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2010 World Guernsey Conference and Tours
By Marie McNabb
May 19, 2009 - 8:47:29 PM

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The Countdown is ON!

Plans for the 2010 World Guernsey Conference and Tours are well underway! The Canadian Guernsey Association is proud to host the 13th World Conference. We have just put the finishing touches on an all-star list of farm visits that will be featured in the pre and post conference tours. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the 105th Anniversary of the Canadian Guernsey Association. So get ready to be amazed in the 2010!

We hope to have the conference agenda nailed down by June 15th. We are relying on the expertise of Bill Luff to pull together a wealth of knowledge in our speakers. That, combined with the wonderful venue of the Holiday Inn located in the epicenter of the agriculture community, Guelph, Ontario, will ensure you, the delegate, will experience a rich offering to tantalize your mind as well as your body and soul.

Goligerís Travel Plus, Waterloo is coordinating the tours and the registration for the tours and conference. They are currently arranging their website with the tour details and a registration form. You will be able to access this either by going to or hitting the link on the Canadian Guernsey website at

The following is a brief synopsis of your stay in Canada. You can customize your visit to include all or some of the tours and the conference.

Pre Tour #1 British Columbia and Alberta - July 03 to July 10, 2010

Visit Vancouver, Kelowna, Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary on this tour of Western Canada and enjoy the hospitality of some of our Canadian Guernsey Farms and one in the United States. Coach transportation, hotel accommodation and breakfast daily are included along with sightseeing throughout the Rocky Mountains. This tour may be combined with the pre conference Ontario Tour and the Post conference Maritime Tour to allow you to experience Canada from Coast to Coast. No flights are included between Tour #1 and Tour #2.

Pre Tour #2 Ontario - July 11 to July 13, 2010

Visit Toronto and see many sites including the CN Tower, Rogers Centre (Skydome), Chinatown and Casa Loma. One of the Wonders of the World-Niagara Falls is a must see for all visitors and we will also visit a local winery and cheese company. Our Mennonite community and surrounding area is also featured on this 3 day trip as well as the local Guernsey Farms will be our hosts for many of our lunches and evening meals.

Conference -- Holiday Inn, Guelph July 13-16, 2010

The conference package includes:

1. Accommodation @ the Holiday Inn, Guelph for 3 nights starting the 13th of July.
2. Presidentís Reception the evening of Tuesday, July 13th
3. Breakfast and lunch with conference proceedings at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday, July 14th
4. Dinner, auction and entertainment at a farm on Wednesday night, July 14th
5. Breakfast, lunch and conference proceedings at the Holiday Inn on Thursday, July 15th
6. Ladiesí off-site program with lunch included Thursday, July 15th
7. Buffet Banquet on Thursday evening, July 15th
8. Breakfast, lunch and conference wrap up at the Holiday Inn on Friday, July 16th

Post Tour Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes - July 16-24, 2010

Visit the Eastern part of Ontario and the 1000 Islands near Kingston then onto Quebec and the historic city of Montreal. Visit a local Maple Syrup operation and then enjoy the Old Quebec City which is a walled city within the city of Quebec City. Fredericton and Moncton are featured in the province of New Brunswick and we cannot miss out on the smallest province of Canada - the picturesque Prince Edward Island.

Tour Costs:

Pre Tour #1 British Columbia and Alberta $1900.00 Canadian per person
Pre Tour #2 Ontario $600.00 Canadian per person
Conference Package $600.00 Canadian per person
Post Tour Quebec and the Maritimes $1800.00 Canadian per person

All rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 passengers is required for each tour.  Single accommodation is available on all tours and for the Conference Package.

Booking deadline is April 30, 2010

Our pre- and post-conference tours are set to entertain, engage and dazzle you. We challenge you to explore and savour Canada. Come invest in a memorable 23 days! You wonít regret it!

Ref: Marie McNabb


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