International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Twenty-seventh International Conference

Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 3-7, 2009

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The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to announce that the 2009 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-seventh International Conference is to be held at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, summer home of Alexander Graham Bell and site of the first powered flight in the Commonwealth.

The 2009 meeting will be organized as a series of seminars at which the majority of those who attend will present papers and/or contribute to discussion sessions. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all participants can hear all the papers. Proposals for special panels of papers, discussion sessions, and other related events are encouraged.

For further information or travel advice, contact:

Ian Brodie
Department of Heritage and Culture
Cape Breton University
Sydney, NS B1P 4X5
Office Phone: 902-563-1418
Toll-Free: 1-800-474-7212, ext 1418

Travel: Baddeck is approximately one hour away from Sydney Airport (YQY), which is served principally by Air Canada, with connector flights from Halifax and Montreal. For those not choosing to rent a car, transport to and from Baddeck can be arranged.

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Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is approximately three and a half hours away from Baddeck, and is served by Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and WestJet Airlines, with connector flights to most major transit hubs, including Heathrow. Daily shuttle service is available, but for attendees wishing to take advantage of Cape Bretonís natural beauty, a rental car is recommended.

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Update: In response to a request for more information on shuttles, I found out the following information.

There are a number of smaller shuttles from the Halifax Airport to Cape > Breton: is a link to the list of shuttle companies. Acadian Bus Lines lists two Halifax Airport to Baddeck trips: one at 2:15 and one at 4:55.

A question was also asked concerning the timing of these shuttles with respect to arrivals at Halifax:

As for getting to Halifax by morning: I'm not sure of the schedules for the various American airlines, but, going on the arrivals listing for today's [a weekday] flights, there's a Continental flight from Newark getting in at noon and another at 2:30, an American Eagle flight from New York scheduled to get in at 1:10, and an Air Canada flight from LaGuardia arriving at 4:00. That's not including any flights that are already processed and cleared through.

I do recommend visting both the Halifax Airport website ( or the Fly Halifax website ( for general information on airport amenities and the airlines.

Accomodations: The Inverary Inn has reserved a block of rooms for conference participants at a very favourable rate, which can be extended up to three days before and after the conference. For information on the resort, visit their website. To book, quote "Perspectives on Contemporary Legend."

Last updated May 1, 2009