Alexander Gabov, 2014

Conference Events

Opening Reception

Hosted by Emerging Conservators Committee

Tuesday, May 30, 2023; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Swans Pub
1601 Store Street, Victoria, BC

Movie Night

Wednesday, May 31,2023; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Coast Victoria Hotel
146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC

Registration is encouraged to secure a spot.
The CAC’s (Re)conciliation Working Group will be hosting a film screening event that features projects centering Indigenous material culture and the importance of repatriation. Come hang out, chat, and watch some films!


Thursday, June 1, 2023; Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Tour cost included in conference registration fee 

1.) Ethnobotanist Tour of Beacon Hill Park

J.B. (John-Bradley) Williams is an ethnobotanist of Tsawout and Ahousat descent who dedicates himself to keeping traditional knowledge of native plants alive. His tours focus on providing a better understanding of local native plants, their medicinal properties and uses as a food source among other capacities. This walking tour will focus on wide range of native plants found throughout Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.

2.) Tour of Emily Carr House

Emily Carr House is a beautifully restored provincial and national historic site in Victoria, BC, and the birthplace of famed writer and artist, Emily Carr. Now the building and gardens are a vibrant cultural centre for education, exploration and mentoring.

3.)Tour of Ross Bay Cemetery  

Guided tour of one of the most outstanding Victorian-era cemeteries in western Canada and is a designated heritage site. John Adams, author of the Historic Guide to Ross Bay Cemetery, will trace its history and why it was designed based on 19th-century principles of cemetery planning that originated with Napoleon.

Members Reception, Awards and Silent Auction

Thursday, June 1, 2023; 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vista 18 in the Chateau Victoria
740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC

CAC-ACCR Members are invited to a reception at Vista 18 in the Chateau Victoria located in downtown Victoria. This is an opportunity to meet up with colleagues from across the country and have some refreshments while enjoying the roof top scenery. This will be a chance to get your final bids in for the silent auction and enjoy CAC-ACCR’s informal awards ceremony.

Call for Donations

Donations of items to be included in our annual Silent Auction are requested and much appreciated! Please email completed form, with jpeg image if possible, to You will find the Silent Auction Donation Form here. Please send forms as soon as possible; forms must be received by May 5, 2023 at the latest. Use ONE form for EACH item donated. See form for delivery instructions of donated item.

Please Note:
Please consider the size and weight of the object you choose to donate. Many of our attendees will be covering long distances, so try to keep your donations travel-friendly. We strongly suggest limiting donations to 11” x 14” x 3” in size. If you are donating a gift certificate for a service, please include the following information in the certificate or letter:

  • Name of product or service
  • Description of what is included and excluded
  • Instructions on how to redeem product or service
  • Date of expiration
  • You can include additional information, such as a photo, brochure, etc. as appropriate
  • Name, address, phone number, email of you or your company

What Are We Conserving? Reflections on colonial practices in conservation
Wednesday, May 26, 2021; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm EDT

The CAC’s (Re)Conciliation Working Group (RWG) presents a moderated round-table discussion with Indigenous conservators and curators.  In this discussion we hope to confront the colonial biases that exist in the conservation profession by examining the basic role of values in conservation decision-making.  Who gets to make conservation decisions?  Whose interests are preserved?  And how can we shift our priorities to open up new possibilities for our conservation practice?     

This event will be in English, with English closed captions. Register here!