Virtual City Walk - Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • 29 Nov 2020
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • anywhere you have Internet access

This week we will visit another “exotic” location, in this case Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will look at some typical tourist areas, sites of historical and architectural interest, and perhaps some of the establishments I visited when I used to go there annually in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The Ride with GPS route will be posted here sometime before the walk.

The Zoom video conference will start at 9:45 AM on Sunday, and we will begin the virtual walk at about 10:10 AM. Join us before the beginning of the walk to have a get-together with other TBN members, if you like. I would suggest you log in by 10:00 AM, to ensure you are connected, and have an audio and video connection.

Typically, the virtual walks last until around 11:00. Feel free to drop out, join, or rejoin us at any time. We can also have a group chat at the end, if anyone is interested.

If you are not already on my Virtual City Walk email list, please send an email to letting me know who you are, and asking to be added the list. If you are on the list, I will email you the link to join the Zoom conference (probably by Saturday evening).

(Please note that I have been experiencing some difficulty sending emails, so if I have trouble emailing the Zoom information, I will post the Zoom link on the website, in the Calendar announcement.)

When you connect, you will be placed in the “waiting room”, and I will then admit you to the actual video conference. If you are late joining us, get dropped and rejoin, or have any other problem getting in, I may not notice you in the “waiting room”, so please:

  • message my cell at 416-917-8866, if that is not successful,
  • call my cell at 416-917-8866, if that is not successful,
  • call my home at 905-881-9259,

and I will let you into the video conference.

Zoom allows you to control your microphone and camera. You can mute your microphone so that no one can hear you, and you can start or stop your video feed, so that people can either see you or not. I will initially let everyone control their own microphone, so we can have discussions, but if there are too many people, or if it gets too chaotic, I will mute all microphones. There is a “raise hand” feature that will allow people to request permission to speak. Zoom also includes a chat feature which allows you to send text messages to everyone in the conference, or privately to one other individual. Zoom is very easy to use, but you might want to download the free app before the meeting, and play with it a bit to get used to using it.

If you have any questions, email me at

John Burdett - City Walks Coordinator

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