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June 10, 2011 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre Selected to Host the Pacific Biological Station & American Fisheries Society 2011 Conference

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) - The 52nd Western Disease Workshop is this year’s title for the conference shared jointly between the Pacific Biological Station Aquatic Animal Health Section and the American Fisheries Society’s Fish Healthier Section at the stunning Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo BC. Taking place June 14th through June 16th the award-winning Nanaimo conference venue is expected to house over 150 non-resident delegates from the Pacific Northwest bringing in over $150,000 in revenue to the Nanaimo region.

“The seasonal timing of this conference is just wonderful,” said Denise Tacon, General Manager, Vancouver Island Conference Centre ‘the delegates from this conference will be exposed to all that Nanaimo has to offer as their agenda includes a variety of outdoor recreational activities and educational excursions related to the content of the conference. We are thrilled to work with these delegates and simultaneously showcase Nanaimo in the heart of Vancouver Island.”

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre is located in the historic downtown area of Nanaimo B.C. steps away from the Nanaimo Harbour front and seaside walkway. A recipient of the MPI Silver Service Award, the VICC boasts 38,000 sq. feet of customizable convention and Nanaimo trade show space capable of accommodating up to 1,300 guests. Nine multi-purpose rooms with large windows and scenic views offers guests some of the most advanced audio/visual and control systems in western Canada. The VICC is also equipped with a 2,000 sq. ft. kitchen and extensive catering menus that ensure that high quality food is served promptly and at the perfect temperature.

Amenities at the VICC include full 100MB high-speed wireless Internet, VOIP phone system, digital way-finding and global broadcast capabilities. VICC’s clients have access to a dedicated team of Nanaimo audio/video professionals who work with the latest technology to create perfectly executed presentations, multi-microphone discussions, videoconferences and press conferences.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides the ultimate setting for a magical west coast wedding. The VICC’s professional planners will assist every step of the way, creating your dream wedding at any budget.

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About the Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Located on Vancouver Island in the beautiful harbour city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre is one of Canada’s finest offerings in the convention and conference industry. The Centre is conveniently situated in historic downtown Nanaimo, just steps from the Nanaimo harbour front, seaside walkway and the old-city charm of downtown Nanaimo. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre supports groups of up to 1300 within the 38,000 square feet of flexible, functional convention and meeting space. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides one of the most advanced audio, video and control systems in all of Western Canada and has nine multipurpose meeting rooms with full audio/visual capabilities and large windows for natural light and beautiful scenic views. For more information on meeting in Nanaimo please visit our new website at

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