Annual Gathering

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General Information 

LOCATION:     Vancouver, BC, Canada

VENUE:

 

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6T 3T3
Canada

DATE:

July 4-9, 2016

View Schedule (Updated on April 11th, 2016)

BWA Annual Gathering - Information Packet


Registration

The Conference Fee includes:  

  1. Annual Gathering Registration
  2. 5 Breakfasts (Monday – Friday)
  3. 5 Lunches (Monday – Friday)
  4. Two daily coffee breaks (Monday – Friday)
  5. Internet
  6. 20% Service Charge
  7. 5% Goods and Service Tax (GST)

 NB: Cost of Accommodation and Airport transfers are NOT INCLUDED in the conference fee

                                          Before April 30, 2016                     After April 30, 2016
Conference Fee:
                    US$ 400.00                                          US$ 475.00

(Online Registration is for Credit Card Payments ONLY 
For other methods of registration see below)

We encourage credit card holders to register online, using the secure facility we provide.  Simply follow the instructions you will receive once you enter the registration module.  Credit Card transactions online and offline will be charged in US Dollars.

OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT: (IF NOT REGISTERING ONLINE)
For those persons not registering online, please download the registration form and return the completed form to the BWA Office with your payment.

1 – Check – Please send your check payable to Baptist World Alliance in US Dollars Only.
2 – Credit Card – Please send your registration form with your credit card information. Your credit card will be charged in US Dollars
3 – Bank Wire Transfer – Please use the Bank Transfers information on the registration form. (Email or fax your Registration Form with a copy of the wire transfer transaction to the BWA office.)

Cancellation Policy:
Conference fees, which will increase after April 30, 2016, will be refunded only when written/email request arrives in our office before May 15, 2016. An administration fee of US$75 will apply to all cancellations. We regret that cancellations made after May 15 will result in loss of the entire Conference fee.


Accommodations

VENUE HOTEL
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6T 3T3
Canada
Phone: 604-689-2720 ▪ Fax: 604-691-2791
Website: www.pinnacleharbourfronthotel.com

Room Type

Single / Double

Triple

Quad

Cityview Guestrooms

$170

$200

$230

Harbourview Guestrooms

$200

$230

$260

**Rates are per night and do not include 17.5% taxes**

NOTE: Hotel rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars

Extra Days
The same rates will apply 3 days before and 3 days after the Annual Gathering.

HOTEL Reservation Methods:

Make reservations by June 10, 2016 to ensure special rates above. Hotel will not guarantee the availability of rooms after the cut-off date.

  1. Online:
    Visit the hotel online booking link https://aws.passkey.com/event/14245407/owner/2075/home to make your reservation, using the following steps:
    1. On the first page, click “Make Reservation”
    2. Enter Check In and Check out dates followed by clicking Find
    3. Select room type followed by clicking next
    4. Follow prompts to finish your reservation
  2. Call in:   Reservations: 604-689-9211 or 1- 844-337-3118
    Individuals can contact the hotel directly for reservations. Please mention the Baptist World Alliance room block when making your reservation to receive the negotiated rate.
  3. Fax or e-mail:
    Please complete the attached reservation form and send to the hotel via fax or e-mail. The hotel information is on the top of the Reservation Form.

Please DO NOT send your hotel reservation to the BWA office.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations should be addressed to the hotel directly in writing/email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Reservations can be made until June 10, 2016 with a one night deposit OR guaranteed with a major credit card
  • Reservations may be canceled until 4pm the day of arrival with no penalties.
  • Reservations canceled after 4pm the day of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax to the credit card on file.

 

ADDITIONAL HOTELS

1) Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
1128 West Hastings St,
Vancouver, BC, V6E 4R5,
CANADA
Phone: (604) 684-1128
www.marriott.com/yvrdt

Room Type

Single

Double

Triple

Quad

2 Doubles Guestroom

$179.00

$179.00

$209.00

$239.00

**Rates are per night and do not include 17.5% taxes**
Includes Complimentary basic internet in guest rooms

NOTE: Hotel rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars

Please note the full stay, non-refundable room and tax deposit will be charged to the credit card at the time of booking

Extra Days
The same rates will apply 3 days before and 3 days after the Annual Gathering, subject to hotel availability

HOTEL Reservation Methods:

Make reservations by May 4, 2016 to ensure special rates above. Hotel will not guarantee the availability of rooms after the cut-off date.  

  1. Online:
    Visit the hotel online booking link https://resweb.passkey.com/do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14515012 to make your reservation, using the following steps:
    1. On the first page, click “Make Reservation”
    2. Enter Check In and Check out dates followed by clicking Find
    3. Select room type followed by clicking next
    4. Follow prompts to finish your reservation
  2. Call in:   Reservations: 1 (800) 207-4150.
    Individuals can contact the hotel directly for reservations. Please mention the Baptist World Alliance room block when making your reservation to receive the negotiated rate.

 

2) Carey Centre (Five minutes from bus terminal, 45 minutes from Downtown)
University of British Columbia Campus
5920 Iona Drive
Vancouver BC V6T 1J6
Canada

Phone: 604.224.4308
Toll Free: 1.844.862.2739 (1 844 to CAREY)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.careycentre.ca,

The Carey Centre is located at the corner of Wesbrook Mall North and Iona Drive on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

ROOM RATES:

Rooms with private bathroom from Canadian $91 to $169
Included: bedding, towels and toiletries, free local calls and WiFi

Make reservations as soon as possible since this rooms are on a first come, first serve basis.  

  1. Online:
    Visit the hotel online booking link   http://www.carey-edu.ca/short-stay/   to make your reservation, using the following steps:
    1. On the first page, click “Book your Short stay” button on the center of the page
    2. Enter your personal information, including Check In and Check out dates and room type
    3. Follow prompts to finish your reservation
  2. Call in:   Reservations: 1-604-224-4308 or 1-844-862-2739 with your credit card
    Individuals can contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Visa Information:

Please check to see if you are required to have an entry visa. Visa information can be obtained from the following site: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-how.asp

BWA will issue an invitation letter only after you have completed the Annual Gathering registration process. Please supply the requested information on your registration form and allow 1 week to receive your Visa Letter. To ensure your participation, please apply for your visa in sufficient time before the event.

In special cases, members of the BWA General Council, Committees and Commissions may request a visa letter prior to completing the registration process.


Post-Gathering Tours

OPTION 1

Alaska 7-day Inside Passage Cruise
aboard Nieuw Amsterdam
July 9 - 16, 2016

OPTION 2

7-Day Canadian Rockies Tour
July 9 - 15, 2016

 

NOTE: These are private tours that are organized by Dehoney Travel, Inc. for which Baptist World Alliance accepts no liability.

For more information about these Post-gathering tours, please contact Dehoney Travel, Inc. - Contact person: Dr. Russell Cherry - Phone: 1-800-325-6708 - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - Website: www.dehoneytravel.com


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