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 "Healthcare Facilities and the Technology Highway"


   Sunday September 20, 2015
08:30 Bus Pick up - Marriott Courtyard Edmonton/Sutton Place Hotel  

Fort Edmonton Tour 

 Fort 2Fort Edmonton Park is a place where time has stopped and is waiting for you to experience life as it was through four historical periods between 1846 and 1929. Go back in time more than 150 years and walk through the days of the fur trade, and the pioneer years of 1885, 1905 and 1920. Costumed interpreters bring the past to life, answer your questions and invite you to experience the best of the period.
11:30 Lunch at the Fort Edmonton Park

Guided Walking Tour of Edmonton River Valley

 RiverValley Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding communities enjoy the privilege of sharing one of the longest urban stretches of River Valley Parkland in an urban area in North America at 7,400 hectares, located along the North Saskatchewan River. There are 22 major parks and over 150 kilometres of trails on which you can enjoy walks, bike rides, picnics, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. Enjoy your visit.
15:00 Drop off - Marriott Courtyard Edmonton/Sutton Place Hotel 
18:30-21:00 Opening Reception, Art Gallery of Alberta 
 Monday September 21, 2015 
07:00-08:30 Breakfast with the delegates 
08:30-09:30 Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Address by Don Winn 
10:00 Board bus at Shaw Conference Centre 

Muttart Conservatory

Muttart1 180wThe Muttart Conservatory is unique at first sight. This innovative botanical garden sets the pace for plant science in western Canada and defines Edmonton’s skyline with striking glass pyramids rising from river valley.

Inside the pyramids, three biomes are in the Conservatory’s year-round displays. A fourth pyramid houses creative feature displays, changing up to eight times a year. As an accredited museum, the Muttart Conservatory preserves and grows one of Canada’s largest botanical collections, and shares knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors.

12:30 Board bus to go to West Edmonton Mall  

West Edmonton Mall (lunch on your own)

 Mall 180wWest Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world (along with The Dubai Mall) by gross leasable area. The mall was founded by the Ghermezian brothers, who emigrated from Iran in 1959. It was the world's largest mall until 2004. West Edmonton Mall covers a gross area of about 490,000 m2 (5,300,000 sq ft). There are over 800 stores and services in the compound, and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 24,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 32.2 million visitors per year; it also attracts between 90,000 and 200,000 shoppers daily, depending on the day and season. The mall was valued at CAN$926 million in January 2007.
15:30 Board bus to return to Marriott Courtyard Edmonton/Sutton Place Hotel 
18:00-23:30 President's Reception & Gala Banquet 
  Tuesday September 22, 2015 
07:00-08:30  Breakfast with the delegates  
$180 before July 31; $190 after July 31