Choose Your Own Adventure

Following dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, delegates have a choice between a number of activities taking place.

See below for a preview and more information on some of the activities.

Tuesday Activity – Beattie’s Distillers Spirit Information and Tasting Session Featuring Their Potato Vodka

Curious about potato vodka? Sign up and join Beattie’s Distillers to learn a little bit about it and sample a few interesting and unique vodkas.

Beattie’s is located on the same land for over 100 years in Alliston, Ontario. They are a true “Farm-to-Bottle” distillery with all of their products grown on site, distilled at their own facility and bottled by their own farm staff. They are Ontario’s first craft distillery to offer premium potato vodka.

This 2 hour session will take you on a journey that includes Beattie’s history and how they came to be a potato vodka distillery; the evolution of craft distilling and its importance of nature, authenticity and sustainability; and, of course, an introduction to their brand including 3 tastings along with appropriate food accompaniments grown right on Beattie’s farm.

NOTE: Pre-registration is required. Don’t delay in getting your tickets for this session as we only have a limited number available. Cost is $25. Tickets are also available onsite at the Registration Desk until 4 PM.

Register for the Latornell Spirit Information and Tasting Session with Beattie’s Distillers

Tuesday Activity – Traditional Bonfire Storytelling – Wampum Belts Woven Through Anishinaabe History

You can also pull up a seat fireside and enjoy roasted marshmallows and a hot drink for Traditional Bonfire Storytelling with Brian Charles of the Chippewas of Georgina Island and Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant.

Using replica wampum belts in this special presentation, Brian will illuminate a path that not only interconnects the nations and histories of First Peoples in the Eastern Woodland, but also of settler societies in Canada. Kim will share Traditional Indigenous stories from the Great Lakes region utilizing hand drum singing around the evening fire.

All are welcome and encouraged to dress according to weather conditions. This is an alcohol-free event.

Tuesday Activity – Jungle Quest Team Mini-Golf Tournament

Meet at Hole 1 of the Jungle Quest Mini Golf course located beside the health and fitness centre registration desk.

Journey through our action-packed 18 hole, par 36, Jungle Quest mini-putt adventure. As you navigate along a winding fun-filled jungle expedition you will encounter treacherous lush terrain, as well as native wildlife hiding around every corner.

Players will be organized into teams of four – either come as a team or we can place you in a foursome when you arrive at the course. All players must complete the course or the entire team will forfeit. As per standard golf rules, the team with the lowest combined score wins.

Tuesday Activity – Mix and Mingle in the Exhibit Halls

Continue to Mix and Mingle with Exhibitors until 10:00 PM

Tuesday Activity – The Latornell After Party (The LAP!)

Networking and late-night socializing at the LAP!  You will find the Starlite Lounge tucked away on the 3rd floor, from the main floor past the gift shop (through the registration area) and up the stairs. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, make your way over to the LAP for music, board games and cards. The bar will be open until 1:00 AM for your fun and amusement. See you at The LAP!

Wednesday Activity – Minute to Win It Competition

Do you want major bragging rights! Test your Wit, Dexterity, and Athleticism. Whether you want to join a team as a contestant or be part of the cheering crowd, this event will sure to be loads of fun. Contestants will take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house to earn points for your team throughout the competition. Team with the highest score wins a prize – and bragging rights.

Wednesday Activity – Screening of Making Waves Documentary

Documentary shown in Room 19

GREAT LAKES MEDIA presents

A look beneath the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem “MAKING WAVES : BATTLE FOR THE GREAT LAKES“.

This two-hour documentary will take you below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem and into the middle of a complex war for survival. For more than a century, non-native species of plants, fish, invertebrates and microscopic organisms have been silently invading the Great Lakes, leaving devastation in their wake. These invasive species are transforming the ecosystem from top to bottom, pushing some native species to the brink of extinction, and costing the region hundreds of millions of dollars in control costs and lost revenue each year. With more than 180 invasive species in the Great Lakes watershed, and new invasives on the radar, the future of the Great Lakes is at stake. Narrated by Bill Kurtis, Making Waves traces the path of the invasion and joins researchers on the front lines as they combat invasives and work to restore native species, in an effort to prevent a biological takeover of the Great Lakes.

director of photography BRENDAN WALSH | narrated by BILL KURTIS | original music by GABRIEL JASKOWIAK |
edited by BRENDAN WALSH | produced by JESSICA WALSH

www.makingwavesdocumentary.com

Wednesday Activity – Paint and Cocktails

We like to call it Fun Art, not Fine Art. Come to our painting party! Join in on an easy, relaxed, encouraging painting night as we have a 2 hour fun evening with our artist who will guide you through step by step, from start to finished painting that you get to take home.

NOTE: Pre-registration is required. Don’t delay in getting your tickets for this session as we only have a limited number available. Cost is $25. Tickets are also available onsite at the Registration Desk until 4 PM Wednesday November 14th.

Register for the Latornell Paint and Cocktails

Wednesday Activity – Mix and Mingle in the Exhibit Halls

Continue to Mix and Mingle with Exhibitors until 10:00 PM

Wednesday Activity – The Latornell After Party (The LAP!)

Networking and late-night socializing at the LAP!  You will find the Starlite Lounge tucked away on the 3rd floor, from the main floor past the gift shop (through the registration area) and up the stairs. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, make your way over to the LAP for music, board games and cards. The bar will be open until 1:00 AM for your fun and amusement. See you at The LAP!