On Saturday, March 12, 2016, 700 teachers from across BC will gather in Vancouver, at the Hyatt Regency hotel, for the BCTF's 100th Annual General Meeting, kicking off a year-long celebration of the Federation's 100th anniversary.
This AGM will also see the election of a new President as Jim Iker will be stepping down on June 30, 2016. BCTF presidents typically only serve three one-year terms and this is Iker's third and final year following six years as a Vice-President. Iker will continue as an Executive Committee member for one more year as Past President.
The full AGM agenda, including a list of sessions that will be available on Livestream, can be viewed at http://www.bctf.ca/AGM2016.
Media are invited to attend at any time except when the meeting goes “in committee.”
Highlights of the 100th Annual General Meeting
Saturday, March 12
2:00 p.m. First Nations welcome, preliminaries, and address by BCTF President Jim Iker
7:30 p.m. Greetings from education partner group representatives, including the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
9:45 p.m. Statements from candidates running for President, First Vice-President, and Second Vice-President
Sunday, March 13
2:00 p.m. Keynote address by Stephen Kakfwi, former Premier of the Northwest Territories, Dene leader, and residential school survivor
3:50 p.m. 100th Anniversary celebration
5:00 p.m. Statements from candidates running for member-at-large.
Monday, March 14
2:00 p.m. Elections for President, First Vice-President, and second Vice-President, followed by elections for Members-at-Large.
For more information contact Rich Overgaard at 604-340-1959. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag, #BCTF2016.