Boating Ontario Conference

Dec 4, 2018

Boating Ontario’s Annual Conference wrapped up at the beautiful Blue Mountain Village after delivering delegates a jam-packed slate of keynote and breakout sessions focused on challenging traditional thinking, member education and networking. 

Important Association announcements were the MarineWorx Development Fund with emphasis on advancing member education and the new Member Resource Centre and Member Marketplace. Details on all three announcements can be found on www.boatingontario.ca.



Boating Ontario Conference 2The 50/50 raffle ran throughout the event with proceeds to go back to members via the MarineWorx Development Fund. Raffle winner Frank Quast from Happy Days Houseboat Rentals graciously donated his $1,268.00 winnings back to the association – meaning the MarineWorx Fund just grew by $2,536.00!

Our post conference survey is HERE. We want to hear from members who attended as well as those who did not. We are stronger together and committed to making your conference better every year!

Join us in Niagara Falls in 2019! Please mark your calendars and save the date. The Annual Boating Ontario Conference, Sheraton on the Falls, Monday, November 25th to Wednesday, November 27th, 2019. We can’t wait!

Thank you once again to all of our sponsors. Your support made it awesome!

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