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Opening Mixer (Tuesday)
The opening mixer will be held on the second floor mezzanine of the Student Union Building, the same location of the registration desk, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Poster Mixer (Wednesday)
The poster mixer will be held in the exhibit hall from 5:00pm t0 6:30pm.
Harbour Cruise (Wednesday evening)
You are invited to cruise the Halifax harbour aboard the 130 foot schooner Tall Ship Silva and take in the view of our charming seaside city. With miles of shore line guarded by George's Island and its graceful lighthouse, you can keep a look out for marine life. There will be appetisers/finger foods during the tour and a cash bar.
- Bus leaving SUB at 18h45.
- Boarding boat at 19h30.
- Returning to port at 21h00.
Afterward, you can continue down the boardwalk or nearby for example to a dining or drinking establishment. Here are a few examples:
The lobster dinner banquet and dance will be held at the Dalhousie University Faculty Club, adjacent to the meeting site from 7:00pm to 12:00pm. During the banquet, a ”Salty Dog” fisherman might drop by and lead the group in the Sou'wester Ceremony. Our Salty Dog will even teach our “Come from Away” guests how to eat a lobster and how to swear like a Maritimer, clean cursing of course…
The banquet will be followed by a dance party lead by the Berry Hill Band.
The Berry Hill Band, formed and based out of the heart of Nova Scotia, was named after the hill with which the band's leader Gordon Tucker resides. Over the years this trio has performed in every corner of Nova Scotia, bringing the heart of Nova Scotia to every performance while pleasing the crowds with their tight vocal harmonies and their solid musicianship. The band plays many classic maritime tunes like ”Farewell to Nova Scotia”, ”The Song for the Mira” and Rita McNeil's ”Workin' Man” in addition to an array of more contemporary tunes like ”Barretts Privateers”, ”Fogartys Cove” by Stan Rogers and traditional Irish & Scottish tunes like ”The Wild Rover” and ”The Four Marys” made famous by John Allan Cameron. This magnificent band also has a very diverse and lengthy repertoire of Rock & Roll and Classic Rock for dancing. Tunes such as ”Brown Eyed Girl”, ”Proud Mary”, ”Old Time Rock n' Roll”, ”Bye, Bye Love” and ”Wonderful Tonight” are sure to keep the dance floor packed!
Want some fiddle tunes? No problem! Gordon is one of the most versatile fiddlers in the Maritimes playing traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, downeast style tunes, swing & ragtime, blues and a bit of Cajun as well. Even though the Berry Hill Band is very diverse, they can and will tailor each performance to best suit their audience. The band also welcomes special requests.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard and Fiddle