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Date:         Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:51:46 -0500
Reply-To:     Greg Potts <Greg@POTTSFAMILY.CA>
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From:         Greg Potts <Greg@POTTSFAMILY.CA>
Subject:      True Canadian Winter Bus Campout, February 19-20, 2005
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Hi Volks,

2004 was the best camping season I've ever had in 40 years on this planet. In total, I spent something like 31 nights sleeping in my westy with my family while attending or traveling to a VW Bus Event. Thanks go out to everyone in the community who helped make that happen. Ford Focus owners don't have near this much fun with their cars, trust me.


So now I'm inviting everyone to the first camp-out on my list for 2005, the True Canadian Winter Bus Campout. This event got started last winter when the hard-core amongst us here in Southern Ontario decided that we just couldn't wait until EveryBus, and the warm weather was too far away to dive to for a weekend. Thus became the TCWBC.


Who: Anyone with a VW who wants to join us for a night in the Frigid North. This may mean you. We have even heard from a couple of crazy yankees who are planning to recreate the 1812 invasion, except that this time we Canadians are going to be picking them up at the Buffalo airport. ...Laura Secord must be spinning in her grave...

Where: Valens Conservation Area, near Hamilton Ontario, just east of Cambridge. Under an hour's drive west from Toronto.

When: February 19th - 20th.

Cost: To get in on the group menu will cost $10. Our group menu is planned to reduce food prep and cleanup as much as possible, an important detail when camping in winter. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON EATING WITH THE GROUP. The menu will be posted on the web-page below. This year's dinner: Chili in a bread bowl!

Camping fees: Valens charges $26.50 for an electric site, but you can share that with a second vehicle for an additional $7 and split the difference, bringing it down to $17/bus.

Bonus: If you like a good campfire, then this is THE camp-out for you. It gets dark very early in February, and with the cold weather up here a good campfire is critical. TCWBC will not let you down. If you can bring firewood, please do so.

Bonus #2: Adam Narraway will once again be providing us with his fine Silk-Screened garments. Long-sleeved T's and hooded sweats will be on the menu for 2005. More details will be coming soon.


There's a web page for the event online at:

Pics from 2004 are online here:

Valens Conservation Area Website:

Happy Holidays,

Greg Potts Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1973/74/79 Westfakia Conversion **Bob the Tomato** LY3H 1977 Sunroof Automatic L63H/L90D

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