We are always looking for ways to increase the opportunities to get women involved in outdoor activities. If you have suggestions for activities or events you would like to see us facilitate next year, please fill out this quick survey.
2016 OFAH Women’s Outdoor Weekend
12:00pm Friday, September 16th – 2:00pm Sunday, September 18th, 2016.
Registration fee: $260.00 includes activities, meals, and accommodations.
Registration is now open here.
View our tentative schedule.
Friday Evening Speaker: Ontario Hawking Club members (with flying guests)
Saturday Evening Entertainment: Comedy Hypnotist Robert Maxwell
Welcoming Back in 2016
|Yvonne Brown from Fishing101forWomen.ca will discuss ‘Fishing 101 for Women’ during Saturday’s Sue Robins Memorial – Fun Fishing Tournament held on site.||Lezlie Goodwin, the Editor-in-Chief of Ontario OUTofDoors Magazine will be onsite to answer questions all things hunting related including how to actually start hunting once you have passed your hunter education and PAL courses.|
About the Program
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is proud to deliver a fun, affordable, one-of-a-kind program geared toward women who are interested in fishing and hunting, but do not know how to get started. Established in 1994, the program is now higher in demand than ever! Every September the OFAH welcomes 80 women to gather at the Kinark Outdoor Centre near Minden for three days of action packed adventure in the outdoors. This weekend long excursion is exclusively for women, and is the only provincial program of its kind.
As its name implies, Women’s Outdoor Weekend is designed to provide women with the opportunity to learn about fishing, hunting, and other outdoor pursuits. Many women have expressed interest in making the outdoors a greater part of their personal and family lifestyle but don’t know how and the OFAH Women’s Outdoors Weekend is the only provincial program able to break down this common barrier. With one on one instruction, participants actually learn how to handle a fishing rod, shotgun, and bow from experts, avoiding the intimidation and frustration of learning on your own.
What to Expect
At a typical Women’s Outdoor Weekend, participants may experience activities such as: archery, shotgun range, rifle range, fishing, fly tying, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, outdoor survival, wood carving, orienteering, high ropes course, night hike, stargazing, pig roast, social evening campfire, evening entertainment, door prizes and raffle draws and friendly knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
The Kinark Outdoor Centre is located on its own private lake surrounded by 243 acres of wetlands and mature forest. This facility offers clean cabins with two-piece bathrooms located close to a shower house, large dining hall, recreation centre, sauna, and swimming area. The well trained staff cook gourmet meals on site, have snacks and refreshments available at all times, and can accommodate any dietary needs.
Come on your own or bring a friend. Participants come from all over Ontario, many of whom do not know anyone else attending.
For ongoing updates please add your name to the OFAH Women’s Outdoor Weekend information request list and follow Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine for news about the expansion of many other OFAH conservation outreach programs. We look forward to sending you details about future OFAH Women’s Outdoor events.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Open to all female OFAH members at least 18 years of age.
(You must be an OFAH Member to attend. If not a member prior to registration a membership must be processed no later than one month after registration.)
Not a member? Visit www.ofah.org/join or call 705-748-6324 to sign up today!