Our Conventions

Annually during the last week of April, the SILGA delegates gather to debate resolutions, get educated on local government matters and network with each other. The convention location moves between communities in the Southern Interior region.  The City of Kamloops, the Tournament Capital of Canada, will be our host for 2024.  Dates are April 30th to May 3rd. See you there! 


Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder is recognized as a global thought leader in change and transition management. As a researcher and practitioner for over two decades, the most compelling lesson Mark has learned is that change readiness is the top leadership skill of the day. In a world where disruption, uncertainty and crisis have become the norm, Mark teaches people how to navigate constant change. 

Networking Events

Tuesday Evening Pub Night at Marten Brew Pub. The Elderly Brothers provide background music. 5 pm to 7 pm. 

Wednesday Welcome Reception at 1516 Pub with Vernon’s own Duane Marchand on guitar. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Thursday Banquet at Vernon Prestige Lodge. Dancing to the Shawn Lightfoot Band. Cocktails at 6:00 pm. 

2010 Sun Peaks Abba Tribute
Garry Youd, Logan Lake


The convention committee is planning an ambitious program including many excursions around Kamloops highlighting the unique learning opportunities the Tournament Capital has to offer.  

The convention starts on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 30th with many options, including golf and tours of Kamloops Wildfire Park, Rocky Mountaineer coach and the Kamloops Art Gallery. The convention evening entertainment kicks off with Pub Night at Cascades Casino. 

We are very excited to open the convention at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc arbour and listen to our keynote speaker Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir. Additional tours and educational opportunities will be offered by the staff and elders from TteS after the ceremonies. Resolution debate will take place on the afternoon of May 1st. 

For our convention sponsors, the trade show will open on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1st. The welcome reception will be held in the trade show area at the Kamloops Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. 


Registration for the Convention

Registration will open in early February.

For all the information on the tours and breakout sessions, click here


Click here to go directly to the registration portal.  

Myra Canyon


Clinton Trading Post


There will be three hotels used during this convention with bussing available for the tours and the evening networking events.  Cancellation policy – you must cancel 30 days in advance or you will be charged one nights stay.

Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre
(Main convention location)
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops BC V1S 1N5
250 828 6660
Request the SILGA Delegates group pricing 

 group booking code 11304

Hampton Inn by Hilton 
1245 Rogers Way
Kamloops BC V1S 1R9
778 471 9013

Request the 2024 SILGA Convention group pricing

Link to the booking



Fairfield by Marriot 1475 Hugh Allan Drive Kamloops BC V1S 1J3

778 471 0902

Request the 2024 SILGA Convention group pricing 

Link to the booking


Resolution debate will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday May 1st. Deadline to submit resolutions is February 29th.  

2023 SILGA Resolutions 

UBCM Resolution Procedures

 UBCM Resolutions Database

Picking peaches at Paynter's Fruit Market
West Kelowna peach orchard

Late Resolutions

Resolutions not received by February 24th will be considered late resolutions and must go through the following procedures to be considered at the AGM.

Late resolutions may only be introduced if received by the Resolutions Committee Chair at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the commencement of an Annual Meeting. Only emergent resolutions of a regional nature received after the deadline will be considered for acceptance by the resolution committee.  Submissions must include the rationale as to why the resolution would be considered emergent. 

Please click here for the AGM rules and procedures handbook.

This Year's Nominations


Nominations for the 2024-25 SILGA Board of Directors will close on February 29th.  Positions to be filled are President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and seven Directors. One member of the SILGA board must be an Electoral Area Director of a member Regional District. Those presently serving may run for another term if they so wish.  Nominations from the floor will be accepted. 

2024 Sponsors

Without the continued support of the following sponsors, the convention wouldn't be such a success!

Gold Sponsors


Corix Utilities/Chandos Construction/North America Construction


Municipal Finance Authority of BC 

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Silver Sponsors

BC Assessment

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers




Municipal Insurance Association of BC

Regional District North Okanagan


Urban Systems

Bronze and Recognition Sponsors


BC  Hydro

BC Transit

Council of Forest Industries



Lidstone & Co

Local Government Leadership Academy

Shaw Communications 


Salmon Arm Trade Show
exhibitors - Aleksi, Ronan and Ron

Trade Show Exhibitors

Association of Mineral Exploration

BC Assessment


BC Non-Profit Housing Association

BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association

BC Transit

Canada Post

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers


Corix Utilities/Chandos Construction/North American Construction

Council of Forest Industries



Fink Machine Ltd.

Fortis BC


Interior Health Authority

Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC

Okanagan Basin Water Board

Statistics Canada


Terus Construction

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Urban Systems

Levels of sponsorship
available are as follows


$ 6,750
  • Includes two registrations, allocated booth space as well as program, signage, website and video representation. Options are as follows:
  • 10 minute presentation time to delegation
  • Welcome Reception sponsor
  • Banquet sponsor
  • Breakfast roundtable session (may be split between sponsors)


$ 4,500
  • Includes one complimentary convention registration, allocated booth space as well as verbal, website and print acknowledgement
  • 5 minute presentation time to delegation
  • Sponsorship of delegate gift, complete with company logo
  • Name tag sponsor
  • Community Excellence Awards
  • Registration Desk
  • Pub Night
  • Reach for the Top
  • Wifi Password
  • Ted Talk


$ 3,000 Monthly
  • Includes one complimentary convention registration as well as verbal, website and print acknowledgement.
  • Shuttle Services
  • Grand prize
  • Thursday delegate lunch
  • Banquet wine

Recognition sponsorships

$ 1,500 each
  • Educational/breakout session(s)
  • Speakers’ gifts
  • Coffee break(s)
  • Banquet Entertainment

Trade Show participant

$ 1,000 Monthly
  • Booth Space with power supply and signage
  • meals for 2 exhibitors during the trade show, including the welcome reception and banquet

Community Excellence Awards

Are you proud of your community or regional area’s accomplishments? Would you like it to be recognized at our convention and more broadly through social media and the news?
To promote the environmental, social, and economic well being of our member communities and to share ideas and best practices throughout the SILGA area, we have created awards to showcase a community in each of these categories. Deadline for submissions is February 1st.  For more information on how to nominate your community, click here. 

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