Networking

Networking and Social Events

 

Wednesday May 22

 

Opening ReceptionNetworking Meet and Greet

Wednesday from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Nova Scotia Ballroom

Michelle Marie LeBlancJoin us for the Opening Reception – Networking Meet and Greet, a lively event in the Nova Scotia Ballroom. Kickstart the conference with light refreshments, live music by Michelle Marie Leblanc, and an opportunity to catch up with your municipal colleagues and our vendors.

This is the perfect occasion to network, meet counterparts within municipal government, and enjoy a variety of drink options from the cash bar.

Feel free to take advantage of the cash bar, where alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options will also be available. Additionally, one drink ticket for this event can be found in your conference badge, ensuring you can enjoy a complimentary beverage as you mingle and connect with fellow attendees.

TATA Brew will also be set up for a tasting will be set up and complimentary for guests. The Resort will stock the corresponding beers from the tasting onsite which would be available to purchase for the evening through our bar.

Check your Badge Pocket: As part of your registration, you will receive one complimentary drink ticket, valid for one wine, beer, spirits, or non-alcoholic beverage.

Tata Brew

Self-Care Inventory Workshop

Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Joyce Centre

Wellness ActivityJoin us for a fun and interactive activity designed to promote self-awareness and well-being. In this workshop, you will be guided to assess various aspects of your physical, emotional, social, and mental health. Explore factors such as sleep quality, stress levels, social support, and self-care practices. Identify areas where you may benefit from prioritizing self-care and develop strategies to enhance overall well-being. This workshop serves as a valuable tool for fostering self-reflection, self-compassion, and a proactive approach to self-care.

Facilitator: Melanie Bower, Wellness Coordinator, AMANS

Price: Free

Limited Spots Available - Pre-registration Required through the Registration form

What to Expect:

  • Engaging in activities to assess various aspects of your well-being
  • Guidance from our experienced facilitator, Melanie Bower
  • Opportunities for self-reflection and discussion

What to Wear:

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for sitting and participating in activities

What to Bring:

  • An open mind and willingness to engage in self-exploration

Important Information:

  • Pre-registration is required to secure your spot in this workshop.
  • Please arrive on time to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted experience.
  • This workshop is free of charge and open to all conference delegates.

 

Axe Throwing

Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Sporting Lodge

Axe ThrowingThrowing axes is a great way to relieve stress and bond with friends and coworkers. Experience this thrilling, fast-growing, outdoor activity while enjoying the atmosphere of our unique Sporting Lodge. Learn more.

Experience the thrill of axe throwing amidst the vibrant atmosphere of our unique Sporting Lodge. Each session lasts for 90 minutes, providing ample time to perfect your aim and unleash your inner lumberjack. With a maximum of 24 people per session, gather your friends and colleagues for an unforgettable axe throwing experience.

Price: $38 per person

Limited Spots Available - Pre-registration Required through the Registration form

What to Expect

What to Wear:
  • Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing
  • Layered attire for varying weather conditions
  • Footwear with traction (boots or sneakers preferred)
Important Information:
  • No experience necessary
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled session
  • Waiver signing and safety gear fitting will be conducted on-site
Complimentary Shuttle:

To enhance your experience at Fox Harb'r Resort, a complimentary shuttle service will be available to all delegates. The shuttle will conveniently loop around the resort to pick up participants and transport you to the axe-throwing event. 

Thursday May 23

 

Breakfast - Cape Cliff Restaurant

Indulge in a delightful breakfast buffet at Cape Cliff, available on Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Enjoy classic scones, house-baked pastries, infused fruit salad, farm-fresh scrambled eggs, and more! Sip on freshly brewed Tim Hortons coffee or choose from our assortment of traditional, herbal, and infused teas. For $25.00 per person, start your day with a delectable breakfast spread in the breathtaking ambiance of Fox Harb'r.

Gentle Movement Session - Props to the Chair

Thursday from 7:00 am - 7:45 am | Wallace Room

Chairs can release tightness and tension, build strength, and increase range of motion. Join Barb Shaw for a dynamic 45-minute session using chairs as yoga props. Suitable for all ages and abilities, with modifications and laughter encouraged. Please wear loose clothing. About Barb Shaw: A yoga facilitator for 25 years, Barb loves teaching mindfulness and mobility. Currently obsessed with aging gracefully.

Jost Vineyards Tour

Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Joyce Centre Main Entrance

Join us for an exclusive Jost Vineyards Tour.

Experience the scenic beauty of Nova Scotia's renowned vineyard as we embark on a journey of discovery and indulgence. you will board a bus departing from Fox Harbour and venture to Jost Vineyards, where you'll be greeted with the refreshing Selkie Rose and joined by Sven, the Vineyard Manager, for an insightful tour and chat as you wander through the lush vineyard grounds, soaking in the picturesque surroundings. Following the tour, gather underneath our covered patio for a delightful wine tasting led by Nick, the Retail Manager. Sample a selection of their finest wines and uncover the unique flavours that define our vineyard's signature blends. Please note: additional costs apply for the wine tasting ($15 per person (plus tax) with a 20% gratuity included). They accept debit and all major credit cards for payment.

Please Note: This is a ticketed event, pre-registration was required. The cost to attend is $35, inclusive of transportation and the vineyard tour

Dinner: Sunset BBQ

Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Northumberland Room

The dinner menu includes Spinach and Blueberry and Caesar Salad, PEI Blue Dot Strip Loin in a Red Wine Jus, Breast of Holdanca Farms Chicken with Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Lightly Steamed Seasonal Vegetables, Country Bread Basket with Butter and Condiments, Selection of Pastry Chef's Creations, and Freshly Brewed Coffee and Teas.

Please Note: This is a ticketed event, pre-registration was required.

Bonfire

Thursday from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Bonfire Pit (Just outside the Northumberland Room where supper will be held)

bonfireJoin us for an exclusive private bonfire experience, sponsored by PSD City Wide. Gather your colleagues and friends for an unforgettable evening under the night sky with the ocean as your backdrop and the stars overhead. Enjoy classic S’mores with homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate provided by our pastry chef.

What to Expect: Blankets are provided to keep you warm and homemade S’mores to keep you satisfied.

Lawn games will be set up near the bonfire for your enjoyment:

  • Cornhole
  • Washer toss
  • Ring toss
  • Bocci ball

Safety: Maintaining a safe environment around the bonfire is crucial, so:

  • Keep a safe distance from the fire.
  • Bonfires will only be held if NS Fire Ban permits.

Clothing & Footwear: Dress in layers for comfort, and wear footwear with good traction. Avoid loose-flowing garments.

Don't miss this opportunity to relax and unwind by the fire with friends and colleagues. Reserve your spot now for a memorable evening under the stars!

This event is generously sponsored by:

psd citywide

 

Shuttle service - Complimentary

Shuttle Information: When you ready to head your bonfire, give call the Front Desk, and we will happily shuttle you and your guests to the designated area.

Explore Our Meditation Room

While attending the conference, don't forget to take some time for self-care and relaxation. We are excited to announce the Meditation Room, sponsored by the Municipal Accessibility Program, located in the Board Room. This space offers a peaceful atmosphere for you to unwind and recharge. Feel free to drop by during the conference hours to just unwind. Thank you to the Municipal Accessibility Program for the generous support in creating this inclusive and rejuvenating space for all.

Location: Board Room, Joyce Centre

Hours: Open from May 22 - 24 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

Healthy Selfie Challenge

Municipal Wellness Day falls on May 23rd. To commemorate this occasion, we're inviting everyone to join us in celebrating Municipal Wellness Week with our Healthy Selfie Challenge! Capture your personal wellness journey by snapping a selfie highlighting aspects of physical, mental, workplace, financial, or social wellness. Simply email your selfie to wellness@amans.ca with the subject line, Healthy Selfie, between May 20th and May 24th for a chance to win exciting daily prizes. Please include a brief description. Entries will be evaluated by the Municipal Wellness Committee, and category winners will be announced on May 27th. Additionally, all participants will be entered into a grand prize draw for a chance to win a Fitbit Versa 4! More information can be found on the tables in front of you.

Gratitude Wall

The Gratitude Wall that is located in the exhibitor area. It's is a space where you can express your appreciation and spread positivity throughout the conference. Take a moment to visit, write a note of thanks or appreciation, and contribute to the uplifting atmosphere of our event.

Other Activities for Your Enjoyment at Fox Harb'r Resort

Fox Harb'r Resort offers a wide range of activities beyond golf and axe throwing. Whether you're in the mood for adventure or relaxation, there's something for everyone to enjoy during your conference stay.

Outdoor Adventures:

  • Sport shooting
  • Axe throwing Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fresh air sightseeing pontoon & yacht tours


Sports & Recreation:

  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoes

For inquiries or to book activities, please visit Fox Harb'r or contact Guest Services at 866-257-1801 or email activities@foxharbr.com.

Be sure to book your activities in advance.

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