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Accommodation

Best Western Northgate Inn ★★★☆☆

Best Western Northgate Inn ★★★☆☆

PROS - The great thing about this hotel is it is 1.5km’s drive from the venue, less than 1km if you walk it. It is close to Nanaimo’s Mall (Woodgrove) which has shops, movie’s and places to eat including a food court. Also just across the road from a Starbucks and a great restaurant called Browns Social House. Other restaurants close by are Nori Sushi (Best sushi in Nanaimo!), Ricky’s (Great breakfast restaurant) and Panago Pizza or little Georges Pizza (takeaways). Also across the road from Superstore (large grocery store) and close to a really great bakery - Cobbs Bakery.

CONS - Probably the least upmarket and most basic.

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The Grand Hotel ★★★☆☆

The Grand Hotel ★★★☆☆

3 star slightly more upmarket. (Distance from Equip Venue to hotel is 4.1km’s)

PROS - Better hotel than best western Northgate, also close to a mall called Rutherford Mall which has various shops, Subway, Movie house. Close to a great Steakhouse/Comfort food restaurant called Montanas and also close to a McDonalds. Fairways market is a handy grocery store in Rutherford mall and they do awesome Chinese takeouts and a cheap breakfast. Also close to a Tim Hortons coffee shop and a good Sushi joint.

CONS - Not within walking distance to the venue, less restaurant and shop options.

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The Inn on Long Lake ★★★☆☆

The Inn on Long Lake ★★★☆☆

Distance to Equip Venue is 4.3km

PROS - Beautiful setting right on Long Lake, also wishing walking distance to all the places and Mall mentioned above for The Grand Hotel.

CONS - Slightly further from the venue and not within walking distance.

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Best Western Dorchester ★★★☆☆

Best Western Dorchester ★★★☆☆

Upper 3 star hotel, more upmarket than any of the above. Distance to Equip Venue is 12km’s. Located right close to the waterfront downtown central Nanaimo.

PROS - Really great location for walks along the waterfront and getting a feel for the Nanaimo Old Quarter/Downtown vibe. Lots of quant coffee shops, eclectic little places and small restaurants located right close by the hotel. Definitely more upmarket establishment and on-site restaurant. Fairly close to Asteras and amazing Greek Restaurant in the Old Quarter

CONS - A fair distance to the Equip Venue (probably about a 15 to 20 min drive depending on traffic to the Equip Venue.

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The Coast Bastion Hotel ★★★☆☆

The Coast Bastion Hotel ★★★☆☆

Most upmarket venue, often with great views of the harbour and bay. Distance to the Equip Venue is 12km’s. Also located right by the waterfront of downtown Nanaimo.

PROS - Great quality hotel, upmarket. great restaurant and close to all the amenities as mentioned above for the Dorchester Hotel, they are practically neighbours.

CONS - As mentioned for the Dorchester it is also 12km’s from the Venue.

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Hosting

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FAQ

Can I come to the leadership session on the 24th?

The 9am to 1pm leadership session on the 24th of May is open to Elders and Deacons of NCMI churches. It is also open to those leaders who have been invited by their eldership team to come.

Can I sign up to to be hosted by a local family?

During the purchase of your tickets there is an opportunity for you to enquire about hosting opportunities. Please note that their will be limited numbers, we can not make any guarantees, and these spaces are reserved for those coming from beyond Vancouver Island.

Will there be any free sessions?

The three evening sessions are free for everyone to come to. Registration is not require please just along!

What childcare will be available?

Currently there are no plans for special childcare or youth programs as the equip will be during school term time. There will be a mothers room with a audio feed available. If you have any specific questions please let us know. There will be youth tickets available for those between the ages of 12 and 17, those with these tickets are expected to attend the normal sessions if they are in attendance.