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2024 3rd Quarter Optimist District 13 Meeting May 3rd and 4th in Calgary

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 4 @ 11:30 pm

Attention all Optimist Members – Join us at the meeting … and stay for a mini vacation!

You’re invited to the 3rd Quarter (AMS&NW) Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana & NW Wyoming) District Meeting on May 3rd and 4th, 2024 at the Royal Hotel, Trademark Collection (formerly the Executive Royal Inn), located at 2828 23 St NE, Calgary, Alberta.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
  • Hear some amazing speeches from Oratorical Scholarship Contest participants from across the District who will deliver a speech on this year’s topic: “How to Change the World With Optimism.”
  • A chance to attend some informative workshops
  • Socialize with optimist friends … and meet new ones
  • Experience some Western hospitality at our “Stampede Round-Up” social on Friday night!
HOTEL PRICING AND RESERVATIONS:
  • Traditional King Guestroom (1 bed) – $132.00 CDN
  • Double Queen Guestroom (2 beds) – $134.00 CDN

Room rates above are guaranteed if booked by no later than April 3rd, 2024.  BOOK EARLY!

NOTE:  Rates quoted are per room based on single or double occupancy in $CDN and include free hot buffet breakfast, WIFI, and parking.  Additional adults are $10.00 per night per room.  All rates are subject to 15.54% in total taxes and fees.  The above room rates are valid for nights between April 30th to May 7th, 2024 (in case you want to take a mini-vacation).  Rooms & types are subject to availability. The cancellation policy is 2 weeks before arrival.

BOOK A ROOM:    Call the hotel at 403-291-2003 (local) or 1-877-769-2562 (US & Canada) and request Group Block “Optimist International” or Reference Code 050224OPT.  Do not try to book online as the code will not work.  If you are a Wyndham Rewards points collector, make sure to provide your member number when booking.

MEETING REGISTRATION COST:

Early Bird Registration (member or companion) – if received by April 3rd, 2024

  • $199.00 (CDN) or $160.00 (USD)

Late Registration (member or companion) – if received after April 3rd, 2024

  • $220.00 (CDN) or $175.00 (USD)

To register, please click on the link below, download and complete the fillable PDF, and send it along with your payment to Lyle Bennett using the instructions provided on the form.  If you are sending your form and payment via Canada or US Post, your envelope must be postmarked by or before April 3rd to receive the early bird price.

2024 Optimist 3rd Quarter AMS&NW District Meeting Registration Form (Fillable)

TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA:
  • Friday – 4 PM or Later – Hotel check-in
  • Friday – 4 PM to 7 PM – Registration – adjacent to the Emerald Ballroom A & B
  • Friday – 5 PM to 6 PM – Executive Meeting (2023/24 District Leadership Team) – Silver Boardroom, Main Floor
  • Friday – 7 PM – Cocktails and Partying Begins! – Emerald Ballroom A & B
  • Friday – 7:00 to 11:00 PM – Join us for our  “Stampede Roundup!” – Emerald Ballroom A & B – there will be plenty of FUN social activities, food, games, free line dancing lessons, and prizes for best Western attire.

  • Saturday – 8:00 AM to 4 PM – Meeting, Training Sessions, and Speakers – Emerald Ballroom A & B
  • Saturday – 10:30 AM to NOON – District Oratorical Scholarship Contest – Emerald Ballroom A & B
  • Saturday – 6 PM – Cocktails and Socializing – Emerald Ballroom A & B
  • Saturday – 7 PM – Formal Banquet, Speeches, and Socializing – Emerald Ballroom A & B
  • Sunday – 11 AM – Checkout and head home
COME TO THE MEETING … AND STAY FOR A ‘MINI-VACATION’.  YOU DESERVE IT!

Come a few days before the meeting, or stay after and take advantage of the above room rates which are valid for any night between April 30th and May 7th, 2024.

For more information about what to do around Calgary, Drumheller, Banff, and the Canadian Rockies, download the following PDF document by clicking on the link below:

Shopping and Sightseeing Opportunities Around Calgary, Drumheller, Banff, Canadian Rockies

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOTEL:

The Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark By Wyndham Collection is an ideal location for conferences and traveling families.  The hotel has recently gone through a significant upgrade to all of its rooms and banquet facilities, including the addition of hypo-allergenic luxury flooring in all hotel rooms.  In-room amenities include generously sized rooms, pillow-top mattresses, a Keurig brewing station, an HD flat-screen TV, a mini fridge, and a microwave.  For more information on the hotel, including pictures of the rooms and amenities, please CLICK HERE.

INFORMATION ON THE DISTRICT AND WORLD ORATORICAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS:

The meeting on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 will include the 2024 District Oratorical Scholarship Competition, where the top two participants from each of the Regional Contests in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana/Wyoming will be invited to participate.  The person who places first in this Contest will receive a $2,500 scholarship and be invited to compete in the 2024 Optimist International World Oratorical Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in July 2024.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

See you on May 3rd and 4th!

 

PICTURES FROM THE 2023 Q3 DISTRICT MEETING IN MEDICINE HAT

  

The above are pictures from our 2023 AMS&NW District Meeting in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  The District Oratorical Winner was Caroline G. from Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta.  She won a $2,500 scholarship and the opportunity to compete in the Optimist International Regional / World Championships in July 2023.

Caroline is pictured above with her father Jason and Bill Campbell (Optimist Club of Calgary President)

Details

Start:
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
End:
May 4 @ 11:30 pm
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Optimist Club of Calgary

Venue

Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
2828 23 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4 Canada
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