Region VI Conference • October 8-10, 2018 • Bellingham, WA

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Preconference Events

Preconference Events

Monday, October 8, 2018

Mountain Biking
Avid Mountain Biker? Interested in trying it out for the first time? Enjoy 5-10 miles of riding on single track trails in one of the most renowned mountain bike landscapes in the country. All levels welcome. Bikes, helmets, and trained instructors included. (2 sessions available, choose one) Transportation from the hotel included.

  • 8:00 am – Noon OR Noon – 4:00 pm – $55

Facility Tours *Updated 8/7/18 Century Link Field is no longer available for the tour*
Three facilities will be visited during the Facilities Tour. First stop will be the University of Washington in Seattle, WA to tour Husky Stadium followed by UW Recreation’s IMA Building. At the conclusion of that tour, attendees will then tour Precor’s facility in Woodinville, WA. Lunch will be provided. Bus transportation will be provided from UW to Precor, and back to Bellingham.

  • Depart at 6:00 am from Four Points Sheraton Bellingham via University van OR meet at UW Husky Stadium in Seattle at 9:00 am (group meets at Husky statue in front of Husky Stadium to begin the tour) – $46


Networking Lunch
Curious about how to go about seeking a promotion? In need of a mentor? Want some tips on finding the right work-life balance for you? Then join us for a delicious, lightly-facilitated luncheon where you’ll have the opportunity to meet, learn from, and grow with other amazing individuals in the profession of campus recreation and wellbeing.

  • Noon – 2:00 pm, Aslan Brewing Company – $35

Community Service Project
Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association in improving salmon habitat along Squalicum Creek by planting native trees and shrubs and removing invasive vegetation. Tools and gloves will be provided. Transportation to and from the hotel is included.

  • 9:00 am – Noon – $15

Oyster Dome Hike
Overlooking the San Juan Islands, with views all the way to the Olympics, Oyster Dome provides an opportunity for some gorgeous scenery. The location is in the second-growth Blanchard Forest, on Chuckanut Mountain. This area was extensively logged in the mid-1800s until the land was deeded to the state in 1925. Today, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources provides diverse recreation opportunities here and in the surrounding areas. Lunch and transportation to and from the hotel is included.

  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – $30