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BANFF 2005 Social Events

Each day delegates network over a morning coffee, step on to the patio for some sunshine and brainstorming, raise glasses at a cocktail receptions and mingle at lavish gala parties. Meet new partners and reunite with friends from around the world - it's the 'fest' in Festival!

Access to all official social events (excluding the Golf Tournament) is included with all registrations, except Daily Registrations which include social events for that day only. Your delegate badge must be presented for admittance to all Festival events. Additional passes for guests may be purchased on-site.

Social Events Date Start Time End Time Location
Stephen Lewis Charity Golf Tournament June 12 7:00am 3:30pm The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club
CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Reception June 12 6:00pm 7:30pm Riverview Lounge, Main Hotel
Awards Lunch - Advanced Sign-up Required June 13 12:00pm 1:30pm Cascade Ballroom, Main Hotel
Pre-Banff Rockie Awards Reception June 13 6:00pm 7:00pm Riverview Lounge, Main Hotel
CBC/Radio-Canada presents 26th Banff Rockie Awards June 13 7:30pm 9:00pm Cascade Ballroom, Main Hotel
A & E Banff Rockie Awards Gala Celebration June 13 9:00pm 11:00pm Riverview Lounge, Main Hotel
Alberta Film Breakfast June 14 7:30am 8:45am Courtyard, Main Hotel
WIFT - Alberta & International Martini Madness June 14 7:00pm 9:00pm Saltlik Steakhouse, Downtown Banff
Corus Comedy and Improv Night June 14 9:00pm 11:30pm Van Horne A, Conference Centre
That's a Wrap! - Closing BBQ Party June 15 6:00pm 10:00pm Banff Mt. Norquay

Stephen Lewis Charity Golf Tournament

June 12, 2005
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Stanley Thompson Golf Course: The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club

Fore! Back by popular demand, the Banff World Television Festival is pleased to announce the Golf Tournament will be played on Sunday, June 12th, 2005, at the world-renowned, panoramic Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This year, the Festival will donate all proceeds raised through the tournament to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, to help AIDS sufferers and their families in Africa.

Tournament Cost: $275 per player + GST Advanced registration required. Details Here


CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Reception

June 12, 2005
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverview Lounge, Main Hotel

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes you to the 2005 Banff World Television Festival Opening Reception. Meet new delegates and reunite with friends from around the world at this traditional Sunday event. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Dress: Formal/Business Attire
Guest Ticket Cost: $75 per person + GST (available for purchase on-site only)


Awards Lunch - Advanced Sign-up Required

June 13, 2005
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cascade Ballroom, Main Hotel

BANFF celebrates its illustrious Award Winners! Outstanding Achievement Award - Alliance Atlantis; Outstanding Technical Achievement Award - Panasonic; Lions Gate / Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award; ACTRA's John Drainie Award - Vicki Gabereau; Warner Bros. Canada BANFF Mentorship Award, sponsored by WIFT-T Presentations will be made. Delegates are invited to join host Peter Keleghan and the winners for lunch. Enjoy culinary delights and honour these ground-breaking, innovative and much-deserving award winners.

This lunch is open to all delegates, however seating is limited so advanced sign-up is required. Reservations can be made in the delegate area of this website starting on May 30. Please be prompt for this lunch, your reservation must be claimed on time or your seat will be given away.

Dress: Formal/Business Attire


Pre-Banff Rockie Awards Reception

June 13, 2005
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverview Lounge, Main Hotel

Setting the tone for the 2005 Banff Rockie Awards, this cocktail reception brings excited nominees, our International Jury and all BANFF delegates together for cocktails and tasty hors d'oeuvres. Join us as we raise a glass to all the nominees!

Dress: Formal/Business Attire
Guest Ticket Cost: $45 per person + GST (available for purchase on-site only)


CBC/Radio-Canada presents the 26th Banff Rockie Awards

June 13, 2005
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cascade Ballroom, Main Hotel

Often referred to as the 'Olympics of Television', the Banff Rockie Awards celebrate excellence in 17 program categories. In addition, there are Special Jury Awards, as well as the Global Television Grand Prize providing $50,000.00 for the Best Program in the Festival

Dress: Formal/Business Attire
Guest Ticket Cost: $75 per person + GST (available for purchase on- site only)


A & E Banff Rockie Awards Gala

June 13, 2005
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Riverview Lounge, Main Hotel

A&E Television Networks invites you to a celebration honouring the 26th Banff Rockie Awards. Join them in the Riverview Lounge following the awards show for a dazzling array of tapas and cocktails. The high-energy, eight-piece soul, rock and R & B band The Real Deal sets the tone for a fun-filled celebration!

Dress: Formal/ Business Attire
Guest Ticket Cost: $90 per person + GST (available for purchase on- site only)


Alberta Film Breakfast Celebration

June 14, 2005
7:30am - 8:45am
Courtyard, Main Hotel

A BANFF classic, join us for a traditional Alberta western breakfast. Enjoy pancakes, sausages and all the fixin's in God's greatest backlot - Alberta! Compliments of Alberta Film in collaboration with the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" - The Calgary Stampede.

Guest Ticket Cost: Free


WIFT - Alberta & International Martini Madness - Saltlik Steakhouse (downtown Banff)

June 14, 2005
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saltlik Steakhouse, 221 Bear Street, Banff

Tons of tapas and first 200 people get a Free Martini!

Entrance fee $5 donation to Women in Film & Television with a chance to win an incredible "skippingstone" doorprize worth $250! Open to Banff Delegates or WIFT members only. WIFT-Alberta memberships at the door. Sponsored by: CFCN (CTV Television); PMA Skyy Vodka; Alberta, Calgary & Edmonton Film Commissions, Joe Media, Skippingstone Productions, & Saltlik Steakhouse.


Corus Comedy and Improv Night

June 14, 2005
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Van Horne A, Conference Centre

Comedy Night is Back! Join some of Canada's hottest comedians for a night of interactive comedy and improv. Designed by producer-writer Rich Elwood and the BANFF team, the stage showcases a compilation of writers, producers and actors (who are also Festival delegates), and invites audience members to 'pitch-in' with their own jokes, a 'funny pitch' contest and improv games. It's a great chance for delegates to put their comedic talents on display for global broadcasters, and for everyone to relax in a fun, informal environment.

Featured Performers:
"Rich Elwood - Producer & Host
"Steve Brinder
"Ellie Harvie
"Jay Ono
"Bill Pozzobon

Guest Ticket Cost: $65 plus GST (available for purchase on- site only)


That's a Wrap! - Closing BBQ Party

June 15, 2005
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Banff Mt. Norquay

That's a Wrap! BANFF's legendary Closing Party is reborn this year at Mt. Norquay's scenic timber-frame lodge. With a classic Rocky Mountain barbeque on the grill, a crystal clear mountain sunset and the infectious funk music of Souls in Rhythm, we'll toast the successes of the week. With conference sessions drawn to a close, prize money handed out and work hats thrown aside, come join us at Norquay to celebrate the possibilities!

Guest Ticket Cost: $90 plus GST (available for purchase on- site only)


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