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MUNPA hosts CURAC 2013 Conference


The 2013 CURAC/ARUCC Conference and AGM is being hosted by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Pensioners Association (MUNPA)

Our social events will be held at:

Accommodation and Hotel Reservations:

location, rates, contact info, web site, deadlines, rates after conference if persons wish to stay longer

Hotel registration is separate from conference registration. See Conference Registration below.

The Conference Program:

Sessions include:

The full conference program is online, in English and French -- subject to minor changes.

Conference Registration:

With your credit-card, registration can be done online or by telephone (number?) during UVic business hours.

Alternatively, download the registration form, either in English or French, complete it, print it, and mail it.

Your registration does not include accommodation -- please see the above section about accommodation at the conference hotel.

Travel, Transportation and Parking:


Getting Here

Being an island, there are only two way to get to Newfoundland – by sea or by air.

By Air

A number of airlines serve this destination: Air Canada (, WestJet (, Continental Airlines(, Porter Airlines ( and Provincial Airlines ( currently offer scheduled passenger service year-round, and three charter airlines, Air Transat (, Sky Service ( and SunWing ( offer seasonal services.

Note: It is very important to quote the St. John's airport destination code when making your reservations: YYT. It has been known for visitors to end up in Saint John, New Brunswick – not a happy mistake!

Find airlines flying into Newfoundland and Labrador.

By Sea

Marine Atlantic ( operates ferries between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. There are two ports of entry in Newfoundland:

1. year round to Port aux Basque on the southwest part of the island, a four to six hour trip and an 11 hour drive across the island to St. John's, and

2. a summer service to Argentia, an 18 hour boat ride but only a 90 minute drive to St. John's.


Preferred travel agent and contact information, rental car information (hard to rent a car in St. John's in summer!), how to book excursions in St. John's and rest of province including Labrador.

How to get from airport to hotels, how to get from hotels to conference site (shuttle bus, taxi, volunteers??), Metrobus web site and information.

Parking for local and visiting attendees? Parking for attendees staying at University residences?

Directions to conference site including Google map connection.

Recommended clothing, links to weather web sites and climate information

Post-conference and partner/spouse activities

We have some suggestions:

Botanical Garden, Pippy Park, places to walk dogs, Grand Concourse, Signal Hill, haunter hike, George Street, local churches, whale watching, local excursions, golf info, craft stores, restaurants, pubs, shopping, East Coast Trail, custom bus tours of area, web site for events in St. John's and area, etc.

maybe volunteers will organize shopping, sightseeing, walking tours,

Conference Sponsors (to-date)

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors:

Platinum Level

Gold Level:

Silver Level:

Bronze Level:



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