By Mike Davey

Edmonton, Alberta -- February 26, 2013 -- The Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantler’s Association has revealed plans for its next Annual General Meeting and Conference. The AGM takes place in Wetaskiwin, Alta. on May 1 and 2, 2014.

“This year we're doing things a little differently,”says Ian Hope, AARDA’s Executive Director. “We've decided to hold our AGM at the Reynolds Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, just 40 minutes or so south of Edmonton and about 20 minutes from the Edmonton International airport. We chose the Reynolds Alberta museum as our venue after hearing how many of our members have not yet had the opportunity to see this world class exhibit, and particularly with them having a great deal of interest in the many old and historic vehicles that are displayed there.”
 
Upon arrival on May 1, delegates will be treated to an evening reception in the Reynolds Gallery. Food and refreshments will be available, with some of the vehicles from the Museum’s current special feature, “The Fabulous Fifties” enhancing the setting. 
 
 
One of the many vehicles from the Museum's current feature exhibit, ""The Fabulous Fifites."  
 
The Museum’s theatre will host the AGM on the morning of May 2, leaving plenty of time for attendees and family members to visit the museum in the afternoon. In addition to the extensive collection of cars and trucks, the Museum also features antique farm machinery, a collection of restored vintage aircraft and other exhibits relating to the history of transportation. 
 
The Reynolds Alberta Museum is home to an internationally acclaimed restoration and conservation shop. Special tours of the shop for AARDA AGM attendees will be available after lunch on May 2. 
 
The official reception and gala dinner takes place at the Best Western Hotel the evening of May 2. Entertainment for the event will be announced shortly. 
 
Room reservations may be made by calling the Best Western Wayside Inn at 1-877-358-6177 and asking for the special AARDA rate, starting at $115 plus taxes. The Super 8 Wetaskiwin is also offering a group rate for AARDA AGM attendees at $119 plus taxes. The Super 8 rates include breakfast. 
 
“Our conferences always offer great education from speakers, presenters and networking opportunities,” says Hope. “This year, we’re going beyond that in a very practical way. If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much more tangible might it be to go beyond simple words and pictures and spend a day or two being among the actual cars and trucks that are part of our long and intriguing history as an industry? Having delegates from other Provinces is always a plus for us, so I sincerely hope that some of the ARC members will consider making the trip and also that they will circulate information on our conference plan among their own memberships.”
 
For more information on AARDA’s 2014 AGM and Conference, please contact Ian Hope at 780-478-5820 or via email to admin@aarda.com. 
 

 

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