The convention will be held at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Transportation from and to the airport will be provided. A map will be provided in our next mailing for those who will be driving or traveling from the train or bus station.
Registation deadline extended to June 15! Delegates should complete and return their registration form as soon as possible with all available information and payment. Arrival and departure times are important to the local committee arranging transportation from the Winnipeg Airport to the University.
The delegate registration fee of $825 to be paid by the parish or congregation, should be made out to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and enclosed with the registration form.
The registration fee does not include accommodation for registered delegates or visitors. All delegates and visitors are responsible for the booking and payment of their own accommodations. Accommodation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Accommodations are available on campus at the University of Manitoba or off campus at hotels located on Pembina Highway close to the University. Please make your arrangements directly with the University or the hotel of your choice. Attached is a listing of all
available accommodations. To register for on campus accommodations, complete the applicable accommodation form and forward by mail or fax to the Special Functions Department at the University. To register at an off campus hotel, contact the hotel directly.
Please plan to arrive on time to join us for lunch on Thursday, July 21st at 12:00 noon, the orientation session for delegates at 1:30 p.m., the opening business session at 2:30 p.m. and the Opening Eucharist in the evening beginning at 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral. There will be registration available at the university campus on Thursday, July 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as on Friday and Saturday morning, beginning at 8:00 a.m. On Saturday evening, there will be a Hymn Festival and presentation of the Companion of the Worship Arts Award.
Early morning worship will occur at 7:00 a.m. on both Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd. The Convention will end at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24th after the Closing Worship Service. Buses to the Winnipeg Airport will leave between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
National Church Council and other committee meetings will occur prior to the convention. Please check with your council/committee contact prior to making your travel arrangements.
If you wish, you may donate some, or all, your expense reimbursements back to ELCIC. To do so, the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) dictates that donations must pass through the bank accounts of both the donor and the donee. Therefore, a separate cheque from you is required to be made payable to ELCIC.
ELCIC will forward our reimbursement cheque to you. You may either provide a cheque to ELCIC with your expense report, or you may wait for the reimbursement cheque and then issue a separate cheque back to ELCIC. A tax deductible charitable donation receipt will be issued for all donations to ELCIC.
An acknowledgement of receipt of your registration form and payment will be forwarded to you by e-mail or fax.