Introducing the Wellness Stream!

In accordance with this year's Convention Theme: Balancing Act, UBCM offered the following wellness initiatives for delegates to enjoy throughout the week.   

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” – Jana Kingsford


Guided Gentle Movement & Stretch with Jessie Au

Join local fitness instructor, Jessie Au, for drop-in guided gentle movement sessions. These custom gentle movement opportunities are designed to be done in your regular attire (no special equipment required).

Jessie will kick off the Convention week on Tuesday prior to the start of the Plenary on stage.  Join in from your seat to feel centered and refreshed.  The rest of the week she will be leading drop-in sessions in the same location as the Continental Breakfast.  Join in for a quick stretch before you grab your coffee.
Dates & Locations:

  • Tuesday, September 19th 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Exhibit Hall A, VCC  (prior to the plenary)
  • Wednesday, September 20th 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Ballroom B/C, VCC (drop-in anytime between 7:00 - 8:00 AM)
  • Thursday, September 21st 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Ballroom B/C, VCC  (drop-in anytime between 7:00 - 8:00 AM)
  • Friday, September 22nd 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Ballroom B/C, VCC (drop-in anytime between 7:00 - 8:00 AM)

For more information about Jessie, visit

BCAA Evolve E-Bikes

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This year UBCM has partnered with BCAA Evolve E-Bikes, to offer our delegates complimentary use of e-bikes throughout the Convention week! The bikes will be located at the left entrance of the East Building under the sails.

Elevate your transportation experience with Evolve – a zero-emission micromobility share program created by BCAA and Evo Car Share. Currently available to the public in Whistler and SFU Burnaby, Evolve offers a seamless and eco-conscious way to go around town. As a special perk for UBCM guests, enjoy free access to our e-bikes throughout the event. Getting started is easy – simply download the Evo app to sign up, unlock an Evolve E-Bike using the app and hit the road. For more details about the Evolve E-Bikes and E-Scooters and how it works, visit

To enjoy the bikes follow the instructions below:

1/ Sign up in the Evo app or simply fill in the online registration form
2/ Select ‘only want to e-bike with us’ to sign up faster and skip driver’s license requirement
3/ Fill in your personal info and credit card details (don’t worry, your riding minutes at UBCM are free. We’ll refund all the fees within 24 hours)
4/ Use your Evo app to unlock an e-bike at the event and start riding!




1/ Find a bike pin in the map within the Evo app and unlock (during Convention they will be located outside the East Building main entrance).

2/ Adjust the seat height and put on the shared helmet before hopping on





1/ Simply click ‘Stopover’ in the app to lock up the bike

2/ Click “Resume” to unlock it when you’re ready to hit the road again






1/ Make sure to return the Evolve E-Bike back to the designated Parking Zone at UBCM

2/ Hit the ‘End Trip’ button in app and you’re done!


"Tools for Mindfulness and Stress Reduction" Study Session


Join this informative Study Session on Monday, September 18th.  

Serving our communities as a local government elected official is a rewarding experience, but the role can also bring stress and challenges. As members of the community, council members and EA representatives are well-known and accessible more than any other government representatives. Members know what it’s like to be stopped at the grocery store with questions about local projects, or unfortunately to be personally criticized in local social media.

UBCM wants to offer our members tools to help handle these stressors and to improve resilience and well-being to thrive in their roles. This two-hour workshop will cover methods to manage the demands of being an elected official through techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion with the goal of strengthening mental wellness.

Patricia Galaczy, Director, The Art of Dialogue

Date & Location
Monday, September 18th 2:15 PM -4:15 PM MacKenzie Ballroom, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

To join this session, please follow the instructions below:

If you haven't registered yet for Convention:
Pre-register for the "Tools for Mindfulness and Stress Reduction" Monday Study Session before 4:30 pm on September 8th. Registration and amendments can be made in person at the Convention Delegate Services desk. Phone calls and emails after September 8 will not be accepted.

If you are registered for Convention:
Modify your registration by logging in with your contact person's email address and the registration number shown on your receipt.