Members of the Ontario Private Campground Association (OPCA), or Camping In Ontario, capped off one of the best seasons so far with a weekend of learning, elections and of course, a little bit of fun, according to a press release.

Running from Nov. 17–21, the 2018 Convention and CampEX was held in Alliston, Ontario, at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Center. There were several keynote speeches and learning sessions that occurred during the four-day event.

Keynote speakers included Elia Saikaly, Dan Trommater and Randy Herman, who all spoke about Canada’s recent legalization of cannabis.

The association also held its board elections. This year, Camping In Ontario is saying goodbye to Jan Maat, of North Shore RV Park, chair of the Nominating Committee and Diane Houle, of Blueberry Hill Motel & Campground, who are stepping down from the board.

Maat had served for eight years, while Houle had been on the board for four years. 

Officials with Camping In Ontario welcome back Nolan Vallery, of Highland Pines Campground & RV Sales, who was re-elected for his second term. The association also voted in two new members, John Baker, of Happy Hills Campground, and Chantal de Blois, of Minakwa Lodge and Seasonal Campground.

In 2019, Camping in Ontario will host their 50th annual convention.