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Social Activities

Emerging Leader Meet and Greet

June 6, 6 p.m.

Whether it’s your first AGM or you’ve been before, all young co-operators and emerging professionals are welcome to join us for a casual get-together to meet and network before the AGM. Refreshments will be served.

Welcome Reception

June 6, 7 – 9 p.m.

Whether you’re an AGM first-timer or a seasoned pro, the Welcome Reception is a great place to get into the swing of things. This informal reception with cash bar is where you can reconnect with old friends and meet other fellow co-operators. Everyone is welcome to come and explore our exhibit displaying some of CHF Canada’s 50 years of history! No ticket required.

Sponsored by Encasa   

A Crystal Garden Party*

June 7, 8 p.m. – midnight 

One of the most beautiful venues in Western Canada, the Crystal Garden is also an important, historic landmark. Commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway and designed by architects Francis Rattenbury (the BC Parliament Buildings) and P.L. James, the Crystal Garden opened in 1925 with two ballrooms and the largest indoor saltwater swimming pool in the British Empire. In the 1980s and ’90s, the Crystal Garden became home to exotic animals and tropical plants before joining the Victoria Conference Centre.

Join us and your fellow co-operators and dance the night away to a great local live band. If you prefer a quieter spot, move upstairs to enjoy tasty appetizers while chatting with your fellow delegates. Purchase your social event ticket online when you register for the AGM.

AGM Opening and Welcome

June 8, 8:30 a.m. 

In recognition of our 50th anniversary, we’re trying something new at this year’s Annual Meeting: a special Friday morning plenary. This allows us to get together a little sooner to celebrate, to look back at our successes and look forward to what new achievements could be in store for our co-op communities over the next 50 years.

Sightseeing and Co-op Tour*

June 8, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Local housing co-ops may be our destination, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton to see along the way. Enjoy all the sights that Victoria has to offer during this 2.5-hour tour.

Historic points of interest include the Craigflower Schoolhouse, the Glenlyon Norfolk School, which was originally the home of architect Francis Rattenbury, as well as the Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion Craigdarroch Castle and Mile Zero — the start of the Trans-Canada Highway and the location of the Terry Fox statue.

For outdoor enthusiasts, we’ll take in the gorgeous gardens in our “Garden City” with further attractions like Beacon Hill Park, Beach Drive, Willows Beach and the Uplands seaside neighbourhood.

And the architecturally inclined will marvel over the striking Songhees Wellness Centre, the new Johnson Street Bridge that spans the harbour and the splendid Parliament Buildings, a feast for the eyes when lit up at night.

This tour will sell out quickly and seats are limited, so purchase your tickets early through our online registration.

 AGM Dinner*

June 9, 7 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (reception at 6 p.m.) 

This dinner is always a highlight of the annual meeting. Featuring great local entertainment and dancing, it’s also a chance to talk with friends old and new. Guests tend to dress up for this evening.

Note: Your ticket to the AGM Dinner is included if you purchased a full registration package.

Sponsored by Bath Fitter   

*Buy tickets to these events online when you register for the AGM.