Companion Program

Companion Program

We have decided to offer this year the opportunity of a companion program for those you may bring with you who aren’t attending the conference presentations. The Niagara area has so much to offer tourists and there is a bounty of activities we can offer for you to organize on your own in and around Niagara Falls. However, for those wishing a special experience planned for you, we offer the following activities on Monday and Tuesday. As a special treat, your local hosts for the day both days will be Sheri Graham and Joanne Holmes two people who are experienced at being the companion of a VE practitioner and they promise no talk of the methodology at all during these activities.


Historic “Old Town” Niagara-on-the-Lake

Afternoon Tea/Shopping

Monday June 6

11:00am departure - 4:00pm return (departing Niagara-on-the-Lake at 3:30pm)

Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the loveliest town in Ontario, has a long and distinguished history. It was settled at the close of the American Revolution by Loyalists coming to Upper Canada. Named Newark in 1792, it was the first capital of the newly-created colony of Upper Canada. When it was rebuilt following the War of 1812 it became an active commercial centre, with a busy shipping and ship-building industry, as well as many shops and warehouses. Walking through town you can see many fine, beautiful old homes which stand as testament to the prosperity of the time.

Nestled in the heart of town is the Prince of Wales Hotel. Daily, guests are offered the opportunity to take a break from the fast pace of today’s lifestyle and enjoy a more leisurely afternoon of conversation and relaxation which harkens back to a time when taking afternoon tea was an integral component of daily life in British society. Afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales includes choice of tea, a selection of finger sandwiches and pastries as well as scones with plump, jasmine tea infused sultanas served with Devonshire cream, ‘Greaves’ Niagara preserves and butter.

In addition to afternoon tea, you will have time to explore this lovely town. You will find an array of shops, including Just Christmas and Beau Chapeau where you might find that special hat you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in history visit Fort George or the Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Society Museum or simply stroll through town. For those that are still looking for a little something more to satisfy their appetite there is an extensive choice of restaurants from fine dining and bistros to pub fare and family friendly options. And don’t forget the gelato! You will find some of the best gelato around, including dairy free / vegan options, in the heritage district of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Afternoon Tea and Transportation $55/person

Transportation Only $20/person



Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Tuesday June 7

11:00am departure - 3:00pm return (exact times TBD) $90/person

Niagara is getting to be well-known as some of the best wine country in Canada. The unique micro-climate growing conditions have resulted in the transformation of many properties from tender-fruit production to vineyards. The combination of beautiful views and award winning wines, including the world famous Niagara Ice Wine, make for a great trip.

Tour includes a guided bus tour of the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region and tours and tastings at three beautiful wineries.

Please RSVP to Mike Pearsall by May 16th if you wish to participate in these activites.