It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the GNRHS / CPHA Joint Convention scheduled for September 19 – 23, 2020 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, BC, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe, and impacting events such as ours everywhere.

The new dates are Sept 17 – 21, 2022. Please mark your calendars.

Our British Columbia Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has instructed that all big public gatherings, meetings, conferences, etc. are not to occur in 2020. This makes it impossible for us to proceed with our convention this year. She has presented the strong epidemiologic rationale for this decision, which we understand and accept.

Those of you who have registered already, thank you!! You will be reimbursed or have your undeposited cheques returned to you.

Those of you who booked hotel rooms in Nelson, they have advised us that they will cancel all the room bookings for this convention, unless they hear otherwise from you.

In the meantime, please stay healthy; let’s fight this nasty virus together by following the advice of the public health experts!! We remain committed to having a GNRHS convention in Nelson BC, and will work hard to make this happen for 2022.


Thomas and Francina Carr, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

GNRHS National Convention Officer & Registrar for Nelson 2020