Optional Tours and Activities

CSAE Host Committee Charity of Choice

Emmaus House is a joint food sharing venture with the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. Michael's Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Basilica, St. Patrick's, and St. Thomas'. Emmaus services 350-400 requests per month which includes on average 600-700 adults and children.

Each of the five Parishes provides volunteers who staff Emmaus House. It is one of several food banks served by Community Food Sharing and is the main food bank for the Downtown St. John's area. Contributions are made monthly by the participating churches and food is donated by parishioners. The parishes provide approximately 50-60% of the funding annually with the remainder coming through donations. A lot of the food is collected from various food drives throughout the year which often means there is a good supply at certain times of the year for example Thanksgiving and Christmas but there are often lean times in between. All donations are gratefully received.

Personal items are also gratefully accepted including

  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Soap/facecloths
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Socks

To support Emmaus House, consider packing a few of the items in need when you're on your way to St. John's for CSAE 2017!

Optional Tours and Activities

Rally in the Alley

Rally In The Alley

Sponsored by: Destination St. John's, open to CSAE 2017 delegates

St. John's has more bars and pubs per capita than any other city in North America and most of them are located on the infamous George Street! When the lights go down the place goes up! Enjoy traditional fish n' chips and a nightlife that St. John's is famous for along with some of Newfoundland's finest entertainment as we pub crawl across George Street with some cultural flare. We'll close our time with the Newfoundland Dreamgirls!

Friday, October 27, 2017
6:30pm sharp -- Midnight
Group will meet at the St. John's Convention Centre and move from there.
Dress Code: Casual, jeans welcome

Registration is free for all registered CSAE Full Conference Delegates, BUT the only way you can attend is to pre-register here.

Your Companion wants to go to the Rally too?  Companion tickets are available for $110.  This price includes dinner, drinks during the event, and evening entertainment.  Pre-registration for Companions is also  a must, and the registration form can be downloaded here, and returned directly to Destination St. John’s. 

 

Golf

Golf Course

Interested in a game of golf when you arrive Tuesday or after lunch on Friday?

Only in Newfoundland and Labrador can you tee off overlooking magnificent rugged coastlines surrounded by beautiful wildlife, In fact, it's a tough place to keep your eye on the ball. Here is a convenient listing of golf courses you might want to enjoy with links to golf course websites. Join some colleagues and enjoy!

Glendenning Golf Course
Pippy Park
Clovelly
Bally Haly Country Club


St. John's Tours

Signal Hill and The Far East of the Western World

Price: $55
To book, click here.

You 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.


A Taste of Newfoundland Along the Coast

Price: $75
To book, click here.

You will make your way down to the quaint little village of Quidi Vidi. Here you visit the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company to taste some of their fine wares, such as their Iceberg beer, made with real iceberg water. From here, we take a leisurely drive along the Atlantic coast stopping to visit such highlights as the seals in Logy Bay, the beach in Middle Cove where you can put your feet in the Atlantic or look for "lucky rocks" to take home for paperweights or for a satiny smooth souvenir, the lookout at Flat Rock where the rocks slope so smoothly into the sea that they make a natural slipway. Upon arrival back in the city we will head to Newman's Wine Vault for a sample of the famous Newman's Port and Newfoundland Chocolate. According to tradition, a Newman's ship bound for London in 1679 was driven far from its planned course by pirates and foul weather. The captain of the ship sought shelter in St. John's, and as winter was closing fast upon them, it was decided to remain in the harbour until spring. The ship's cargo of wine was stored in caves, and when the ship returned to London, the flavour of the port seemed to have improved.


Outports, Lucky Rocks, and John Guy's Colony

Price: $140
To book, click here.

You will go "around the Bay" along the picturesque coastline of Conception Bay, the home of pirates of centuries ago. We will stop along the in Holyrood to search for ‘Lucky Rocks' on the beach. We also stop for picture taking as we make our way to Brigus, one of the historic sailing ports of Conception Bay and home of the late, famous Captain Bob Bartlett who took Perry to the North Pole. Here we have the opportunity to visit Hawthorne Cottage and take ‘The Walk' around the community. Lunch today is in Cupids, one of the oldest settled communities in Newfoundland. This area is celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2010 of John Guy establishing a colony in this area for the Merchant Ventures' in Bristol England. After lunch we would take a walk through the museum in Cupids and visit the archaeology site where the old colony is being rediscovered. Our guide will regale you with the history culture and language of the Newfoundland people.

Fogo Island Inn

Because you're already coming to the edge of the Earth... Join us on one of the four corners.

Fogo Island Inn has come up with a special offer for Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) delegates and their friends and family to visit this October, 2017. This island off the island of Newfoundland, awaits you.

Join us for two nights pre conference (October 20-23) or post conference

(October 28-31) and receive your third night complimentary. Rates begin at $1,675 for double occupancy and solo travelers receive a $200 per night discount. Family suites are available.

We extend this offer to the all delegates attending the CSAE National Conference being held in St. John's, Newfoundland, from October 25-27, 2017.

To take advantage of this rare opportunity to come to one of the four corners of the Earth call Elaine, or Holly at 1 709-658-3444 (1 855 268 9277 in Canada and the US) or email: reservations@fogoislandinn.ca.

Terms & Conditions: CSAE delegates must provide proof of conference registration at time of arrival. Offer is subject to availability and applicable to direct bookings only.

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