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Convention Details for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 Fall 2015 - October 15, 16 & 17, 2015

Now available on-line - See side bar - Halifax - Fall 2015 - for link to convention information & registration form

Now Accepting PayPal for payment of convention registration fees - See convention flyer for details

The Fall 2015 Convention (Halifax, NS) will be headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and it will be a 3-day Convention including an overnight stay in Fredericton, NS in order to enable the group to visit the many transit properties within daytime traveling distance of both Halifax and Fredericton. 

Note that this is not the usual Columbus Day weekend. The Convention will be held one week later to avoid a conflict with Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

UPDATED - Convention Registration Information as of 10/7/15 - not included in the registration package:  

The hotels for the convention in Halifax and Fredericton are not sold out, but the block of MBS reserved rooms at the fixed rate expired on September 14th.  Anyone that still needs a hotel room for this convention needs to call and speak to the person named on the hotel reservation form as shown on the convention flyer (Natalie in Dartmouth; Joanne in Fredericton) for reservation assistance.

While regular hotel rooms are still available, it will be at the hotels' discretion as to whether or not they will offer the MBS Convention rate to you.

The block of fixed rate rooms for MBS members/convention attendees were for both hotels, not just the one in Dartmouth, NS.  As a reminder we will also be making an overnight stop in Fredericton, NB after the first convention day and a separate reservation is required there.

If you wish to bring along a spouse or partner to the MBS Halifax Convention, do they have to pay a registration fee?  Answer: Yes 

The MBS convention registration fee for a spouse or partner is $55.00 (U.S. $) per person per day or $150.00 (U.S. $) for all three days for any spouse or partner of a MBS member.

For non-MBS members, the registration fee for a spouse or partner is $70 (U.S. $) per day or $195 (U.S. $) for all three days.

To assure that space will be available for the spouse or partner on the tour bus and during the garage and facility tours, advance registration is strongly recommended.

In case of any shortage of seating space on the tour buses, persons with advance reservations will be given priority.

 If you already paid for the non-members fee and if your husband is a MBS member, then you will be issued a refund for the difference between members and non-members fee.  Please see Sid Keyles for assistance with this issue.

 The MBS has decided to forego a MBS sales table at the convention due to the difficulty in getting materials from the U.S. to Canada.  MBS members and convention attendees are encouraged to bring along items to sell before the business meeting/guest speaker presentation begins.

Saturday airport drop-off after the convention activities for those attendees interested in an airport drop on Saturday afternoon - please see Dino Mandros or Sid Keyles while on the trip to make an airport drop request for Saturday.

Finally, the rosters for the Halifax convention are being worked on as of last week, and hopefully they will go to the printer by this week and be ready in time for the convention.

 If you have any questions regarding the items above or the convention in general, please e-mail us to: info@motorbussociety.org


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