2017 Fur Trappers Festival
NWOPA participated once again in the NW Trappers Convention which was held for three days on February 24-26, 2017 in the Heritage Building at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition. The convention promoted education, awareness and management practices of the fur industry. It was a fun filled event attended by trappers, hunters, fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts from the local area as well as northwestern Ontario. The convention consisted of displays, demonstrations, raffles, pelt handling competitions, and a fur fashion show by Katie Ball of Silver Cedar Studio. An entertaining feature of the event was the children’s moose calling contest which took place on Saturday. Many keen rock hounds visited the NWOPA booth asking about prospector courses, staking and local mining. Visitors were very interested in viewing rock samples on display with one common question being asked “Where do I find gold?” A passion & love for the bush enticed participants to visit NWOPA’s booth to learn more about the area’s rocks & minerals. This was yet another event that NWOPA was proud to be a part of and we look forward to our future participation in the Trappers Convention.