• Home
  • 2020 Battle of the Atlantic Gala

Naval  Association  of  Canada

Association Navale du Canada

COVID-19 Update - 13 March 2020

To all our members, supporters and guests for the Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner and Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to cancel major events and public gatherings until Easter.  The NAC has been working hard to assess the impact of this pandemic on our planned Battle of the Atlantic Events from 30 April to 3 May.

The NAC National Executive has set 30 March 2020 (or earlier if the situation continues to deteriorate) as the decision date whether or not the Gala dinner and NAC conference will be either cancelled outright or postponed until later in 2020. 

Cancellation or postponement of the Gala Dinner and Conference will result in the automatic cancellation of ticket purchases for these events.  Purchasers of tickets will receive a full refund. We will be working with our sponsors over the next days to confirm or cancel their sponsorship agreements.

Cancellation and postponement will also lead to our Annual General Meeting being held in June 2020 using electronic means.   A Special Members meeting will be convened to occur in in conjunction with a re-scheduled Gala dinner and conference, likely around the date of Niobe Day in October. 

NAC remains committed to providing a safe environment for our members and guests of the Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner and Conference.

As noted earlier, we will endeavour to keep you up-to-date on any new information or changes prior to the 30 March decision date.

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and the end of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest naval campaign of the war.    The Naval Association is marking this anniversary with three events in Ottawa in the week preceeding the national Battle of the Atlantic Parade in Ottawa.

30 April - 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The Naval Association of Canada is proud to present the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner at the Canadian War Museum on 30 April 2020.  This premier event brings together serving and past members of the RCN, representatives of government and industry to pay tribute to all naval veterans for their service to Canada.

Tickets to this year's dinner are $125 per person.  Registration for the dinner opens on March 7, 2020 at 2020 BOA Gala Dinner.

1 May - The Battle of the Atlantic in a Canadian Context

This one-day conference at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel examines the signficance of the Battle of the Atlantic,  and traces the effect of that campaign on the development of Canada's navy over the past fifty years, and takes a look into the future of naval conflict.

Our luncheon keynote speaker will be Vice-Admiral Art McDonald, CMM, MSM, CD  Commander of the Royal Candian Navy.  Our featured speakers are noted naval historians Dr. Marc Milner and Dr. Richard Gimblett, and Captain(N) Todd Bonnar, MSC, CD who is currently the Head of the Warfare Analysis Branch, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence.

Registration for this conference costs $100 per person.  Attendees of the Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner will receive a $25 discount on registration with the electronic coupon included in their dinner registration.

2 May - NAC Annual General Meeting

The 2020 NAC Annual General Meeting  will be held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel from 0830 until 1130. A detailed program will be published by 15 March 2020.   Registration for the AGM is open to all NAC members at no cost.

Coming from out-of-town?

NAC has arranged for a limited number of rooms to be available at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel for out-of-town attendees. Rooms are available at a cost of $139 per night plus applicable taxes.  

Copyright © 2023 Naval Association of Canada
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software