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Canadian Badlands 4th Annual Tourism Development Conference

Join us for the 4th Annual Tourism Development Conference and 2014 Annual General Meeting March 25-27, 2014 in Lethbridge.

This year's conference, themed "Every Encounter Counts", will continue to provide the opportunity for CBL municipal government shareholder representative and tourism operators throughout our 90,000 sq km region to meet directly and collaborate. 2014 Conference keynote speakers include Anthony Cobb from Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and Dennis Travale, Mayor of Norfolk, Ontario. Cobb, COO of Fogo Island, has co-led a team that has turned the remote and rugged Newfoundland Island into an international geo-tourism destination. Travale is spearheading a 15 million dollar transformation to modernize and diversify the Sand Plains, a traditional tobacco-growing area in Southern Ontario. He is the Mayor of the community that hosted the only Mumford & Sons concert last summer. Every year, Port Dover also hosts Friday the 13th, an annual motorcycle touring event that attracts thousands. A third keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

Featured in workshops this year are presentations on Canadian Badlands Web Matters, Guest Experiences, and Social Media, among others.

Again, the conference will provide many opportunities to network with other participants throughout the event as well as at the Gala Dinner. Our participants will include representatives from shareholder municipalities of Canadian Badlands Ltd, for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations that offer tourism services, attractions, events and products.T

New for 2014!
We invite you to get your ticket and join us at our opening night networking and cocktail reception at the Galt Museum and Archive on Tuesday, March 25th at 6:30pm. Come meet and greet others in the industry, indulge in a few snacks, and enjoy live entertainment with the Kirby Sewell Band

Gala Entertainment
Canadian Badlands Ltd. is pleased to announce that Canadian Recording Artist Tom Jackson will be joining conference delegates as the featured act during our Dinner Gala evening on March 26th. Not only has a star of stage and screen, Tom is a Canadian music icon having released more than 15 albums as has toured Canada for more than twenty years. We are sure this will be an evening to remember.

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$200.00 for AGM & Conference
$200.00 for Conference only
No cost for AGM only
$40.00 Opening Cocktail Reception
$60.00 Extra Dinner Ticket

After January 31, 2014:
$250.00 for AGM & Conference
$250.00 for Conference only
No cost for AGM only
$50.00 Opening Cocktail Reception
$60.00 Extra Dinner Ticket

start time:
Mar 25, 2014 9:50 PM
end time:
Mar 27, 2014
Coast Hotel Lethbridge
Coast Hotel Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta T0J 0Y0 Canada