Social Program

All participants are invited to the Conference banquet at the University of Guelph on Thursday evening, the cost of which is included in the Registration Fee.

Post-Conference Tour to Niagara Falls, Friday, May 20, 2016

The conference lecture sessions will end at 12:00 noon on Friday. We have organized an afternoon/evening tour to the Niagara region departing Guelph at 12:30. The tour will include the following:

  • Journey by Charter Bus to Niagara Falls

  • Visit Table Rock Visitors Centre (right at the falls)

  • Boat cruise on the Niagara River to right below the falls itself - the Hornblower Cruise (formerly Maid of the Mist)

  • Drive along the Niagara Parkway, which follows the Niagara River south of the falls, with stops at the Floral Clock, Sir Adam Beck Power Station, and Thompson's Point/Whirlpool Overlook (depending on time)

  • Winery Tour & Tasting at Niagara College Teaching Vineyard and Winery (includes tour of vineyard, wine-making facility and structured tasting of 3 VQA wines)
  • Dinner at Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College (includes 3 course dinner plus wine pairings)
  • Return to Guelph approximately 22:30-23:00

Cost of the tour will be US$150. Pre-registration by April 20 is required (or until tickets are sold out) and is available on the conference website along with conference registration.