2024 AGM Information

When: 18-19 May 2024

Where: This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival (www.victoriahighlandgames.com)

Lodging: Sandman Hotel Victoria at 2852 Douglas St, Victoria BC, V8T 4M5 (www.sandmanhotels.com)

  • For reservations call the hotel at 1-250-388-0788 and ask for Murray Clan Society of North America block room rate (Group Confirmation Number 211843566)
  • Room rates in Canadian dollars (CAD) are: 
    • Standard Queen $219 plus taxes (8 rooms available) 
    • King Suite $229 plus taxes (6 rooms available) 
    • Family Suite $239 plus taxes (6 rooms available) 
  • Room rates are available thru 20 April 2024 
  • Hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and parking 
  • The hotel does not offer shuttle service to and/or from the airport

Transportation:

  • The Sandman Hotel Victoria is a 16-minute walk to/from Topaz Park
  • For those staying downtown, BC Transit has a bus stop on Douglas St and is a 7-minute walk to/ from Topaz Park; BC Transit’s trip planner is at www.bctransit.com/victoria/home
  • Parking is available at the shopping center across Blanchard Street from Topaz Park

AGM events:

  • Friday – 
    • 1:00 pm – Society Council meeting in the hotel (all members are welcome to attend); room to be announced 
    • Dinner in the hotel restaurant; all members are welcome to attend 
  • Saturday – 
    • 9:00 am – Topaz Park opens for the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival; tickets can be purchased in advance at www.eventbrite.ca or at the gate 
    • Throughout the day enjoy piping and drumming, heavy athletics, Highland dancing, and more o 11:30 am – Lunch will be provided in the Murray Clan tent 
    • Noon – Opening ceremony (subject to change) 
    • 1:00 pm – AGM in the Murray Clan tent
    • 6:00 pm – Gathering for the AGM Dinner at Trafalgar/ProPatria Royal Canadian Legion branch (www.rcl292.ca) ;directions will be supplied to members 
    • 6:30 – AGM dinner; pre-dinner activities include the piping in the haggis and the awards ceremony
  • Sunday –
    • 9:00 am – Topaz Park opens its gates for the second day of the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival with the Irish dancers performing, as well as the Heavy athletics 
    • 5:00 pm – Closing ceremonies For additional information contact Bill Murray, Region 1 Representative and BC Commissioner, by email at wjmmurray@outlook.com or by mobile phone at 250-203-5313 

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