Monday

Dream ITMonday at a Glance

  • – Shotgun Golf Tournament, 1:30pm to 6:30pm
  • – Taste of the Comox Valley: A fruit winery, vodka & whiskey distillery and bison ranch tour, 12:30pm to 5:30pm
  • – Cycling tour: Wine & Chocolate, 12:30pm to 5pm
  • – Cycling tour: Village & Craft Beer, 11:45am to 5pm
  • – Welcome Dinner & Reception, 7pm to 11pm

** Those participating in Cycling tours must print & complete a BIKING WAIVER.

Shotgun Golf Tournament – Crown Isle Resort

golfTime: 1:30 pm shotgun start (1:30pm to 6-6:30pm)

Meet in the Lobby:  (main level) of the Crown Isle Resort – the primary conference hotel partner.

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* The Welcome Reception takes place at the Crown Isle Resort immediately following the Golf Tournament.

This year’s annual golf tournament takes place at the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community   Designed by Graham Cooke & Associates and opened in 1992, this award winning Platinum rated golf course is superbly manicured and maintained. Playable for golfers at all levels, the course is designed in a resort style with a dynamic set of tees to meet the needs of any guest or member. With 11 lakes, views of the Beaufort mountain range & Comox glacier, and verdant fairways, this Par 72, 18-hole course offers a superb driving range with chipping & putting greens, and practice bunkers. A remarkable example of spectacular BC golf!

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Taste of the Comox Valley – A Fruit Winery, Vodka & Whisky Distillery and Bison Ranch Tour

** Note: This event is so popular we added a second group! Please check at the registration desk for your departure time (12:30 or 12:45)

WineTourTime: *12:30 or 12:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Departure: Meet in the Lobby (main level) of the Crown Isle Resort – the primary conference hotel partner. A minicoach will be used for transportation.

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Today’s culinary adventure includes three of the Comox Valley’s favourite artisan food producers. Guests will visit a fruit winery, a whisky and vodka distillery a bison ranch. 40 Knots Estate Winery and vineyards is a beautiful 24-acre property that proudly produces all of their wine using 100% of the grapes grown right on the property. Lunch will be served on the lovely patio (weather permitting) overlooking the vines. The newest distillery in the valley, Wayward Distillation House, is an artisan craft distillery with roots buried deep in the heart of the Comox Valley. Using a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary methods, coupled with the best available BC agricultural product, Wayward is the only distillery in Canada using honey as the base in all recipes.  Island Bison is the largest bison ranch on Vancouver Island. Bison are free range grass feeders—the way nature intended—and are 100% free of added hormones or antibiotics.  Guests will visit the ranch, the new farm store and will taste some of their delicious product.

Inclusions:

  • Three tours of three different producers, with tastings at all three locations
  • Two-course lunch and one glass of wine with lunch  
  • Comox Valley shopping bags
  • Bottled water

Notes:   

  • Guests must be 19 years or older to participate in tour  
  • 2 course lunch is included on this tour
  • Tour goes rain or shine
  • This tour includes walking, comfortable shoes are recommended

Cycling Tours – Wine & Chocolate or Beer & Bike

** Note: Dress in layers, wear closed toe shoes, bring sunglasses and bike gloves (optional).  Lunch is The Atrium.

Bike TourWine & Chocolate:

  • 12:30pm Box lunch provided, meet at Crown Isle Resort,  Copper Room
  • 1:15pm Departure from Crown Isle to pick up bikes/guides
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm Tour – including bike set-up, tours and stops

Village & Craft Beer:

  • 11:45am Box lunch provided, meet at Crown Isle Resort, Copper Room
  • 12:30pm Departure from Crown Isle to pick up bikes/guides
  • 12:45pm – 5:00pm Tour – including bike set-up, tours and stops

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Meet Location: Lobby, Main Level, Crown Isle Resort

Transportation: Participants will be transported by bus to pick up  bikes prior to heading out on the tour/back to the hotel.  

This afternoon, join Island Joy Rides as their guides introduce you to the Comox Valley.  There are two options for bike tours, one that is designed for leisure riders and one that is suitable for avid cyclists.  Both combine some of the best cycling routes along with some flavour favourites in an afternoon that is sure to delight.  

Option OneWINE AND CHOCOLATE BY BIKE – leisurely riders

Explore Courtenay and meander along the valley’s scenic cycling trails and quiet country roads on this leisurely tour of the Comox Valley with personable guides who are keen to share their secrets. Delight in expertly paired wine and truffles as you breath in the fresh, island air at Blue Moon Estate Winery and Cidery. All fitness levels welcome on this 18 km experience.

Option TwoVillage & Craft Beer recreational to avid riders  

Explore Courtenay and Cumberland while taking in 33 to 43 km of cycling on quiet country roads and forest paths. Add one beautiful waterfall and a funky historical village and combine those with local craft beer and fun people who share your passion for cycling.

Inclusions:

  • Hybrid bicycle, helmet, and handlebar bag for wallet, phone, snacks etc.
  • Full support from experienced guides and support vehicle
  • Island Joy Rides water bottle
  • Guilt-free snacks and samples

Notes:   

  • Guests must be 19 years or older to participate in tour  
  • Boxed lunch is included (group lunch is provided at the Crown Isle prior to departure)
  • Tour goes rain or shine

Welcome Reception

Following the day’s networking events, join us for a West Coast Welcome in the Ballroom at Crown Isle Resort.  

Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Location: Ballroom, Crown Isle Resort

Sponsored by: BellH50

This awe-inspiring example of West Coast architecture features a stunning curved staircase, marble and brass fireplace, waterfall, and rich Mahogany throughout.

Tonight’s dinner menu includes the best cuisine the Resort has to offer.  Sample a West Coast inspired menu while sharing stories of today’s golf tournament and tours.  Relax and reconnect with friends and colleagues and enjoy spectacular views along with delicious dining – the perfect start to the 2016 Fall Conference.

Welcome Reception

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