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September 9, 2010
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman Weekend Workshop

Environment, Energy & Forestry

Women who want to learn more about hunting, trapping, fly fishing, archery and outdoor survival skills should register for the upcoming Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Weekend Workshop, says Environment, Energy and Forestry Minister Richard Brown.

“This weekend workshop is an excellent opportunity for women to develop outdoor skills and learn more about the environment,” Minister Brown said.

Women will learn canoeing, archery, shooting techniques, hunting skills, chainsaw safety, fly fishing, shellfish identification, outdoor cooking and horseback riding.

Staff from the Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry will share their expertise as instructors during the weekend event.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshops began in Wisconsin in 1991 and has a large following in the United States. More than 20,000 women attend weekend BOW events annually in Canada and the U.S.

Experience is not required for the workshop. Women must be 18 years of age and older. The workshop sessions are provided in a supportive environment which allows individual learning and are a great way to make friends and have fun.

“This weekend workshop allows women to not only be more comfortable with outdoor activities but also become more familiar with our natural environment,” Mr. Brown said.

Registration is $185 per person and includes two nights accommodations at Pointview Outfitters Chalets in Vernon Bridge and all meals. The workshop begins at 4 p.m. Friday, September 24, and ends at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 26. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

To register, please contact Tracy MacDonald 368-6080 or email

Media Contact: Alf Blanchard
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