We have a number of social events planned for the congress to encourage networking with colleagues and offer a taste of good ol' east coast atmosphere.
East Coast Icebreaker - Sunday, June 10th, 6PM-8PM
Welcome to the East Coast! The ice breaker will be held at the Convention Centre with entertainment from one of Halifax’s very talented Celtic duos, The Fine Tuners. Appetizers will be served featuring Nova Scotia oysters. Don’t know how to shuck an Oyster? Our local expert will show you how it’s done. Cash bar will be open, but be sure to bring the drink ticket included in your registration package and have one on us.
Trivia Pub Night - Monday June 11th (8.30PM)
Join us for pub night at Murphy’s on the Water. Don’t forget your thinking cap. Trivia will start at 9PM with prizes available to those who really know their stuff. Munchies will be provided and beverages available at happy hour prices all night.
Public Lecture - Dr Chris Taggart - Right Stuff for the Right Whales - Tuesday June 12th (7PM)
It’s been a tough year for the North Atlantic Right Whales. Come find out what Right Whale expert, Chris Taggart, has to say about it, and what scientist and government are doing to help these endangered animals. The public lecture will be hosted at Halifax’s new Public Library on Spring Garden Rd. which itself is a sight to see as a winner of the Governor General’s architecture medal, winner of the Mayor’s prize in architecture, and voted one of the top 10 most beautiful libraries in the world.
Student Night - Tour of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Employer Networking & Panel Discussion, and Boat Tour on the Tall Ship Silva - Tuesday June 12th (3.30PM - 9PM)
Chartered buses will bring students from the Halifax Convention Centre (leaving at 3:30PM) to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Participants will partake in a 1 hour tour of BIO as well as a panel discussion with potential government and industry employers. Pizza dinner (including salad and beverages) will be served.
Then, all aboard the Tall Ship Silva for a tour of Halifax Harbour from 7:30-9PM. Cash bar will be open for the duration of the tour.
If you are unable to attend the BIO portion of the evening, you are still welcome to join the boat tour. Just meet at the dock (near the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1655 Lower Water St.) to board the ship at 7:15pm.
This event is offered to students and MEOPAR trainees only. The event is free but space is limited so please register at the registration desk.
Banquet, East Coast Lobster Feast – Wednesday June 13th (6PM)
Join us for a classic East Coast Lobster Feast. Meal options are available for those who do not fancy crustacean. Musical entertainment by the Fine Tuner’s Trio. Cash bar open all night, but be sure to bring the drink ticket included in your registration package.
Please follow the links for more on:
- Family program
- Wellness program
- Sightseeing/dining discounts