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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.


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For more information, contact Rich Overgaard, BCTF media relations officer, at 604-871-1881 (office) or 604-340-1959 (cell).

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