May 2-5, 2019

Coast Hotel & Conference Centre
Kamloops, B.C.

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Welcome to
Beautiful Kamloops, B.C.

Set amidst towering sun-drenched hoodoos, sagebrush and pine covered hillsides and at the intersecting points of the North and South Thompson Rivers, you will find Kamloops – Canada’s Tournament Capital. The vibrant city is alive with locally produced creative artisans, wineries, craft breweries and cideries, welcoming entrepreneurs and boutique owners, community festivals, sporting events and more! Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the manicured walking paths throughout the city, to the countless kilometers of scenic hiking and biking trails that surround the area.

Kamloops is home to championship golf courses, endless opportunities to get out on the water (hundreds of lakes just outside the city limits), tennis and pickleball courts, and to Thompson Rivers University – featuring an indoor track, pool and exercise facilities. Convenient RV locations are also located within the area should you wish to bring yours.

Please reach out to our committee for further information.

2019 Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 2

1:00pm-5:00pm Motorcycle Ride ‘Kamloops Circle Tour Coast Kamloops through interior and on to BC Wildlife Park (dress warm).

2:00pm-5:00pm BC Wildlife Park Hands on Project • Hands on Project to build a pollinating garden - Everyone Welcome (bring a change of clothes, gardening tools and a pull-over).

5:30pm-7:00pm Social BBQ Event at the BC Wildlife Park with District 5040 and District 5060.

Friday, May 3

7:00am-8:00am Morning Run/Walk by the River - Explore the Rivers Trails with a run or walk with Kamloops' guru of inclusive running, and founder of Boogie the Bridge – Daybreak Rotary’s Jo Berry. A flat out-and-back route will take you along the Thompson River and past a few Rotary signs on the way. The paved trail makes it appropriate for all levels – whether you are a speed demon or a turtle. $15 for ride there and back.

7:00am-2:00pm Golf Tournament at Kamloops Golf & Country Club – all levels welcome. Fun Best Ball Scramble. Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Lunch and Prizes $99. 2 x $25,000 hole in one prizes

7:30am-8:30am Morning Yoga at the Coast - Enjoy your morning stretch at the hotel. All levels welcome to start the day right. $10.

9:00am-2:30pm Lac Du Bois Grasslands Tour - Sweeping grassland vistas, spectacular cliffs and canyons, cool, dry forests, secret ponds and small lakes await visitors to this Park right beside Kamloops. On this tour you will learn about the history, ecosystems, invasive plants, and fire impacts on this incredible area. Come out and learn a bit about the grasslands and meet local resource experts. There will also be time for some light hiking. Includes pickup at Coast Hotel, lunch and water for $20.00.

10:45am-2:00pm & 1:30pm-4:15pm Historical Downtown Tour with ACT Adventures
10:45am-2:00pm - Includes pickup, drop-off at Coast Hotel, an entertaining tour, Canadiana fare and wine/beer sampling for $57 incl. taxes
1:30pm-4:15pm - Includes pickup, drop-off at Coast Hotel, and an entertaining tour for $37 incl. taxes

11:00am-4:00pm DiVine Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Tour - This includes two wineries and two breweries. Includes pickup at Coast Hotel, all wine & beer sampling fees, antipasto picnic, for $110 incl. taxes

11:00am-4:00pm Kamloops Wine Trail Tour - This includes visiting three wineries with Divine Tours. Includes pickup at Coast Hotel, all sampling fees, antipasto picnic, for $87 incl. taxes per person

11:30am-2:30pm Sip and Shop downtown Tour - Enjoy an afternoon of sipping and shopping at the unique boutiques located in the heart of downtown Kamloops. Participating merchants are within walking distance and conference attendees will receive discount coupons. Includes time for lunch or a snack. $12. For return transport to Coast Hotel.

12:30pm-3:30pm Tasty Taster Tour - This includes a tour of two wineries with TasteFull Excursions. Includes pickup at Coast Hotel, all wine & beer sampling fees, for $62 incl. taxes

4:00-5:30pm Reception at Coast Kamloops Conference & Hotel

5:45pm Home Hosting Fellowship - Sign up to be hosted by local Rotarians in their homes for a meal, conversation, and Rotary fellowship. Many Rotarians say this is the highlight of their conference. Minimum group size is 6 people at each home (including hosts).

Various times: Wine & Beer Tour, Sip & Shop, Historical Walk, Mine Tour, Nature Tour, plus more! Details may change.

All tours are subject to minor time changes and may have minimum or maximum registration limits.

For more details on these tours and to find out more about the wineries and other sites visit the websites of our proud Rotarian owned partners, and

Saturday, May 4

7:00am Breakfast

8:00pm Opening Ceremonies • Parade of Flags Governors March • District Governor Message on Peace/Diversity

9:00am Special guest RI Director Jeffry Cadorette

9:30am Saturday Breakout Sessions plus PDG and AG meetings

9:45am - Break Out Sessions IDA - Days for Girls: International Project
Salon A - Haiti Water Project: Hanwash
Salon B - Rotary Grants 101: Basic Introduction
Columbia - Rotary"Ask an Expert": RI Speakers

10:45am - Break Out Sessions IDA - International Service Projects in District
Salon A - Clubrunner Literacy-Level 1
Salon B - Applying for a GG, The Process
Columbia - Fundraiser Ideas
International Service Break Out
Project Information Form

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Dean Rohrs, Rotary International Vice President 2017-2018

2:10pm - Break Out Sessions Salon A - Club Runner Literacy-Level 2
Salon B - Membership Ideas for your club
Columbia - District Business Meeting: AGM

3:10pm - Break Out Sessions Salon A - Food Bank: Recovery, Food Waste, Recovery - Bernadette Siracky
Salon B - Environment - Preserve Planet Earth
Columbia - District Leadership/AG Team Meeting

5:30pm DG Reception in Ballroom Foyer

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, Special Rotary President’s Representative

Keynote Speaker: Brittany Arthur, Business Development Consultant
"Rotary & Youth: the place to be."

9:00pm Beyond Brass

Sunday, May 5

7:00am Buffet Breakfast

8:00am Announcements, DG Sherry Chamberlain

8:30am Plenary Speaker: Jordan Harrison, Professional Speaker and Educator
“How do we create environments where every person can succeed, no matter where they come from?”

9:00am DGE Peter Schultz – “On To Kelowna”

10:00am Youth Exchange Speakers and Presentations

10:30am Closing Ceremonies

Note: Times and details may change.

Youth Agenda

Thursday, May 2

2:00pm–5:00pm Volunteer to help build a Pollinating Garden at the BC Wildlife Park.

5:00pm–7:00pm Dinner at the BC Wildlife Park with Rotarians from two districts.

Friday, May 3

9:30am-11:00am “Rotary Now” Work Shop #1. Leadership and motivational dialogue Youth and Rotarians.

11:00am-2:30pm Activities and Lunch at Nandi’s Flavours of India.

2:30pm-4:00pm “Rotary Now” Work Shop #2. Leadership and motivational dialogue Youth and Rotarians.

5:30pm-10:00pm Home Hosting – Go to dinner with local and out of town Rotarians at a local home. - add this option at no charge.

Saturday, May 4

8:00am-9:30am Breakfast, Youth Exchange March, Plenary Speaker.

9:30am-3:00pm Sun Peaks to D.5040 Conference for their breakouts, hands on service, plenary speakers, lunch.

5:30pm-10:00pm Main Plenary – Dinner and Dance for Youth and Rotarians

Sunday, May 5

8:00am-11:00am Breakfast, Youth Exchange Presentations, Youth Focused Plenary speaker

Note: Times and details may change.

Keynote Speakers

Jordan Harrison

International Youth Development Specialist

Dean Rohrs

Rotary International VP

Brittany Arthur

Business Development Support

The Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally situated for your adventures. It's close to world renowned golf courses, hiking and biking trails, winery tours and enjoying sporting events in Canada’s Tournament Capital city. If you’re looking to hit the slopes, Sun Peaks Resort is less than an hour away. For shopping and entertainment, Cascades Casino and Aberdeen Mall are a short walk from the hotel.

Coast Hotel Reservation: 1-250-828-6660

If you prefer not to stay at the conference centre, you can choose from many other nearby hotels such as Hampton Inn, Pacific Inn, Canada’s Best Value Inn, or Quality Inn.

Please note: All accommodation needs to be booked separately from registration.

See You There!

Registration Closes April 26, Midnight

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Event Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors

Jeffry Cadorette
Rotary International

Dean Rohrs
Rotary International
Vice President 2017-2018

Conference Committee

Co Chair Anna Harrison:
Co Chair Cindy Piva:
Secretary. Conference Venue: Carol Tennessy:
District Governor: Sherry Chamberlain
House of Friendship Project Showcase: Joshua Molsberry:
Sponsorship: Carl Abbott: