Fisheries and Land Resources
August 23, 2019

Registration Open for 2019 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop in Labrador

Registration is open for the upcoming Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop at Christian Youth Camp, Gosling Lake in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The workshop will run from September 13-15, 2019.

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop is an opportunity for women aged 18 and older to enhance their outdoor skills. Volunteer instructors share their expertise and provide instruction in a safe, supportive, and non-competitive atmosphere. Participants may choose from a wide range of hands-on courses including firearm use, outdoor survival, and angling. A full list of courses is included in the backgrounder below.

The workshop fee is $275.00 and includes accommodations, meals and course materials. Registration packages are available online at PDF Icon. For more information email, anyone interested can contact or call 709-229-7888.

Since the first Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop 20 years ago, more than 40 events have been held with more than 2,000 women having participated.

“The Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop offers a wide range of opportunities for women to enhance their outdoor skills and enjoy Newfoundland and Labrador’s natural resources. Courses are tailor-made to engage participants in outdoor living, while helping to develop and improve invaluable skills. We look forward to working with the Friends of Salmonier Nature Park and other sponsors who help make this event a great experience for all participants.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources 

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Fisheries and Land Resources
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop Program

A comprehensive overview of the sport of archery intended to build a good foundation for shooting and safe use of archery equipment. 

Basic Camping
How to select a campsite, pitch and take down a tent, build and use an open fire, decide where to put a latrine, use a camp stove safely, and bear-proof a campsite. 

Canoeing Basics
Basic canoe safety, types and uses of canoes, and paddling strokes. Participants will go on an outing to practice new skills. 

Creating with wood: An afternoon with artist, activist and naturalist Billy Gauthier
Sharpen your pocket knife and create a small object from wood while listening to the stories of Billy Gauthier. 

Fishing Basics
Use a spinning reel, tie basic knots, cast, and retrieve, prepare simple live bait with worms, and see various artificial lures demonstrated. 

Fly Casting
Equipment and clothing required for angling, good casting techniques, how to join lines, and when to use different types of flies. 

From Pond to Pan
You’ve caught your fish – now, what to do with it? Hands-on instruction will show you how to work with knives, prepare your catch, and cook it.  

Hike with TA Loeffler 
Take a hike with educator, adventurer, nature advocate and author Dr. TA Loeffler. 

Labrador Sushi
Join Doris Patey, outdoors woman and owner of JEMM catering to learn how to make Labrador sushi with smoked char and crab. 

Mushroom 101
Come out for an afternoon walk in the woods. Participants will learn about the many wild edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms growing in this region. 

Outdoor Preparedness and Survival Skills
Learn to cope in a survival situation using whatever materials are on hand. Put together a basic survival kit, make an emergency shelter, signal for help, and prevent hypothermia. 

Rifle Basics
Class will include gun safety and handling, and shooting using .22 calibre and larger rifles. Learn the importance of sight picture, breathing, and trigger pull in successful rifle shooting.

Shotgun Basics
Class will include a safety and handling session, overview of shotgun types, and ammunition use. Learn to judge distances and basic shooting techniques, and shoot at clay targets.

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