BCMA Conference and AGM Locations


1957 Vancouver
1958 Victoria
1959 Chilliwack
1960 Penticton
1961 Vancouver
1962 Barkerville
1963 Kelowna
1964 Nelson
1965 Kamloops
1966 Duncan
1967 Victoria
1968 Vernon
1969 Vancouver
1970 Penticton
1971 Victoria
1972 Fort Langley
1973 Fort Steele
1974 Vancouver
1975 Prince George
1976 Port Alberni
1977 Kelowna
1978 Nanaimo
1979 Richmond
1980 Victoria
1981 Kamloops
1982 Rossland
1983 Duncan
1984 Burnaby
1985 Vernon
1986 Whistler
1987 Kimberley
1988 Harrison
1989 Dawson Creek
1990 Courtenay
1991 Penticton
1992 Burnaby
1993 Prince Rupert
1994 Victoria
1995 Fort St. John
1996 Campbell River
1997 Prince George
1998 Cranbrook
1999 Revelstoke
2000 Victoria (with WMA)
2001 Quesnel, Barkerville
2002 Vancouver (Wosk)
2003 Reno, NV (with WMA)
2004 Nanaimo
2005 Kelowna
2006 Prince George
2007 Richmond
2008 Victoria
2009 Osoyoos
2010 Nanaimo
2011 Vancouver (MOV)
2012 Kamloops
2013 Parksville
2014 Penticton
2015 New Westminster
2016 Whistler
2017 Victoria
2018 Kelowna
2019 Prince George

A Touch of History

“During the September Seminar in Victoria, the action stopped briefly on two separate occasions…just long enough for a little daydreaming. Looking around, we though back to the smoking commercial which took the inevitable way out after all logic discarded the nonsensical and romantic reasons for smoking…it simply boiled down to a case of, ‘I smoke ’em ’cause I like ’em!’.

In this mood, we thought about the reasons which influenced people to attend any kind of conference and wondered, ‘why are these people at this seminar?’.

Obviously some were there to meet old friends who for one reason or another, usually because of geography and not history, they haven’t seen often enough.

Probably a few were there because they were the fortunate one in their respective communities who were able to find the time to get away from home for a week.

Many had come to nurture a sense of identity through sharing with others some common interests in the specialized fields of museums and historical interpretation.

Undoubtedly most had come to learn. They sought maximum involvement and participation and were genuinely disappointed and frustrated that they somehow couldn’t split themselves in two people so that they could attend more than one workshop at a time.

Well, whatever the reason, we feel that if each and everyone had been asked the specific question ‘why do you go to the annual British Columbia Museums Association’s Training Seminars?’, without any hesitation they would have smiled and replied…’No question about it…I go ’cause I like ’em!’.”

~Bob Broadland, from Museum Roundup Editor’s Viewpoint, “‘Cause I Like ‘Em”, No. 44, 1971