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After lunch, we travel to Nmaachihna (we are returning home), a First Nations attraction that opened this summer.
Travis Snake leads us through this impressive experiential Enviro-Educational Centre that features three wigwams ("our home") and other facilities where some formerly troubled youth now teach their culture to school groups of all ages.
We are in "The Sky" suite with its two- storey ceiling and conclude that the hotel experience alone is worth a trip to Chatham by Via Rail from Toronto.
Chatham-Kent is composed of 22 towns plus the city, and Tourism Manager, Joy Sim, takes us to sample emerging attractions.
Rob's wife, Cathy Van-Raay Myers , an artist, is responsible for most of the eclectic decorations at the Retro Suites.
The staircase, in the hotel's lobby, dates back to 1895, when it was a part of the Merrill Hotel.
Travis proudly demonstrates setting up a fishing trap using only bare hands and outlines teaching mechanics involved in activities such as building lodges (circular and square), skinning and tanning and dugout canoe construction by patient and careful log burning, noting that the elementary students outperform high schools and university types.
In one lodge, he jumps heartily on top of a raised log bed to demonstrate its strength.
We tour the new facility and meet Nancy Cowan, co-owner.They attend classy car auctions in myriad venues from Toronto to London, England, and at Pebble Beach, they captured the "Best in Show" accolade four times.The public may visit the "museum" but are no longer allowed into the shops because of competitor espionage.The marina bustles with 2700 boat launches recorded last summer and inexpensive rates that attract customers from myriad areas.Farmers here grow onions and root vegetables in rich, black earth.