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OFAH Women’s Outdoor Weekend September 7 – 9, 2018
at the Kinark Outdoor Centre, Minden, ON.

Register Here.

$265.00+HST (includes: meals, cabin accommodations, programs & equipment)
Must be an OFAH member at least 19 years of age to attend.

View the tentative 2018 schedule for an idea of what to expect.
(Schedule is subject to change, and will be updated as details become available)

The 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 Facilities

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.

Chainsaw Certification Course

Returning again for the second year in a row, we are offering a Chainsaw Certification Course to the first eight (8) ladies who register for this additional opportunity. The registration for this course will be an additional $100.00+HST and takes place on Friday, September 7 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Participants will be expected to bring a hard hat, steel toe safety boots, and gloves. All other safety equipment is provided. Each participant will receive a formal certificate for completion.

(To be eligible for the chainsaw certification course you must also register for the Women’s Outdoor Weekend. )

Register Here.


Friday Night Guest Speaker – Yvonne Brown
Presenting on “The Basics of Fishing for Women”
Best known as the founder of Ontario Women Anglers and the Fishing 101 for Women program, Yvonne is a strong advocate for getting women and children outdoors and on the water. She is the first female to receive the Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence, a recognition given out annually by the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame. www.ontariowomenanglers.com




Saturday Night Guest Speaker –  Deb Rivard 

Presenting on “Becoming an Outdoors Woman – A Journey to Outdoor Success”
Originally from a background with no involvement in the outdoors, Deb has spent her years building a life that would be the envy of many. As a strong advocate for getting women and children outdoors, Deb spends much of her spare time, sharing her extensive knowledge and passion with others looking to get involved. Surrounded by the wilderness of her hometown near Thunder Bay, Deb is living the dream as an angler, hunter, trapper, butcher, wild game cook, and overall self-reliant outdoors woman. Deb is a long-time member of the OFAH, served for 18 years as a director, and is involved on many committees including the Ontario Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission.


OFAH Women’s Pheasant hunt being held October 13, 2018
at Bird’s Eye View Game Farm and Hunting Preserve, Colbourne, ON.

8 spaces 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
8 spaces 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION FULL – Add to waitlist.
Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Must beat least 18 years of age.

$150.00 + HST (Includes: firearms, ammunition, pheasants, training, guide, and sporting dog)

You must have the following to participate: valid OFAH membership, valid firearms licence (PAL), and valid hunting version outdoors card (H1) with valid small game licence.

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.

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions | Refund Policy | How Registration Works
Contact wow@ofah.org or call (705) 748-6324 ext 253

We look forward to seeing you there!
Open to all female OFAH members at least 19 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 ext. 651 to sign up today!