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CCA 2023 Fall Meeting in Nova Scotia, September 29th

Hospitality September 28th – 30th

Lunenburg | Tourism Nova Scotia, Canada

The Bras d’Or Station welcomes all CCA members to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for the CCA 2023 Fall meeting, the last weekend of September 2023. Meetings will take place on Friday, requiring members to arrive on Thursday and not depart before Saturday.  An Activity schedule is available below and a meeting schedule will be available shortly.  Registration is now open via the links below.


We do encourage you to book your room as soon as possible - see link below.  The number of accommodations in town had been reduced over the past 3 years.  Lunenburg's tourist season extends into October and things have already started getting booked.


Lunenburg is well known to CCA members who have sailed into the harbour on their own boats.  This charming historic town offers a vibrant harbour, colourful buildings and a fascinating seafaring history.


You will have the opportunity to wander through the Fisheries Museum where you can check out the displays and dioramas and hear seafaring stories.  You will visit the famous reconstructed fishing schooner, Bluenose II, originally built in 1921.  You can see the 1895 castle-like school at the top of the hill, Lunenburg Academy, and, should you decide to extend your stay, possibly take in a concert at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP).  You will want to tour St. John’s Anglican Church built in 1753 and rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 2001.  Lunenburg is filled with beautiful historic homes, art galleries, gift shops and music.  It is a fascinating town to explore. 


It is expected that participants will arrive in Lunenburg on Thursday, September 28th.  A private reception will take place that evening at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic with full access to the museum displays and to the deck of Bluenose II.


Friday morning Committee Meetings will take place at the Lunenburg School of Art near the waterfront.  The afternoon Board Meeting will be held in the old town courthouse, now the Parish Hall for St. John's Church.  This will also be the location of our Friday evening meal.  An opportunity to sail out of Lunenburg Harbour on Bluenose II or on one of the boats owned by Bras d'Or Station members will be available, as well as other options such as cycling or golf.  Details will soon be forthcoming and notice will be given when it is time to register for this special stay in Lunenburg.


Participants will find excellent accommodations in the various inns and B&B’s in Lunenburg and everyone will enjoy sampling the many fine eating establishments throughout the town. Everything is within easy walking distance.  


As we are meeting in an oceanside town, we suggest you might want to be less formal in your attire.  Wear what is suitable for meetings but when wandering around town and attending all social activities shoreside yachting clothing will be appropriate.


Fall is a wonderful time of year to explore Nova Scotia with it’s clear skies, mild days and cooler nights.  We encourage you to consider staying in the province longer, perhaps exploring the many harbours of the southwestern coast, checking out harvest markets in the Annapolis Valley, heading to Cape Breton to enjoy the vibrant fall colours of the Acadian forests or seeing the Bras d’Or Lakes, where the CCA was first conceived 100 years ago.  Should you intend to do this, please contact us and we’d be happy to share ideas of where you might explore, delicious places to eat and interesting accommodations for your overnights.


If you have questions, please contact us at cca.brasdor@gmail.com or g.mccurdy50@gmail.com 


Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic | HurtigrutenFisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Bluenose II | Tourism Nova Scotia, Canada

Bluenose II

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Lunenburg Academy