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Convention 2016 – Important Updates

The National Office staff is in the process of finalizing all the details for Convention 2016. Below are a few last-minute reminders:

Hotel and Registration

  • The hotel is the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
  • The CATCA Convention registration desk will be located in the “Halifax” foyer
  • Upon check-in provide your last name and mention the “CATCA Convention” room list

Airport/Hotel Transportation

  • Tuesday, April 5: complimentary CATCA shuttle buses will run from the Halifax airport to the hotel as follows:
    • 7:30 am, 11:30 am, then every 30 minutes starting at 1:30 pm until 10:00 pm
  • CATCA airport volunteers will be wearing bright yellow t-shirts
  • Saturday, April 9: The CATCA shuttle bus will run from the hotel to the airport as follows:
    • Every 30 minutes starting at 3:30 am until 4:00 pm
  • If you are arriving/departing on other dates than above, taxis are available at a flat rate to/from airport

Checked Baggage

  • For Delegates and Official Observers only, CATCA will reimburse a checked baggage expense (AFTER Convention)
    • Please complete the expense claim, sign it and include your receipts

Driving to Convention?

  • If you are driving to Convention, please contact us via email at so that we can allocate parking to you

Convention Documentation

  • A PDF of the complete Convention documents will be distributed this week
  • To continue our paperless Green Initiative, printed versions will not be available at Convention
    • Please print your own, or put the PDF on your laptop/phone
  • Convention updates will continue to be available on our website

Convention Wear

  • New this year!
  • A limited number of Convention-branded golf shirts and baseball shirts will be sold at the Convention registration table – Visa, MasterCard and debit will be accepted

National Office Closure

  • National Office will be closed from April 4, 2016 to April 11, 2016
  • For non-Convention enquiries, please contact us at
  • For Convention enquiries, you can reach us at

See you in Halifax!