|2024 - BCWF AGM & Convention - Kelowna, BC
2024 – AMG & Convention
A Community of Conservation
Proudly Hosted by the B.C. Wildlife Federation and
The B.C. Wildlife Federation and the Region 8 Fish & Game Club welcome you to an action-packed and informative 2024 AGM & Convention with a variety of guest speakers and presenters.
Early Bird Registration: Will be available until January 31st, 2024
WAIT! WHAT? WE NEED YOU AT THE AGM! Because we want as many of you to gather at the AGM & Convention in Kelowna, we've decided to keep Early Bird Registration open until February 20th!
Registration Deadline: March 18th, 2024
Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you once payment has been made.
Notice of AGM
The official Notice of AGM for the 2024 AGM & Convention taking place from April 11 - 13, 2024, can be found on the 2024 - AGM & Convention Landing page.
Draft Resolutions Package
The 2024 Draft Resolutions Package will be released to members in the new year.
Please note: Your accommodations are not included.
Accommodations must be purchased separately. Information regarding the Coast Capri Hotel and the special reservation information can be found below.
AGM & CONVENTION
BCWF Delegates attending the BCWF AGM & Convention can choose from 3-day, 2-day or 1-day packages.
Early Bird pricing is available for the 3-Day package only starting from December 22nd at 4:00 pm, Pacific Time to January 31st, 2024, at midnight, Pacific Time.
The registration form displays the AGM & Convention packages, and on the following page, those who have selected 1-day or 2-day packages can select which day(s) they will be attending.
*If you have selected the 3-day package, there is no need to select which day(s) you’ll be attending, because you’ll be with us for all 3 days.
AGM & Convention Packages*:
1-Day Package $233.00
Early Bird (available until January 31, 2024) $599.00
Regular (starting February 1, 2024) $699.00
*Note – meals and evening events are included for the number of days indicated in the package you’ve chosen.
If you wish to attend meals and evening events on the days you will not be attending the AGM & Convention, you can purchase meals and evening events individually.
You must know that when you’re visiting a place like Kelowna, narrowing down just 3 days of activities for a group can be a challenge! There are so many amazing places to visit and the experiences are endless! Nevertheless, we’ve managed to bring together an amazing local tour company, numerous local businesses, and some amazing volunteers to create a fun, adventurous, and thrilling 3-Day Spousal Program Package!
Included with each daily package:
*Note that should you choose the 1- or 2-day package, meals and evening events are included only for those days you’ve purchased. Meal tickets and evening event tickets are available for purchase on their own for the day you’ve elected not to participate.
Thursday, April 11th – Registrants will enjoy breakfast with AGM delegates at the Coast Capri and get ready to head out on their tour. Meeting at the lobby area, they will be greeted by BCWF Staff and met by their tour guide for the day! The Okanagan is one of Canada’s best-known grape-growing regions, for good reason! There are a wide number of options available to visit and sample the incredible wines produced there!
Beach Bum Tours will meet our registrants at the Coast Capri in the morning and get everyone safely onto the bus for a day of touring local wineries, a local food truck lunch, with opportunities to have great conversations and peruse the winery shops to their heart's content!
Friday, April 12th – We’re not sure who else loves a good day of Thrifting, but we sure do! Once again Beach Bum Tours will be your hosts for the day as you head out to enjoy the shops in Kelowna and the area to search for that rare gem you didn’t know you were looking for!
Saturday, April 13th – TBD
Spousal Program Packages:
1-Day Package $166.00
*Note – meals and evening events are included for the number of days indicated in the package you’ve chosen. If you wish to attend meals and evening events on the days you will not be attending the Spousal Program, you can purchase meals and evening events individually.
*If you have selected the 3-Day Spousal Program, there is no need to select which day(s) you’ll be attending, because you’ll be with us for all 3 days.
Our Youth Members are vitally important to continue conservation and advocacy efforts throughout the province! Getting kids involved at a young age has so many benefits it would be a challenge to fit them all into just one page.
We are so excited to continue to encourage and welcome youth participants to all BCWF events but especially our AGM & Convention. We can’t wait to welcome youth to our exciting 3-Day program this year!
Our Youth delegates can attend the AGM & Convention as either a Youth Voting Delegate or a Youth Non-voting Delegate. Either way, they will be included in member portions of the AGM proceedings, learning more about how the B.C. Wildlife Federation operates and communicates with its members. If they have registered as a Youth Voting Delegate, they will have the opportunity to vote as part of the proceedings.
Thursday, April 11th - Starting with a day of outdoor adventure and archery, kids will be welcomed to the local club by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers! BCWF volunteer Emma Kozub will be sharing her expertise in archery with our participants where they will learn about safety, proper positioning, and how to get the perfect shot with a bow during target practice! This is a great way for our youth to spend time outdoors, learn a new skill (or practice and share their knowledge if they’re already familiar with the sport), and make new friends!
Friday, April 12th - Shooting Sports can enhance youths' hand-eye coordination, increase their confidence, and teach them more about safety and risk assessment in the outdoors. On this day, our skilled volunteers will lead our participants through a safety brief regarding firearms, and shooting range safety, and then guide them through the process to successfully hit their targets. The participants will learn and have fun together fostering the ‘Community for Conservation’.
Saturday, April 13th - By day 3, if the participants haven’t created a CORE memory over the past 2 days, they sure will on Saturday! Fishing from a boat is an experience that many kids growing up in an urban setting won’t have the opportunity to experience. Today the participants of the Youth Program will gather with volunteers and their watercraft to take the kids on an adventure on the lake. The youth will learn about safety on the water, be fitted with lifejackets, fishing rods, and bait, and head out for some fishing! The registration form displays the Youth Program packages, and on the following page, those who have selected 1-Day or 2-Day packages can select which day(s) they will be attending.
Included with each daily package:
*If you have selected the 3-Day package, there is no need to select which day(s) you’ll be attending, because you’ll be with us for all 3 days.
*Parents/guardians will be required to read and sign a waiver for each participant they register. Waivers will be provided on-site.
*An alternate agenda will be available should we encounter weather on the days listed above. Participants, parents, or guardians will be given notice as soon as possible.
Youth Program Packages*:
1-Day Package $99.00
*Note – meals and evening events are included for the number of days indicated in the package you’ve chosen. If you wish to attend meals and evening events on the days you will not be attending the Youth Program, you can purchase meals and evening events individually.
B.C. Wildlife Federation – Evening Events
*Note: Evening event tickets are included when you purchase the packages above. If you purchase 1 or 2-day packages, evening events are included for those days only and extra tickets must be purchased if you wish to attend an evening event for the additional day.
Meet & Greet – Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 – Included with all Packages
The Meet & Greet will take place the night before the AGM & Convention commences and is included with all packages.
This event allows our delegates and their families to meet and speak with the BCWF’s dedicated Board of Directors, BCWF staff, and other delegates from around the province.
Enjoy hors d’hoeuvres, drinks from the cash bar, and an evening celebrating the BCWF community of conservation.
Location: Coast Capri Hotel - Ballroom Foyer - Time TBA
Club Fun Night – Thursday, April 11th, 2024
Hosted by the Region 8 Fish & Game Club and held at the Kelowna Fish & Game Club, be prepared to have a great time with awesome food and lots of opportunities to win some amazing prizes.
Space is limited so if you need extra tickets, please make sure you book them now!
Location: Kelowna Fish & Game Club
Individual Tickets $99.00
B.C. Wildlife Federation Banquet & Fundraiser – Friday, April 12th, 2024
The Banquet & Fundraiser will provide an opportunity for the larger community to come together for wildlife and conservation.
While details about this fun evening are still coming together, know that our Planning Committee has a wealth of experience planning fundraising events and this night is sure to entertain and give some excellent opportunities to win big, both for yourself and for conservation in BC.
Location: Coast Capri Hotel Ballroom
Individual Tickets $150.00/person
Community of Conservation Table – 8 seats -
B .C. Wildlife Federation Awards Gala – Saturday, April 13th, 2024
The B.C. Wildlife Federation is proud of the hard work of its volunteers, staff, and members.
The Awards Gala honours this hard work and celebrates the passion that we share for conservation, wildlife, and living a subsistence lifestyle.
Many of the awards have a long history, some of which have been awarded since before the Federation became the Federation. We’re looking forward to continuing this time-honoured tradition.
Information about the Awards and Nominations process can be found here: https://bcwf.bc.ca/awards/
Location: Coast Capri Hotel Ballroom
Please continue scrolling for accommodation and booking information.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - AGM & CONVENTION
Location: Coast Capri Hotel - Reservation Code - CCH-GFC29409
Wednesday, April 10th – Meet and Greet Reception – Free Event for Delegates at the Coast Capri Hotel
Thursday, April 11th – Opening Ceremonies, President's Address, Nomination Committee Report, Draft Resolutions Presentation, Plenary and Breakout Sessions, Club Fun Night
Friday, April 12th – Call for Nominations, Draft Resolutions Presentation, Closed Session (BCWF Delegates and Registered Members Only) Plenary and Breakout Sessions, BCWF Banquet & Fundraiser
Saturday, April 13th – BCWF Life Member and Youth Delegate Breakfast, Final Call for Nominations, Draft Resolutions Presentation, Closed Session (BCWF Delegates and Registered Members Only), Introduction of Candidates, Elections, Awards Gala
Please note: The agenda is subject to change.
Accommodation is not included with registration. AGM Delegates may arrange their own accommodation or take advantage of SPECIAL BCWF ROOM RATES at the following hotel:
Reservations can be made by phone using 1.800.663.1144 and the code CCH-GFC29409 to book or mention the B.C. Wildlife Federation. Otherwise, visit the Coast Capri Hotel website to book: https://www.coasthotels.com/coast-capri-hotel
Select the dates of your stay. For your convenience, rooms have been blocked for BCWF starting on Wednesday, April 10th for guests arriving early but you can select the appropriate number of days for your own booking.
Should you require a vehicle rental to either get to or get around in Kelowna, consider reserving a rental with Budget!
Preferred Rates for B.C. Wildlife Federation Attendee to the 2024 AGM & convention in Kelow from April 11 - 13 are as follows:
To make a reservation using these preferred rates, please call Budget's Customer Service Department at 1-888-368-7368 and quote BCD#A800600.
The above rates are valid at the following BC Budget locations:
Campbell River - Comox - Courtenay - Cranbrook - Duncan - Kamloops - Kelowna - Nanaimo - Parksville - Penticton - Port Alberni - Port Hardy - Vernon - Victoria
Please ensure that you read this information carefully as this determines your voting status for the AGM & Convention.
1. VOTING MEMBERS (must be B.C. Wildlife Federation Members in good standing). All voting members can register for a 3-Day AGM Registration which includes all evening events and meals. Additional tickets can be purchased for evening events if you would like to bring guests who are not already attending the AGM & Convention.
Voting – CLUB Delegate
Voting – DIRECT Member
The Executive Committee of the Federation will review applicants from the Direct Members and select delegates up to the eligible number as set out in the voting entitlement in BCWF By-Law 7.2. The deadline for Direct Members to apply to attend the AGM & Convention is March 18, 2024.
Voting – REGIONAL Delegate
Voting – YOUTH Delegate
2. NON-VOTING MEMBERS (must be BCWF Members in good standing). All non-voting members can register for a 3-Day Registration which includes all evening events and meals. Additional tickets can be purchased for evening events. Additional tickets can be purchased for evening events if you would like to bring guests who are not already attending the AGM & Convention.
Non-Voting - CLUB Delegate
Non-Voting - DIRECT Member
Non-Voting - LIFE Member
Non-Voting YOUTH Delegate
Once you have determined your Registration Type, please continue to the Registration Form on the following page. You will be able to select registration options and packages as you continue through the form.
Can I register for more than one person at a time?
Yes, you can. At the bottom of the first page of the registration form, you will see the option to "Save & Add New Registrant". Select that option to add the name, address, and information for each additional registrant.
What if I don't want to go to all 3 days of the AGM & Convention but want to go to one of the evening events?
You can do that! As you progress through the registration form, you can choose the AGM days you wish to attend, and then under "Additional Items" choose the evening event you wish to attend. *Same for the Spousal and Youth Programs.
NOTE : The BCWF reserves the right to refuse admission to the Annual General Meeting and Convention including associated offsite events, to anyone who could bring the BCWF into disrepute.
If you have questions regarding the registration process or the AGM & Convention, please contact the B.C. Wildlife Federation office at 1-888-881-2293 or email email@example.com .
BC Wildlife Federation
101 - 9706 188 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 3M2