The Newfoundland and Labrador Branch NAC in cooperation with the Crow’s Nest

is pleased to host the 2017 National Conference

and Annual General Meeting  in historic St. John’s, 19-22 October


National Conference and AGM

The National Conference will be a one-day event hosted by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University on Friday, 20 October. The Conference Theme is “The North Atlantic: Past and Present”. Details are posted below.  The AGM will be held on Saturday, 21 October at HMCS Cabot. If there is sufficient interest, a partner program will be available on Friday and Saturday mornings which will include a city tour and lunch at the Provincial Archives.

75th Anniversary of the Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club

2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the establishment in 1942 of the Sea-Going Officers’ Club near the St. John’s waterfront. It is now a National Historic Site. As part of the anniversary celebrations, there will be several special events including a naval mess dinner at CFS St. John’s on Saturday, 21 October.

Note: NEW – Dress for the Mess Dinner is: Dress is black tie, business suit or mess kit for serving members and those authorized to wear it.


Rooms have been reserved at the Murray Premises Hotel/St. John’s Executive Suites, 5 Beck’s Cove, St. John’s, NL, A1C 6H1, or phone (709)-738-7773 or (866)-738-7773. The group block is under the name Naval Association of Canada and delegates should ask for this block when calling. Complimentary continental deluxe breakfast is offered along with complimentary parking and Wi-Fi. Delegates should book by 19 September after which date any rooms remaining will be released but may be booked after that date if still available.

Program, Registration, and Further Information

St. John’s is serviced by Air Canada, Westjet and Porter airlines.

In order to ensure the success of this event, the NLNAC Branch is requesting that individuals who intend to participate (this includes those who might partake in a Partners’ Program) submit their registration form by SEPTEMBER 21.

Partners’ Program – if  you have expressed an interest in a partners program on Friday 20th October OR you responded to an early version of our registration form which didn’t ask if you were interested in such an option.  Please review the attached Partners’ program below and advise Ed Williams or Margaret Morris by Monday 25th September if you wish to be included.  Please note that we need a minimum of ten participants.

Details on the conference program and registration form are below. For any additional information, please email the Conference Co-Chairs Ed Williams at or Margaret Morris at  We look forward to seeing you in St. John’s in October, 2017.