Trailhead North Program

Tuesday April 25th  Topic Presenters
8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration  Coffee Served
9:00-9:30 AM Welcome Remarks and Blessing Lavina Collins, Suzanne Kukko
9:30-10:15 AM Presentation Trails Act & What it means for Northern Regional Trails Carol Oitment, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
10:15-11:00 AM Presentation Parks Canada’s Trails Program & Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Colin Crowell, Parks Canada
11:00-11:15 AM Break
11:15-11:45 PM Presentation Implementing the Parks Canada Trail Classification on Local Trails Jake Oflaherty
11:45-12:15PM Presentation Future Trail Research Harvey Lemelin, Lakehead University
12:15-12:30 PM Discussion Implementing Trail Education Program With Northshore Network Audience
12:30-1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15-2:15 PM Presentation First Nation’s Trail Development Luke Wassegijig, Wikwemikong Tourism
2:15-2:30 PM Discussion Implementing Trail Training Program Audience
2:45-3:00 PM Break
3:00-3:45 PM Presentation Climbing Guide & Risk Management Aric Fishman
3:45-4:00 PM Presentation Ontario Grants Portal Marlene Wright
4:00-4:15 PM Wrap Up Patrick Connor & Kirsten Spence
4:30-5:30 PM Local Hike Rob Swainson, Hike Leader
5:00-6:30 PM Networking  Cash Bar
6:30 – 9:00 PM Dinner & Keynote Speaker Trails, the Outdoors & Climate Change (7:30 PM) Kelsey Jones-Casey
Auction Support local trail Development!
Wednesday April 26th
 8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration  Coffee Served
9:00-9:15 AM Welcome Remarks Kirsten Spence, Patrick Connor
9:15-10:00 AM Presentation Lessons Learned – Setting Up A Guiding Business Carole Blaquiere & Chris Kuntz
10:00-10:15 AM Presentation Grants for Aboriginal Trail Tourism Pat Forrest
10:15-11:15 AM Presentation Tourism Excellence North Program  Karen Peacock
Coffee Served Break Sponsored by Lakehead University
11:15-12:15 PM Presentation Fat Bikes & Winter Trails Justin Truelove, IMBA Canada
12:15-1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15-1:45 PM Presentation Canadian Trails Federation & Trailhead Canada Patrick Connor
1:45-2:15 PM Presentation Trails Tourism Strategies – Lessons Learned from Central Counties Kirsten Spence
2:15-2:40 Presentation Nipigon’s Trails Rob Swainson
2:40-3:10 PM Presentation Implementing The Lighthouse Trail – Connecting 4 Lightstations on Lake Superior  Darrell Makin
3:10-3:30 PM Discussion North of Superior Trails – Getting Organized  Audience
3:30-3:45 PM Conference Wrap-up Kirsten Spence, Patrick Connor
4:00-5:00 PM Stakeholders meeting for the Kinghorn Trail Kirsten Spence, Patrick Connor


(Updated April 23rd, 2017 – subject to change)