Society For Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) – June 2013
The conference was a complete success in every way. The folks at Cape Breton University did a brilliant job of showcasing the cultural richness of the island, from the opening reception at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, to the artisans fair and step-dancing lessons during the conference, through the “kitchen party “-like atmosphere of the rollicking banquet at Membertou Centre., to the singing of “ Rise Again” at the closing ceremonies, filling Centre 200 with music.
Thus the conference theme of “ Learning to Live and Learning for Life” was reinforced in many ways, not least in the opportunity for Cape Breton to show delegates from across the county how life can be lived with celebratory spirit, from the work of education to the play of dance and song. Foremost amongst the post conference feedback of our 450 delegates was their appreciation for the universal warm and genuine welcome they received from everyone associated with the conference, both at the university, the Canadian Coast Guard College and the hotels and venues in Sydney.
Dr. Robert Lapp,
Vice President, STLHE
Head, Department of English
Mount Allison University
Canadian Chiefs of Police Association
In August 2012 the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) hosted our 107th Annual Conference in partnership with the Cape Breton Regional Police Service in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Our delegates were treated to the incredible east coast hospitality at all of our conference venues, Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Centre 200, and the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion. Our days were filled with a lot of hard work but everyone was able to relax in the evening and enjoy the incredible entertainment put on by, The Privateers, The Beaton Sisters and the unforgettable performance by, The Men of the Deeps. It was truly a Conference to remember.