Wednesday, October 13,
Kick off the conference at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening with a reception, Halifax-style, at the Waterfront Warehouse! Meet up with old friends, make new ones and relax after your long journey in Historic Properties by the harbour. The Waterfront Warehouse is located about a 10 min. walk from the Delta Halifax at 1549 Lower Water Street.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Avast ye Mates! Travel back to the year 1863 and learn about the life and times of Alexander Keith's brewery, the oldest of its kind on the continent. Two tours, at 7:30 and 8:00 pm, will make a thirst quenching finale at the Stag's Head Tavern for a sampling of Mr. Keith's finest. Alternatives to alcoholic beverages are also available. (Max participants 70)
Try more local brews or just come out to mix and mingle with a leisurely paced pub crawl. The event begins approximately 8:30 pm at a true Irish Pub, The Old Triangle. Entertainment provided by the band 1749, good music and a mighty fine year indeed. Then it's up to Barrington St. sometime after 9:30 pm for more Emerald Isle ambiance at the Pogue Fado Irish Public House, followed by The Granite Brewery for the late night crew. Slainte!
Friday, October 15, 2004
Didn't make Didn't make it to the Hackfest? Even so, don't miss out on Sharkfest! Beginning at 7:00 pm, get ready to chalk up your cues and challenge your Access friends at Dooly's on Barrington Street. Not only the pool sharks will enjoy this main evening event of food, friends and fun.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Explore the city or surrounding areas on your own or with a group. Recommendations from the 2004 Planning Committee include:
- A must see for lovers of the visual arts, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, is easy to locate at the heart of downtown Halifax.
- For those interested in nautical history, The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic offers interesting interpretive displays and an impressive Titanic exhibit.
- Known as "The Gateway to Canada", Halifax's Pier 21 is a fascinating and emotional journey back in time to where thousands of immigrants arrived by ship to Canada.
- Travel to the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia's Land of Orchards and Tides. Acadian history, scenic vistas, autumn harvest festivals, wine tasting, and much more is waiting to be discovered.
- Grab your Sou'Wester and drive along Nova Scotia's scenic Lighthouse Route to Peggy's Cove, a favourite destination for visitors and residents of Nova Scotia. There are also tours available to Peggy's Cove. For those interested, please contact a member of the Social Committee for more information.