Annual Conference Optional Activities

Are you interested in discovering a new side of Ottawa while taking part in a memorable experience and networking with colleagues in a casual, fun environment? CIRI has organized the following activities for you and your companions to take part in and expand your 2014 Annual Conference experience. All optional events take place on Sunday morning.


Registration is closed for these activties.


Culinary Tour Through ByWard Market

Get to know Ottawa’s delightful ByWard Market with the people who know it best. Your guide will introduce you to some of gastronomy’s big names and little knowns in the city’s most historic neighbourhood by visiting market stalls, cheese shops and Italian grocers to name a few! For a fee of $65 (plus tax) you will have the opportunity to meet the chefs, producers and food artisans and experience the Market the way the locals do by visiting market stalls, cheese shops, Italian grocers and more. This activity takes place from approximately 9:30am - 12:00pm. More details will be provided closer to the date.

City Cycling Tour

Experience Ottawa from a new perspective during a cycling tour through the city and into Gatineau. Beginning in the heart of downtown, this tour will take you along the Rideau Canal to Dows Lake, making your way to Little Italy. After a stop for gelato, you will continue on to Gatineau past landmarks such as the War Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization and the National Gallery of Canada - all with time to stop for photos. For a fee of $70 (plus tax; includes Hybrid bike, helmet and a bottle of water and gelato during the stop) you will enjoy seeing the sights of the city with knowledgeable guides. This tour is suitable for all fitness levels and takes place from approximately 9:00am - 11:30am. More details will be provided closer to the date.

18th Annual CIRI Golf Tournament

Enjoy a morning on the links at Le Sorcier Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This renowned course, located in a natural and picturesque setting will be a fun and challenging way to kick off the 2014 Annual Conference. Fees of $140 (plus tax) per person includes round-trip transportation, green fees, golf carts, a light breakfast and boxed lunch. This activity takes place from approximately 6:00am - 12:00pm. More details will be provided closer to the date. Note: Golf clubs can be rented from the Le Sorcier Golf Club directly for an additional fee of $25 (plus tax) for a full set or $45 (plus tax) for a premium set.

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received after May 30, 2014 are non-refundable. 

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