Friday, 8 May 2015

Four More Sleeps!

It's hard to believe but it's less than a week until the Grade 8s head off to Ottawa. I am posting a copy of the itinerary so you can follow what your child is up to each day. Enjoy your peace and quiet at home :)


Day One - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
 
7:00 AM Hammond Transportation motor coach

Arrival at your school of a washroom equipped,


climate controlled highway motor coach. Load

your luggage and prepare for departure.

# of Buses: 1 X 56 Passenger

Charter #: 120355

Dispatch #: 705 325 2774

7:30 AM Board your motor coach and depart. Appropriate

rest and meal stops will be made en route.

Take highway #407 to and from your destination.
CDA Lunch Cash
After receiving your meal allowance, the group has

the opportunity to make their own arrangements.

Duration: 0 minutes

Address: Location to be advised

Phone: N/A
 

1:00 PM Guided Tour of Fort Henry

On a guided tour of Old Fort Henry, students are


taken back in time in this 19th century British fort

to learn about the lifestyle of a 19th century

British soldier. The origins of British North

America will be explored.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: East on Hwy 2 at Hwy 15, 1 Fort Henry

Drive, Kingston, ON, K7L 4V8

Phone: 1-800-437-2233 Ext: 1 > 2 > 6

2:00 PM Board your motor coach.
 

4:30 PM Hotel Check In

Approximate time of arrival at Ottawa University


Residence.

Address: 90 University Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N

1H3

Phone: 613-564-5400 Ext: 45054
 

5:30 PM Buffet Dinner at Le Buffet des Continents

With Italian, Greek, Chinese, Mediterranean, Asian,


Canadian, Mexican and more, there is sure to be
something for everyone! MENU: All you can eat

buffet including a beverage.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 4 Gare Talon, (coin Maloney et de

l'Hopital), Gatineau, QC, J8T 0B1

Phone: 819-561-1099

6:45 PM Board your motor coach and depart for dinner.
 

7:15 PM Fun Junction: Laser Tag, Mini Golf +15 Tokens

Enjoy unlimited laser tag, unlimited glow in the


dark mini-putt and 15 tokens for arcade games.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Upon arrival, students

should remain on the coach.

Duration: 120 minutes

Address: 779 Maloney East, Gatineau, QC, J8P 1G5

Phone: 819-893-5683
 

9:30 PM One-Way School Bus Transfer

2 x 48 passenger school buses provided by First


Student Travel will transfer your group back to

your accommodations. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Meet your transfer at Fun Junction. Charter

#:118951
 

10:00 PM Night Security by University of Ottawa - 9 hrs




Hallway patrol between 10:00pm - 7:00am

Number of Personnel: 1
 
Day Two - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
 

7:30 AM Hot breakfast at the University of Ottawa




MENU: Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon OR

sausage OR ham (rotates daily), pancakes OR

waffles, cereal with milk, individual yogurt, toast,

coffee, tea and juice. NOTE: One time through line.

Address: 90 University Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N

1H3

8:30 AM Board your motor coach and depart for the

Supreme Court.
 

9:00 AM Guided Tour at the Supreme Court of Canada




The Supreme Court of Canada has been Canada's

highest court of appeal since 1949. This tour will

familiarize you with the Canadian judicial system

and how the decisions made by the Supreme Court

Justices affect all Canadians. NOTE: The mock

trial is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please arrive 15-20

minutes before your scheduled tour to go through

security.

Duration: 30 minutes

Address: 301 Wellington Street (at Kent Street),

Ottawa, ON, K1A 0J1

Phone: 613-995-5361 Ext: 1 >1
 
www.brightsparktravel.ca
 
 
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3300 Bloor Street W

West Tower, Suite 1800

Toronto, ON M8X 2X2

416-486-6440 Tel.

1-800-267-6425 Toll-free

416-486-7118 Fax

Quote: QUO-11730-H9FJYY

Print: 05/05/2015
 
Bayview PS - Grade 8

Tour ID: 15334

Ottawa

May 12, 2015 to May 14, 2015
 
 

10:00 AM NCC's Capital Circuit: An Urban Scavenger Hunt




An urban scavenger hunt created by students for

students: 6 clues, 6 pictures and 60 minutes. Good

luck. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Divide into teams.

Start and finish at the Capital Information Kiosk.

90 Wellington Street. (Across from Parliament.)

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 202 - 40 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P

1C7

Phone: 613-944-2898
 

11:00 AM Rideau Centre




Lunch on your own at the Rideau Centre. With

more than a dozen places to eat, the Rideau

Centre has something for everyone. After lunch,

the students may be permitted some time to

explore the mall. NOTE: Easy coach drop-off by

Sears and good meeting spot for Tour Leaders.

Address: 50 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J7
 

12:00 PM Lunch Cash




After receiving your meal allowance, the group has

the opportunity to make their own arrangements

at the Rideau Centre.

Address: Location to be advised

1:00 PM Board your motor coach and depart for the

National Gallery.
 

1:30 PM Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Canada




Enjoy a guided tour of one of the architectural

jewels of Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada,

which contains paintings and sculptures from

around the world. Works by Picasso, Van Gogh,

Warhol, and the Group of Seven are some of the

thousands displayed for everyone to enjoy.

Duration: 65 minutes

Address: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4

Phone: 613-990-1985
 

3:00 PM IMAX at the Canadian Museum of Civilization




View the IMAX "Madagascar". The IMAX theatre

provides you with a larger-than-life escape putting

you in the heart of the action. This was the first

theatre in the world to combine both an IMAX

screen and an IMAX Dome.

Duration: 45 minutes

Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, J8X

4H2

Phone: 819-776-7014
 

3:45 PM Guided Grand Tour of Canadian Museum of History




Your guided tour will include 2 of the Museum's 3

permanent exhibitions: Grand Hall and First

People's Hall, Canada Hall is closed until further

notice. The building itself is an architectural

masterpiece and one of Canada's most popular and

most visited museums. Journey through 1,000

years of Canada’s history in life-size settings and

experience the richness of Canada’s past. NOTE:

Tour is 45 minutes long, extra time is for selfguided

exploration or the gift shop.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, J8X

4H2

Phone: 819-776-7014

4:45 PM Board your motor coach and depart for dinner.
 

5:00 PM Buffet Dinner at Bay Street Bistro




MENU: All-you-can-eat Italian feast includes a

salad bar that features a fresh garden salad with

tomatoes, carrots, and a variety of salad dressings,

tuna salad, chickpea and kidney bean salad,

marinated red beets, cottage cheese salad, potato

salad, marinated vegetable salad, black and green

olives, pickles, rolls with butter, three hot pasta

dishes with meat sauce, alfredo with vegetables,

spicy tomato sauce, meat balls in tomato sauce,

rice and a four cheese pizza and pesto olive pizza

and dessert.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 160 Bay St. at Albert St., Ottawa, ON, K1R

5Y9

Phone: 613-234-1111
 
www.brightsparktravel.ca
 
 
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3300 Bloor Street W

West Tower, Suite 1800

Toronto, ON M8X 2X2

416-486-6440 Tel.

1-800-267-6425 Toll-free

416-486-7118 Fax

Quote: QUO-11730-H9FJYY

Print: 05/05/2015
 
Bayview PS - Grade 8

Tour ID: 15334

Ottawa

May 12, 2015 to May 14, 2015
 
 

7:00 PM Parliament Hill Centre Block Tour




TOUR TIMES: 7:00pm + 7:05pm. RESERVATION

#106666 +106667. Situated on a cliff overlooking

the Ottawa River, the Parliament Buildings are

historical monuments, architectural treasures, and

an important national symbol cherished by all

Canadians. It is within the walls of these buildings

that Senators and Members of Parliament debate

the important issues of the day, and make our

nation's laws. NOTE: Tours cancelled within 14

days will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee,

which will be invoiced to the school. SPECIAL

INSTRUCTIONS: Prior to entering the Centre

Block, every visitor must go through security. Line

up for your security screening 15 - 20 minutes

prior to your reservation, maximum 30 people per

tour. Should the House of Commons and/or

Senate be sitting during your visit, your tour will

be restricted to the main foyer. NOTE: Group will

split in half. 1st half tours at 7:00pm, 2nd at

7:05pm.

Duration: 45 minutes

Address: 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A9

Phone: 613-996-0896
 

8:15 PM Student Dance Cruise with Capital Cruises




Student dance cruise on the Ottawa River aboard

the vessel "Empress of Ottawa." SPECIAL

INSTRUCTIONS: Cruises depart from Jacques

Cartier Park and sail rain or shine. Please dress

appropriately.

Duration: 90 minutes

Address: P.O. Box 85, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P

6C3

Phone: 613-241-8811

9:45 PM Board your motor coach and return to your

accommodations.
 

10:00 PM Night Security by University of Ottawa - 9 hrs




Hallway patrol between 10:00pm - 7:00am

Number of Personnel: 1
 
Day Three - Thursday, May 14, 2015
 
7:15 AM As a group, walk to breakfast.
 

7:30 AM Buffet breakfast at Tuckers Marketplace




MENU: Cereals, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash

browns, French toast, fruit salad, pancakes, fruit

and chocolate chip toppings, either apple or orange

juice, coffee or tea.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 61 York Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5T2

Phone: 613-241-6525

8:30 AM As a group, walk back to your accommodations.
 

8:30 AM Hotel Check Out




Check out of your accommodations and load your

luggage onto the motor coach.

9:30 AM Board your motor coach and depart for the War

Museum.
 

10:00 AM Guided Grand Tour at the Canadian War Museum




This tour provides an introduction to the Museum's

award-winning architecture, its collection of war

art, and its large military vehicles. This stunning

structure on the banks of the Ottawa River houses

the largest military history collection in Canada,

and spans the period from The Seven Years' War

to the present day. NOTE: Tour is 45 minutes long,

the extra time may be spent for self-guided

exploration or the gift shop.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1C2

Phone: 819-776-7014
 
Sussex Drive Coach Tour
 
Drive along Sussex Drive, as your teachers

comments on points of interest including the

residences of the Prime Minister and Governor

General.
 

11:30 AM Guided Tour at the Canada Aviation and Space




Museum
 
Housing an internationally recognized collection of

over 100 historic aircrafts from early bush planes

to modern combat aircrafts, this museum

illustrates the role of aviation in the shaping of our

nation.

Duration: 60 minutes

Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON, K1K

4R3

Phone: 613-991-3053

12:30 PM Board your motor coach and depart for home.

Appropriate rest and meal stops will be made en

route.
 

12:45 PM Lunch Cash




After receiving your meal allowance, the group has

the opportunity to make their own arrangements

for lunch on the way home.

Address: Location to be advised
 
www.brightsparktravel.ca
 
 
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3300 Bloor Street W

West Tower, Suite 1800

Toronto, ON M8X 2X2

416-486-6440 Tel.

1-800-267-6425 Toll-free

416-486-7118 Fax

Quote: QUO-11730-H9FJYY

Print: 05/05/2015
 
Bayview PS - Grade 8

Tour ID: 15334

Ottawa

May 12, 2015 to May 14, 2015
 
 

8:30 PM Welcome Home!




Approximate time of arrival at your school.

Emergency Phone Numbers: 416-486-6440 or 1-

800-513-4094 After Hours (Emergency Only): Dial

number above and listen for the emergency

extension number listed in the message.
 
www.brightsparktravel.ca
 
 
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3300 Bloor Street W

West Tower, Suite 1800

Toronto, ON M8X 2X2

416-486-6440 Tel.

1-800-267-6425 Toll-free

416-486-7118 Fax

Quote: QUO-11730-H9FJYY

Print: 05/05/2015
 
Bayview PS - Grade 8

Tour ID: 15334

Ottawa

May 12, 2015 to May 14,
 
 

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