Convention

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 beautiful City of Vernon,  “the perfect place to visit, live and do business” is the host for 2023.

2023 SILGA Convention

Vernon BC 

April 25-28, 2023

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.

Wednesday Welcome Reception at 1516 Pub with Vernon’s own Duane Marchand on guitar.

Thursday Banquet at Vernon Prestige Lodge. Dancing to the Shawn Lightfoot Band.

2010 Sun Peaks Abba Tribute
Garry Youd, Logan Lake

Program

The convention starts on Tuesday, April 25th with a number of social events, including golfing and tours, prior to Pub Night at Marten Brew Pub. Civic tours begin Wednesday’s program with Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark DeVolder opening the convention. Resolution debate follows in the afternoon. The Welcome Reception at 1516 Pub closes out the day. The convention continues until Friday at noon with excellent speakers and presentations on a variety of subjects.

The trade show will run from noon on Wednesday, April 26th to late afternoon on the 27th

Registration

Registration for the Convention

The registration portal will open during the first week of February.

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Clinton Trading Post

Accommodations

There will be three hotels used during this convention with bussing available for the tours and the evening networking events.

Prestige Vernon Lodge
(Main convention location)
3914 – 32 Street
Vernon, BC V1T 5P1
250-545-3385
Request the SILGA group pricing

Prestige Vernon Hotel
4411 32nd Street
Vernon, BC V1T 9G8
250-558-5991
Request the SILGA group pricing

Sandman Hotel and Suites Vernon
4201 32nd Street 

Vernon, BC V1T 5P3
250-542-4325
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A credit card will be required at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Please note if the attendee will be using another credit card when checking in they will need to complete the following third-party authorization.

Resolutions

SILGA resolutions will be debated at the 2023 SILGA AGM with full debate taking place on the afternoon of April 26th.  Please note that only emergent issue resolutions will be accepted as a late resolution.

2022 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.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2023-24 SILGA Board of Directors will close on February 24th.  Offices 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. For more information on how to be nominated, click here. 

L to R 2022 Board of Directors Bill Sarai, Jen Leach, Toni Boot, Spencer Coyne, Tony Luck, Karla Kozakevich, Aimee Grice, Lori Mindnich, Judy Sentes, Ruth Hoyte and Louise Wallace Richmond

2023 Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

BCLC

Corix Utilities/Chandos Construction/North American Construction

FortisBC

Municipal Finance Authority of BC 

Silver Sponsors

BC Assessment

CUPE

Enbridge

ETSI-BC

Municipal Insurance Association of BC

TELUS

Bronze and Recognition Sponsors

BC Transit

Council of Forest Industries

CN

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

BCLC

BC Non-Profit Housing Association

BC Road Builders and Heavy Equipment

BC Transit

CN

Corix Utilities/Chandos Construction/North American Construction

Council of Forest Industries

Enbridge

ETSI-BC

Fink Machines

Fortis BC

ICBC

Interior Health Authority

Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC

Okanagan Basin Water Board

Statistics Canada

TELUS

Levels of sponsorship
available are as follows

GOLD

$ 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)

SILVER

$ 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

BRONZE

$ 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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