Thursday September 12, 2019

TIME: 7:00pm – 12:00am

LOCATION: North Bay Museum

Cocktails and appetizers catered by Cecil’s
Shuttles provided to and from the Best Western continuous from 6:45pm – 12:00am

Early registration will be available from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Museum

Door prize to be drawn at 10:00pm. Must be in attendance to win

No need to dress up! We look forward to seeing you in this relaxed and casual setting to enjoy an ale from Cecil’s own brewery and pick up your registration package.

The North Bay Museum is in the former CP Station right in the centre of downtown North Bay. Dr. Rod Johnston was an integral part of the restoration of the CP Station and having the Museum located here, as the hub of North Bay. The current exhibit is our first stop on our travel back in time with a look back at “Main Street North Bay” from the 1920’s – 1940’s.

Be sure to take some pictures and post them on social media with #NODA2019 so those who can’t make it can follow along!


Friday, September 13, 2019

BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be served from 7:00am – 9:00am


TIME: 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm

LOCATION: Set up outside the convention hall

**If you will be arriving later than 8pm please let us know on your registration.


If you choose to not register for any of the adventures here are a few suggestions to pass the time:


Visit some of North Bay’s unique boutiques:

The Green Store

Vested Interest

Creative Learning

The F.A.R.M.

The Annex

Downtown North Bay

North Bay Farmer’s Market



Enjoy approximately 100 kms of different walking and biking trails located within the City or a short distance away.

Discovery Routes

Laurier Woods

Kate Pace Way

Education Trails


TIME: 10:00am
Shuttles will leave the Best Western at 9:30am; shuttle will return at 11:00am.
Note: Times are approximate & subject to change based on registration numbers.

LOCATION: North Bay Escape Rooms

An escape room is a fun group activity that can be done with friends, family or coworkers and enjoyed by people of all ages. The object of the game is to work together to decrypt, decipher, unscramble, uncover, search and solve all the puzzles in the room before the time runs out. Each room has a different theme and a completely different set of puzzles.

North Bay Escape Rooms can accommodate up to 25 participants for each of the two scheduled sessions. The session begins at approximately 10:00am. At the conclusion of your adventure, approximately 11am, the shuttle will be waiting to return you to the hotel.

COST: $30.00 per person
Includes transportation and lunch at Osprey Links

Please sign up with convention registration. Registration limited to the first 50 participants.


TIME: 1:30pm – 4:00pm; Shuttles will leave the Best Western at 1:30pm

LOCATION: Osprey Links Golf Club

A buffet lunch will be provided at Osprey Links Golf Club, between 1:30pm and 3:30pm to accommodate the golfers and those arriving from other adventures. For those not golfing a shuttle is available to take you to the club house from the Best Western at 1:30pm.  Lunch at Osprey is included with registration.

For those wishing to do your own thing, here are our suggestions for a unique North Bay lunch experience:


The Boat North Bay

Urban Café

Average Joe’s

Indulge by Sugar Daddy

Crown and Beaver


TIME: 8:45am – 1:00pm

Shuttle leaves Best Western promptly at 8:45am

LOCATION: Lake Talon and Pine Lake

PLAN A (favorable weather conditions)
Participants will paddle the north end of Lake Talon and portage (450 paces) onto Pine Lake. The adventure will end at Dr. Latour’s residence where a light snack and water will be provided.
The shuttle will leave Dr. Latour’s at 1:00pm to drop off at Osprey Links Golf Club where a buffet lunch will be served from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

PLAN B (unfavorable weather conditions)
Participants will be taken directly to Dr. Latour’s residence where they will paddle on Pine Lake only pending weather conditions.

COST: $45 per person
Includes transportation; canoe and lifejacket rentals; water; light snacks; and lunch at Osprey Links

Please sign up with convention registration AND call Dr. Latour’s office to confirm your reserved spot, at 705-476-1600. Registration limited to the first 46 participants.

For any questions regarding the canoeing adventure please call Dr. Yvan Latour’s office at the number listed above.


TIME: 9:00am shotgun start
Shuttles will leave the Best Western at 8:00am and 8:15am

LOCATION: Osprey Links

Participants will arrive at the beautiful 18-hole course with plenty of time to get ready and make their way to their assigned location on the course. For those needing carts, there will be 40 power carts available.

Beginning at 11:00am participants can enjoy a barbecued hamburger and a drink from the clubhouse snack bar window to carry them through the next nine holes.

At 1:00pm those who did not golf will begin to arrive for lunch. A buffet lunch will be served in the clubhouse beginning at 1:30.

COST: $80.00 per person
Includes green fees; cart rental; snack (hamburger and drink); and buffet lunch.

Appropriate golf attire is required. Osprey Links dress code will be enforced. Carry-on alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

For questions regarding the golf adventure please call Dr. Glenn Paleczny’s office at 705-474-6280.


TIME: 7pm – 1am

LOCATION: Best Western North Bay


Cocktails and appetizers catered by the Best Western
Door prizes drawn throughout the evening. Must be in attendance to win!

Live Bands:      ROADHOUSE (playing in main area)
Neil Kennedy Jazz band (playing in conversation room)


Put on your western boots and 10-gallon hats and get ready for a gun-slinging good time! We’ll travel back to the era of saloons, showdowns, sheriffs… and rodeos!

Jump back in time to the late 1800’s when the west was wild, and rodeos were becoming a popular pastime. Popular characters from that era were Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill and Jesse James. Sheriffs made the rules and outlaws rode the rails. Dress up in ‘western’ attire or as a character from that time. Whatever makes you feel like bull riding!

**Note: There is no dinner provided Friday night. There is a late lunch and then appetizers during Wild, Wild, West.

Saturday September 14, 2019

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre

Breakfast will be served from 7:30am – 9:00am
TIME: 8:00am – 10:00am
LOCATION: Outside main convention hall
TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: Main convention hall
TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: Conference room across from main convention hall
View the Speakers List here.
Served from 12:00pm – 1:30pm


TIME: 6:00pm – 1:00am

LOCATION: The Davedi
Shuttles to the Davedi Club will begin leaving the Best Western at 5:45pm

Cocktails will begin at 6:00pm with a fabulous buffet dinner at 7:00pm.
Spot dances, treasure chests and door prizes drawn throughout the night.
Must be in attendance to win!

DJ: Andrew Jakeman

Break out your satin dresses and pastel suits for a totally tubular 80’s Night! It’s a blast from the past! All 80’s wear is welcome – from fluorescent shirts to Madonna skirts! The 80’s was rad with unique fashions so you can go all out for 80’s prom style, channel your favourite 80’s idol or make your own 80’s fashion statement.

There will be a photo booth for “prom pictures”, and spot dances. You won’t want to miss this moment in time. Don’t forget your hairspray!

Sunday September 15, 2019

Farewell Breakfast

TIME: 7:00am – 11:00 am
LOCATION: Best Western

Included with your registration is a wonderful buffet style breakfast served at Farina Ristorante, located inside the Best Western, from 7:00am – 11:00am.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen. The sponsors, the exhibitors and the speakers; those helping to get things set up and cleaned up; and everyone in between.
Thank you to the NODA 2019 Organizing Committee for taking care of the details. Your commitment and generosity of time is noticed and appreciated.
A very special “Thank You” to Dr. Rod Johnston and Dr. Yvan Latour for leading us through