CANS 157th
Annual General Meeting

October 4-6, 2019

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Western Shore, Nova Scotia

AGM Title Sponsor


Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Sponsorship Opportunities: Click HERE to sponsor.



Held every autumn in a different location throughout the Maritimes, CANS Annual General Meeting is a weekend-long event that hosts up to 200 guests, including owners, managers, employees and clients. The weekend includes a golf tournament, an activity highlighting the local community, nightly entertainment, keynote speakers, awards presentations, and the AGM business meeting.

Accommodations: To book your room at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, call 1-800-565-5075!

Theme: Hawaiian Luau! Break out your Hawaiian shirt and dust off your grass skirt. It’s time for a Mai Tai and tiki torches. We’ll feast on tropical food, and don’t forget to wear your lei. We’re going to celebrate the tropical way!

What to Wear: if you are interested in participating in themed attire, bring out your most colorful Hawaiian shirt, leis and grass skirts on Saturday Night!  There will be awards for Best Dressed Female, Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Couple on Saturday Night.



Friday, October 4, 2019

  • 8:00 – 10:00 AM        Early AGM Registration
  • 8:30 AM                      Golf Registration & Tournament, Chester Golf Culb
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Children’s Program
  • 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM    Local Activity: Walk, Shop and Explore Mahone Bay!
    • Followed by a Saltbox Brewery Tour with Lunch from the local Circa 1860 Kitchen + Public House.
  • 3:30 – 6:30 PM            Late AGM Registration
  • 6:00 – 9:30 PM            Children’s Program
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM            Pre-Dinner Reception
  • 7:00 PM                        Plated Dinner and Casino Night. Attire: Casual.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • 7:00 – 10:00 AM           Buffet Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 9:30 AM             AGM Registration
  • 9:00 AM                         Annual General Meeting & Business Session
  • 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM   Children’s Program
  • 12:00 PM                       Pre-Luncheon Reception in the Bluenose Foyer
  • 12:30 PM                        Awards Luncheon & Presentations
  • Free Afternoon
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM             VIP Reception, sponsored by the NSCC Foundation
  • 6:00 – 9:30 PM             Children’s Program
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM             Pre-Dinner Reception
  • 7:00 PM                         Hawaiian Buffet Dinner & Entertainment by Big Fish! Attire: Theme Night!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 7:00 – 10:00 AM          Buffet Breakfast



  • Children’s Programs (Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon): $220.00
  • Early Registration: September 24, 2018 to August 14 2019
    • Full Program and Meals with Friday Activity, $495 + HST per person
    • Full Program and Meals without Friday Activity: $395 + HST per person
    • Saturday-Only Program and Meals: $295 + HST per person
  • Late Registration: August 15 2019 to September 18 2019
    • Full Program and Meals with Friday Activity, $520 + HST per person
    • Full Program and Meals without Friday Activity: $420 + HST per person
    • Saturday-Only Program and Meals: $320 + HST per person



Explore Western Shore!  While you are in Western Shore at the CANS 157th AGM, we encourage you to explore the local area and all it has to offer!

Explore Oak Island Resort!

  • The Marina: Drop by and chat with the helpful Oak Island Resort marina crew (look for their sea turquoise shirts) and get a full list of water sports, activities, rentals, and boat and kayak tours available to all Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre guests.
    • Pedal Boats: They’ll be offering a way for the whole family to get on the water & play in the sheltered waters. For the young & young at heart.
    • Paddle Boarding: Let Oak Island Resort introduce you to the world’s fastest growing water sport – stand up paddle boarding (also known as SUP’ing). You can do it right from Oak Island Marina. SUP’ing is not just great fun it’s also wonderful exercise and a fantastic way to get out on the water.
    • Bike Rentals: Strategically located half-way between the seaside villages of Chester & Mahone Bay, the Oak Island Resort is a stone’s throw from the newly developed Rum Runners trail. This multi-use trail, rich in heritage, connects Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the historic city of Halifax. Experience the coastal communities—savour local flavours at award-winning restaurants, explore attractions and seaside artisan shops. The best way to explore our shores is on two wheels. Learn more about the trail, visit
    • Pedal Kayaks: Come on out and try them in the environment of the friendly, safe marina.
  • Explore the 32 acres of green space and pristine coastlines!
  • Cool off in the indoor and outdoor pools, then hit the tennis court, basketball net, mini-golf course or walking trails. On a really calm day, build an Inukshuk on the breakwater or search for beach glass and shells, hidden along the shore.
  • Kids can explore the year-round dedicated “rec deck”, always stocked with crafts, activity ideas, an Xbox, video player and more. Also check out the selection of books, classic board games and movies always on hand to enjoy. Grab a mug of their famous hot chocolate, get comfy by the fire and get ready for some good, old fashioned nostalgic family fun.

Off-Resort Adventures!

  • Oak Island Boat Tours: Experience South Shore Nova Scotia like never before with Oak Island Boat Tours.  Come on an adventure to explore by boat the mysteries of Oak Island and the magic of the greater Mahone Bay area. They have guided Sea Tours of Oak Island running daily from Oak Island Resort out and around Oak Island. Take a narrated trip by sea to view the key sites of the island as seen on the History Channel show The Curse of Oak Island! You will travel aboard our new tritoon boat, the Island Belle, in comfort and stability along the shorelines of the Mahone islands.  Contact Tony Sampson to book your next adventure:, 902-300-4108,
  • Kayak Tours: Experience South Shore Nova Scotia like never before with guided kayak tours! All their kayaks are fitted with retractable rudders or skegs and have 2 water tight compartments. Their bright colours are for safety purposes. Their policy is to replace equipment every year, so you’ll be touring in the best and newest equipment available. Contact Katherine Gleason to book your next adventure:, 902-221-2298,
  • Just a quick drive away, you’ll discover the colourful, charming seaside communities of Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each has its own distinct character and fascinating history to share, and the architecture feels like paintings come to life. Be sure to tour the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenberg and, if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the iconic Bluenose II if she’s in.
  • Nearby Ross Farm, a living museum that takes a leap back in time, is a piece of working history not-to-be missed.
  • Nearby golf courses include the Chester Golf Club and Osprey Ridge Golf Club, and natural gems like Kejimkujik National Park and The Ovens Natural Park make a fun, family adventure.
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Britney MacNeil
Events Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia