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Clan Munro USA & Canada
Gathering in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thu. Aug 30 - Sun. Sep 2, 2018
Nova Scotia was a destination for many Scottish immigrants in the 1700’s and later -- perhaps your Munro ancestor first landed in North America there. During our stay, we will explore the beautiful harbour town of Halifax, its historic fort where Scottish Highland soldiers were stationed, the Canadian Immigration Center and scenic coastal villages.
Highlights of the weekend include:
** Friday group breakfast, general meeting, and group lunch.
** Friday afternoon group tour of the Halifax Citadel with re-enactors demonstrating life in the fort for Scottish Highland soldiers during the 1800’s.
** Afterwards, there will be free time to tour the public gardens, museums and the harbour boardwalk with its shops, pubs and casino. A train trolley is available for those who want a more leisurely journey. This past summer, the Maritime museum had exhibits on the Titanic (Halifax assisted in the rescue efforts) and the 1917 Halifax explosion that killed 2,000 people, including 11 Munros.
** Friday evening reception and lobster dinner (other entree options will be available) at the Pier 21 Canadian Immigration Center with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbour. Before dinner, tours of the museum will be available for those interested.
** Saturday we visit Peggy’s Cove with its picturesque lighthouse and then the UNESCO World Heritage village of Lunenburg. Established in 1753, Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British settlement in North America.
** Saturday evening reception and formal banquet at the hotel.
** Sunday’s Kirkin’ of the Tartan service will be led by the CMA-USA Chaplain, Randy Mathis.
The Westin Nova Scotian, a 4-diamond hotel, is located just one block from the harbour boardwalk and Pier 21.
The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6
Hotel Reservations: 1-888-627-8553
The rate for our group is $169 Canadian,
Itinerary Schedule and Registration form: Coming soon
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