WELCOME TO THE ROTARY PRESIDENTIAL PEACEBUILDING CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER
Rotary International President Ian Riseley invites you to the Rotary Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Peace, Vancouver, BC, Friday to Sunday February 9 – 11, 2018.
In February 2018, the eyes of the Rotary World will be on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Zones 24 and 25 will host the Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace—one of six international peacebuilding conferences planned for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. President Ian Riseley has made environmental sustainability a major focus for his year and we are honored that he has chosen Vancouver to hold the first Presidential Conference on this key area.
Over 1,000 Rotarians from the US, Canada and around the world will come together at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. They will join scientists, world leaders in climate control, those responsible for the protection of our environment, government and business leaders, scholars and peacebuilders at this important event. Attendees will have ample opportunity to interact with experts in the field and to take part in an environmental project in and around Vancouver.
AIR CANADA OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF THE CONFERENCE
Air Canada has been designated as Official Airline of Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace. You can get a 10% discount on your airline travel to the conference using the following Promotion Code 239TE3Y1
PEACE SCULPTURE DONATED TO BE AUCTIONED
Peter Lattey of the Rotary Club of Downtown Los Angeles has donated a wood sculpture that he has entitled ‘PEACE’. The sculpture will be auctioned at the conference with proceeds going to the Peace Centres supported by the Rotary Foundation.
PRE AND POST TOURS AVAILABLE
Pre and Post Tours: Check our website for tour information on visits to Victoria and Whistler before and after the conference. Visit Beautiful British Columbia and enjoy the hospitality of our Western Rotary Clubs.
DR DAVID SUZUKI CONFIRMED AS SPEAKER
Dr Suzuki is very much looking forward to addressing the Rotarians at the first Environmental Sustainability themed conference here in Vancouver Feb. 10, 2018. Register now to hear this world renowned speaker. Find out more information on Dr. Suzuki and our other great speakers.
CONFERENCE BAGS SUPPORTING WOMEN’S COOP IN UGANDA
The re-usable conference bags for the Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace are being hand-made by a women’s co-op in Tekera Uganda. The first batch has arrived. Register now to be sure to get yours and take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate.
THE HEIWA: ROTARY HIROSHIMA SURVIVOR TREES TEAM PRESENTING TO IAN RISELEY
The Heiwa: Rotary Hiroshima Survivor Trees Team will present President Ian Riseley with a Ginkgo nursery tree that will be planted in Vancouver during the Presidential Peacebuilding Conference. The tree is a descendant of one that survived the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and will be planted to remember the importance of Peace and Environmental Sustainability. Following their break out session, the team which includes an Hiroshima survivor will distribute seeds to clubs and districts so that they can take their own commemoration back home.