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