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View the 2023 Event Calendar  (updated March 31, 2023)

The following events are currently open for registration!

Most of our events are open to anyone, but our discounted pricing for members and first-time member promotion makes purchasing a membership a worthwhile option. If you work for a municipal government, you can buy a membership today for $112.50 or less depending on the time of year (details apply). If you aren't interested in membership, but want to be notified about new events and job postings, then subscribe to our Events Newsletter

    • 26 Jun 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Silvertip Resort, 2000 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, AB
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    LGAA is pleased to invite members, municipal government employees, and organizations to participate in our 2023 Golf Tournament at the beautiful Silvertip Resort in the mountains of Canmore, Alberta. 

    This is a new feature that we have added on as a pre-conference activity the day before our 2023 Conference & Trade Show.

    At this time, we have sold all spots for our golf tournament but there may still be an opportunity for us to add more players. If you would like to play in the tournament, please click "Join the Waitlist" and we will be in contact with you.  


    $125.00 + GST   Members

    $125.00 + GST   Tournament Sponsors

    $175.00 + GST   Non-Members

    Cost includes:
    • 18-hole round of golf
    • Power cart (shared)
    • Access to the driving range and putting facilities
    • Sponsored free meal on hole 10
    • Free food after the round
    • Chance to win prizes, and
    • Numerous opportunities to network with other administrators and vendors

    Shot-gun tee-off at 9:30 a.m. using a scramble format (often referred to as "best ball") where players tee off and then hit from the best shot of their team and repeat this process until each hole is complete. 

    Team Selection

    Players will have the option to request to play with a colleague they know or be matched up in teams where they can meet new people. 

    Not a regular golfer?

    That's okay! Whether you shoot 70 or 200, we invite all levels of golfers to participate. The scramble format (aka ‘best ball’) lets you hit from your teammates’ best position each time. This is great for new players as it lessens your discomfort and let’s you focus on what matters – networking with your teammates and sponsored vendors at each hole. Plus, there is no incentive for your team to shoot the lowest score because prizes will be awarded based on fun merits and random draws. 

    Timing with other LGAA pre-conference events

    LGAA is offering a number of other pre-conference activities on the same day. For planning purposes, the golf tournament will be complete by 2:00 p.m. but the post-tournament prize awards and meals may run until after 3:00 p.m. If you plan to participate in the afternoon rafting tour or mobile scavenger hunt, it is possible that you may have to leave the post-tournament ceremony early to be on time for those other afternoon events. 


    If you are interested in sponsoring our 2023 Golf Tournament, you can sponsor a hole for only $500. Details are in our 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities brochure. 

    All questions may be directed to Darren at

    • 26 Jun 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Canmore Public Boat Launch, Canmore, AB

    LGAA is pleased to partner with Canmore Raft Tours to offer a guided scenic raft tour as one of our pre-conference activities the day before our 2023 Conference & Trade Show.

    The option to book under our discounted rate has now expired and our 4:00 p.m. timeslot  for the "The Townie" tour is now sold out. 

    While you missed our discounted rate, Canmore Raft Tours offers several tours a day so you can check their website for other available times and book under their regular rate.  

    Are you golfing too?
    Please note that if you are registered to play in our Golf Tournament at the Silvertip Resort, there won't be time to participate in the rafting tour unless you can book a time after 5:00 p.m. 

    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 29 Jun 2023
    • Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
    • 12

    LGAA is excited to host our 2023 Conference & Trade Show in Canmore on June 27-29, 2023 including pre-Conference activities on Monday, June 26. Take advantage of:

    • Your choice of 20+ educational sessions,
    • A leadership stream for those looking to build their skills as a leader,
    • A technical stream for those looking to grow their operational knowledge,
    • Evening entertainment, and
    • Numerous opportunities to network with municipal administrative leaders from across Alberta.

    Visit our Conference webpage for the most current information!

    Registration will close June 14, 2023.


    Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

    511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB


    We sold out of our block of hotel rooms at the Coast Canmore Hotel and the cutoff date has now passed. Please see our website for suggested hotel options. 


    Please note that a photographer may be present at the event. By entering the Conference & Trade Show premises, you consent that you may be included in photos, which LGAA may use in future promotional materials.


    Cancellation requests received by June 19, 2023 will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after June 19 are not eligible for a refund. Cancellations requests must be submitted in writing to


    If you are unable to attend the event and wish to transfer your registration to another individual, you may do so by emailing Requests for transfer will be accepted until June 25, 2023. 


    Your personal information is collected for the purposes of processing your registration. This information is maintained in a confidential and secure manner and is not sold or shared with other organizations. 

    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore

    The 2023 annual general meeting (AGM) will be held during LGAA's 2023 Conference & Trade Show. If you are an LGAA member who does not plan to register for the Conference, but want to attend the AGM, we ask that you register here. This ensures that we have sufficient seating and food for all members attending the AGM. 

    The 2023 AGM will be held in-person on:

    • Date: June 27, 2023
    • Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: Coast Canmore Hotel, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
    • Food: Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
    • Cost: Free

    The draft agenda for the AGM will involve:

    • Report on activities in 2022
    • Financial report from 2022 year
    • Resolutions
    • Election of Board Directors

    If you have questions, please email Executive Director, Darren Reedy, at

    • 28 Jun 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
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    This year's Trade Show will be held on June 28, 2023 at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta. 

    View the Trade Show brochure


    Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre

    511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB


    Move in

    June 27, 2023 at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    June 28, 2023 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Trade Show

    June 28, 2023 at 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Move out

    June 28, 2023 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 


    Our reduced rate block at the Coast Canmore Hotel sold out and the cutoff date has now passed. Options are listed on our website.


    Please note that a photographer may be present at the event. By entering the Trade Show premises, you consent that you may be included in photos, which LGAA may use in future promotional materials.

    • 7 Sep 2023
    • 21 Sep 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 17

    Based on outstanding reviews, LGAA is once again partnering with Wordsmith Associates to host a three-part online series to teach you core tools and methods to write in an effective and clear way. 

    Municipal staff regularly produce briefings and reports for council to make decisions. Those same documents are used by journalists to produce media articles to inform the public. The challenge is most municipal issues are quite complex and elected officials and journalists are usually not trained in the subject matter topic. This can lead to confusion of the key issue, or the importance of administration's recommendations is overlooked. 

    Through this workshop series, you will learn how to:

    • approach writing based on the needs of council and journalists, 
    • reduce your word count and the time required to draft your message,
    • avoid common pitfalls of government writing and improve the quality of your communication,
    • edit, rethink, and proof other people's writing faster and with better results, and more!

    To learn more, view the brochure or watch this short video on how Wordsmith teaches you to think differently about writing.

    Who should attend?

    Any municipal employee who is writing or responsible for approving documents that get published in council or committee agendas. 


    This is a 3-session series involving 9.5 hours of training: 

    • September 7, 2023 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    • September 14, 2023  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • September 21, 2023  9:00am – 12:00 pm


      LGAA Members                     $375.00 + GST

      Non-Members                       $500.00 + GST

      Buy a membership and you can save $225 on this training through our First-Time Member promotional program. Learn more...

      Will the sessions be recorded?

      Yes. Each session will be recorded and will be available for viewing for 14 days after each session. 

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