westdance: Fwd: KWDS VII has been Approved!

Crystal A. Larsen xtalrock at yahoo.com
Fri May 15 14:02:06 PDT 2009

Today is the last day to pre-reg for at the lower price for KWDS. 



--- On Thu, 2/5/09, Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:

> From: Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com>
> Subject: westdance: Fwd: KWDS VII has been Approved!
> To: westdance at westdance.org
> Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009, 3:15 PM
> [ 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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