Companion Program

Tuesday, May 12

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Chair's Welcome Reception at the CBC Building Atrium, 205 Wellington Street West, Toronto


Wednesday, May 13

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. • Delegate and Companion Breakfast at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in Hall F

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Companion Program
*Times are subject to adjustments or change

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Bonding for a Cause – Bicycle Building Program
This year, the companions will be building a bicycle. The goal of this event is to provide something back to the community and make a positive contribution as a team. This event will put a smile on everyone’s faces, especially the children and youth receiving the bikes!

11:10 a.m.                         Shuttle Departs from MTCC Ceremonial Entrance (500 Level)

11:40 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.      Bata Shoe Museum
Discover the treasures of North America’s inspiring, charming and surprising shoe museum. The Bata Shoe Museum celebrates the style, development and function of footwear across four impressive galleries, with displays ranging from Chinese bound-foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history are reflected in the permanent exhibition, All About Shoes while three other galleries feature changing exhibitions – so there’s always something new to see.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.           Lunch at Local Restaurant

2:15 p.m
.                             Shuttle Departs

2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           Walking Tour at the St-Lawrence Market
One of the world’s great markets – each merchant like a square on a lively and authentic patch quilt. The mothers, sons, fathers and daughters whose hard work and passion for food and their craft make up the collective story of the Market. There’s so much to see, taste and discover. Food makes the walking so much more delicious, after all.

The St. Lawrence Market Complex today is comprised of three main buildings: The South Market, the North Market and St. Lawrence Hall.

4:10 p.m.  Shuttle departure back to MTCC

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. • After Party at the Delta Hotel in the Soco Ballroom


Thursday, May 14

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • Awards Brunch in Hall F in the MTCC South Building

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Trade Show in Halls D/E in the MTCC South Building

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Annual Banquet Reception in the Foyer of Halls F/G in the MTCC South Building

7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Annual Banquet • Dinner and Entertainment in Halls F/G in the MTCC South Building