TRIUMF Summer Institute 2009
July 20-31, 2009
BC  Canada
Social Activities
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Social Activities


A very special banquet has been arranged for TSI09 for Wednesday, July 29 th . It will be a combination of 3 Vancouver summer staples: a salmon barbecue, Bard on the Beach, and the Celebration of Lights fireworks competition.

The evening will start at Vanier Park at 6:00pm with Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in the Mainstage tent, which is open-ended so the actors perform against the backdrop of mountains, sea and sky. One need not know Shakespeare to appreciate this comedic performance. An informal salmon barbecue will be served during an extended intermission, and after the play, coffee and treats will be available in a private viewing area for the Celebration of Lights which will commence at 10:00pm .

On Wednesday, July 29 th , the United Kingdom will be showing its fireworks skills in the Celebration of Lights, which is an international pyro-musical fireworks competition that has attracted the world's leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country's representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete  to be crowned the winner.

TRIUMF will cover the cost of this event, with the exception of a no-host bar that will be available during the play.


Thursday, July 23

2:30 to 6:30pm

$32 per person

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the coastline from the serenity of a kayak. The fee includes instruction, lifejacket, and equipment rental. All participants must sign a waiver for this activity, which will be available on site. If under 19, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver for you.

To register, return to your online registration for TSI, select Open Registration Maintenance, and Change Summer School Options. You will need to pay the fee in advance of your arrival so we can confirm the number of participants with Deep Cove Kayak.

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