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Mark your Calendars for BCAB 71st Annual Conference, May 15-17, 2018.  

Join us in Kelowna at the Manteo Resort | Waterfront Hotel & Villas.

Registration and Hotel will open on January 15, 2018!

Social Events

All Social Events’ tickets may be purchased during registration.  

Golf Tournament
Includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, lunch and lots of prizes!

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: To be confirmed

Tentative Program:
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Registration and Lunch
1:00 PM – Golf Tournament Start

Golf registration includes carts, lunch and an amazing line up of gifts.

Prizes & Gifts:

  • All golfers will have the option to choose from a wide selection of 14 different Maui Jim Sunglasses (total value of $120 CAD) – sponsored by Rogers & Maui Jim Sunglasses


Note: Winning prizes will be awarded at the President’s Welcome Reception following the tournament.

Transportation will not be provided.


President’s Welcome Reception
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Waterfront Ballroom, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

71st President’s Dinner & Awards Gala – Sponsored by FACTOR

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Waterfront Ballroom, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4
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Program at a Glance

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Industry Leaders Panel

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Linda Edgecombe

The Alive Revolution – Aging Wildly in a World that wants you to Calm Down

Join Linda as she takes you through a look at the other “F” word. Yes… the FINE word and explores what life should actually look like. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, pushed to the limit and Your Get up and Go has well, gone. Then this presentation is for you. Take the Alive Audit and find out how you really feel about what’s working and what’s not working in your business and your personal life. Through the laughter and No BS approach, Linda will deliver the essentials it takes to literally Age Wildly in a World that wants you to Age Gracefully. It’s time to De-Clutter, gain some Clarity and move on what You Really Want. This may be the best laugh you will have had in a long time. Get Ready to be Energized


About Linda Edgecombe, CSP, Hall of Fame Speaker

My Promise is simple: to deliver programs that Create Powerful Shifts, Inspired, Energized and Accountable Professionals who show up everyday ready to, as my mom used to say, “set the world on fire“. Oh and I promise it will be a heck of a good time. Maybe the best laugh they will have had in a long time. I believe a laugh is worth more than a thousand words and it has the power to change the way people feel, think and take action!

“A Day without laughing is a day wasted!”

As an award winning Celebrity Humorist Speaker, Trainer and Consultant. For the past 25 years, Linda’s footprint is seen and experienced around the world. Her mission is to get people Fired up and Ready to Shift or Get off the Pot!

The Top 60 Motivational Speakers in the World includes Linda Edgecombe.

Erin Davis

Transformation: When You’re Strong because it’s the Only Choice You Have

Erin Davis enjoyed one of the highest profile and most successful careers in Canadian radio, as host of CHFI’s Morning Show from 1988 to 2016 (with a couple of years off in there to find the best co-host yet). However when the worst possible tragedy befell her family in 2015 Erin had to prove to listeners – and herself – that you could survive anything and do it publicly and with humour and grace.


About Erin Davis

Erin Davis has been part of the Rogers family since 1988 when she began as newscaster and quickly ascended to co-host of the CHFI Morning Show. After a brief respite from the show from 2003-2005 (um, she was fired) Erin returned to CHFI with a new co-host to help her beloved 98.1 return to its rightful #1 position. Erin retired from CHFI in 2016 only to find herself back on air a few months later in 2017 (and up until just last month) hosting middays at Ocean 98.5 in Victoria. She’s currently putting the finishing touches on a book due out in 2019 for HarperCollins tentatively titled Mourning Has Broken: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief. Erin is married and lives with her long-long-suffering husband Rob on Vancouver Island. They have one grandson.


Jeff Vidler


BCAB 2018 Important Dates

January 15, 2018 Registration & Housing Opens
January 31, 2018 2018 Humanitarian Award – Nominations Closed
February 13, 2018 Excellence Awards Online Submission Opens
March 12, 2018


Excellence Awards Online Submission Deadline 
March 31, 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline
April 6, 2018 Regular Registration Deadline
May 15 – 17, 2018 Conference Dates


Registration Fees

Conference Early Bird – March 31 Regular – April 6 Late/On-site
Member $523 $623 $723
Non-member $623 $723 $823
Student* $123 $173 $223
Accompanying person $350 $400 $450
Single day $350 $400 $450

*(excludes Welcome Reception and Gala)

Social Events
 President’s Dinner & Awards Gala  $98
 Welcome Reception  $75
 Lunch  $50
 Poker Tournament  $50
 Golf Registration
 Golf Only – Registered Delegates  $125
 Golf Only – Non-registered Delegates  $150
 Golf & Welcome Reception
 Golf & Welcome – Registered Delegates  $150
 Golf & Welcome – Non-registered Delegates  $175




More information to come!

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities
The BCAB 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package is now available!

Download the BCAB 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package for more details.

Contact us for more information and to secure your spot early.  Please note that exclusive items are only available on a first-come first-confirmed basis.


The BCAB is incredibly thankful for our following sponsors.

To find out more about our Sponsors for BCAB 2018 and to connect with them through social media, please click here to read their bios.










Sponsors Bio


    • Corus
         Global News and Corus Radio BC are home to heavy hitting brands, Global BC, BC 1, CKNW AM 980, The World Famous CFOX, Rock 101 and AM730.As British Columbia’s leading television station, with its flagship Global News Hour at 6 newscast and the only provincial 24 hour news channel, BC1, Global BC is the place more British Columbians turn to for local news than any other newscast. From breaking news in the community to deep engaging content, Global News provides a wealth of information on all platforms, 24 hours a day.On radio airwaves, Corus Radio stations bring personality, engagement and connectivity to its listeners, all the while maintaining local insight into the communities we call home. Corus’ radio stations stay true to their local roots, acting as the voices of their communities and embodying Corus’ commitment to enhance the quality of life across Canada. Corus harnesses the reach and impact of its radio group to support hundreds of local, provincial and national charities from coast-to-coast each year.


    • Rogers Media Inc.
      Rogers Media is Canada’s Premiere media company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and publishing. Our brands include: City, Omni, Sportsnet, Jack 96.9, KiSS Radio, News 1130, MacLean’s, Today’s Parent and The Shopping Channel. Our media assets are all part of the Rogers One solution that includes over 50 radio stations, the Toronto Blue Jays, Chatelaine English and French, Hello!, 1,000 web pages, NHL broadcasts and the Canadian communications leader Rogers. Aiming to offer full vertical integration and best in class marketing solutions, Rogers is a proud Canadian company.


Please download the BCAB 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package for more information.



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