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The 24th Canadian Chess Challenge will be hosted by the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association for the very first time in history!

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About Halifax

Halifax is a modern port city located in Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. The city is beaming with heritage and culture, and is well known both for it's seafood, and it's ghost stories!

The city has an impressive array of entertainment facilities, fine-dining restaurants, gardens and a lively nightlife.

The main website for Halifax is located at http://www.halifaxinfo.com/ and has information on places to visit and things to do. There is also the visitor guide website that has useful information on metro transit services and attractions located at http://www.halifax.ca/visitorinfo/VisitorGuide.html.

Halifax has many colorful museums, it would be a mistake to think you have experienced this beautiful city without visiting a number of the museums. The website for the Nova Scotia Museums can be found at http://museum.gov.ns.ca/en/home/default.aspx. Also if you are fascinated by the stories of the Titanic, don't miss out the wealth of information Halifax has to offer. The main website for understanding how Halifax and the Titanic are linked can be found at http://titanic.gov.ns.ca/.

Recommendations to explore:

Discovery Centre (http://www.discoverycentre.ns.ca)

Pier 21 Museum (http://www.pier21.ca)

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew)

Seaport Market (http://halifaxfarmersmarket.com)

Candlepin Bowling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlepin_bowling)

Peggy's Cove (http://www.peggys-cove.com)

Public Gardens (http://www.halifaxpublicgardens.ca)

Citadel Hill (http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax/visit.aspx)

The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon will be held in Halifax, with activities Friday to Monday of the Victoria Day Weekend. Over 12,000 people will be in town for the event. The marathon itself is Sunday, May 20th. For more information please check www.bluenosemarathon.com


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