Social Events

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June 15, 2018

 

5:00-6:00 pm First Timers' Reception

Court Garden

Mix and mingle with CHLA/ABSC Board members and other first-time attendees. Registration required. Proudly sponsored by MLA.

 

6:30-8:30 pm Opening Reception

Photo of The RoomsThe Rooms (Level 3 Atrium)
9 Bonaventure Avenue

Join us at The Rooms, Newfoundland and Labrador's largest public cultural space, to kick off CHLA/ABSC 2018! Meet and mingle with your colleagues, enjoy lively entertainment by local band Vey and Reynolds, and delicious hors d'ouevres, all while you take in breathtaking views of St. John's.
 
A (optional) shuttle bus will take attendees from the Sheraton to The Rooms. The first shuttle will leave at approximately 6:15 pm and will make as many trips as needed. The first shuttle back to the Sheraton will leave The Rooms at approximately 8:20 pm.
 
Weather permitting, you may also choose to walk (Google Map). The Rooms is about a 15-20 minute walk along Military Road. Along the way, you'll pass the impressive Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
 
Proudly sponsored by EBSCO Health.

Photo of The Rooms by George Ian Bowles used under CC BY 2.0.


 

June 16, 2018

 

6:00-7:00 am Morning Walk/Run
Start your day with some light exercise! Maps will be available at the Registration Desk for the following self-guided routes.

Military, Rennie's Mill, Empire Loop: PDF or Google Map
2.2 km / Approx. 30 minutes. This is a flat walk, on sidewalks, through a historic area of St. John's.

Sheraton to Cabot Tower, Signal Hill: PDF or Google Map 
3.7 km / Approx. 55 minutes. This walk takes you to the top of Signal Hill (via sidewalks, not trail).

Quidi Vidi Lake Trail: PDF or Google Map
6.1 km / Approx. 75 minutes (walking)
This is a mostly flat walk (only one steep hill) that leads you to the Quidi Vidi Lake Trail. Runners may wish to walk to the trail then jog around the lake.

 

6:30 pm Sign-Up Dinners

Sign up at the registration desk to join a dinner with a small group of other attendees at one of our wonderful downtown St. John's restaurants. The following restaurants are available to choose from:

A walking map will be provided and, in some cases, a local guide will lead the group to the restaurant and dine with you.


 

June 17, 2018

 

6:00-7:00 am Morning Walk/Run
Start your day with some light exercise! Maps will be available at the Registration Desk for the following self-guided routes.

Military, Rennie's Mill, Empire Loop: PDF or Google Map
2.2 km / Approx. 30 minutes. This is a flat walk, on sidewalks, through a historic area of St. John's.

Sheraton to Cabot Tower, Signal Hill: PDF or Google Map 
3.7 km / Approx. 55 minutes. This walk takes you to the top of Signal Hill (via sidewalks, not trail).

Quidi Vidi Lake Trail: PDF or Google Map
6.1 km / Approx. 75 minutes (walking)
This is a mostly flat walk (only one steep hill) that leads you to the Quidi Vidi Lake Trail. Runners may wish to walk to the trail then jog around the lake.

 

6:00–7:00 pm Pre-Banquet Reception
Court Garden

Enjoy a pre-banquet beverage (cash bar) and catch up with friends and colleagues before the Awards Banquet.

 

7:00-10:30 pm Awards Banquet
Fort William Ballroom

Join the CHLA/ABSC Board and other attendees at our annual at the Awards Banquet to recognize the CHLA/ABSC members who have won awards in recognition of their achievements.

 

11:00 pm Self-Guided Pub Crawl
George Street

If we haven't tired you out yet, you can do some more rantin' and roarin' down on George Street where you'll find over two-dozen pubs, clubs and bars in a two-block stretch in downtown St. John's. George Street runs from Becks Cove to Queen Street, in between (and parallel to) Duckworth Street and Water Street.

 

11:15 pm Screech-In
Christian's Pub
23 George St.
 
Non-Newfoundlanders (known as "Come from Aways" or CFAs) can participate in a longstanding tradition known as a Screech-In. This optional ceremony involves a shot of screech (Newfoundland rum), a short recitation, and kissing a codfish. You will receive a certificate after you've been screeched-in. Sign up at the Registration Desk (or via the Google Form we emailed out).

Cost: $20/person (pay in person at the bar)

 

June 18, 2018

 


4:00-6:00 pm Boat Tour with Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours

Experience the Wonder: Iceberg QuestIf you're staying in town after the conference, don't miss this chance to get out on the water for a true Newfoundland experience! We have arranged a CHLA/ABSC block on a boat tour with Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours.
 
Monday, June 18
4:00-6:00 pm
Boat leaves from Pier 6
135 Harbour Drive (15-20 min. walk from the Sheraton)
http://icebergquest.com 
 
Cost: $70/person (there may be a discount if our group is large enough)

We reserved a CHLA/ABSC block on a boat tour with Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours that was held until May 25. (Interested attendees were asked to register directly with Iceberg Quest via email or phone prior to this date to sign up for
one of our reserved spots.)

After May 25, provided there are spaces still available on the boat, you may sign up for the boat tour as an individual (no need to mention CHLA) by using Iceberg Quest’s online form: http://icebergquest.com/book-online/.