The February District 5040 Conference 2016 newsletter is online. Check out the savings on early registration, new keynote speaker, special tours of the Chateau Whistler, cooking classes and much, much more.



Conference 2016 Update 
Rotary District 5040 Conference 
April 28 - May 1, 2016

Newsletter - February 2016




Keynote Speakers
Joining the impressive line up of keynote speakers at Conference 2016 is Rotary Peace Fellow, Julia Smith. Julia is a graduate of the Rotary Peace Center in Bradford, UK. She has extensive international experience. Read her full bio and the bio on all keynote speakers at:

Special Conference opportunities

If your spouse/partner is coming with you to Whistler and they would like something interesting to do on the afternoon of Friday April 29, here are a couple of tours that we have organized.

You can register your spouse/partner to attend one or both of these new events, by modifying your District Conference registration on ClubRunner o
r send an email to with your request.

Friday April 29 3:30 PM: 1.5 hour cooking demo with Pastry Chef Anup Chupal, he demos sugar art & chocolate art tips & tricks. Participants will be invited to make a "Tarte au Chocolat" to take home! $50 per person. This tour is limited to 40 participants and then it will be closed.

Friday April 29, one hour private "Back of the Fairmont Whistler" tour includes 5 min stops along with interesting stats at the Lobby Area & Front Desk, cafe & shop, staff cafeteria, pastry kitchen, housekeeping & linen room, receiving bay & R zone, banquet stewarding area, the Cold Kitchen, Main Kitchen & Wildflower Kitchen and ballrooms. Limited room on this tour also, groups of 15, exact tour time to be confirmed: $15 per person.

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Early Bird Registration Draw Winner

The winner of the painting from the gallery in Whistler is Erna Bywater from the Squamish Club. 


Youth Conference program is now available

  • Who should attend? Interact, Youth Exchange, RYLA Alumni
  • Networking opportunities
  • Speakers for Personal Growth
  • Club Development & Project Ideas
  • Gala Event—Dinner and Dance
  • Scavenger Hunt in Whistler Village
  • Attend events at Rotary Conference 2016 at Chateau Whistler
  • Bus transportation with pick up sites in Metro Vancouver—cost $35.00
  • Registration is $175 until March 31, 2016 . After March 31 the rate is $200.00

For further information and program details visit




Poster Session
If you have a project worth sharing, consider participating in the Poster Session at District 5040 Conference 2016. The poster session is on Saturday morning and is 75 minutes long. The audience will flow through the poster session and stop to discuss those projects that they find interesting and want further information.

Poster sessions provide an opportunity for informal and interactive presentation and discussion of a project or idea by individual Rotarians or a Club. To reserve a space for your club's project at the Poster Session and for more information visit.



Display Space
Exhibit space and tables are available at Conference 2016 for Friday and Saturday in front of the conference rooms.

For further information visit: or contact Paul Rollo at








For information on Conference 2016 sponsor opportunities & for links to all our sponsors please visit -

Stay tuned for much more for Conference 2016. More fabulous keynote speakers, more entertainment, informative breakout sessions, more Rotary fellowship, more than a few surprises. You do not want to miss Conference 2016 - Celebrate Rotary.


Save on Registration

If you register for Conference 2016 before March 31, 2016 you save $25. The rate now is $325 - after March 31, 2016  it is $350. An additional $25 discount is available to first time conference attendees.





To see which of your friends are already registered for Conference 2016 click HERE

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Do you have a question about Conference 2016? Contact the Conference committee or your CCC (Club Conference Champion). For contact information click HERE