Lunch Groups Available 12-2 p.m.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 and Friday, October 18, 2019 ~ We have several opportunities for your lunch time enjoyment in Richmond, VA. The cost for lunch is at your own expense.  The groups will meet in the hotel lobby at noon each day.  Join the fun! Food, networking and friendship!


Riverfront Canal Cruise — $10 per person
Limited Seats Available(28) ~ Friday, October 18, 2019~7:00 –8:00 p.m.

Richmond’s canal system first started in 1789 after George Washington lobbied the General Assembly to proceed with his vision of a canal and turnpike system that would connect the harbors of the east to trade and market opportunities west, all the way to the Rocky Mountains. The Riverfront Canal Cruises in downtown Richmond features historically-narrated tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal designed by George Washington. Hear about centuries of Richmond’s history, from Chief Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric streetcar in the world, while traveling in authentic, covered, flat-bottomed boats. See the unique railroad Triple Crossing, tobacco warehouses that have been converted into trendy lofts, the Virginia Capital Trail, the Low Line gardens and James River wildlife.

Rain or Shine ~ Boat is covered - If it’s chilly bring a jacket! - Meet on the Second Floor of the Omni Hotel by the TCNS Conference Registration Desk at 6:30 p.m. Group will walk to the canal cruise location for the one hour historical tour. Boat leaves promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Sign-up and payment can be made online through our secure payment processing.  Please use this link to sign-up: https://www.transculturalnursingsocietyforms.org/forms/ConfTripSignUp.php
All proceeds will go to the Transcultural Nursing Society Scholarships and Awards! Questions: staff@tcns.org


Walking Group through Shockoe Slip
Friday, October 18, 2019 ~ Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 p.m.

In the shadow of Richmond's financial district along the James River lies a neighborhood of cobblestone streets and alleyways, it's called Shockoe Slip, and it's haunted by history. Shockoe Slip earned its unusual name from the creek that once flowed through it. "Shacquohocan" was the Indian word for the large, flat stones at the mouth of the creek, and "slip" refers to the area's position on the canal basin where boats loaded their cargo. Walking, shopping and dinner with Conference Planning Committee member Dr. Linda Sobel   Costs are on an individual basis. Questions email Dr. Linda Sobel: sobelll@jmu.edu