Children and Youth Programs


July 9-11, 2017
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, Nova Scotia

Children & Youth Activity Day

In keeping with  CSTA tradition we are planning an eventful and exciting program for CSTA’s kids.

halifax-circusWhat better way to have a fun and interactive learning session than to run off and join the circus for a few hours?  Youth will be walked from the hotel to meet up with professional circus performers at the Halifax Circus!

Halifax Circus’ teachers have toured with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and Cirque Surreal in England, and have performed in India, Singapore, Jamaica, Qatar, Mexico, Costa Rica and throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S. As the most experienced teachers and performers in Atlantic Canada they take their work and responsibility to students seriously while ensuring a fun and positive experience is enjoyed by all.

This circus workshop is geared for the beginner, and emphasizes fun, clear instruction and safety. It introduces the youth to aerials, tightrope, object manipulation and other circus skills – but don’t worry, there won’t be any high-flying acts as the maximum distance from the floor is two feet!

Every workshop begins with a warm-up to introduce the dynamics of flexibility and strength training. Participants are then split into groups and rotate through 5 different activities. There are opportunities for the students to show what they’ve learned, and also to see the teachers demonstrate these skills at a professional level.

After lunch, hop aboard the Harbour Hopper for a unique tour by land and sea. Learn about the history of the vehicle and historic Halifax.  This tour is unlike any other in Nova Scotia and subsequently has become the most popular tour in Atlantic Canada. Tour the great shopping district of downtown Halifax and view the newly transformed waterfront from the largest harbour on the East Coast.harbour-hopper

These unique amphibious vehicles were originally built for military purposes to transport cargo and soldiers during the Vietnam War (1963 –1970).  Harbour Hoppers are refitted Lark V vehicles capable of traveling on land and water. Originally they were used to transport soldiers and goods from supply ships onto the beaches and jungles of Vietnam, a distance of up to 1.5 miles from ship to shore. Of the approximately 900 vehicles originally built, about 200 are being refurbished by the U.S government for future use and about 100 are privately owned worldwide. The Lark V was designed as a boat capable of being driven on land, and is currently the most stable amphibious vehicle ever built.  This vehicle has since been refurbished into a distinctive touring vehicle for downtown Halifax