CONFERENCE 2021 ITINERARY

DATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021

LOCATION CLUBHOUSE

4:00 – 6:00 pm | REGISTRATION

6:00 – 9:00 pm | MEET and GREET Social (Cash Bar)

  • WELCOME and MSABC Report – Mike Jennings, MSABC President Share-Connect-Learn – 5-minute briefs from each Men’s Shed

DATE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021

LOCATION NORMAN RUDY’S

7:00 – 8:30 am | REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST BUFFET

LOCATION GARIBALDI ROOM

8:30 – 8:45 am | WELCOME – Plan for the day Robert Goluch, President, Squamish Men’s Shed Society

8:45 – 9:00 am | OFFICIAL CONFERENCE OPENING Her Worship Mayor Karen Elliott, Mayor of Squamish

9:00 – 10:30 am | PLENARY SESSION

  • Panel Discussion
    • The Importance of Community Partnerships for Men’s Sheds – Optimizing Knowledge, Expertise, and Resources to Better our Communities Chair: Derek Walton – Pemberton Men’s Shed
      • Karen Elliott, Mayor of Squamish
      • Kahir Lalji, Provincial Director, Government Relations and Programs, United Way British Columbia

10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee break

10:45 – 10:50 Wellness Exercise with Shakya

10:50 – 12:00 PLENARY SESSION

Interactive Panel Discussion

  • Social, Physical and Mental Well-Being of Shedders
  • Stories to Share
  • Chair: Canon Donald Lawton, Squamish Men’s Shed Society
    • Nelson Winterburn, Squamish Men’s Shed Society
    • Ron Embree, Vanderhoof Men’s Shed – John Stafford, Fraser Lake Men’s Shed
    • David Torrance, Coquitlam Men’s Shed

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch

  • National Report: Doug Mackie – Winnipeg, MB

1:30 – 1:35 Wellness Exercise with Shakya

1:35 – 2:15 pm PLENARY SESSION

  • Top Ten Woodworking Tips and Jigs
  • Colin Knecht – You Tube Woodworker – Ladysmith, BC

2:15 – 2:30 pm PLENARY SESSION

  • Surviving Old Age and Other Hopeless Quests – David Gayton, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Squamish Men’s Shed Society Member

2:30 – 3:15 pm PLENARY SESSION

  • The Men’s Shed Movement – A UWHA Perspective
  • Chair: Robert Goluch, Vice President MSABC
    • Kahir Lalji, Provincial Director, Government Relations and Programs, United Way British Columbia
    • Barbara McMillan, Provincial Coordinator – Community Engagement, Population Health, United Way British Columbia

3:15 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 – 3:35 Wellness Exercise with Shakya

3:35 – 5:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Chair: The Rev Scott P. Agur – Comox Men’s Shed

Session One

  • How to Start Sheds and Strengthen Existing Ones – The Men’s Shed Vernon Story. Learn about the key elements of starting and developing a Shed
  • Chair: David Friesen – Chair, Men’s Shed Vernon

Session Two

  • How do we strengthen MSABC – Sharing Your Ideas
  • Chair: Mike Jennings, President – MSABC

Session Three

  • The Importance of Media Relations for Sheds
  • Chair: Jennifer Thuncher, Editor – The Squamish Chief

5:00 – 6:00 pm Hotel Checkout

LOCATION GARIBALDI ROOM

6:00 – 8:00 pm Wind up Dinner

  • The Men’s Shed Movement – the Company of Men – Dr. Barry Golding – Author / Keynote Guest Speaker (Virtual)
  • Virtual Greetings from David Helmers – Executive Officer – Australian Men’s Shed Association
  • Book Launch of Dr. Barry Golding’s Second Book – Shoulder to Shoulder: Broadening the Men’s Shed Movement

Evaluation/End of Conference

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021:

  • 7:30 – 11:00 Hotel check out and departures for longer distance Shedders