Annual Meeting and Conference Questionnaire
The 30th Annual Meeting and Summit will be held in-person in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on April 25th and 26th, 2023.
Since costs have risen, we are exploring alternative options for accommodations. As usual, the OWA will provide a group rate for a limited number of rooms in a nearby hotel. However, in the spirit of being in-person again, the OWA is looking to bring members closer together with the option of billeting for the upcoming Annual Meeting.
Billeting is an old tradition of hosting travellers to ensure that they have safe, accessible and affordable accommodations. We are hoping to see woodlot owners in the Niagara, Brant and Haldimand areas open their properties and homes to woodlot owners travelling to the conference. This is a way for us to shake out the last bits of isolation and generate camaraderie of being back in-person. At the same time, woodlot owners from across the province can connect over shared interests and have an opportunity to show off their properties and activities.
As a host, you would provide accommodations which can be a room in your home, a bunkie or cabin on the property or even a camper if it is warm and accessible. If you're open to hosting, but unsure about the suitability of your accommodations, please leave a comment at the end of the survey. As a traveller, we ask that you provide a small token of appreciation to your host. Meals will be provided at the conference and are not an expectation of the host to provide.
If you indicate you may be interested in hosting or staying with an OWA host, a staff member at the OWA will send additional information and instructions.
If this opportunity garners enough interest, in the future we will facilitate a platform for travellers to connect with hosts on a members-only page housed on the OWA website.