June 24-25, 2023 Workshop with Brian Stanton at Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC Canada
Deadline is June 2, 2023 at 12:00 midnight for discounted Early Bird rate CAD $150 members, $185 non-members.
Space is limited – register now to avoid disappointment. Contact us for a registration form and mail in your fee.
Presenting “@ghostkingdom” Searching for Connection Beyond the Ghost Kingdom, an adoption healing film and workshop by Brian Stanton
Early discount is available on full weekend package only.
The weekend registration includes Saturday workshop including Continental breakfast and lunch; Saturday afternoon discussion/support group; and Sunday morning support group including Continental breakfast.
(Lunch will not be included for late or walk-in registrations). Membership takes effect on date of receipt of payment..
|About the Weekend||Brian Stanton is a stage actor who is most known for his original play ‘BLANK”, the true story of his adoption and search for identity. The film @ghostkingdom takes a magnifying glass to the SEARCH and everything that comes with that and is the true story of the play that became a motion picture and Brian’s journey to find his father. The Ghost Kingdom is filled with fantasy connections. The theme for the weekend will be about CONNECTION beyond the Ghost Kingdom. Not everyone is able to reunite with biological relations. During the weekend we will explore how to connect with ourselves and the world around us. Dinner on your own Friday and Saturday night and for lunch on Sunday including a presentation at the Saturday night dinner for Nancy Kato, upon her retirement. Location TBA. Sunday support group facilitator TBA.|
|Who Can Benefit||All members of the Adoption Circle: adoptees, birth families, adoptive families, supportive family / friends, and professionals.|
Workshop Location and Information
|Workshop Location:||Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Tel: 604.278.5555 Toll Free: 1.800.663.2878 Website: www.executivehotels.net|
|Travelling there:||By Air: Free airport transfer during 5 am to 11 pm By Public Transit: www.translink.ca for routes & times of buses and Canada Line. By Car: Parking fee of $16.75 per night has been waived and is free for overnight hotel guests. Outside guests not staying at the hotel pay $8.00 per day. Parking pass to be picked up and paid for at the reception desk.|
|Where to Stay:||Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport – SPECIAL RATE* for our conference attendees: Standard room: 1 Queen or 2 Dbl beds – $229 + taxes per night One bedroom condo suite: 1 Queen + 1 Sofa Bed – $259 + taxes per night Two bedroom condo suite: 1 Queen + 1 Single + 1 Sofa bed – $319 per night Reservations must be made no later than May 24, 2023 to qualify for this rate. Check-in time after 3:00 pm check-out time is 11:00 am. *PLEASE QUOTE “FORGET ME NOT SOCIETY” AND GUARANTEE YOUR ROOM WITH A VALID CREDIT CARD.|
|FMNFS Membership:||Members enjoy the benefits of reduced workshop fees! JOIN NOW! PAY LESS!|
|Early Registrations:||Deadline is June 2, 2023 at 12:00 midnight for discounted Early Bird rate. Space is limited – register now to avoid disappointment.|
|To Register:||Mail the completed registration form (to be received no later than June 2, 2023) along with a cheque or money order, payable to FORGET ME NOT FAMILY SOCIETY, to:|
|Forget Me Not Family Society|
|102 – 1860 Southmere Cres East Surrey, BC V4A 6Y7|
|Late or Walk-in Registrations:||After June 2, 2023, please email Marnie Tetz at email@example.com to make arrangements regarding your registration. Walk-in registrations Saturday: Call Marnie at 604-862-4434 to ensure space is available.|
|IMPORTANT:||The hotel requires final numbers be confirmed by June 16, 2023. SATURDAY MEALS ARE not INCLUDED for LATE OR WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS.|
|Refund Policies:||Refund requests must be received in writing prior to 12:00 midnight June 15, 2023. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to a $50 administration fee.|
|About the Society|
|Forget Me Not Family Society (Adoption Circles) was formed to offer education, peer counselling and support to all those touched by adoption. Forget Me Not Family Society is a federally registered Canadian charitable organization and gratefully accepts donations. Tax receipts issued for donations over $25.00.|
|Our Mandate is:||· To encourage and develop a recognition of the benefits of family preservation and openness in adoption practice.|
|· To establish and operate a Post Adoption Resource Centre providing education, consultation, counselling, and support to those touched by adoption.|
|· To provide community education programs, panel presentations, and workshops on post-adoption for any members of the community who wish to learn more about adoption and reunion issues.|
|Our main source of income is through membership fees. Annual membership fees are:|
|Professional / Corporate:||$65.00|
|Membership in the Forget Me Not Family Society includes, peer support, monthly support groups via Zoom*, resource material, and a reduction in workshop/conference fees. *Membership although encouraged is not necessary to attend support groups|