Greetings from all of us here at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax (UUCH). We want you to know how much we are looking forward to meeting each and every attendee at the Making Waves conference and to making you welcome. It is an historic event for us to be hosting the National Conference here on the beautiful campus of King’s College, and we want you to go home saying that it was the best conference ever.
The CUC has set up a web site with a wealth of information about Making Waves logistics, everything from information on the Saturday and Sunday workshops, accommodation, conference schedule, meal planning, etc., to costs, travel suggestions, and the registration form. Please go to https://sites.google.com/cuc.ca/cuc-conference2020/home to find answers to your questions and to register for the conference. The conference schedule can be found at https://sites.google.com/cuc.ca/cuc-conference2020/program/schedule-at-a-glance?authuser=0.
There are several events during the weekend which are free of charge and open to the public. They are the Saturday evening kitchen party hosted by the UUCH Host Committee, the Sunday morning worship service at King’s College, and the Sunday afternoon ukulele workshop. We hope to see you at all of them, and please do invite your friends to them.
The CUC website also has details about the youth programs planned for Making Waves. A program for young children ages 0 – 13 will be located on campus for the convenience of parents. CanUUdle, the program for youth ages 14 – 19, will be located at the historic building of the UUCH congregation and will include food and accommodation for the young people in the church building. There are also special activities for Young Adults ages 18 – 35 as part of the regular conference programming.
The Host Committee music team is planning to entertain you with music at every event during the weekend. Under Vanessa’s expert guidance the “open to all” choir will be the most fun in years. We have fiddlers and other musicians and a contradance caller lined up for a foot stomping Saturday evening Maritime kitchen party. The newly composed theme song for Making Waves is ready to be learned on Friday evening and sung throughout the weekend. Ukulele enthusiasts will go home with new skills after the ukulele workshop. We even considered adding local colour with a bagpiper to play wakeup music near the dorm rooms at 6:00 am. (just kidding!). For more information on the Maritime music that we are planning, please go to https://cuc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Making-Waves-Promo2.2020-01-24.pdf .
Our welcome team is shifting into high gear to be ready to welcome and assist you. Etta (pictured on the left) is leading the Welcome team and she and her friendly helpers will be available all weekend to assist you and answer questions about sightseeing, getting around Halifax, etc. There are many fun things to do in Halifax and in Nova Scotia, and we hope that you will allow yourself a few days at least to enjoy them. For ideas on how to spend a few vacation days in this area, please go to https://cuc.ca/enews-november-26/#halifax.
We can promise you that the meals at the conference will be pleasing, with lots of options for vegetarians, vegans, and people with dietary restrictions. The King’s College kitchen has an excellent and well-deserved reputation for serving tasty and interesting meals in the gracious wood paneled Prince Dining Hall of their historic building.
The conference T-shirt is a real eye catcher in attractive ocean colours with the Making Waves logo. It will be a terrific souvenir of the conference.
We are doing everything that we can think of to give you a good time in Halifax, and we hope that you will decide to attend. For questions about the conference workshops, registration, costs, meetings, accommodation, etc., please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To inquire about having fun in Halifax or for other local information,
please send an email to MakingWavesHalifax2020@gmail.com. We will be waiting to assist you.
Again, our congregation is looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city, and we promise you the warmest of Maritime welcomes. See you soon!
Molly Hurd and Glenda Butt, Host Committee Co-chairs
Etta Hamm, Welcome Team Leader
Rev. Norm Horofker, UUCH Minister
Karen Woolhouse, Communications Leader