|Where||Mary Winspear Center
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC, Canada V8L 1W9
|When||From the evening of Friday, July 16th,
to noon on Monday July 19th, 2004
|What||Esperanto-speakers from throughout the US and Canada gather with friends
from the world, for a rare joint ELNA-KEA convention. The weekend
will be filled with presentations, discussions, music, friendship, fun,
See the Program and Invited Guests pages for more information.
|Lodging||At the Victoria Airport Travelodge.
See the Lodging page for more information.
|Travel||Extra traveling before or after: See the Arrival Info, Touring Nearby Cities, and Excursion pages for tips on sightseeing in Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria|
The local Esperanto groups of Seattle and Sidney are coordinating the 52nd ELNA Convention in Sidney, British Columbia, 25km (15 miles) north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.
The convention will be held in the the beautiful Mary Winspear Centre, a new conference/community center in downtown Sidney. The center has many rooms of all sizes, from small conference rooms to the 8100 square foot Family Hall. The Charlie White Theatre is a proscenium-style theatre with 310 tiered comfortable plush velvet seats. There is good access for persons with disabilities.
Transportation to Sidney
Attendees arriving at the Victoria airport can take a taxi for the 10-minute drive to Sidney.
If driving from Victoria, go 25 minutes north on Pat Bay Highway #17 to Beacon Avenue, Sidney, and turn right at the traffic lights.
If you arrive on foot in Victoria, you can take bus #70 Pat Bay to Sidney.
Those arriving on foot by ferry from Anacortes can either walk about a kilometer (half mile) to the conference hotel, or contact Arlyn to arrange for a ride to your hotel.
If you bring a car on the ferry from Anacortes, go north on Fifth Street, then left on Beacon Avenue. In a few blocks Mary Winspear Center is on the left. Here's a map of Sidney.
If you bring a car on the ferry from Vancouver, drive five minutes south on Pat Bay Highway #17 to Beacon Avenue, Sidney, and turn left at the traffic lights.
Easiest is to park at a hotel and walk everyplace; everything in downtown Sidney is within about ten blocks. The convention site also has plenty of parking.