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BC People First Conference and AGM: “Power in Unity”

June 1, 2010

Our friends at B.C. People First have been working hard to put a conference and AGM together for June 17 and 18.    I’ll be there, volunteering, with a cause I am passionate about.   Please contact me ( or any of the folks below if y0u want more information.  

2010 BC People First “Power in Unity” CONFERENCE and AGM

June 17 & 18, 2010

Hilton Metrotown, Burnaby

“As individuals, we are strong. But as a group, we are powerful.”

For more information contact:

Meaghan Feduck,


Dave Sherritt




Thursday, June 17th DAY 1
8:30-10:00Welcome and Opening Plenary with special guests from People First of Canada
Coffee Break 10:00-10:30
10:30-12:00How to Find and Keep Advisors  — OR —Telling Our StoriesHear some powerful stories and a chance to tell yours
LUNCH 12:00-1:00
1:00-2:30Institutions – Never again!  — OR —Youthexploring a new generation of self advocacy
Coffee Break 2:30-3:00
3:00-4:30Inclusion Making sure we’re counted and included— OR —Telling Our StoriesMore stories from leaders like you
In the eveningThe FREEDOM TOUR Film This National Film Board documentary tells the story of People First of Canada mem­bers, fighting for the rights of all people who are labelled with an intellectual disability to live in the community, not in institutions. Come to this public screening and listen to our stories.Location: To be Announced



The cost for the two day conference is $50.00**.

This cost includes entry into all of the workshops and the AGM, coffee, tea, a light breakfast and lunch both days.

To register, complete the registration form attached by June 11 and mail or email it to:

BC People First Steering Committee

415 – 9867 Manchester Dr.

Burnaby, V3N 4P6


**BCACL has some funds to help people attend the conference. For information, call BCACL at 604-777-9100.   (BCACL has now assisted all possible attendees and can not provide any more scholarships – thanks BCACL for your support!)

They accept collect calls.

Hotel Information

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

6083 McKay Avenue

Burnaby, BC Canada V5H 2W7

Phone Number: 604-438-1200

Toll Free Number 1-800-445-8667

The hotel has wheelchair-accessible guest rooms and is steps away from the Metro­town skytrain station.

The Hilton also has an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant.

Booking a Room

A rate of $135.00 plus tax for a single or double room has been reserved

for conference participants.

To get this rate, you must say “BC People First Society when you book your room.

I am not part of People First.

Should I still attend?


People First is open to anyone who has been labelled.

About Membership

Individual and group memberships are available for $1per person. They can be purchased at the conference.

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