Activities and Receptions

Sunday September 18, 2016

Welcome Reception

6:30pm – 10:00pm

The Rooms and the BasilicaWelcome to St. John’s Newfoundland, the host city for the 2016 CAPL Conference. Once you have completed your conference registration and checked into the hotel we invite you to join us for the Welcome Reception at “The Rooms”. The Rooms is part sanctuary, part showcase of all things Newfoundland. The unique design mirrors the fishing rooms of days past where families came together to process their catch. Enjoy the magnificent view of the St. John’s harbor as you network with the other conference delegates and guests while dining on regional and internationally inspired Hors D’ Oeuvres.

Dress: Business Casual

Location: The Rooms – #9 Bonaventure Avenue

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Monday September 19, 2016

Newfoundland Kitchen Party

7:00pm – 1:00am

The Kitchen Party is an iconic image of the Newfoundland lifestyle. It’s been said that there is no better way in Newfoundland to get to know someone than through a good old fashion Kitchen Party. Experience the unique Newfoundland culture at our own Kitchen Party while you participate in Irish step dance lessons, a Newfoundland Sing-a-Long, and a Newfoundland Screech-In.

A Kitchen Party wouldn’t be complete without a Scuff and a Swally, so be ready to indulge in some cocktails and dinner in a casual atmosphere while dancing the night away to a great local band.

Dress: Casual or Newfoundland themed

Location: Sheraton Ballroom


Tuesday September 20, 2016

Activity Day


The Far East of the Western World               

Today we will visit the National Park at Cape Spear, the most easterly point of land in North America.  Here the lighthouse has been restored to circa 1836.  Explore the bunkers built by Canadian soldiers in the side of the cliffs here during the Second World War.  Now you can say you have been to the other “Far East”” where you can stand with your back to the Atlantic and face every other being in North America – or turn your back on them.  The choice is yours. From Cape Spear we tour old St. John’s with plenty of time to see such National historic sights as Cabot Tower and Signal Hill.  Hear the legends of Dead Man’s Pond, and Government House and the history surrounding the Colonial Building. This tour will orient you and give you a feel for the history, legend and lore of St. John’s, the oldest community in North America.

PRICE PER PERSON: $55.00 (includes transportation, and guide.)

Minimum 5 persons/Maximum 500 persons

Activity Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Sponsored by:

Scott Land & Lease


Hike of the North Head Trail    

Hiking near Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, AvalonTake an enjoyable hike around North Head Trail. This trail takes you through the scenic fishing community of The Battery in St. John’s. Explore the spectacular views from the North Head and Signal Hill where the trail comes to an end. We then hike to Quidi Vidi village, another fishing village in St. John’s, Once in Quidi Vidi, we will visit the Quidi Vidi Brewery where we will reward our efforts with a brewery tour and tasting.Fishing stages at Quidi Vidi Gut, Avalon

PRICE PER PERSON: $50.00 includes guide and Brewery tasting.

Minimum 10 persons/Maximum 30 persons

Activity Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm


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North Atlantic Ziplining

ridingfogNorth Atlantic Ziplines (NAZ) is Canada’s longest Zipline course. Soar along the rugged coastline and view the historic fishing village of Petty Harbor from 10 zip lines ranging from 300 to 2,200 feet in length. Our certified, friendly guides will make this an adventure you won’t soon forget. Displays on landing platforms explain the historical, cultural, and natural features of the area. High-powered telescopes enable you to observe the natural beauty of the area. A must do on your bucket list!!

PRICE PER PERSON: $160.00 includes transportation to and from Petty Harbour, and zipling.

Minimum 10 persons/Maximum 30 persons

Activity Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm

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Coastal Adventure Tour                        

Aboard the Kingfisher you will have a more intimate experience of the ocean, while getting a whale’s eye view of our ruggedly beautiful coastline.

Enjoy the fresh ocean air as you sail alongside breathtaking sea stacks and caves. When conditions permit, explore the unique natural phenomenon known locally as the Spout, a natural wave-powered geyser. In season you will see countless seabirds, Bald Eagles and Humpback Whales. This 90 minute tour has seating for 10 and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Recommended 12 years and older.

PRICE PER PERSON: $109.95 + tax (includes transportation to and from Bay Bulls, which is 30 mins south of St. John’s)

Minimum 6 persons/Maximum 10 persons.  Event is subject to cancellation based on ocean conditions and weather. 

Activity Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm


Sea Kayaking                      

Kayaker with iceberg off Quirpon Island, WesternTake a peaceful trip through the world famous wildlife sanctuaries in a sea kayak. A well trained guide will give you an orientation while on shore showing you basic paddle strokes and safety procedures of your top-quality, stable, two-person kayak before you even leave the beach. You will get to explore shorelines and hidden coves accessible only by sea kayak. You will enjoy unforgettable backdrops provided by the caves, arches, waterfalls, and cliffs.

PRICE PER PERSON: $199.00 includes transportation, lunch and sea kayaking lesson (2 hours on the water Tow and Go).

Minimum 6 persons/Maximum 20 persons

Activity Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm

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Wednesday September 21, 2016


Chairman’s Ball: “East meets West”

6:00pm – 1:00am

Join the CAPL Conference Chairman, fellow delegates, and the 2016 conference committee for a decadent feast as ‘East meets West’. Attendees will enjoy a freshly prepared dinner merging cuisine from both Alberta and Newfoundland, accompanied with red and white wine pairings. Take this opportunity to enjoy a great meal, thank the conference chairs for the fantastic event, hear an address from the chairman, find out details about the 2017 conference and say farewell to St. John’s.

Dinner will be followed by entertainment, cocktails, and dancing.

Dress: Semi-Formal

Location: Sheraton Ballroom

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