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. More activities will be added as the Symposium approaches.

Traditional Bonfire Storytelling – Wampum Belts Woven Through Anishinaabe History

Pull up a seat fireside and enjoy roasted marshmallows for Traditional Bonfire Storytelling with Brian Charles of the Chippewas of Georgina Island. Brian has been working collaboratively with a small group of knowledge keepers to redevelop an archive and physical repository of wampum belts related to Ojibway history. Using replica wampum belts in this special presentation, he 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. This is an alcohol-free event.

Brian is an off-reserve Band member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island and has lived in the Barrie region for over forty years. He has worked as an Aboriginal Liaison at both the provincial and federal levels for over twenty years. He currently resides along the western shoreline of Lake Simcoe on the outskirts of the village of Hawkestone.

Mix and Mingle in the Exhibit Hall

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

Jungle Quest Team Mini-Golf Tournament

Meet at 8:30 PM 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.

The Latornell After Party (The LAP!)

The networking and late-night socializing formerly held in the Hospitality Suite (Room 41) has been moved to the Starlite Lounge.  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 after the CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE activities and on Wednesday after the entertainment, 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!

And More!

Additional activities will be added as the conference approaches. If you have suggestions for activities you would like to share with us, please send them to