CSGA’s 2023 AGM

CSGA’s 2023 AGM

On the Edge Of Canada

St. John’s, Newfoundland July 8-10, 2023


A Message from the President

WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S! CSGA is pleased to welcome attendees and their families to this year’s Annual General Meeting in beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland from Saturday, July 8 to Monday, July 10, 2023.

On one of the four corners of the world, Newfoundland is one of the best places to see and appreciate nature in all its glory. Warm and welcoming, fun-loving and funny, Newfoundlanders are known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling. In fact, there are more varieties of English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador than anywhere else in the world! St. John’s is known for its colourful homes on the rocky shores and its friendly folk.

We couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to welcome you all back in person! I look forward to seeing you there.

Dale Connell





Should you need to cancel your meeting registration, please send an email.

• Full refund if notice is received by May 31, 2023
• 50% refund if notice is received between June 1 and June 29, 2023
• No refund offered if cancelled on or after June 30, 2023

AGM Agenda & Business Program, July 9-10

for a detailed agenda and important AGM documents



Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
115 Cavendish Square Street, John’s, NL

Built on the site of the old Fort William at the base of Signal Hill, our downtown host hotel blends elegance
with the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in North America.

To reserve your hotel room at the CSGA AGM $199 block rate, please use this direct booking link.


  • Reservations under CSGA’s room blocks can be made until 5 pm NT June 15, 2023 for the Sheraton and until 5 pm NT June 16, 2023 at the Courtyard.
  • Rooms are based on single/double occupancy. Additional rates per person will apply.
  • Room rates are subject to a 4% Tourism Marketing Levy, and 15% Harmonized Sales Taxes (HST).
  • Hotel reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance. Please refer to your reservation confirmation email or contact the hotel to modify or cancel your reservation.

Getting Here

Whether you are flying in to St. John’s International Airport, less than 10 km from the downtown core, or taking the ferry for a driving adventure, getting here is easy!

Airport Taxi

City Wide Taxi is the exclusive provider of ground transportation services for the public at St. John’s International Airport. Taxi cabs queue outside the Arrivals Area where taxi dispatcher is available to assist you. A flat rate of $35 will apply to all trips to the Sheraton Hotel, subject to change.


Your ferry journey can be booked via Marine Atlantic from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Port Aux Basques (7 hours) or Argentia (16 hours), Newfoundland. Dates and reservations are limited, so please book soon.


Social Events

Saturday, July 8 Afternoon Optional Tours

Since we’re finally getting together again, let’s do it with a splash! Join us Saturday, July 8 for one of our fun afternoon programs. Reserve your spots through the AGM registration link. Additional fees apply.


  • Tours have limited spaces so please reserve early. There is a minimum number of registrations required for the tour to operate.
  • Rain or shine, no reimbursement provided in case of inclement weather.

Whale and Puffin Watching (Saturday, July 8, PM, $150.00/pp)

What is a trip to Newfoundland without Puffins and Whales? O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours will take you to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America. With the largest population of Humpbacks returning each summer, there are bound to be a few breathtaking moments! 


SeCan’s Fun Night – “Rally in the Alley”, Sunday, July 9 PM (Complimentary) (19+)

Monday, July 10 Gala Awards Luncheon

Companion and Children Programs

On Sunday, July 9, Companions and Children are going to have an amazing day while you’re at the AGM business sessions. These full day tours offer a little bit of everything St. John’s and the surrounding areas have to offer. Enjoy!


  • Companions are invited to join SeCan’s Sunday night Rally in The Alley (complimentary, however reservations are required), while kids enjoy their hotel Movie night (reservations required.)
  • Both companions and children are welcome to attend the Monday Awards Luncheon with the purchase of additional tickets.
  • Tours have limited spaces so please reserve early. There is a minimum number of registrations required for the tour to operate.
  • Rain or shine, no reimbursement provided in case of inclement weather.

Companion’s Program:
Historic St. John’s, Cape Spear and a Taste of Newfoundland, $250.00/pp (16+)

Children’s Program:
Petty Harbour Aquarium & Trampoline Fun, $225.00/pp



During our Monday afternoon Luncheon, we celebrate excellence, dedication, and service in the seed sector with presentations of the 2023 CSGA Honorary Life Awards, and the Robertson Associate Awards. CSGA Award recipients will be welcomed on stage and presented with their awards. Once announced, we invite you to learn more about them here



Are you interested in sponsoring our 2023 AGM? We’ve got some great opportunities.

Please review our sponsorship kit and give us a call!



For questions regarding the CSGA AGM agenda, member resolutions or sponsorship opportunities,
please email us directly.

For questions regarding your registration or the programs and activities offered,
please email our Events Team.