Join us as the BCFED Regional Conference returns to Prince George — live and in person!
We have a great lineup of events and speakers coming your way. Together, we’ll discuss the issues facing workers throughout BC, with a special focus on the Cariboo and the north. We’ll look at the victories we’ve won in the past few years, and hone the skills we’ll need to keep making progress for working people.
Keep checking back as we firm up the weekend’s agenda and announce new speakers!
When: June 9–11, 2023
Where: The Coast Prince George Hotel, 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC V2L 2C2
Registration opens: Monday, April 3 — fee is $350
Join us for our Friday walking tour!
There is a lot of local labour history in Prince George. Join the BC Labour Heritage Centre on Friday afternoon to explore some of the key sites and stories that are part of our working peoples’ history in the region. Bring your walking shoes — part of the afternoon will involve walking 4.2 km over two hours or so through the core of the city. ▶ Show the details
We plan 10 stops along the way, visiting historic locations and telling stories of labour battles, politics, racism and tragedy over the past 100 years. We’ll visit the Memorial to Killed and Injured Workers, the Carpenter’s Union Hall, the International Woodworkers of America, and important sites from the 1919 Sympathy Strike, the Relief Camp strikes in 1930s, Charles Sager’s barbershop (racism in the 1920s), the founding of the BCGEU, political divides, Indigenous history, the 1984-1986 Canadian Tire Strike, the Lakeland Mills explosion and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
And you couldn't ask for better tour guides! We'll be led by Dr. George Davison, Chair of the Prince George Heritage Commission and former president of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C. and Donna Sacuta, Executive Director of the B.C. Labour Heritage Centre, who worked for the BCGEU in Prince George from 1979–1992.
- BCFED events are fragrance-free.
- We are committed to keeping every BCFED event free from sexual harassment or harassment based on religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or other grounds. See our full statement on harassment.
- Covid remains a critical risk to members of our community. We are asking delegates to take the important steps required to keep everyone safe for our conference. Please read our Covid protocols here before arriving at the conference.