Oak Bay could host Island municipalities

Council agreed to express interest in hosting the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities AGM and convention

Oak Bay could host hundreds of politicians in the not-too-distant future.

Council agreed to express interest in hosting the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities AGM and convention in 2014, 2015 or 2016.

The AVICC was established in 1950. It now has a membership of 51 municipalities and regional districts that stretch from the Central Coast Regional District to the tip of Vancouver Island and includes Powell River and the Sunshine Coast. The association deals with issues and concerns that affect large urban areas and small rural communities.

The AGM and convention, held every April, provide members with the opportunity to bring forward issues and concerns from their communities through resolutions and debates.

If held in Oak Bay, facilities such as the Monterey Recreation Centre and Oak Bay Beach Hotel would be used to host meetings and conference sessions. The 2012 AGM was held in Uclulet, April 13 through 15. Oak Bay last hosted the AVICC convention and AGM in 2006.