Sept 13, 2018

OttawaVolunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Ottawa to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of their national organization, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones. It will be a working conference with time for a little fun and relaxation. We are excited to have you all as our guests and show you some real National Capital hospitality.

Preliminary Agenda
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
Registration 1200 – 2000
Discover the Capital Tour 1245 – 1600
Haunted Walk Tour 1915

Dress Code: CPS-ECP casual

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018
Registration 0900 – 2000
Victoria Registration 0900 – 2000
Prizes and Simulator 0900 – 1700
Displays 0930 – 1600
Ship's Store Kiosk 0930 – 1600
Gatineau Tour 0945 – 1400
Board Luncheon 1145 – 1300
Board of Directors Meeting 1300 – 1630
Chief Commander’s 80th Anniversary Reception 1700 – 1800
Membership Seminar (Closed) 1900 – 2100
Educational Dept. Seminars (Open to all) 1900 – 2200
Ottawa Hospitality 2230 – 0100

Dress Code: CPS-ECP casual

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
Health Walk 0630 – 0700
Registration 0800 – 1800
Victoria Registration 0800 – 1800
Squadron Commanders’ Meeting (Cdrs & XOs only) 0830 – 1145
District Commanders’ Meeting (Open to All) 0830 – 1145
Educational Dept. Meeting (Open to All) 0830 – 1130
Membership Meeting (Open to all) 0830 – 1145
Merrickville Tour 0845 – 1500
Prizes and Simulator 0900 – 1700
Displays 0900 – 1700
Ship's Store Kiosk 0930 – 1600
Commanders', Dist. Membership Officers and Educational Dept. Luncheon 1145 – 1315
Commanders', Dist. Membership Officers and Educational Dept. (Open to All) 1330 – 1700
General Reception - Cash Bar 1800 – 1900
Theme Dinner "Captains and Mates" 1900 – 2400
Great Lakes Hospitality 2230 – 0100

Dress code:
Daytime - CPS-ECP casual.
Evening - “Captains and Mates" costume preferred or casual.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
Registration 0730 – 1700
AGM Delegates Registration 0730 – 0830
Annual General Meeting 0830 – 1200
Victoria Registration 0900 – 1700
Displays 0900 – 1700
General Reception Cash Bar 1200 – 1230
AGM Luncheon 1230 – 1345
Prize Pick-up 1400 – 1700
Ship's Store Kiosk 1400 – 1600
Board of Directors Meeting 1400 – 1530
IT: Hands On 1430 – 1630
Conference Committee Meeting 1430 – 1630
General Reception - Cash Bar 1800 – 1900
Chief Commander’s Gala Dinner 1900 – 2400
2019 Victoria Hospitality 2230 – 0100

Dress code:
AGM/AGM Lunch - Blazer ensemble.
C/C Gala - Formal attire. suit or tux, cocktail dress, evening gown.

Register here: http://www.cps-ecp.ca/?WCE=C=56|K=244920|CAL=224335

To make your room reservations, please call the number below:
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7
Reservations: 1-800-853-8463
Reservations for CPS-ECP Members

We are pleased to announce that for CPS-ECP members attending the 2018 Conference and AGM a special room rate of $179/night has been secured. This rate will be available until September 17, 2018 at 4pm and is subject to availability.

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