Events & Activities

Icebreaker – Friday February 22, 6-9 pm

Friday evening an icebreaker reception will be held at the M.J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 W Hastings St) in ICBC Concourse 5. An assortment of appetizers will be provided, plus 1 free drink (beer, wine, pop, water). Poster boards will be available for setup.

Dinner – Saturday February 23

Following the first full day of the workshop, you are invited to join us at the Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street).  The dinner is not included in the registration, but we will be provided with a group menu at a reduced price which will have an assortment of entrees to choose from. We hope you’ll join us!

Enjoy Vancouver in the winter

February in Vancouver is often cool and wet, but there can be the occasional warm and sunny day. Temperatures typically range between 0 °C to 10 °C.

The meeting is being held downtown, so there is a lot to see and do outside of the meeting, such as a walk along the water front or stroll through Stanley Park. If you are able to spend a few days here before or after the workshop, the local ski hills will be in full swing (Cypress, Grouse and Seymour), where you can downhill ski, cross-country ski (Seymour and Cypress only) or snowshoe. If you want to go farther afield, Whistler is about 140 km north on the Sea-to-Sky highway. Be aware that driving times can vary considerably depending on the time of day and weather conditions.

Drink beer

Vancouver is home to a number of amazing local breweries. The Steamworks Brew Pub (375 Water St.) or Malone’s Social Lounge and Taphouse (608 W Pender St.) are both just down the street from the M.J. Wosk Centre, but there are many others to explore.