On May 29, 30, and 31 prominent outdoor writers from across Canada will converge on the towns of Fergus and Elora for the annual national conference, AGM, and Awards presentations of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.

This event – typically held at large hotels in major cities such as Victoria, Edmonton, Montreal, or even Thunder Bay – confirms that Elora & Fergus has truly become a “go to” destination for major events and offers many unique conferencing ideas. According to OWC spokesperson Lloyd Fridenburg the OWC was attracted to the area by the many outdoor activities and writing opportunities that we have to offer including our Upper Grand brown trout fishery which is known as one of the premier brown trout fisheries in all of North America. OWC members will participate in a variety of events including fly-fishing, zip lining, kayaking, hiking, and some will learn to drive a race horse.

With outstanding assistance from the Grand River Conservation Authority, Friends of the Grand, and our many local B&Bs, along with Grand River Raceway, who will host the meetings and banquets, this is sure to be a memorable event.

You’re welcome to meet the writers at the Elora Gorge Park pavilion at noon on Friday May 30 where they will meet with local dignitaries and representatives from the GRCA, following their morning field trips.


If you would like additional information please contact me

Peter Wood –

Co-Chairman Elora Conference Outdoor Writers of Canada

Corporate Director – Outdoor Writers of Canada

PRESS RELEASE – Outdoor Writers of Canada Corporate Director

 Peter Wood


I am pleased to announce that our OWC corporate members have elected me as their new representative on the OWC Board of Directors. 

“I recently took advantage of a 36 year career in the steel industry to enjoy an “early retirement” to pursue additional opportunities in the outdoor media communications field.

Foremost I’m a hunter, angler, boater, camper, ATVer and have enjoyed an active outdoor lifestyle all of my life.

As an award winning writer, photographer and podcaster I have often used OWC Corporate members products while out in the field enabling me to complete my assignments.

I have also conducted many podcast episodes featuring OWC corporate members.

I will be your primary contact, liaison, and will represent the views of all our corporate members on the OWC Board of Directors.

As the OWC Corporate Director  and voting member of the OWC Board of Directors I’m here to be the voice of our valued corporate members.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me anytime.

Peter Wood

peter.wood [at] rippleoutdoors [dot]com