Banquet at the Songhees Wellness Centre

The WDCAG 2019 banquet will be held in the He’Was Hall of the Songhees Wellness Centre, and joining us will be Paul Lacerte (of the Moosehide Campaign) and Art Napoleon! The banquet will feature a gourmet buffet-style dinner, which will include salads, small starter plates, and a variety of entrees to choose from. There will also be a cash bar at the event, which will include beer, wine and spirits. 

There will be shuttles that will run directly from downtown Victoria and UVic to the Songhees Wellness Centre. The venue is also located on BC Transit bus routes

Tickets are $55. Click here to register for the conference and banquet

About the Venue

The WDCAG 2019 Banquet will be held at the Songhees Wellness Centre on March 9th at 7pm. Since time immemorial, the Songhees People, from the Lekwungen Nation, have lived in what is now known as southern Vancouver Island. The Songhees are engaged in several initiatives towards increased social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of their community. As a poignant example, the Songhees Wellness Centre was built to create services for youth and elders, amalgamate administration, and improve and promote healthy lifestyles. 

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building fuses modern architecture with Songhees culture. Visitors, approaching from the rear, are greeted by five house posts. Inside the vaulted two-storey lobby, two additional house posts stand in front of the gabled glass wall of the boardroom, which also serves as the big house. The strategic design of the building increases energy and water performance through solar hot water heating, natural ventilation strategies, heat recovery, storm water reuse and geothermal heat pumps. The southwest-facing windows keep the building warm in the winter when the sun sits low on the horizon. In the summer, an overhanging roof shades the windows from the high sun and helps to keep the building cool, further reducing energy costs and consumption.

The Banquet hosted at this special place will provide a memorable experience for WDCAG attendees. 

Click here to register for the conference and banquet (Deadline March 4th).