2020 FPOABC Annual Conference

FPOABC Annual Conference

May 4-7, 2020

Penticton, BC

     

      Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
      21 Lakeshore Drive West
      Penticton, BC  V2A 7M5
      pentictonlakesideresort.com

 

With the World Health Organization declaring novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic illness earlier this month, and the recent guidance from the federal and provincial governments, the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association has been taking necessary and reasonable precautions to prepare for possible impacts. The health and safety of our members, is paramount and we will continue to respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation.  

The FPOABC executive has been discussing the situation at length during the past week, as to the impact to our members, and considering solutions moving forward. With the announcement this morning made by the BC Health Minister, Adrian Dix to ban all gatherings of more than fifty, the FPOABC executive feel it would be in the best interest of our members and the public we serve to postpone our Annual FPOABC Conference and Pre-Conference in Penticton. 

The FPOABC is committed to be front and centre in the development of achievable, manageable and realistic training for its members and their respective communities.  To that end we are in the process of working with the host hotel in considering alternative dates, and will keep everyone informed of the outcome.  We are also working with the hotel to provide a process for accommodation cancellations.

For updates moving forward please refer to our website http://www.fpoa.bc.ca and we will provide updates as they unfold. 

For those currently registered for our conference in May, your registration will be applied to the rescheduled 2020 conference.

Marco D'Agostino
President

 

Important information for those with guestroom bookings! 

All individual guestroom bookings will need to be cancelled individually at least seven (7) days prior to arrival in order to  avoid cancellation fees. Guests can call the Penticton Lakeside toll-free line at 1-800-663-9400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the high volume of calls, email is recommended at this time. Please  provide the following information:
SUBJECT: LAST NAME/FIRST NAME, CONFIRMATION #, CHECK-IN DATE

 

2020 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - subject to change

2020 Speaker Information

May 8, 2020 - IAAI Spring Seminar - 
Dealing With Fire Investigation Involving Fatalities

Registration Forms
Members 
- The Pre-Conference Course is now FULL
Non-Members

NEW THIS YEAR - PARTNER'S PROGRAM - Registration is now OPEN.  
SCHEDULE
REGISTRATION FORM
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select the activities that you are interested in.  Sone activities require a minimum number and will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met.  Activities are payable at Vendor. 
Breakfast, Banquet, Vendor Forum and Red Rooster are payable to FPOABC – Mastercard and Visa accepted at the FPOABC online store.  www.fpoa.bc.ca – prices include GST and gratuity.
Fill in the Registration form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The FPOABC online store accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Guestroom Reservations:  Call 1.800.663.9400 and identify as being with the Fire Prevention Officers Association of BC in order to receive the discounted room rates.  After March 20, 2020, rooms and the room rates will increase to our regular guestroom rates.

Online Booking Reservations
Reserve your room online: http://www.onressystems.com/vendors/pentictonlakesideresort/Group-Reservations.html
Select conference dates and enter promo code FPOABC2020
Please note this specific link must be used - the promo code will not work if you go through online booking on our website. 

Queen Cityview $160.00
Queen Beachview $170.00
Queen Lakeview $180.00
King Rooms starting at $175 and Suites starting at $204.
West Wing King Rooms starting at $205

Room rates are based on single/double occupancy, are net, non-commissionable and subject to applicable taxes.

Parking is $10.00 per vehicle, per day, for in-house guests

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of BC will not be publishing the FireAway Magazine in 2020.

If you are a company, that has purchased an advertisement through a Sales Representative from First Response Publications please contact President, Marco D’Agostino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 250-793-0307.

All cancellations and requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing.  Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored.

Letters and/or an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Refund requests postmarked or emailed more than 60 days, - will receive a full refund (less an administrative fee of $35.00)
  • Refund requests postmarked or emailed less than 60 days, but prior to 30 days from the start of the Conference - will receive a 75% refund (less an administrative fee of $35.00)
  • Refund requests postmarked or emailed less than 30 days, but prior to 14 days from the start of the Conference - will receive a 50% refund (less an administrative fee of $35.00)
  • Request for refunds received after this deadline may not be considered

Refunds will be sent within four to six weeks after the Conference has concluded