Main Venue SMSV Banquet Facility
main venue for the 2020 Conference will be at the SMSV Banquet Facility at 3300
Highway 7 in Markham. This beautiful
unique venue is home to the SMSV Coptic Church. With special permission from the church, we will hold the opening
keynote session of the conference in the modern yet traditional worship hall.
The facility offers large meeting rooms for our concurrent sessions and a large fellowship hall for our tradeshow and refreshment breaks. Parking is free and plentiful with 190 parking spaces inside the building, and 100 spaces on the outside.
2020 Vision Gala Dinner.
Background on Angus Glen
Arthur Stollery, a mining entrepreneur and son of the well-known Toronto clothier, bought the rolling farmland at the corner of Kennedy Road and Major MacKenzie Drive in Markham in 1957 to raise Black Aberdeen Angus cattle and champion thoroughbreds.
He named the property Angus Glen Farm, which later grew to 1800 acres, and became his home. In 1967 he began breeding thoroughbred race horses. For more than two decades, Angus Glen bred horses which achieved racing success both in Canada and internationally; including twelve stakes winners, most notably Talkin’ Man, Kennedy Road and Laurie’s Dancer.
After years touring the farmlands, Arthur Stollery, an avid golfer, began building a golf course in 1992, on some of the original horse paddocks, and in the valley where Black Angus cattle once grazed. Parts of the original farm, which still operates, can be seen adjacent to many of the golf holes. Arthur Stollery passed away in 1994, but the Stollery family completed his masterpiece and the course opened to the public in 1995. That year, Golf Digest magazine ranked Angus Glen as the Best New Course in Canada.
In 1996 Gordon Stollery took the vision of his father one step further by building a community around Angus Glen Golf Club. During the building of the community Angus Glen acquired Kylemore homes which strives to build quality homes, while “Exceeding Excellence”. Continuing the tradition of excellence, Angus Glen is known for its outstanding personal service. Angus Glen provides golfers with the experience of a first class private golf club within a public facility, accessible to all.
Gordon Stollery adds, “Angus Glen Community and the Golf Course symbolize what my father always strove to achieve… excellence while remembering his roots.”