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2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show Halifax

Social Events

To make the most of your time in Halifax, you are invited join the many social events planned throughout the conference.

To reserve your spot, you must sign up for the events you'd like to attend when registering for the conference.

This year's events include:


Mayor's welcome reception

Friday, June 1, 2018 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Halifax Convention Centre

Presented by Shaw and CN

Welcome to Halifax, festival style! Join Mayor Mike Savage at the new Halifax Convention Centre for the exciting launch of FCM's 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show.


Breakfast Fundraiser: FCM scholarships program for women

Sunday, June 3, 2018
7 - 8:15 a.m.
Halifax Convention Centre

Sponsored by Canadian Labour Congress

Join us to recognize women in municipal government. Hear inspiring leadership stories by women in public service and celebrate the accomplishments of FCM's Standing Committee for Increasing Women's Participation in Local Government.

All proceeds go towards scholarships that support emerging female student leaders.

Show your support for female municipal leaders of the future and join us at the breakfast fundraiser!

Ticket cost: $50 each


Sunday Night Gala

Lobster dinner, kitchen party on the pier
Sunday, June 3, 2018

5:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cunard Centre, Halifax

Sponsored by Irving Shipbuilding Inc., TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank and Sobeys

Enjoy an authentic East Coast experience with a lobster dinner and a ceilidh on the pier!

Dressing casual is a must. The Cunard Centre is within easy walking distance from most hotels, however transportation will be available from conference hotels.

*Anyone with a shellfish or seafood allergy should be aware that lobster and seafood will be served. Alternative meals will be available, please self-identify during conference registration.

Page Updated: 20/04/2018