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Offline David B.

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Sold Out! Hope to see you there!

Dave

Offline AJM

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Crap! Didn't think it would sell out  :-X

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It would be great if they would video the presentations and put them up on Youtube for those of us who can't make it.
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Will see what we can do...might have more luck arranging something for next year...just getting things off the ground this year!

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Dave, thanks for organizing. Really good speakers, entertaining. Greatly appreciate it. The sponsors were really great to chat with as well. Thanks to everyone!
M

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Nice to see you sent some door prizes Bothwell.

RR
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What a great event this was!

We really were happy we rearranged our schedule and came. It was SO great to see so many familiar faces and meet even more people who had an interest in winter camping. I was really surprised when the question was posed "how many people have never been winter camping" and half of the people raised their hands! How cool is that, that there are that many new people wanting to give it a try!

I was also really grateful to put some faces to names that I have interacted with online. Now I know you DO exist! LOL

Thank you again to all that organized the event especially David Bain.

I hope to see some of you on the trail or at the Pond in the future!

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Nice to see you sent some door prizes Bothwell.

RR

Wished I could have been there. Glad to be able to support the event. I hope whoever won the stoves gets some use from them.
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One stove was a ticket purchase prize...the other was used as a special draw for those who bought a youth ticket...15 and under...the young man who won looked pleased!

Thanks again for your support!

Hope those of you who made it had a good time!

Dave

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Had a ticket but it was the only weekend i could try out the new winter setup before its gets really cold,... wish i could have gone.  Next year for sure!

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Congratulations to David and all the volunteers for organizing and running the 1st Annual OWCS!  I wish I could have been there.  Great to hear the event was a success. Well done! 
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The symposium went off without a hitch on Saturday, the crowd was fantastic, the sponsors, displays and prizes were amazing. What surprised us the most was that almost half of the audience had never winter camped before but were there to learn. While our talk was about winter car camping we enjoyed hearing about the more adventures expeditions from Jim Baird & David Lee. We heard about winter glamping from wintertrekking's TearKnee. We learned several tips on locating crown land for future back country trips from Pine Martin and as always Kevin Callan's talk was helpful and entertaining. It was a wonderful to show people new and old to the sport that there are many different ways to winter camp but whats important is that we all get 'out there'.  Thanks again for the support, there were many familiar faces of members here on wintertrekking that attended. Thank you David Bain for taking notice of this gaping lack of Canadian winter get together's and putting this together.
 Marian