Women’s Outdoor Weekend

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the OFAH is putting the health of our participants and volunteers first and foremost and will not be hosting any OFAH women’s events until further notice.  We will not be offering any programming in 2022, but hope to resume when conditions will again allow a safe event. (updated November 18, 2021)

OFAH Women’s Outdoor Weekend
September 2022 (postponed due to COVID)

at the Kinark Outdoor Centre, Minden, ON.

Cost TBD (includes: meals, cabin accommodations, programs & equipment)
Must be an OFAH member at least 19 years of age to attend.
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Friday Night Guest Speaker – Ashley Rae presenting on “Big Water Walleye”

Ashley Rae is a year-round multi-species angler located in the Ottawa area. She shares her passion for fishing through her social media channels, writing articles for websites and publications internationally, presenting fishing seminars, creating videos, and taking guests out on the water through her fishing guide service. Although she loves targeting a wide variety of species throughout the year, Ashley favors chasing walleye on the big waters of Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte. This area holds world-class walleye bringing in anglers from around the world. Ashley looks forward to sharing her experiences, knowledge, and discussing her equipment and boat set-up when trolling for big water walleye. You can learn more about her on her website, SheLovesToFish.com.


Saturday Night Guest Speaker – To Be Announced

Come on your own or bring a friend. Participants come from all over Ontario, many of whom do not know anyone else attending.

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 experienced instructors, 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: shotgun range, rifle range, archery, hunting 101, fishing, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, outdoor survival, high ropes course, night hike, stargazing, pig roast, social evening campfire, guest speakers, raffle draws and friendly knowledgeable instructors and volunteers. Check out our photo gallery of past events.

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, a large dining hall, recreation center, 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.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the OFAH is putting the health of our participants and volunteers first and foremost and will not be hosting any OFAH women’s events until further notice. More details for fall women’s hunts will not be known until at least August.  (updated May 17, 2021)

OFAH Women’s Mentored Pheasant Hunt
2021 Date & Cost TBD

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

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!