My name is Yvonne Folck, and I am the original Wild Woman. Since 2003, I have been developing the largest network of women who play outdoors by providing a fun, safe place to get started. My Wild Women Unite weekends are designed for the beginner, but will also provide ample opportunity for a more advanced Wild Woman. You can leave all the planning and worrying to us as you embark on a journey that will forever make you a Wild Woman.
As a child, I always fished with my mother, but as I got older, I believed what the boy's said.. "girls don't fish". I quit fishing and gave up something I liked. NOT ANYMORE! At age 58, I am fishing, hiking, biking and more. I have completed two half marathons and lived six years in a very remote community in Alaska, where I operated a fishing lodge. And to this day, I hold the lodge record for the largest king salmon caught. Yes, I am a Wild Woman.
There’s nothing quite like the outdoors. With your boots tied tight, a backpack thermos in tow and a fleece to keep you warm, you’ve got nowhere to go but up. And that’s just where you’re going at Wild Women Unite. Becoming a Wild Woman is easy and will make you understand the power that you hold within yourself. Just try it.
Won't you join us for 2 days of fun, friendship and laughter while learning about, and trying, something new? Take the challenge and come play outdoors. You will be among friends, neighbors and people you have always wanted to meet.
All workshops are space limited, so register early. Registration includes: 4 workshops, breakfast (Saturday & Sunday), bag lunch and barbecue dinner Saturday. (barbecue by Chef Chaz of The Riverstone Grill) Each workshop lasts 2 hours and is beginner level. You will learn basic knowledge, safety procedures and have a hands-on opportunity to try the equipment. You will be scheduled to your requested 1st choices as space is available. Please, list a 5th workshop to be a fall back option, if your other choices are full.
Target shooting whether you hunt or compete: Parker Bows is bringing it all..
Learn to pack it, carry it and important trail information with Amy Moritz
Robin has led groups for 10 years: change a tire and a 15 mile road trip (Bike & Helmet provided)
Niagara Region Parks Interpretive Programs sending us Mike
With a motor
Wild Woman Emmy connects with the rhythm of your heart and the universe
Tim Braun licensed guide and Captain teaches spin or fly rod casting
Christine (Peaks Paths Paddles) is certified: teaching what's in your kit,transporting or caring until help arrives
Global treasure hunting a family game
What to bring, how to bring it and a chance to cook something delicious
Saddle, groom and 1 hour trail ride
Winter fun. Snowshoes, skis, and what to wear with Wild Women Expeditions
Safety & skeet target shooting at Sheridan Transit Rod & Gun Club
Tina is certified & coming from Niagara Region Park Programs ~ she rocks!
Finding your way without GPS
Dr. Judy Harris teaches "Empowering the Feminine Spirit Within"
Your chance to try it. Maximum Performance will show you how.
Captain Pierre from Sail Buffalo
For balance by Monica Zucco
Kathysue Dorey of The Chain of Defense, a Master Instructor
A fun easy way to play on water taught at the entry level
On the beach
Niagara Region Park Interpretive Programs: Mary an expert of history and nature. Walk on the wild side!
Gina Holsopple sings & forages
In the wild and on the beach with Darby Ann Balling
Simply fun! (space very limited)
Registration is at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa
Town Cafe is offering a Spaghetti Dinner Buffet (Proceeds to benefit Miracle League WNY: for special needs youth) Gina Holsopple, Wild Woman Folksinger from NY providing Entertainment in the Lounge.
After registering, Wild Women Unite attendees get exclusive entrance into the Health Expo at Byblos Resort & Spa, Settlement Room.
Dinner is on your own, there will be entertainment at Currents Lounge at Byblos with bar specials.
Keynote Jennifer Haddow, the Canadian Wild Woman in the Grand Ballroom.
Breakfast is continental and will be provided in the Grand Ballroom. Sack lunches wil be handed out to each attendee.
Attend the 4 workshops you have chosen.
Barbecue Dinner at the Beaver Island Clubhouse.
Immediately following dinner: CarolAnn, the Alaskan Wild Woman around the campfire accompanied by Wild Woman Emmy drumming to the heartbeats of the Earth.
Breakfast is continental and will be provided in the Grand Ballroom.
"I have been leading bike tours for ~ 10 years now, with WWU 2004 being my first one. WWU opened my eyes to sharing this passion within. Join us this year in the WWU workshops, and discover what is awakened within YOU!"
October 3 & 4 at Byblos Resort & Spa, Settlement Room
Vendor tabletops available. Contact Yvonne 716-870-4754
The standard ticket price for one registrant. Your ticket includes 4 meals, 4 workshops, and attendance to speaker's talks.Buy Ticket
2 can register with Friday dinner on Wild Women Unite. Each gal registers independently but must list her buddy under the Comment section.Buy Ticket
A group of 4 people can receive a discounted rate when registering together. Please list your group members in the Comment section (per person)Buy Ticket
Please fill out the form below to register. To complete your registration, you must also purchase your tickets below. Lodging is available at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa. Be sure to contact the hotel if you would like to reserve lodging and ask for the "Wild Woman Rate". If you're interested in camping instead, call Branches of Niagara Campground at 1-877-321-2267.