NCRC: June. Island. Radio. Camp.

Gabriola Co-op Radio is hosting this year's National Campus and Community Radio Conference (NCRC) June 7-11.

It will be a week-long “Camp Radio” atmosphere with a five-day immersion in all things radio, community and community radio — hosted in a beautiful rural island setting. (There’s even a campfire to gather round….)

The conference is open to all NCRA members as well as anyone else interested in expanding their radio skills and knowledge. But it won’t be all work and no play as we have also arranged lots of entertainment and time for networking outside workshops.

Located just a 20-minute ferry ride from the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo (or two ferries from Vancouver) Gabriola is the most accessible Gulf Island.

Home to 4000 year-round residents, Gabriola has one of the highest concentrations of artists in Canada. From Juno award winners to national book prize recipients (and an embarrassment of CBC radio hosts and technicians) this island may well be a tiny a slice of paradise but is no sleepy backwater.

Camp Miriam is an excellent facility providing on-site housing for 100 delegates with wireless access, a commercial kitchen and recreational facilities including a pool and soccer field. Off-site housing consists of local hotel and motels, vacation rentals, B&Bs and some limited local billeting with Island families.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference cost.

See you in June!

NCRC 2010
June 7-11
Gabriola Island, BC
Registration fees

NCRA members:
$175 for the week
or $35/day
On-site accommodation at Camp Miriam will be $25 per bed per night (bring your own bedding)

Non-NCRA members:
or $45/day
On-site accommodation at Camp Miriam will be $35 per bed per night (bring your own bedding)

Make cheques payable to Gabriola Radio Society or the paypal address is

For additional information please contact NCRC co-hosts:
Ken Zakreski
Gabriola Radio Society

Kathy Ramsey
Chair NCRC 2010