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Afternoon Tea and Meet & Greet

On Friday, June 30th, we are holding an Afternoon Tea and Meet & Greet between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. In the Victorian tradition, there will be strawberries, cream and scones. Some early Victorians will join us for tea. You will also have a chance to meet old friends and talk to the instructors.

Tea Towel Exchange:

Start planning your contribution to the Tea Towel Exchange! Don’t miss the tea towel display in the The Meeting Place (Village Greens) until the final banquet.

All Registration is now closed. Show entries are now closed.

Conference Dates: Sat, July 1st & Sun, July 2nd 2017
Pre-conference Workshops: Wed to Fri, June 28-30, 2017
Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

The Conference is in VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, which is on VANCOUVER ISLAND (which is a 95min ferry ride away from the city of Vancouver). 



Lace up your shoes…

Lace up your shoes… Only 65 days until the conference begins!

“Huh, what?” you might be asking. It may seem a little premature to lace your shoes for the conference, but I assure you, a little lace tightening now may prove very useful at the event.

The planning committee is thrilled to host the conference on the beautiful University of Victoria campus. The setting is beyond gorgeous, the facilities clean and modern, and the food bountiful and varied. But there will be the need to stroll between your residence room, sessions, meals, and special events located at different places on campus. You will definitely be logging a couple of kilometers (miles for you Americans) during your time with us.

Rest assured that no marathons will be required. We have worked to ensure your onsite travel will, for the most part, take place within a pie-slice of the entire campus. The ground is flat, nicely paved, and clearly lit at night. The campus is very accessible, you won’t need to do stairs unless you choose them over the elevator up to your dorm room (Note: a few of the shorter dorm buildings don’t have elevators, please let UVic housing know if easy accessibility is a requirement for your onsite accommodation)

But we can all use a reminder that walking is a great way to stay in shape. So throw one of your gorgeous scarves around your neck, lace up your sneakers, and take a walk outdoors. A tiny boost in your fitness now may make your conference experience even more enjoyable.

If you have significant concerns about your ability to walk between activities at the conference, please contact us at We will do our best to assist you to meet your needs.

Happy walking!



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