The Fall meeting of Resorts of Ontario (Carol insists, and we think with good reason, that the "of" is extraneous... she prefers just Resorts Ontario, but we digress) is happening at our neighbouring resort, Port Cunnington Lodge and Resort.
Port Cunnington has deep roots in Lake of Bays. In 1905, when Joseph and Elizabeth Tapley arrived by lake steamer, this was already an established guest house, and this is where they stayed.The boathouse looked much as it does in this old photograph. Over the years it has grown and changed -- as all resorts must -- but a great deal of the history has been treasured and preserved. The Wadsworths' have been diligent in restoring the property, while modernizing, and it currently boasts one of the best dining rooms in the area and is hugely popular with wedding parties.
Signs of the modern times can be spotted right away -- the bank of new solar panels is impressive, as are the solar water heaters now also in evidence.
From Port Cunnington, the participants in the seminar came on a Fam Tour (familiarization tour) to see some of the other resorts in the area. Including Bondi. With a quick tour, some of the resort history and a little entertainment from the chickens, they were whisked about several of the cottages and along the waterfront before climbing back on the bus, heading back for dinner.
These are our fellow resort operators, our friends and our neighbours, all of whom work really hard to provide quality vacations to meet every occasion, every budget, every holiday dream. And we think they're a pretty cool looking crowd!
(That's Brian, on the right, cuddling up to Grace and Michelle from Resorts of Ontario... but of course!)