West Meets East in Orangeville
Ontario Canada Unit Spring Rally
May 26 – 29, 2017
Dust off your cowboy boots and bandanas and come to the 2017 Spring Rally!
Where: Orangeville Agricultural Society Fairgrounds; 24790 Five Sideroad, Mono, ON L9W 6K5
Directions: Longitude 43.950718 – Latitude 80.077586. Detailed directions at www.oaseventcentre.ca/directions
Shopping; Dining; Exploring the Headwaters area: Caledon Equestrian Park in nearby Caledon; Arts and Crafts; antique markets, etc.; Island Lake Conservation Area and more!
– Spacious camping – good drainage
– Fabulous hall
– 15/20 amp service at $27 per night – 30 amp service at $33 per night. Bring extra electrical.
– Water – bring free-flowing Y connection and extra hose. Well water supplies both inside and outside water. Inside water is tested every 2 months; outside water (from the same source) is tested every two years.
– Washrooms and showers available
– No dump station on site; The Town of Orangeville offers free dumping Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Also check out www.sanidumps.com
Rally fee includes:
– Breakfasts Saturday, Sunday & Monday
– Evening hospitality Friday, Saturday & Sunday
– Saturday night dancing to Groove Town Music DJ.
Optional Catered Dinner:
– Saturday night features a western-themed chicken & ribs feast at $30 per person
– Vegetarian option available.
Other planned activities (so far):
Saturday morning: Iris Folding craft season – see the detailed description below; Cost for supplies is $2 per person. All you need to bring are small, sharp scissors and good quality scotch tape.
Saturday afternoon: learn the finer points of line-dancing so you’ll be ready for the evening’s opportunities
Sunday morning business meeting after breakfast
Sunday evening: Sing-a-long around the old campfire (Outdoors if weather permits, otherwise, an indoor “faux” campfire).
If you are a golfer, President Neil is looking into possibilities for a game on Sunday afternoon.
Iris Folding – What is it?
At our Saturday morning craft session at the spring rally we will learn Iris folding. Iris folding is a fun and easy paper folding technique that can be used to make greeting cards, scrapbook pages, or designs that can be framed and hung on a wall. The texture and depth that you feel when handling an iris folded greeting card or scrapbook page is the best part. Iris folding is very versatile in that any type of easy to fold paper (or even ribbon) can be used. Left over Christmas wrapping paper works great!
In keeping with the “western theme” of the rally, we will be making a cowboy boot, shown here.
There is a $2 fee per person to cover the cost of the materials. Please bring small, sharp scissors and good quality scotch tape.