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Join us in Calgary, AB, the birthplace of Beyond The Blue, from May 22-24, 2020 for our first-ever Canada BTB Director's Conference. Our organization is experiencing exciting growth and we believe it will be tremendously valuable to bring together our passionate talented leaders. The focus of the conference will be on training, connection, sharing knowledge and how we can all work to support and strengthen police families across Canada.   
  1. Complete the conference registration form
  2. Book your flight 
  3. Book your hotel room
  4. Stay tuned for more information  


Calgary Police Service headquarters, (AKA 'Westwinds')

5111 47 Street NE, Calgary, AB

*Full A/V available 

Canada BTB is will provide the following:

  • Conference & meeting space

  • Welcome reception Friday evening

  • Lunch Saturday, Dinner Saturday & Lunch Sunday

  • Guest speakers

Each BTB Chapter will be responsible for the following expenses:

  • Travel & transportation 

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Gift to other attendees (see below in program)


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport - Hotel Info & Details

Hotel Website

45 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB

Discounted group rate: $99/night + fees & taxes

Close to CPS HQ, close to the airport, free breakfast, fitness center & more. 

To reserve a room call  (403) 769-1888 and quote the group reservation code "CBB". 

Please inquire with Calgary BTB President Tara Ernst if you would prefer to billet with a Calgary BTB Board member.




We have chosen some excellent speakers to share their expertise on topics that will be extremely useful to you, as Chapter leaders. We also have a wealth of knowledge in our fellow Chapter leaders who are always willing to share and help! Sharing best practices, learn about useful apps/programs/tools, fundraising ideas and more! Attending this conference will give you the opportunity to talk to these people one-on-one about what they are working on, and share advice and strategies on how to enhance your Chapter's work.




Like minded-individuals inspire one another!




Idea sharing and collaborating are greatly enhanced when people are face to face.




This means admitting that you’re worth it. It’s admitting that you still have things to learn. That you can get better. It’s an investment in your learning, in your personal development, your self-care and more! 




Conferences are fun! Connecting with people is fun! Learning is fun! (The introverts reading this may be rolling their eyes). Making connections and even more amazing friends - don’t miss out on these opportunities.

PROGRAM *subject to possible change*



7:00 pm Welcome reception (location TBD)


9:00 am Canada BTB welcome

Canada BTB President, Savannah Magnussen & Vice President Dilnaz Garda will open the inaugural conference and welcome our Chapter leadership teams. 

9:15 am Chapter introductions


Each Chapter will be given 15 minutes to introduce their team, share their origin story, successes & challenges, best fundraising initiatives, etc. A/V equipment may be utilized. 


We ask each Chapter to bring an item that reflects your city or your Chapter specifically to gift to the other attendees (approx. $10-$20 value). We will confirm # of attendees closer to the conference so you may plan accordingly.

10:15 am Break, coffee & refreshments

10:30 am Guest speaker - David West - On Operating a Board of Directors

David West opened his own firm, West Legal, in 2016 after three years with a busy

mid-sized Calgary firm. David has graciously shared his talents and donated his services

to Canada Beyond The Blue, not only for this workshop but for past legal work! Thanks David! 


David has spent several years in the not-for-profit sector working in various capacities

with adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds. His experience in the not-for-profit

sector helped David develop unique knowledge and a broad skill set in dealing with individuals

facing unique challenges. 

A strong believer in community and the importance of each of us giving of our time and talents to worthwhile causes, David volunteers his time with numerous local charities and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Foothills Country Hospice Society. 

12:00 pm Lunch 


1:00 pm Breakout groups & team building


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Free time


6:00 pm Group Dinner @ Moxies - 29 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4V7


​9:00 am Canada BTB AGM

10:00 am Break, coffee & refreshments 

10:30 am Guest speaker - Julie Boake, Awedity Creative - Marketing & Social Media "Boot Camp"

Julie Boake is the owner of Awedity Creative, an award-winning graphic

design and marketing company. After spending 20+ years helping the big

businesses stay big, she learned that it is much more gratifying for her to

help small businesses thrive. 

Since launching Awedity Creative in 2007 Julie has helped 100's of small businesses,

charities and non-profit organizations develop and grow their business, find ways to

connect with their audience and be seen. 

Julie is going to run us through a 90-minute marketing boot camp focusing on design, social media, website and overall branding.

12:00 pm Lunch 

1:00 pm TBD

2:00 pm Farewell - The 2021 Canada BTB Director's Conference will be held in Toronto! 

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