Special Announcement: BEST 2020 and COVID-19
BEST 2020 Revised Dates: October 21 – 23 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, BEST 2020 has been rescheduled to October 21 – 23. We will continue to monitor the health crisis and will keep the website updated with any further changes.
For now, there is nothing you need to do. Sponsorships and presenter/delegate registrations will be transferred to the new dates. If you are unable to participate in October, your sponsorship or registration payment can be held and put towards BEST 2021. If you need a refund at this time, please email email@example.com and we will start the process.
These are incredibly difficult times for everyone and we thank you in advance for your understanding as we all navigate this unprecedented global crisis.
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
The location for BEST 2020 is once again the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Experience the Chateau Whistler’s luxurious hotel and golf resort located at the base of Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, British Columbia.
We have secured special conference rates for attendees at BEST 2020.
Conversely, you may call the in-house Reservations Department at 1-800-606-8244 to make your reservation. Please identify yourself as being part of the “BEST 2020 Conference” or group code ‘'1020BEST_004” in order to receive the group rates.
Conference rates will extend from October 17 - 27, 2020, should you want to go early, or stay on after the Conference.
For delegates looking for things to do while in Whistler, visit Tourism Whistler's website at https://www.whistler.com/.
National Affairs Columnist
Chantal Hébert began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary doctorates from Bishop’s,York University, the University of Western Ontario and Concordia University. In 2006, she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy, as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award.
Boat Harbour Site
"Cleaning up Boat Harbor is all my people have ever wanted."
Boat Harbour is a body of water formerly used by the First Nation. In the 1960s it was taken over by the Province of Nova Scotia for use as a settling pond for effluent from the nearby pulp mill. It quickly became polluted with heavy metals and organic chemicals. The Boat Harbour Act 2015 set a deadline for closing the treatment facility no later than January 31, 2020, after which the site was to be cleaned up. This will involve removing an estimated 350,000 cubic metres (12 million cu ft) of contaminated material and returning the lagoon to a tidal estuary.
Registration now open!
BCEIA Member Rate
*The government rate is open to employees of a national/federal, state, provincial, or local government entity, including public higher education institutions. Attendees registering under the government rate may be required to provide proof of government employee status in order to receive the discounted rate.
Conference registration includes: welcoming reception, two days of programming, off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks.
All registration rates are exclusive of GST.
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Unfortunately, golf season will be over when BEST 2020 happens in October. However, Tervita will be coordinating the golf outing in 2021 when we return to our May dates. If you have any questions, contact John Hibbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Core6 Environmental would like to invite BEST 2020 participants to join us for a mountain bike ride on Whistler’s fabulous trails. We’ll ride at noon on Wednesday, October 21. The ride will begin promptly at 12:00 pm, and the group will meet in front of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel and ride from there to the trail head. You should be comfortable riding for 2 to 3 hours on technical single-track trails and have at least an intermediate level of fitness and bike handling skills. The ride will be on Intermediate (blue square) rated trails, where you can expect to encounter trail obstacles such as roots, rocks, and ladder bridges, and a dual suspension mountain bike is recommended. Post ride rehydration and refueling will be in the Mallard lounge! Please use common sense and caution when riding, and ride within your ability level. The organizer bears no responsibility for the condition of trails, or for potential injury or damage to equipment. All participants ride at their own risk. By participating in this activity, riders agree to this disclaimer. For more information, or to sign up, contact Tom Hudson at Core6 at email@example.com.