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In response to our sector’s need for an education & networking retreat, and building on the success of the Co-opalooza festival, we’re excited to announce that we are evolving the event into a 2-day conference in 2019!


Tailored for your co-op & credit union’s champions, brand ambassadors and community builders, the two days will focus on:

  • igniting passion and exploring creative techniques for staff & member engagement

  • sharing innovative strategies in marketing & communications for your co-op/credit union.


Taking place at our 98-acre site, the event will feature interactive workshops, inspiring, high-profile speakers, valuable networking opportunities, and will take advantage of the beautiful Carolinian forest with nature hikes, bonfires and a live music social.


Spaces are limited for overnight shared cabin accommodations, so be sure to book early!

Coopalooza Brochure Back with Green Bord
Coopalooza Brochure Front with Green Bor


Where:           Co-operative Education Centre/Gay Lea Dairy Museum

                        48075 Jamestown Line, Aylmer, Ontario, N5H 2R2


When:            Thursday June 6th at 9am –  Friday, June 7th at 1pm                                  (Optional networking evening and

                        accommodation available on Wednesday, June 5th)


Cost:              EARLY BIRD PRICING: Registrations before Fri. Apr. 19th.

                       (Add $100 to below for registrations after this date)


                      Three options available to meet your needs:


                       Full Conference: $575 (includes Wed/Thurs night 

                       accommodation + 2 dinners, lunches & breakfasts,   

                       Thursday night social)


                       Thursday-Friday $500 (includes 1 night accommodation +

                       2 breakfasts & lunches, Thursday night dinner & social)


                       Local attendees: $350 (includes 2 lunches & breakfasts,

                       dinner Thursday night & social, no accommodation)



In effort to make this event accessible to all interested, please don't hesitate to contact us should you be facing any barriers (geographic, economic, or otherwise).


Our organizers would be happy to work with you to facilitate your attendance at our event! 

To register for this event, please click the box to the right which will take you to our event page.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us at museum@gayleafoods.com or ksmith@gayleafoods.com