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Opinicon Resort Luncheon

Opinicon Resort Luncheon

Ottawa
Saturday, July 27, 2019 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
Elgin
Ontario

 

  One of the most popular events of this season was the luncheon held at the Opinicon Resort located about 125 kms from Ottawa.

  The Opinicon is a historic resort built as a private residence in the late 1870s. Located adjacent to Chaffey’s Locks on the Rideau Canal System, the resort has recently been restored to its original grandeur as a summer fishing lodge for tourists from Canada and the US.

  It features cozy cabins set in beautiful natural setting with the original inn serving as the restaurant and bar.

  Approximately 40 members from the Ottawa Section attended this event. To add to the adventure, 13 cars drove in a convoy for the half hour drive from Smiths Falls to the Opinicon. I’m sure some of the cars following our convoy were not too happy that we kept to the speed limit!

  The Opinicon staff had set aside a dedicated parking area for us, which allowed some of the resort guests to admire our collection of MBs. We dined in the summer porch area of the inn that had been reserved for our group and enjoyed an amazing buffet that included a wide variety of food and some very tempting desserts!

  As part of the luncheon activities, numerous prizes were awarded to participants consisting of collectible MB items such as key fobs, pens and coffee cups! We even celebrated the birthday of one of our members.

  After the lunch, members spent time touring the grounds and visiting Chaffeys Locks to watch pleasure craft go through the locks. Everyone enjoyed the day and we’ve already had requests to return to the Opinicon in the future.

 

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