Social Events



 Tuesday May 16, 2017

  • Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Address: Lower level, Rutherford Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4
  • Meet in the Chateau  Lacombe Hotel Lobby at  2:30 pm
  • The special collections library at University of Alberta is home to important collections that treat a wide range of local and international subjects, from the Aboriginal peoples of North and South America to Historic Entomology and from Book History to the Chinese Experience in Canada. This hands-on tour will give you the opportunity to examine some of the treasures from several different collections, including, of course, some interesting and entertaining examples of historical approaches to health care.Limited to 15 people
  • Bruce Peel Special Collections Virtual Tour
First Timers Reception - Bellamy Lounge, Chateau Lacombe
  • Tuesday May 16, 2017 4:30-5:30 pm
  • First time CHLA attendees are invited by the CHLA/ABSC Board to this opportunity to get together with Board members and exhibitors. Drinks and light snacks will be served.
Opening Reception - Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA)
  • Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 

    Map with walking directions from Conference hotel:
  • Illuminate yourself at an evening at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Network while enjoying a Prairie inspired cocktail and nibbles.
  • All conference registrants can visit the Art Gallery of Alberta for free. 

    Attendees to the opening reception on Tuesday May 16th can use their ticket to view the gallery during the reception. For those too busy networking or who are unable to attend, you can use your ticket to visit the AGA on Wednesday May 17th or Thursday May 18th from 11:00am - 8:00pm or on Friday the 19th from 11:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Parking Info:
    There is no parking at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The building is easily accessible by the LRT (you don't even need to go outside). For those who choose to drive, there are a number of parking spots nearby.

    Map with parking lots:
Photo: Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) Courtesy of Edmonton Economic Development Digital Library.
The AGA maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. The AGA recently underwent a major re-building project that was designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout. 

 Wednesday May 17, 2017

  • Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Meet in the Chateau  Lacombe Hotel Lobby at 4:30 pm
  • The route is approximately 4.75 K

  • Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:45 pm
  • Meet in the Chateau  Lacombe Hotel Lobby at 5:45 pm   
    ​**Didn't sign up online? Don't worry! You can still sign up at the conference registration desk just outside Salon A**
  • Restaurants:
    • The Marc 9940 106 St - 100 Sterling Place Main courses $28-39
    • Sabor 10220 103 St Main courses $18-48
    • Bistro Praha10117 101 St Main courses $12-36
    • Sofra 10345 106th St Main courses $19-29
    • Khazana 10177 - 107 St Buffet $ 25.95/person Main courses $13-20
    • Blue Plate Diner10145 104 St Main courses $16-24

  • Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00 pm
  • Bus fare to WEM is $3.25 each way. Expect travel to and from the mall to take 30-45 minutes.
  • Meet at the hotel lobby for this self guided tour to Edmonton's number 1 tourist destination. Participants will be taking the bus from Jasper Avenue to the Mall. Once there, you can shop until you drop at a vast selection of shops. There are also many restaurants and food court options at WEM. This is a self guided tour so the amount of time, what you decide to do, and how much money you decide to spend is completely up to you.

Europa Street at West Edmonton Mall
Photo: Europa Street at West Edmonton Mall Courtesy of Edmonton Economic Development Digital Library.

 Thursday May 18, 2017

  • Thursday May 18, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00 pm-1:00 am
  • Historically at CHLA/ABSC, there is an After Party following the Awards Banquet. There will be a twist this year and we are calling it the
    Bibliodance Party! All participants will have an opportunity to contribute to the playlist.  Have your say on what kind of dance music we play by submitting your tunes below! Wanna see what we have so far? Click here for our Spotify playlist. Thank you to those who submitted suggestions!

  • We're looking forward to watching contestants compete in the CHLA/ABSC 2017 Lip Sync Battle during the Bibliodance Party! Costumes are welcome but not required. We can't wait to see your "pretend sing" moves on the dance floor! Thank you to those who signed up!