2019 Fall Convention
Fall convention is November 12 – 15, 2019 at the Edmonton Convention Centre (9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J)!
We have room blocks at several hotels in and around the convention centre in downtown Edmonton. Please visit our accommodations page for all the details.
The event agenda is still being finalized but here is a draft of what we have planned so far:
During the fall convention, we present two awards as well as honor those who have passed away during the year. The awards are:
The Partners Program occurs in conjunction with our fall convention only and is a great opportunity for partners of attending elected officials and municipal staff to socialize and get out and explore the city.
Wednesday, November 13 – Mayfield Dinner Theatre: 10:00 am – 3:30pm
A shuttle bus will take you from the Westin to the Mayfield Dinner Theatre where you will enjoy a full buffet meal while enjoying “Class of ’63: A Rockin’ Reunion”. Join the high school class of 1963 as they celebrate their 25 year reunion, spending an unforgettable night reliving their old stomping grounds, old romances and the music of their youth. 1960-1963 was a time that brought us hot rods, the prom, the beach party and the drive-in. This was truly a golden age with new styles, new found freedoms and most importantly this crazy new thing called rock ‘n roll! The Mayfield is famous for a great time with our holiday season revue and our extraordinary cast will make it a reunion you will never forget! There is something here for everyone, whether it brings back old memories or makes others say what the heck were they thinking! The great artists of the late 50’s and early 60’s will be on display and it will be a rock n’ roll party of epic proportions!
Thursday, November 14 – Rig Hand Craft Distillery Tour, Tastings, and Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
A shuttle bus will take you from the Westin to the Rig Hand Craft Distillery in Nisku where you will enjoy a tour, tastings and lunch. Rig Hand Craft Distillery is in the unique position of being the first craft distillery in the greater Edmonton area. Our family business makes vodka, rum, whisky, gin, moonshine and coffee cream liquor that is locally sourced, produced, and distributed. Our main grain supplier is Schneider Farms, a fourth generation farm located two miles from the distillery. Our products are packaged in a distinctive trademarked bottle that is a replica of the Leduc #1 drilling rig, paying tribute to our rich history of both agriculture and resource development in Alberta. It is Alberta in a Bottle. Our aim is to be a leader in the craft industry and foster partnerships with other local businesses while producing the highest quality spirits possible for our customers. Cheers!
Friday, November 15 – Christmas Cards: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Susan and Brenda will host this hand-on workshop that is perfect for craft lovers and those who love DIY projects. Participants will leave with 3 beautiful custom designed Christmas cards. Light snacks will be provided.
A Night at the Museum – Thursday, November 14
Join your hosts Brownlee, LLP, and RMA and discover the largest museum in western Canada, the Royal Alberta Museum!
During our reception, you are invited to explore all the exhibits in the museum and share in Alberta’s remarkable stories of our past. Join fellow councillors, Brownlee representatives and RMA staff for an unforgettable evening of networking and learning.
The excitement begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 14. Fabulous desserts and beverages will be available in the main lobby. Busing will be available from all hotels to the museum.
We are excited to announce Jeremiah Brown as our keynote speaker. He is one of few Olympians ever to have started learning his sport only four years before winning a medal at the Olympics. Jeremiah’s book, The 4 Year Olympian, spent five weeks as the #1 bestselling sports memoir in Canada. His story has been featured on CBC, CTV, Roger’s Sportsnet, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and USA Today.
Jeremiah seems to operate on four-year cycles of reinvention. From commercial banker to Olympic medalist, from Olympian to Canadian sport leader, and from Canadian sport leader to bestselling author and professional speaker.
Through each transformation, Jeremiah has come to learn the most crucial strategies that make the difference between success and failure. He now passionately helps organizations and people understand how to overcome adversity and adapt to change in their own careers and personal lives.