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AMSSA’s Annual General Meeting & 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at AMSSA’s 40th Annual General Meeting!

Event Details:

  • Where: Room MP4, Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC
  • When: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Please RSVP by September 18. Contact us at

Event Highlights:

  • Indigenous Welcome
  • Special screening of the AMSSA’s 40th Anniversary video
  • 2017 Diversity Awards sponsored by Eclipse Awards
  • Appetizers and beverages by the Friendship Catering Service
  • Photobooth by Imagecube

Event Sponsors:

More details to come soon


September 22, 2017
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm




Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC Canada
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