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SC-CC’s annual conference is back in May 2022!

Below is a full message from Marva Blackmore, SC-CC’s 2022 Conference chair, but here are a few quick things to note for those planning to attend:
  • Conference attendees will be required to follow BC Health Regulations, including proof of two vaccinations, and wearing masks when indoors. At this point, there are no exceptions to that rule.
  • Early Bird registration will open for SC-CC members in mid January. Become a member now to get discounted registration and first access to workshops and masterclasses!
  • SC-CC will be contacting those who deferred their 2020 Conference Fees directly for pre-registration. If you’re unsure of how you handled your 2020 conference fees, please contact our Financial Administrator:
  • Tigh-na-mara resort will be offering a reduced rate to Conference participants and that same rate will apply for three days on either side of the Conference (May 22 to June 1). Reservations must be booked directly through Tigh-na-mara: +1 800-663-7373, 

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A message from Marva Blackmore, SC-CC’s 2022 Conference Chair 
Greetings SC-CC members,
We have great news. Barring anything unforeseen, at this point, Conference 2022 will take place during the last week of May 2022 in Parksville at the Tigh-na-mara Resort. The theme remains the same: Rivers of Voices, Ocean of Stories: Coming Together.
The committees are assembling and the people who were selected to do workshops, presentations, and concerts have agreed to attend and participate.
We have one disappointing note, however. Hugh Lupton who had indicated to me he would attend in May of 2022, has now withdrawn. Hugh was a leader and active participant in protests at the COP 26 Conference on the environment and believes that he should not be flying from England just to attend a “short” conference. I did try to convince him to attend since many of the attendees would be disappointed, but he was not to be persuaded.
However, Elizabeth Ellis, Loren Niemi, and Noa Baum have agreed to attend to do Master Classes, workshops, and tell at our concert on Saturday night. Besides those three storytellers, we have a stellar lineup of SC-CC members who will be offering some very interesting and engaging workshops. Stories will abound during the entire event. Tigh-na-mara is delighted to have us at their resort. There are numerous locations where storytelling will take place – not only formally, but also informally. Weather and fire restrictions permitting, the staff will light the campfire down on the beach for us each evening of the Conference. There are many spaces indoors and out for informal story sharing and we are welcome to use them all – if we don’t mind if other guests of the resort join us as listeners. I said this would not be a problem.
For your enjoyment, we will be offering an opportunity for you to participate in tours of the area. There are also several walks available, miles of beach to enjoy, and even a spa if you wish to take advantage of it. An outdoor pool will also be available for your use.
The Master Classes will take place on Wednesday, May 25. If they are over-subscribed (since they are limited to 14 participants each), the presenters have agreed to do another one on the Thursday, May 26, which is the “touring” day as well.
StorySave will do its presentation on Thursday evening and the Conference will officially commence on Friday morning, May 27 and continue until Sunday, May 29, at noon.
Tigh-na-mara will be offering a reduced rate to Conference participants and that same rate will apply for three days on either side of the Conference (May 22 to June 1).
We shall begin registration about mid-January, so watch for it. There is quite a substantial savings for those taking advantage of the Early Bird Registration. 
I hope we shall see many of you in May.  Just a word regarding BC Health Regulations. You will be required to show proof of two vaccinations and wear a mask when indoors to attend. At this point, there are no exceptions to that rule.
Yours in story,
Marva K. Blackmore, Director, SC-CC Conference 2022

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