westdance: Fwd: KWDS VII has been Approved!

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Feb 5 15:15:13 PST 2009


[ From the Autocrat. I know I'm going... -- Gregory ]

For those who haven't heard, we have just received word that the Known World
Dance (and Music) Symposium VII is now Fully Approved!

It will be running from about 6 pm Thursday July 2nd, until about 5:30 pm
Sunday July 5th, 2009, at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario
(between Toronto and Niagara Falls).

Pre-registration should be opening shortly (by mid-Feb), at which point
we'll send out more info.  But at a glance, pre-reg for the weekend will
cost around $50, not including food or accomodations.

Otherwise, the dorm beds are actually Comfortable this time around, and the
dorms are by far the closest place to stay to the class buildings.  You're
looking at around $55 per night for a single room, or around $45 per night
per person for double occupancy.  Otherwise, there are hotels a short drive
/ transit ride away (and they aren't too expensive, since we aren't right in
Toronto), or there are potentially people to crash with around town, though
we are still coordinating this.

For travel, you can fly into the Hamilton airport, or to Toronto, or you may
wish to fly to Buffalo (may be cheaper for people in the US already), but
I'm not sure about transit from Buffalo (you may need to rent a car for that
one, but you shouldn't need to for the closer airports).  Of course if you
are driving, then you will want to cross the border into Canada either at
Buffalo for those from the east, or at Sarnia or Windsor for those from the
West.

PASSPORTS!!!   If you are not from Canada, You will need a Passport for each
traveller to be able to attend the event.  (unfortunately, these rules are
set to come into effect just before our event date).  Oh, and one tip:  When
crossing the border with a car full of SCAdians, try to make sure you know
everyone's Mundane names, and that the driver knows where you each are
coming from.  It looks a little weird when you don't know this info.  :)

Other than that, we'll be getting more info up on the website (And the
pre-reg info) over the coming days.  Here is the address again:
http://www.kwdsvii.org/
However, my host has been having some issues just in the last few days.
Should be resolved shortly, but here is a backup address in case the first
one doesn't work:
http://www.kwdsvii.plcengineering.net/
(sorry, I'm not trying to advertise businesses or anything.  That company
name is out of date / inactive now regardless)


I'll be sending out an email to all the teachers I have on my initial list
shortly.  (We have quite a few)  However, feel free to let me know if you
would like to teach, and I will add you to the list.

I hope this helps everyone's vacation plans.  Yay Dancing!
Darius



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