Canadian War Brides & Families – Reunion 2016
‘Very fine stock’ – INDEED!!!
Yes, back in the 1940s Canada’s government considered our War Bride Mums and their children to be of ‘very fine stock’ and also to be ‘far above average in health & mentality’!!! And our War Bride Mums were well trained to travel ‘on the cheap’ too. The average cost to get 1 War Bride from the United Kingdom to Canada was $140.29 which included transportation within the UK, ocean transportation & meals, train fares, berth & meals to destination in Canada plus any accommodation & hospitalization costs along the way! Your travel costs to join us in Halifax in May are going to be a bit higher but we promise beautiful spacious accommodations at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel and delicious meals with no ‘ration book shortcuts’ involved!?!?
Our Reunion begins on Friday afternoon, May 20th with Registration in the hotel lobby and our Hospitality Suite in the Seaport Room with tea, coffee, and goodies. Friday evening will include Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm in the Atlantic Mezzanine followed by a delicious dinner in the Atlantic Ballroom and a wonderful singalong after dessert & tea/coffee!
Saturday, May 21st, begins with our AGM in the Lunenberg Room from 10 to 11 am. Pier 21 staff are already busy organizing a wonderful Afternoon Tea on Saturday that will include round trip transportation from our hotel and lots of fun & excitement. Saturday’s Gala Banquet begins with Happy Hour in the Atlantic Mezzanine from 5 to 6 pm followed by another fabulous meal in the Atlantic Ballroom. We have the Royal Canadian Navy Stadacona Band booked as this evening’s entertainment and we’re confident they are already busy practicing all of your favourite tunes.
Sunday, May 22nd, starts at 9 am with our Church Service in the Lunenberg Room followed by an impressive Breakfast Buffet in the Atlantic Ballroom. And before we make our way home we always join hands in a very large circle and sing ‘We’ll Meet Again’ through many smiles and a few tears.
Everyone needs to get registered as quickly as possible to take advantage of our reduced Registration fees. The first 60 War Brides will pay $75 registration fee for the entire week-end’s meals & events. The first 100 Members of the Canadian War Brides & Families Association will pay $125 registration fee for the entire week-end’s meals & events. Deadline to get these rates is March 15, 2016. Latecomer and non-member rates are detailed in the registration (available below)
Make your hotel reservation NOW by phoning Westin’s toll free number @ 1-888-627-8553 and asking for the Canadian War Brides & Families Reunion rate of $179 CAD plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy or book online click here. Our limited block of rooms has 1 or 2 queen beds and to avoid disappointment make your room reservation NOW! The hotel will offer this same room rate for up to 3 nights prior and 3 nights post Reunion week-end.
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