Time is running out! Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the April Launch Weekend (formally known as Spring Awakening) will be held in Chatham, Ont. on April 26–28, 2019. This year’s April Launch Weekend will be held at both the Holiday Inn Express & Suites and the John D. Bradley Convention Centre (CKCC) which are adjacent to each other. Enjoy 2 wonderful dinners and social hours on Friday and Saturday night. On Saturday afternoon attendees will get a private tour of the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum which was the terminus on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves and free Blacks fleeing the oppression in the United States. Saturday nights dinner speaker is one you are not going to want to miss. We have Great Lakes sailor Howard Rice and Gary Gnade presenting the story of Howard's remarkable 2017 voyage down the Strait of Magellan from Patagonia into Tierra del Fuego Chile known as the roughest ocean environment on the planet, aboard a 12-foot wooden sailboat that he built in Michigan… and he live streamed the entire voyage to elementary schools! Please click here for more information.