Calgary, Alberta


Women in the Wind International

Agenda and Activities

Click to download a PDF copy of the Agenda that you can print and take with you. Most recent update July 18, 2018.

Thursday, August 9
Day 1
 Noon - 6 pm
Registration table open at Deerfoot Inn (Woodbine Room)
Group sign-up for Highwood Pass ride on Friday
Sign-up for Car Collection Tour on Saturday
Hospitality room with vendors open (Sundance Room)
6 pm - 11 pm
Meet & Greet event at Ranchman's Cookhouse & Dancehall (9615 MacLeod Trail S)
  • 6 pm - 6:45 pm: 2 buses will be available to transport guests from in front of Deerfoot Inn to Ranchman's.
  • 6:30 pm - 8 pm: Beef-on-a-bun dinner provided at Ranchman's.
  • 8 pm: Free Country line dancing lessons begin.
  • 10 pm - 11 pm: Bus begins return loop to Deerfoot Inn.
  • Free Mechanical bull rides throughout the evening.
  • WITW registration table at Ranchman's for those who get to Deerfoot Inn after 6 pm.
Friday, August 10
Day 2
8 am - 6 pm
Registration table open at Deerfoot Inn (Woodbine Room)
8:30 am - 4 pm

Group Ride - Highwood Pass (see Rides page for details)

  • Staggered departures begin at 8:30 am.
  • Groups will be staggered so that half ride the pass from West to East while others ride East to West.
  • Meet your team Lead and Sweep in the Motorcycle Parking Lot 30 minutes before your departure time. 
  • A bag lunch will be provided so groups can stop where they choose for a lunch break. Pick up lunch near Motorcycle Parking Lot.
10:30 am - 3 pm
Alternate Activity to Highwood Pass Ride: Motorcycle Maintenance Symposium at Lucid Moto Co. in Bragg Creek. (mapPre-registration required. This will be a combination of a shorter group ride option plus an educational symposium. Multiple options for a scenic ride back to Calgary. A voucher will be provided to symposium participants for lunch at Lucid Koffee shop and merchandise discounts will be available for WITW members. Meet at Deerfoot Inn Motorcycle Parking Lot.
2 pm - 5 pm
Bike Wash in the Motorcycle Parking Lot to support the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society. Make a donation to CFBTS and a local firefighter will wash your motorcycle. Make the donation a minimum of $20 and you will get a clean bike - plus the shirt the firefighter is wearing.
3 pm - 5 pm
Hospitality room with vendors open (Sundance Room)
5 pm - 6 pm
Educational Symposium presented by Angela Murray of Ride Stop 'n' Go. Sponsored by Blue Circle Insurance. (Sundance Room)
6 pm - 8 pm
Buffet Dinner provided at Deerfoot Inn (Sundance Room)
8 pm - 10 pm
Founder's Cup Challenge Games (bar available) (Sundance Room)
Saturday, August 11
Day 3
8 am - 9 am
Registration table open at Deerfoot Inn (Woodbine Room)
9 am - 11:30 am

WITW General Meeting for WITW Members Only (Sundance Room)

11:30 am - Noon
Group Photo by the horse in front of the Casino (Deerfoot Inn)
Noon - 6 pm

Hospitality room with vendors open (Sundance Room)

Noon - 1 pm

Lunch break. Guests responsible for their own lunch. (*Those wanting to ride to Drumheller may need to leave right after group photo.)

12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Optional Activity for WITW members & guests. 
Ride to Springbank to tour Fred Phillips' incredible car collection.
  • This is the collection that Jay Leno came to Calgary to see. 
  • Cost of entry is a CAD$30 donation to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre and the tour will take 3 hours. 
  • Pre-registration required. 
  • Tour can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. 
  • Meet at Deerfoot Inn, Motorcycle Parking Lot. Riding to Springbank Area West of Calgary on Highway #1.
1 pm - 5 pm

Group Rides. Maps will be provided for a number of shorter scenic ride options. (see Rides page for details.)

6 pm - 6:30 pm
Cocktails (Hallway in front of Sundance Ballroom)
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Banquet/Awards Dinner. Theme: Cowgirl Up!

Dress in your best Western wear. Guest speaker during dinner: Rae S. McKenzie. Rae is the author of Love, Laughs & Road Rage. She will share stories of her attempt to save her marriage as her husband battled PTSD and they rode around Canada & the United States.

8 pm - 8:30 pm
WITW Awards (Sundance Ballroom)
8:30 pm - ??

Entertainment provided by local DJ, Chantel Berkley (Sundance Ballroom)

Sunday, August 12
Day 4
6 am - Noon

Riders depart throughout the day. We hope to see some of you at the 2018 Canadian National Rally – August 16-18, 2018 in Edmonton, AB.