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2004 Ontario Gathering
Ottawa, Ontario


HIGHLIGHTS
Slumberfest

Saturday night will definitely be a "dressing down" night. In keeping with our theme "Suite Dreams", we're hosting a mammoth slumberfest beginning with pre-dinner cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m..  Light entertainment will be provided by the "Ottawa Players".

So, no matter what you call them..p.j.'s, pyjamas, glam jams...be comfortable...wear them to dinner.  If you come in your most imaginative, fun or exotic bedtime attire, you'll be eligible for a prize!  But no see-throughs please...we don't want to be too distracted when we blitz the Artisans Market at 9 p.m.

Centrepieces

We need individuals and/or clubs to provide centrepieces for three meals. It is preferable, but not necessary, that they be theme related. They should be approximately 12" x 12", be packed in a box suitable for travelling and be of a quality you would be proud of.

Tote Bag Favours

These are small, hand-crafted items made and donated by you and distributed to Gathering registrants. They should be individually packaged with your name included. We would ask for 150 of each item if at all possible but we will be happy to accept any number. Favours need not be theme related.  Those received in sufficient time will be acknowledged in the Souvenir booklet. If making as a group, be sure to list all participants' names.


Gathering Helpers


These are donated items (usually handcrafted) raffled off to help defray overall Gathering expenses. They should have a value of least $50 and be compact enough to easily carry home. They can be single items (a piece of furniture, a doll) room boxes, displays, etc.  Tickets are sold throughout the weekend and the draws are held Sunday at lunch.

Gift Exchange

Gifts must be a scale miniature and have a minimum value of $15. They should be items you would be proud to give and receive. You must bring a gift in order to receive one. Please package in a clear box with your name included.

Round Table Workshops

These are short, inexpensive workshops. The round table workshop kits will be sold on Friday night. On Sunday morning, you will have the opportunity to complete the kits with the assistance of a facilitator.

Volunteers

Assistance is needed in many areas throughout the weekend. Please consider offering your help.

Displays

We welcome your displays, theme related or otherwise. Bringing them and setting them up is your responsibility. If they are electrified, please bring your own extension cords (clearly marked with your name) and include a small card with your name and any details about the display you think may be of interest. Displays may be set up between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday night.

Artisans  Market

This is for those miniaturists who sell to the public and must consist of hand-crafted items, not necessarily made by yourself.  A signed contract is required for which you will be allotted half of an 8 foot table.  Setup is on Friday evening and the room will be locked until after the banquet on Saturday. Deadline for return of signed contracts is March 15, 2004.