Social Events


Friday, June 19th

Welcome Reception
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Exhibit Hall, Halifax Convention Centre
Cost: Included in Meeting Registration fees

Use this time to participate in the mobile app Engagement Contest and enter the draw to win a complimentary registration to CAS AM 2021!

Time: 8:00 pm 
Location: Alexander Keith's Brewery - 1496 Lower Water St
Cost: $50

Please join CARF and the residents’ section as we bring down the house at one of the oldest breweries in North America, Alexander Keith’s Brewery, on Friday, June 19th after the Welcome Reception.
Now in its 2nd year of “CHANGE 4 CARF”, CARF is excited to host this year’s event, CARF @ KEITH’S at one of Nova Scotia’s most iconic locations. Starting at 8pm, guests will enjoy an evening of complimentary beer and cider on the house, delicious local foods, and socializing.
Please support “CHANGE 4 CARF” by purchasing your ticket today for only $50 which will directly benefit CARF and the Career Scientist Award.
As CARF @ Keith’s is in conjunction with the residents’ social, residents will enjoy complimentary entrance.

Saturday, June 20th

President's Party
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 
Cost: $150

Find out How Your Family Got to Canada and get Sociable in Halifax!

Join us at the Annual CAS President's Party, a great opportunity to network with your colleagues in an unforgettable setting. This year our venue is Pier 21, host to The Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the entry point for nearly one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. During the reception you can step into the past – stand in history, get into character by trying on costumes, read first person anecdotes, discover travel artifacts and even trace your lineage.

Following the reception, we plan to party Halifax-style! No trip to the East Coast is complete without the traditional Lobster Party. It’s time to get “sociable” (what Haligonians shout exuberantly instead of Cheers) with local entertainment.

Sunday, June 21st

CARF Fun Run
Time: 6:00 am
Location: TBD
Balance all the mental stimulation that you’ll receive at the conference with some physical activity. Join the fun and challenge your colleagues! The CARF Fun Run is held annually to raise money for anesthesia research in Canada – for the advancement of anesthetic care and perioperative medicine. This is an easy way to provide an important contribution to your profession and get some good exercise. Support your profession!

CAS Annual Business Meeting Lunch
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: TBD
The Annual Business Meeting (ABM) is open to all members.
Join us to receive reports from the Executive Committee as they review the year’s major accomplishments, the association’s financial condition, and new program initiatives for the coming year. Hear from CJA, CARF, CASIEF, ACUDA and WFSA.

This is your society and the opinion of every CAS member counts.
Join us in shaping your Society at the 2020 ABM, June 21 in Halifax.

CASIEF Fundraiser - Maritime Kitchen Party

Time: 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Location: The Wooden Monkey - Alderney Ferry Terminal, 2nd Floor, 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS 
Cost: $150 regular - $100 guest - $225 for two tickets. 
Two drinks are included in the ticket price.
Join us at the CASIEF Annual Fundraiser for a casual evening along the stunning Halifax Waterfront. Experience the energetic atmosphere of a Maritime kitchen party featuring freshly prepared local cuisine, exciting live auction, and music! Be the first to enjoy the world premiere of the newest documentary from filmmaker Martin Pupp and narrated by Bruce Cockburn. 
Transportation to the event available via Halifax-Alderney Gate ferry. Trips are every 30 minutes until 11:30 PM. Departing from Halifax Ferry Terminal at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. Returning trips from Alderney Gate Terminal on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour. Adult one-way fare: $2.50.
BONUS: Explore the harbour on a unique, one-hour tour aboard Theodore the Tugboat prior to the event. Limited tickets available. $12.00 per person. 4:45 - 5:45 PM

Participants will still have to take the Ferry to Alderney Gate-One way fare for adults $2.50.  


monday, June 22nd

CAS Awards Ceremony Luncheon and Closing Gold Medal Lecture
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: TBD
A  lovely way to conclude the 2020 CAS Annual Meeting – enjoy a seated, plated luncheon while honouring the achievements of our colleagues. 
Please note: Although free to all full-meeting delegates, you must register for this event during the Annual Meeting Registration process. You will receive a ticket when you pick up your badge in Halifax for the luncheon.







Thanks to Murphy's on the Water for discounted ticket rates!