Wichita Section

Visit to Fromagerie St-Albert

Saturday, May 29, 2021 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Mike McKinnon
(613) 257-1913

With the announcement of Ontario’s reopening plan, the MBCA | Ottawa Section is holding its first event of the year!  Our first event is a visit to Fromagerie St-Albert in St Albert, Ontario on May 29th.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the St-Albert Cheese Coop store is limiting the number of people in the store to 20 provided they are wearing masks.  Their restaurant is also open for takeout meals and washrooms are also available.  Unfortunately, they have closed the factory observation area and are not giving group tours.

While the restriction situation is unfortunate, it should still make a good destination after a nice drive.

The plan is to meet in the west end parking lot of the Place D'Orleans shopping mall at 10:00 AM, socialize for half an hour and depart for St Albert around 10:30.

The suggested route is follow Hwy 174 along the Ottawa River to Rockland and Clarence, then head south on RR 8 to Clarence Creek passing through Lemieux.  You then turn right on to RR 3 towards Casselman.  In Casselman you take RR 7 south through Mayerville and on to St Albert.  The drive should take just over an hour..

You can visit the store and people can order lunch from the restaurant if they like.  Or, alternatively, you may bring your own food for a picnic.  There is a conservation area in St Albert where we will gather after the visit to the store.

We don't want a formal convoy as that gets too complicated for that long a drive.  We will hand out the directions at the start and people can drive on their own in an informal group drive.  People will depart from St Albert on their own and take whatever route they want to head home.

The event will go rain or shine.

Social distancing will be maintained and masks must be worn when we are in groups and inside the store.

For more information about Fromagerie St-Albert, please click on the following link: Fromagerie St-Albert | Passionnément fromage (fromagestalbert.com).

For questions about the event and RSVP, please contact Mike McKinnon at [email protected] or 613 257 1913.

Finally, at long last, we're delighted to say that we are going to have an Ottawa Section event and we hope our members will come out to reconnect and enjoy some safe socializing.



MBCA | Ottawa Section Executive