Perth Retreat Sept. 14 – 16/18 Archived

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$200 for the 3 days, $125 for 1 day

Tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets are transferable.  Ticket holder is responsible for finding someone who wants the ticket. A new registration form must be completed by the new attendee.

Accommodation and food are not included in the price. Please go to the ‘Accommodation/Food’ page for our partner-priced services.

Payment method: e-transfer to:


Programme Locations

The ‘Meet and Greet’ will be at the Perth Manor Boutique Hotel.
The Saturday and Sunday events will occur at the Full Circle Theatre. 
The Saturday night Keto dinner (Info here, under Food) will be served at the Perth Manor Boutique Hotel. 

Perth Manor Boutique Hotel
23 Drummond St. W., Perth, ON.

Full Circle Theatre 
26 Craig St., Perth, ON.

How to get to Perth, Ontario.

Map with Perth circled

 Toronto  – Perth – 3hr 34m
– 401 to Kingston – Hwy 10 N to Perth

Ottawa – Perth   – 1 hr. H
– 417 W to 7 W

Montreal – Perth – 3 hrs
– Hwy 20 – Hwy 401 – Hwy 15 (North Augusta) to Perth

Syracuse, NY – Perth ON  – 2hr 44m
– I81N – International Border – 401E – Exit 675 – Hwy 5 N –
Hwy 15N – Hwy 1 N to Perth

Speaker’s Bios

Megan Ramos •


Megan Ramos has worked alongside Dr. Jason Fung since 2003. She is a clinical researcher by trade with the majority of her research focusing on preventative medicine. Megan co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program with Dr. Fung in 2014 after being diagnosed with diabetes herself and was the program’s first guinea pig.


Dr. Doug Bishop •

Dr. Bishop and daughter Tiia

Dr. Bishop received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Queen’s University and later went on to receive his Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Degree (FRCP), specializing in Internal Medicine from the University of Ottawa. He has been a practicing specialist in Internal Medicine since 1978 with an interest in hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol disorders, and has since developed a keen interest in obesity management and its treatment. During his tenure as Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Bishop was awarded “Best Medical Teacher”. 

Throughout his life, Dr. Bishop has been an avid athlete and now competes in the master’s division in swimming and triathlons.
After 23 years of consulting in Internal Medicine and treating disorders, he decided that prevention of these disorders was the paramount direction he wanted to take. He became a member of the Obesity Medicine Association in 2000 and attends their twice-annual conventions to stay current with new information on the causes and management obesity disorders. Using his knowledge of medicine and fitness, Dr. Bishop created his Weight Management Clinic in 2001 in order to develop and implement a spectrum of tools for nutrition, motivation, and fitness. His main goal is to guide individuals toward a long-term healthy lifestyle. 

Dr. Bishop is genuinely concerned about each of his clients and is passionate about his work. He not only has the desire to help people with the prevention of chronic disease but to encourage and assist them to take charge of their lives and feel in control of their own health and happiness. 

 Tiia Bishop

Client Counsellor & Personal Trainer

Tiia has been working closely with her father at the Weight Management Clinic since 2004. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology from Wilfred Laurier University, has completed many Obesity Medicine Association courses and a course in Motivational Interviewing at Northeastern University. Tiia is a certified Bariatric Assistant, a certified Personal Trainer Specialist through Can-Fit-Pro, and has developed individualized exercise programs for a large portion of our clients. When counselling clients, Tiia is able to combine her expertise in physical fitness with her current knowledge and skills to promote healthy lifestyles and help clients achieve their goals.

Amy Berger •

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Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a U.S. Air Force veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality by eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more.

Wendy Moore – Retreat Organizer •

Wendy-harpI began my journey into the low carb world in 2015 and then went on to discover keto and fasting, eventually making these an integral part of my lifestyle.

I have been a touring professional musician for over 20 years and in October 2014 I was literally brought to my knees with a massive blood clot from my ankle up through my abdomen.  This clot was discovered only 4 hours before I was to board a flight to Ireland for a 32 show tour.

Had I boarded that plane, it likely would have been game over for me. A few angels got their wings that night I’m sure… and I’m eternally grateful.  It turns out that I have a hereditary blood clotting disorder which is totally manageable with medication.

The night before my clot, I did an easy 10 k run with no swelling symptoms.  I had been a fully active triathlete and half-marathon runner up until then for a number of years.

That was the last time I ran.

Miraculously, the blood clot only caused minor circulation damage and I was back to pretty much full mobility (without the running) within 4 months.

That is when my low carb journey began.

While couch-bound, I had started a lot of reading on reducing inflammation (my left leg was almost twice the size of my right).  It seemed that minimizing sugar and carbs was a big recommendation.

I had also started gaining weight from being more sedentary (and indulging in carb loaded foods) so reducing leg inflammation AND losing 20 pounds was my goal.

Starting a low carb food plan helped both of those goals but not significantly.

I needed to take things a step further so I tried going keto and eventually adding various fasting durations.

Finally success!

Now, 4 years later, I am at my ideal target body weight and my leg inflammation is gone.  I am fully active in swimming, cycling, yoga and strength training.

I’ve decided to retire now from major music touring and to focus on my continued passion for living a keto/fasting lifestyle and to helping others achieve success with their goals, weight loss, and major health benefits of living a keto lifestyle.

Some of the specialists who have taught and encouraged me are the guest speakers at this retreat: Dr. Doug Bishop, Amy Berger, and Dr. Jason Fung’s Intensive Dietary Management Clinic run by the program director, Megan Ramos. Their websites, blog posts, suggested readings and support have been invaluable.

Thanks also to my Technosport swim coach, Duane Jones, who kept saying, “Come back to practices, we miss you!!”

My dream is to have this keto retreat be the first of many more that I will organize.  To quote Kevin Costner in the movie ‘Field of Dreams’:  “Build it and they will come!”

Please come out and be a part of this weekend retreat. Whether you are new to the worlds of keto, low-carb or nutritional fasting, just have a curiosity about it, or you are ‘keto-ing’ already, this will be a valuable weekend.

I know that we will all be motivated and inspired by the guest speakers as well as other attendees. It will be a wonderful experience.


Our accommodation partners offering discounts for registrants are the Perth Manor Boutique Hotel and Nevis Estate.
Contact the B&B’s directly to book.

The Perth Manor Boutique Hotel   —  

(613) 264-0050 ext 1
Please call to check availability. Be sure to mention that you’re attending the Keto-Retreat to obtain our special partner pricing.






Nevis Estate B&B
(613) 326-0017
Call or email them directly and mention the keto-retreat to get the preferred rate. Breakfast is included.






Other Accommodations in the Area

Three beds are available in Perth from Justyna Lawrence proprietor of the TLC Bed and
Breakfast in Richmond. The rooms allow access to a Keto kitchen where you can prepare your own breakfast. Here’s what she says:

I have 3 queen size beds available at my Perth House with 1.5 shared bathrooms.  
7 Thom Street
$45 per bed for one night or $80 for both nights (no tax, credit cards accepted)
Use of the house and Keto friendly kitchen – coffee, teas, wifi, linens and towels provided.
15 minute walk to Perth Manor and Full Circle Theater, or 5 minutes by car
Contact Justyna at 613 838-5890 or

Perth Parkside Inn & Spa Contact the Inn directly, mention the Keto Retreat and get 10% off the going rate. A Best Western affiliate.
Tay Inn (Motel) 613-267-3300
Aquarius (Motel) 613-267-4261
Colonial (Motel) 613-267-3660
Perth Plaza (Motel) 613-264-1022

Accommodations Outside of Perth

but within 20-30 minutes

Clyde Hall – Lanark  613 259 2330
Bracken B & B – Mayberly  613 279-3230
The Cove Inn – Westport  613 273 3636
Circa 1894 – Lanark 613-259-9988
Lakeside B&B in Sharbot Lake (613) 279-2580

Many AirB&Bs Available


There will be complimentary keto snacks (and a cash wine bar) for registrants on the Friday evening 7-9 p.m. ‘meet and greet’ as well as for an hour after each of the Saturday and Sunday afternoon speaker sessions.  Complimentary coffee, tea and water will be available during each speaker session. Please bring your own water bottle to the retreat.

Special 3-course Keto Dinner – SOLD OUTContact Wendy if you wish to be on a waiting list.

Saturday, September 15 at The Perth Manor Boutique Hotel.
Prepared by Chef Gordon Craig.

Perth Keto Retreat dinner menu, September 15, 2018

$70.00 pp taxes and gratuity included.
Cash Bar. Keto friendly alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
Limited seating for 53 people. 
To register for this, contact Wendy Moore

Other Local Restaurants

It’s recommended to make reservations on the weekends.
Bistro 54 – Italian…lots of pasta but some keto-friendly choices.
Stone Cellar– beef, lamb, duck on the menu, usually a seafood special.
Michael’s Table – good home cooking, lots of options on the menu
Hot Wok –  a lot of keto-friendly options but ask for specifics.
Hungry 7 – He makes his own soups and broths and the food is awesome.
Fiddleheads – Lovely location, some Keto friendly menu items.

I will be talking to local restaurants in Perth to make keto and low-carb breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available for attendees.We will make a list of the participating restaurants available closer to the event. That weekend, we hope the participating restaurants will display Keto identification.



*Saturday’s Keto Dinner at Perth Manor sold out – Contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list.*

To register for the retreat, please click on the link below.

Perth Keto Retreat Registration Form

That will open a PDF copy of the registration form on your computer. You should then be able to print it (ensure the size is correct on your computer), fill it in, scan it (or photograph it)  and email it to:

You may also be able to fill it in electronically depending on your computer.

All payments are done by e-transfer through your bank.

Please call Wendy at 613-558-4933 for assistance in registering.

Perth and Area

Perth downtown

Perth, Ontario is a beautiful, limestone bedecked village 90km west of Ottawa, 100 km north of Kingston on the gentle Tay River. It’s known for The Kilt Run, Stewart Park Festival and its excellent shops and restaurants. Because of its fine downtown and accessible housing, it’s become a retirement focus for Ontario.

Here’s a link to a map and to the city web site.

Google map of the Perth Area

City of Perth Information Centre


Friday Sept. 14 – Perth Manor Boutique Hotel

 7pm –  9pm – Meet & Greet – Snacks, music by Arthur McGregor, cash bar

Saturday Sept. 15 – Full Circle Theatre

10am – 12pm  – Doug and Tiia Bishop
2pm  –  4pm  – Amy Berger
5:30pm – 7:30pm – Keto Dinner at Perth Manor – Dinner sold out – Contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
Menu Perth Keto Retreat dinner, September 15, 2018
8:30pm – 9:30pm  – The Movie ‘Cereal Killers’. Doors open at 8pm. Cash bar.

Sunday Sept. 16 – Full Circle Theatre

10am -12pm – Megan Ramos
2pm –  4pm  – All speakers’ discussion with Q & A



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