The Victoria, BC, Region wishes to excite your anticipation with a return to Canada for the 2022 JASNA AGM!
Come to the city with a long JASNA history. One of JASNA’s three co-founders was Joan Austen Leigh, a native of Victoria, BC and great-great grand-niece of Jane Austen. She also co-founded our Victoria Region, and we are proud to have her as part of our legacy in this corner of North America.
We know many JASNA members will be ready for a lovely getaway to our City of Gardens when the time comes, and we can guarantee you are going to have a fantastic time filled with our Jane, and everything Victoria has to offer.
Historically, Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. Colonially, Victoria is named for Queen Victoria of England. It is the capital city of British Columbia and located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, very close to Vancouver and Seattle.
Victoria has become a world-famous tourist destination and is often referred to as a mini England. This is not surprising, as one will see double decker buses, our famous hanging flower baskets, and pubs with names like the Sticky Wicket, Bard and Banker, and the Penny Farthing.
You will find Victoria a very easy place to explore when not at the conference. And don’t forget to indulge at the world-famous tearoom at our main conference hotel, the Fairmont Empress, if you get the chance. We can’t wait to give you a warm welcome at our AGM, Sense and Sensibility in the City of Gardens.
Alison Dacia Brown
AGM Coordinator, 2022