1950s&1960s Temagami Reunion FAQ

REGISTRATION

Do I need to register to participate in the 50s and 60s Reunion activities? Yes! REGISTER HERE!

When can I register for the reunion? Please register before February 15, 2023. Spots will be filled in the order in which registrations are received on a first come, first served basis. Once capacity is reached, registrants will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their registrations are received. 

When is the registration deadline? The sooner you register, the more likely you are to get a spot, as space is limited. There may be still be room for alumni as we get closer to the event, however, if you are interested in attending, it would be best to register as soon as possible.

What events are planned for the weekend? We have an exciting itinerary planned for the reunion, with plenty of time to spend reminiscing with the other participants. There will be island tours, storytelling and a chance to spend time with the current Keewaydin staff and ask them about their summer adventures.

Can I attend the 50s and 60s reunion even though these aren’t the years I attended campAt this juncture, because of space constraints, we are limiting attendance to alumni who did attend during those years.

How much does the reunion cost to attend? All expenses are paid once reunion attendees arrive at Lake Temagami (not including parking, if you choose to pay for parking at Boat Line Bay)! Boat shuttles to and from Devil’s Island, the cost of the reunion, and the cost of the stay at Ojibway Family Lodge are all being generously covered by the Roy Waters Foundation.  If you would like to help defray the cost of your stay or make a gift, please contact Mary Welz at [email protected] or 802-352-4449 to learn more.

HOUSING

How is housing assigned?  Tanya, the Ojibway Manager, will assign cabins based on a combination of considerations, including the needs of our guests, the preferences of our guests, and the need to maximize the number of alumni who can comfortably attend the reunion.

Will housing be available on the Keewaydin side of the island?  Housing will not be available at Keewaydin for reunion guests. Camp staff will work to close down parts of the camp following the campers’ departure, and the staff themselves will need housing.

Will my room have a bathroom? Not necessarily. There are 13 cabins at Ojibway with bathrooms and an equal number without. There are communal bathrooms and shower houses for those attendees who are not staying in cabins with bathrooms. Priority will be given to need over preference.

Do I need to bring bedding or towels? No! All accommodation at Ojibway will have bedding, bath and beach towels available. All bathrooms have environmentally friendly bath products.

Will there be electricity?  None of the Ojibway cabins, sleeper cabins, nor platform tents have electricity. There is limited power available in the Ojibway Lodge for charging devices.

Is there Wi-Fi?  Wi-Fi is available on the Ojibway dock and the porch of the Ojibway Lodge. There is a charging station on the first floor of the Ojibway Lodge.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

What are the health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19?  Please check the government of Canada’s website at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid to determine if there are any Covid restrictions in place.  We recommend that you please have travel medical insurance in place before traveling  to Canada.

 

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

When should I book my travel to Lake Temgami? Please wait until we contact you to confirm your spot at the reunion.  We want to make sure we can accommodate you, before you make your travel arrangements. We will include more information about best ways to get to the island at that time.

How do I get to Keewaydin?  Please review the  information about traveling to Temagami on the “Getting to Devil’s Island” page on the Ojibway website.   If you have any questions, please contact Tanya ([email protected]) and she will be happy to help!

Where can I park before getting on the Keewaydin-provided boat shuttle? Limited space is available for parking at Boat Line Bay Marina (cost per day is $15/day) Please book your parking spot in advance through Boat Line Bay Marina.  Free parking is available at the Temagami Access Parking Lot (we will provide you with directions in advance of the reunion).  For additional information, there is a map on the “Getting Here” page of the Ojibway website.

What if I am delayed while traveling?  Please let us know if you are going to be late for your boat pick-up. You can email Tanya ([email protected]), or call or text 416-548-6137 to let us know! Please note: cell service is limited once you turn off Highway 11 onto the Lake Temagami Access Road.

Will there be transportation around the Island if I have mobility issues?  Yes! We will have staff available to help transport reunion guests between Ojibway and Keewaydin. However, you will need to be able to navigate the paths to get to your cabin, dining room and docks. There are rocks and tree roots to navigate, the pathways are not smooth. We do have walking poles available to borrow, which help on uneven ground, and you are welcome to bring your own. 

 

DINING

What are meal times?  All meals are served family style. Breakfast is at 8 am, lunch at 12:30 pm and dinner at 6 pm. Early risers can find coffee on the deck of the dining room starting at 6 am.

Can the kitchen accommodate our food needs or allergies? The kitchen can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, dairy and gluten-free diets, as well as certain food allergies. Please indicate the specific dietary concerns of you and your guest on the registration form to provide us with as much information as possible about your food needs.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Can I bring my pets to Devil’s Island?  No, thank you!

Who can a family member call  Ojibway, in case of an emergency?  The office number at Ojibway Family Lodge is 416-548-6137. Note that there is not always someone available to answer the phone, however you can leave a message and we retrieve messages several times a day.

Can I purchase alcohol on the Island? Ojibway Family Lodge is not licensed to serve or sell alcohol, so please bring your own! There is a fridge in the Ojibway store where you can cool beer and wine. You can sign up for ice to be delivered to your cabin after 4 pm. We will host a couple of cocktail parties during the reunion and provide local craft beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

I’m worried about tripping when walking to the other side of the island.  What can I do to ensure my safety? We have walking poles available and you are welcome to use them for the duration of your stay. We will provide boat transportation between Ojibway and Keewaydin for the events taking place at the south end of the island, we will have a boat shuttle sign-up sheet at the store. Please bring shoes that are comfortable for walking and that will give you good stability and grip while walking on our trails.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Questions related to lodging and transportation to the island should be directed to Tanya McCubbin at [email protected].

Other questions related to the reunion should be directed to Mary Welz at [email protected]