Rallies, Rendezvous and Shakedowns:
Our Spring and Fall rallies are our biggest annual events, drawing from 50 to 70 Airstreams. Rallies are typically held at regional Fairgrounds where we have access to water and electric, a good hall for social activities and club meetings, breakfasts every morning, at least one catered dinner and entertainment. Often the Rally Hosts will plan local tours and other activities to take advantage of the area’s attractions. Sessions are often held to share information on maintaining and using our Airstreams or simply to craft.
A Rendezvous, usually held mid-summer and early fall, is a smaller, more informal version of a rally. It may be held at a fairground or campground. A typical Rendezvous offers time for socializing, games, breakfasts, and may include a pot luck supper or a corn roast in the Fall. Again, we often hold information seminars to share our Airstream experiences.
Each year we start our “Streaming Season” with Spring Shakedowns, one in Eastern Ontario and a second in Southwestern Ontario. These casual camping sessions are geared to getting the rig on the road and ready for the summer camping and traveling season. They are also to catch up with friends not seen over the winter months and renew friendships.
Caravans are also an important part of our annual schedule. Each year we plan Unit caravans to the International rally and/or to other special WBCCI events.
We also plan caravans with chosen themes or that travel to particular destinations with stops along the way. Our caravans tend to be quite informal and can last anywhere from a day or two to several weeks. These caravans are a great way to get to know your fellow members and to see some wonderful sights. A caravan is really a rolling social event, marked by camaraderie on the road and at the many stops along the way. It’s a great way to go on an interesting tour with a group of friends without having to do any planning!
Wait, there is more! If the rallies, rendezvous and caravans aren’t enough, we also hold breakfasts and dinners throughout the year in different parts of the Province. These may be the Pre-Winter dinners held in eastern, central and southern Ontario or the Mid-Winter dinner near London held for those who didn’t head south.
If you own an Airstream, come on out and meet us. Remember, there are no strangers in Airstreaming, only friends that we haven’t met!