Special Events

Welcome Reception/BC Museum Event

Tuesday, Sept. 10 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

UNITECR welcome receptions are events to be remembered. With hundreds of artifacts, specimens and dramatic displays of British Columbia’s natural and human history, the Royal BC Museum, is sure to capture your attention. Add in food, beverages, and your fellow UNITECR attendees, and you have the makings of a truly memorable event. Museum docents will be on-hand to share their knowledge and answer questions. Totem Hall is the central exhibit in the First Peoples gallery, and around the perimeter of the hall are examples of masks, regalia and modern works. The display unites old and new works, which is appropriate in an exhibit that emphasizes the continuing artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast First Nations. The reception includes food and beverage stations highlighting local cuisine. Thank you to Kerneos for sponsoring this event.

Download the BC Museum’s free app to get additional information on the exhibits, by following these instructions:

  1. Log onto the Wi-Fi signal RBCMWifarer
  2. Open your web browser
  3. Go to the Royal BC Museum Website
  4. Press Accept after you review the Terms of Use


Wifarer can be downloaded for both Android devices and Apple devices.


Conference Dinner

Thursday, Sept. 12 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The UNITECR’13 conference dinner is your opportunity to eat, drink and enjoy the company of nearly 800 of your closest UNITECR friends. The dinner is hosted in the iconic Crystal Gardens at the Victoria Conference Center, which was Victoria’s first convention center, and also spent years as an arboretum, a restaurant, an art gallery, and a swimming pool. This unique structure is the ideal setting for a lively evening of good food, good drink, good friends and live entertainment. A highlight will be the induction of the 2013 class of UNITECR Distinguished Life Members in addition to other award presentations. Thank you to The Refractories Institute for sponsoring the this event.

Closing Ceremony

Friday’s Lunch & Closing Ceremony take place in the Palm Court/Crystal Ballroom from 1 to 2 p.m. UNITECR organizers will be raffling off prizes, but you must be present to win. Don’t miss out.