Group Name: PMC Christmas Gathering Arrival: December 16, 2021 3:00 PM Departure: December 17, 2021 1:00 PM Cabin(s): Koerner Centre

December 16th/17th are paid for employees

Arrival Information

Upon arrival to the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, you will be required to enter a gate code. You will need this code to access the Retreat Centre.

Your gate code is: 5052

Your code will be active during your reservation only. Please do not give this code to anyone outside of your group, except in an emergency. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW VEHICLES TO ENTER BEHIND YOU.

Dining Information

December 16th 2021 Dinner 5:00pm
Wine will be supplied for each table but feel free to bring your own drinks. 
December 17th 2021 Brunch 10am


The Holiday Menu will consist of Slow Roasted Classic Turkey Dinner – Apple & thyme rubbed turkey, slow roasted to perfection,  Served with creamy mashed potatoes, Homemade stuffing, Roasted root vegetables, House salad, and Delicious cranberry chutney, Refreshments and Desert. 


For those staying overnight, we will also enjoy a lovely Holiday Brunch in the morning of the 17th  – Buttermilk pancakes with lemon blueberry sauce, Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home style potatoes, Fresh seasonal fruit, Steel cut oats with a variety of toppings and an assortment of Yogurts. 

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Welcome to the PMC 2021 Christmas party information guide!

Our party this year will be held at the UBC Research Forest Retreat Centre in Maple Ridge. This is an overnight stay with checkin starting at 3:00pm on December 16th. Our dinner will be at 6:00pm and consist of a Traditional Turkey dinner (please register your dietary constraints on your RSVP). Afterwards we will have refreshments, desserts, games and fun.

Everyone is welcome to bring a guest and stay the night at the retreat centre. Brunch will be served on December 17th before check out at 1:00pm.

Address: 14500 Silver Valley Road Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R3

What to Bring

  • Cocktail formal dress code for dinner​​

  • Overnight bag

  • BYO drinks

  • Gift for White Elephant game (link to Rules)

$30 max and $20 minimum (generic gift, everyone brings one) 

Also, we are planning a Social Time beginning @ 5pm for those able to join.  This will take place in the Great Room, on the main floor of the Walter C Koerner Centre (Lodge), which is also where our overnight Accommodations are.  We will provide some appies and bubbly.  You are welcome to bring along any other drinks of your choice for yourself or to share with the group.  There is a tiny bar area in the Great Room, I understand there is a small refrigerator there and also a large refrigerator in the cafeteria in the lower level of the Koerner Centre building that we have access to. 


Dinner is set for 6pm.  This will take place at the Bentley Dining Hall, which is a separate building, a fairly short walking distance.  For the ladies, if you plan on wearing high heels at the dinner, you may like to wear alternative foot wear when walking to the dining hall as there are some stairs and it isn’t a paved area.  There is space at the dining hall entrance to do a shoe change if you want.  We will provide dinner wine and some sparkling champaign to enjoy with your meal and there is also juice provided. 


After dinner we will enjoy some fun times back at the Koerner Centre Lodge in the Great Room.