Special Events

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cindy Forbes

Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Cindy Forbes, MD, CCFP, FCFP is a passionate advocate for improving Canada’s health-care system and her speech will highlight the far-reaching benefits of a national seniors strategy.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SAC Social Event – Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery ($34.50)

Join your friends and colleagues for a tour of Alexander Keith’s brewery.  We are a bit early for the regularly scheduled tours so this is your chance to visit the brewery while in Halifax. A beer social will follow the tour in which all beer, hard cider, malt liquor cocktails, sodas, bottled water & potato chips to snack will be provided.


A “jewel in the crown” of historical Halifax, Mr. Keith’s brewery was originally built in 1820. In 2000 the site was re-opened to the public as a premiere tourism attraction of Halifax. This award-winning, one-hour, theatrical Brewery Tour, showcases the best of Halifax’s talented musical artists. Highlights of Mr. Keith’s life, Halifax history and the brewing process are just a few things you can look forward to as you move through the beautiful venue. The final half hour of the tour is spent in The Stags Head, a pub in, what used to be, the basement of Mr. Keith’s first home. Great music, incredible beers and a real Nova Scotia Good Time – a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in the world!


Register now as space is limited!