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Mini Expedition Welcome Kit - Adventure Canada

Mini Expedition Welcome Kit - Adventure Canada

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Adventure Canada Mini-Expedition in the Toronto Harbour aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders, November 13, 2011 from 2-7pm.
Adventure Canada Mini-Expedition in the Toronto Harbour aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders, November 13, 2011 from 2-7pm.

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 Adventure Canada’sMini Expedition
 aboard the
Captain Matthew Flinders
Toronto Harbour Sunday, November 13, 2011 14:00 19:00
 
Mini ExpeditionDaily Program
Toronto Harbour, Sunday, November 13, 2011
T
oday we, along with our friends from Cruise North embark on a remarkable expedition aboardthe
Captain Matthew Flinders
to the centre of the world... Toronto! Our voyage of discoverywill take in the little-known areas of Toronto Harbour, and allow us to get a glimpse, albeit from adistance, of what life must be like to the residents of the outlying islands. Though we will not betaking any shore excursions today, as there is only one Zodiac, and it is only 10 feet long, we willhave a full program onboard. Dancing throughout the day is encouraged!Many of your favourite expedition staff from the area will be there - as well as over 200 of yourfellow passengers from past expeditions!
Please let us know if you are vegetarian so we canprovide an option for you!
 About Toronto Harbour - According to the Wiki
Toronto Harbour is both a commercial port and a recreation area. Commercial activities are conned mainlyto the harbour’s eastern side, while the western side was developed into Harbourfront, a conversion fromindustrial land to recreational and cultural uses. Harbourfront has parks, hotels, an amphitheatre, and manyother facilities. The Toronto Islands are also mostly recreational, although they do also contain a smallcommunity and an airport.Toronto also has a second harbour, called the Outer Harbour (Toronto Harbour is sometimes called the InnerHarbour), but it never developed into a commercially viable project. It was created in the 1950s by the TorontoHarbour Commission through the construction of a new breakwater called the Outer Harbour East Headland. Atthat time, it was expected that there would be a great upswing in the number of ships calling at Toronto once theSaint Lawrence Seaway opened. However, the need for an extra harbour never materialized, and private boatsare the only trafc usually found there now.The original shoreline of the northern shore were low sandy bluffs, just south of today’s Front Street. Themouth of the harbour pointed west. Fort York, on the north shore of the bay, near the mouth of Garrison Creek,guarded the harbour’s mouth. It was briey captured by American forces during the War of 1812.The islands were originally a low sandy peninsula forming the southern limit of the bay. The ScarboroughBluffs are much larger bluffs that lie approximately ten kilometres east of the harbour. Strong lake currents overtime washed the sand eroded from the bluffs westwards to form the peninsula surrounding the bay.The peninsula became the Toronto Islands through the result of two storms and man-made activity. In 1852, astorm created a channel through the eastern edge of the peninsula that formed the south edge of the bay. Thestorm washed through excavations made for sand for local construction. In 1858, another storm widened thechannel and made it permanent.The eastern shore of the bay, approximately six kilometres east, was a marsh around the mouth of the DonRiver. In addition to the Don River a number of smaller creeks owed into the bay. The original site of the townof York had half a dozen short creeks that owed through it. As the town developed they all became polluted,and were buried. As the city grew the larger two creeks, Taddle Creek and Garrison Creek, were also lled in.
 
1400-14:25 Boarding period for the
Captain Matthew Flinders
14:30
Captain Matthew Flinders
departs from Pier 6 at Queen’s Quay- latecomers will not have a chance to join - we will miss you.14:30 A brief welcome and introduction by Matthew Swan14:45 - 15:00
 Marshall Dane
in concert on the Main Deck Stage.15:10 - 15:25
 David Marshak and Jeremy Down
in concert on the Main Deck Stage.15:30 - 15:40
Mini-Movie - Main Deck 
Christian Moreton’s premier screening:
Into the Northwest Passage
15:40 Lunch is available on the Main Deck.15:45 - 16:00
Washboard Hank and Muriel
- Live on the Main Deck Stage.16:00 - 16:10
Mini-Lecture - Main Deck
: Mike Beedell -
 Arcticus Feverous
16:10 - 16:11 Free Time!16:10 -16:15
Mini-Lecture - Main Deck
Ken McGoogan presents:
Who was Captain Matthew Flinders?
16:20 - 16:40
Daniel Payne
- Live on the Main Deck stage.16:45 - 17:00
The Fabulous Hat walk-off 
- on the Main Deck Stage.17:05 - 17:10
Mini-Lecture - Main Deck
Paul Prior presents:
 Is that a Seagull?
17:15 - 17:25
Dancercise
- a complete 10-minute workout on the upper deck.17:30 - 17:35
Mini-Movie - Main Deck 
Peter Rowe’s premier screening:
Greenland and Wild Labrador
17:40 - 18:10
Tom Barlow, Tyler Yarema
 
and Friends
on the Main Deck Stage.18:10 - 18:25 Daily Recap on the main deck.18:30
Captain Matthew Flinders
arrives back at dock19:00 Last chance to disembark the ship!
The set-in-stone, will-not-be-changed,absolutely ofcial daily program of events.
(subject to change)
Like all Adventure Canada voyages, there is always something going on, butremember to take some time on deck to enjoy the scenery of Toronto Harbour!

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