MARITIME SPINNERS RETREAT 2016 Rodd Mill River Resort, PEI
October 21, 22, 23
All details regarding the Maritimes Spinners Retreat has been posted on Facebook under the group name “Maritimes Spinners Retreat”.
15th Annual MARITIME SPINNERS RETREAT
BACK TO BASICS
Auberge Bouctouche Inn, New Brunswick, Canada
October 16, 17 & 18, 2015
Well here are the details! After weeks of crunching numbers, we are pleased to announce the full weekend fee of $115 for the 2015 Retreat.
Registration is on a first come basis and you are “in” as soon as your cheque is received. Booking a hotel room does not automatically give you a spot at the retreat. This year, spinning space is particularly limited*.
Your $115.00 covers all spinning activities, delicious lunch and supper buffet catered by Chef Carson Edward from Dune View Restaurant, welcoming snacks on Friday evenings, and morning/afternoon snacks on Saturday (including taxes and tips).
Registration procedures are kept to a bare minimum. Simply send your cheques ($115.00 payable to Maritimes Spinners Retreat 2015) along with your name, e-mail contact and phone number to: Maritimes Spinners Retreat 2015, 595 Dover Rd, Dieppe NB, Canada, E1A 7L8. Specify dietary requirement if any. Confirmation will be by e-mail.
The Auberge Bouctouche Inn&Suites will be opening on April 11, 2015 (toll free 1-888-450-2244). A block of rooms has been put aside for us so remember to mention the retreat when you book your room ($85/night + tx). A continental breakfast is included in the room price and an extra charge applies for more than 2 people in the room. All rooms are equipped with a mini-fridge and a micro-wave oven.
If you would like to attend as a vendor please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Timetable and activity details will be posted in the coming months but we are planning a MITTENS CONTEST so you can start spinning and checking for mittens ideas!
As usual, there will be a brief introductory session for new spinners on Saturday morning. Beginners should come with equipment (yours or borrowed) and at least a bit of practice in forming yarn.
Registration deadline, September 5th.
Except for the continental breakfast, no food is served at the Auberge but our catered meals.
This means that all of those wanting to join us for the meals at the Auberge on Saturday must be registered with us. Note that there are restaurants and coffee shop very close to the Auberge.
Also there is no elevator in the Auberge; the spinning room and the eating room are situated on different floors.
You are on your own for supper Friday evening.
I surely missed something so don’t hesitate to send me an email for clarification.
Happy spring spinning!
*With so many interesting fiber related activities happening in October this year, we wondered if people would come to the Spinners Retreat. But we just could not skip a year without at least a chance of getting together for the simple joy of spinning!! However, we are also realistic… Hence this year, the Retreat is organised in a smaller venue with spinning space for about 40 wheels.
The Cancellation date for the 2015 Retreat is September 5th. A full refund will be given when you send written notification to Manon Mallet, email – email@example.com
After September 5th we will hold back a 20% administration fee.
If you cancel after September 25th a refund will only be issued if there are sufficient funds remaining after the Retreat. The 20% Admin fee will apply but we will do our best to refund as much as possible because we know that no spinner would miss a Retreat without a drastic reason!
Congratulations to the winners of the Grand Prizes at the Maritime Spinners Retreat.
Kick Spindle- donated by Gil Pacheco – Nancy Williams from Maine
Blending board – sponsored by Harmonique/Ashford – Daniel Nell from Lower Sackville
Tapestry loom – donated by Belfast Mini Mills – Ashley Greenslade from Halifax
Schacht Ladybug Spinning wheel – sponsored by Schacht- Gen Noel from Hillsborough
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