Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016
The 2016 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family.
Because these tours are always more fun with friends, we’re also providing this link to the BSA's Electronic Directory, so you can readily connect with other BSA friends as you make your plans.
A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Directory. Please e-mail Ali Novinger for the username and password.
Magnolia Courtyard, please meet at the Fitness Center by 7:45 am
This class is geared more to beginners and is based on the ancient Indian form of movement that promotes balance, flexibility, strengthen and relaxation through various postures and breathing techniques. Bare feet, all levels. Registration fee is $20.00. The following items are recommended for all guests to bring: Footwear, Sunscreen, Clothing which allows flexible moment of the body, Light-weight jacket for warm-up and cool-down.
Grand Presidential Suite
Please join the 2016 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet in the Grand Presidential Suite. Complimentary.
Please meet in the Hotel Lobby
An inviting botanical wonderland filled with an extraordinary collection of herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, the Chef's Garden at Turnberry Isle Miami stands at the heart of the resort's fresh, sustainable culinary passions. Take a tour of the garden with the Chef Garrette and will include tastings to include scones, smoothies and canapés and a Mojitos.
Here's a taste of what you'll find in the Chef's Garden: Pineapple sage, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, mint, basil, tarragon, chives, Italian flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, lemongrass, fennel, dill, sugar cane, pigeon peas, zucchini, three varieties of bananas including plantains, tamarind, sugar apples, miracle fruit, star fruit, dragon fruit, lychee, longan, loquat, kumquats, mangos, guava, strawberry-guavas, Florida and Haas avocados, Persian and key limes, pomegranate, papaya, Barbados cherries, Navel oranges, pomelo, sapodilla, tomatoes, Swiss chard, eggplant, a variety of peppers, jaboticaba fruit and sugar bay rum. Registration Fee: $57.00.
Please meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:15pm
Come join us on a comfortable power catamaran, featuring comfortable covered seating and sound system. The tour departs from Bayside Marina and heads south of Biscayne Bay where you will see Virginia Key, Key Biscayne, Fisher Island (where Oprah, Jennifer Lopez and many other celebrities have homes). The cruise continues toward the Port of Miami and past islands with nothing but mansions including the Scarface Mansion owned by Rosie O'Donnell, Shaq O'Neil's mansion and Gloria Estefan's mansion to name a few. Your cruise will end passing Monument Island decided to Henry Flagler.
Transportation to and from Bayside Marina is 30 minutes away. The cruise is 2 hours long and you will return between 4:30pm-5:00pm. Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Dry Snacks are included in the price
Please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:15pm, will arrive back at the hotel by 5:00pm.
This unique food tour, gives you an experience in which you visit popular and iconic restaurants of South Beach, tasting the various flavors the restaurants offer. At the end of the tour, you will have tried a hand full of restaurants and will have eaten till your hearts are full of local Miami eats. This will be your lunch.
Grand Presidential Suite
Our Hostesses: Raena Breen, Lynne Durston, Julie Stoneburner, Christine Connors
Spouses are invited to enjoy a morning of Bingo. Registration fee includes bakery items and drinks.
Departs from the hotel lobby
Please plan to arrive no later than 12:00pm. The bus will leave for the Haulover Marina at 12:15pm
Your sailing adventure will take you from the Haulover Marina into the tranquil waters of Biscayne Bay. This relaxing tour will take you pass Indian Creek (home to the Rich and Famous as Julio Iglesias, Gregg Norman, Don Shula and Rick Patino), Bal Harbour and the North Bay area.
Price includes Beer, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. Bring your sunglasses and sun block .
Discover why the Forbes Four Star Spa & Fitness Center at Turnberry Isle Miami is an annual fixture on Condé Nast Traveler's highly coveted “World's Best Spas” list. Conceived by renowned resort architect Tag Gaglyean, the Turnberry Day Spa links three levels of relaxation, health and wellness with a stunning spiral staircase accented by a glass dome skylight and dramatic 40-foot curved glass floor-to-ceiling windows, beaming natural South Floridian light.
Choose one 50 minute service: Aromatherapy Massage, Oriental Massage, Fijian Coconut Body Butter Massage, Themae Hydration Brilliance Facial or Natura Bisse Signature Facial The cost is $150.00 per person which includes gratuity Please click here to learn more about each service.
You can also choose a Hair Updo, Makeup Application or a Blow out to get ready for BSA 50th Anniversary Celebration. The cost is $75.00 which includes gratuity for hair updo or makeup application. The blow out is $40.00 per person which includes gratuity.
Join your fellow BSA spouses/companions at a English Tea Service on the 2nd floor of the Spa in the Balcony lounge from 3:00pm-5:00pm. You will be charged a one time fee of $XXXXX.
If you cannot make it to the Spa Event on Tuesday, please be aware that any BSA attendee who would like to use the spa, will receive a 15% discount off of any spa service. Please mention you are with BSA to receive the discount.
Note: All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after April 6th and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. A wait list is available for all tours when the maximum number of attendees has been reached. After March 16th, BSA is unable to accept exchanges between individuals registered for an event who no longer wish to attend and persons wanting to register onsite.