Annual Spring Retreat

Ontario Presents’ annual Spring Retreat provides members with the opportunity for collaborative learning, reflection and study, mixed with the right proportion of R&R. 

Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 Ontario Presents Spring Retreat! The event will be held from June 12th - June 14th, 2024 in Huntsville, on the lands of the Anishinaabe, specifically the Chippewa, Ojibwa and Potawatomi Peoples, who respectfully recognize the terms of the Robinson-Huron Treaty #61 of 1850, and the Williams Treaties of 1923.

The deadline for registering for the event is May 31st, 2024 @ 5pm ET. 

A very limited number of rooms are available at the Deerhurst Resort. Room rates for single rooms are $195, subject to 8% resort fee and 13% taxes.

Register today!

To book a room, please use this booking link.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Kiera: | (416) 703-6709 ext. 5


From May 31st to June 2nd, 2023 OP members, friends, and staff gathered together at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario for two days of connection, professional development, and informal conversation.

Photograph of Tonic Lane performing at the Hillside Barn in Huntsville.We kicked off the retreat with a Respectful Workplaces workshop facilitated by Terri-Lynn Brennan, followed by dinner at the Hillside Farm and an evening performance from local band Tonic Lane. The event continued with the AFC facilitating a workshop focusing on Managing Workplace Anxiety, while the OP team shared event and programming updates. Attendees took the opportunity to network with familiar colleagues and build new connections throughout the afternoon and well into dinner at The Mill on Main. We wrapped up the retreat with a series of peer-led round table discussions where presenters, agents, and arts management professionals shared successes and current challenges in the touring performing arts sector. 

We are always keen to listen, learn, and understand how we can improve our gatherings and ways that we support you. Feedback for the event is encouraged. We invite you to send your thoughts and comments in the feedback survey here.

We send a huge chi miigwetch to Hunter Corbiere who started our retreat off in a good way and closed the circle on Friday in sending those who remained off safely, and our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dan Watson at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the Deerhurst Resort for hosting us!


In June 2022, OP gathered our friends and colleagues for our first Annual Spring Retreat in 2 years in beautiful Huntsville, Ontario!

From June 15th -17th, OP members, friends and staff gathered together at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario. We kicked off the retreat with our AGM where our Board of Directors for this new term was announced. The event continued with two amazing concerts presented by the Huntsville Festival for the Arts and workshops with Sunfest’s Alfredo Caxaj and Theatre Direct’s Lisa Marie DiLiberto.

OP sends a special thank you to Dan Watson at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the Deerhurst Resort for hosting us!

Members having dinner at Spring Retreat Members attending Concert at Spring Retreat

 For a snapshot of a typical gathering, see our 2019 recap here, or 2018 recap here