AFCI West – Calgary, AB  – A Weekend of Education

AFCI Canda West Retreat Calgary, AlbertaWe had to make a change and we know you’re gonna love it!

Our retreat required a relocation, and we are blown away by the help we have received from the Courtyard Marriott and their facilities. Come Join us in Calgary Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017

Address: 3750 Market Street SE  Calgary  Alberta  T3M 2P2  Canada 

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What can you expect?

$250 pp for AFCI Members or $395 for Non-Members (CDN FUNDS)

Hotel suites are not included but discount rates will be given to attendees staying at the hotel. Parking fees will be included in your registration fees. Bring your license plate number to the front desk. 

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Phone: 1-587-349-7599
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-877-675-0411

AFCI Hotel Rate is $149 per night and includes parking for one car.

Marriott does offer an online incentive at if you book through your Marriott Rewards Card number and you pre-pay your stay you can receive a discounted rate.  For example, for 1 night on September 30th the rate is as low as $121.00. Please keep in mind that if the individuals do go this route they cannot cancel their stay or move dates once the booking is confirmed.

Workshops with Eileen Hull & Kim Evans.

Sponsored by Sizzix, Eileen Hull Designs, Clearsnap, DecoArt, Southern Ridge Trading Co., Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, and Creative Scrapbook Magazine

Seminars  3 fascinating seminars about: financing, leadership, and social media. Speakers include: Jenn Widney of Jayson Krause – Kraukman Inc.                     Donita Fowler – Vested Interest Group.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00 am: Registration and a Hot Breakfast Begin at 8:00 am Sharp
9:00 am: Introductions, meet and greet.
9:30 am: Eileen Hull – Making a Journal book
11:00am: Break
11:30am: Jenn Widney – Financial tips to prepare for your business future

12:30 noon: Lunch – Soup, sandwiches & drinks. (basic daily menu idea laid out below)

1:30pm: Kim Evans – Upcycling Glass
3:00pm: Break
3:30pm: Jayson Krause – Leadership
5:00pm: Dinner at the Kitchen (Hotel restaurant)
7:00pm: Networking and ‘Make and Take’

NOTE: If we have 12 or more registrations by the 25th of August we will be able to add a full sit down dinner included in the fee. If we are under 12 by that date, we will only be able to provide the appetizers and you will be responsible for your own meal costs from the menu)

Sunday, October 1, 2017:

8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am: Social Media With Donita Fowler
10:00am: Finalize any projects from the drying rack
10:45am – Coffee Break
11:00am: – Round Table. Prize Pack Give aways.

12:00 Lunch Buffet wrap up.
1:00pm: See you next year!

The Round Table is where we all work together to re-cap the weekend, learn what classes you want, what instructors interest you, locations and times of year to plan the future events.

We do have options for gluten-free and vegetarian. You will be asked to specify if you require these special meals.

The basic daily menu (not including dinner)

For breakfast you receive:
Assorted Danishes, Muffins and Butter Croissants
Fruit Preserves & Marmalade
Assorted Fresh Cut Fruit
Crisp Smoked Bacon
Scramble Eggs with Chives
Crisp Country style Potato
Freshly Squeezed Orange & Apple juice
Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee. Decaffeinated Coffee & Assorted Tazo Teas

AM Break:
Assorted Danishes & Butter Croissants
Whole Fruit
Coffee Tea & Assorted Juices

Farm Fresh Greens Balsamic, Italian, Ranch dressing
Crudite & Dip
Potato Salad
Soup of the Day
Chef’s selection of assorted Sandwiches, including wraps and vegetarian options
Assorted dessert squares
Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee. Decaffeinated Coffee & Assorted Tazo Teas

PM Break:
Assorted House Baked Cookies
Selection of seasonal fresh fruit
Coffee, Tea & Assorted Juices

Also Note: The morning breakfast also has a manned Starbucks counter in the hotel lobby for your morning beverages only.

A Dinner Menu will be provided once we have a registration count and know which one we will be providing.

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