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Public Notice

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS

WINTER AIR SERVICE BETWEEN PELEE ISLAND

AND

WINDSOR ONTARIO

During the period of winter freeze-up, a subsidized schedule air service is provided between Pelee Island and Windsor Ontario, under a subsidy arrangement between the Ministry of Transportation and the Township of Pelee.

The scheduled air service is in operation during the freeze-up period which prohibits the use of the conventional surface ferries. This period is weather dependent and has varied between eighty-seven days and one hundred and thirty-six days, since the introduction of the air service.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company Limited, Pelee Island Division (OSTC), under contract to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, is requesting quotations for the provision of safe, efficient and economical scheduled Air Service between Pelee Island and Windsor Ontario during the freeze-up period by a licensed carrier. Quotations are to cover a two-year period for the winters of 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, with an option to renew for no more than one year (2019/2020) upon mutual agreement between the OSTC and the Air Service provider.

Air Service providers with appropriate CAR certification and aircraft capable of operating to and from the Pelee Island Municipal Airport are eligible to submit a proposal and may request a copy of the RFP document by email request to susan.schrempf@ontarioferries.com

Please note that all submissions must be received by the RFP deadline of 1630 on Friday, October 27, 2017.

The Chi-Cheemaun’s 2017 Fall Cruise has been awarded to The Wikwemikong Heritage Organization

The Owen Sound Transportation Company has a 40+ year tradition of partnering with a wide variety of generous and hardworking local registered charitable foundations from Tobermory, the Bruce Peninsula, Owen Sound & area and Manitoulin Island, to raise funds in support of local needs, services or cultural development. Every spring and fall, OSTC holds the Chi-Cheemaun positioning cruises, and selects a cruise sponsor organization to be the recipient of a percentage of cruise ticket sales. The sponsored organization is then able to use the cruise as a vehicle on which to raise additional funds, and promote their organization and gain awareness during the cruise.

From time to time, an event of extraordinary significance arises, and the Owen Sound Transportation Company assigns the cruise sponsorship to a front line registered charitable organization. OSTC is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fall Cruise sponsorship has been assigned to the Wikwemikong Heritage Centre in support of the development of their Family Cultural Immersion Camps, with specific focus on the revitalization of the Anishinaabe language that incorporates the nuances of the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatami cultures

“The Wikwemikong Heritage Organization (WHO) will assist and guide each satellite community to facilitate these immersion camps. The goal is to jump start each community and to continue on revitalizing the language. Fluent speakers and families from each community, with guidance and support from the WHO will be able to plan and coordinate these camps. This initiative has come from the grassroots level with community members devoted to working together to revitalize the language.”

The Owen Sound Transportation Company would like to thank all the local registered charitable foundations who have submitted applications for the Fall Cruise 2017 sponsorship. All applications received will be entered into the Spring Cruise 2018 sponsorship blind draw.

The Chi-Cheemaun will make the voyage down Georgian Bay from Tobermory to Owen Sound on October 16th, 2017. It will be docked for the winter in the Owen Sound Harbour.

2017 Chi-Cheemaun Fall Colours Cruise Mon., October 16th, 2017- SOLD OUT

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Tickets are now sold out for the 2017 Chi-Cheemaun Fall Colours Cruise. Cruise from Tobermory to Owen Sound and witness the wondrous views of the Niagara Escarpment while sailing Georgian Bay. Tickets are $70.00 per person and include 4 hour cruise, shuttle transportation, live entertainment and buffet lunch. If you wish to be added to the waiting list for tickets please call 1-800-265-3163.

 

 

 

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