2020 AWMAC National Convention - Session Details and Optional Activities
Thursday June 4, 2020
Kings Riding Golf & Country Club
Cost: $200 per person** King’s Riding Golf Club is a rarity among new golf courses. Built on the site of an old course, King’s Riding is a platinum Member Club that combines the look and challenge of mature parkland layout with the atmosphere and features of a classic Scottish highland course.
Using the undulating topography and taking his inspiration from King’s Course at Gleneagles in Scotland, award-winning architect Thomas McBroom has fashioned a strategic and sporty course that proves a great golf course does not need to be killer in length.
Measuring 6,502 yards and a par of 71, King’s Riding delivers challenge, variety, memorability and beauty with 18 individual holes that tests the ability of golfers to strategize, manage their game and hit precise shots.
NOTE: Delegates from Ontario to notify AWMAC Ontario offices if they will require transportation from and to the Hotel.
**The Golf Tournament is open to Convention Registrants Only until March 31, 2020.
MIRAJ HAMMAM SPA BY CAUDALIE PARIS - Luxurious spa treatments
Cost: Per Spa Treatment
Experience a voyage inspired by the ancient rituals of the Middle East to the vineyards of Bordeaux.
In centuries past, the Hammam was known as the silent doctor. Indulge in traditional Hammam and Gommage treatments while your imagination takes you on a mystical journey into the past.
Old-world traditions… introduced into the new world. This will be your Miraj Hammam Spa journey at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto.
You will receive a $50 gift certificate that is valid for use with Facials, Body Treatments and Hammam service.
Certificates will be given out at the Convention Registration Table to those who have Pre-Booked their Treatment.
Contact Miraj Hamam Spa Directly to Schedule your Spa Treatment.
Space is Limited so Call and Reserve your Treatment Early!!!
Spa Contact Information
Phone 1-(647) 253 5770
Hours 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Monday - Saturday), 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Sunday)
COOKING CLASS: Learn kitchen Tips and Tricks from a Professional Chef - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday June 4, 2020
Cost: $ 125 per person - Limited Spaces Available!!
Join a cooking class event with Chef Scott in the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen. Start with a tour of the historic market (voted best in the world by National Geographic), shop for ingredients then return to the Market Kitchen and prepare a three-course lunch** including Ontario Wines & Craft Beers.
Explore the market, meet the merchants and discover fresh, local ingredients as we fill our shopping bags with tasty treats that will soon be turned into a gourmet feast! We use the Market Kitchen on the mezzanine level of the St. Lawrence Market – think of it as your own personal restaurant. This is a truly unique venue with some of the best views in Toronto. Shop and prepare a delicious lunch while learning tips and tricks from a professional chef.
**NOTE: Dietary Restrictions that can be accommodated include: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Shell/ Dairy/ Nut Allergies. Unfortunately, Vegan Diets can NOT be accommodated.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Annual General Meeting: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday June 5, 2020
AWMAC Member Delegates – Manufacturers, Associates and Life Members – are encouraged to attend this annual meeting where the Board of Directors gives a State of the Union, votes are taken, and we celebrate the successes of the past year and plan for next year.
NOTE: This AGM is for Manufacturing, Associate and Life Members. All other Members and Companions are invited to take one of the tours being offered during the AGM.
Aga Khan Museum – Companion Tour: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday June 5, 2020
No Charge – Limited Spaces Available!!
Aga Khan Museum – Delegate & Companion Tour: 1:15 – 3:30 p.m. Friday June 5, 2020
No Charge – Limited Spaces Available!!
The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada offers visitors a window into worlds unknown or unfamiliar: the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China.
Its mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage. Through education, research, and collaboration, the Museum will foster dialogue and promote tolerance and mutual understanding among people.
Graffiti Tour: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Friday June 5, 2020
No Charge Walking Tour – Limited Spaces Available!
Explore the history of the Graffiti movement, from Cavemen to the modern day. Your guide will discuss on the legality of painting on the side of other people’s walls, and how the city has responded over time – be it a ‘war on graffiti’ or grant money given to businesses to hire graffiti artists.
We’ll look at the different types of graffiti writing that we find in Toronto and how the styles developed over time.
We’ll also visit ‘Graffiti Alley’ (Yes, the same Graffiti Alley that Rick Mercer paces during the infamous ‘Rick Rants’!!!). It’s the one place in the city where anti-vandalism bylaws are not enforced and artists are able to practice their trade without fear of repercussion.
Gain a unique understanding of the complex graffiti subculture while discovering a vibrant neighbourhood full of colourful graffiti-lined streets.
Hockey Hall of Fame: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday June 5, 2020
Walk the hallowed halls filled with hockey legends’ most valued items! Have your photo with the greatest cup of our time… the Stanley Cup!
Wear your favourite team jersey and be prepared to defend their great name by competing in a National Shoot Out against your fellow convention attendees… and try and beat them! Winner earns bragging rights forever!
Join all in a relaxing evening of food, drinks, networking and of course HOCKEY!
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Distillery District Gourmet Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday June 6, 2020
Costs: $99 per person – Limited Spaces Available!!
Tour one of Toronto's newest and oldest landmark locations and enjoy food and drinks. The Distillery District's Victorian buildings and cobblestone streets are steeped in history, and are today lined with hip indie restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, outdoor sculptures and theatres.
During the Distillery District walking tour, we will explore the largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. The story of a young, inebriated city collides with the rise of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, their families and so much more.
Spend an hour with one of the expert, enthralling guides who will tell you stories of business intrigue, a drunk city and the company that became the world's largest distillery.
The historical tour includes coffee and pastry before we will enjoy a five-course lunch with local craft beer and wine.
Lunch is followed by a behind the scenes tour of a working distillery complete with sample flight of three alcohols.
We will then proceed to The Spirit of York for Vodka, Gin and Rye tasting at about 2 p.m. and we will stay there until 3:30 p.m.
Breakfast with Elvira: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday June 6, 2020
ELVIRA CARIA began her career as a news reporter for The Toronto Sun, and quickly moved into a radio newsroom where she worked as a reporter, editor, and eventually became a News Director in Toronto.
Elvira is known as the ‘radio chick’ who knows the homeless guys by name. Her compassion and belief in listening to people’s stories has made Elvira one of the Greater Toronto Area’s most loved radio & TV personalities.
Educational Seminar: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday June 6, 2020
KARL SUBBAN is a former school principal in one of Toronto’s toughest neighbourhoods and the father of five children, including three NHL players. He’s dedicated his life to helping others reach their potential—to be better at their careers, and as people.
In his gregarious, powerful talk at our Educational Seminar, Subban will explore teamwork and leadership and offers a fresh take on what it means to succeed.
Architectural Walking Tour: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday June 6, 2020
No Charge Walking Tour – Limited Spaces Available!
Discover Toronto’s architecture and history as you walk the streets of Toronto with a fun local guide that knows all the ins and outs of the city. Many historical buildings are still utilized today. Some have a less desirable past!
You will also visit one of the older religious institutions that has been completely updated and modernized, with a number of AWMAC Members contributing to the reconstruction of the building.
President’s Gala: 5 – 11 p.m. Saturday June 6, 2020
Cocktails 5 to 6 p.m. Convention Level Foyer
Dinner and Program 6 to 11:30 p.m. Toronto Rooms 1, 2, & 3
The National Convention will end with the President’s Gala. The party no one wants to miss! Join us for an evening of great food, spectacular music and the best dance moves by all. Elvira Caria will MC this evening… and she will be sure to have everyone laughing, ending the convention with a smile!