Welcome and congrats, Mike!
Sounds like you had a good time that was well worthwhile. The Midland course sounds very interesting, although it being over two weekends means two longish (about 4 hours each way) trips for me, whereas Adventure Sailing in Penetang (just literally around the corner) completes the course in 4 or 5 consecutive days - one trip - and for about the same cost.
Did you practise between weekends on the course? Did/do you have your own boat, or were/are you sailing through a club boat program?
It's always good to know that there are Canadian sailors on SailNet!