.ca Shepa Learning Company 101 1001 Broadway W Suite 355, Vancouver V6H 4E4 Gayle Hallgren-Rezac ..........................604-738-7663 604-696-6126 gayle@shepalearning.com www.shepalearning.com WindWord Communications Inc - for Gail Hulnick 4438 10th Ave W Suite 509, Vancouver V6R 4R8 Gail Hulnick ..................................................................... info@windwordcommunications.com www.windwordcommunications.com

Special Effects

Signs/Banners/Flags

Celebration Fireworks Vancouver Neil Sedman......................778-241-1922 604-590-2702 nsedman@shaw.ca www.celebrationfireworks.ca Indoor & outdoor fireworks! Weddings, fashion shows, trade shows, parades, receptions, concerts and much much more!

Adtronics LED Signs Ltd 7311 Vantage Way Suite 108, Delta V4G 1H9 Mark Armitage ........604-940-8696 604-940-8697 sales@adtronics.net www.adtronics.net FASTSIGNS Vancouver 625 West Kent Ave Suite 200, Vancouver V6P 6T7 Paul Leblanc ............604-327-3278 604-327-3236 653@fastsigns.com www.fastsigns.com/653

Canadian Outback Adventures & Events 332 Esplanade E, North Vancouver V7L 1A4 Tiff Daniels ...........................................604-924-4500 604-924-9121 info@canadianoutback.com www.canadianoutback.com

White Rock Boathouse 14935 Marine Dr, White Rock V4B 1C3 Larry Borden .........................................604-536-7320 bhwr@ldry.com www.boathouserestaurants.ca

PNH Solutions 5225 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga L4W 1R3 Francois Hudon ....................................514-683-3279 info@pnh.ca www.pnh.ca PNH SOLUTIONS: Canadian leader in event marketing and trade show exhibit products - fast turnaround knowledgeable professionals at your service. Samco Printers Ltd 830 Pender St W Suite 300, Vancouver V6C 1J8 Sam Hirji ..................604-683-6991 604-681-1775 sales@samcoprinters.com www.samcoprinters.com Sandbox Sign Group 3731 North Fraser Way Suite 150, Burnaby V5J 5J2 Marshall Stern ........604-439-7446 604-439-7479 marshall@sandboxsigns.com www.sandboxsigns.com Textile Image Inc (The Flag Shop Head Office) 1615 Powell St, Vancouver V5L 1H5 Susan Braverman....604-736-8161 604-736-6439 vancouver@flagshop.com www.flagshop.com

Team Building

Grouse Mountain Resort Ltd 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver V7V 4K9 Chelsea Carswell .................................604-998-4314 604-984-7234 chelseacarswell@grousemountain.com www.grousemountain.com ELEVATE. Take your next meeting or team building to the Peak of Vancouver where the natural surroundings inspire and award-winning cuisine satisfies - only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Ideal for business meetings, training seminars, cocktail receptions and experiential teambuilding sessions. Jini’s Gourmet 6129 Brodie Rd, Delta V4K 2B8 Jini Aroon .............................................604-940-9355 jini@jinisgourmet.com www.jinisgourmet.com

Speakers/Facilitators About Face Image Consulting 3665 Kingsway Suite 300, Vancouver V5R 5W2 Deborah Reynolds...604-888-9260 604-648-9763 info@aboutfaceimage.com www.AboutFaceImage.com Creativity at Work 2181 38th Ave W Suite 804, Vancouver V6M 1R8 Linda Naiman .......................................604-327-1565 www.creativityatwork.com

Richmond Olympic Oval 6111 River Rd, Richmond V7C 0A2 ................................................778-296-1400 778-296-1429 info@richmondoval.ca www.richmondoval.ca

Supporting the creation of a strong economy throughout British Columbia.

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Vancouver Nature Adventures Inc 1251 Cardero St Suite 2005, Vancouver V6G 2H9 Peter Loppe...........................................604-684-4922 info@vancouvernatureadventures.com www.vancouvernatureadventures.com

Bell Performing Arts Centre 6250 144 St, Surrey V3X 1A1 Andrew Elliot...........604-507-6355 604-507-6351 elliot_a@surreyschools.ca www.bellperformingartscentre.com

Translation Services/Interpreters      Team Academy 560 Cardero St Suite 403, Vancouver V6G 3E9 Jackie Slavenova .................................604-639-2489 info@teamacademy.ca www.teamacademy.ca Engaging teams for success. Interactive programs and events for your meeting, conference, training or retreat. Bonding. Trust. Collaboration.

Telecommunications/ Videoconferencing/ Webcasting MediaPower New Media Communications 1665 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver V7V 2G6 Pesi A Unwalla.....................................604-926-5805 info@mediastreams.ca www.webcastlive.mediastreams.ca Momentum Conferencing Corp 1030 Georgia St W Suite 1111, Vancouver V6E 2Y3 William S Dickinson ............................604-639-9748 604-629-1413 info@momentumconferencing.com www.momentumconferencing.com Shawn Lam Video Inc 3981 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam V3B 3P5 Shawn Lam..............604-554-0250 604-554-0255 video@shawnlam.ca www.shawnlam.ca

LingoStar Language Services 4950 Keith Rd, West Vancouver V7W 2N1 Lenka de Graafova ..604-629-8420 866-714-3189 info@lingo-star.com www.lingo-star.com Translation Services 621 McCartney Close, North Vancouver V7H 2H1 Juanita Miller..........604-929-4690 604-924-1704 juanitamiller@telus.net Wall Translation Services 2888 Heather St Unit 5, Vancouver V5Z 3J6 Betty Wall................604-871-0030 604-871-0034 bwall@telus.net www.walltranslationservices.com

Universities & Colleges BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus 3800 Cessna Dr, Richmond V7B 0A1 ...................604-456-1076 604-436-5762 rentals@bcit.ca www.bcit.ca/rentals BCIT Downtown Campus 555 Seymour St, Vancouver V6B 3H6 ...................604-431-4997 604-434-0968 rentals@bcit.ca www.bcit.ca/rentals British Columbia Institute of Technology 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby V5G 3H2 Tracy Bodin ..............604-431-4997 604-436-5762 rentals@bcit.ca www.bcit.ca/rentals

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art 639 Hornby St, Vancouver V6C 2G3 Paula Fairweather...604-682-3455 604-682-3310 pfairweather@billreidgallery.ca www.billreidgallery.ca An ideal choice for receptions, media and cultural events and private dinners. Choose your caterer, beverages and other suppliers. Enhance the mood with music, dance performances or a guided tour for a dramatic cultural experience. Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Rd, Richmond V6V 0A9 Susan Alblas ...........604-233-8399 604-278-2609 cambie@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/ cambiecentre/cambie

Anvil Centre 777 Columbia St, New Westminster V3M 5V2 Heidi Hughes ........................................604-515-3815 anvilcentre@newwestcity.ca www.anvilcentre.com The brand new Anvil Centre, opening in 2014, features 10,000 square feet of ďŹ&#x201A;exible meeting space idea for meetings, tradeshows and special events. Anvil Centre also features A 350-seat nonproscenium theatre built to accommodate dance, theatre, music and ďŹ lm as non-theatrical events.

ArtStarts in Schools 808 Richards St, Vancouver V6B 3A7 Elfred Matining ....................................604-336-0626 604-683-0501 elfred@artstarts.com www.artstarts.com BC Place 777 PaciďŹ c Blvd, Vancouver V6B 4Y8 Lynn Cissell..............604-669-2300 604-661-3412 stadium@bcpavco.com www.bcplace.com

Edible Canada at the Market 1595 Johnston St, Vancouver V6H 3R9 Eric Pateman ........................................604-558-0040 866-272-8777 epateman@ediblecanada.com www.ediblecanada.com Located on Granville Island, Edible Canada features a 150 seat bistro with a private dining area & expansive patio. From culinary tours to guest chef dinners and event catering, they are experts in hosting both private & corporate events. Electric Owl 926 Main St, Vancouver V6A 2W1...............................................604-558-0928 adam@electricowl.ca www.electricowl.ca Beautiful, modern event space minutes from BC Place. Full bar and catering w. sound system, projector and stage. Capacity: 50350 guests. False Creek Yacht Club 1661 Granville St, Vancouver V6Z 1N3 Darcy Goodrich.....................................604-682-3292 604-682-3614 fcyc@fcyc.com www.fcyc.com

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Tourist Attractions - Major

Grouse Mountain Resort Ltd 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver V7V 4K9 Chelsea Carswell ....604-998-4314 604-984-7234 chelseacarswell@grousemountain.com www.grousemountain.com ELEVATE. Take your next meeting or team building to the Peak of Vancouver where the natural surroundings inspire and award-winning cuisine satisďŹ es - only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Ideal for business meetings, training seminars, cocktail receptions and experiential teambuilding sessions. Landsea Tours Ltd 680 Industrial Ave, Vancouver V6A 2P3 Melissa Pace ...........604-255-7272 604-685-8960 groups@vancouvertours.com www.vancouvertours.com Lotus Land Tours Inc 1251 Cardero St Suite 2005, Vancouver V6G 2H9 Peter Loppe..............604-684-4922 604-684-4921 peter@lotuslandtours.com www.lotuslandtours.com Prince of Whales Whale Watching and Marine Adventure Charters 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver V6G 2V4 Paulo OConnor .....................................604-633-6413 paulo@princeofwhales.com www.princeofwhales.com Vancouver Aquarium Box 3232 Stanley Park, Vancouver V6B 3X8 Lila Blair ...................604-659-3456 604-659-3584 cateringandevents@vanaqua.org www.vanaqua.org

Doolinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub 654 Nelson St, Vancouver V6B 6K4 Tania Richards ......................................604-605-4328 604-605-4351 info@doolins.ca www.doolins.ca Doolinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub - Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite Irish pub in the heart of downtown, featuring over 23 beers on tap and live entertainment daily. Doolinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boasts traditional Irish charm amidst state of the art A/V technology, Wi-Fi and multiple HDTV screens to watch the big game. We are the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Purveyors of Fine Food and Good Timesâ&#x20AC;?.

Carderoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver V6G 3E7 Sarah Ng..................604-669-7666 604-669-7609 info@vancouverdine.com www.vancouverdine.com Sitting atop the waters of Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coal Harbour Marina, Carderoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant in Coal Harbour offers spectacular waterfront dining, from the main dining room, their casual Live Bait Marine Pub, to the stunning outdoor patio. Conferences & Accommodation at UBC 5959 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver V6T 2C9 Teresa Rempel.........604-822-1060 604-822-1069 conferences@housing.ubc.ca www.ubcconferences.com Creekside Community Recreation Centre 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver V5Y 0B1....................604-257-3050 604-257-3051 creekside@vancouver.ca www.creeksidecentre.ca

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition 1875 Boundary Rd, Vancouver V5M 3Y7 Naomi Deildal .........604-293-2221 604-909-6232 naomideildal@deeleymotorcycleexhibition.ca www.deeleymotorcycleexhibition.ca Unique, award winning venue ideal for business meetings, training seminars and cocktail receptions. Call Naomi at 778.231.4249 for info.

Fish House in Stanley Park 8901 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver V6G 3E2 Kemi Wells ...........................................604-681-7275 604-681-3137 kwells@silverbirchhotels.com www.ďŹ shhousestanleypark.com The historic Fish House - close to English Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenic waterfront and the thriving urban backdrop of Vancouver - offers a unique setting for corporate events in Stanley Park. With indoor and outdoor options, outstanding food and service, we are committed to helping you create memorable event. We can cater for intimate dinners of 10 to cocktail receptions for 300 guests. Grand Villa Casino Hotel and Conference Centre 4331 Dominion St, Burnaby V5G 1C7 ................................................604-436-2211 604-436-2130 info@grandvillacasino.com www.grandvillacasino.com Granville Island Hotel 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver V6H 3R9 Christine Louden ..................................604-683-7373 604-683-3061 reservations@granvilleislandhotel.com www.granvilleislandhotel.com

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Grouse Mountain Resort Ltd 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver V7V 4K9 Chelsea Carswell .................................604-998-4314 604-984-7234 chelseacarswell@grousemountain.com www.grousemountain.com ELEVATE. Take your next meeting or team building to the Peak of Vancouver where the natural surroundings inspire and award-winning cuisine satisfies - only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Ideal for business meetings, training seminars, cocktail receptions and experiential teambuilding sessions. Heritage Hall 3102 Main St, Vancouver V5T 3G7 Marian Gilmour ....................................604-879-4816 604-879-4816 mgilmour@heritagehall.bc.ca www.heritagehall.bc.ca HR MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver V6J 3J9 .................................................604-738-7827 604-736-5665 www.spacecentre.ca Langley Events Centre 7888 200 St, Langley V2Y 3J4 .................................................604-882-8800 604-882-8877 info@langleyeventscentre.com www.langleyeventscentre.com Legacy Liquor Store 1633 Manitoba St, Vancouver V5Y 0B8 Tania Richards ......................................604-331-7900 tania@granvillevan.com www.legacyliquorstore.com Legacy Liquor Store “Vancouver’s Premier Destination Liquor Store. Being the largest privately owned liquor store in the province, Legacy is an elegant and modern space, home to thousands of beers, wines and spirits. Not sure what you’re in the mood for, or have questions about a particular product? Let Legacy Liquor Store’s friendly and knowledgeable staff help answer all your questions. With thousands of specialty items not available anywhere else in the city, Legacy hosts a wide range of events including private tasting seminars, food pairing options, fun cocktail recipes, and an opportunity todiscover new wines. Michael J Fox Theatre 7373 MacPherson Ave, Burnaby V5J 2B7 Monika Vriend ......................................604-664-8875 604-664-8561 monika.vriend@sd41.bc.ca www.michaeljfoxtheatre.ca Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 580 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6B 1L6 Susan Labentsoff .................................778-782-5800 778-782-5812 dialogue@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/mecs Mountain View Conservation & Breeding Centre 23898 Rawlison Cres, Langley V1M 3R6 Malcolm Weatherston ........................604-882-9313 visit@mtnviewconservation.org www.mtnviewconservation.org Museum of Anthropology at UBC 6393 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver V6T 1Z2 Gwilyn Timmers ......604-822-4643 604-822-2974 rentals@moa.ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca Old Mill Boathouse 2715 Esplanade St, Port Moody V3H 3P4 Sue Chapman .......................................604-936-1155 old_mill@telus.net www.oldmillboathouse.com Pacific National Exhibition 2901 Hastings St E, Vancouver V5K 5J1 .................................................604-253-2311 604-251-7761 kbrock@pne.ca www.pne.ca

Pan Pacific Vancouver 999 Canada Pl Suite 300, Vancouver V6C 3B5 Kathryn Poole .......................................604-895-2491 kathryn.poole@panpacificvancouver.com www.panpacificvancouver.com Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salons 649 Cambie St, Vancouver V6B 2P1 Peter Kendall ...........604-665-3028 604-665-3001 peter.kendall@vancouver.ca www.vancouver.ca/theatres Centrally located downtown between the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse, the QE Salons are ideal for meetings and small parties for 20 to 200 people. Finished with hardwood floors, contemporary décor and floor to ceiling windows, the Salons are bright and inviting. The Salons are electronically equipped and have a separate outside entrance for private gatherings. They are available for use individually or combined to create a larger space. Salon rental includes access to available equipment and a rental coordinator. Red Robinson Show Theatre 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam V3K 6W3 Alana Erickson......................................604-516-7163 aerickson@gcgaming.com www.blvdcasino.com

Richmond Olympic Oval 6111 River Rd, Richmond V7C 0A2 ...................778-296-1400 778-296-1429 info@richmondoval.ca www.richmondoval.ca Rocky Mountaineer 369 Terminal Ave Suite 101, Vancouver V6A 4C4 Meetings & Incentive Group ...............866-899-9679 604-606-7250 goups@rockymountaineer.com www.rockymountaineer.com Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver V6Z 2W3 Joe Oliveira .............604-713-1811 604-713-1813 joe.oliveira@vancouver.ca www.roundhouse.ca

Sandbar Seafood Restaurant 1535 Johnston St Granville Island, Vancouver V6H 3R9 Sarah Ng..................604-669-9030 604-669-9033 sandbarevents@vancouverdine.com www.vancouverdine.com In the heart of Granville Island, the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant offers some of the best waterfront views, and is Vancouver’s top spot for dinner and dancing.

Science World at Telus World of Science 1455 Quebec St Telus World of Science, Vancouver V6A 3Z7 Julio Guzman...........604-443-7475 604-443-7430 jguzman@scienceworld.ca www.scienceworld.ca

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Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver V6B 2G6 Anne Daroussin.......604-606-6400 604-606-6401 studiorentals@thedancecentre.ca www.thedancecentre.ca Scotiabank Theatre 900 Burrard St, Vancouver V6Z 3G5 Craig Di Rocco ......................................604-630-1015 craig.dirocco@cineplex.com www.cineplex.com

Seasons in the Park Queen Elizabeth Park Cambie St & 33rd Ave W, Vancouver Sarah Ng..................604-874-8008 604-874-7101 seasonsevents@vancouverdine.com www.sequoiarestaurants.com Poised at the highest point in the city at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park, this glass-wrapped restaurant offers stunning views of Vancouver’s shimmering city skyline. SFU Harbour Centre 515 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6B 5K3 Susan Labentsoff ....778-782-5000 778-782-5818 dialogue@sfu.ca www.harbour.sfu.ca SFU Segal Building 500 Granville St, Vancouver V6C 1W6 Susan Labentsoff ....778-782-5800 778-782-5818 dialogue@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/mecs Simon Fraser University - Meeting, Event and Conferences 8888 University Dr, Burnaby V5A 1S6 Susan Labentsoff ....778-782-4910 778-782-3420 meetbby@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/mecs Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Ave, Surrey V3W 3L1 Leanne Henderson ..604-501-5574 604-501-5581 artscentrerentals@surrey.ca www.surrey.ca/arts Surrey Board of Trade 14439 104th Ave Suite 101, Surrey V3R 1M1 ..................604-581-7130 604-588-7549 info@businessinsurrey.com www.businessinsurrey.com Terminal City Club 837 Hastings St W, Vancouver V6C 1B6 Noni Bruyere ........................................604-488-8647 604-488-8617 nbruyere@tcclub.com www.tcclub.com The Cellar Nightclub 1006 Granville St, Vancouver V6Z 1L5 Tania Richards ......................................604-605-4340 604-605-4351 tania@cellarvan.com www.cellarvan.com The Cellar - amidst Vancouver’s busy entertainment district The Cellar is a true underground gem. From casual to classy, The Cellar is a warm and intimate room showcasing an inspired and revolutionary ambiance: the ideal place to take in live music or host your next special event. This space, coupled with fantastic service, creates an experience that is second to none. Wi-Fi, A/V technology and catered menu options available. The Imperial 319 Main St, Vancouver V6A 2S9 Ken Phelan............................................604-868-0494 info@imperialvancouver.com www.imperialvancouver.com The Roxy Cabaret 932 Granville St, Vancouver V6Z 1L2 Tania Richards ......................................604-331-7999 604-605-4351 tania@granvillevan.com www.roxyvan.com The Roxy Cabaret - where life is like a beer commercial! Our staff wrote the book on partying and guarantee great service and good times. Always known for its outrageous antics, The Roxy hosts unforgettable concerts and special events, from our legendary house bands to headline talent. The Roxy is the ideal location to host special guests and show them firsthand why it’s the number one venue in the city for 25 year running. All roads lead to The Roxy.

The Teahouse Restaurant Ferguson Point, Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver V6G 3E2 Sarah Ng...............................................604-669-3281 604-687-5662 teahouseevents@vancouverdine.com www.vancouverdine.com Nestled in the heart of Stanley Park sits the Teahouse Restaurant; serving some of Vancouver’s best cuisine and panoramic views since 1978. Tourism Burnaby 4603 Kingsway Suite 309, Burnaby V5H 4M4 Ian Wish ..................604-419-0375 604-419-0370 iwish@tourismburnaby.com www.tourismburnaby.com UBC Alma Mater Society 6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver V6T 1Z1 Jane Kim...............................................604-822-3465 604-822-4711 conco2@ams.ubc.ca www.amsconferencecentre.com UBC Robson Square 800 Robson St, Vancouver V6Z 3B7 Michelle Penney ..................................604-827-5444 604-822-0070 robson.bookings@ubc.ca www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca V at Earls Yaletown 1095 Mainland St Upper Level, Vancouver V6B 5P9 Chelsea Campbell ................................604-688-5954 604-688-4991 yaletown@theplacetov.ca www.theplacetov.ca Vancouver Aquarium Box 3232 Stanley Park, Vancouver V6B 3X8 Lila Blair ................................................604-659-3456 604-659-3584 cateringandevents@vanaqua.org www.vanaqua.org Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St, Vancouver V6Z 2H7.................................................604-662-4714 604-682-1086 rentals@vanartgallery.bc.ca www.vanartgallery.bc.ca Vancouver Civic Theatres 649 Cambie St, Vancouver V6B 2P1 Peter Kendall ........................................604-665-3028 604-665-3001 peter.kendall@vancouver.ca www.vancouver.ca/theatres Consider the Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse or flexible meeting rooms at the QET Salons for events, meetings, receptions, dinners etc.

Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver V6C 0C3 Lynn Menzies .......................................604-647-7345 604-647-7232 lmenzies@vancouverconventioncentre.com www.vancouverconventioncentre.com Committed to service excellence as well as environmental sustainability, the Vancouver Convention Centre ensures every event is nothing less than remarkable. Vancouver International Film Centre 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver V6B 3M7 Barbara Chirinos ..................................604-685-0260 604-688-8221 info@viff.org www.vifc.org

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Vancouver Lookout 555 Hastings St W PO Box 12120, Vancouver V6B 4N6 Stacey Klyne............604-689-0421 604-689-5447 events@vancouverlookout.com www.vancouverlookout.com The Vancouver Lookout offers a 360&pound; view of Vancouver, with the harbour and majestic mountains as the backdrop for your event or group excursions. This unique and iconic venue high atop Vancouver is located in the heart of the City, a short walk from major hotels, and only a few blocks from the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Cruise Ship Terminal, and historic Gastown. Accommodates 20 - 220 guests.

Vancouver Rowing Club 450 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver V6G 3E2 Keith Jolly................604-687-3400 604-687-6812 www.vancouverrowingclub.ca

Museum of Anthropology at UBC 6393 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver V6T 1Z2 Gwilyn Timmers ...................................604-822-4643 604-822-2974 rentals@moa.ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca Vancouver Aquarium Box 3232 Stanley Park, Vancouver V6B 3X8 Lila Blair ................................................604-659-3456 604-659-3584 cateringandevents@vanaqua.org www.vanaqua.org Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver V6J 1A3 Nicola Clur ...............604-257-8310 604-737-2621 operations@vancouvermaritimemuseum.com www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Yacht Charters Fairweather Cruises & Events Ltd 6464 Burns St, Burnaby V5E 1T2 Jane Boddy...........................................604-438-4960 604-947-2189 boats@fairweathercruises.com www.fairweathercruises.com The best views are from the water. Call us first! We offer the largest choice of vessels to accommodate groups of all sizes. The vessels are ideal for incentives, conferences, family celebrations, client & staff appreciations. We offer superior service while taking care of all the details relating to your event. Harbour Cruises & Events 501 Denman St, Vancouver V6G 2W9 Josephine Clarke .................................604-688-7246 604-687-5868 charters@boatcruises.com www.boatcruises.com Explore business opportunities while enjoying superior cuisine prepared by our Executive Chef and fantastic panoramic views. Our vessels are perfect for product launches, conferences, client gettogethers or staff events.

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White Rock Boathouse 14935 Marine Dr, White Rock V4B 1C3 Larry Borden .........................................604-536-7320 bhwr@ldry.com www.boathouserestaurants.ca

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby V5G 3T6....................604-297-4565 604-297-4557 bvm@burnaby.ca www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Celebration on Water 233 1st St W Suite 410, North Vancouver V7M 1B3 Suzanne C Bidinost .604-754-0242 604-980-0371 info@celebrationonwater.com www.celebrationonwater.com

The Corporate Yacht Bayshore Resort & Marina 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver V6G 2V4 Elizabeth Showman .............................604-681-7700 604-689-1207 elizabeth@thecorporateyacht.com www.thecorporateyacht.com Chic meetings and events on the water. Experience the ultimate in modern d&pound;cor, five star cuisine and spectacular unobstructed harbour views on board Vancouver’s only luxury private charter yacht, The Corporate Yacht. The yacht is the perfect venue for a unique and memorable corporate event. Vancouver Cruises Ltd 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver V6B 5E7 .................................................604-681-2915 604-682-3802 info@vancouvercruises.com www.vancouvercruises.com

FRASER VALLEY Audiovisual Services Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition 1875 Boundary Rd, Vancouver V5M 3Y7 Naomi Deildal .........604-293-2221 604-909-6232 naomideildal@deeleymotorcycleexhibition.ca www.deeleymotorcycleexhibition.ca Unique, award winning venue ideal for business meetings, training seminars and cocktail receptions. Call Naomi at 778.231.4249 for info. Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site 12138 4th Ave, Richmond V7E 3J1 Rob Hart...................604-664-9009 604-664-9008 gog.info@pc.gc.ca www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com

Go Audio Inc 45781 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack V2P 1B5 Mike Evans ...........................................604-792-2856 604-792-2840 mike@goaudio.ca www.goaudio.ca

Conference Organizers/Planners/ Trade Show Consultants Tradex - Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford V2T 6H5.................................................604-851-4166 604-850-7699 www.fvtradex.com

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Hotels & Motels

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford V2T 0B3 Ingrid Epp.................604-864-8087 604-864-8048 info@thereach.ca www.thereach.ca

COAST Harrison Beach Hotel 160 Esplanade St Box 460, Harrison Hot Springs V0M 1K0 Tara Ryder................866-338-1111 604-796-1212 info@harrisonbeachhotel.com www.harrisonbeachhotel.com Stay with us for your next corporate meeting, intimate wedding, or group function. Our beachfront meeting room is the perfect fit! Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre 36035 North Parallel Rd, Abbotsford V3G 2C6 Christine Lane .........604-870-1050 604-870-1060 clane@ramadaabbotsford.ca www.ramadaabbotsford.ca

Photography - Event/Videography Jeff Andrews Photography 2945 Southern Cres, Abbotsford V2T 5H8 Jeff Andrews........................................604-855-0133 jeff@jeffandrewsphotography.com www.jeffandrewsphotography.com

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce 5700 Cowrie St Suite 102 PO Box 360, Sechelt V0N 3A0 Colleen Clark ...........604-885-0662 604-885-0691 sdcoc9@telus.net www.secheltchamber.bc.ca

Banquet Facilities Beach Gardens Resort & Marina 7074 Westminster St, Powell River V8A 1C5 Joan Barszczewski..604-485-6267 604-485-2343 beachgardens@shaw.ca www.beachgardens.com

Event Planners

Resorts/Retreats

Coastal Weddings and Events 7831 Eagle Dr, Halfmoon Bay V0N 1Y1 Melissa Tripp........................................604-720-3698 melissa@coastalweddingsandevents.ca www.coastalweddingsandevents.ca

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa 100 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs V0M 1K0 Ian Maw ..................604-796-4714 604-796-9374 info@harrisonresort.com www.harrisonresort.com

Historic Lund Hotel 1436 Highway 101, Lund V0N 2G0 Nicole Robertson ....604-414-0474 604-414-0476 nicole@lundhotel.com www.lundhotel.com Old Courthouse Inn 6243 Walnut St, Powell River V8A 4K4 JP Brosseau..........................................877-483-4777 oldcourt@telus.net www.oldcourthouseinn.ca Powell River Town Centre Hotel 4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River V8A 3B6 Shelley Halliday ......604-485-3000 604-485-3031 info@prtowncentrehotel.com www.prtowncentrehotel.com

Hotels & Motels

Tourist Attractions - Major

Resorts/Retreats

Hell’s Gate Airtram 43111 Trans Canada Hwy (Boston Bar) PO Box 129, Hope V0X 1L0 Debbie McKinney ...604-867-9277 604-867-9279 visit@hellsgateairtram.com www.hellsgateairtram.com

Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina 12849 Lagoon Rd PO Box 153, Madeira Park V0N 2H0 Jennifer Santos.......604-883-2456 604-883-2122 pbasstmgr@crmr.com www.paintedboat.com Ruby Lake Resort Ltd 15426 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park V0N 2H1 Aldo Cogrossi ..........604-883-2269 604-883-3602 info@rubylakeresort.com www.rubylakeresort.com

Venues – Event/Meeting Facilities Chilliwack Heritage Park 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack V2R 4A7 ...................604-824-9927 604-824-9957 info@chilliwackheritagepark.com www.chilliwackheritagepark.com Harrison Beach Hotel 160 Esplanade St Box 460, Harrison Hot Springs V0M 1K0 Tara Ryder................866-338-1111 604-796-1212 info@harrisonbeachhotel.com www.harrisonbeachhotel.com Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre 36035 North Parallel Rd, Abbotsford V3G 2C6 Christine Lane ......................................604-870-1050 604-870-1060 clane@ramadaabbotsford.ca www.ramadaabbotsford.ca Tourism Abbotsford 1190 Cornel St, Abbotsford V2T 6H5 Alisha Smith ............604-557-1450 604-850-7699 asmith@tourismabbotsford.ca www.tourismabbotsford.ca

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor MSA Museum Society 2313 Ware St, Abbotsford V2S 3C6 Shannon Davidson ...............................604-853-0313 866-373-2771 msamuseum@shawbiz.ca www.msamuseum.ca

West Coast Wilderness Lodge Resort General Delivery, Egmont V0N 1N0 Paul Hansen .........................................877-988-3838 604-883-3604 lodge@wcwl.com www.wcwl.com

Venues – Event/Meeting Facilities West Coast Wilderness Lodge Resort General Delivery, Egmont V0N 1N0 Paul Hansen .........................................877-988-3838 604-883-3604 lodge@wcwl.com www.wcwl.com

SEA-TO-SKY Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce PO Box 370, Pemberton V0N 2L0....................604-894-6477 604-894-5571 info@pembertonchamber.com www.pembertonchamber.com Whistler Chamber of Commerce 4230 Gateway Dr Suite 201, Whistler V0N 1B4 ................................................604-932-5922 604-932-3755 chamber@whistlerchamber.com www.whistlerchamber.com

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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Caterers Whistler Cooks! Catering Co 1345 Alpha Lake Rd Suite 4, Whistler V0N 1B1 Grant Cousar ........................................604-938-4891 cater@whistlercooks.com www.whistlercooks.com

Decor/Design Services Eleni Floral Design & Décor 7381 Laurel St Suite 11, Pemberton V0N 2L1 Gillian Tiffin ..........................................604-902-0775 info@elenifloral.com www.elenifloral.com

Event Planners Strategin Solutions 1050 Millar Creek Rd Suite 6, Whistler V0N 1B1 Ginny Stratton ......................................778-386-4861 info@strateginsolutions.com www.strateginsolutions.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Nicklaus North Golf Course 8080 Nicklaus North Blvd, Whistler V0N 1B8 Chloe Thomas .........800-386-9898 604-938-8891 info_nicklaus@golfbc.com www.nicklausnorth.com Whistler Golf Club 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 Ro Davies.................604-932-3280 604-932-4015 ro@whistlergolf.com www.whistlergolf.com

Hotels & Motels

Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside 4320 Sundial Cres, Whistler V0N 1B4 ...................604-905-2999 604-905-2995 dprins@panpacific.com www.panpacificwhistler.com Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre 4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 ...................604-966-5500 604-966-5501 dprins@panpacific.com www.panpacificwhistler.com The Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler V0N 1B4 Victoria Dyson .........604-938-8000 604-938-2055 chateauwhistlerresort@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/whistler The Westin Resort & Spa 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 ...................604-905-5000 604-905-5589 sales@westinwhistler.com www.westinwhistler.com

Photography - Event/Videography Coast Mountain Photography & Video 4122 Village Green Suite 105, Whistler V0N 1B4 Brad Kasselman ......604-938-1468 604-938-1408 brad@coastphoto.com www.coastphotoimages.com Double Shutter Images PO Box 1881, Squamish V8B 0B3.................................................604-849-0435 studio@double-shutter.com www.double-shutter.com

Regional Convention Spaces

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Edgewater Lodge 8020 Alpine Way, Whistler V0N 1B8 Jay Symons ..........................................604-932-0688 604-932-0686 info@edgewater-lodge.com www.edgewater-lodge.com Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 ................................................800-515-4050 604-966-5093 sales@hiltonwhistler.com www.hiltonwhistler.com Lorimer Ridge Lodge 6231 Piccolo Dr, Whistler V0N 1B6 Fernando Alves ....................................604-290-5833 lorimerridge@telus.net www.lorimerridge.com Pemberton Valley Lodge 1490 Sea to Sky Highway, Pemberton V0N 2L1 Laura Arnold .........................................604-894-2000 604-894-2002 laura@pembertonvalleylodge.com www.pembertonvalleylodge.com Whistler Blackcomb Mountain 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler V0N 1B2 Steve Donohoe.....................................888-932-3400 wbsales@whistlerblackcomb.com www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Resorts/Retreats Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler 4899 Painted Cliff Rd, Whistler V0N 1B4 Kimberly Arnot ........604-905-3116 604-905-3432 kimberlya@coastblackcombsuites.com www.coastblackcombsuites.com

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CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre 39645 Government Rd PO Box 2387, Squamish V8B 0B6 Ken Tanner ................................... 604-898-9336 604-898-2509 generalmanager@wcra.org www.wcra.org/roundhouse The CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre in Squamish - conferences, trade shows, meetings and banquets set in a spectacular mountain vista.

Restaurants Alta Bistro 4319 Main St Suite 104, Whistler V0N 1B4 ................................................604-932-2582 info@altabistro.com www.altabistro.com

Tourist Attractions – Major

CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre 39645 Government Rd PO Box 2387, Squamish V8B 0B6 Ken Tanner...............604-898-9336 604-898-2509 generalmanager@wcra.org www.wcra.org/roundhouse The CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre in Squamish - conferences, trade shows, meetings and banquets set in a spectacular mountain vista. Whistler Conference Centre 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 Liana Duff .............................................604-932-3928 604-932-7231 sales@tourismwhistler.com www.whistler.com/meetings

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Ziptrek Ecotours PO Box 734, Whistler V0N 1B0 Warrick Hubbard ..................................604-935-0001 604-905-2243 webres@ziptrek.com www.ziptrek.com

Universities & Colleges Quest University Canada 3200 University Blvd, Squamish V8B 0N8 Ligia Batista..........................................604-898-8000 604-815-0829 kathy.bennett@questu.ca www.questu.ca

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 Gwen Baudisch ............................ 604-964-0997 604-964-0965 gwen.baudisch@slcc.ca www.slcc.ca Whistler’s Aboriginal venue accommodates dinners of 150 people and receptions upwards of 700 people. New in 2013 - Mezzanine patio with 2500sq. ft. of retractable awnings.

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square feet of bookable meeting and banqueting space while the Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre in Courtenay offers 14,000 square feet and an award-winning culinary team. In Campbell River, Painter’s Lodge Fishing Resort combines luxury accommodation with thrilling group adventures like whale watching, wildlife viewing, golf and, of course, superb fishing. If getting the creative juices flowing requires a dose of nature, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – accessible only by seaplane or boat – provides a quiet environment for groups of 20 or fewer. Alternately, the Lodge at Gold River (where guests can “experience the luxury of roughing it”) specializes in custom-built corporate group adventures like fishing and heli-tours. On Pender Island, the in-house coach at Poets Cove Resort and Spa can organize challenging team-building activities indoors and out, while the Hollyhock learning centre on Cortes Island offers four meeting venues for up to 105 delegates. For many planners, heaven is a ferry ride away on Gabriola Island, where the Haven has seating for up to 180 people and many comfortable rooms with ocean and forest views. Á Painter’s Lodge Fishing Resort in Campbell River combines luxury accommodation with thrilling group adventures | OAK BAY MARINE GROUP

The Robert Bateman Centre, featuring work from Canada’s most famous wildlife artist, is located in the historic Steamship Terminal on Victoria’s Inner Harbour

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Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, near Tofino | TOURISM BC

April Point Resort & Spa on the coast of Quadra Island | TOURISM BC/TOM RYAN

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – accessible only by seaplane or boat – lets groups of 20 or fewer get back to nature | TOURISM BC/TOM RYAN

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Venues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Event/ Meeting Facilities Shady Shores Beach Resort 6695 Island Hwy No 118, Bowser V0R 1G0 Carolyn Graeme.......................... 250-757-8595 250-757-9507 info@shadyshoresbeachresort.com www.shadyshoresbeachresort.com

Campbell River

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Campbell River Visitor Centre 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River V9W 2C7 Rhonda Harper ........................... 877-286-5705 250-286-6948 rhonda@visitorcentre.ca www.visitorcentre.ca Rivercorp Enterprise Centre East 900 Alder St, Campbell River V9W 2P6 Kim Doney .................................. 250-830-0411 250-830-0660 invest@rivercorp.ca www.rivercorp.ca

Painterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lodge Holiday & Fishing Resort 1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River V9W 4S5 Laurie McPherson ...................... 800-663-7090 250-598-1361 laurie_mcpherson@obmg.com www.painterslodge.com Strathcona Park Lodge 41040 Gold River Highway Box 2160, Campbell River V9W 5C5 Christine Clarke .......................... 250-286-3122 250-286-6010 info@strathcona.bc.ca www.strathcona.bc.ca

Signs/Banners/Flags Grant Signs 1711 19th Ave, Campbell River V9W 4M4 Jonathan Calderwood ................ 250-287-8558 250-286-1522 info@grantsigns.ca www.grantsigns.ca

Venues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Event/ Meeting Facilities

Cobble Hill

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Arbutus Ridge Golf Club 3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill V0R 1L4 Jason Lowe .....250-743-5100 250-743-5518 info_arbutus@golfbc.com www.arbutusridgegolf.com

Venues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Cherry Point Estate Wines 840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill V0R 1L3 Xavier Bonilla ..250-743-1272 250-743-1059 info@cherrypointestatewines.com www.cherrypointestatewines.com

Comox

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Comox Golf Club 1718 Balmoral Ave, Comox V9M 2N1 Carmen deWinter ....................... 250-339-4444 250-339-7203 cgc@shawcable.com www.comoxgolfclub.com

Courtenay

Hotels & Motels

Banquet Facilities

Coast Discovery Inn and Marina 975 Shoppers Row, Campbell River V9W 2C4 ..................................... 250-287-9225 250-287-2213 www.coasthotels.com

Resorts/Retreats Ocean Resort 4384 South Island Hwy, Campbell River V9H 1E8 Travis Greco.....250-923-4281 250-923-8744 travis@oceanresort.ca www.oceanresort.ca

Maritime Heritage Centre 621 Island Hwy PO Box 483, Campbell River V9W 5C1 Trish Whiteside .......................... 250-286-3161 250-286-3162 maritimeheritage.centre@crnfp.net www.bcp45.org Book your next event in our beautiful facility, with a lovely, unobstructed view of Discovery Passage. Waterfront venue with lots of character.

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Hotels & Motels Anco Motel 1998 Ltd 1885 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay V9N 2K9 Tanis Clark .......250-334-2451 250-334-3420 ancocourtenay@shaw.ca www.ancomotelbc.com

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Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay V9N 2K4 Linda Bridgman 250-338-2745250-338-5442 sales@thewesterlyhotel.com www.thewesterlyhotel.ca Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comox Valley 2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay V9N 2L4 Grant Smith .....778-225-0010 778-225-0019 hixreservations@hiexcomoxvalley.com www.hiexpress.com/courtenayse

Resorts/Retreats Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community 399 Clubhouse Dr, Courtenay V9N 9G3 Gregor Mowatt 250-703-5050250-703-5020 gmowatt@crownisle.com www.crownisle.com KingďŹ sher Oceanside Resort & Spa 4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay V9N 9R9 Cristina Baldini 250-338-1323 250-338-0058 sales@kingďŹ sherspa.com www.kingďŹ sherspa.com

Restaurants Bisque Restaurant 307 B 14th St, Courtenay V9N 8P5 ...................................... 250-334-8564 management@bisquerestaurant.ca www.bisquerestaurant.ca

Venues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Event/ Meeting Facilities Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay V9N 6C6 Susan Murphy .250-338-1000 250-338-0303 ďŹ lberg@courtenay.ca www.courtenay.ca The place to meet in Courtenay with central downtown fully equipped locations. Includes two 4,500 - 6,000 sq ft banquet halls and meeting rooms of all sizes.

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Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Sid Williams Theatre 442 Cliffe Ave Box 3780, Courtenay V9N 7P1 ...........250-338-2420 250-338-7720 gm@sidwilliamstheatre.com www.sidwilliamstheatre.com

Cowichan Bay

Resorts/Retreats Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay V0R 1N0 Deena Skinner .250-715-1000 250-715-1001 sales@oceanfrontcowichanbay.com www.oceanfrontcowichanbay.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay V0R 1N0 Deena Skinner .250-715-1000 250-715-1001 sales@oceanfrontcowichanbay.com www.oceanfrontcowichanbay.com

Duncan

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Tourism Cowichan 135 Third St, Duncan V9L 1R9 Cathy Mailhot..250-746-1099 250-746-7801 tourismcowichan@shaw.ca www.tourismcowichan.com

Hotels & Motels Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn 6474 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan V9L 6C6 Karla Silva .................................. 250-748-2722 250-748-2207 ksilva@cowichanvalleyinn.com www.cowichanvalleyinn.com Travelodge Duncan 140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan V9L 3P7 Donna Petrie............................... 250-748-4311 250-748-1774 dpetrie@travelodgeduncan.com www.travelodgeduncan.com

Resorts/Retreats Sun Lotus Yogic Life Center 5070 Culverton Rd, Duncan V9L 6H4 Anita C Rafidi ............................. 250-709-9010 sunlotus@shaw.ca www.sunlotus.ca The Quamichan Inn 1478 Maple Bay Rd, Duncan V9L 5R2 ....................................... 250-746-7028 250-746-5223 quamichaninn@shaw.ca www.thequamichaninn.com

Honeymoon Bay

Community Halls Honeymoon Bay Community Hall 10022 Park Dr, Honeymoon Bay V0R 1Y0 Linda Blatchford ......................... 250-749-6742 250-749-6341 lblatchford@cvrd.bc.ca www.cvrd.bc.ca

Resorts/Retreats

Mesachie Lake

Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview 809 Island Hwy S, Nanaimo V9R 5K1 ...................................... 250-754-8171 250-754-8557 info@nanaimohotel.com www.nanaimohotel.com Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel 1 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo V8Z 5M2 ..................................... 250-753-2241 250-753-6522 info@hojonanaimo.com www.hojonanaimo.com Inn on Long Lake 4700 North Island Hwy, Nanaimo V9T 1W6 James Young .............................. 250-758-1144 250-758-5832 reservations@innonlonglake.com www.innonlonglake.com Painted Turtle Guesthouse 121 Bastion St, Nanaimo V9R 3A2 Sabrina Sawchuk ....................... 250-753-4432 250-753-4434 sabrina@paintedturtle.ca www.paintedturtle.ca Travelodge Nanaimo 96 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo V9S 4K1 Michelle Se .....250-754-6355 250-754-1301 sales@travelodgenanaimo.com www.travelodgenanaimo.com

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Regional Convention Spaces

Ladysmith

Banquet Facilities Ricky’s All-Day Grill 370 Trans Canada Hwy No 24, Ladysmith V9G 1T9 Donna Streeter 250-245-7933 250-245-5212 ladysmith@rickysr.com www.gotorickys.com

Lake Cowichan

Community Halls Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall 309 South Shore Rd Box 777, Lake Cowichan V0R 2G0 Linda Blatchford ......................... 250-749-6742 250-749-6341 lblatchford@cvrd.bc.ca www.cvrd.bc.ca

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Cowichan Lake Sports Arena 311 South Shore Rd PO Box 777, Lake Cowichan V0R 2G0 Linda Blatchford ......................... 250-749-6742 250-749-6341 lblatchford@cvrd.bc.ca www.cvrd.bc.ca

Mesachie Lake Hall 9315 South Shore Rd, Mesachie Lake V0R 2N0 Linda Blatchford ......................... 250-749-6742 250-749-6341 lblatchford@cvrd.bc.ca www.cvrd.bc.ca

Nanaimo

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce 2133 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo V9S 1H8 ...........250-756-1191 250-756-1584 info@nanaimochamber.bc.ca www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca Tourism Vancouver Island 65 Front St Suite 501, Nanaimo V9R 5H9 Denise Le Gal ..250-754-3500 250-754-3599 info@tourismvi.ca www.tourismvi.ca

Banquet Facilities Vancouver Island Conference Centre 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo V9R 5J8 Denise Tacon ...250-244-4050 250-244-4055 dtacon@viconference.com www.viconference.com

Caterers LiveWire Catering 2435 Oriole Dr, Nanaimo V9T 3P2 Shawn Smith .............................. 250-753-1038 www.livewirecatering.ca

Community Halls Pleasant Valley Social Centre Hall 6100 Doumont Rd, Nanaimo V9T 6G7 Dee Spracklin ............................. 250-390-4513 pvhall@telus.net www.pleasantvalleyhall.org

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Nanaimo Golf Club 2800 Highland Blvd, Nanaimo V9S 3N8 Ash Chadha .....250-758-2451 250-758-9612 ash@nanaimogolfclub.ca www.nanaimogolfclub.ca

Hotels & Motels Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat 10028 Park Dr Box 121, Honeymoon Bay V0R 1Y0 Chris Clarke ................................ 888-749-4252 250-749-4254 admin@honeymoonbayretreat.com www.honeymoonbayretreat.com A not-for-profit health and wellness centre. Ideal for corporate and private group retreats. Deluxe accommodations, peaceful & quiet setting.

Best Western Northgate Hotel 6450 Metral Dr, Nanaimo V9T 2L8 ............250-390-2222 250-390-2412 info@bestwesternnorthgate.com www.bestwesternnorthgate.com Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel 70 Church St, Nanaimo V9R 5H4 ...........250-754-7284 250-754-7286 sales@dorchesternanaimo.com www.dorchesternanaimo.com

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Event Planners Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd PO Box 574 Stn Main, Parksville V9P 2G6 Sue Miller........800-471-1112 250-248-0640 info@homeshowtime.com www.homeshowtime.com

Hotels & Motels Quality Resort Bayside 240 Dogwood St PO Box 1720, Parksville V9P 2H5 Helen Corcoran........................... 250-248-8333 250-248-4689 hcorcoran@qualityresortparksville.com www.qualityresortparksville.com Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville V9P 2E5 Mariah Hamilton ........................ 250-248-2072 250-248-4140 mariah.hamilton@tigh-na-mara.com www.tigh-na-mara.com Travelodge Parksville 424 West Island Hwy, Parksville V9P 1K8 Brandy Presley 250-248-2232 250-248-3273 brandy@travelodgeparksville.com www.travelodgeparksville.com

Resorts/Retreats

Vancouver Island Conference Centre 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo V9R 5J8 Denise Tacon ...250-244-4050 250-244-4055 dtacon@viconference.com www.viconference.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Beban Park Recreation Centre 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo V9T 3K7 Janelle Timmins ......................... 250-756-5202 250-756-5240 janelle.timmins@nanaimo.ca www.nanaimo.ca Coast Bastion Inn 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo V9R 6E4 Kelly Ackeral ...250-753-6601 250-753-4155 k.ackeral@coasthotels.com www.coasthotels.com Nanaimo Museum 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo V9R 5J8 Debbie Trueman ......................... 250-753-1821 debbie@nanaimomuseum.ca www.nanaimomuseum.ca The Port Theatre 125 Front St, Nanaimo V9R 6Z4 Christine Theuerkorn .................. 250-754-4555 250-754-4595 ctheuerkorn@porttheatre.com www.porttheatre.com Vancouver Island Conference Centre 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo V9R 5J8 Denise Tacon ...250-244-4050 250-244-4055 dtacon@viconference.com www.viconference.com

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort 1175 Resort Dr, Parksville V9P 2E3 Robynne Shaw 877-977-8669 250-947-2507 reservations@sunriseridge.ca www.sunriseridge.ca Whether you are hosting a corporate meeting, a small wedding, or simply an assembly of friends and family, our meeting space offers everything your group will need. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville V9P 2E5 Mariah Hamilton ........................ 250-248-2072 250-248-4140 mariah.hamilton@tigh-na-mara.com www.tigh-na-mara.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Beach Club Resort 181 Beachside Dr, Parksville V9P 2H5 ...........250-248-8999 250-947-2122 stay@beachclubresort.ca www.beachclubbc.com

Parksville

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Oceanside Tourism - Parksville & Qualicum Beach PO Box 239, Parksville V9P 2G4 Karyn Doerksen .......................... 250-248-6300 250-248-6308 karyn@oceansidetourism.com www.VisitParksvilleQualicumBeach.com

Banquet Facilities Parksville Community & Conference Centre 132 East Jensen Ave Box 1125, Parksville V9P 2H2 Margaret Spruit.......................... 250-248-6234 250-248-8634 info@parksvillecentre.com www.parksvillecentre.com

Parksville Community & Conference Centre 132 East Jensen Ave Box 1125, Parksville V9P 2H2 Margaret Spruit ..250-248-6234 250-248-8634 info@parksvillecentre.com www.parksvillecentre.com Parksville Community & Conference Centre offers 21,000 sq ft of dedicated meeting place. The centre boasts a lovely auditorium/theatre and stage (complete with dressing rooms), four meeting rooms and a full service catering kitchen. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort 1175 Resort Dr, Parksville V9P 2E3 Robynne Shaw 877-977-8669 250-947-2507 reservations@sunriseridge.ca www.sunriseridge.ca

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Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville V9P 2E5 Mariah Hamilton ........................ 250-248-2072 250-248-4140 mariah.hamilton@tigh-na-mara.com www.tigh-na-mara.com

Glenwood Sports Centre 4480 Vimy St, Port Alberni V9Y 1A1 Ron Doetzel .....250-723-2181 250-723-6122 ron_doetzel@portalberni.ca www.portalberni.ca

Port Hardy

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Pender Island

Resorts/Retreats

Port Alberni

Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce 7250 Market St PO Box 249, Port Hardy V0N 2P0 Carly Perkovich 250-949-7622 250-949-6653 phcc@cablerocket.com www.ph-chamber.bc.ca Tourism Port Hardy PO Box 1321, Port Hardy V0N 2P0 Donna Gault ............................... 250-949-2681 psmedley@porthardy.ca

Hotels & Motels

Hotels & Motels

Hospitality Inn 3835 Redford St, Port Alberni V9Y 3S2 Jonathan Cross .......................... 250-723-8111 250-723-0088 info@hospitalityinnportalberni.com www.hospitalityinnportalberni.com

Glen Lyon Inn & Suites 6435 Hardy Bay Rd Box 103, Port Hardy V0N 2P0 ...............250-949-7115 250-949-7415 info@glenlyoninn.com www.glenlyoninn.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre 8400 Byng Rd PO Box 1409, Port Hardy V0N 2P0 ...................................... 250-902-0336 quatse@cablerocket.com www.thesalmoncentre.org

Poets Cove Resort & Spa 9801 Spalding Rd, Pender Island V0N 2M3 Alaia Hamer ............................... 250-629-2100 250-629-2105 events@poetscove.com www.poetscove.com

Alberni Valley Multiplex 3737 Roger St, Port Alberni V9Y 8E3 Ron Doetzel .....250-720-2518 250-723-6122 ron_doetzel@portalberni.ca www.portalberni.ca Cedar Wood Lodge Conference Centre 5895 River Rd Pacific Rim Hwy 4, Port Alberni V9Y 6Z5 ...................................... 250-724-6800 250-724-6887 info@cedarwood.bc.ca www.cedarwood.bc.ca

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor

Port McNeill

Resorts/Retreats Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort Ltd 1978 Broughton Blvd Box 696, Port McNeill V0N 2R0 Georgia Murray 800-837-4354 250-956-2000 heli@nimmobay.com www.nimmobay.com

Quadra Island

Resorts/Retreats April Point Resort & Spa 900 April Point Rd, Quadra Island V0P 1N0 Laurie McPherson ...................... 250-370-6503 250-598-1361 laurie_mcpherson@obmg.com www.aprilpoint.com Gowlland Harbour Oceanfront Resort 823 Gowlland Harbour Rd, Quadra Island V0P 1N0 Mariana Gabilondo .................... 250-285-3572 866-515-4641 info@gowllandharbour.com www.gowllandharbour.com

Qualicum Beach

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Horne Lake Caves & Campground Qualicum Beach Richard Varela 250-339-0555 888-446-8044 adventure@hornlake.com www.hornlake.com Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach V9K 1S4 ...........250-752-1992 250-752-1993 qbciviccentre@qualicumbeach.com www.qualicumbeach.com

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Horne Lake Caves & Campground Qualicum Beach Richard Varela 250-339-0555 888-446-8044 adventure@hornlake.com www.hornlake.com Milner Gardens & Woodland 2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach V9K 1G1 Geoff Ball ........250-752-8573 250-752-3826 milnergardens@shaw.ca www.milnergardens.org

Salt Spring Island

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Harbour House Hotel Restaurant and Organic Farm 121 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island V8K 2S2 Tania Aguila ....250-537-5571 250-537-4618 marketing@saltspringharbourhouse.com www.saltspringharbourhouse.com

Sidney

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 2453 Beacon Ave Suite 209, Sidney V8L 1X7 Chris Fudge......250-656-3616 250-656-7111 info@peninsulachamber.ca www.peninsulachamber.ca

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club 1050 McTavish Rd, Sidney V8L 5T4 Percy Criddle .............................. 250-656-3136 250-656-3127 www.glenmeadows.bc.ca

Hotels & Motels Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa 9805 Seaport Pl, Sidney V8L 4X3 Christine Ball .............................. 250-655-9770 250-655-9762 christine.ball@sidneypier.com www.sidneypier.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney V8L 1W9 Brad Edgett................................. 250-656-0275 250-656-0271 bedgett@marywinspear.ca www.marywinspear.ca

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre 9811 Seaport Pl, Sidney V8L 4X3 Christina Smethurst ................... 250-665-7511 778-426-0715 marketing@oceandiscovery.ca www.oceandiscovery.ca

Sooke

Banquet Facilities Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort 6929 West Coast Rd, Sooke V9Z 0V1 ...........250-642-0805 250-642-0670 sookeconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Floral Design & Plants Sooke Flower House 6626 Sooke Rd, Sooke V0S 1N0 Kelly Keys ........250-642-2422 250-642-6820 flowerhouse@sookehomehardware.com www.sookeflowerhouse.ca

Resorts/Retreats Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort 6929 West Coast Rd, Sooke V9Z 0V1 ...........250-642-0805 250-642-0670 sookeconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com Ocean Wilderness Inn 9171 West Coast Rd, Sooke V9Z 1G3 Lori LeCount ............................... 250-646-2116 stay@oceanwildernessinn.com www.oceanwildernessinn.com Sooke Harbour House Hotel Spa Restaurant 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke V9Z 0T4 ............250-642-3421 250-642-6988 info@sookeharbourhouse.com www.sookeharbourhouse.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort 6929 West Coast Rd, Sooke V9Z 0V1 ...................................... 250-642-0805 250-642-0670 sookeconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Ucluelet

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres District of Ucluelet 200 Main St Box 999, Ucluelet V0R 3A0 ...................................... 250-726-7772 250-726-7335 afortune@ucluelet.ca www.ucluelet.ca

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Long Beach Golf Course 1850 Pacific Rim Hwy, Ucluelet V0R 2Z0 ...................................... 250-725-3332 250-725-3302 golf@island.net www.longbeachgolfcourse.com

Regional Convention Spaces Tourism Ucluelet 100 Main St Box 428, Ucluelet V0R 3A0 ...................................... 250-726-2485 info@uclueletinfo.com www.ucluelet.ca

Resorts/Retreats Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 596 Marine Dr PO Box 310, Ucluelet V0R 3A0 ...................................... 877-762-5011 reservations@blackrockresort.com www.blackrockresort.com Canadian Princess Resort 1943 Peninsula Rd PO Box 939, Ucluelet V0R 3A0 Laurie McPherson ...................... 250-370-6503 250-598-1361 laurie_mcpherson@obmg.com www.canadianprincess.com

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Car Rentals

Decor & Design Services

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2 Daphne Andrews........................ 250-721-8703 250-721-8930 dandrews@uvic.ca www.housing.uvic.ca/visitor

Decorate Victoria with Huff n’ Puff Party Stuff 480F Tennyson Pl, Victoria V8S 6S8 Sandy Long ................................. 250-382-4833 250-382-4839 sandy@decoratevictoria.com www.decoratevictoria.com

Tourism Victoria Visitors & Convention Bureau 31 Bastion Sq Suite 400, Victoria V8W 1J1 Kelly Pitt ..........250-414-6999 250-361-9733 kelly.pitt@tourismvictoria.com www.tourismvictoria.com West Shore Chamber of Commerce 2830 Aldwynd Rd, Victoria V9B 3S7 Dan Spinner.....250-478-1130 250-478-1584 chamber@westshore.bc.ca www.westshore.bc.ca

Banquet Facilities Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre 638 Fisgard St, Victoria V8W 1R6 Guy Le Monnier .......................... 250-475-1948 250-475-1928 office@ambrosiacatering.ca www.ambrosiacentre.com University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2 Daphne Andrews........................ 250-721-8703 250-721-8930 dandrews@uvic.ca www.housing.uvic.ca/visitor

Bus Services University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2 Daphne Andrews........................ 250-721-8703 250-721-8930 dandrews@uvic.ca www.housing.uvic.ca/visitor Wilson’s Transportation Ltd 4196 Glanford Ave, Victoria V8Z 4B6 Joe Jansen ......800-567-3288 250-475-2911 sales@wilsonstransportation.com www.wilsonstransportation.com

Caterers Island Gourmet Catering 809 Craigflower Rd, Victoria V8T 2A1 Guy Le Monnier .......................... 250-216-6137 islandgourmetcatering@yahoo.ca www.islandgourmetcatering.com University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2 Daphne Andrews........................ 250-721-8703 250-721-8930 dandrews@uvic.ca www.housing.uvic.ca/visitor

Community Halls Burnside Gorge Community Association 471 Cecelia Ave, Victoria V8T 4T4 Michelle Stafford ....................... 250-388-5251 250-388-5269 michelle@burnsidegorge.ca www.burnsidegorge.ca

Conference Organizers/Planners/ Trade Show Consultants De Armond Management Ltd - Conference & Event Specialists 2661 Queenswood Dr, Victoria V8N 1X6 Marischal De Armond ................ 250-472-7644 250-472-7664 info@dearmondmanagement.com www.dearmondmanagement.com

Entertainment Services Sea Mill Productions Ltd 553 Delora Dr, Victoria V9C 3R9 Eve L Millington ......................... 250-474-6710 250-474-6710 eve@seamill.com www.seamill.com

Event Planners Monica Powell Event Management 1075 Portage Rd, Victoria V8Z 1L1 Monica Powell ........................... 250-217-0772 monicapowell@shaw.ca www.monicapowellevents.ca

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Cedar Hill Recreation Centre & Cedar Hill Golf Course 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria V8P 3Y3 Sandra Haggstrom ..................... 250-475-7121 250-370-1190 www.saanich.ca Olympic View Golf Club 643 Latoria Rd, Victoria V9C 3A3 ...................................... 250-474-3673 250-474-4001 info_olympic@golfbc.com www.olympicviewgolf.com

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria V9B 6R3 Tracey Webster .......................... 250-391-5203 250-391-3792 tracey.webster@bearmountain.ca www.bearmountain.ca A mountainside golf resort offering a variety of activities and dining options, 156 rooms, 6,000 sq ft of meeting psace, spectacular views and only 30 minutes from Victoria. Victoria Golf Club 1110 Beach Dr, Victoria V8S 2M9 ..........250-598-4321 250-598-4980 normajean@victoriagolf.com www.victoriagolf.com

Hotels & Motels Accent Inns Victoria 3233 Maple St, Victoria V8X 4Y9 Chris Knight .....250-475-7500 250-475-7599 victoria@accentinns.com www.accentinns.com Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites 740 Burdett Ave, Victoria V8W 1B2 Mark Paul ........800-663-5891 250-380-1950 mpaul@chateauvictoria.com www.chateauvictoria.com Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre Victoria 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria V8T 5C7 Greg Shew.......250-382-4400 250-382-4053 meetingsbanquets@comforthotelvictoria.ca www.choicehotels.ca/cn904

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saanich Peninsula, and only minutes from the BC Ferries Terminal and Victoria International Airport.

33,000 square feet of modern, state-of-the-art Meeting, Convention and Reception facilities for small or large groups. Free on-site parking, full catering service with a commercial kitchen, licensed premises. The perfect home for your next event!

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Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa 45 Songhees Rd, Victoria V9A 6T3 Nicole MacKinnon...................... 250-360-2999 250-360-5882 nicole.mackinnon@deltahotels.com www.deltavictoria.com Fairmont Empress 721 Government St, Victoria V8W 1W5 Angela Rafuse-Tahir................... 250-384-8111 250-389-2747 theempress@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/empress-victoria Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites 345 Quebec St, Victoria V8V 1W4 Kerri Moore .....250-385-2405 250-480-6593 sales.harbourtowers@silverbirchhotels.com www.harbourtowers.com Hotel Grand Pacific 463 Belleville St, Victoria V8V 1X3 James Fry ........800-663-7550 250-380-4475 reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com www.hotelgrandpacific.com Hotel Rialto 653 Pandora Ave, Victoria V8W 1N8 Rob Curtis ........250-383-4157 250-383-2279 stay@hotelrialto.ca www.hotelrialto.ca Inn at Laurel Point 680 Montreal St, Victoria V8V 1Z8 Avril Matthews .......................... 250-386-8721 250-386-8731 avril.matthews@laurelpoint.com www.laurelpoint.com Magnolia Hotel & Spa 623 Courtney St, Victoria V8W 1B8 Ronette Nyhan 250-381-0999 250-381-0988 ronette@magnoliahotel.com www.magnoliahotel.com Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour 728 Humboldt St, Victoria V8W 3Z5 Joanne Thomson ........................ 250-480-3800 250-480-3838 sales@victoriamarriott.com www.marriottvictoria.com Oswego Hotel 500 Oswego St, Victoria V8V 5C1 Vanessa Pennington ................... 250-294-7500 250-294-7509 vpennington@oswegovictoria.com www.oswegovictoria.com Sandman Hotel Victoria & Shark Club Bar & Grill 2852 Douglas St, Victoria V8T 4M5 Kayla Enright ...250-386-5888 250-386-5889 catervictoria@sharkclub.ca www.sandmanhotels.com Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites 1234 Wharf St, Victoria V8W 3H9..........250-386-2211 250-386-2622 info@victoriaregent.com www.victoriaregent.com

SpringTide Whale Tours & Charters 1119 Wharf St, Victoria V8W 1T7 Joanne Kukat ..250-384-4444 250-658-0779 info@SpringTideCharters.com www.VictoriaWhaleWatching.com

Photography - Event/Videography

Universities & Colleges

Destrube Photography Ltd 604 Yates St, Victoria V8W 1K9 Robert Destrube ...............................250-384-4511 250-380-6473 destrube@destrube.com www.destrube.com

University Centre Farquhar Auditorium PO Box 3025 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 3P2 Ian Case...........250-721-6561 250-721-8997 iancase@uvic.ca www.auditorium.uvic.ca University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2 Daphne Andrews 250-721-8703 250-721-8930 dandrews@uvic.ca www.housing.uvic.ca/visitor

Regional Convention Spaces

Resorts/Retreats Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa 849 Verdier Ave, Victoria V8M 1C5 ..........888-544-2079 250-544-2069 info@brentwoodbayresort.com www.brentwoodbayresort.com Magnolia Hotel & Spa 623 Courtney St, Victoria V8W 1B8 Ronette Nyhan 250-381-0999 250-381-0988 ronette@magnoliahotel.com www.magnoliahotel.com

Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Marine Resort 1175 Beach Dr, Victoria V8S 2N2 Kris Morash .....250-598-4556 250-598-6180 kmorash@oakbaybeachhotel.com www.oakbaybeachhotel.com

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria V9B 6R3 Tracey Webster.250-391-5203 250-391-3792 tracey.webster@bearmountain.ca www.bearmountain.ca A mountainside golf resort offering a variety of activities and dining options, 156 rooms, 6,000 sq ft of meeting psace, spectacular views and only 30 minutes from Victoria.

Telecommunications/ Videoconferencing/ Webcasting CommonSkys Conferencing Inc 915 Fort St Suite 300, Victoria V8V 3K3 Maurice Lagasse ........................ 250-590-4585 info@commonskys.com www.commonskys.com

Tourist Attractions - Major

Magnolia Hotel & Spa 623 Courtney St, Victoria V8W 1B8 Ronette Nyhan ........................... 250-381-0999 250-381-0988 ronette@magnoliahotel.com www.magnoliahotel.com

Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Marine Resort 1175 Beach Dr, Victoria V8S 2N2 Kris Morash ................................ 250-598-4556 250-598-6180 kmorash@oakbaybeachhotel.com www.oakbaybeachhotel.com Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville St, Victoria V8W 9W2 Judith Brunt................................ 250-387-5745 jbrunt@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria V9B 6R3 Tracey Webster ...250-391-5203 250-391-3792 tracey.webster@bearmountain.ca www.bearmountain.ca A mountainside golf resort offering a variety of activities and dining options, 156 rooms, 6,000 sq ft of meeting psace, spectacular views and only 30 minutes from Victoria. University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2 Daphne Andrews 250-721-8703 250-721-8930 dandrews@uvic.ca www.housing.uvic.ca/visitor

Victoria Conference Centre 720 Douglas St, Victoria V8W 3M7 Evelyn O’Connor 250-361-1019 250-361-1099 evelyno@victoriaconference.com www.victoriaconference.com The Robert Bateman Centre 470 Bellville St, Victoria V8V 1W9 Aimee Ippersiel .......................... 250-940-3630 aimee.ippersiel@batemanfoundation.org www.batemanfoundation.org With Bateman’s stunning work, floor-to-ceiling windows, and ocean-front views of the inner harbour, the gallery is the ideal venue choice. The Union Club of British Columbia 805 Gordon St, Victoria V8W 1Z6 Anna McHale ................................ 250-384-1151 250-384-3538 catering@unionclub.com www.unionclub.com

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Craigdarroch Castle 1050 Joan Cres, Victoria V8S 3L5 Elisabeth Hazell 250-592-5323 250-592-1099 facilityrental@thecastle.ca www.thecastle.ca

Youbou

Community Halls Youbou Community Hall 8550 Hemlock St, Youbou V0R 3E1 Linda Blatchford ......................... 250-749-6742 250-749-6341 lblatchford@cvrd.bc.ca www.cvrd.bc.ca

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Victoria Conference Centre 720 Douglas St, Victoria V8W 3M7 Evelyn O’Connor ...............................250-361-1019 250-361-1099 evelyno@victoriaconference.com www.victoriaconference.com

Blue Crab Catering 146 Kingston St, Victoria V8V 1V4 Theresa Dennison ...................... 250-940-1101 250-360-1418 cateringvictoria@coasthotels.com www.bluecrab.ca GR Pearkes Recreation Centre 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria V9A 6T2 Heather Baggott...............................250-475-5465 250-388-7819 heather.baggott@saanich.ca www.saanich.ca

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GRAPE CRUSH Wineries and other unique venues make B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thompson Okanagan a great gathering place

Wineries across the Thompson Okanagan open their fields and amenities to guests | SPARKLING HILL RESORT AND SPA

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hen 800 Harley-Davidsons roared into Kelowna for the Western Regional HOG “Rally in the Valley” event last summer, riders were treated to a dose of famous Thompson Okanagan hospitality. Hosted primarily at the Sandman Hotel, bikers from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe revelled in the area’s scenic roadways, sandy beaches, lush vineyards and non-stop entertainment. From leather-clad bikers to button-down business delegates, the Thompson Okanagan presents a full-throttle welcome to visitors. With new and renewed venues opening throughout the region, the draw for planners is greater than ever. The City of Kamloops, at the confluence of two rivers, derives its name from the Secwepemc word “T’kumlups,” which means “meeting place.” Last year, several of the town’s top hotels completed renovations, including

Kamloops’ Tournament Capital Centre houses four meeting rooms totalling more than 2,600 square feet, plus a 65,000-square-foot fieldhouse | PICTURE BC/TYLER MEADE

A true retreat... any time for any reason!

Imagine bringing your team to a true corporate retreat, surrounded by nature and free from distractions. Have a planning session on a private beach, motivational morning walks in the village of Naramata, take an afternoon break in the pool or lake, or engage in team-building via an Okanagan wine tour. Sandy Beach Lodge offers flexible indoor meeting space in a rustically comfortable setting, seasonal outdoor amenities and activities to complement your business event. Available for meetings and special occasions, contact us to discuss your event.

Sandy Beach Lodge, Naramata, BC Phone/Fax: 250-496-5765 | Toll-free: 1-866-496-5765 E-mail: sandybeachresort@shaw.ca

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The 150-room Hotel 540 boasts a recent renovation to its event spaces | NATIONAL HOTELS

Wineries across the Thompson Okanagan offer various event packages | TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS

the downtown DoubleTree by Hilton, with improvements to its massive meeting facilities, and Hotel 540, featuring a rooftop terrace with a pool and room for 120. The Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre also underwent a makeover, revamping its 30,000 square feet of meeting space, while the Plaza Hotel continues to take advantage of its location next door to the 6,400-capacity Interior Savings Centre. Another extra-large venue in Kamloops: the Tournament Capital Centre, with four meeting rooms totalling more than 2,600 square feet and a 65,000-square-foot fieldhouse floor. The Thompson Okanagan’s other major municipality, Kelowna, is home to UBC’s Okanagan campus, which offers enough space to seat 300 delegates. Nearby, the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre boasts 320 suites and a renovated ballroom. There’s plenty of event space outside city limits, too. Within an hour’s drive from Kamloops, Tranquille Farm Fresh offers unique corporate-event and team-building space in rustic, renovated barns. The Rainbow’s Roost, a family-owned facility set on 53 acres along the North Thompson River, boasts a post-and-beam assembly hall, a fully licensed commercial kitchen and on-site catering.

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             Nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space has received a fresh multi-million dollar transformation!

For a conference with a keynote speaker, professional meeting, training session or a grand gala, we have the perfect space! Complimentary hotel wi-ďŹ , Prestons restaurant & lounge, business centre, complimentary parking, ďŹ tness facilities. reservations 800.663.1144

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1250 Rogers Way Kamloops, B.C V1S 1N5 www.coastkamloopshotel.com ph: 250.828.6660 fax: 250.828.6698

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Silver Star Mountain Resort can host corporate meetings in its auditorium, tearoom or 3,000-square-foot conference centre | PICTURE BC/DON WEIXL

Within an hour’s drive from Kamloops, Tranquille Farm Fresh offers unique corporate-event and team-building space in rustic, renovated barns | TRANQUILLE FARM FRESH

Don’t forget the vineyards. Across the region, wineries open their fields and amenities to visitors. Among many examples: West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Family Estate, which welcomes guests for tours and tastings throughout the year. Private group tastings of the vineyard’s award-winning wines (four per tasting) are available by appointment for parties of six to 12 and conducted in the estate’s private tasting salons. Not only does the sprawling Nk’Mip Resort boast the only full-service Osoyoos conference centre with more than 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, catering, audio/visual capabilities, event-planning services and amazing First Nations art, the complex also includes a winery that runs such hospitality programs as wine tastings for beginners and experts alike. Also in Osoyoos – a town that’s favoured among meeting planners thanks in part to its extended summer and warm autumn and spring temperatures – the stunning Watermark Beach Resort provides the perfect venue for any type of event. With nearly 3,000 square feet of available space, including two versatile meeting rooms and an outdoor grass lawn, staff at the resort can help make your gathering memorable. Venturing over to Vernon, the historic O’Keefe Ranch can treat up to 150 guests to a true cowboy experience. The area also houses the largest selection of golf courses in the Okanagan, including Predator Ridge, considered one of Canada’s finest courses. The Sparkling Hill Resort, with its world-famous KurSpa, provides more than 10,000 square feet of top-rated meeting space. Topping off all this region has to offer, Silver Star Mountain Resort can host corporate meetings in its auditorium or tearoom, or in the 3,000-square-foot Chilcoot Conference Centre, which features a large ballroom that can be divided into three workshop areas. Winter or summer, delegates are sure to love the fresh mountain air, panoramic views and outdoor activities afforded by this world-class resort. Á

Mission Hill Family Estate welcomes guests for tours and tastings throughout the year | PICTURE BC/BRIAN SPROUT

The Okanagan’s Predator Ridge Golf Course is considered one of Canada’s finest | PREDATOR RIDGE GOLF COURSE

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Resorts/Retreats

Hotels & Motels The Good Knight Inn 827 Trans Canada Hwy E Box 677, Cache Creek V0K 1H0 Rita Khare........250-457-9500 250-457-9900 goodknightinn@gmail.com www.goodknightinncachecreek.com

Chase & District Chamber of Commerce 400 Shuswap Ave PO Box 592, Chase V0E 1M0 ..........250-679-8432 250-679-3120 admin@chasechamber.com www.chasechamber.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Rd W, Chase V0E 1M2 Pamela Windover ............................800-663-4303 www.talkingrock.ca & www.quaaoutlodge.com

Hotels & Motels Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Rd W, Chase V0E 1M2 Pamela Windover ............................800-663-4303 www.talkingrock.ca & www.quaaoutlodge.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Eaglepoint Golf Resort 8888 Barnhartvale Rd, Kamloops V2C 6W1 ..........250-573-2453 250-573-4810 info@golfeaglepoint.ca www.eaglepointgolfresort.com Kamloops Golf & Country Club 2960 Tranquille Rd Suite 16, Kamloops V2B 8B6 ...................................... 250-376-8020 admin@kamloopsgolfclub.com www.kamloopsgolfclub.com

City of Greenwood Box 129 202 Government Ave, Greenwood V0H 1J0 Liz Mann ..................................... 250-445-6644 250-445-6441 greenwoodcity@shaw.ca www.greenwoodcity.com

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Greenwood

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Rd W, Chase V0E 1M2 Pamela Windover ............................800-663-4303 www.talkingrock.ca & www.quaaoutlodge.com

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Rd W, Chase V0E 1M2 Pamela Windover ............................800-663-4303 www.talkingrock.ca & www.quaaoutlodge.com

Enderby

Hotels & Motels Howard Johnson’s Fortunes Landing Inn 1510 George St, Enderby V0E 1V0 Kelly Hawley ...250-838-6825 250-838-6887 reservations@hojoenderby.com www.enderbybc.com

Heffley Creek

Hotels & Motels

Resorts/Retreats

Accent Inns Kamloops 1325 Columbia St W, Kamloops V2C 6P4 ...........250-374-8877 250-372-0507 kamloops@accentinns.com www.accentinns.com Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1N5 Angela Tasker..250-828-6660 250-828-6698 a.tasker@coasthotels.com www.coastkamloopshotel.com Comfort Inn & Suites 1810 Rogers Pl, Kamloops V1S 1T7 ...........250-372-0987 250-372-0967 info@comfortinnkamloops.com www.comfortinnkamloops.com Four Points by Sheraton 1175 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1R5 ...........250-374-4144 250-374-0449 gm@fourpointskamloops.com www.fourpointskamloops.com Holiday Inn Express Kamloops 1550 Versatile Dr, Kamloops V1S 1X4 ...........250-372-3474 250-372-1585 info@hiekamloops.com www.hiekamloops.com

Knouff Lake Resort Box 158, Heffley Creek V0E 1Z0 ....................................... 250-578-8155 250-578-8683 info@knoufflake.com www.knoufflake.com

Kamloops

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Tourism Kamloops 1290 Trans Canada Hwy, Kamloops V2C 6R3 Lisa Strachan.............................. 250-372-8000 250-372-2121 lisa@tourismkamloops.com www.tourismkamloops.com

Banquet Facilities Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1N5 Angela Tasker............................. 250-828-6660 250-828-6698 a.tasker@coasthotels.com www.coastkamloopshotel.com

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Thompson Okanagan PaciďŹ c Inn & Suites 1820 Rogers Pl, Kamloops V1S 1T7 ...........250-372-0952 250-372-0988 info@paciďŹ cinnkamloops.com www.paciďŹ cinnkamloops.com Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre 650 Victoria St, Kamloops V2C 2B4 John Hanson ...250-374-1999 250-374-9997 jhanson@thompsonhotel.ca www.thompsonhotel.ca

Sagebrush Theatre Box 104 1300 9th Ave, Kamloops V2C 5K3 Heather Regan 250-372-3216 250-374-7099 hregan@wctlive.ca www.sagebrushtheatre.ca

Regional Convention Spaces

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 2280D Leckie Rd, Kelowna V1X 6G6 ...........250-860-5999 250-860-9993 info@totabc.com www.totabc.org

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1N5 Angela Tasker..250-828-6660 250-828-6698 a.tasker@coasthotels.com www.coastkamloopshotel.com

Universities & Colleges Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Rd, Kamloops V2C 0C8 ...........250-371-5723 250-828-5392 conferencecentre@tru.ca www.tru.ca/cac

Venues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Event/ Meeting Facilities Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1N5 Angela Tasker..250-828-6660 250-828-6698 a.tasker@coasthotels.com www.coastkamloopshotel.com Hoodoos at Sun Rivers 1000 Clubhouse Dr, Kamloops V2H 1T9 Lisa Atkinson ...250-828-9404 250-374-0374 lisa.atkinson@sunrivers.com www.sunrivers.com/hoodoos North Shore Community Centre 730 Cottonwood Ave Suite 452, Kamloops V2B 8M6 Doug Dickson ..250-376-4777 250-376-4792 nsccs@shaw.ca www.nsccs.webs.com

Kelowna

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Audiovisual Services SW Audio Visual 325 Bay Ave Suite 1, Kelowna V1Y 7S3 Cal McCarthy...250-868-3333 250-868-3313 info@sw-online.com www.sw-online.com

Beverage Suppliers House of Rose Winery 2270 Garner Rd, Kelowna V1P 1E2 Aura Rose ..................................... 250-765-0802 info@houseofrose.ca www.houseofrose.ca

Entertainment Services Bowieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marketing & Entertainment Vasile Rd, Kelowna V1Y 6H5 Andy Bowie ................................ 250-859-2639 info@bowiesmarketing.com www.bowiesmarketing.com

Event Planners Synergy Events Inc 3320 Richter St Suite 203, Kelowna V1W 4V5 Lesley Spiegel ............................ 250-763-9009 250-762-6684 lspiegel@synergyevents.ca www.synergyevents.ca

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canyon Golf & Country Club 4320 Gallaghers Dr W, Kelowna V1W 3Z9 ..........250-861-4240 250-861-1852 info_gallaghers@golfbc.com www.golfbc.com/courses/gallaghers_canyon Harvest Golf Club 2725 KLO Rd, Kelowna V1W 4S1 ..................................... 250-862-3103 250-862-3107 tgraham@harvestgolf.com www.harvestgolf.com

Hotels & Motels Accent Inns Kelowna 1140 Harvey Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6E7 Mike Greenhalgh........................ 250-862-8888 250-862-8884 kelowna@accentinns.com www.accentinns.com Accommodation at University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus 1290 International Mews Nicola Residence, Kelowna V1V 1V8 Debbie Harding .......................... 888-318-8666 250-807-9157 conferences.ubco@ubc.ca www.okanagan.ubcconferences.com Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites 2402 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna V1X 4J1 Melissa Ibottson ........................ 250-860-1212 250-860-0675 events@bwkelowna.com www.bestwesternkelownahotel.com Coast Capri Hotel 1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6E8 Diane Wetherill .......................... 250-860-6060 250-762-3430 d.wetherill@coastcaprihotel.com www.coastcaprihotel.com

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre 1310 Water St, Kelowna V1Y 9P3 Heather Farris............................. 250-763-4500 250-868-5605 heather.farris@deltahotels.com www.deltagrandokanagan.com Holiday Inn Express Kelowna Conference Centre 2429 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna V1X 4J2 Karyn Schueler ........................... 250-763-0500 250-763-7555 info-hiek@fortisproperties.com www.hiexpress.com/kelownabc Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre 2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6G8 Stan Martindale ......................... 250-860-9711 250-860-3173 stan@rpbhotels.com www.ramadalodgehotelkelowna.com Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna 2130 Harvey Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6G8 Michelle Rickard ........................ 250-980-3153 250-860-7377 kelownacatering@sandman.ca www.sandmanhotels.com

Meeting Planners Shop the Valley Destination Management 654 Cook Rd Suite 152, Kelowna V1W 3G7 Tommi Hanley, CITE.................... 888-860-9959 tommi@shopthevalley.ca www.shopthevalley.ca Synergy Events Inc 3320 Richter St Suite 203, Kelowna V1W 4V5 Lesley Spiegel ............................ 250-763-9009 250-762-6684 lspiegel@synergyevents.ca www.synergyevents.ca

Meet... Play... Relax... Hear the legend...feel the spirit 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road West, Chase BC (45 minutes east of Kamloops off Hwy 1.)

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Universities & Colleges

Resorts/Retreats

Okanagan Falls

Colin Jewall Photo Studios Inc 415 Commonwealth Rd Unit 319, Kelowna V4V 1P4 ...................................... 250-766-9205 colinjewall@gmail.com www.colinjewall.com

Conferences & Accommodation at UBC Okanagan Campus 1290 International Mews, Kelowna V1V 1V8 Debbie Harding 888-318-8666250-807-9157 conferences.ubco@ubc.ca www.okanagan.ubcconferences.com

Bear Valley Highlands 592 Bear Valley Rd, Lumby V0E 2G1 Barbara Fresz.............................. 250-306-6762 info@bearvalleyhighlands.com www.bearvalleyhighlands.com

Caterers

Resorts/Retreats Big White Ski Resort 5315 Big White Rd, Kelowna V1P 1P3 ............250-491-6150 250-491-6157 mballingall@bigwhite.com www.bigwhite.com Holiday Park Resort 1 - 415 Commonwealth Rd , Kelowna V4V 1P4 Reservations Department .......... 250-766-4255 250-766-5492 reservations@sweetlife.com www.sweetlife.com Lake Okanagan Resort 2751 Westside Rd, Kelowna V1Z 3T1 Samantha Langer 250-769-3511 250-769-6665 slanger@lakeokanagan.com www.lakeokanagan.com

Taxi/Limo Okanagan Limousine Inc 1140 Lacombe Rd, Kelowna V1X 4W6 Laura Major ................................ 250-717-5466 oklimo@live.ca www.ok-limo.com

Tourist Attractions - Major Club Wine Tours Kelowna .........250-762-9951 250-763-7406 info@clubwinetours.com www.clubwinetours.com

Translation Services/Interpreters EVA Office 969 Harvey Ave Suite 306, Kelowna V1Y 8M8 Elke Taylor .................................. 250-762-5820 info@evaoffice.com www.evaoffice.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Conferences & Accommodation at UBC Okanagan Campus 1290 International Mews, Kelowna V1V 1V8 Debbie Harding .......................... 888-318-8666 250-807-9157 conferences.ubco@ubc.ca www.okanagan.ubcconferences.com UBC Okanagan is an ideal location for groups from 10 to 300 offering a variety of meeting venues and accommodation from single rooms to four bedroom suites. May to August. Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6Z1 Angelika Walters250-717-5304 250-717-5314 rentals@rotarycentreforthearts.com www.rotarycentreforthearts.com

Lumby

Banquet Facilities Lumby Curling Club 2230 Shields Ave, Lumby V0E 2G0 Al Alexander....250-547-2377 250-547-6325 info@lumbycurlingclub.ca www.lumbycurlingclub.ca

Caterers Big Steve’s Catering 735 Arbutus Rd Box 874, Lumby V0E 2G0 Steve White ....250-547-6042 250-547-6042 bigsteve01@hotmail.com www.cateringinvernon.com

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Azorean Catering 3232 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls V0H 1R2 Jose Rodrigues........................... 604-210-1620 azoreancatering@hotmail.com

Merritt

Hotels & Motels

Osoyoos

Quality Inn Merritt 4025 Walters St, Merritt V1K 1K1 Han Park ..................................... 250-378-4253 250-378-6869 nicolainn@telus.net www.choicehotels.ca/en/quality-hotel-cna21

Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Venues – Event/Meeting Facilities Merritt Civic Centre 1950 Mamette Ave PO Box 189, Merritt V1K 1B8 ...................................... 250-315-1050 250-315-1075 civiccentre@merritt.ca www.merritt.ca

Watermark Beach Resort 15 Park Pl PO Box 700, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Ingrid Jarrett .............................. 250-495-5500 250-495-5308 ijarrett@watermarkbeachresort.com www.watermarkbeachresort.com

Hotels & Motels

Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort 4275 Mill Rd PO Box 8, Naramata V0H 1N0 Linda Newton ............................. 250-496-5765 778-514-0045 sandybeachresort@shaw.ca www.sandybeachresort.com

Best Western Sunrise Inn 5506 Main St, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Lucky Gill .................................... 250-495-4000 250-495-4001 info@bestwesternosoyoos.com www.bestwesternosoyoos.com Holiday Inn & Suites 7906 Main St Box 1019, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Ravi Prakash ............................... 250-495-7223 250-495-6899 ravi@pallasgroup.net www.hiosoyoos.com

Venues – Event/Meeting Facilities

Resorts/Retreats

Naramata

Resorts/Retreats

The Centre at Naramata 3375 3rd St PO Box 68, Naramata V0H 1N0 ..................................... 250-496-5751 250-496-5800 conferences@naramatacentre.net www.naramatacentre.net

Walnut Beach Resort 4200 Lakeshore Dr, Osoyoos V0H 1V6 Don Brogan................................. 250-495-8200 250-495-5490 dbrogan@walnutbeachresort.com www.walnutbeachresort.com

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Watermark Beach Resort 15 Park Pl PO Box 700, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Ingrid Jarrett .............................. 250-495-5500 250-495-5308 ijarrett@watermarkbeachresort.com www.watermarkbeachresort.com Getaway to Watermark Beach Resort for your corporate event; experience the spectacular golf and wineries of B.C.’s South Okanagan. Just get your team here. We’ll take care of the rest.

Restaurants Campo Marina Café & Restaurant 5907 Main St, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 ...........250-495-7650 250-495-7614 www.campomarina.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Destination Osoyoos PO Box 500, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Brianne Hearle 250-495-5070 250-495-5412 bhearle@destinationosoyoos.com www.destinationosoyoos.com Ideal for strategic meetings & conferences from 10 - 400 people. Offering pre- and postactivities: wine tours, farmer’s markets, golfing, boating, desert walks, fishing, spa, fine cuisine, museum and cultural centre. Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa 1200 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Donna Fahey....250-495-5445 250-495-5447 stay@spiritridge.ca www.spiritridge.ca Watermark Beach Resort 15 Park Pl PO Box 700, Osoyoos V0H 1V0 Ingrid Jarrett ...250-495-5500 250-495-5308 ijarrett@watermarkbeachresort.com www.watermarkbeachresort.com

Penticton

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Penticton & Wine Country Tourism 553 Vees Dr, Penticton V2A 8S3 ...................................... 250-276-2170 ask@tourismpenticton.com www.tourismpenticton.com

Audiovisual Services Concept Audio Works Inc 100 Nelson Ave, Penticton V2A 2K9 Stan Binns .......250-493-4883 250-493-3406 stan@conceptaudioworks.com www.conceptaudioworks.com

Event Planners Hoodoo Adventure Company 795 Ontario St, Penticton V2A 4S4 Lyndie Hill........250-490-6084 250-276-4886 team@hoodooadventures.ca www.hoodooadventures.ca Peach City Management Group PO Box 1184, Penticton V2A 6Jp Barb Sheppard............................ 250-809-5651 bsheppard@pcmg.ca www.pcmg.ca

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Penticton Golf & Country Club 600 Comox St PO Box 158, Penticton V2A 6K3 ...............250-492-5626 250-492-8823 gm@pentictongolf.ca www.pentictongolf.ca

Hotels & Motels

Restaurants

Banquet Facilities

Days Inn & Conference Centre Penticton 152 Riverside Dr, Penticton V2A 5Y4 Joe Morelli ......250-493-6616 250-493-6615 joe@daysinnpenticton.ca www.daysinnpenticton.ca Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino 21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton V2A 7M5 Jo A Norton-Westwood ............. 250-493-9772 250-493-0607 jo@rpbhotels.com www.pentictonlakesideresort.com Ramada Inn & Suites 1050 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton V2A 2C3 Alex Long.........250-492-8926 250-492-2778 stay@pentictonramada.com www.pentictonramada.com

Heidi’s Restaurant & Lounge 250 Alexander St, Salmon Arm V1E 1E6 Heidi/Rainer Ross ...................... 250-803-0025 hedisbistro@gmail.com www.hedisbistro.myevent.com

Prestige Hotel Vernon 4411 32nd St, Vernon V1T 9G8 ...........250-558-5991 250-558-5996 phvconferences@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Team Building Hoodoo Adventure Company 795 Ontario St, Penticton V2A 4S4 Lyndie Hill........250-490-6084 250-276-4886 team@hoodooadventures.ca www.hoodooadventures.ca

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Penticton Trade & Convention Centre 273 Power St, Penticton V2A 7K9 Paul O’Beirn.....250-490-2460 250-490-2467 sales@penticton.ca www.pentictonconventioncentre.com South Okanagan Events Centre 853 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton V2A 9C4 ...................................... 250-490-2460 soec-sales@penticton.ca www.soec.ca

Princeton

Resorts/Retreats RockRidge Canyon 2000 Willies Ranch Rd Box 1299, Princeton V0X 1W0 Rick Butler .......250-870-9030 250-295-0059 marketing@younglife.ca www.rockridgecanyon.com

Quilchena

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club 6280 Merritt Kamloops Hwy Suite 5A, Quilchena V0E 2R0 Don Harvey ......250-378-9555 250-378-9572 info@sagebrushclub.com www.sagebrushgolf.com

Salmon Arm

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Shuswap Tourism 781 Marine Park Dr NE Box 978, Salmon Arm V1E 4P1 ....................................... 250-833-5906 info@shuswaptourism.ca www.shuswaptourism.ca

Banquet Facilities Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm 251 Harbourfront Dr NE, Salmon Arm V1E 2W7 ..................................... 250-833-5800 250-833-5858 phrconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Hotels & Motels Podollan Inn 1460 Trans-Canada Hwy NE, Salmon Arm V1E 4N1 ...................................... 888-668-4180 250-832-0961 gmsa@podollan.com www.podollanhotels.com/salmon-arm

Resorts/Retreats Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm 251 Harbourfront Dr NE, Salmon Arm V1E 2W7 ..........250-833-5800 250-833-5858 phrconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

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Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm 251 Harbourfront Dr NE, Salmon Arm V1E 2W7 ..........250-833-5800 250-833-5858 phrconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Vernon Golf & Country Club 800 Kalamalka Lake Rd, Vernon V1T 6V2 Tim Hodgson....250-542-0151 250-542-5468 thodgson@vernongolf.com www.vernongolf.com

Hotels & Motels

Summerland

Best Western Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre 3914 32nd St, Vernon V1T 5P1 Mark Nahirny ..250-545-3755 250-545-4485 mark.nahirny@rpbhotels.com www.rpbhotels.com Village Green Hotel 4801 27th St, Vernon V1T 4Z1 Joan Spencer ..250-542-3321 250-549-4252 sales@villagegreenhotel.com www.villagegreenhotel.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Resorts/Retreats

Summerland Golf & Country Club 2405 Mountain Ave Box 348 , Summerland V0H 1Z0 ...........250-494-7745 250-494-3257 info@summerlandgolf.com www.summerlandgolf.com

Predator Ridge Resort 301 Village Centre Place, Vernon V1H 1T2 ...........888-578-6688 250-503-3411 groups@predatorridge.com www.predatorridge.com Prestige Hotel Vernon 4411 32nd St, Vernon V1T 9G8 ...........250-558-5991 250-558-5996 phvconferences@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Hotel 888 Sparkling Pl, Vernon V1H 1T2 Wendy Patriquin......................... 250-541-2152 250-275-1610 wendy.patriquin@sparklinghill.com www.sparklinghill.com

Sicamous

Restaurants Moose Mulligan’s Marine Pub and Restaurant 1122 Riverside Ave, Sicamous V0E 2V0 Scott Lenehan .250-836-3603 250-836-3637 thepub@moosemulligans.com www.moosemulligans.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Bonitas Winery 20623 McDougald Rd, Summerland V0H 1Z6 ...........250-494-5208 250-494-7848 info@bonitaswinery.com www.bonitaswinery.com Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa 13011 Lakeshore Dr S, Summerland V0H 1Z1 Lisa Jaager ......250-494-8180 250-494-8190 sales@summerlandresorthotel.com www.summerlandresorthotel.com

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Sonoran Estate Winery 5716 Gartrell Rd, Summerland V0H 1Z7 Ada Smits ..................................... 250-494-9323 250-494-9323 sonoran@shaw.ca www.sonoranestate.com

Sun Peaks

Hotels & Motels Hearthstone Lodge 3170 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks V0E 5N0 Trevor Carr .................................. 888-659-2211 250-578-8527 gm@hearthstoneresort.com www.hearthstoneresort.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Tourism Sun Peaks 3250 Village Way Unit 13, Sun Peaks V0E 5N0 Louise Bermudez ........................ 778-689-5912 250-578-2552 salesmanager@sunpeakstourism.com www.sunpeaksresort.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Prestige Hotel Vernon 4411 32nd St, Vernon V1T 9G8 ...........250-558-5991 250-558-5996 phvconferences@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com Wesbild Centre 3445 43rd Ave, Vernon V1T 8P5 ............250-550-3257 250-542-5708 smitchell@vernon.ca www.wesbildcentre.ca

West Kelowna

Hotels & Motels Wyndham’s Super 8 West Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center 1655 Westgate Rd, West Kelowna V1Z 3P1 Kirk Pankey ......250-769-2355 250-769-2370 gm@super8westkelowna.com www.super8westkelowna.com

Resorts/Retreats

Vernon

Cove Lakeside Resort 4205 Gellatly Rd, West Kelowna V4T 2K2 Amber Hall ......250-707-1830 250-707-1809 ahall@covelakeside.com www.covelakeside.com

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce 2901 32nd St Suite 102, Vernon V1T 5M2 George Duffy .............................. 250-545-0771 250-545-3114 info@vernonchamber.ca www.vernonchamber.ca Tourism Vernon 701 Hwy 97 S, Vernon V1B 3W4 Michelle Jefferson ..................... 800-665-0795 250-275-0114 info@tourismvernon.com www.tourismvernon.com

Resorts/Retreats

Quails’ Gate Winery 3303 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna V1Z 2H3 Julia Garner ......250-769-4451 250-769-3451 info@quailsgate.com www.quailsgate.com

Westbank Seclusion Bay Resort 3050 Seclusion Bay Rd, Westbank V4T 1W5 Rick Widmer ....250-768-3885 250-768-3825 info@seclusionbay.com www.seclusionbay.com

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magine the view from your conference dinner table, 2,350 metres (7,709 feet) above the ground (elevation-wise, at least) in Canada’s highest restaurant: the 130-seat Eagle’s Eye at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, B.C. That’s the kind of appeal that makes the Kootenay Rockies the perfect place for the most memorable events. Access to the region, in the province’s southeast corner, is convenient thanks to the Canadian Rockies International Airport between Cranbrook and Kimberley, featuring flights from Vancouver via Vancouver Pacific Coastal Airlines and Air Canada Express (the latter also offers service from Calgary in conjunction with Air Georgian). Getting to the Kootenay Rockies, then, is easy, and with five mountain ranges, four national parks and a multitude of alpine meadows, lakes, rivers, valleys and forests – plus the recreational infrastructure to enjoy them – staying is a no-brainer. Boasting the lion’s share of the area’s population, the City of Cranbrook offers numerous meeting facilities, the most extensive of which is the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, with space for 10 to 500 people. The Heritage Inn and Convention Centre downtown welcomes groups of 15 to 250 in eight conference and banquet rooms, while the Days Inn Cranbrook has room for up to 300 delegates. On the road to Kimberley, the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino has six meeting rooms totalling more than 4,000 square feet of space and a new pavilion that can handle 350 people, reception style. In town, the 24,000-square-foot Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre – the region’s largest meeting facility – lets lucky guests step out the door and onto a ski lift at the Kimberley Alpine Resort in winter or the first tee of the Trickle Creek Golf Course during the rest of the year. The remainder of B.C.’s mountain playground is studded with attractive meeting and event locations from Hiking in the mountains near Revelstoke | TOURISM BC/TOM RYAN

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At an elevation of 2,350 metres (7,709 feet), the 130-seat Eagle’s Eye at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden is Canada’s highest restaurant | ERIC BERGER

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The pre-function area outside the ballroom hosts receptions at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre

Rossland in the south to Golden in the north. Five minutes from excellent skiing, the Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland has four conference and meetings rooms for up to 300 delegates. Its sister property, the Prestige Lake Resort Nelson, boasts seven rooms that can accommodate as many as 500 delegates. The Ramada Creston Hotel and Conference Centre provides 1,300 square feet of meeting space along with audiovisual support, while the secluded Island Lake Lodge near Fernie has two conference rooms that can accommodate 50 guests. In addition to its famous mineral pools, the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has seven meeting spaces for 10 to 300 people. Just 25 minutes north is another hot springs at Radium Resort, with space and meeting resources for up to 150.

The Rail Jam event in downtown Rossland draws world-class snowboarders | TOURISM BC/DAVID GLUNS

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A First Nations dancer performs at Fort Steele Heritage Town near Cranbrook | TOURISM BC/DAVID GLUNS

Revelstoke’s Glacier House Hotel & Resort offers a quiet setting with meeting rooms and catering services for as many as 125 guests. Recently, Powder Springs Hotel completed a new room for conferences and trade shows of up to 100 people. But the newest facility in the Kootenay Rockies is the Elkford Community Conference Centre – a 20,000-square-foot building that opened June 2012 with a visitor centre, banquet hall and meeting rooms. Á

Teeing off at St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino

Skiers on a chairlift at Kimberley Alpine Resort | TOURISM BC/DAVID GLUNS

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Strolling down Nelson’s historic Baker Street | KOOTENAY ROCKIES TOURISM

The famous mineral waters at the Fairmont Hot Springs pool | KOOTENAY ROCKIES TOURISM

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Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook V1C 6R9 ........250-417-0444 250-417-0400 prmrcatering@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce 1995 6th Ave, Castlegar V1N 4B7 ........250-365-6313 250-365-5778 info@castlegar.com www.castlegar.com

Hotels & Motels Fireside Inn and Conference Centre 1810 8th Ave, Castlegar V1N 2Y2 Rob Lindskog 250-365-2128 250-365-2158 rob@firesideinn.ca www.firesideinn.ca Quality Inn Castlegar 1935 Columbia Ave, Castlegar V1N 2W8 ......250-365-2177 250-365-3877 qinncastlegar@shawcable.com www.qualityinncastlegar.ca Sandman Hotel Inn Castlegar 1944 Columbia Ave, Castlegar V1N 2W7 ......250-365-8444 250-365-8423 sales_castlegar@sandman.ca www.sandmanhotels.com

Tourist Attractions - Major Doukhobor Discovery Centre 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar V1N 4M5.................................. 250-365-5327 doukhobor.museum@gmail.com www.doukhobor-museum.org

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Castlegar & District Community Complex 2101 6th Ave, Castlegar V1N 3B2 Jim Crocket ..250-365-3386 250-365-0127 casrec@rdck.bc.ca www.rdck.bc.ca

Cranbrook

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce 2279 Cranbrook St N Box 84, Cranbrook V1C 4H6 Karin Penner .250-426-5914 250-426-3873 info@cranbrookchamber.com www.cranbrookchamber.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Mission Hills Golf Course 3320 Theatre Rd, Cranbrook V1C 7B8 Shirley Perron .......................... 250-489-3009 clubmgr@golfingmissionhills.com www.golfingmissionhills.com

St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook V1C 7E5 Chris McCurry.. 250-420-2022 250-420-2026 cmccurry@steugene.ca www.steugene.ca St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is a magnificent resort that offers gourmet dining, world-class golf, elegant hotel rooms, and casino night life, all at one breath taking location!

Hotels & Motels Days Inn Cranbrook 600 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook V1C 3R7 ........250-426-6683 250-426-6608 sales@cranbrookdaysinn.com www.cranbrookdaysinn.com Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Cranbrook 803 Cranbrook St North, Cranbrook V1C 3S2 Collin Johnston 250-489-4301 250-489-5758 gm.cranbrook@heritageinn.net www.heritageinn.net

Resorts/Retreats Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook V1C 6R9 ........250-417-0444 250-417-0400 prmrcatering@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

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St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook V1C 7E5 Chris McCurry................................250-420-2022 250-420-2026 cmccurry@steugene.ca www.steugene.ca St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is a magnificent resort that offers gourmet dining, world-class golf, elegant hotel rooms, and casino night life, all at one breath taking location!

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook V1C 6R9 ................................... 250-417-0444 250-417-0400 prmrcatering@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com Western Financial Place 1777 2nd St N, Cranbrook V1C 6L9 Mike Edwards ......................... 250-489-0261 250-489-0662 edwards@cranbrook.ca www.westernfinancialplace.ca

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Royal Alexandra Hall - Canadian Museum of Rail Travel 57 Van Horne St Box 400, Cranbrook V1C 4H9 ................................... 250-489-3918 250-489-5744 mail@trainsdeluxe.com www.trainsdeluxe.com

St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook V1C 7E5 Chris McCurry................................250-420-2022 250-420-2026 cmccurry@steugene.ca www.steugene.ca St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is a magnificent resort that offers gourmet dining, world-class golf, elegant hotel rooms, and casino night life, all at one breath taking location!

Crawford Bay

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce PO Box 120, Crawford Bay V0B 1S0 ................................... 250-227-9315 250-227-9441 info@kootenaylake.bc.ca www.kootenaylake.bc.ca

Resorts/Retreats Kokanee Springs Golf Resort 16082 Woolgar Rd PO Box 96, Crawford Bay V0B 1E0 ........250-227-9226 250-227-9220 info@kokaneesprings.com www.kokaneesprings.com

Creston

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 121 Northwest Blvd (Hwy 3) PO Box 268, Creston V0B 1G0 Jim Jacobsen .......................... 250-428-4342 250-428-9411 manager@crestonvalleychamber.com www.crestonvalleychamber.com

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Kootenay Rockies Hotels & Motels City Centre Motel 226 15th Ave N, Creston V0B 1G0 Jalal Tarhan.....250-428-2257 250-428-2102 citycentre@shaw.ca www.citycentremotel.ca Downtowner Motor Inn 1218 Canyon St PO Box 490, Creston V0B 1G0 Rob McDougall ...250-428-2238 250-428-9974 downtown@kootenay.com www.downtownercreston.com Hacienda Inn 800 Northwest Blvd, Creston V0B 1G4 Susan/Thomas Son .................... 250-428-2224 250-428-2324 info@haciendainn.ca www.haciendainn.ca

Fairmont Hot Springs

Resorts/Retreats Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 5225 Fairmont Resort Rd, Fairmont Hot Springs V0B 1L1 Nancy Hetherington ................... 800-663-4979 250-345-6616 nhetherington@fhsr.com www.fairmonthotsprings.com

Fernie

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Tourism Fernie 542B 2nd Ave PO Box 1928, Fernie V0B 1M0 Rebecca Hall .............................. 250-423-2037 info@tourismfernie.com www.tourismfernie.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Fernie Golf & Country Club 201 Fairway Dr, Fernie V0B 1M5 Mel Dies ..........250-423-7773 250-423-6575 meldies@golffernie.com www.golffernie.com

Hotels & Motels Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave PO Box 2680, Fernie V0B 1M0 ..........250-423-5500 250-423-5501 gm@bestwesternfernie.com www.bestwesternfernie.com

Resorts/Retreats Fernie Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way, Fernie V0B 1M1 ..........250-423-5000 250-423-5065 info@ferniestanfordresort.com www.ferniestanfordresort.com

Golden

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Golden Area Initiatives 111 Golden Donald Upper Rd PO Box 20190, Golden V0A 1H0 ...................................... 250-344-2420 888-329-9756 edo@goldenbritishcolumbia.com www.goldenbritishcolumbia.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Golden Golf Club 576 Golf Course Dr Box 1615, Golden V0A 1H0 Graeme Kreiner............................. 250-344-2700 250-344-2922 teeoff@golfgolden.com www.golfgolden.com

Resorts/Retreats Bellstar at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 1549 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden V0A 1H0 ...................................... 647-464-4011 sales@bellstar.ca www.bellstar.ca/corporate Glenogle Mountain Lodge Resort & Spa 913 Oster Rd PO Box 2078, Golden V0A 1H0 ...................................... 250-344-7638 info@glenoglelodge.com www.glenoglelodge.com Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 1500 Kicking Horse Trail PO Box 839, Golden V0A 1H0 ...................................... 866-754-5425 250-439-5401 groups@kickinghorseresort.com www.kickinghorseresort.com

Purcell Mountain Lodge PO Box 1829, Golden V0A 1H0 ........888-767-8989 info@purcellmountainlodge.com www.purcellmountainlodge.com Quantum Leaps Lodge and Retreats 2119 Blaeberry Rd, Golden V0A 1H1 ...........250-344-2114 250-344-7801 info@quantumleaps.ca www.quantumleaps.ca Winston Lodge & Spa 1593 Cache Close Box 5, Golden V0A 1H0 Bill Braisher .....250-344-7272 250-344-7275 info@winstonlodge.com www.winstonlodge.com

Tourist Attractions - Major Glacier Raft Company 612 7th St N PO Box 428, Golden V0A 1H0 Ryan Johannesen 250-344-6521 250-344-6591 info@glacierraft.com www.glacierraft.com

Invermere

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce 651 Hwy 93/95 PO Box 1019, Invermere V0A 1K0 ...........250-342-2844 250-342-3261 info@cvchamber.ca www.cvchamber.ca

Hotels & Motels Super 8 Invermere 8888 Arrow Rd Box 249, Invermere V0A 1K0 Chris Howell ....250-342-8888 250-342-8889 invermeresuper8@shawbiz.ca www.super8.com

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery 1720 4th Ave Box 2345, Invermere V0A 1K0 Jami Scheffer ............................. 250-342-4423 info@columbiavalleyarts.com www.columbiavalleyarts.com

Malakwa

Resorts/Retreats Crazy Creek Resort 6162 Trans Canada Hwy, Malakwa V0E 2J0 Lena Johnson ............................. 250-836-4097 inquiries@crazycreekresort.com www.crazycreekresort.com

Nakusp

Hume Hotel 422 Vernon St, Nelson V1L 4E5 Greg Schlosser..250-352-5331 250-352-5214 info@humehotel.com www.humehotel.com

Resorts/Retreats Blaylock’s Mansion 1679 Hwy 3A, Nelson V1L 6J7 Dan McGauley 250-825-2200 250-825-4123 info@blaylock.ca www.blaylock.ca Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson V1L 6G3 ...........250-352-7222 250-352-3966 plrconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities BC Touring Council PO Box 547, Nelson V1L 5R3 Joanna Maratta ......................... 250-352-0021 fyi@bctouring.org www.bctouring.org Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson V1L 6G3 ...........250-352-7222 250-352-3966 plrconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Panorama

Resorts/Retreats Panorama Mountain Village 2000 Panorama Dr Bag 7000, Panorama V0A 1T0 Jennifer Moss .250-341-3037 250-341-4199 jennifer.moss@panoramaresort.com www.panoramaresort.com

Radium Hot Springs

Banquet Facilities Radium Resort 8100 Golf Course Rd, Radium Hot Springs V0A 1M0 ..........250-347-9311 250-347-6299 sales@radiumresort.com www.radiumresort.com

Equipment & Supply Rentals MB7 Tent & Party Rentals PO Box 216, Radium Hot Springs V0A 1M0 Monika Bernhardt ...................... 250-347-9238 mb7@tentandpartyrentals.ca www.tentandpartyrentals.ca

Resorts/Retreats Glacier House Resort 1870 Glacier Ln Box 250, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-9594 250-837-9592 info@glacierhouse.com www.glacierhouse.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre City of Revelstoke 600 Campbell Ave, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 Meghan MacIsaac ............................250-837-9351 250-837-9355 rcc@revelstoke.ca www.cityofrevelstoke.com

Rossland

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Rossland Chamber of Commerce 2012 Washington St Suite 204 PO Box 1385, Rossland V0G 1Y0 ...................................... 250-362-5666 250-362-5399 commerce@rossland.com www.rossland.com

Resorts/Retreats Red Mountain Ski Resort 4300 Red Mountain Rd PO Box 670, Rossland V0G 1Y0 ...................................... 250-362-7384 250-362-5833 conferences@redresort.com www.redresort.com

Trail

Old Salzburg Restaurant PO Box 217, Radium Hot Springs V0A 1M0 ..........250-347-6553 250-347-9890 info@oldsalzburgrestaurant.com www.oldsalzburgrestaurant.com

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Revelstoke

Selkirk Inn 210 6th Ave W PO Box 370, Nakusp V0G 1R0 Song Liu...........250-265-3666 250-265-4799 selkinn@columbiacable.net www.selkirkinn-nakusp.com

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Nelson

Coast Hillcrest Hotel 2100 Oak Dr PO Box 1979, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-3322 250-837-3340 info@hillcresthotel.com www.hillcresthotel.com Powder Springs Inn 200 3rd St Po Box 530, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 ...................................... 250-837-5151 250-837-5111 manger.powdersprings@revelstoke.net www.powdersprings.ca

Restaurants

Hotels & Motels

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Hotels & Motels

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce 204 Campbell Ave Box 490, Revelstoke V0E 2S0 Meghan Tabor ............................ 250-837-5345 250-837-4223 info@revelstokechamber.com www.revelstokechamber.com

Trail & District Chamber of Commerce 1199 Bay Ave Suite 200, Trail V1R 4A4 Norm Casler ............................... 250-368-3144 250-368-6427 info@trailchamber.bc.ca www.trailchamber.bc.ca

Hotels & Motels Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel 1001 Rossland Ave, Trail V1R 3N7 Lisa Accardo ............................... 250-368-3355 250-368-3930 bwtn@telus.net www.bwcolumbiariverhotel.com

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce 255 Hall St, Nelson V1L 5X4 Tom Thomson ..250-352-3433 250-352-6355 info@discovernelson.com www.discovernelson.com

Banquet Facilities Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson V1L 6G3 ...........250-352-7222 250-352-3966 plrconventions@prestigehotels.ca www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Hotels & Motels Baldface Lodge PO Box 906, Nelson V1L 6A5 Tammie Andison .250-352-0006 250-352-0800 info@baldface.net www.baldface.net Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn 153 Baker St, Nelson V1L 4H1 Crystal Pollock .250-352-3525 250-352-2995 cpollock@bwbakerstreetinn.com www.bwbakerstreetinn.com

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Contact us: Revelstoke Community Centre,Revelstoke, BC rcc@revelstoke.ca, www.cityofrevelstoke.com

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recently renovated 57-room Ramada Hotel (with a 220seat convention centre) and the 79-room Coast Fraser Inn, with meeting facilities for up to 45 people. Beyond city limits (but within driving distance), at least 30 resorts and lodges range from working ranches to fly-in fishing camps. Spring Lake Ranch at 100 Mile House offers rustic lakefront log cabins on a breathtaking 5,000 acres of land, with plenty of hiking and horseback trails to boot. Plato Island Resort & Marina on Quesnel Lake, which carries a unique distinction as the deepest fjord lake on earth, accommodates visitors in luxurious “White Cloud” tents. Outfitted with Persian and Turkish rugs, private bathrooms and high-speed Internet, these canvas rooms redefine the meaning of “roughing it.” No Cariboo visit is complete without a stop in Barkerville, the gold-rush capital of yore. Situated about 200 kilometres north of Williams Lake, visitors to this popular national historic site can take a town tour with a costumed historic character, take part in a lively re-enactment of

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Barkerville is a gold-rush town frozen in time but alive with activity | THOMAS DRASDAUSKIS

Farwell Canyon, Cariboo | TOURISM BC/ ALBERT NORMANDIN

Williams Lake includes the brand-new, 90-room Best Western Hotel, the recently renovated 57-room Ramada Hotel (with convention centre) and the 79-room Coast Fraser Inn | PICTURE BC/CHRIS HARRIS

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a court case presided over by the notorious Judge Begbie (the region’s infamous “hanging judge”) and witness an authentic gold-rush performance at the Theatre Royal. And, if the timing is just right, guests can compete in the annual Canadian National Gold Panning Championships, which drew more than 100 participants in August 2013. Larger groups can also be accommodated in this inviting region. The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre, for one, can host 236 individuals in its main hall, with additional breakout rooms available. The Ramada Limited Quesnel offers computer access in its business centre in addition to various conference and meeting spaces. Downtown, the Twin Arenas house a banquet room that can be rented for meetings, presentations and other events during the “ice season.” In the off-season, when hockey, skating and ringette wind down, the “twins” can host larger events and conventions. On to the District of Wells, 78 kilometres east of Quesnel, where a number of spaces can be rented for a variety of events. The historic Wells Community Hall features 16,000 square feet of space, including numerous breakout rooms, a full bar and a licensed kitchen. The hall’s main floor can accommodate between 200 and 400 people, seated, while the banquet room on the lower level has capacity for 209 guests. West now, to Bella Coola and Bella Bella, where hunting and fishing abound. Though the biggest and best resorts here are accessible only by boat or plane, they’re well worth the visit. The world-renowned, 52-room Shearwater Fishing Resort, Lodge & Marina – a spectacular 90-minute flight from Vancouver – offers conference space for 110 people and can arrange fishing expeditions into giant salmon runs for up to 40 guests. Á

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Resorts/Retreats

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Big Bar Guest Ranch (2007) Ltd 5960 Big Bar Rd Jesmond PO Box 927, Clinton V0K 1K0 ...........250-459-2333 250-459-2400 contact@bigbarranch.com www.bigbarranch.com Echo Valley Ranch & Spa 10635 Jesmond Rd PO Box 916, Clinton V0K 1K0 ...........604-669-3230 604-648-9842 info@evranch.com www.evranch.com Fly in and be inspired! Our own private paved runway, a unique setting for your corporate event or retreat, team building activities that facilitate creativity and world class spas “it’s all in a day’s work.”

100 Mile Lodge & Conference Centre 98A Cecil Pl Box 340, 100 Mile House V0K 2E0 Julie Gilmore ...250-395-5353 250-395-4085 thelodge@dist100milehouse.bc.ca www.100milelodge.net

105 Mile Ranch

Photography - Event/Videography Chris Harris Photography 5577 Back Valley Rd, 105 Mile Ranch V0K 2Z0 Chris Harris................................. 250-791-6631 photography@chrisharris.com www.chrisharris.com

108 Mile Ranch

Resorts/Retreats The Hills Health & Guest Ranch 4871 Cariboo Hwy 97 PO Box 26, 108 Mile Ranch V0K 2Z0 Heidi Hapalo....800-668-2233 250-791-6384 heidi@thehillshealthranch.com www.spabc.com

Anahim Lake

Resorts/Retreats Anahim Lake Eagle’s Nest Resort 3008 Elsey PO Box 3403, Anahim Lake V0L 1C0 Sara Shandler..800-742-9055 250-742-3489 info@eaglesnest-resort.com www.eaglesnest-resort.com

Barkerville

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Barkerville Historic Town 14301 Hwy 26 PO Box 19, Barkerville V0K 1B0 Judy Mooring ..888-994-3332 250-994-3435 judy.mooring@barkerville.ca www.barkerville.ca

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities 47 Mile Sports Complex 1417 Government St PO Box 309, Clinton V0K 1K0 Susan Schienbein....................... 250-459-2261 250-459-2227 reception@village.clinton.bc.ca www.village.clinton.bc.ca

Kleena Kleene

Resorts/Retreats Terra Nostra Guest Ranch 19641 Highway 20, Kleena Kleene V0L 1M0 Bree & Lorne Reicher ................. 250-476-1273 604-648-9776 TerraNostra@hotmail.ca

Lillooet

Hotels & Motels Reynolds Hotel 1237 Main St, Lillooet V0K 1V0 ...........250-256-4202 250-256-4192 info@reynoldshotel.com www.reynoldshotel.com

Lone Butte

Bella Coola

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Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Red Willow Guest Ranch Box 147, Lone Butte V0K 1X0 Bernd Schmid ..250-395-3017 250-395-3027 redwillow.bc@gmail.com www.redwillow.de

Bella Coola Valley Tourism PO Box 670, Bella Coola V0T 1C0 ...................................... 250-982-0092 www.bellacoola.ca

Hotels & Motels The Cumbrian Inn 619 Cliff St, Bella Coola V0T 1C0 ...................................... 250-799-5731 cumbrian@belco.bc.ca www.cumbrianinn.com

Resorts/Retreats Tweedsmuir Park Lodge PO Box 190 Courbold Rd, Bella Coola V0T 1C0 ...........877-982-2407 604-932-5054 info@tweedsmuirparklodge.com www.tweedsmuirparklodge.com

Chilanko Forks

Hotels & Motels Woodland Caribou Resort 3964 Puntzi Lake Rd Box 131, Chilanko Forks V0L 1H0 Dan/Jan Coates ......................... 250-481-0080 250-481-0080 info@woodlandcaribouresort.ca www.woodlandcaribouresort.ca

Clinton

Community Halls Clinton Memorial Hall 306 Lebourdais Ave, Clinton V0K 1K0 Susan Schienbein....................... 250-459-2261 250-459-2227 reception@village.clinton.bc.ca www.village.clinton.bc.ca

Nazko

Resorts/Retreats Fishpot Lake Resort 10923 Baezaeko Rd, Nazko V2J 3H9 Marc Roy .................................... 403-987-9310 info@fishpotlakeresort.com www.fishpotlakeresort.com

Nimpo Lake

Resorts/Retreats The Dean on Nimpo 21145 Chilcotin Hwy 20 PO Box 80, Nimpo Lake V0L 1R0 Donn Irwin .......888-646-7655 250-742-3332 retreatwilderness@gmail.com www.thedeanonnimpo.com

Quesnel

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce 335 Vaughan St E, Quesnel V2J 2T1 ....................................... 250-992-7262 qchamber@quesnelbc.com www.quesnelchamber.com

Community Halls Quesnel Seniors Centre 461 Carson Ave, Quesnel V2J 2B6 Rae Daggitt .....250-992-3991 250-992-7484 mainhall@telus.net www.quesnelseniorcentre.com

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Abel Lake mirrors the beautiful vistas of big-sky country

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Quesnel Golf Club 1800 Backwater Rd Box 4741, Quesnel V2J 7A5 ...........250-249-5550 250-249-5296 quesnelgolfclub@gmail.com www.quesnelgolfclub.com

Hotels & Motels Best Western Tower Inn 500 Reid St, Quesnel V2J 2M9 ..........250-992-2201 250-992-5201 bwtowerinn@shaw.ca www.bwtowerinn.ca Magnuson Hotel Grace Inn 530 Carson Ave, Quesnel V2J 2B5 ...........250-992-2187 250-992-1208 graceinn@quesnelbc.com www.grace-inn.ca Quality Inn & Suites 753 Front St, Quesnel V2J 2L2 Simon Yi ..........800-663-8090 250-992-3126 info@qualityinnquesnel.com www.qualityinnquesnel.com Ramada Limited Quesnel 383 St Laurent Ave, Quesnel V2J 2E1 ............250-992-5575 250-992-2254 ramada@quesnelbc.com www.ramada.com Sandman Hotel Quesnel 940 Chew Rd, Quesnel V2J 6R8 ...........250-747-3511 250-747-0110 gm_quesnel@sandman.ca www.sandmanhotels.com

Restaurants Savala’s Steakhouse 240 Reid St, Quesnel V2J 2M2 Craig/Rebecca Sherstan ............ 778-414-9050 778-414-9055 savalas@shaw.ca www.savalassteakhouse.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Community Futures 335A Vaughan St, Quesnel V2J 2T1 Christine Kinnie .......................... 250-992-2322 250-992-7700 christine@cfquesnel.com www.cfquesnel.com

Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre 500 North Star Rd, Quesnel V2J 5P6 Sue Millership ............................ 250-992-8200 250-992-6866 smillership@quesnel.ca www.city.quesnel.bc.ca Quesnel and District Twin Arenas 500 Barlow Ave, Quesnel V2J 2C4 Lori McKee ................................. 250-992-7125 250-992-9297 lmckee@quesnel.ca www.quesnel.ca

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Billy Barker Casino Hotel 308 McLean St, Quesnel V2J 2N9 ...................................... 250-992-5533 250-992-1103 info@billybarkercasino.com www.billybarkercasino.com

Williams Lake

Hotels & Motels Coast Fraser Inn Hotel 285 Donald Rd, Williams Lake V2G 4K4 ...................................... 250-398-7055 250-398-8269 m.martin@coasthotels.com www.coasthotels.com Overlander Hotel 1118 Lakeview Cres, Williams Lake V2G 1A3 ...................................... 250-392-3321 250-392-3983 reservations@overlanderhotel.com www.overlanderhotel.com Super 8 Williams Lake 1712 Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake V2G 2W4 Jason Park .................................. 250-398-8884 250-398-8270 super8wl@shawcable.com www.super8.com

Resorts/Retreats Elysia Resort on Quesnel Lake PO Box 4069, Williams Lake V2G 2V2 Harmony Bercar.......................... 250-243-2433 250-243-2433 rainbow@elysiaresort.com www.elysiaresort.com

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PRINCE GEORGE CIVIC CENTRE Northern British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere Meetings & Conventions Venue

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UP NORTH Meeting places in northern B.C. offer a breathtaking departure from the office boardroom

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t’s British Columbia’s biggest region by far, home to some of the boldest meeting places in Canada. Welcome to northern B.C., a vast and beautiful area that stretches from the Pacific Ocean all the way east to the Rocky Mountains and from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast due north to the Yukon border. Although this region covers more than half the geographic area of the province, it is home to less than 10 per cent of B.C.’s total population. Still, there’s no shortage of meeting spaces here, with venues that vary from massive conference rooms in major centres to intimate lodges along rugged coastline and fly-in escapes hidden among sky-scraping alpine peaks. The most popular destination for large events in the northern portion of the province is Prince George, known as B.C.’s northern capital. This rapidly growing municipality is centrally located, easy to reach by various modes of transport and, with just over 70,000 residents, likely offers the best selection of meeting and conference venues in the region. The city’s hallmark facility, the Prince George Civic Centre, is conveniently located within walking or driving distance of numerous hotels. The centre boasts a grand total of 11 meeting rooms, not to mention a whopping 60,000 square feet of event space. Also in downtown Prince George, the Coast Inn of the North features two levels of meeting space totalling 8,000 square feet, including eight conference rooms. With event specialists on staff, the hotel can help visiting corporate groups with staging and decorating, menu planning, audio-visual equipment and more. A short distance away, the Canfor Atrium at Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre houses a truly spectacular event space with stunning glass-and-wood architecture that backs onto scenic Fort George Park. This facility can host auditorium or dinner-style meetings for as many as 120 guests.

The state-of-the-art Two Rivers Gallery is perfect for a formal dinner, cocktail reception or corporate meeting | PICTURE BC/RICARDO ALBERTO LIEVA

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UNBC offers excellent event spaces | PICTURE BC/RICARDO ALBERTO LIEVA

The 53,000-squarefoot Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate is a destination meeting space | SKEENAQUEEN CHARLOTTE REGIONAL DISTRICT

Another “Spruce City” facility worth considering is the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), which boasts a range of state-of-the-art, rentable space. The Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre has a 1,500-squarefoot multipurpose room with multimedia capabilities, a media room and parking. The newly opened Bentley Centre includes two rooms; the Canfor Lecture Theatre features seating for 350; and capacity in the school’s conference centre depends on the furniture configuration required. UNBC also offers classrooms and boardrooms for rent year-round and staff members that can help arrange residence accommodation and unique teambuilding events. Also in Prince George, the College of New Caledonia houses the city’s former “Olympic Live” site – a space that’s now used to host special events such as trade shows, industry workshops and career fairs. The venue is equipped with a satellite dish, HDTV receivers, videodistribution equipment, an audio-visual control system, video projector and motorized screen, as well as surround sound, lighting, tables and chairs. Moving west along the Yellowhead Highway, the farming and ranching community of Vanderhoof, located one hour west of Prince George, boasts numerous meeting facilities that can host groups as small as 15 and as large as 300, including the local chamber of commerce, the Community Futures office, the Reid Hotel, Elk’s Hall and the Friendship Centre. One more hour west takes travellers to Burns Lake, where the central Spirit Square can play host to events, celebrations and meetings. Two hours west of Burns Lake is the Town of Smithers, where the Hudson Bay Lodge ballroom can hold 385 people comfortably and the Logpile Lodge, just 10 minutes from town, offers stunning mountain vistas

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Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway is found in Dawson Creek, which has a number of great meeting venues, hotels and restaurants | CITY OF DAWSON CREEK

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The EnCana Events Centre, housed in Dawson Creek’s South Peace Community Multiplex, boasts 4,500 permanent seats and 45 VIP luxury suites | PICTURE BC/PEACE PHOTOGRAPHICS

Heritage buildings at the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village, North Pacific Cannery | TOURISM BC/JF BERGERON

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and a meeting room for 16. Farther west still, in Terrace, a large Sportsplex with several multipurpose rooms and a boardroom adds square footage to meeting facilities in the town’s Best Western and Sandman hotels. For an authentic First Nations experience in Terrace, book the Kitselas Community Hall – with kitchen facilities and a bandstand – and plan a downtime tour to the nearby Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site, where delegates can participate in traditional ceremonies and view petroglyphs. North of Terrace, Stewart offers the only road access to Alaska from B.C., plus a prime spot to see grizzly bears feeding on the annual salmon run. In 2011, Stewart’s Al Lawrence Arena hosted the annual Minerals North conference, which brought several hundred delegates to town; one year earlier, Fort St. John’s Pomeroy Hotel hosted a similar energy event in its 11,500 square feet. Down the road, Dawson Creek boasts a similarly large event space: the EnCana Events Centre arena contains an impressive 4,500 permanent seats and 45 VIP luxury suites. Farther along the Alaska Highway in Fort Nelson, the Woodlands Inn & Suites has more than 2,400 square feet of leasable space, while the Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre includes an assortment of state-ofthe-art spaces for groups large and small. The Northern Rockies Lodge on Muncho Lake boasts year-round fly-in service that includes cabins, a restaurant, fishing expeditions and world-class tours into Nahanni National Park in the Northwest Territories. On the coast, Prince Rupert offers an assortment of meeting spaces in close proximity to exciting tourism and adventure opportunities, including whale watching,

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The Canfor Atrium at the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George can host auditoriumor dinner-style meetings for up to 120 guests | TOURISM BC/JF BERGERON

Book the Kitselas Community Hall in Terrace and take delegates on a downtime tour of the award-winning Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site | ABORIGINAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF BC

ocean fishing and the historic North Pacific Cannery. The Crest Hotel, overlooking the city’s scenic harbour, offers more than 4,000 square feet of bookable space, while the Lester Centre of the Arts seats 700. The landmark Breakers Pub in Cow Bay can accommodate 60 guests. Finally, in breathtaking Haida Gwaii, the 53,000square-foot Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate is a destination meeting space, while smaller venues in the Village of Queen Charlotte, Tlell and Masset offer more intimate coastal settings. Á

Shops housed in heritage buildings line Stewart’s main street | TOURISM BC/JF BERGERON

Burns Lake

Signs/Banners/Flags

Fort Nelson

Fort St. John

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Aleet Signs & Graphics 4805 Access Rd S, Chetwynd V0C 1J0 ...........250-788-3974 250-788-3013 shooks@telus.net

Hotels & Motels

Hotels & Motels

Super 8 Fort Nelson 4503 50th Ave S, Fort Nelson V0C 1R0 ...................................... 250-233-5025 250-233-5030 gm@super8fortnelson.com www.super8fortnelson.com Woodlands Inn & Suites 3995 50th Ave S Box 568, Fort Nelson V0C 1R0 ...................................... 250-774-6669 250-774-6657 sales@woodlandsinn.ca www.woodlandsinn.ca

Econo Lodge Fort St John 10419 Alaska Rd, Fort St John V1J 1B1 ...........250-787-8475 250-787-0533 econolodge@telus.net www.econolodgefortstjohn.com Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel 9830 100 Ave, Fort St John VIJ 1Y5 ............250-787-0521 250-787-2648 info@qing.ca Stonebridge Hotel Fort St John 9223 100 St, Fort St John V1J 3X3 ...........250-263-6880 250-263-6881 infofsj@stonebridgehotel.ca www.stonebridgefortstjohn.com Super 8 Fort St John 9500 Alaska Way, Fort St John V1J 4J3 ............250-785-7588 250-785-1118 gm@super8fortstjohn.com www.super8fortstjohn.com

Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Centre 540 Hwy 16 W PO Box 339, Burns Lake V0J 1E0 Shelley Wall ............................... 250-692-3773 250-692-3701 vc@burnslakechamber.com www.burnslakechamber.com

Chetwynd

Hotels & Motels Days Inn Chetwynd 4401 53rd Ave, Chetwynd V0C 1J0 ...................................... 250-788-3344 250-788-3744 daysinnchetwynd@gmail.com www.daysinn.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre 4552 North Access Rd PO Box 757, Chetwynd V0C 1J0 ...........250-788-2214 250-788-2219 recreation@gochetwynd.com www.gochetwynd.com

Dawson Creek

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Encana Events Centre 1-300 Hwy 2, Dawson Creek V1G 0A4 Lara Anderson .250-795-3334 250-782-7446 landerson@dawsoncreekeventscentre.com www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com

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Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities Northern Rockies Recreation Centre 5500 Alaska Hwy, Fort Nelson V0C 1R0 ...................................... 250-774-2541 rec@northernrockies.ca

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Northern British Columbia Resorts/Retreats Elisi Spa & Wilderness Resort PO Box 6677, Fort St John V1J 4J1 Victoria Olmstead....................... 250-789-9494 250-789-3282 victoria@elisispa.com www.elisispa.com

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities City of Fort St John 9324 96th St, Fort St John V1J 6V5 Sonya Wiebe .............................. 250-785-4592 swiebe@fortstjohn.ca www.fortstjohn.ca North Peace Cultural Centre 10015 100 Ave, Fort St John V1J 1Y7 ...........250-785-1992 250-785-1510 ed@npcc.bc.ca www.npcc.bc.ca

Granisle

Resorts/Retreats Ookpik Wilderness Lodge PO Box 127, Granisle V0J 1W0 Caroll/Helmut Hofmeister .......... 778-373-8793 info@ookpiklodge.com www.ookpiklodge.com

Mackenzie

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce 88 Centenial Dr PO Box 880, Mackenzie V0J 2C0 ...........250-997-5459 250-997-6117 office@mackenziechamber.bc.ca www.mackenziechamber.bc.ca

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Mackenzie Golf & Country Club 472 Cikada Rd Box 1535, Mackenzie V0J 2C0 ...........250-997-4004 250-997-4289

Hotels & Motels Alexander Mackenzie Hotel 403 Mackenzie Blvd PO Box 40, Mackenzie V0J 2C0 ...........250-997-3266 250-997-4675 info@amhotel.ca www.amhotel.ca

Resorts/Retreats Powder King Mountain Resort PO Box 487 Mile 122 John Hart Hwy, Mackenzie V0J 2C0 Jim Salisbury 866-POW-KING 250-984-7507 powderhound@powderking.com www.powderking.com

Prince George

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Tourism Prince George 1300 1st Ave Suite 101, Prince George V2L 2Y3 Leanne Schinkel ......................... 250-649-3202 250-564-9807 compo@tourismpg.com www.tourismpg.com

Banquet Facilities Westgate Grill & Banquet Hall 4366 Hwy 16 W, Prince George V2L 4R8 ....................................... 250-964-2444 bonvoyagerestaurant@gmail.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Alder Hills Golf Course 6011 Giscome Rd, Prince George V2N 6T4 ...........250-963-7500 250-963-0057 info@alderhillsgolf.com www.alderhillsgolf.com Prince George Golf & Curling Club 2515 Recreation Pl, Prince George V2L 4S1 ............250-563-0357 250-563-4136 catering@pggolfandcurling.com www.pggolfandcurling.com

Hotels & Motels Carmel Motor Inn Restaurant & Banquet Hall 1502 Hwy 97 S, Prince George V2L 5L9 Molly Kneeland .......................... 250-564-6339 250-562-0597 www.carmelinn.ca Coast Inn of the North 770 Brunswick St, Prince George V2L 2C2 Klaus Ofner......250-563-0121 250-563-1948 k.ofner@coasthotels.com www.coasthotels.com Days Inn Prince George 600 Quebec St, Prince George V2L 1W7 Steven Gibbs ...250-562-7072 250-562-1768 catering@daysinnpg.com www.daysinnpg.com Esther’s Inn 1151 Commercial Cres, Prince George V2M 6W6 Young Nam .......250-562-4131 250-562-4145 info@esthersinn.com www.esthersinn.com Four Points by Sheraton 1790 Hwy 97 South, Prince George V2L 5L3 Aurora Cozza ...250-564-7100 250-564-7199 aurora.cozza@fourpointsprincegeorge.com www.fourpointsprincegeorge.com Spruceland Inn 1391 Central St, Prince George V2M 3E2 ..........250-563-0102 250-563-0358 info@sprucelandinn.com www.sprucelandinn.com

Restaurants Cimo Mediterranean Grill 601 Victoria St, Prince George V2L 2K3 Carey-Lynn Campioni ................. 250-564-7975 250-564-7965 clcampioni@hotmail.com www.cimos.ca

Universities & Colleges

Northern BC Tourism Association 1274 5th Ave, Prince George V2L 3L2 ............250-561-0432 250-561-0450 info@nbctourism.com www.northernbctourism.com Prince George Airport Authority 4141 Airport Rd-10, Prince George V2N 4M6..........250-963-2400 250-963-3462 lcotter@pgairport.ca www.pgairport.ca Prince George Chamber of Commerce 890 Vancouver St, Prince George V2L 2P5 ............250-562-2454 250-562-6510 chamber@pgchamber.bc.ca www.pgchamber.bc.ca

College of New Caledonia 3330 22nd Ave, Prince George V2N 1P8 Nancie Krushelnicki ................... 250-562-2131 250-561-5876 askcnc@cnc.bc.ca www.cnc.bc.ca University of Northern BC Conference Services 3333 University Way, Prince George V2N 4Z9 Jennifer Studney ........................ 250-960-5520 250-960-5291 conference@unbc.ca www.unbc.ca/conference

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities CN Centre 2187 Ospika Blvd Suite 100, Prince George V2N 6Z1 Glen Mikkelsen .250-561-7777 250-561-7557 gmikkelsen@city.pg.bc.ca www.cncentre.ca Prince George Civic Centre 808 Civic Plaza, Prince George V2L 5T6 Myles Tycholis.250-561-7639 250-561-7737 mtycholis@city.pg.bc.ca www.princegeorgeciviccentre.ca

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Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 3rd Ave, Prince George V2L 3G6 ...........250-564-3568 250-563-0924 hospitality@pgnfc.com www.pgnfc.com Prince George Playhouse 2388 Recreation Pl, Prince George V2N 0B2 Matt Russell ....250-563-8401 250-563-1323 admin@pgplayhouse.ca www.pgplayhouse.ca The Exploration Place 333 Becott Pl PO Box 1779, Prince George V2L 4V7 ............250-562-1612 250-562-6395 admin@theexplorationplace.com www.theexplorationplace.com

Prince Rupert

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce 515 3rd Ave W Suite 100, Prince Rupert V8J 1L9 Simone Clark ...250-624-2296 250-622-2334 manager@princerupertchamber.ca www.princerupertchamber.ca

Banquet Facilities Smithers Golf & Country Club 1200 Scotia St PO Box 502, Smithers V0J 2N0 Jim McGregor .250-847-5977 250-847-5974 smithersgolf@telus.net

Caterers Two Sisters Cafe PO Box 4925 3763 4th Ave, Smithers V0J 2N0 Christine Blair..250-877-7708 250-877-7708 info@twosisterscafe.ca www.twosisterscafe.ca

Hotels & Motels Hudson Bay Lodge 3251 Hwy 16 E PO Box 3636, Smithers V0J 2N0 Diane Nikolic ...250-847-4581 250-847-4878 banquets@hudsonbaylodge.com www.hudsonbaylodge.com

Resorts/Retreats Hudson Bay Mountain Resort PO Box 492, Smithers V0J 2N0 ...........250-847-2058 250-847-5327 inquiry@hudsonbaymountain.com www.hudsonbaymountain.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Venues – Event/ Meeting Facilities

Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course 523 9th Ave W, Prince Rupert V8J 2S9 Moe Hays ........250-624-2000 250-627-4795 moe_the_pro@hotmail.com www.princerupertgolf.ca

Banner Mountainlodge 12753 Babine Lake Rd Suite 3, Smithers V0J 2N7 ...........866-222-8009 250-846-5655 bannermountainlodge@gmail.com www.bannermountainlodge.com

Hotels & Motels Anchor Inn 1600 Park Ave, Prince Rupert V8J 4P7 ............250-627-8522 250-624-8137 info@anchor-inn.com www.anchor-inn.com Crest Hotel 222 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert V8J 1A8 Paula Amorim ..250-624-6771 250-627-7666 paula@cresthotel.bc.ca www.cresthotel.bc.ca Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 815 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert V8J 1B3 ...........250-624-9060 250-627-7759 gm@highlinerplaza.com www.highlinerplaza.com Inn on the Harbour 720 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert V8J 3V6 ...................................... 250-624-9107 250-627-8232 info@innontheharbour.com www.innontheharbour.com Prince Rupert Hotel 118 6th St, Prince Rupert V8J 3L7 ....................................... 250-624-6711 250-624-3288 sales@princeruperthotel.com www.princeruperthotel.com

Regional Convention Spaces Jim Ciccone Civic Centre 1000 McBride St, Prince Rupert V8J 4P7 Rudy Kelly................................... 250-624-6707 250-627-8036 rudy.kelly@princerupert.ca www.princerupert.ca

Tourist Attractions - Major Prince Rupert Special Events Society PO Box 306, Prince Rupert V8J 3P9 Joy Sundin.................................. 250-624-9118 250-624-9218 prspecialevents@citytel.net www.prspecialevents.com

Smithers

Terrace

Community Halls Kitselas Community Hall 4562 Queensway Dr, Terrace V8G 3X6.............250-635-5084 250-635-5335 sdnabess@kitselas.com www.kitselas.com

Golf Courses & Country Clubs Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club 3525 Golf Course Ave PO Box 865, Terrace V8G 4R1 ...........250-635-2542 250-635-4800 svgc2@citywest.ca www.svgc.ca

Hotels & Motels Inn of the West 4620 Lakelse Ave, Terrace V8G 1R1 ...........250-638-8141 250-638-8999 db@coastinnofthewest.net www.innofthewest.ca

Restaurants Bavarian Inn Restaurant & Back Eddy Pub 4332 Lakelse Ave, Terrace V8G 1N8 ..........250-635-9161 250-635-9182 www.backeddypub.com

Venues – Historical/ Themed/Outdoor Heritage Park Museum 4702 Kerby Ave Box 512, Terrace V8G 4B5 ...........250-635-4546 250-635-4536 curator@heritageparkmuseum.com www.heritageparkmuseum.com

Vanderhoof

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre 2353 Burrard Ave Box 126, Vanderhoof V0J 3A0 ...................................... 250-567-2124 250-567-3316 info@vanderhoofchamber.com www.vanderhoofchamber.com

Community Halls

Associations/Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Info Centres

Elks Hall 474 Victoria St Box 704, Vanderhoof V0J 3A0 ...........250-567-4525 250-567-4525

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2379, Smithers V0J 2N0 Heather Gallagher ...................... 250-847-5072 250-847-3337 info@smitherschamber.com www.smitherschamber.com

Nechako Lodge 2500 500 Rd, Vanderhoof V0J 3A1 Josef/Elisabeth Doerig .............. 250-412-2665 info@nechakolodge.com www.nechakolodge.com

Resorts/Retreats

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Company index 47 Mile Sports Complex, 115 100 Mile Lodge & Conference Centre, 115 A Aardvark Armadillo Tents Inc, 62 Aava Whistler Hotel, 70 About Face Image Consulting, 66 Accent Inns Burnaby, 63 Accent Inns Kamloops, 99 Accent Inns Kelowna, 100 Accent Inns Vancouver Airport, 63 Accent Inns Victoria, 90 Accommodation at University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus, 100 Adtronics LED Signs Ltd, 66 Affordable Display Products, 61 Airwaves Entertainment Inc, 62 Alberni Valley Multiplex, 88 Albert Normandin Photography Inc, 65 Alder Hills Golf Course, 122 Aleet Signs & Graphics, 121 Alexander Mackenzie Hotel, 122 Alta Bistro, 70 Amaryllis Events, 62 Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre, 89 Anahim Lake Eagle’s Nest Resort, 115 Anchor Inn, 122 Anco Motel 1998 Ltd, 86 Andrew Watson Design, 61 A New Paige Event, 62 Anvil Centre, 66 April Point Resort & Spa, 88 Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, 86 Art of the Party, 61 ArtStarts in Schools, 67 As You Like It Media Inc, 65 Azorean Catering, 101 B Baldface Lodge, 109 Banner Mountainlodge, 122 Barkerville Historic Town, 115 Bavarian Inn Restaurant & Back Eddy Pub, 122 BBW International Inc, 62 BC Event Management, 60 BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus, 67 BCIT Downtown Campus, 67 BC Place, 67 BC Touring Council, 109 Beach Club Resort, 87 Beach Gardens Resort & Marina, 69 Bear Valley Highlands, 101 Beban Park Recreation Centre, 87 Bella Coola Valley Tourism, 115 Bell Performing Arts Centre, 67 Bellstar at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, 109 Belmont Golf Course, 63 Best Displays & Graphics WEST, 62 Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn, 87 Best Western Northgate Hotel, 87 Best Western Plus Abercorn Inn, 63

Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn, 109 Best Western Plus Chateau Granville, 63 Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel, 109 Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre & Liquor Store, 63 Best Western Plus Dorchester Hotel, 87 Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver, 63 Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge, 109 Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites, 100 Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, 86 Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort, 88 Best Western Sunrise Inn, 101 Best Western Tower Inn, 115 Best Western Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre, 102 Big Bar Guest Ranch (2007) Ltd, 115 Big Steve’s Catering, 101 Big White Ski Resort, 101 Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 67 Billy Barker Casino Hotel, 115 Bisque Restaurant, 86 Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, 89 Blaylock’s Mansion, 109 Blue Crab Catering, 90 Bond Industries, 62 Bonitas Winery, 102 Bowie’s Marketing & Entertainment, 100 Braveheart Event & Meeting Management, 62 Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, 90 Brian Dennehy Photography, 65 Bridges Restaurant, 60 Bright Ideas Event Coordinators Ltd, 62 Bright Ideas PartyHats, 62 British Columbia Institute of Technology, 67 Brock House Restaurant, 60 Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, 69 Burnside Gorge Community Association, 89 Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Centre, 121 C Cambie Community Centre, 67 Campbell River Visitor Centre, 86 Campo Marina Café & Restaurant, 102 Canadian Outback Adventures & Events, 66 Canadian Princess Resort, 89 Canadian Wilderness Adventures Ltd, 70 Canyon House Banquet Room, 60 Cardero’s Restaurant, 67 Carmana Plaza, 63 Carmel Motor Inn Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 122 Carte Blanche Events, 62 Cascades Casino Resort, 66 Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, 108 Castlegar & District Community Complex, 108 Cedar Hill Recreation Centre & Cedar Hill Golf Course, 89 Cedar Wood Lodge Conference Centre, 88 Celebration Fireworks, 62

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Queen Charlotte Islands Celebration on Water, 69 Chaberton Estate Winery, 60 Chase & District Chamber of Commerce, 99 Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, 90 Cherry Point Estate Wines, 86 Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre, 121 Chilliwack Heritage Park, 69 Chris Harris Photography, 115 Cimo Mediterranean Grill, 122 City Centre Motel, 109 City of Fort St John, 122 City of Greenwood, 99 Clarkes Recognition Products Ltd, 66 Clark’s Audio Visual Services Ltd, 60 Clinton Memorial Hall, 115 Club Wine Tours, 101 CN Centre, 122 CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre, 70 Coastal Weddings and Events, 69 Coast Bastion Inn, 87 Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler, 70 Coast Capri Hotel, 100 Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 63 Coast Discovery Inn and Marina, 86 Coast Fraser Inn Hotel, 115 Coast Hillcrest Hotel, 109 Coast Inn of the North, 122 Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, 99 Coast Mountain Photography & Video, 70 Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, 63 Coast Tsawwassen Inn, 63 Colin Jewall Photo Studios Inc, 101 College of New Caledonia, 122 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, 109 Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre Victoria, 90 Comfort Inn Downtown, 64 Comfort Inn & Suites, 64 CommonSkys Conferencing Inc, 90 Community Futures, 115 Comox Golf Club, 86 Concept Audio Works Inc, 102 CONEXSYS Event Registration, 60 Conferences & Accommodation at UBC, 64 Conferences & Accommodation at UBC - Okanagan Campus, 101 CongressWorld Conferences Inc, 60 Corporate Gifts Inc, 66 Cotton Candy Vancouver Inc, 66 Cove Lakeside Resort, 102 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, 87 Craigdarroch Castle, 90 Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce, 108 Crazy Creek Resort, 109 Create Your Own Events Ltd, 60 Creativity at Work, 66 Creatix Studios, 62 Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 67 Crest Hotel, 122 Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, 108 Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, 86 Crystal Lodge & Suites Whistler, 70 CTM Exhibits Worldwide/CTM Strategies, 60

Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, 60 D Danco Tent & Party Rentals, 62 Days Inn Chetwynd, 121 Days Inn & Conference Centre Penticton, 102 Days Inn Cranbrook, 108 Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview, 87 Days Inn Prince George, 122 Days Inn Vancouver Metro, 64 De Armond Management Ltd - Conference & Event Specialists, 89 Decorate Victoria with Huff n’ Puff Party Stuff, 89 Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition, 67 Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, 60 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre, 100 Delta Town & Country Inn, 64 Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, 64 Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, 90 Destination Osoyoos, 102 Destrube Photography Ltd, 90 Devon Knight Events, 65 District of Ucluelet, 88 Dominion Sales & Marketing Services Inc, 62 Don Francesco Ristorante, 66 Doolin’s Irish Pub, 67 Double Shutter Images, 70 Doukhobor Discovery Centre, 108 Downtowner Motor Inn, 109 E Eaglepoint Golf Resort, 99 Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, 115 Econo Lodge, 64 Econo Lodge Fort St John, 121 Edgewater Lodge, 70 Edible Canada at the Market, 67 Effective Leadership Consulting Ltd, 66 Electric Owl, 62 Eleni Floral Design & Décor, 70 Elisi Spa & Wilderness Resort, 122 Elks Hall, 122 Elysia Resort on Quesnel Lake, 115 Emelle’s Catering Ltd, 60 Empire Landmark Hotel & Conference Centre, 64 Encana Events Centre, 121 ePly - Online Event Registration, 63 Esther’s Inn, 122 EVA Office, 101 Eventful Innovations: Event Planning, Management, Design & Décor, 61 Eventstar Services, 66 Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd, 87 Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 64 Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby, 64 Executive Hotel Management College, 60 Executive Hotels & Resorts, 64 Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam, 64

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Company index Executive Waiter Resources Inc, 62 F FACTORIE Experiences Inc., 62 Fairmont Empress, 90 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 109 Fairmont Pacific Rim, 64 Fairweather Cruises & Events Ltd, 69 False Creek Yacht Club, 67 Famous Players Band, 62 FASTSIGNS Vancouver, 66 Fernie Golf & Country Club, 109 Fernie Stanford Resort, 109 Fierro Photography Ltd, 65 Fireside Inn and Conference Centre, 108 Fireworks Marketing Group Inc, 66 Fish House in Stanley Park, 67 Fishpot Lake Resort, 115 Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall, 86 Foster Walker Gifts of Distinction, 66 Four Points by Sheraton, 99 Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 64 G Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, 100 Georgian Court Hotel, 64 Glacier House Resort, 109 Glacier Raft Company, 109 Glen Lyon Inn & Suites, 88 Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club, 88 Glenogle Mountain Lodge Resort & Spa, 109 Glenwood Sports Centre, 88 Go Audio Inc, 69 Golden Area Initiatives, 109 Golden Golf Club, 109 Gowlland Harbour Oceanfront Resort, 88 Grand Villa Casino Hotel and Conference Centre, 67 Grant Signs, 86 Granville Island Hotel, 64 Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, 87 Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, 102 Green Grass Productions Inc, 66 Greenscape Design & Decor, 61 Grouse Mountain Resort Ltd, 60 GR Pearkes Recreation Centre, 90 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 69 H Hacienda Inn, 109 Harbour Cruises & Events, 60 Harbour House Hotel Restaurant and Organic Farm, 88 Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, 90 Harrison Beach Hotel, 69 Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 69 Harvest Golf Club, 100 Hazelmere Golf Course, 63 Hearthstone Lodge, 102 Heidi’s Restaurant & Lounge, 102 Hell’s Gate Airtram, 69 Heritage Hall, 68 Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Cranbrook, 108 Heritage Park Museum, 122 Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 122 Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, 70 Historic Lund Hotel, 69 Holiday Inn Express, 64 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Langley, 60 Holiday Inn Express Kamloops, 99 Holiday Inn Express Kelowna Conference Centre, 100 Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, 60 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comox Valley, 86 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport, 64 Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver, 64 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre, 64 Holiday Park Resort, 101 Honeymoon Bay Community Hall, 87 Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat, 87 Hoodoo Adventure Company, 102

Hoodoos at Sun Rivers, 100 Horne Lake Caves & Campground, 88 Hospitality Inn, 88 Hotel Grand Pacific, 90 Hotel LeSoleil, 64 Hotel Rialto, 90 Hot Wax Entertainment, 62 House of Rose Winery, 100 Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel, 87 Howard Johnson’s Fortunes Landing Inn, 99 HR MacMillan Space Centre, 68 Hudson Bay Lodge, 122 Hudson Bay Mountain Resort, 122 Hume Hotel, 109 Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 60 Image This Photographics Inc, 65 Imagine That Events, 61 I I M Print Promo Inc, 66 Inn at Laurel Point, 90 Inner Eye Photography, 65 Inn of the West, 122 Inn on Long Lake, 87 Inn on the Harbour, 122 Inprint Graphics Ltd, 65 International Special Events Society Vancouver Chapter, 60 Invenia Incentives, 65 Island Gourmet Catering, 89

Maritime Heritage Centre, 86 Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour, 90 Mary Winspear Centre, 88 MB7 Tent & Party Rentals, 109 MCI Canada - Vancouver, 60 MediaPower New Media Communications, 67 Meeting Professionals International BC Chapter, 60 Merritt Civic Centre, 101 Mesachie Lake Hall, 87 Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, 64 Michael J Fox Theatre, 68 Milner Gardens & Woodland, 88 Mission Hills Golf Course, 108 Momentum Conferencing Corp, 67 Monica Powell Event Management, 89 Moose Mulligan’s Marine Pub and Restaurant, 102 Morgan Creek Golf Course, 60 Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 68 Mountain View Conservation & Breeding Centre, 68 MSA Museum Society, 69 Museum of Anthropology at UBC, 68 N Nanaimo Golf Club, 87 Nanaimo Museum, 87 Nasco Staffing Solutions, 62 Nechako Lodge, 122 Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, 109

Oswego Hotel, 90 Ovation Canada Inc, 62 Overlander Hotel, 115 P Pace Group Communications Inc, 60 Pacific Inn & Suites, 100 Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 60 Pacific National Exhibition, 68 Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina, 69 Painted Turtle Guesthouse, 87 Painter’s Lodge Holiday & Fishing Resort, 86 Panorama Mountain Village, 109 Pan Pacific Vancouver, 68 Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, 70 Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, 70 Park Inn & Suites Hotel by Radisson, 64 Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 87 Par-T-Perfect, 62 PartyArt Design, 61 Peach City Management Group, 102 Peake of Catering, 60 Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce, 69 Pemberton Valley Lodge, 70 Penticton Golf & Country Club, 102 Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino, 102 Penticton Trade & Convention Centre, 102 Penticton & Wine Country Tourism, 102 Performance Visual Works Inc, 60

J Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc, 62 Jeff Andrews Photography, 69 Jewel Ballroom & Catering, 60 Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, 122 Jim Jorgenson Photography, 65 Jini’s Gourmet, 66 Jon Benjamin Photography, 65 Jumpstart Sales & Marketing Inc, 62 K Kamloops Golf & Country Club, 99 Karelo e-Services Inc, 63 Karran Finlay Marketing, 62 Kathie Madden Events, 62 Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, 100 Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, 109 Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, 86 Kitselas Community Hall, 122 KKP (Division of Kwik Kopy Printing), 65 Knouff Lake Resort, 99 Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, 108 Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce, 108 L Ladner Village Floral & Gifts, 63 Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, 87 Lake Okanagan Resort, 101 Landsea Tours Ltd, 67 Langley Events Centre, 68 Lanyards Plus Promotional Products Inc, 66 Lea Carpenter & Associates, 62 Lead Generators International Sales & Marketing Group Inc, 65 Le Chamois Whistler Hotel/Whistler Retreats, 70 Legacy Liquor Store, 68 Lemaire & Co Event Management, 62 Lighten Up Productions Inc, 62 LingoStar Language Services, 67 LiveWire Catering, 87 Long Beach Golf Course, 88 Lonsdale Quay Hotel, 64 Lord Stanley Suites on the Park, 64 Lorimer Ridge Lodge, 70 Lotus Land Tours Inc, 67 Loungeworks Inc, 61 Lumby Curling Club, 101 Luxury Transport Inc, 60 M Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce, 122 Mackenzie Golf & Country Club, 122 Magnolia Hotel & Spa, 90 Magnuson Hotel Grace Inn, 115 Marika Productions, 62

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New Rave Productions Inc, 60 Nicklaus North Golf Course, 70 Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort Ltd, 88 Nita Lake Lodge, 70 Nonis Electrical Services Inc, 62 Northern Rockies Recreation Centre, 121 North Peace Cultural Centre, 122 North Shore Community Centre, 100 North Vancouver Hotel, 64 Northview Golf & Country Club, 63 Noteable Entertainment and Events Ltd, 62 O Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Marine Resort, 90 Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, 87 Ocean Resort, 86 Oceanside Tourism - Parksville & Qualicum Beach, 87 Ocean Wilderness Inn, 88 Okanagan Limousine Inc, 101 Oktoberfest Enterprises Organizers & Décor Rentals, 62 Old Courthouse Inn, 69 Old Mill Boathouse, 68 Old Salzburg Restaurant, 109 Olympic View Golf Club, 89 Ookpik Wilderness Lodge, 122 OPUS Hotel Vancouver, 64

Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier, 64 Pleasant Valley Social Centre Hall, 87 PNH Solutions, 62 Poco Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Centre, 64 Podollan Inn, 102 Poets Cove Resort & Spa, 88 Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce, 88 Powder King Mountain Resort, 122 Powder Springs Inn, 109 Powell River Town Centre Hotel, 69 Predator Ridge Resort, 102 Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm, 102 Prestige Hotel Vernon, 102 Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson, 109 Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook, 108 Prince George Airport Authority, 122 Prince George Chamber of Commerce, 122 Prince George Civic Centre, 122 Prince George Golf & Curling Club, 122 Prince George Native Friendship Centre, 122 Prince George Playhouse, 122 Prince of Whales Whale Watching and Marine Adventure Charters, 67 Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course, 122 Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce, 122 Prince Rupert Hotel, 122 Prince Rupert Special Events Society, 122

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Company index Princeton Pub & Grill, 66 Purcell Mountain Lodge, 109 Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery, 109 Q Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort, 99 Quails’ Gate Winery, 102 Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 88 Quality Hotel Vancouver - The Inn at False Creek, 64 Quality Inn Castlegar, 108 Quality Inn Merritt, 101 Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel, 121 Quality Inn & Suites, 115 Quality Resort Bayside, 87 Quantum Leaps Lodge and Retreats, 109 Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, 88 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salons, 68 Quesnel and District Twin Arenas, 115 Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre, 115 Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce, 115 Quesnel Golf Club, 115 Quesnel Seniors Centre, 115 Quest University Canada, 70 Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 63 R Radium Resort, 109 Ralph Rinke Photographer, 65 Ramada Inn & Suites, 102 Ramada Limited Quesnel, 115 Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre, 69 Rare Affairs Meeting & Event Planning Services, 62 Red Mountain Ski Resort, 109 Red Robinson Show Theatre, 68 Red Rocket Creative Strategies, 61 Red Willow Guest Ranch, 115 Reeltime Videoworks, 65 reFresh Events, 61 Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 64 Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown, 64 Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, 109 Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre, 109 Reynolds Hotel, 115 Richmond Olympic Oval, 68 Ricky’s All-Day Grill, 87 Rivercorp, 86 River Rock Casino Resort, 66 Robert J Scott Productions, 61 RockRidge Canyon, 102 Rocky Mountaineer, 68 Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel, 64 Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 60 Rossland Chamber of Commerce, 109 Rotary Centre for the Arts, 101 Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 68 Royal Alexandra Hall - Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, 108 Royal BC Museum, 90 Ruby Lake Resort Ltd, 69 S Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 88 Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club, 102 Sagebrush Theatre, 100 Samco Printers Ltd, 65 Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, 68 Sandbox Sign Group, 66 Sandman Hotel Inn Castlegar, 108 Sandman Hotel Langley, 64 Sandman Hotel Quesnel, 115 Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna, 100 Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, 64 Sandman Hotel Victoria & Shark Club Bar & Grill, 90 Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport, 64 Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites Langley, 64 Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort, 101 Savala’s Steakhouse, 115 Science World at Telus World of Science, 68 Scotiabank Dance Centre, 68

Scotiabank Theatre, 68 Sea Mill Productions Ltd, 89 Seasons in the Park, 68 Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc, 60 Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce, 69 Seclusion Bay Resort, 102 Selkirk Inn, 109 SFU Harbour Centre, 68 SFU Segal Building, 68 Shady Shores Beach Resort, 86 Shangri-La Hotel, 60 Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, 64 Shawn Lam Video Inc, 67 Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, 88 Shearwater Resort & Marina, 66 Shepa Learning Company, 66 Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 64 Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 65 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 65 Shop the Valley Destination Management, 100 Showtime Event & Display, 62 Shuswap Tourism, 102 Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa, 88 Sid Williams Theatre, 87 Simon Fraser University - Meeting, Event and Conferences, 68 Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club, 122 Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, 122 Smithers Golf & Country Club, 122 Sonoran Estate Winery, 102 Sooke Flower House, 88 Sooke Harbour House Hotel Spa Restaurant, 88 South Okanagan Events Centre, 102 Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Hotel, 102 Spets Association Services, 65 Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, 102 SpringTide Whale Tours & Charters, 90 Spruceland Inn, 122 Squamish Adventure Centre, 70 Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, 70 Stagevision Inc, 60 St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, 108 Stirling Ward Photographic Design, 65 Stonebridge Hotel Fort St John, 121 Strategin Solutions, 70 Strathcona Park Lodge, 86 St Regis Hotel, 65 Summerland Golf & Country Club, 102 Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa, 102 Sun Lotus Yogic Life Center, 87 Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, 87 Super 8 Fort Nelson, 121 Super 8 Fort St John, 121 Super 8 Invermere, 109 Super 8 Williams Lake, 115 Surrey Arts Centre, 68 Surrey Board of Trade, 68 Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club, 60 SW Audio Visual, 100 Synergy Events Inc, 100 T Take Five Café & Catering, 60 Tall Timber Golf Course, 63 Target Specialty Advertising, 62 TC Transcontinental Printing - Vancouver, 65 Team Academy, 67 Terminal City Club, 60 Terra Nostra Guest Ranch, 115 Tesla Enterprises Ltd, 62 Textile Image Inc. (The Flag Shop Head Office), 66 The Balloonery, 61 The Cellar Nightclub, 68 The Centre at Naramata, 101 The Corporate Yacht, 69 The Cumbrian Inn, 115 The Dean on Nimpo, 115 The Exploration Place, 122 The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 70 The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 65 The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, 65 The Fairmont Waterfront, 65 The Good Knight Inn, 99 The Hills Health & Guest Ranch, 115 The Imperial, 68 The Port Theatre, 87

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The Quamichan Inn, 87 The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, 69 The Robert Bateman Centre, 90 The Roxy Cabaret, 68 The Slide Farm, 65 The Sutton Place Hotel, 65 The Sylvia Hotel, 65 The Teahouse Restaurant, 68 The Union Club of British Columbia, 90 The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, 65 The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort, 90 The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, 89 The Westin Resort & Spa, 70 Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre, 100 Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, 100 Thompson Rivers University, 100 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre, 87 TM Events, 62 Tourism Abbotsford, 69 Tourism Burnaby, 68 Tourism Cowichan, 87 Tourism Fernie, 109 Tourism Kamloops, 99

Vancouver Art Gallery, 60 Vancouver Civic Theatres, 68 Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism Region, 60 Vancouver Convention Centre, 68 Vancouver Cruises Ltd, 69 Vancouver International Film Centre, 68 Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 87 Vancouver Lookout, 65 Vancouver Maritime Museum, 69 Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, 65 Vancouver Nature Adventures Inc, 67 Vancouver Rowing Club, 60 Vancouver TheatreSports League, 62 Vancouver Trolley Company Ltd, 60 Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre, 122 Venue West Conference Services Ltd, 61 Vernon Golf & Country Club, 102 Victoria Conference Centre, 90 Victoria Golf Club, 89 Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites, 90 Village Green Hotel, 102 VIP Video Inc, 65 Visualize Productions, 65

Whistler skier

Tourism Port Hardy, 88 Tourism Prince George, 122 Tourism Richmond, 61 Tourism Sun Peaks, 102 Tourism Ucluelet, 89 Tourism Vancouver Island, 87 Tourism Vancouver - The Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau, 60 Tourism Vernon, 102 Tourism Victoria Visitors & Convention Bureau, 89 Tradex - Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre, 69 Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, 109 Translation Services, 67 Travelodge Duncan, 87 Travelodge Nanaimo, 87 Travelodge Parksville, 87 Truffles Fine Foods, 60 Turner Media Canada Ltd, 60 Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, 115 Two Sisters Cafe, 122 U UBC Alma Mater Society, 68 UBC Robson Square, 68 Ultimate Outdoor Adventures Ltd, 62 University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, 90 University of Northern BC Conference Services, 122 University of Victoria, 89 Vancouver Aquarium, 60 V V at Earls Yaletown, 68

W Wall Translation Services, 67 Walnut Beach Resort, 101 Watermark Beach Resort, 101 Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, 60 Wesbild Centre, 102 West Coast Reproduction Centres Ltd, 65 West Coast Suites at UBC, 65 West Coast Wilderness Lodge Resort, 69 Western Financial Place, 108 Westgate Grill & Banquet Hall, 122 Westin Grand Vancouver, 65 Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport, 65 West Shore Chamber of Commerce, 89 Whistler Blackcomb Mountain, 70 Whistler Chamber of Commerce, 69 Whistler Conference Centre, 70 Whistler Cooks! Catering Co, 70 Whistler Golf Club, 70 White Rock Boathouse, 66 Wilson’s Transportation Ltd, 89 WindWord Communications Inc - for Gail Hulnick, 66 Winston Lodge & Spa, 109 WIT Marketing Media & Events, 65 Woodland Caribou Resort, 115 Woodlands Inn & Suites, 121 Wyndham’s Super 8 West Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center, 102 Y Youbou Community Hall, 90 Z Ziptrek Ecotours, 70

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