Early Bird Cost (By August 4th): $175
Regular Cost (After August 4th): $190
Join us for two fun filled days seeing some of what Northwestern Ontario has to offer, with a few mills tours thrown in because that what foresters do!
We will depart from the Kenora Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre at 8 am sharp. Don’t be late! Travel by van to the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre near Barwick. There we will have the opportunity to learn more about Ojibway culture and the rich tradition of a unique site. After enjoying a lunch of traditional Ojibway foods we will jump back in our vans and head to beautiful Atikokan, where participants will have two options. Part of the group will visit the brand new Rentech wood pellet facility, which is producing material to fire the OPG power plant that has been converted from a coal fired facility to one that produces electricity entirely from renewable wood pellets. Those with more recreational interests will join Gerry Racey in a Voyageur canoe where you will have the opportunity to paddle into Quetico Provincial Park, truly a jewel of Northwestern Ontario (weather permitting). Finally, we will all get together at the Quetico College School where we will enjoy a BBQ supper. Expect at least a few members of ‘Tom Foolery’ to be in attendance, so a campfire sing along on the beach is a realistic possibility for the evening.
After enjoying breakfast together, we will visit a brand new sawmill that has just recently accepted its’ first load of wood. From there we will travel to beautiful Kakabeka Falls, the ‘Niagra of the North’ where we will enjoy our lunches (provided byQuetico College School) and have the opportunity to enjoy the falls and perhaps a short hike along some of the trails. Our final destination will be Thunder Bay, where you will be dropped at the airport, or at a hotel of your choice.
Staying in Thunder Bay?
Thunder Bay has a lot to offer so consider staying and extra night if you can. There have been a number of new developments and new restaurants and clubs open up in downtown Thunder Bay (see The Walleye for a complete listing of arts and entertainment options in town). We have a vibrant music scene with numerous events typically happening on a Saturday night, so if you are looking for a fun night out, there are plenty of opportunities here.
Space is limited so register early! The total cost of this adventure is only $175 dollars so expect it to fill up fast. CIF Members from the Northwestern Ontario Section are eager to show off our neck of the woods, and enjoy good company and good times. Finish of your CIF AGM experience with a fantastic tour of Northwestern Ontario, we look forward to sharing it with you.