Notice of Annual General Meeting

To: All current or interested members of the Association of Nova Scotia Geocaching (ANSG)

Please be advised that the AGM for the ANSG will be held on Saturday, June 10th from 1:00-2:00pm, at the Hampton Inn in Millbrook NS (35 Legends Avenue).

The current ANSG executive will provide an annual report and financial update. There will be discussion of the upcoming year’s plan/priorities (as driven by attendees), and the election of officers will occur.

Please make plans to attend, and cache before/after the event.

Canadian Eh! MM4 Flash Mob

Hosted by NS Geocaching

http://coord.info/GC7090G

Join us for a Canadian, Eh! Flash mob where the participants will dress up or wave the flag, etc.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Wednesday August 2, 2017

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3
(902) 426-5080

There is no charge to attend the Historic Site because we are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!

Optionally, after the Flash mob event, the group can go through the safety messaging of the Ready Aim Fire (RAF). Experience history with a bang at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site! – Step up and take your turn as a 78th Highlander firing an authentic Snider-Enfield Rifle just as they did in 1869. We’ll teach you how to safely handle and fire the rifle. Then take your best shot – $22 will buy you three rounds! Available daily from 10am to 3pm May to October. Participants must be 16 or older. Depending on the final numbers you have we might split your group in two, have half the group doing the ready aim fire program while the other half goes on a one hour free guided tour. The RAF program group rate of $17.50 +HST / person. For more details, visit: www.regimental.ca  or http://www.novascotia.com/packages/experiences/ready-aim-fire/202212

Note: There will be no admission fees charged, and you don’t need to have 1 Discovery Pass per person, so long as we see one singular pass, we’ll count that as the admission.

There is the option for a French tour.  If you are interested in having your tour in French, please let us know.  When we reach the minimum number, we will arrange an additional tour in French.

Exploring We Will Go! An MM4 Flash Mob!

Hosted by NS Geocaching

Join us for an “Exploring we will go!” MM4 Flash mob event, where you should arrive dressed up as your favourite explorer, archeologist, etc.. starting at noon on Thursday, August 3rd at Joggins Fossil Cliffs 100 Main St, Joggins,  Nova Scotia B0L 1A0 Canada Contact T: 902-251-2727 T: 888-932-9766 F: 902-251-2502. For more details, see below.

After the Flash mob, there will be two tours, both starting 12:30pm; The 30-minute Wanderer’s Experience tour at $9/person or the longer more in depth 2 hour Explorer’s tour would cost $25/person, but that price goes down if it’s a group. The number of people for each tour is 10 to 30.

For details, visit: Joggins Fossil Cliffs Tours or Joggins Fossil Cliffs World Heritage Site

Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia is Canada’s 15th UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Joggins you will be able to observe and have accessibility to 15 kilometres of magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” when lush forests covered Joggins and much of the world’s tropics, 300 million years ago. In these coastal cliffs, rare fossils reveal details of life as it was in the “Coal Age”. Constant erosion from the Fundy tides, rising and falling up to 13 metres (42 feet) in Joggins twice daily, creates possibilities for exposing new fossils. With careful observation, visitors may find fossils on the beach that have fallen from the cliffs, or view the spectacular sandstone layers that entomb ancestors of the first dinosaurs. It is all here, at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, waiting to be discovered.

Interpretive staff provides guided tours of Joggins Fossil Cliffs.  There is a café on site, which serves coffee, tea, cookies, and a few sandwiches. We also have picnic tables outside for when our visitors want to bring their own food. Also, there is a diner up the road that is good for fish/chips, burgers, pizza, etc..

Note – the cut-off or cancellation date if we cannot get the minimum people for this tour is July 20th.

Ahoy Matey Maritime Mega 4 Flash Mob

Hosted by NS Geocaching

http://coord.info/GC708R8

Join us for an Ahoy Matey MM4 Flash mob, where attendees should dress up as a sailor, privateer, or least in a nautical theme. The event is in front of the Bluenose II on the public wharf during the week that Halifax is host to many Tall Ships over on the waterfront.

After the Flash mob, join us for a 60-minute, all-ages tour with samples for those 19+ (15-35 people). Sample the best of Halifax’s small batch brews, while interacting with informative staff, who are also up and coming musical artists.

Alexander Keith’s Brewery
1496 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2:30 p.m.

  • Children 10 – 18 are $12.95 at the door.
  • Children under 10 are free.

If we have not met our minimum number of 15 participants by July 24th, you will receive a refund.  Space is limited – register today!

Animators in period costume and character bring 1863 Halifax to life in song and story as they lead guests through Alexander Keith’s beautifully detailed brew house and taproom.

Highlights of Mr. Keith’s life, Halifax history and our unique brewing process are just a few things you can look forward to learning about as you move through our beautiful venue. Your final destination is The Stags Head historic pub in what used to be the aging cavern of Mr. Keith’s original brewery.  Incredible beers and a “Real Nova Scotian Good Time” – experience an award winning, one-of-a-kind event unlike any other in the world!

One of the oldest breweries in Canada, in a massive ironstone and granite building.  A “jewel in the crown” of historical Halifax, Mr. Keith’s brewery was originally built in 1820. In 2000 the site was re-opened to the public as a premiere tourism destination.

For more details, visit: http://keiths.ca/#/