Included in the activities of the 2009 Canadian RV & Camping Convention held in November at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, were a fund-raising silent auction and a leisurely, fun-and fund-raising harbor dinner/casino cruise. Funds raised from the two activities totaled $9,498. Eleonore Hamm (left), president of RVDA of Canada, recently presented on behalf of the Canadian RV and Camping Industry Planning Group (CRVIPG) a check for the proceeds to Robin Zylstra, development assistant at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness and support for over 370 families throughout British Columbia at no cost. The 24/7 care and support is provided by a diverse group of healthcare professionals, support staff and volunteers.
“Working Together for a Better Future” is the theme for the 2009 Canadian RV & Camping Convention in Victoria, British Columbia, scheduled for Nov. 5-8 at the Empress Hotel.
The fifth annual event is sponsored by the Canadiana Recreation Vehicle Association (CRVA), Campgrounds-Camping Canada (CCC) and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada (RVDA of Canada).
Activities include two full days of speakers and an ongoing trade show.
- Jim Carroll, leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert.
- Michael Campbell, host of Money Talks, on the future of the economy.
- Peter Yesawich, expert in North American travel habits, on the future direction of RVing and camping.
- Michael Vickers, sales and marketing motivator, on growing your company.
- Randy Sobel, who will be conducting workshops for dealers.
Other activities include:
- The pre-convention Tour – a two-day campground and sightseeing tour leaving Vancouver on Nov. 3.
- Convention lead-off all-day Campground Tour (included with registration) – followed by an opening reception.
- Friday evening – dinner tour of Victoria Harbor with entertainment.
- Saturday evening – dinner, dancing and a show.
Hosts for the event are the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of British Columbia and the British Columbia Lodging and Campgrounds Association.
Registration packages are being mailed this week to all members of CRVA, RVDA and to Canadian campground operators. People also may register any time by downloading the registration form from the convention website and faxing or mailing it to the address on the form
Information on all the above, including hotel contact information and discount code, can be found on the convention website at www.rvconvention.ca. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.