Say Cara Lynn, How are we doing in Halifax? You indicate considering Strathmere as a venue and inquiring as to my thoughts due to my proximity to Ottawa..... and I come up puzzled about Strathmere and venue so the best comments I can offer are:
The only thing that comes to mind would be the Strathmere Centre located in North Gower ON. While I can not comment specifically about the Centre, North Gower is a modern and friendly town south of Ottawa with pretty much all you should need.....
Let me know if I can be of further help.
PS. Any relations to Garvock in the Ottawa (Cumberland) area?