World Angus Forum 2017 Information for Canadians

Canadian Angus has partnered with Maritime Travel for anyone who requires assistance booking their travel to WAF 2017 in the UK. Please contact:

Jason Dirks
Phone: (403) 292-7391
Toll Free: 1-877-256-3752
Fax: (403) 531-9779

You will need to have the following information when you call to book:

  • Name on passport
  • Date of birth
  • Phone/email contact
  • Seating preference
  • Any frequent flyer information (e.g. Aeroplan, Air Miles)
  • What city you would like to fly into and what dates you prefer to book

To register for the World Angus Forum or get more information about the events and tours, visit

The World Angus Forum takes place Wednesday, June 21st–Monday, June 26th, 2017. This includes:

  • Three day Royal Highland Show pass
  • Three day local bus and tram ticket (for RHS access)
  • Access to all tours and social events
  • Full access to the two-day conference

Optional tours are:
Pre-tour of England: Friday, June 16th–Tuesday, June 20th
Post-tour of Ireland: Saturday, June 24th–Monday, June 26th
Post-tour of Scotland: Tuesday, June 27th–Sunday, July 2nd

Accommodations are not included in WAF registration and must be booked on your own or through a travel agent. We’ve had several members ask which hotels the Canadian Angus Association delegation will stay at. We have identified the following hotels as our preferred locations:

England Tour

Oxford Accommodation – Holiday Inn Express (3 Star)
The Holiday Inn Express is a modern hotel next to Kassam Stadium with free parking, free Wi-Fi, inclusive breakfast and easy access to Oxford city centre. The restaurants at the neighbouring         Ozone Leisure Park are five minutes’ walk away.
Double Occupancy: £92

York Accommodation – The Park Inn (3 Star) 
Overlooking the River Ouse, Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre is a vibrant hotel close to premier attractions. The hotels prime location is within walking distance of the train station, shopping and business districts. Parking is available at the hotel, however charges may apply. Room amenities include flat-screen televisions, Free Wireless High-speed Internet and complimentary toiletries. The onsite vibrant restaurant and bar serves appetising dishes and an extensive drinks menu.
Single Occupancy: £139
Double Occupancy: £149

Scotland Tour and WAF

Edinburgh Accommodation – Principal Edinburgh (formerly the George Hotel)
The Principal Edinburgh is the pinnacle of luxury hotels in Edinburgh. This 18th century hotel is centrally located in the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh and is easily accessible from Edinburgh International Airport, all major transport links and just minutes from Waverley Train Station. Rooms are equipped with modern en-suite facilities, plasma TV with cable and movies on demand, WiFi available, laptop-sized safe and much more.
Single Occupancy: £240
Double Occupancy: £250

Aviemore Accommodation – Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort (4 Star)
Macdonald Aviemore Resort is situated at the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands – a magical location. You’ll find everything you need and more at Macdonald Aviemore Resort including designer brand shopping and a 3D cinema.
Double Occupancy: £169

Dundee Accommodation – Doubletree by Hilton (4 Star)
The Doubletree by Hilton is set among six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and Walled Garden, enjoys a quiet suburban location a short drive from Dundee city centre. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, complimentary parking and easy access to the A90 North and South. The spacious guest rooms feature modern amenities such as a plasma TV, blackout curtains, and spacious work area.
Double Occupancy: £99


Ireland Tour

Newry Accommodation – Canal Court Hotel
The elegant 4 Star Canal Court Hotel & Spa overlooks the oldest Summit Canal in Ireland and Britain. The hotel is perfectly located in Northern Ireland, midway between Belfast and Dublin. The Hotel is located close to both the Bus & Train Stations making the Hotel easily accessed by public transport. The 110 beautifully decorated Bedrooms & Suites, extensive Health & Leisure Complex complete with Spa and Bars & Restaurants serving some of Northern Irelands’ finest food, guarantee you an enjoyable visit.
All bedrooms are non-smoking and are equipped with complimentary wired and WiFi access.
Single/Double Occupancy: £140

Dublin Accommodation – Camden Court Hotel
Camden Court Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, within walking distance from some of the city’s top landmarks such a Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and the National Concert Hall.
The 4 Star hotel offers an array of complimentary extras such as access to the Leisure Centre and high speed Wi-Fi. The fresh and contemporary bedrooms include high standard amenities and the addition of flat screen Smart TV’s, in-room safety deposit boxes and en-suite with Orla Kiely toiletries.
Single Occupancy: £140
Double Occupancy: £150


The UK charges a value-added tax (VAT) on many goods. Visitors to the UK who live outside the EU are eligible for a refund:
Not all retailers offer tax-free shopping and you can only get VAT refunds for goods bought within the last 3 months.

How to get a VAT refund

  1. Get a VAT 407 form from the retailer – they might ask for proof that you’re eligible, eg your passport.
  2. Show the goods, the completed form and your receipts to customs at the point when you leave the EU (this might not be in the UK).
  3. Customs will approve your form if everything is in order. You then take the approved form to get paid.

If you’re changing planes in another EU country and checking your goods with your luggage, you must do step 2 in the UK when you check in.

Getting paid

You can either get paid immediately at a refund booth, eg at the airport, or send the approved form to the retailer or their refund company. The retailer will tell you how you’ll get paid.
Some retailers charge a fee for handling your form. This money will be deducted from your refund.

If there are no customs officials available, you can leave your form in a customs post box. Customs will check it and contact your retailer to arrange the refund if everything is in order.
Please refer to for complete details including items that are exempt from VAT refunds.

Canadian Angus Association

292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd,
Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2

Tel: (403) 571-3580
Fax: (403) 571-3599
Toll Free: 1-888-571-3580

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Vision: The Canadian Angus Association exists to preserve and expand the Angus breed for Canadian cattle producers and beef consumers, providing the best opportunities for profitability today and for future generations. Mission: To maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed.
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