51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba May 2–6, 2018

CAA/ACA Winnipeg, MB 2018

Social Events 2018

Opening Reception

Date: Wednesday May2nd, 2018

Time:  18:00 - 21:00

Cost: free

Location: Terrace East & West Radisson (Conference Hotel)

Join us for the official opening of the 51st annual CAA conference in the East & West Terraces of the conference hotel. Light refreshments will be available free of charge with a cash bar.

  Due to a scheduling change the Indigenous Reception and Manitoba Museum event have been combined into one fabulous evening reception at the Manitoba Museum on Friday, May 4th from 7pm–9:30pm.

Inaugural Indigenous Reception

The CAA 2018 Conference Organizing Committee is especially excited to host the Inaugural Indigenous Reception at this year’s meeting in Winnipeg. The Reception is open to all Conference attendees and will be a celebration of Canadian Indigenous cultures. This is the first Indigenous Reception in the history of the CAA and we strongly encourage all Conference members to take advantage of this unique opportunity to both celebrate the heritage and culture of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and visit the main art gallery in Manitoba. While this is the first Indigenous Reception hosted at the CAA Conference, we are confident that it will just be the start of things to come.

A selection of hot and cold Hors D’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar for non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Throughout the reception, you will have access to seven interpretive galleries that explore the interrelationship of people and their environment. Travel through millions of years in the Earth History gallery and north to south across Manitoba’s vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies. Unfortunately, the Nonsuch (17th century life size replicas ship) and HBC museum Galleries will be closed due to gallery renovations. The Museum is noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries including the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920s.

Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Archaeology Lab will be available; please sign up when you arrive as space for these tours will be limited.

Archaeological highlights include:

  • Parklands gallery mini diorama depicting the seasonal rounds of the Anishnaabe (New 2014)
  • First Nation First Farmers Examines the Lockport site (north of Winnipeg), which has evidence of pre-European farming, the furthest north in all of North America (New 2006)
  • Boreal forest gallery Mini diorama depicting a Cree spring camp
  • Ancient Innovation wall chronicling 11,000 years of history in the Parklands

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - indicate on your conference registration if you plan to attend.

Date: Friday May 4th, 2018

Time: 7:00–9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Cost: FREE with FREE access to the galleries

Location: Manitoba Museum
190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2

Join us for a lovely and engaging evening at the beautiful Manitoba Museum.

Annual CAA Banquet and Awards

Date: Saturday May 5th, 2018

Time:  18:30 - 23:00

Cost: $85 (regular) $60 (student)

Location: Ambassador A at the Radisson

Please join us for fine food and great company as we wrap up the 51st annual CAA conference. The banquet dinner will be served buffet style with a vegetarian option. The following awards will be announced at the banquet: The Smith-Wintemberg Award and The Roscoe Wilmeth Award for Service. Any other awards for which nominations are received and decisions made will also be announced.

Cash bar available.


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