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THE 47th ANNUAL MEETING of the WESTERN COMMITTEE ON PLANT DISEASE

Announcing the Western Committee on Plant Disease 2022

What: The Western Committee on Plant Disease, 2022

When: Thursday October 27, 2022

Where: Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 9816 107 St., Grande Prairie, Alberta

IN PERSON is back! The Western Forum on Pest Management, Western Committee on Crop Pests and Western Committee on Plant Disease (WFPM/WCCP/WCPD) annual joint meetings resume in person for 2022.

On behalf of your WFPM and WCPD executives and local organizing committee for the 2022 Western Forum on Pest Management please consider this your invitation to attend our annual meetings hosted this year in Grande Prairie, Alberta, October 26thth, 27th and 28th. The arrival reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 26 is from 8-10pm, and is preceded by an option to join our Bus Tour arriving in time for supper just south of Grande Prairie.

Plan now to attend the BEST Entomology & Pathology update meeting for western Canada of the year, as our annual meetings never fail to meet this mark.

 

WFPM, WCCP, and WCPD Reception

October 26, 2022, agenda TBA

Western Committee on Plant Disease (WCPD)

October 27, 2022, Agenda

 

WFPM, WCCP, and WCPD Venue

Holiday Inn and Conference Center

9816 107 St. Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8E7

T: (780) 402-6886 | F: (780) | 402-6835 |Web: http://higrandeprairie.com/

Hotel rate: $139/night + tax for 2 Queen room (when booking room, refer to “Block reserved for WESTERN FORUM)

Hotel rooms are difficult to book on short notice in Grande Prairie so attendees are strongly encouraged to book now using the meeting venue of the Grande Prairie Holiday Inn and Conference Center for accommodation (see above). A block of hotel rooms at our preferred rate (see above) will be released after September 26th , 2022, so please book right away to ensure that you receive a room at the best rate at the meeting venue.

 

WFPM, WCCP, and WCPD Registration

Meeting Registration available online next week – additional emailed information to follow.

Bus Tour Registration or Wednesday Supper details will be available shortly. Sponsors - Thank-you very much for your generous past support, we hope to reach out to you once again for 2022 sponsorship in the near future.

More details will be posted on the WFPM/WCCP/WCPD web pages as they become available. Meeting agendas will be posted on the WFPM, WCCP, WCPD web pages. The WFPM page will also provide Grande Prairie meeting logistics as they become available.

 

Travel Options:

Before booking flights, know that details are being finalized on a UNIQUE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: A Charter Bus tour option including pickups on October 26th starting at YYC, Red Deer, and YEG is being arranged to efficiently carry participants to the Peace region and the annual WFPM/WCCP/WCPD meetings! Cruise with colleagues, stretch your legs at strategic stops along the way, and take in Alberta. Receipts will be issued to travelers so watch to reserve your seat on the bus! Details coming soon.

 

Timelines to consider:

Book hotel prior to September 26th. Stay overnight Wednesday October 26 and Thursday October 27. Check-out Friday October 28, 2022. Bus luggage loads 7:30 – 8:30 am Friday morning.

Consider meeting “THE WFPM BUS” at Calgary, Red Deer or Edmonton before booking your flights or planning your drive. Further details on a few select stops as they are finalized.

Wednesday October 26

- Bus trip via YYC, Red Deer, and YEG.

- Arrive Wednesday October 26 in Grande Prairie!

- Bus tour and supper, with option for additional guests.

- Evening Reception following supper.

Thursday October 27

- Concurrent WCPD Pathology and WCCP Entomology meetings.

- Bus transportation to Thursday evening supper at Valhalla Centre and/or the Phillip J Curry Dinosaur Museum. Local farm tour with guide on Bus.

Friday October 28

- Joint WFPM/WCCP/WCPD Meeting.

- 11:00 Adjourn and Bus Departure.

 

Chair: Michael Harding

Secretary - Treasurer: Robyne Davidson