55th Annual Show Rundown
Here’s the short version of what you’ll need to make the most out of this year’s show, a MUST READ rundown on what’s happening. We’ll highlight some key points and provide tips to make your visit to the River Rock Casino Resort a great experience.
#1 – Pre-Conference Seminar Day Wednesday, February 14th
We’re quick out of the gate with three separate seminars kicking off the program. Partake in either the Micah Woods or CEC seminars and you’re off to Point Grey Golf Course with the option to golf in the afternoon ‘Tourney for Turf Research’. The bus leaves the front of the River Rock Hotel at 7:20am returning at approximately 5:45pm. This is a single round-trip only.
If you’re taking in the Sports Turf Canada seminar, stick around the River Rock for a full day of education and yes, there will be a quiz at the end!
Catch up with friends and colleagues at the first of our social events, the annual President’s Reception, starting at 7:00pm in the River Rock Show Theatre Upper Foyer, just up the stairs from our registration desk. Full package delegates and exhibitors will find tickets in their packages.
#2 – Education, Trade Show and Hockey Game Thursday, Feb 15th
Travis Lulay, BC Lions Quarterback opens our show at 8:30am followed by multiple education tracks. The trade show runs 3:00pm to 6:00pm and you won’t want to miss two floors of exhibitor booths. Just for kicks, we’ve thrown in our Annual General Meeting over lunch.
The Dave Creamer Memorial Hockey Game puck drops at 7:30pm, bus leaves front of the River Rock at 7:00pm returning at 10:15pm, again, one round-trip only. Full package delegates who didn’t opt out will find a ticket with their credentials.
#3 – Education, Trade Show and More Friday, Feb 16th
Our facility tour departs at 8:00am returning just before noon. Meanwhile, multiple education tracks go at 8:30am along with the new ‘Intro Turf Management Workshop’. You can have lunch in the trade show at 11:30am or check out one of two working lunches. Booths shut down at 3:00pm but we’re not done yet. We’ll end with Brenda Robinson’s closing keynote talk, introduce your new Board of Directors and give away some slick prizes.
Wait, There’s More!
- Be sure to peruse this year’s Silent Auction on Thursday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm. Bid winners make sure you come back after 1:00pm on Friday to claim your item as they won’t be shipped.
- Please sign the CEC sheets as they go around if you want to collect points.
- Enjoy the River Rock Casino Resort after the show, our special room rates are extended three days post-event.
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