Special Events

Local Winery Tour

Interested in checking out the great local wineries? Join us on Monday, March 19, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm for an all-inclusive tour of four Kelowna wineries. Tours will include: knowledgeable, local tour guide to educate and entertain you along the way, round trip transportation in a comfortable minibus from the Coast Hotel, all tasting and tour fees at each winery, a light meal to keep you going on your wine tasting adventure, and a guaranteed good time for all with your wine and fish-loving friends.

More details and registration can be found HERE. Hurry, space is limited!

Informal Welcome Social

For guests arriving on Monday, March 19, join fellow conference participants at our conference venue/hotel, The Coast Capri Hotel, for appetizers, a cash bar, and great conversation with old friends and new acquaintances. The Welcome Social will begin at 6:00pm and end at 8:00pm.

Student/Mentor Panel & Mixer

Join Fisheries Professionals in a panel discussion of career paths and opportunities following graduation, followed by a chance to mingle informally. The Student/Mentor Mixer will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 20th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. A cash bar will be available to help stimulate the discussion!

Would you like to volunteer to be on the mentor panel? Please send us an e-mail at afs.wabc@gmail.com.

Poster Session & Trade Show Social

Join your fellow conference attendees on Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (right after the Student/Mentor Mixer) to enjoy learning about the latest research, management, and technology while perusing through the Poster Session and the exhibitor tables at the Trade Show. A cash bar will be available.

Spawning Run and Walk

It’s time for our annual AGM Spawning Run & Walk! This is a fun, non-competitive, 5K event that will start at 11am on Tuesday, March 20th. The race will start near the Coast Capri Hotel. Check HERE for more details and to sign up! You can also select an option to purchase a WA-BC Logo’d Water Bottle!

WA-BC Chapter Annual Business Meeting

All Chapter members are welcome to attend the Annual Business Meeting to be held in Grand Ballroom B on Wednesday, March 21st from 12:00pm to 1:20pm. If you would like to become a member and attend this meeting, you can do so at any time during the conference by visiting the AGM registration table. A buffet lunch will be offered to meeting participants.

Silent Auction

This year’s Silent Auction is going to be terrific thanks to the hard work of our student subunit members and the generosity of many donors. Check out the Silent Auction tables between 5:30pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 21st and remember to bid early and often! There will be a cash bar open to get the evening off to a fun start. Remember, all proceeds go to support our students through Student Travel Awards to attend AFS conferences.

Banquet & Live Entertainment

Enjoy a delicious banquet while we announce the recipients of this year’s WA-BC Chapter Awards on Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. We are thrilled to have Ptriodactyl performing throughout the night. Ptriodactyl is a unique fusion of groove and space. With their effervescent synergy, musical interplay, and sense of humour, Ptriodactyl captivates audiences. This electrifying trio includes Jessica Heaven (vocals), Gavia Lertzman-Lepofsky (violin, she’s a WA-BC AFS member!!!), and Jake McIntyre-Paul (bass). You can check out their bio here: Ptriodactyl Bio.