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2024 Annual
CUPE BC Convention

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

 

Below is a list of all events taking place before and during Convention week. With the exception of the CUPE National Officers Lunch, all listed events are available to Convention delegates on an open invitation basis.

 

Should you have any event-related questions, please email the CUPE BC Division Office (events@cupe.bc.ca) for further information.

NEW DELEGATES ORIENTATION WEBINAR

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

Date: 

Time: 

Location: Online via Zoom 

 

If you are a delegate to the upcoming CUPE BC convention and want a better understanding of convention structures and rules, please consider attending the New Delegate Orientation Webinar.

 

Hosted by CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies, this online training session is for new and returning delegates seeking a better understanding of meeting rules, voting procedures, elections, and other convention structures. Importantly, the orientation will also provide an overview of this year’s convention agenda, which follows a new format.

 

For delegates unable to attend, CUPE BC will also post a recording of the session online for viewing anytime before convention begins.

 

INDIGENOUS CLEANSING CEREMONIES

 

Date: Daily from [INSERT DATE RANGE]
Time: [INSERT TIME] onwards
Location: 

 

Join the Indigenous Committee for a morning cleansing ceremony to prepare for each day of Convention. All are welcome to join at any point from [INSERT TIME] onwards, and no prior knowledge nor experience are needed.

Smudging is an Indigenous tradition which involves the burning of sweetgrass, sage and/or cedar. Sage and cedar smudges produce a very strong and distinct aroma but the smoke associated with it is minimal and lasts a very short time. Sweetgrass has a very mild aroma and produces less smoke. A smudge is burned primarily for purification and to help to create a positive mind set. Under the Province of Manitoba’s “The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act”, smudging is permitted. The University of Manitoba has recognized that smudging is a part of the Indigenous traditional way of life and is therefore permitted on campus.

 

 

WELCOME RECEPTION

 

Date: 

Time: 

Location: 

CUPE BC cordially invites all convention delegates to its annual welcome reception at the [INSERT LOCATION]. Come celebrate the start of the 2024 Convention with fellow members over light appetizers, beverages, and live entertainment!

 

 

CUPE NATIONAL OFFICERS LUNCH

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Date: 

Time: 

Location: 

Registration Link: Click here

Deadline: 

 

The National Officers will provide delegates with an update on [INSERT TOPIC] followed by an open Q&A period. To attend this event, please register online by [INSERT DATE] at 12:00pm PT.
 

ELECTION FORUM

 

Date: 

Time: 

Location: 

 

During the upcoming Convention, elections will be held for the positions listed below. An Elections Forum, chaired by [INSERT ELECTION CHAIR NAME], will be held per above on [INSERT DATE]:

 

President (1)

Secretary-Treasurer (1)

General Vice-Presidents (4)

Trustee 3-year (1)

 

Elections will be held on [INSERT DATE] from [[INSERT TIMEFRAME] in [INSERT LOCATION]. Materials for all candidates in running can be viewed on the CUPE BC Convention website.

 

 

FORUM: [INSERT TITLE]

 

Date: 
Time: 

Moderator: 
Location: 

 

[INSERT DESCRIPTION]
 

Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.

YOUNG WORKERS SOCIAL

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

Date: 
Time: 
Location: 
Registration: Click here

 

The CUPE BC Young Workers Committee invites all Young Workers to participate in a social evening at the [INSERT LOCATION] with food, drinks, and giveaways. Young Workers wishing to join in on the fun are asked to gather at the registration table at [INSERT TIME]. Following the social, attendees are invited to continue festivities at the District Council Hospitality Night at [INSERT LOCATION].

CUPE BC & DISTRICT COUNCIL HOSPITALITY NIGHT RECEPTION

 

Date:
Time: 
Location: 

 

CUPE BC and all six District Councils will once again host a Joint Hospitality Night this year at Convention. Come meet delegates from other districts over light appetizers, beverages, and live entertainment!

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