2016 Annual General Meeting

The Friends of Temagami is pleased to announce that our 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, October 15 at Smoothwater Outfitters in Temagami! Come for the weekend, the day, or even a few hours.

We will be electing up to 6 new directors at this meeting. If you've ever wondered how you can help support wilderness preservation and ecotourism in Temagami, here's your chance to shape the future of FOT! Drop me a line or speak with any Director.

New this year for anyone unable to attend, we're hoping to live stream the meeting as well as our special guest speaker. More details to follow.



  • Annual General Meeting 9-11 am
  • Board of Directors Meeting 11 am-12
  • Lunch 12-1 pm
  • General Meeting 1-4 pm
  • Hike or Paddle 4-6 pm
  • Dinner 6 pm
  • Special Guest Speaker 7:30-8:30 pm
  • Evening Social 8:30

We'll spend the afternoon discussing FOT's programs, including:

  1. Energy East Pipeline
  2. Canoe Route and Hiking Trail Maintenance
  3. Temagami Canoe Festival
  4. Save Wolf Lake Campaign
  5. Forestry and Mining in the area
  6. Mapping and Map Sales

If you have a topic to add to the agenda, please let me know.

Like last year, we will break in the late afternoon for a hike or paddle around James Lake. Canoes, paddles, and PFDs provided.


Special Guest Speaker Conor Mihell followed by the Evening Social

I'm most pleased to announce that our special guest speaker will be Conor Mihell. We are excited to hear Conor speak of his Temagami roots and adventures in Canada’s sub-arctic Ungava.

Conor is an award-winning magazine journalist, canoe and sea kayak guide, and outdoor educator based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. For the past three summers, He and his wife, Kim, have ventured into the little-known wilderness of northern Quebec on 30 to 40-day canoe trips. Turns out this rugged landscape beyond grasp of Hydro- Quebec has a Temagami connection: For decades, Ungava’s labyrinthine lakes and wild rivers have been the ultimate proving ground for venerable Camp Keewaydin. In his presentation, Mihell explores the meaning of free-flowing rivers and long-distance wilderness journeys in the 21st century, and shares his admiration for the generations of Keewaydin youth who have humbly explored this challenging country.

The evening social is BYOB.



Smoothwater Outfitters is located on Smoothwater Road, 14 km north of the town of Temagami on Hwy 11. Click here to see on a map.


Accommodations and Meals

Friday and Saturday dinner will be provided by Smoothwater for $20 and $36 respectively. There will be a continental breakfast served at Smoothwater on Saturday and Sunday for those spending the night(s).

Saturday lunch will be provided free of charge. Please advise if you have dietary restrictions.

  • Double Room $102/night
  • Single Room $92/night
  • Staff House $52/night
  • Bunk House $32/night
  • Tenting FREE


Voting by proxy – Reply by Oct 14

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still participate! Just click here to register your proxy. You can designate any member in good standing who will be at the meeting. Below are the names of directors who have confirmed their attendance. You may wish to choose one of them as your proxy.

Directors coming

Bob Olajos, President
Josh Ginsberg, Vice President
PJ Justason, Secretary
Amber Ellis, Treasurer
Dave Hill, Assistant Secretary
Alex Broadbent, Past President
Alex Mathias, Director
Jay Morrison, Director
Mercede Rogers, Director

Membership Renewal

Still need to renew your membership? Click here to do it online.

Our Strategic Plan can be found here and our By-laws are here.

For more info or to RSVP, please contact me at pjjustason@friendsoftemagami.org or (705) 796-3724.

Hope to see you there!

Take good care,
PJ Justason, Secretary