Civ X 2019-November 28, 2019

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

2019 AGM & Conference

Lower Mainland Local Government Association 

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa / May 8 - 10


Each year we welcome Elected Officials and those involved in Local Government to attend this 2.5 day conference. This event includes a trade show along with workshops, seminars, and keynote speakers, as well as our annual AGM and resolution session. 
The Lower Mainland LGA conference will be your best opportunity to make connections across the region and ensure that what matters most to you finds its way into policy so that the communities and regions of the Lower Mainland LGA continue to thrive.

About the 2019 AGM and Conference

The Lower Mainland LGA Executive would like to invite Elected Officials and those involved in Local Government to attend the 2019 Lower Mainland Local Government Association AGM & Conference taking place in Harrison Hot Springs this May. The Lower Mainland LGA is your association advocating to government on behalf of Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and the Sea to Sky.

This year our conference focuses on Local Government 201: Working with Other Levels of Government. A robust resolutions session, a public debate, engaging presentations on the future of the region and a special closing keynote to be announced soon, promise that this will be our best conference yet.

If you are new to local government this is your chance to get to know your colleagues and understand some of our shared challenges and opportunities. If you've been around a while, this is your chance to contribute our shared vision. Join us May 8 – 10. Register now while there is still space available.   

2019 Preliminary Program / Outline 

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
100 Esplanade Avenue
Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0N 1K0
Click here for a copy of the conference program.
Conference Start & End Times: Please note that the pre-conference sessions begin the afternoon of May 8th usually after 3:00pm. The official opening session begins at 7:00pm. The conference ends at approximately 12:30pm on Friday May 10th. Most attendees arrive in Harrison on the Wednesday afternoon and depart on Friday afternoon following the conference. 

Pre-Conference Activities 

Kilby Historic Museum Tour: Registered conference attendees are invited to stop at their leisure between 12:30pm and 3:30pm at the Kilby Historic Site on route to the conference. Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada. Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely tour. Light lunch will be provided (soup and sandwich). Lower Mainland LGA members must RSVP by clicking here.

Fraser River Safari Tour: Enjoy a river tour through an amazing historically diverse lower watershed from Harrison Hot Springs down the Harrison River to the mighty Fraser River, our local First Nations guide will share their knowledge of the area both from the past, such as the petroglyphs and local legend, all the way to present day of fishing and teaching the new generation about the deep cultural history of the area. There is much to see and learn on this stunning trip through the breathtaking mountains and beautiful blue green waters as we make our way to the confluence of the two rivers and down into the Fraser. This two hour tour departs from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort Dock at 3:30pm on Wednesday May 8th. Due to the boat size, this tour is limited to 20 Lower Mainland LGA Members on a first come first serve basis. RSVP required by emailing Sherryl Parsons at  

Kits for Kids Volunteer Activity (registration required)

TELUS Days of Giving – Kits for Kids Team Building Volunteer Activity: Join us to participate in an act of giving by packing TELUS Kits for Kids (backpacks filled with school supplies) for underprivileged students in your riding. Please note all Kits for Kids supplies will be provided at the event. If you would like to participate in the activity and provide a local school in your area with some of the Kits for Kids, please register by clicking here


Lower Mainland LGA members were invited to submit resolutions for consideration at the upcoming AGM.  The deadline to submit resolutions is Friday, March 15, 2019 Please click here for a copy of the Call for Resolutions


Lower Mainland local government elected officials were invited to run for a for a position on the Lower Mainland LGA Executive. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 22, 2019Please click here for a copy of the Call for Nominations. 

Registration - Click Here to Register

Member Pricing:

EARLY BIRD (On or before March 31st): $375.00 + $65.00 for Banquet
After March 31st: $445.00 + $75.00 for Banquet

Non-Member Pricing:
$600.00 + $75.00 for Banquet  

Beginning in 2019, the Lower Mainland LGA will be charging non-members an increased registration fee as outlined above. Increasing costs are putting pressure on the Association's limited budget and in order to continue to host a successful AGM and Convention, we are applying both cost savings measures and implementing a new non-member price. Members are elected officials and senior staff from one of the 33 Lower Mainland LGA Local Governments or the three Regional Districts.  
Guest/Spouse Meal Package Registration (Click Here for Guest Registration Access): The Lower Mainland LGA Executive appreciate that our members often travel in their role as an elected official, resulting in time away from loved ones at home. In an effort to facilitate joint travel, we continue to subsidize the spouse meal package. This is available for $165.00 + GST (banquet tickets are sold separately). This includes 3 coffee breaks, 2 receptions, 1 luncheon and 2 breakfasts. 

Additional Banquet Tickets: (Click Here to Purchase Extra Banquet Tickets)
$65.00 + GST on or before March 31st  
$75.00 + GST after April 1st  

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration: The sponsor/exhibitor discounted registration rate for meals and access to the sessions is $275.00. Banquet tickets are also available for purchase at the above listed prices. Please email if you are a sponsor or exhibitor wishing to register at the discounted rate. A discount code will be emailed to you.
Payment Methods: Credit card payment will be accepted with your online registration. Cheques should be made payable "LMLGA" and sent to: Sherryl Parsons, Rare Affairs Event Management Inc., 5053 214A Street, Langley BC, V3A 8K9. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, April 26th, will incur a $50.00 (incl. GST) administration fee. All cancellations after the registration deadline will not be eligible for a refund. 

All alterations or cancellations must be made in writing to Sherryl Parsons of Rare Affairs at

Transfer of Registration: All fully paid registrations are transferable to other persons from the same organisation. Transfer requests must be made by the registered individual and sent to Sherryl Parsons of Rare Affairs at Details must include the full name of the replacement person as well as their title, business address, contact phone number and email address. All other registration details will be assigned to the new registrant unless otherwise specified. The transfer deadline is Friday, April 26th.


Hotel rooms at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa can be booked at a discounted convention rate by calling 1-800-663-2266. To receive the discount, please let them know that you are with the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. Rates start at $149 per night for the main hotel.

Important: Please note that a non-refundable deposit for the first night’s room and tax is required at the time of booking. The group rate is available May 7 – May 12 based on availability at the time of booking.

Conference Start & End Times: Please note that the pre-conference sessions begin the afternoon of May 8th usually after 3:00pm. The official opening session begins at 7:00pm. The conference ends at approximately 12:30pm on Friday May 10th. Most attendees arrive in Harrison on the Wednesday afternoon and depart on Friday afternoon following the conference.   

Sponsorship & Trade Show Participation

The Lower Mainland LGA is pleased to present the Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2019 Conference. Below you will find the link to download the sponsorship opportunity listing. Returning sponsors will be given until January 15, 2019 to secure the same sponsorship option as last year. 

Allocation of tradeshow booth spaces will first be provided to retuning sponsors followed by returning exhibitors. Confirmation of both returning sponsors and exhibitors. New sponsors and exhibitors are welcome to the remaining trade show spaces on a first come, first serve basis after February 15, 2019. 

Sponsorship Documents for Download:
2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

2019 Exhibitor Agreement 
2019 Tradeshow Participant FAQ Sheet 

Session/Workshop Proposals

Session proposal submissions were due on January 15th, 2019. Thank you to all those who submitted proposals. Applicants will be notified of their session proposal status by mid-February. 

Charitable Non-Profit 2019 Partner  

We are pleased to announce that our 2019 Charitable Partner is the Honour House Society. Honour House is a refuge, a “home away from home” for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.

Applications for the 2020 Chartitable, Non-Profit Partner will be accepted between September 2019 and February 1, 2020. 

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