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Annual Conference & Trade Show 

CITT/ICTS holds an annual RENDEZ-VOUS every mid-August. The location varies from year to year to allow members from different regions of Canada to more easily attend. In 2016, we look forward to your attendance at
Annual Conference & Trade Show
in Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 18 - 20, 2016
Opening night August 17
The conference offers three days of
sessions, workshops, backstage tours,
trade show, social events and
networking opportunities.
Read more about Winnipeg here
Photo by photographer Ben Jablonski Source: www.benjablonski.com 
Centennial Concert Hall Seating
Centennial Concert Hall Exterior
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For more information about CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous 2016, click on the following links for

Rendez-vous 2016 will be hosting a new schedule for the trade show with visiting hours over a 2-day span on Thursday and Friday. Corporate Day with the New Product Show 'n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning. Education Forum along with Roadhouse Roundtable discussion are scheduled on Friday and Professional Development day will takes place on Saturday. The Annual General Meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Saturday. 
Evening social events include the opening night and the return of Junk Challenge on Wednesday August 17, the ever zany Swag Bingo Live Auction moves to Thursday night following the trade show, and the conference highlight: the Saturday evening CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet where we honours those individuals and companies who have excelled in their field of live performance in Canada.  Next year will introduce a free evening on Friday night where delegates can enjoy a free time night out on the town, catch a performance, do some shopping or just relax. 
So block the dates Thursday August 18 to Saturday August 20, 2016 in your calendar, and join us in Winnipeg, Cultural Capital of Canada, to experience Canada’s unique Rendez-vous!  

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About Winnipeg

Interesting Facts about Winnipeg you may not know
  • In 1914 a WWI Winnipeg Captain, Harry Colebourn, took a black bear cub to England as his Regiment’s mascot. Author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin loved “Winnie” and his father later wrote stories about a boy and his bear, “Winnie the Pooh”.
  • The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is Canada’s oldest and North America’s second oldest dance company. It was granted the “Royal” title in 1953 by the Queen of England, the first such distinction awarded in the world.
  • Pine Street in Winnipeg’s West End was home to three WWI soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their bravery in battle. It was renamed Valour Road in their honour.
  • The St. Boniface Museum is the oldest building in Winnipeg and the largest oak log structure in North America.
    Winnipeg has the largest number of publicly owned elm trees in the world (60,000). They provide a graceful arched cover over many Winnipeg neighbourhood streets.
  • Second World War’s most famous spymaster Sir William Stevenson, was born and raised in Winnipeg. He is considered by many to be the inspiration for James Bond by Ian Fleming.
  • The Harlequin Romance publishing empire began publishing May 1949 in Winnipeg.
  • Winnipeggers Richard Condie (The Big Snit) and Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back) have both been nominated for Academy Awards. Richard Condie won an Oscar for his short film.
  • Canola is a crop prized for the edible oil it produces. It was developed by Professor Baldur Stefansson at the University of Manitoba.
  • Rainbow Stage is Canada’s oldest outdoor theatre. Its first performance was Sept. 22nd, 1953 by the Kitsilano Boys Band from Vancouver.
  • Folklorama, held in Winnipeg each August, is North America’s largest cultural festival featuring pavilions celebrating over 40 ethnic cultures.
  • Founded in 1957, The Manitoba Theatre Centre is the first English-language regional theatre in Canada.
  • Winnipeg was the first city in the world to develop the 911 emergency phone number.
  • The earliest known inhabitants of the area were nomadic aboriginal peoples from three tribes: the Cree, Assiniboine, and the Ojibwa.
  • Winnipeg has purchased the only known painting of “Winnie the Pooh” by the original illustrator E.H. Shepard. The painting, purchased for $285,000 Canadian from Sotheby’s auction house in London, England, is on public display at the Pavilion Gallery in Assiniboine Park.
  • The Festival du Voyageur is the largest winter festival in Western Canada. Giant snow sculptures, french cuisine, music, dance and revelry occur within the French Fort Gibraltar each February.
  • Winnipeg’s Chamber of Commerce began as The Board of Trade and received Royal Assent by the Lte. Governor March 8th, 1873. It was established six months before the city became incorporated.
  • Opening in 1904 the Union Bank Tower, an 11 storey Chicago School building, was Western Canada’s first skyscraper.
  • The University of Winnipeg women’s volleyball team broke the world record for number of consecutive wins with 123. This shattered the record previously held by a men’s team at UCLA.
  • The international polling company Angus Reid began in Winnipeg.
  • Winnipegger Nellie McClung was a leader in the suffragette movement of women looking to obtain the right to vote. Leading Manitoba to be the first province to allow women to vote.
 Source: www.winnipegphotos.ca
Photos by photographer Anthony Fernando www.winnipegphotos.ca 
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