Date(s) - June 5, 2014 - June 6, 2014
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Your $40 registration fee (or $20 spouse fee) includes access to the Exhibit Hall and all speaker sessions and seminars. Pre-registration for the EXPO is not required, but ONLINE Registration saves you money!!. Seating at speaker sessions and seminars is on a first come basis. Come and enjoy the Exhibit Hall, and be encouraged by the outstanding lineup of speakers!
Please note: children and teens are free to attend the 2014 BC Home School EXPO. Teen attendance at the Stand OUT! event on Thursday, June 5 is $10 (with pre-registration required).
All those who attend the 2014 BC Home School EXPO will be given a FREE introductory Family Membership to the Provincial Association of Home Schoolers of BC (PAHS).
At the entrance to the EXPO, there will be several line-ups, enter the one that applies to you.
1. Pre-registered. This will be divided into alphabetical sections. Enter the one that corresponds to the first letter of your LAST NAME.
2. Payment by cash ONLY. You will be required to fill in a form asking for your contact information and to select the seminars you will be attending. Receipts are available upon request.
2. Payment by Purchase Order Number (please have all purchase order information ready to fill out). You will be required to fill in a form asking for your contact information and to select the seminars you will be attending.
3. Exhibitor Entrance and those with nametags ONLY
4. Wristbands : If you already have your wristband on you may proceed
through the turnstiles and into “The Adventure”. There is a bank machine in the lobby of the Tradex.
Many of our exhibitors are experts in their field, and we encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from them! When an exhibitor
takes the time and effort to explain a product or give beneficial advice to you, please buy the product from them. Buying materials from the exhibitor who spent time with you encourages an atmosphere of trust and sharing. It also encourages the return of knowledgeable, well-established exhibitors to our annual convention.
As our EXPO represents ALL homeschooler in BC – you will find a wide range of philosophies, educational methods, and products. The freedom to homeschool in various diverse ways and methods is truly a gift. PAHS strives to bring in exhibitors and speakers that would appeal to the greater homeschooling audience in BC. However, any opinions expressed in the Exhibit Hall and in the speaker sessions are those of the individual exhibitors and speakers and not necessarily those of PAHS. Please do your own due diligence on any curriculum, viewpoints, and strategies recommended.
Please thank our exhibitors for coming — many of them have made sacrificial efforts to be here. Thank you for supporting them with your patronage.
There is a WEALTH of knowledgeable speakers and topics at the EXPO! There is something for everyone! Although we are a family-friendly EXPO, please be respectful of other attendees in the sessions. We encourage you to make other arrangements for your children while you attend seminar sessions. If this is not possible, your children may join you in the seminars. However, if your child is distracting (happy sounds can be a distraction as well – even to the speaker!), please quickly and quietly exit the session. Sessions will be recorded and available later.
Children at the EXPO
Homeschooling families like to do things together – that’s a major part of why most families choose to homeschool! Children of all ages are welcome to attend the EXPO. However, we do ask that they be in the care of a responsible individual at ALL times. Please ensure your children treat displays and products of exhibitors with respect – even you would not want to buy a “new” book that has been mishandled by someone else’s child. We encourage you to make other arrangements for your children while you attend seminar sessions. If this is not possible, your children may join you in the seminars. However, if your child is distracting (happy sounds can be a distraction as well – even to the speaker!), please quickly and quietly exit the session. Sessions will be recorded and available later.
Stand Out! – A Teen Event
Stand OUT! is an event designed by home school teens for home school teens! For 3 hours on Thursday, June 5 (5pm – 8pm) home school teens will be challenged to make the most of their unique educational experiences, to be more than the average, to Stand OUT!. This time will be filled with impacting sessions, plenty of fun, good food and of course…friends!
Again this year we are hosting our Family FunZONE which will feature shows each day from Science World, Gary Savard, and various others. For activities, there will be a LEGO, by the Abbotsford LEGO Users Group, a 24’ rock climbing wall, the Creative Cube Mobile Studio and so much more. Families will enjoy participating in the activities and watching the shows together! Kids are free to attend the EXPO, but must remain in the care of a responsible individual. (Childcare is NOT provided).
Parking at the Tradex is$6.00 per day (paid upon exit). ‘In and Out’ privileges are available if a receipt is requested when payment is made.