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May 6, 2011 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre Selected to Host the 3rd Annual Aborigional Peoples Resource Opportunities Conference

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) - For the 2nd consecutive year, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre will play host to The Annual Aboriginal People’s Resource Opportunities Conference scheduled May 9th through May 11th 2011. The award-winning Nanaimo conference venue is expected to welcome over 115 delegates bringing in over $120,000 in Economic benefit to the Nanaimo region.

“We are honored to work with this conference 2 years in a row. Having this group look to us as their preferred venue in hosting this annual conference tells us we are doing all the right things here at the VICC,” said Denise Tacon, General Manager, Vancouver Island Conference Center.

The three-day conference and trade show has established itself as a ‘not to be missed’ opportunity to gain first hand practical knowledge from successful Aboriginal Peoples partnerships in mineral and mining, forestry, tourism, fisheries, power production and transmission. This conference offers a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with Aboriginal leaders as well as resource sector representatives and government officials in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre is located in the historic downtown area of Nanaimo B.C. steps away from the Nanaimo Harbour front and seaside walkway. A recipient of the MPI Silver Service Award, the VICC boasts 38,000 sq. feet of customizable convention and Nanaimo trade show space capable of accommodating up to 1,300 guests. Nine multi-purpose rooms with large windows and scenic views offers guests some of the most advanced audio/visual and control systems in western Canada. The VICC is also equipped with a 2,000 sq. ft. kitchen and extensive catering menus that ensure that high quality food is served promptly and at the perfect temperature.

Amenities at the VICC include full 100MB high-speed wireless Internet, VOIP phone system, digital way-finding and global broadcast capabilities. VICC’s clients have access to a dedicated team of Nanaimo audio/video professionals who work with the latest technology to create perfectly executed presentations, multi-microphone discussions, videoconferences and press conferences.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides the ultimate setting for a magical west coast wedding. The VICC’s professional planners will assist every step of the way, creating your dream wedding at any budget.

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About the Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Located on Vancouver Island in the beautiful harbour city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre is one of Canada’s finest offerings in the convention and conference industry. The Centre is conveniently situated in historic downtown Nanaimo, just steps from the Nanaimo harbour front, seaside walkway and the old-city charm of downtown Nanaimo. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre supports groups of up to 1300 within the 38,000 square feet of flexible, functional convention and meeting space. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides one of the most advanced audio, video and control systems in all of Western Canada and has nine multipurpose meeting rooms with full audio/visual capabilities and large windows for natural light and beautiful scenic views. For more information on meeting in Nanaimo please visit our new website at

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