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
Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir

 Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir is in her second term as chief of  Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc. She is also the Tribal Chief for the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) representing nine first nation communities within Secwepemcúl̓ecw, and a Director on the British Columbia Assembly of First Nation (BCAFN).

She has gained extensive political experience at the community, municipal, provincial, and the federal level that has supported her drive to advance community driven initiatives that support rights to self-determination and reliance while building friendships to support meaningful steps and inspiring change.

Kukpi7 Casimir works with all government ensuring that all aspects of conversations are forward thinking, and addressing comprehensive approaches based on ongoing consent – not just consultation in alignment with TteS’s comprehensive community driven values.

Her leadership promotes inclusive, sustainable, and innovative growth for a shared economy that provides for a concrete and strategic pathway for TteS to reach their economic goals for a growing and thriving community while always upholding the socio-economic needs of her people.

“Know your Passion, visualize your plan, collect your resources, and always be Determined to Succeed”.

Networking Events

Tuesday Evening Pub Night at Match Eatery and Public House at Cascades Casino.  Jeremy Kneeshaw guitar.  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Wednesday Welcome Reception at Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Thursday Banquet at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. Dancing to the Shattered Blue Band. Cocktails at 6:00 pm. 

Garry Youd, Logan Lake


The convention starts on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 30th and wraps up on Friday, May 3rd.  

The trade show will open at 1:00 pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1st and continue until 7:30 pm as the welcome reception will be held in the trade show area. On Thursday, the trade show hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.   

The full program and detailed information on the presentations and tours can be found here.  

Map for directions to Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc from Coast Hotel

Map for directions to TRU

Map of TRU parking is available here. 


 Registration is now closed. 

For all the information on the convention, go to the program section to see the full program and detailed information on the presentations and tours. Registration closes on April 15th.


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. Click here for the 2024 Resolution Book.  

2023 SILGA Resolutions 

UBCM Resolution Procedures and Database

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

Late Resolutions

Resolutions not received by February 29th 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 SILGA convention wouldn't be such a success!

Gold Sponsors

BCLC and Gateway Casinos


Thompson-Nicola RD

Silver Sponsors

Association of Interior Realtors

BC Assessment

BDO Canada


Council of Forest Industries





Municipal Finance Authority of BC (general sponsor)

Municipal Insurance Association of BC

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Bronze and Recognition Sponsors


BC  Hydro

Fresh is Best


Doug Haughton

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

Local Government Leadership Academy

Save On Foods

Urban Systems


Salmon Arm Trade Show
exhibitors - Aleksi, Ronan and Ron

Trade Show Exhibitors

Association of Mineral Exploration

BC Assessment

BC Hydro

BC Non-Profit Housing Association


BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association

BC Snowmobile Federation

BC Transit


Council of Forest Industries



Fink Machine Ltd.

Firesmart BC and First Nations’ Emergency Services Society

Fortis BC


Interior Health Authority

Interior Realtors

 Ken Matheson Story Through Film

MLT Aikins LLP

Okanagan Basin Water Board

Southern Interior Construction Association

Thompson Nicola Regional District

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

United Way 

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 5th.  

See our ideas come to life

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Brands We Partner With

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