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Old 17 Mar 2013
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Smile Canada Ontario 2013 HU Travellers Meeting, near Parry Sound, Sept 12-15 2013

We're very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Horizons Unlimited Ontario Overland Adventure Travellers meeting, to be held September 12-15 2013!
http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events/ontario-2013

We had a great turnout for the first meeting in 2012 near Barrie, over 125 travellers from as far afield as Australia and the UK, plus southern USA and eastern Canada. The atmosphere was fantastic, but we did conclude that we needed a new venue for 2013 with the facilities to allow us to grow the event properly.

It's taken quite awhile, but with some help from local travellers, we found it! The event will be at Camp Manitou, on Lake Manitouwabing, north of Parry Sound. Warren Milner checked it out for us, and he says: "the location is terrific - very scenic and great for riding!"

HU Travellers meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled, on two, three or four wheels! There are no bands and no wild parties, but we do have great people and interesting bikes - and fantastic stories about travelling to interesting places, plus tech seminars on everything from tire changing to GPS usage to packing lists. For a taster of HU meetings, see the video here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events

If all that sounds like your kind of event, get all the details and sign up at http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events/ontario-2013

Pre-registration is now open and if you pre-register and pay before the end of March you can save $50 on a full event pass.

Please pass this on to any serious travellers and would-be travellers you think might be interested in attending or presenting!

Thanks for anything you can do to help spread the word about the event. There is a poster on the webpage you can print off and hand around to local venues and bike shops too!

We'll both be there, and hope to see you there!

Grant and Susan Johnson
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com

As we count down the days, you can get the latest event updates by subscribing to this thread, (thread tools, subscribe) or 'Liking' the Horizons page on Facebook.

Feel free to discuss the event on this thread!

Volunteers to help out and Present also wanted!
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It's still a ways out on the calendar, but I threw in my presenter hat. Hoping this time for less snow. :-D
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It never snows in Canada in September!

But the new venue has lots of indoor space for presentations AND for sleeping, just in case...
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But the new venue has lots of indoor space for presentations AND for sleeping, just in case...
Sleep inside? That's just crazy talk.
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happy to see the event going forward, I am in New Orleans that week, Hope to catch up to the HU meeting in California. Have fun.
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Same here. Hoping to get to this one this year.
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Are the camp sites hammock friendly? Any good sized trees around the camp sites?

If not are the couples cabins shared with other couples? A little confused on the difference between the couples cabin and a private cabin (for my wife and I). I'm guessing the private cabins are for singles?

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Trees and cabins

Hi Mark, thanks for the question! I've just put a map on the event page now, so you can get a better idea of the layout.

As can be seen from the picture and the map, there are lots of trees around the property.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/eve...013#facilities

As for the cabins, we don't have all the cabins on site, because some of them are reserved for their staff, but we have the entire camp, so we're not sharing with any other group. There are various cabin configurations.

Pricing on the event page could have been clearer, but our intention is as follows:
  • Camping is $60 per person for 3 nights.
  • Group Cabin (max. 6 per cabin, lower bunks only), $80 per person for 3 nights.
  • Couples Cabin (max. 2 per cabin), $110 per person for 3 nights.
  • Private Cabin (max. 1 person in a cabin), $130 per cabin.
So for a couple in a Couples Cabin, it will cost $220 in total for the 3 nights. We have a limited number of the couples and private cabins, thus the pricing is higher and we already have a number of these booked out.

Hope that helps. See you there!

P.S. Camp Manitou has recently updated their website, you can see examples of some of the cabins here.

Cheers,
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Great, thanks for the quick response Susan. We're looking forward to it.
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Nice people to meet

Hi everybody,

My name is Chantal and I strongly recommand to assist this meeting in Ontario. Why? Because my friend Pat Trahan will be there with his incredible stories to tell and also because I will do a great presentation on my journey through Americas with my husband.

And also because of all the others guests who have interesting stories either.

And also because the great opportunities to make friends and meet travellers. And so on...

Don't miss out

Chantal Cournoyer
www.chantaletjean.blogspot.ca
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I'm counting off the days.
This will be my first HU meeting.
I hope it'll be addictive!
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I'm counting off the days.
This will be my first HU meeting.
I hope it'll be addictive!
It will be addictive I guarantee! There's always a huge buzz and a lot of "see you on the ROAD" going around!

see you there!
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So for a couple in a Couples Cabin, it will cost $220 in total for the 3 nights. We have a limited number of the couples and private cabins, thus the pricing is higher and we already have a number of these booked out.
We're flying over to New York at the end of the month (for a month) for a family wedding, and are planning on hiring a car and driving to Canada to visit a few relatives up there. We thought it would be good to head up to Parry Sound and check out this little shindig, but as we won't have any camping equipment with us we would need to take a cabin. Are there any couples cabins still available?

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Just like last year around this time, my 250 has broken.


Unlike last year, I'm not trying to fix it myself. It's nice to have a good relationship with a quality mechanic.
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We're flying over to New York at the end of the month (for a month) for a family wedding, and are planning on hiring a car and driving to Canada to visit a few relatives up there. We thought it would be good to head up to Parry Sound and check out this little shindig, but as we won't have any camping equipment with us we would need to take a cabin. Are there any couples cabins still available?

Cheers

Ian
No problem at this time - we plan to pull the option when no longer available, so get in while you can! Note you do still need a sleeping bag and pillow.

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