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May 16, 2012 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre Selected to Host the Gizeh Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon 2012 Conference

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) – The Pacific Northwest Shrine Association will gather together with friends and family to celebrate their 100th Anniversary at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Ceremony, banquets, meetings, competitions, activities and island tours are among some of the fun developed for this year’s agenda. In addition delegates and locals will enjoy the participation of the PNSA on Sunday May 20th at the Annual Empire Days Community Parade in downtown Nanaimo, BC. Filled with fun and tourism appeal this conference will prove to set the stage for an island experience unlike other years on a landmark occasion at an extraordinary venue, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in the beautiful Harbour City of Nanaimo, BC.

The award-winning Nanaimo conference venue will play host to over 550 delegates generating over $866,000 in economic benefit to the Nanaimo region.

The team at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre extends a warm welcome to all members and family of the 2012 Pacific Northwest Shrine Association conference in Nanaimo, BC.

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 www.viconference.com

For more information please contact Denise Tacon dtacon@viconference.com or 250-244-4050

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