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Networking with fellow researchers is an important part of any conference experience, and JRS 2013 is no exeception. We are working with Destination Halifax that will provide a stimulating environment for exchange of ideas Canada's Ocean Playland has to offer. We are tentatively planning the following networking events, subject to budgetary approval.

Reception (October 11th): At one of the oldest breweries in Canada, in a massive ironstone and granite building (c 1820). 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 brewhouse and taproom.

Banquette (October 12th): The Annapolis Valley. Located along Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy, the Annapolis Valley spans from Digby to Windsor and boasts some of the best soils and climatic conditions in eastern Canada. The region is recognized as the 3rd most important fruit growing area in Canada, and is noted for its high tides, orchards and vineyards.

Final day lunch:On October 13th, we will have traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Lunch.

Trip to Peggy's Cove (October 14th - tentative). Depending upon the number of participants and available budget, on October 14th we will visit Peggy's Cove. Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses and these majestic beacons can be found throughout the province. Some of our lighthouses are world famous! One of Nova Scotia.s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada is Peggy's Point Lighthouse, known to many as Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy's Cove along the South Shore, Peggy's Point Lighthouse was built in 1915.

The image of this famous lighthouse on top of the giant rocks with the sea waves crashing in is just as beautiful as it has been for almost a century. Spend the day watching the waves and exploring around the rocks. Visitors are reminded to exercise caution at all times, as the surging sea is never far away.

Peggy's Cove is famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Although this unique environment has been designated a preservation area, it is still an active fishing community.

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