Shaping the future of Aboriginal Tourism

2013 AtBC Fall Stakeholder Forum and AGM

November 5, 2013 - November 6, 2013 , Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler

AtBC is proud to be hosting its annual fall Stakeholder Forum and Annual General Meeting at Whistler's Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. More details will be announced soon but here is what we have confirmed now:

  • Accommodation: AtBC has arranged special group rates of $139 per night at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Reservations must be made by Oct. 11 to take advance of this special pricing. Click here to reserve online or call 1 800 606-8244. Group Code 1113ATBC
  • AGM and Stakeholder Forum Registration Cut Off Date:  Oct. 11, 2013
  • Travel subsidy of $250 for the first 75 AtBC Stakeholder registered

Click here to download the registration form.

Click here to download the AGM and Stakeholder Forum Program as a PDF.

Annual General Meeting

DAY 1 – Tuesday, November 5th 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

  • 8:00 AM AGM Registration Starts
  • 9:00 AM Call to Order

Click here to download the draft agenda of the AGM. 

Stakeholder Forum

DAY 1 – Tuesday, November 5th – 12:00 AM – 4:30 PM

  • 12:00 PM Lunch and networking
  • 1:00 PM   Opening Prayer and Protocol Welcome
  • 1:05 PM   Opening Comments - AtBC Chair Brenda Baptiste/Co-Chair Lillian Hunt 
          - Introduction of the AtBC Board of Directors and staff
  • 1:30 PM  Review of Forum Agenda and Objective, CEO Keith Henry
         - Stakeholders Introductions
  • 1:45pm  Keynote Speaker – EQ for you!  Understanding your best customer - Jane Osler
    The Canadian Tourism Commission’s Explorer Quotient research provides rich insights into Canada’s – and BC’s – best prospective customers. Learn how EQ is being used by destination marketing organizations and tourism businesses for better return on investment in their marketing, promotion and product development activities. 
  • 2:45 PM   Coffee Break/ Networking
  • 3:00 PM   Bank of Montreal Loan Program for AtBC Stakeholders  
         - BMO Representative
  • 3:30 PM  AtBC Regional Training and Product Development
         - Suzanne Denbak
  • 4:30 PM  Adjourn
  • 5:00 PM Guided Tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • 5:30 PM Reception with Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar until 7:00 PM

DAY 2 – Wednesday, November 6th – 9:00 AM –  3:30 PM

  • 8:30 AM Registration
  • 9:00 AM Overview of the day
         - Keith Henry
  • 9:05 AM Overview of Marketing
         - Paula Amos
  • 9:10 AM  Keynote Speaker -  “Framing the Stories” - Kate Rogers,  Public Relations/Travel Media with Tartan Public Relations
         - Travel media relations and how it supports building businesses and the Aboriginal Tourism
           Industry. Getting the visitors to share our stories.
  • 10:10 AM  Coffee Break/Networking
  • 10:25 AM  AtBC Marketing Team “Plus AboriginalBC” 2013/2014
         - Consumer Marketing – Paula Amos
         - Travel Trade – Dana Schoahs
         - Media/Communications – Tamara Goddard
         - New Website – Craig Van der Merwe    
  • 11:45 AM  Destination BC Update
         - Peter Harrison
  • 12:00 PM  Lunch provided
  • 1:00 PM  Regional Stakeholder Engagement Breakout
         - Getting the most from your partnership with AtBC
         - Complete feedback forms
         - Discussion last 15 minutes 
  • 2:00 PM  Informal Coffee Break
  • 2:15 PM  What matters most in Social Media? Melonie Dodaro, President and CEO of Top Dog Social Media
         - How can businesses, small and large, plan, implement and make the best use of social
           media without allowing it to become a huge drain on money and time. What are the best
           ways to reach your target audience?
  • 2:45 PM Informal Coffee Break
  • 3:50 PM Announcement of Travel Trade Event November 7th for Marketing Stakeholders
         - Keith Henry
  • 4:00PM Closing Prayer

Click here to download the draft agenda as a PDF.

Board of Director Election 

AtBC is providing the following information for AtBC stakeholders to consider a Board member application during the upcoming AtBC Annual General Meeting (AGM) being held Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 in Whistler, BC.

AGM stakeholders are invited to apply for the following seven (7) vacancies:

  1. Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region – previously by Douglas Green
  2. Kootenay Rockies Region – previously vacant
  3. Vancouver Island Region – previously held by Lillian Hunt
  4. At Large – previously held by Wade Baker
  5. At Large – previously held by Brenda Baptiste
  6. At Large – previously held by George Taylor
  7. At Large – previously held by Paula Cranmer Underhill

Click here to download the Call for Nominations document.
Click here to download the Nomination form.

Upcoming Travel Trade Event - Explore Aboriginal BC

On November 7th, directly following the Forum and AGM, join AtBC for their annual Travel Trade event in Vancouver! 

Click here for more details on this event.