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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 16, 2017

BCTF's four-day long Annual General Meeting begins Saturday, March 17, 2018 

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, more than 700 teachers from across BC will gather, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in downtown Vancouver for the BCTF's 102nd Annual General Meeting. This will be the largest gathering of BCTF members since the implementation of the teachers' restored collective agreement language and the change in the provincial government.

This year's keynote speaker is Tanya Talaga, an award-winning investigative reporter for the Toronto Star and author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City. Tanya Talaga will speak at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 18.

Delegates will also hear from Premier John Horgan at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20.

A summary of the agenda is available online at http://bctf.ca/AGM2018. Media are invited to attend at any time except when the meeting goes “in committee.” Please check in with the Federation's Media Relations Officer, Rich Overgaard, at the Media Hub.

Highlights of the 102nd Annual General Meeting

Saturday, March 17
Report by BCTF President Glen Hansman on the school year ahead, which will include a new round of collective bargaining, at approximately 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 18
At 11:00 a.m., keynote speaker Tanya Talaga will speak about her investigation and reporting on the deaths of seven Indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay, the legacy of residential schools, and the need for justice reform.

Monday, March 19
Elections for the BCTF Executive Committee will begin at 2:00 p.m., starting with the President and Vice-President positions. The BCTF President and Vice-Presidents serve one-year terms and face elections every year.

Tuesday, March 20
Premier John Horgan will speak to the delegates at 9:30 a.m.

For more information contact Rich Overgaard at 604-340-1959. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag, #BCTF2018.


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For more information, contact Rich Overgaard, BCTF media relations officer, at 604-871-1881 (office) or 604-340-1959 (cell).

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