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2015 Paper Modelers Meet NORTH [in Southern Ontario]
« on: October 30, 2014, 01:41:19 PM »
This is the first of many posts I will make with the same question:

Would you be interested in attending a Paper Modelers Meet in southern Ontario (in 2015)?

I am talking about a IPMC North event...a paper modelers convention.

Just like the current IPMC that meets in Virginia every year, I would anticipate a similar event structure.
Registered attendance...a public display...exhibitors setup their own displays.
Judging and Awards...themes...prizes.
Banquet, meals, an awards ceremony, a fund raising auction, etc etc
Probably a single fee that covers entry, table, meal costs, etc

Maybe the event can be held in a Hotel or at an interesting location.
We can organize group accommodations or reduced rates at a local hotel.
All these things can be discussed and sorted out later...

for now, I just need to find out if there is enough interest
and a willingness to commit* to attending the event.
  (*tentatively of course)

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My proposal is for an event in southern Ontario.

Southern Ontario stretches from Detroit/Windsor in the West
to Ottawa and the border of Quebec in the East.
The 401 Highway spans the distance, crossing Toronto and many other major cities.

I live in Cambridge Ontario...thats directly halfway between Detroit/Windsor and Toronto.
The southwest corner of Ontario has three main US border crossing points (Detroit, Buffalo and Niagara Falls)

A more rural location (away from a big city like Toronto) might be more affordable
and there are many attractions we could consider, when choosing a locale for the event.

For example: for those interested in Military Aircraft the Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton
which is about an hour north of Buffalo. Hamilton (Mount Hope) is also an international airport,
as is Cambridge (an hour away) and Toronto.
I'm not up on all the local Hotels and accomodations but I can look into that.

This is only one suggestion for a general location...
my main concern at this time is finding out the interest of fellow modellers.
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Feel free to discuss any ideas you might have about the event
and start any new threads you want.
I will be creating an area in the Canada Paper Modelers section if I see some interest.

I'll also be posting on other forums to get the word out about this.
Feel free to post or discuss this topic anywhere you like.

if you want to be involved in the organizing of the event, please let me know.

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Re: 2015 Paper Modelers Meet NORTH [in Southern Ontario]
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 09:01:24 AM »
Dave,

I'm definitely interested, and willing to volunteer my time to assist.

Thanks,
Gary
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Re: 2015 Paper Modelers Meet NORTH [in Southern Ontario]
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 10:37:03 AM »
lol thats two...you and me Gary...should be a short group meeting!

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but seriously, I'm glad to hear from someone.

I'm going to leave this here for a while, and then start broadcasting across other forums and groups.
To all...feel free to spread the word and drum up some interest.


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Re: 2015 Paper Modelers Meet NORTH [in Southern Ontario]
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 12:45:53 PM »
There are a number of folks in your area at a war gaming forum.  Just let me know when you want me to post about it over there
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Re: 2015 Paper Modelers Meet NORTH [in Southern Ontario]
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 01:53:27 PM »
Feel free to say anything, to anyone, anywhere.
Since I have really not committed to anything yet, I have no restrictions.

The thing right now, is find out who is interested in a Canadian paper modelers meet of some sort.
I just don't want to go too far with any plans until I know people are showing interest.



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