We will have an Info-Centre set up at the Community College to answer
your questions. As well, a Daily People's Summit Newspaper will be
published in order to keep you up-to-date on the results of workshops and
any changes or additions to the program of events. Call the Office
Coordinator at 425-5082
or the Volunteer and Media Coordinators at 425-1550.
The Community College is a fully accessible venue. Wheelchair entrances
can be found on the North & East sides of the building. Wherever possible
we have tried to note if a venue is inaccessible. We recommend calling
ahead if you have any specific concerns.
The Community College does have a spacious parking lot, however, we can
not guarantee parking, so get there early. As well, at the other People's
Summit locations parking is available, but again we cannot guarantee
spaces. Feel free to ride your bike.
The cafeteria at the Community College will be up and running for lunch
and snacks, as well, we will have outdoor concessions available
throughout the week in the Green Zone. We are making every attempt to
have organic, vegetarian and a variety of tastes from around the world.
Halifax also has a wonderful variety of restaurants to tantalize your
taste buds. Check out Quinpool Rd., Spring Garden Rd., and the downtown
We are making every attempt to have computer facilities available for the
use of workshop participants at the Community College. Names of users
should be provided in advance.
Unfortunately, the People's Summit is unable to set up child care
facilities on site. However we do recommend the following options:
"SITTERS R' US" Limited is a quality-controlled professional caregiving
referral service, providing care to the Halifax/Dartmouth metro area.
Their caregivers have both "hands on" experience as well as formal
training. They will provide a variety of services, such as: 1) child care
for working parents, 2) needs for special occasions and emergency/respite
situations, 3) companionship to the elderly, along with catering to their
special needs. "SITTERS R' US will keep a running computer list of all
the registered clients and their individual needs and requests. The
hourly fee charged to the registered clients will be lower than those who
are not registered. Please call 425-7727 for more information.
The YWCA is also able to offer child care facilities at $30 a day with
full day care for children aged 18 months to 12 years. Please call at
least a week in advance. Call Laura Myers at 423-6162 for more
information (spaces may be limited).
The G-7 Summit
lasts 48 hours and
costs $28 million!!