2024 ABMK Provincial Convention

Calgary North CWL Councils are pleased to host the
2024 Alberta MacKenzie Provincial Convention
at
Ascension Parish, 1100 Berkshire Boulevard NW, Calgary, AB   T3K 3M3​​
on
Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2024.

   

All members and Spiritual Advisors are encouraged to attend.

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2024 ABMK Provincial Convention

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New in 2024:

  • You have the option to register by mail or online below.
  • You can pay by e-transfer or cheque.
  • We are organizing Friday dinner at the church since there aren't many restaurants close by. This saves you travel (and parking) time and lets you move seamlessly into the Opening Mass.

ABMK Convention Package

Registration is now closed. 2024 Notice of Convention
Hotels near Ascension Parish 2024 Convention Letter
ABMK Convention Workshops Minutes of the 2023 Convention
Letter to Spiritual Advisors 2024 Convention Agenda

 

 

2024 ABMK Provincial Convention Tips

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Accommodation

Wingate Calgary Airport - Convention Rate Hotel

57 Freeport Crescent NE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 587 393 0700 Option 1 or 4
Toll Free: 1 (833) 410-7144 (ask to be connected with the front desk of the hotel to get the convention rate)

Block Code 053024 ALB

Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport | Calgary, AB Hotels (wyndhamhotels.com)

 

At the convention

This is a SCENT-FREE convention.

What to bring:

  • a tote bag for materials you collect
  • your own mug or water bottle
  • your Council's CWL banner and stand
  • cash for purchases from our vendors and for donations to our collection recipients

Please wear:

  • your CWL pins, scarf, etc.
  • red on Friday to honor our military and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters.
  • your convention name tag at all times that you are on the Convention Floor or in a break-out session

Check In

When you arrive at the Convention, you must check in to pick up your registration package. This will contain your name tag (which must be worn at all times on the convention floor and in break out rooms), meal tickets, and other important information.

You must also sign-in each day that you are at the convention so that accurate attendance records are kept and reports can be given.

The check-in desk will be open in the Narthex:

  • Thursday, May 30 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, May 31 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 1 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Meals

  • Breakfast each day is on your own
  • Morning and afternoon breaks include beverages, muffins and cookies. There will be gluten-free options.
  • Friday lunch, Friday supper, and Saturday lunch are at the church
  • Saturday banquet is at the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre 3015 15 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7L8

NOTE: it is important to advise the organizers of any allergies when you register.

 

At Ascension

There is a daily Mass on Friday and Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. 

There are confessions before the Masses from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. and on Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (before the Saturday 5 p.m. Mass). 

There is Adoration after the day Masses until 8 pm at night in a separate area of the church. You can use this space during the convention if you want to go and pray silently.  

 

Opening Mass - Singing Voices Needed

All are invited to attend the Friday opening Mass, May 31st, 7:00 pm at Ascension Parish, 1100 Berkshire Boulevard NW, Calgary.

Men and women are invited to join the choir! Michele G. will be the pianist and leader. Hymnals will be available. Please be in the sanctuary by 6:30 to warm up your voices.

You do not need to be registered for this convention to attend the Mass or to be in the choir. 

 

 

Convention Sponsors

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     Funeral Services  
   
                   Calgary Chapter
Ascension Council 10065

2024 ABMK Provincial Convention Registration

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Registrations are now closed.

Anyone wishing to attend the Friday Pre-Convention Meeting and/or the Saturday Convention must pre-register.

You do not need to submit separate forms for guests at the banquet; just select the number of tickets on your registration form.

In order to vote in the business part of the Convention, all voting and accredited delegates must pre-register and also submit the appropriate Credential Form. Forms must be received by May 24th.

  • The voting delegates are the five Diocesan Presidents.
  • Honorary Life Members, Life Members and Provincial Officers have Accredited Voting Status.
  • Each Diocesan Council may send two Accredited Delegates.
  • Each Parish Council may send one Accredited Delegate. 

Registrations are now closed.