Emily Carr, Victoria Sight Across the Water, c.1937, oil on paper, 55.0 x 84.3 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of J. Ron Longstaffe, VAG 85.73, Photo: Jim Gorman, Vancouver Art Gallery Canadian Property Tax Association, Inc. Association canadienne de taxe foncière, Inc. 41st Annual National Workshop Assessment Values – the Intricacies of Ethical Behaviour 2007 Workshop Message from the Committee Workshop Chair Chair: The 2007 Workshop Committee reviewed countless themes Gilles Fafard, De Grandpré and topics as a possible platform for the 41st annual National Chait LLP Workshop. It is my pleasure to report that the Committee identified one theme Members: that is very topical of late and one of the most cutting edge issues Peter Austin, Austin Real Estate as it concerns the day to day practice of professionals practising Consultants in the field of municipal assessment and taxation. Larry Best, Shell Canada Ltd. The sessions, the speakers and the panel participants have been Jeff Cowan, WeirFoulds LLP specifically selected to offer an in depth analysis of the complex Gerry Divaris, challenges represented by a simple word, with a complex and Divaris Alexander onerous responsibility.... Ethics. Corporation Gilles Fafard, de Grandpré In addition to the main theme of the Workshop, there will be the Chait LLP popular legal panel and market reviews. Speakers will also be David Fleet, Walker Poole addressing particular topics as they relate to the industrial Nixon LLP assessment year modifiers as utilised in B.C. and Alberta. Phil Gertsman, Deloitte & The Workshop Committee has also introduced several new Touche LLP features that are designed to streamline the Workshop, such Harley Harris, Owen Bird Law features see the President’s Reception moving to the Monday Corporation Night slot, leaving an unhurried, post golf tournament Sunday Gil Ludwig, Wilson Laycraft night for socializing. The Cross Canada Legal Panel will be held Viviane Marcotte, on Tuesday morning instead of the usual Wednesday. This CPTA Managing Director modification to the program is to ensure that maximum value can Jim McMillan, Imperial Oil be obtained from this cornerstone of our Workshop and allowing Limited members ample time to discuss the legal issues raised by the Bob Metcalf, Northumbria panellists. Property Consultants Kevin Olmstead, Canadian The Workshop will be hosted at the beautiful Delta Ocean Pointe Pacific Railway in Victoria B.C. This hotel overlooks Victoria Harbour, a scenic Louis Trudel, CN setting that has been described as one of the ten most beautiful in the world. Ex-Officio Members: The Workshop Committee is confident that you will not want to David James, Cushman & miss this event or location and looks forward to seeing you in Wakefield LePage, Inc. Victoria. Brent Muir, Miller Thomson Gilles Fafard Pouliot LLP 2007 Workshop Chair Norm Stickelmann, Terasen Gas differences between these modifiers as they are employed THE THEME in B.C and Alberta. Trust is a valuable asset. It is however difficult to quantify. Being an intangible by nature, trust takes many years to establish and can be destroyed in the moments following THE BENEFITS the discovery of misconduct or disregard for the rules of ethics. The enforcement, expectations and management of ethical Moreover, acceptable behaviour is a concept that varies with behaviour have to be instilled in all levels of any environmental conditions, systems and human perceptions. professional organization. It is not enough in today’s world The protection and enhancement of professional and to pay lip service to ethical behaviour. Organizations must corporate reputations must be preserved as one would be on constant vigil to ensure that they will not be tainted guard a fortune. by the actions of their members either by deliberate act or inadvertence. Ethical behaviour is in everybody’s interest. The implementation of ethical behaviour, the delineation between right or wrong is often a thin line; the appropriate Of late, we have seen or experienced, repeatedly, the fall out way to act or speak is often times obscure and dim. The and the damage that unethical behaviour can cause a Workshop should bring some welcomed enlightenment to company, a professional organization or a government. We what is considered as a relentless alignment with a code of all have a professional and ethical responsibility to fight ethical conduct that affects all. against such unethical behaviour. Many companies and organizations already provide education and training in ethical behaviour to their THE PROGRAM members. The Workshop is an occasion for all of us to This year, the keynote speaker is Marianne M. Jennings, a heighten our awareness of this reality, understand the roots noted lecturer and author on business ethics. Marianne of these principles, the fundamentals and necessity of Jennings is considered as a leading expert in moral, legal regulation and compliance. and ethical behaviour. Implementation and expectation of ethical strategies could Dan Peterson, President of the IPT, will demonstrate that not be effective without a clear understanding of the the mere existence of a strict code of ethics and the school intricacies of ethical behaviour. curriculums that teach ethics are not enough. Ethical behaviour must be monitored constantly in order to insure The Workshop will allow the CPTA members the that awareness of appropriate ethical behaviour is followed opportunity to engage in discussion and debate on this most by members of any professional organization. important business principle, and hear from some of the leaders in this field. It will also act as a reminder to us all We will also have an opportunity to hear from a panel who that we always have to be vigilant in all we do and say. will illustrate different issues relating to the expected ethical behaviour in both the public and private side of the assessment profession. THE LOCATION As an update to last year’s Workshop in Montreal, the Welcome to Victoria – the “City of Gardens” – This intimate, sophisticated seaside City is the vacation capital Ombudsman of Ontario will report the progress MPAC has of Canada and the premiere tourist spot in the Pacific made to date in the adoption of his recommendations Northwest. Victoria is situated on the southern tip of following the Ombudsman’s criticism of MPAC’s behaviour. Vancouver Island and sparkles in one of Canada’s mildest The second day will see the popular Cross Canada Legal climates. This area is the sunniest spot in the province and Panel in action again. The panellists will provide updates on the gentlest in the country in terms of climate, environment, recent jurisprudence, and will provide useful insight on the and lifestyle. Victoria’s unique character is deeply rooted in legal issues that may be looming on the horizon and what its 150-year history – a history full of colourful people and effect these issues may have on our industry. fascinating tales. The city’s British colonial heritage is still We will have an opportunity to hear the view of a Property very much in evidence, but contemporary Victoria has a Assessment Appeal Board, with respect to the ethical issues distinctly Pacific northwest flavour. Today, Victoria is best such tribunals face. known as the capital city of British Columbia, and as a world-renowned tourism destination. One of the most The last day of the Workshop has been designed to address visitor-friendly cities anywhere, Victoria is also one of the Canadian market review. Sheila Botting, who is back by Canada’s favourite places to call home. Greater Victoria and popular demand, will also review some of the larger real its outlying areas now have a population of 300,000, and estate transactions that have taken place over the past year. the one-time colonial outpost is alive with cosmopolitan Following Sheila, there will be an informative panel review dining, superb shopping, a colourful nightlife and a full of the industrial assessment modifiers currently in place complement of cultural offerings.* in B.C. and Alberta. The panel will also highlight the *Thanks to our Vice President, Communication, Mr. Gerry Divaris, for his invaluable assistance with the preceding text. 1 DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Executive Committee and Board of Directors meeting Songhees Suite 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open Lobby / Reception SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Golf Tournament – Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, B.C. Shotgun Start Tee off promptly at 8:00 am – Maximum 120 golfers. Lunch buffet will be served in the Olympic Ballroom. Awards & Prizes immediately following the golf. 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open Lobby / Reception 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Free time for everyone – you will certainly find other delegates at the hotel’s “Lure Lounge” (open until about 11:00 pm Sundays to Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) and/or Spinnakers’ Brewpub around the corner from the hotel (open until 11:00 pm every day). NEW Please Note: The President’s Reception will be held on Monday Night MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration Desk Open Ballroom Foyer 8:00 am Refreshments & Light Breakfast – Admittance by badge. Ballroom Foyer 8:30 am - 9:00 am Opening Ceremonies, Ballroom • Opening Remarks – M. Gilles Fafard, CPTA Executive V.P. and Workshop Chair • Introduction of CPTA Executive & Board of Directors • Welcome from CPTA President – Mr. David James • Welcome from IPT Past-President – Mr. Dan Peterson, CMI • Welcome from Victoria Mayor – Mr. Alan Lowe 9:00 am - 10:15 am Keynote Speaker: Ms. Marianne M. Jennings, Esq., Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ Topic: Thinking About Ethics More Deeply: Assessing the Difference Between Right and Wrong Over the past few years, more companies have restated earnings than at any time in history. Some of those restatements caused the collapse of the company. Decisions on everything from valuation to timing to expenses were often not examined from an ethical perspective and pushed the legal envelope. The indictment of the former Tyco CEO for sales tax evasion in the sale of his personal art works spoke volumes to investors. The question now is, “Can we ever trust again?” The past year has taught us many lessons: Trust is at the heart of good regulatory relations, customer service and investor faith, and at the heart of trust is ethics. This session will explore the importance of ethics for all aspects of business operations and all types of decisions, and emphasize its role in reestablishing trust. In fact, the capitalist system depends upon markets that function properly 2 and such markets require trust and ethical conduct by participants. DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM 10:15 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break Ballroom Foyer 10:45 am - 11:45 am Topic: Unethical Behaviour: its Impact on Practitioners Ballroom Speaker: Mr. Daniel Peterson, CMI, Immediate Past President of the IPT and President, National Bureau of Property Administration, Inc., Chicago, IL The IPT has always been very serious about Ethics. However, despite the strict code of ethics and the inclusion of ethics in IPT school curriculums, a few IPT members have succumbed to the temptations that surround many property tax professionals daily. This session will highlight how IPT and its membership worked together to confront ethical problems. How did IPT handle the ethics issue that hit close to home? How did IPT heighten the awareness of its membership to its strict code of ethics? What has IPT done to stress the seriousness of ethics on our profession? 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch – Admittance by badge. Harbour Room 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Registration Desk Open Ballroom Foyer 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Topic: Ethical Behaviour – Public/Private Side of the Assessment Ballroom Community Speakers: Mr. Allan Beatty, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Kelowna, BC Mr. Doug Rundell, BC Assessment, Victoria, BC Mr. Brian Wallace, Q.C., Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver, BC Moderator: Mr. Bob Metcalf, Northumbria Property Consultants, Port Coquitlam, BC Our panel will discuss current issues surrounding ethical behaviour in the assessment community. In an interactive session, the panel will provide the audience with an outline of their respective organizations code of ethics. The panel will also review continuing education programs in place, and expectations they have of their staff and members in raising the bar in maintaining appropriate ethical conduct. The audience will be invited to pose thought- provoking and controversial questions to the panel. 3:00 pm Refreshment Break Ballroom Foyer 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Topic: Getting it Right: The Aftermath Ballroom Speaker: Mr. André Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario André Marin is the Ombudsman of Ontario. As an Officer of the Ontario Legislature, his mandate is to ensure the accountability of government through effective oversight of the administration of government services in the province. In March 2006, he released his report “Getting it Right,” detailing how Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) was getting it wrong, acting more like a cutthroat corporation than an agency responsible for serving the public. His report led the Ontario Government to impose a 2-year assessment freeze and to consider major reforms to the property assessment system. Mr. Marin will give an update on the response to his report and its 22 recommendations and will speak 3 DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM about other examples of Ombudsman investigations, where public agencies and corporations failed to live up to their obligations to serve and protect the public interest. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm President’s Reception – Admittance by badge. NEW (Please see page 13 for details.) Royal BC Museum – Modern History Gallery TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration Desk Open Ballroom Foyer 8:00 am Refreshments & Light Breakfast - Admittance by badge. Ballroom Foyer 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Topic: Cross-Canada Legal Panel Ballroom Speakers: British Columbia: Mr. John E. D. Savage, Crease Harman & Company, Victoria Alberta: Mr. Gilbert J. Ludwig, Wilson Laycraft, Calgary Saskatchewan: Mr. Kenneth G. Love, MacLean Keith, Regina Manitoba: Mr. Michael Mercury, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson, Winnipeg Ontario: Mr. J. Bradford Nixon, Walker Poole Nixon LLP, Toronto Québec: Mr. Gilles Fafard, De Grandpré Chait LLP, Montréal Atlantic: Mr. Michael J. Crosbie, McInnes Cooper, St. John’s Moderator: Mr. Jeff Cowan, WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto Our legal experts will present and discuss an important legal case that has affected assessment in the last year in their respective Provinces. The speakers’ text will provide more details on some of the major cases and legislative changes pertaining to property assessment and taxation in their jurisdiction over the past year. Delegates will have time for questions at the end of the session. 10:15 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break Ballroom Foyer 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch – Admittance by badge. Harbour Room 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Topic: Ethical Issues Facing Tribunals Ballroom Speakers: Mr. Andrew C. L. Sims, Q.C., The Simsgroup, Edmonton, AB Ms. Cheryl Vickers, Chair, Property Assessment Appeal Board, Richmond, BC Moderator: Harley Harris, Owen Bird Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC The view from the Board is something we rarely get a chance to hear about. However, those of us that appear at Board tribunals are always keen to get their perspective. What ethical issues face tribunals in the context of an appeal? What do they expect from the parties who appear before them? How do tribunals approach these issues? This session will help us better understand ethical issues 4 DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM as seen by two senior Board practitioners – chair person and Board counsel. Those speakers are well positioned to address ethical issues “from the other side of the table”. 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Refreshment Break Ballroom Foyer 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm CPTA Annual General Meeting, Election of Officers. Ballroom The AGM will include updates on Chapter activities across Canada, the undertakings of the Board of Directors and the Executive, the operation of the National Office, and other topical issues. Officers for the 2007/2008 term will be elected. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2 6:00 pm Cash Bar Reception – Admittance by badge. Harbour Room / Patio 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gala Dinner & Entertainment – Admittance by badge. Ballroom WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 7:30 am - 9:00 am Past Presidents and Executive Committee meeting. Songhees Suite 8:00 am Refreshments & Light Breakfast – Admittance by badge. Ballroom Foyer 9:00 am - 10:00 am Topic: Canadian Market Review and Exposé on Some of the Larger Ballroom Real Estate Transactions Speaker: Ms. Sheila Botting, Cushman & Wakefield LePage, Inc., Toronto, ON Sheila is Senior Managing Director – Capital Markets Group of Cushman Wakefield & LePage Inc., the largest real estate professional service firm in Canada. She will provide an overview of the Canadian real estate market with emphases on the major markets covering the commercial and industrial sectors. Sheila will also provide interesting insight into some of the latest office buildings that have been slated for development in Toronto. 10:00 am - 10:15 am Refreshment Break Ballroom Foyer 10:15 am - 11:45 am Topic: Industrial Assessment Year Modifiers – British Columbia Ballroom and Alberta Comparison Speakers: Mr. Don Currie, Acting Deputy Assessor, BC Assessment, Victoria, BC Mr. Fumio Otsu, P. Eng., Project Review and Analysis, Bellingham, WA Mr. Peter Christiansen, Alberta Municipal Affairs, Edmonton, AB Moderator: Mr. Larry Best, Shell Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB Costing industrial properties is a challenge facing all jurisdictions. How to modify base costs year over year and the data needed to support that adjustment is key to ensuring industrial assessments are accurate and current. This session offers a look into two jurisdictions – B.C. and Alberta, and compares the approach taken by each to come up with their annual cost modifiers. 5 DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM DELEGATE PROGRAM Timely and informative, this session will look at a “hot” assessment practice issue with a view to giving all of us a better understanding of these costs. 12:00 Noon Soup & Sandwich Buffet – Admittance by badge. Harbour Room PARTNER PROGRAM PARTNER PROGRAM PARTNER PROGRAM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open Lobby / Reception SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Golf Tournament – Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, BC Shotgun Start Tee off promptly at 8:00 am – Maximum 120 golfers. Lunch buffet will be served in the Olympic Ballroom. Awards & Prizes immediately following the golf. 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open Lobby / Reception 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Free time for everyone – you will certainly find other delegates at the hotel’s “Lure Lounge” (open until about 11:00 pm Sundays to Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) and/or Spinnakers’ Brewpub around the corner from the hotel (open until 11:00 pm every day). NEW Please Note: The President’s Reception will be held on Monday Night MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration Desk Open Ballroom Foyer 8:30 am Refreshments & Light Breakfast – Admittance by badge. Songhees Suite 9:40 am - 3:45 pm Harbour Ferry, Scenic Marine Drive and Butchart Gardens Tour with Lunch at the Marina Restaurant. (Please see page 11 for details.) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Registration Desk Open Ballroom Foyer 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm President’s Reception – Admittance by badge. (Please see page 13 for details.) NEW Royal BC Museum – Modern History Gallery TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration Desk Open Ballroom Foyer A free day to spend at your own leisure. 6:00 pm Cash Bar Reception – Admittance by badge. Harbour Room / Patio 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gala Dinner & Entertainment – Admittance by badge. Ballroom WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 12:00 Noon Soup & Sandwich Buffet – Admittance by badge. 6 Harbour Room GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO er by Regist , 2007 t 24 Augus WORKSHOP REGISTRATION Register By August 24, 2007 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEES To be listed on the Delegate List that will be Total Fees* included in the Registration Package, your Early Bird Delegate Fee: (before July 31) .................... $765.00 registration form must be received before Includes complete Workshop Program August 24, 2007. Regular Delegate Fee: (after July 31) ........................... $845.00 Complete the enclosed Registration Form and Includes complete Workshop Program return it with your payment to the National Office, in CANADIAN DOLLARS ONLY Non-member Fee: ........................................................ $1060.00 PLEASE. A confirmation will be sent to you once Includes complete Workshop Program your registration and payment have been processed. Fees MUST accompany registration. Single Day Fee Member (Monday or Tuesday): ......... $425.00 Includes Workshop Program for the day you are registered. Your registration fees can be paid by cheque, VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN Single Day Fee Non-Member (Mon. or Tues.): ........... $530.00 EXPRESS. Provide your card number, expiry date Includes Workshop Program for the day you are registered. and signature in the place provided on the Wednesday Fee Member: .............................................. $210.00 registration form. Wednesday Fee Non-Member: ..................................... $265.00 CANCELLATION POLICY Partner Fee: .................................................................... $290.00 Includes complete Partner Program (excluding golf tournament) Registrations will be accepted upon receipt of payment – all payments must be received Extra Ticket Purchases: prior to September 7, 2007. Full Refund less Extra tickets for any of the events may be purchased administration fee of $50.00 (plus GST) for separately if you wish to include someone who is not cancellations received in writing on or prior to registered for either the complete Partner Program or the August 24, 2007. No refunds after August 24, complete Workshop Program. 2007 – only delegate substitution will be Total Fees* accepted (a substitute must be someone from your Monday Partners’ Tour: .............................................. $115.00 company). Monday President’s Reception: ................................... $100.00 The Association will use its best efforts to incorporate in the Workshop packages and Tuesday Dinner/Entertainment: ................................. $100.00 materials any registration change or substitution Sunday Golf Tournament: ........................................... $135.00 which occurs after September 7, 2007. The golf tournament is an optional part of the program and is not included in any of the above Workshop Registration fees. Golf fees are per person and pre-registration is required. The fee of $135.00 includes green fees, prizes, and one cart per two players, lunch and taxes. You are responsible for your own transportation and club rentals. Please see Page 10 for details. NOTE: Refreshments and light breakfasts served in the Ballroom Foyer are for delegates only. Only partners registered for the Partner Tour will be served breakfast in the Songhees Suite Restaurant at 8:30 am on Monday morning. *All fees are inclusive of GST Business Number: 106865710 7 GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO The Delta Ocean Pointe is a four-diamond resort & ACCOMMODATION spa ideally located in the heart of the city, on the A block of rooms has been reserved at The Delta Ocean waterfront of Victoria’s charming Inner Harbour. It Pointe. Reservation forms are enclosed. is close to many unique attractions including the Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, popular restaurants and entertainment venues. The Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel. Photo courtesy Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel This resort in the city features unobstructed views of the spectacular waterfront and city lights. Pamper yourself at the Spa at Delta Victoria, enjoy a waterfront dining experience in the hotel’s LURE Seafood Restaurant and Bar, or play a game of tennis on the year round lit Tennis Courts. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine has rated the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, one of the “Best Places to Stay in the World” for 10 consecutive years. Victoria’s News Group’s “Best of the City Awards” honoured Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort’s Spa with “Best Spa” for 12 consecutive years. Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 6T3 TOURISM INFORMATION Tel: 250-360-2999 Fax: 250-360-1041 General information - www.tourismvictoria.com Toll-Free : 800-268-1133 Tel: 250-953-2033 • Toll Free: 800-663-3883 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Direct link to the CPTA block booking: Whether travelling by air or sea, getting to Victoria www.deltavictoria.com/cpta and Vancouver Island is scenic and easy. Please identify yourself as being with the CPTA By sea . . . Conference. The room block for the Canadian Victoria is well connected to mainland British Property Tax Association is being held only until: Columbia with BC Ferries who operate daily vehicle August 24, 2007 The Canadian Property Tax Association and The Delta Ocean Pointe are unable to guarantee rates and/or availability after this date. Please be sure to book early for secured BC Ferries. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria space. Delta guest room – Single/Double Rate: $169.00 (plus taxes) (This room rate is being offered three days before and three days after the Workshop, based on availability.) 8 GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO and passenger ferry service between Vancouver and Victoria Clipper – Scheduled daily high-speed Victoria. From Washington State, vehicle and catamaran service (passengers only) between Seattle passenger ferry service is available from Bellingham, and Victoria harbours. Port Angeles and Anacortes. Tel: 250-382-8100 • Toll Free: 800-888-2535 www.victoriaclipper.com British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. – Frequent daily scheduled service is provided (passengers and By air . . . all types of vehicles) between Tsawwassen (south of Victoria International Airport is serviced by direct and Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (north of Victoria), connecting daily flights from cities throughout Canada between Tsawwassen and Duke Point (south of and the United States. Harbour-to-harbour float plane Nanaimo) and between Horseshoe Bay (West service, helicopter service and charter flights are Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo). BC also available. Located 30 minutes from downtown Ferries also serves the Gulf Islands and other ports Victoria and five minutes from Sidney, Victoria in coastal BC. Buffet and/or full cafeteria service as International Airport serves daily flights from well as other amenities are found on main-route ships. Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma From Vancouver to Victoria, the crossing time is Airport, as well as direct flights from points approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are throughout Canada and the United States. Regular recommended at peak sailing times. float plane and helicopter service to downtown Tel: 250-386-3431 Toll Free: 888-223-3779 Victoria is available from Vancouver and Seattle. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria International Airport Authority Prince Of Whales – A truly unique way to travel Tel: 250-953-7500 between the harbours of Vancouver and Victoria. Aboard the stunning Ocean Magic between Air Canada – www.aircanada.ca Vancouver and Victoria, you will have a 90+% chance WestJet Airlines Ltd. – www.westjet.com to view whales and other marine mammals in their natural habitat. The sheltered waters of the Canadian Harbour Air Seaplanes – Toll Free: 800-665-0212 Gulf Islands and the American San Juan Islands have www.harbourair.ca some of the most beautiful west coast scenery to be Helijet International Inc. – Toll Free: 800-665-4354 found. Their crew of professional naturalists will Email: email@example.com provide a fun and educational perspective of the local Howe Sound Seaplanes – Toll Free: 866-882-3252 oceanographic, geographic and cultural features. The www.howesoundseaplanes.com extraordinary approaches of both Vancouver Harbour and Victoria Inner Harbour provide guests with a Kenmore Air Seaplanes – Seattle and Victoria truly unique experience. Dress warmly to enjoy the Toll Free: 800-543-9595 • www.kenmoreair.com ocean air. Pacific Coastal Airlines – Toll Free: 800-663-2872 Tel: 250-383-4884 • Toll Free: 888-383-4884 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com West Coast Air Ltd. – Toll Free: 800-347-2222 www.westcoastair.com By ground . . . Victoria Clipper. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria Bus companies provide daily service between downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport to Victoria. Scheduled motorcoach service is also available for travel from Seattle to Victoria. Motorcoach travel off the island includes ferry service. Please visit www.tourismvictoria.com for details. 9 GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO Pacific Coach Lines – Daily scheduled service GOLF TOURNAMENT between Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport and Victoria via BC Ferries. Sunday, September 30, 2007 Toll Free: 800-661-1725 • www.pacificcoach.com Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, B.C. Olympic View Golf Club is located just 20 minutes CAR RENTAL INFORMATION from downtown Victoria on the savoury southern tip of Vancouver Island. It boasts tranquillity and nature Budget Car & Truck Rental of Victoria with a variety of golf holes that constitute individual Toll Free: 800-668-9833 masterpieces. If some of the golf shots on this target Email: firstname.lastname@example.org venue quicken your pulse, the tranquillity of the Discount Car & Truck Rentals setting should help to calm and centre you. Nestled Toll Free: 866-310-2277 deep inside a pristine Vancouver Island forest, Email: email@example.com Olympic View first impresses as you survey the Enterprise Rent-A-Car horizon from the first tee, where staggered peaks of Toll Free: 800-736-8222 the Olympic Mountains seem to pierce the sky above. www.enterprise.com The seventeenth hole encompasses enough natural beauty for an entire course. From the tee, aim toward Hertz Canada Ltd a 40 foot waterfall that frames the green 417 yards Toll Free: 800-263-0600 away. This signature hole plays through a steep, www.hertz.ca narrow valley past a huge rock column and a National Car and Truck Rentals Japanese garden. Toll Free: 800-446-5322 Tel: 250-386-1213 www.golfbc.com/courses/olympic_view www.nationalvictoria.com Shotgun start tee off promptly at 8:00 am. If you wish Thrifty Car Rentals to set up your own foursome, be sure to indicate the Tel: 250-383-3659 names on the Registration Form. Once all golfers have Email: firstname.lastname@example.org registered and paid (deadline August 31, 2007), notices will be emailed to each one indicating the foursome you are with and the tee off time. The cost of the tournament is $135.00 (includes green fees, prizes, one cart per two players, lunch and taxes). Lunch buffet will be served in the Olympic Ballroom. You are responsible for your own transportation and your golf club rentals. The winning team will be awarded the CPTA Golf Golf Victoria. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria Trophy in the Clubhouse after golf, along with other prizes. Come out and have some fun – whether you are a golfer or not, you are sure to enjoy the natural surroundings and a warm fall day outdoors! 10 Pre-registration Required. GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO Enjoy the gourmet tastes of the West Coast in a PARTNER TOUR – MONDAY, OCT. 1ST spectacular waterfront setting. The award-winning Marina Restaurant is a local favourite for delicious Harbour Ferry, Scenic Marine Drive and Butchart seafood and continental cuisine. With sweeping views Gardens Tour with Lunch at the Marina of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Restaurant Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast for all your senses. A Light Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am in the Songhees Suite, on the Convention Level of the Delta The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer Ocean Pointe. At 9:40, the tour guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and walk you down to the Harbour Ferry Dock just below the hotel. Please dress warmly – autumn weather can be unpredictable and it is always cooler near the water. The jaunty little Harbour Ferries have been operating in Victoria Harbour since 1990. What a wonderful way to see what Victoria has to offer. This 45-minute tour is one of the most popular attractions in Victoria. Along the way, you might meet some seabirds, seals and otters. Hop onboard, enjoy the sea breeze, and see Victoria from a very different waterfront view. Don’t forget your cameras! You will then disembark at Fisherman’s Wharf and take a few minutes to look at the eclectic mix of houseboats. Then, you will board a deluxe Legislature Buildings. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer air-conditioned highway coach for a tour past Victoria’s famous landmarks: the Fairmont Empress, the B.C. Legislature, Beacon Hill Park, and a scenic drive through some of Victoria’s exclusive neighbour- hoods. En route to your lunch destination at the Marina Restaurant, you will hear about Francis Rattenbury, one of the premier architects on the west coast, circa 1900. Fisherman’s Wharf. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria Emily Carr House. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria 11 GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO After lunch, the coach will take you to centre stage. A stunning Butchart Gardens waterfall. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer the Butchart Gardens – the perennial parade of red, russet and favourite of first time and return visitors. golden maples is joined by Just before you arrive at the gardens, you magnificent arbutus and will learn about the legacy of the highly copper beech trees along with successful Butchart family, the founders many dozens of different of this world famous attraction. Upon varieties of chrysanthemums. arrival at the gardens, your guide Don’t forget to visit the gift will distribute maps and booklets. shop afterwards for souvenirs. Complimentary umbrellas will be available if needed. You will be free to The tour bus will return to stroll the gardens at your leisure and the Delta Ocean Pointe at glory in the crowning beauty of autumn approximately 3:45 pm. when the Japanese Garden comes to Butchart Gardens watergarden. Photo courtesy Monika Schaefer Butchart Gardens Japanese garden. Photo courtesy Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens sunken garden. Photo courtesy Butchart Gardens 12 GENERAL INFO GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFO MONDAY NIGHT PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION – Royal BC Museum Reception This event will create a History of its Own ! Enjoy a lively evening of west coast hospitality at the Royal BC Museum, situated just beside the Parliament Buildings, a 20-minute walk from the Delta Ocean Pointe. We have reserved the ‘Modern History’ Gallery which occupies the entire 3rd floor of the Museum. You will be able to stroll back through time The Dixie Cups more than 200 years, to when European explorers began the fur trade with coastal First Nations. The successfully showcasing the exhibits with cuisine that sights, sounds and smells of the past can be so vivid compliments each gallery. It will be a fork-friendly that you might – just for a moment – menu, which will encourage you to sample as you think that you are really there. You stroll through the various galleries. Reminiscing of will be greeted by B.C.’s very own days gone by, step back in time when you enter the authentic historic figure, Klondike galleries that celebrate British Columbia’s rich Kate, a renowned entertainer history, from the H.M.S. Discovery & the from the wild Klondike Gold Haida Argillite Plate. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum Fur Trapping Legacy of The Stikine High Rush days. The Dixie Cups Country, to the excitement of the Gold Band will add more colour with Rush eras & Old Towne’s Cobbled Streets. tuneful arrangements of well Limited guest seating will be provided Ceremonial Masks. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum known standards! throughout the galleries. www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Mod_Hist_Gall/ You will experience a “grazing default.aspx station” dinner format, designed for the RBC Museum, Recommended Dress HMS Discover. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum Casual business attire is accepted throughout the Workshop with the exception of the Dinner Tuesday evening where cocktail attire is suitable. Canadian Property Tax Association, Inc. Association canadienne de taxe foncière, Inc. Suite 225, 6 Lansing Square, Toronto, ON M2J 1T5 T: 416-493-3276 • F: 416-493-3905 E-mail: email@example.com • www.cpta.org Forest Scene Diorama. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum 13 Registr REGISTRATION FORM at Deadlinion August e Assessment Values – The Intricacies of Ethical Behaviour 24, 200 7 Le comportement éthique en évaluation foncière September 30 - October 3, 2007 – The Delta Ocean Pointe, Victoria, BC INSTRUCTIONS: Please type or print clearly. List your name as it should appear on your name badge. Use this form to register ONLY ONE DELEGATE and ONE partner. DELEGATE: First Name:___________________________________________________ Last Name: _______________________________________________________ Title:______________________________________________________ Company: ____________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________ Province/State _________________________________ PC/Zip _______________________________ Phone: (______)________________________ Fax: (______)________________________ E-mail:__________________________________________________ PARTNER: First Name:___________________________________________________ Last Name: _______________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________ Province/State _________________________________ PC/Zip _______________________________ CPTA MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS Cancellation/ (all fees include 6% GST) (all fees include 6% GST) Early Bird Regular Refund Policy (postmarked (postmarked Fee(s) Fee(s) Registrations will be accepted prior to & incl. after Enclosed Regular Enclosed upon receipt of payment – all GST # 106865710 July 31, 2007) July 31, 2007) payments must be received Full Registration $765.00 $845.00 $__________ $1060.00 $__________ prior to September 7, 2007. One Day Full Refund less administration Monday or Tuesday $425.00 $425.00 $__________ $530.00 $__________ fee of $50.00 (plus GST) for Wednesday $210.00 $210.00 $__________ $265.00 $__________ cancellations received in writing prior to August 24, 2007. Partner – $290.00 $290.00 $__________ $290.00 $__________ No refunds after August 24, Full Program 2007 – only delegate substitu- Partner – $115.00 $115.00 $__________ $115.00 $__________ tion will be accepted (a Tour Only substitute must be someone from your company). The Extra Monday Night President’s Reception Tickets ( ) x $100.00 $__________ ( ) X $100.00 $_________ Association will use its best efforts to incorporate in the Extra Tuesday Dinner/Entertainment Tickets ( ) x $100.00 $__________ ( ) X $100.00 $_________ Workshop packages and Golf Fees are not included in any of materials any registration the above Workshop Registration Fees Golf Fees ( ) x $135.00 $__________ ( ) X $135.00 $__________ change or substitution which GST Exempt: ❑ Yes Total Fee(s) Total Fee(s) occurs after September 7, 2007. GST # ________________________ Enclosed $__________ Enclosed $__________ REGISTRATION INQUIRIES: Will you be attending the Monday Night Viviane Marcotte, President’s Reception? ❑ No ❑ Yes No. of people attending___________ CPTA National Office (416) 493-3276 PAYMENT INFORMATION E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org IF PAYING BY CREDIT CARD PLEASE CREDIT CARD: ❑ VISA ❑ AMERICAN EXPRESS ❑ MASTERCARD FAX THIS FORM TO 416-493-3905 PLEASE PRINT ❑ Mail cheque to: NAME ON CARD: ________________________________________________________________ Canadian Property Tax Association, Inc. Suite 225, 6 Lansing Square CARD #: _____________________________________________ EXPIRY DATE:_______________ Toronto, ON M2J 1T5 SIGNATURE: ________________________________________________________________ Photos will be taken throughout the Workshop. These photos may I do not permit the CPTA to publish photos of myself or my spouse. be published in CPTA publications, multimedia presentations and on our website. Also, names of delegates and spouses will appear ______________________________________ on various lists for distribution to all people who are registered for signature the Workshop. Your attendance at this event represents consent for CPTA to publish photos of your image and lists of I do not permit the CPTA to publish my name or my spouse’s name. delegates and spouses. If you do not sign your name to the right, your consent will be assumed and recorded. ______________________________________ signature Butchart Gardens Orca breaching Market Square Long House Emily Carr House Parliament at Night Fisgard Lighthouse Canadian Property Tax Association, Inc. Association canadienne de taxe foncière, Inc. Suite 225, 6 Lansing Square Toronto, Ontario M2J 1T5 Tel: 416.493.3276 Fax: 416.493.3905 Email: email@example.com Giant Sequoia Tree www.cpta.org Top left photo courtesy Gilles Fafard, all other photos courtesy Victoria Tourism.
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