The Night Before the Conference

Tomorrow and Thursday is the ATESL IRCC-funded Language Training Learning Event at the Shaw Conference Centre here in Edmonton.

Our trip got off to a slow start because the bus was late. On the plus side we had a replacement driver and a full-sized coach with a bathroom! We stopped in Red Deer for a take out supper at Tim Horton’s. We managed to roll into downtown by 7.10. The Westin Hotel was the first stop and the bus got stuck in their parking lot. 😆 I’m rooming with a fellow teacher, Cleo, and we’re on the sixth floor of the Marriott Courtyard with a view of the river. We’ve already checked in, so we just need to be at the Centre for 8 to get the provided breakfast. Lunch and snacks are also provided each day.

I anticipate there will be a zillion ESL teachers at this thing, so I’m not sure what workshops I’ll be attending each day. I’ll attempt to update at the end of each day. There’s a networking mixer tomorrow night, but other than that I don’t know of any other plans.

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