ECEBC would like to extend an open invitation to our 42nd annual conference "Celebrate the Essence of the Child and Champion a Better Future" happening May 2 to 4, 2013 in Richmond. Please join us as we celebrate and honour what it means to be a child while championing the role early childhood educators play in securing a bright future for the eld of early care and learning.
The weekend will be an excellent op-portunity to engage with others in personal and professional growth, advocacy, and more than a little fun! Besides an amazing variety of workshops, there will be delicious lunch buffets, snacks, and our gala evening celebration, which sold out last year. You
will also have lots of shopping time at the wonderful Trade and Resource Fair. This year, on Thursday evening we will be offering a chance to visit the child care centres at Simon Fraser University.
Be sure to sign up early as space is limited, and the tour will ll up quickly. We are thrilled to welcome child care advocate Sharon Gregson from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC for
our opening plenary. New this year will be a closing plenary session with Don Giesbrecht of the Canadian Child Care Federation-an opportunity not to be missed! We sincerely hope that you will come and join us for what promises to be an exciting, inspiring, and unforgettable conference.
-ECEBC's Conference 2013 Committee