Thrilling and exciting weekend
“There is nowhere else that I would have been able to experience the opportunities as I did this past weekend. The canoeing, the outdoor survival, the shotgun range, the archery, the high ropes, and rock climbing wall…I mean WOW! I was so excited and thrilled to be able to participate and do each and every activity, and to have other women by my side, cheering me on! Coming to this event on my own, all the way from Sarnia, I was unsure of what this experience would be. Now I can say with complete honesty, it was the best weekend of my life and I look forward to being able to return sometime and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Kim Hachey
2010 Participant
I had an absolutely amazing time…

I wanted to express that I had an absolutely amazing time at the Women’s Outdoor Weekend. I didn’t know what to expect when my husband convinced me to give it a chance, but it well surpassed even my highest hopes for the weekend. It was so well organized and every detail was thought of and addressed. Every precaution was taken to ensure that attendants were safe and confident while they experienced things most had never before. I met women that weekend and they were all truly amazing people. It was a warm and accepting environment, although I went with a friend so I would not be alone there was no need. There were no cliques and no exclusion, everyone would just sit down, introduce themselves and have a great chat. I have stayed in contact with a couple of women and we all can’t wait to do this again next year.
Janice Austin
2007 Participant
Already looking forward to next year…

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and the OFAH for yet another fantastic Women’s Outdoor Weekend (WOW). This was my 4th WOW and I’m already looking forward to next year. In the past, I’ve attended with family members which was a great way to have an outdoor family weekend with the girls. This year I introduced a friend to the WOW program because she has listened to me talk about it for 4 years. She had a great time! She’s after her husband to set up an archery range at the back of their property.The organization of the program was excellent, as always. We didn’t have a dull moment all weekend. In fact, I was exhausted by Sunday afternoon. Every muscle in my body ached ( I think from the rock wall) but I felt rejuvenated. I even caught a fish this year , my first WOW fish!! I enjoyed the new activities this year such as the fashion show and the advanced archery workshop which was facilitated by Michelle and Jill. They did a great job!The Kinark staff were also a great asset to the program. They had endless energy and patience , which they needed for a group of WOW women. The facilty and meals were great – everything was great. Like I said before, I can hardly wait until next year.

Debbie Fiume
2007 Participant
I really enjoy the Women’s Outdoor weekends…
I really enjoy the WOW weekends. I participated in this weekend for the two years in a row and throughly enjoyed every aspect of the weekend. Meeting new people who have the same enthusiasm for the outdoors. Some of the things that I learned from the weekend has carried over to starting some new outdoor interests such as target shooting, rock climbing and archery ,some things that I did in my youth and now have found again in my later years. I would recommend this program to any women who has a passion for the outdoors and likes to meet new people. Its a great time and would not miss it. The fishing is great too!Thank you again for a great weekend.
Sharon Szymkowski
2007 Participant
Thanks so much for all your tireless work…

Thanks so much for all your tireless work at the Women’s Outdoor weekend. I know we were quite a handful but you and your crew went out of your way to make the event a success. The location was wonderful, food was great and the staff at the Centre were amazing. I’m so glad I went !
Jocelyn Mather
2006 Participant
Thanks for an amazing experience….

I’d like to thank you again for an amazing experience. My body is finally recovering from the weekend. I shot my first real gun (woo hoo) and caught my first fish. What a thrill! I don’t think the organizers get enough credit for all the hard work they put into a weekend like this, so….. Thank You!
Liz Abbott
2006 Participant