Here are some of the events planned for WCH-7:
Wednesday 8 August
- SSAR President's Travelogue, Harry Greene
Thursday 9 August
- SSAR/HL Student Reception
- WCH Welcome Reception
Friday 10 August
- CAH/ACH Feature Speaker, Richard Wassesug
- ASIH Graduate Student Speed Networking
Sunday 12 August
- SSAR/HL Live Auction
- AES Banquet
Monday 13 August
- Closing Day BBQ Banquet
What better way to spend a summer evening after a full day of academic sessions than outside having cool refreshments, a delicious BBQ cocktail reception and enjoying some fun lawn games! Throw on your casual clothes and come join us for the WCH-7 Opening Reception! This will be the first opportunity for all delegates of the Congress to come together to enjoy some food, some beverages, network and relax. It wil be a fun, entertaining evening for all!
Location: MacInnes Field, behind the Student Recreation Centre
Closing Day BBQ Banquet
Join us for a fun evening of good food and great entertainment at one of the most majestic venues at UBC! The Museum of Anthropology will play host to the WCH-7 closing day BBQ banquet. Designed by world renowned Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson, the museum was completed in 1976 and the design was influenced by the post-and-beam architecture used by the Northwest Coast First Nations. The museum features a large collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art as well as large collections from the South Pacific, Africa, and Asia. Articles include a large collection of textiles, art, historic photographs, carvings, masks, pottery, coins and weapons to name a few.
The closing day banquet BBQ will take place on the beautiful lawns out back behind the museum. The view of the Pacific Ocean is spectacular and a note to any interested herpetologists: the reflecting pond is home to an assortment of singing toads!
After dinner, be prepared to dance the evening away to the ever popular Paperboys! The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock.After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and Movie appearances, Movie Scores, Industry Accolades, Rave Reviews by Press & Media, and several Music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's, The JUNO Award.
Attire: Casual. This is an outdoor event on a grassy embankment. Please wear flat, comfortable shoes!
Museum Access: Purchase of a WCH-7 banquet ticket includes full access to the museum for the evening
Please note: Due to space restrictions, the banquet will be capped at 575 people and we are almost sold out! If you would like to purchase a ticket, please do so ASAP.