Social Events and Tours

Welcome Reception

July 17, 2022  │  6:00pm - 8:00pm │ Ballroom BC  │ Vancouver Convention Centre East, Ground Floor

To kick off the conference, we invite all delegates to our reception on Sunday, July 17 for a welcome drink and snacks. 


July 18, 2022  │  9:30am │ Ballroom A  │ Vancouver Convention Centre East, Ground Floor

The M2S Conference will be opened by Elder Bob Baker and The Eagle Song Dancers  

Bob Baker is an elder and co-founder and Spokesperson for S'pakwus Slolem (Eagle Song), the most reputable Dance Group of the Squamish Nation. Bob has been exercising his culture through singing, dances, and various presentations for over 35 years. Accomplishments range from revival of sea-going canoes and traditions to cultural projects such as the 27 ft. grandmother welcome figure at Ambleside Beach Park in North Vancouver. Bob was proud to be part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

The Eagle Song Dancers are a colourful troupe that has performed throughout B.C., across Canada, and internationally at cultural festivals in such countries as Switzerland, Taiwan, and Japan. They are well known for their presentations at the Hiwus Feast House on top of Grouse Mountain and have entertained many tourists with their beautiful mask dances. The dance group consists of elders and youth of the Squamish Nation.

Conference Dinner

July 20, 2022  │  7:00pm - 9:00pm │ Ballroom BC  │ Vancouver Convention Centre East, Ground Floor

The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday, July 20. It is not included in your conference registration, but tickets have to be purchased separately. Please reach out to m2s2022-registration[at] if you would like to purchase a delegate or guest ticket. 

Tour the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

July 21, 2022  │  evening  

More information will be provided at the QMI booth in Ballroom BC. 

Vancouver Activities

A cosmopolitan city right on the edge of nature, Vancouver makes it easy to combine an urban getaway with outdoor adventure. From family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking exploits; from marine exploring to mountaintop luxury, you'll find plenty of things to do in Vancouver.

Don't forget to visit the website of 'Destination Vancouver' for lots more   things to do !


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