Conference Social Events

06 Mar 2016 7:25 PM | Danielle Robichaud

May 11, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 pm Opening Reception: Thunder Bay Military Museum &
O’Kelly Armouries
  • A kick-off to the conference hosted by the Thunder Bay Military Museum. Features free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

  • The Thunder Bay Military Museum is located at 317 Park Avenue. This is 10 - 15 minute walk from the Prince Arthur Hotel.

  • Map from the Hotel to the Museum.

  • Transportation arrangements will be made for those with mobility difficulties. Please indicate that you will need transportation at the registration desk.
 9:00 pm - 12:00 am Post-reception pub night Costs are up to you! There are a number of excellent pubs within walking distance of the hotel. We will make a reservation closer to the date but need numbers so please register for this event.

May 12, 2016

12:30 – 1:45 pm AAO vs. AMA trivia game luncheon
  • Included with registration
  • A fun and informal trivia game to determine if Manitoba delegates know more about Ontario than Ontario delegates know about Manitoba
  • At stake? Bragging rights and prizes of unmentionable value
 5:30 pm - 12:00 am AAO/AMA Banquet Dinner at Fort William Historical Park Activities include : Guided walk ($12.00 plus HST); Voyageur Feast ($50.00 plus HST) at Fort William Historical Park; and a Star Walk at the David Thompson Observatory ($10.00 plus HST).

5:30 pm: first bus pick-up at Prince Arthur Hotel (for guided tour participants)

6:00 pm or before: guided tour of FWHP begins

6:30 pm: second bus pick-up at Prince Arthur Hotel (for those attending only the dinner)

7:30 pm: dinner begins when guided tour returns

9:30 pm: dinner wraps up

9:45 pm: first bus back to Prince Arthur hotel; guests attending Star Walk transported to observatory

10:00 pm: Star Walk starts (maximum 50 people)

10:30 pm: possible second bus back to Prince Arthur hotel if needed

Midnight: last bus back to Prince Arthur hotel for Star Walk participants

    For those planning to drive the Fort is a 30 minute drive from the Prince Arthur Hotel.


    The dinner will be in the
    Canot du Nord building. There will be a four-course Voyageur Dinner served family style dinner, entertainment, and a cash bar.

      The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory is on FWHP grounds, and transportation will be provided from the banquet location to the Observatory

      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Heritage walk of historic downtown Port Arthur

      The walk will be guided by Pamela Cain, City of Thunder Bay Historical Researcher

      There is an optional dinner at a local restaurant following the walk

      Costs are up to you but we still need numbers to make a reservation so please register for the event

      The walk and dinner will end in time in time to those wishing to attend the Star Walk.

      May 13, 2016

      12:00 - 1:30 pm AAO Awards Luncheon

      Included with registration

      Awarding of the AAO’s Corporate, Institutional, Alexander Fraser, and James J. Talman awards

      AMA delegates are welcome to enjoy the food and participate in celebrating the accomplishments of their Ontario colleagues.

      6:00ish until you want to leave Conference After Party

      Not flying out until Saturday (or later)? Recap your favourite conference moments with your fellow delegates

      Location is TBD.

      Plan A – Matt Szybalski’s deck and fire pit. This may not be possible if spring is late in arriving in Thunder Bay as the deck and fire pit may be covered in snow. Costs for Plan A: bring your own beverage, small cost for BBQ may be charged, for safety reasons you may have to arrange your own ride back to town. Bugs should not be an issue as they rarely wake up before June.

      Plan B – In the event that spring arrives late, or the bugs wake up early this will happen at a downtown pub. Costs are up to you but we still need numbers to make a reservation so please register for the event.

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