The Grand Opening Celebration Dinner


6:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for a very special evening in the beautiful natural setting of Glen Bernard Camp on Lake Bernard. 


This special evening is a fundraising dinner to support initiatives that activates NNEEC’s mission as a catalyst to help empower rural communities to become models for sustainable living.


NNEEC’s Northern Innovation Expo and Symposium showcase information, education, hands-on learning and knowledge sharing opportunities and leverages a network of innovators and partners to plan future programs and events. 


You can show your support for this unique project taking root in the Almaguin Highlands when you purchase a ticket for the Grand Opening Celebration Dinner.


Share our mission to inspire vibrant communities to thrive now and in the future. 


Grand Opening Event Sponsors:  Kidd’s Home Hardware, Yoder Brothers Construction

Dinner Sponsors: Highland Brew Co. and Copperhead Distillery, the evening features:


Welcome toast with complimentary beverage                                    6:30pm

Cocktail reception on the Point                                                         

A fabulous dinner, prepared by Chef Christine Bib and her team     7:30pm

with complimentary dinner wine service

Dress: Smart Casual




Hors D’oeuvres

Asparagus spears in a crispy parmesan crust

Flatbread fingers with mascarpone, truffled wild mushrooms, and caramelized onions

Mini potato latkes topped with locally smoked Milford Bay trout



Plated Dinner

Served with fresh baked bread



Our signature field tomato salad with house shallot dressing, no nut pesto, crumbled feta, and crispy onions



Choice of main course


Medallions of beef tenderloin, Ontario merlot reduction


Cedar planked local rainbow trout with lemon caper butter sauce


Filo strudel of roast Ontario autumn squash, mushrooms and barley with red lentil sauce


Served with

Roasted garlic mashed potato & rutabaga

Seared Ontario green beans with shallots, slightly blackened, crisp tender




Wild Muskoka blueberry crumble baked in mason jars with Hunstville’s Belly lemon basil ice cream


Featured entertainment:


Oregano Percussion is a Toronto-based group that performs music from around the world. With a vast array of percussion instruments, they combine different styles from Latin to Caribbean music, songwriting pop, percussion chamber music and world/jazz. Their spicy touch focuses on new and traditional tunes from various cultures. Alejandro Céspedes and Michelle Colton are artists and endorsers of Pearl Percussion & Adams Musical InstrumentsDream Cymbals & Gongs; and Humes & Berg. They both have an active freelance/teaching career in Toronto. Oregano Percussion performs throughout North America and recently presented clinics at schools in the U.S. and Cuba. They were Artists-in-Residence at MusicFest Canada, and will be Guest Faculty at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in 2018.


Come celebrate with us!

Tickets are $150