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Student Guide – Need to Know

December 10, 2021

Student Behaviour

Delegates to the Winter School should understand that a high standard of behaviour is expected of them. The key work is RESPECT – respect for all of the people at the school, guests, and hotel staff.

Specifically, rowdyism, harassment, intolerant acts, derogatory remarks, or hosting parties in your room will not be tolerated. The residential setting of the Winter School does not relieve delegates of the obligation for normal behaviour. Past incidents have been dealt with severely and the CLC reserves the right to send delegates home if their conduct does not meet our standards. All students deserve the opportunity to enjoy the Winter School. Quiet time is designated after 11:00 pm. We thank everyone for your cooperation in the matter.

Name Badges

Badges will be provided to delegates, guests who have bought meals tickets, resources people, and facilitators.

This identifies you as being a participant and is your proof you have met the vaccine requirement. Please wear your badge at all times. Your badge or a guest meal ticket (guests will require a badge and have to meet the vaccine requirement) is required to eat in the Copper Room.

Winter School Office

The Winter School office can be contacted via email at or PHONE NUMBER.

Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The office is closed for lunch between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

Out of respect for staff health & safety, we are limiting participant access to the CLC Winter School office.

New Student Orientation

An information and Question & Answer session will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday in the Forum to help orient first-time students. The session normally lasts about a half hour. All participants are welcome to attend.


The Harrison Resort is wholly unionized with staff members of IUOE Local 882 and UNITE HERE Local 40. It has been the site of the CLC Pacific Region Winter School since 1974.

Class Schedules

Classes are held from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily, except Friday, when they are from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted in hotel rooms or on balconies in accordance with provincial law. Infractions will result in daily fines levied by the hotel.


Students are welcome to bring spouses or guests if they are registered in single accommodation. Guests must be fully vaccinated a full 14 days prior to the start of their arrival at Winter School in order to attend. Guests may choose to participate in the optional meal plan for an additional charge of $428.10  per week, which includes Friday lunch. Guests attending the school with delegates must register with the Front Desk, whether or not they participate in the meal plan. Guests are entitled to attend all school functions (excluding classes). Arrangements and/or payments for guests and meal plans are to be made through the Front Desk of the hotel.


All meals are taken in the Copper Room. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm every night. Participants and guests must wear their name badges for entry to the dining room. Spouses/guests must pay for their meals or sign them to the participant’s room at this time.

A detailed list of the week’s menu is outlined in this guide. Vegetarian and alternate menu items are available for dinner. Students wishing to order an alternate dinner meal must check with the Maître d’ during the lunch hour that same day. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options at the breakfast and lunch buffet, which are labelled.

No Fragrance Policy

Due to the number of people who have a sensitivity/allergy to fragrances please be aware that the Winter School is a “Fragrance-Free Zone”, and refrain from wearing fragrant shampoo, lotion, soap, bodywash, cologne, perfume, aftershave, etc. Check the ingredients label for “fragrance/parfum”.

Family Friendly Environment

Many participants choose to bring their family members with them to the Winter School. For the safety of the Copper Room staff please supervise children while on the dance floor and do not let them run through the aisles.

Alcohol-Free Social Networking

A social networking space is available Monday to Thursday (after the General Session) for delegates who wish to socialize with other delegates in an alcohol-free setting. This space will be in the Coronet Room. Cards, games, and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.

Boxed Lunches

For those students who must leave immediately after class, and who will not be staying for lunch, boxed lunches will be available for the ride home. Be sure to be included in the boxed lunch count in the class. Tickets for these boxed lunches will be given out during class on Friday. The boxed lunches can be picked up outside the East Forum on Friday.



The Winter School bus leaves the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, with stops in Surrey, Coquitlam, the Vancouver Airport, ending at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver. If you did not reserve a spot when you registered, contact the CLC office.

Bus Schedule

  • Harrison Hot Springs Resort – Arrives: 11:45 am, Departs: 12:00 pm
  • Guildford Public Library Lot – Arrives: 1:30 pm
  • Coquitlam Stop – Arrives 2:00 pm
  • Vancouver International Airport – Arrives 3:00 pm for flights departing after 5:00 pm onward
  • Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

*Please note all times are approximate.


There is an ATM Machine in the lobby, to the right of the front desk.

Gender Neutral Washroom

There is a gender neutral washroom upstairs by the Lakeside Cafe.

Student Council

A student council representative will be chosen to represent each class. Responsibilities of student council representatives include:

  • Acting as liaison with the administration, dealing with issues of general concern, and distributing information to the class.
  • Coordinating the class collection for the International Activities Fund.
  • Meeting daily at lunchtime with other student council representatives to discuss any matters of concern or interest.
  • Distributing travel claim forms from the students in the class. These forms must be accompanied by receipt of travel. Your council coordinator will elaborate on the process during your daily meeting.
  • Collecting the number of lunch boxes required and the total number of people, including guests, who will be sitting with your class for Thursday night’s dinner.
  • Helping to match up people needing rides with those with vehicles.


Located in the hotel lobby, the Sticks and Stones Gift Shop is pleased to give 10% off purchases or gifts and clothing to attendees of the CLC Winter School. Please show your name badge before purchasing.

Travel Subsidies

Block subsidies will be paid to unions for students travelling from East Kootenays, Northern B.C. and Yukon only. Proof of travel will be required, so please keep receipts. Travel forms with receipts can be scanned and emailed to The deadline for travel subsidy applications is March 30, 2022. Subsidy applications received after that date will not be considered.

Unavailable due to COVID-19

Students who have attended Winter School prior to 2020 will notice some Winter School staples are unavailable at this time. Please note that there will be no Choir Night, no Pub Night, no Book Table sales, and no on-site childcare provided this year.

Checking Out

Check out time is 11:00 am. Please ensure that you check out of the hotel in the usual manner, and pay any extra charges billed to your room. Any disputed charges can be much more easily dealt with at that time.