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Social Events

One of the most rewarding parts of any conference is the opportunity to interact with your peers.  We have built networking and social events into the conference schedule to allow you to maximize your interaction time with your fellow English language professionals.  On both main conference days, Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th, there are two Networking Breaks in the Exhibit Hall from 10:00am to 10:30am and from 3:00pm to 3:30pm each day.  We also have two great social events planned, the President’s Reception on Thursday, June 8th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, and the Gala and Awards Dinner on Friday, June 9th from 7:15pm onwards.  See below for more details about these social events that you don’t want to miss!

President’s Reception

Date:  Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

Location:  Fallsview A, B and C, on the third floor of the Sheraton-on-the-Falls, with a fantastic view of Niagara Falls, as the name suggests.

Time:  5:00pm to 8:30pm.

Food and Drink:  Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.  There will be a cash bar.

Cost:  This event is complementary with your main conference and/or pre-conference registration, with the exception of drinks.

Entertainment:  The entertainment will be provided by guitar virtuoso Andrew Lopatin from Stouffville, Ontario.

Attire:  Business casual or casual.

Gala and Awards Dinner

Date:  Friday, June 9th, 2017.

Location:  Great Hall B and C, on the third floor of the Sheraton-on-the-Falls.

Time:  7:15pm to 8:00pm – pre-dinner reception with a cash bar and music; 8:00pm to midnight – dinner, awards and dancing.

Cost:  $90.00 plus HST per ticket.  Tickets can be purchased through the conference registration system here.  If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, you may register and purchase your gala dinner tickets at the same time.  If you have already registered, please log in and as you go through the registration form, select, ‘no conference registration’.  On the next screen, you will be able to select the number of gala dinner tickets you would like to purchase and complete your payment at the end of the process.

Entertainment:  The entertainment will be provided by a DJ who will get us celebrating (and dancing to) the best of Canadian music throughout the evening with songs from Stompin’ Tom Connors, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Roch Voisine, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes, to name just a few.

Awards:  We will be presenting the TESL Canada Lifetime Member Awards to celebrate the career-long contributions to English language teaching of several distinguished TESL Canada members.  For more information about the TESL Canada Lifetime Member Awards contact  We will also be presenting our inaugural TESL Canada Innovation Awards to celebrate the innovation and creativity of TESL Canada members in the development of print and digital English language teaching resources.  For more information about the TESL Canada Innovation Awards contact

Attire:  Formal.

TESL Canada Federation

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