ABEA 31st Annual Conference May

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Reaching New Heights
Trickle Creek Residence Inn by Marriott Kimberley BC
Registration Fee (due by April 15, 2008)....................................................... Early Bird Registration (before March 31, 2008) .......................................... $295 $275

Book your room by April 8. Call Jill at the Group Sales Office at 1-877-282-1200 ext 6745; please refer to the ABEA Conference. Room details are on page 4.

Hosted by College of the Rockies
Office Administration & Technology Faculty

Local Golf Courses Golf Packages: Trickle Creek, Bootleg Gap, St. Eugene, Kimberley, BC

Casino of the Rockies

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration and Beer and Bites

Friday, May 9

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and continued registration

9:15 – 10:15

Keynote Speaker – Bob Johnstone – Seeking New Summits
Johnstone & Associates Education and Management Consulting Services, Kimberley, BC For the past 18 years Bob has consulted with clients in the public, private, and voluntary sectors in BC, Alberta and NWT. In his first career that lasted 24 years, he served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in BC public schools. For 8 years spanning the two careers he was an adjunct professor in Gonzaga University's master's program. He is currently in the process of seeking a new summit to challenge.

10:15 – 10:45

Beverage Break

10:15 – 2:30

Publishers’ Displays

10:45 – 11:45

Session #1 Marilyn Christianson Bringing Youth into Leadership

Session #2 Kathy Bonell – Rewards and Risks of International Instruction

11:45 – 1:15

Lunch Buffet in Kelsey’s Restaurant

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Session #3 Jeff Cooper – Capture It! A presentation on macrophotography – appreciating and focusing on life’s details. Bring your digital camera, comfortable footwear, and your coat with you.

Session #4 Jani Vogell – Posture It! An introduction to yoga postures intended primarily to restore and maintain a practitioner's well-being and improve the body's flexibility and vitality.

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Friday, May 9

2:15 – 2:30

Beverage Break

2:30 – 4:30

Session 5 Wine Appreciation with Suzanne McAllister Join Suzanne for a sensory examination and evaluation of wine. Gain useful tips for wine characteristics and selection. This session will be informative and fun!

Session 6 No-host activities  Golf at a local course  Visit the Casino of the Rockies  Shop at the Kimberley Platzl  Take a walk on the mountain  Relax and enjoy the scenery

6:00

No host cocktails at the Bauern Haus

6:30 – 9:00

Bavarian Dinner Feast

Saturday, May 10

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Donna McArthur, DC – Moving Forward into Wellness Dr. McArthur provides a dynamic presentation that is an essential for those looking to make positive life changes. The mind is a very powerful tool in our quest for balance – learn how to make it work for you! You will hear the newest scientific information available about how to keep our physical bodies healthy as well as the importance of being passionate about living! This presentation will leave you both motivated and empowered to make immediate positive changes in your life.

10:15 – 10:30

Beverage Break

10:30 – 11:45

ABEA Annual General Meeting

11:45 - 1:00

Lunch and Farewells

Accommodations
Conference participants are required to make their own reservations at the hotel. Room options are as follows: Studio Suite: This suite includes a king size bed, an open living area with a TV, sofa bed, gas fireplace, and a full size kitchen, with or without a balcony. $135.00 + 15% tax (based on double occupancy) One Bedroom: This suite includes a king size bed in a separate bedroom with a TV, a separate living area with TV, sofa bed, gas fireplace, balcony and full size kitchen. $135.00 + 15% tax (based on double occupancy) Two Bedroom: This suite includes a king size bed in the first bedroom a queen size bed in the second bedroom, TV in each bedroom, two bathrooms, a separate living area with a TV and sofa bed, gas fireplace, full size kitchen and balcony. $255.00 + 15% tax (based on quadruple occupancy) Polaris Lodge – 6 One-bedroom suites and 4 -Lock off rooms @ $100 + taxes Please note: $20.00/night charged for each extra adult guest in suite The Residence Inn offers a complimentary hot daily breakfast, two outdoor hot tubs, outdoor heated swimming pool on a heated deck, fitness facility, locker storage, BBQ area, laundry facilities, gift/convenience shop and Kelsey’s Restaurant – Bar and Grill. King beds can be split into two twin beds upon request. Please include this request in your rooming list. ***Please note that all reservations are to be made directly through Jill in the Group Sales Office at 1-877-282-1200 ext 6745 please refer to the ABEA Conference. If you get voice mail, leave your full name and phone number; you will receive a return call.*** Our block of rooms will only be held until April 8, 2008; please be sure to book before the deadline.

Directions: Aim your car or plane for the BC Rocky Mountains; you’re coming west this year! From the north:  Highway 93/95 will take you south from the TransCanada Highway.  The highway will change to 95A near Wasa – don’t turn left at the intersection. Slow down for the railway crossing; the bump is bigger than it looks.  When you get to Kimberley’s only set of traffic lights, go straight through and follow the signs and winding road up the mountain to the Kimberley Alpine Resort.  Turn right and right again at the sign for the Residence Inn. From the east:  Follow highway 3 to towards Cranbrook.  Exit right at the junction just before Cranbrook, following the signs for the airport and Kimberley.  When you get to Kimberley’s only set of traffic lights, turn left and follow the signs and winding road up the mountain to the Kimberley Alpine Resort.  Turn right and right again at the sign for the Residence Inn. From the airport  Drive out of the airport to the highway and turn right.  When you get to Kimberley’s only set of traffic lights, turn left and follow the signs and winding road up the mountain to the Kimberley Alpine Resort.  Turn right and right again at the sign for the Residence Inn.

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REGISTRATION FORM
Name ___________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________ Province ________Postal Code ___________ E-mail ___________________________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________ Institution _____________________ Teaching Area ______________________________ Choose your sessions: 10:45 - 11:45 Bringing Youth into Leadership  OR Rewards and Risks of International Instruction  1:15 - 2:15 2:30 - 4:30 Capture It!

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Posture It! No Host Activities

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Wine Appreciation

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The registration fee covers registration and all meals from Thursday evening (beer and bites) through Saturday lunch. Registration Fee - $295 Early Bird Registration – before March 31 - $275 ABEA Conference Fees: Conference Fee Optional: Extra Friday Evening Dinner Ticket ($50) Extra Complete Meal Ticket Package ($140) includes beer & bites Total Fees Book your room by April 8, 2008. Mail this completed form by April 15, 2008, to: ABEA Conference 2008, c/o Joan Kaun, College of the Rockies, 2700 College Way, Cranbrook, BC V1C 5L7 or Fax to (250) 489-1790 Make cheque payable to College of the Rockies $ ___________ $ ___________ $ ___________ $ ___________

For more information: contact Joan Kaun (250) 489-2751 local 8402 or e-mail kaun@cotr.bc.ca


				
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