Region One News – April 2012

Published: April 1, 2012

By J. Rick Cipot

April has arrived and I know many of our fellow Airstreamers are itching to get on the road. With the weather up here as it has been, Sandi and I have already started our camping season. With that said we have some very special events I would like to mention;

This year, 2012, is a very special year as it marks the 50th anniversary of our Quebec Canada Unit. They will celebrate by hosting a Méchoui and hope to have as many active and past members, officers and friends as possible attend and participate in reminisces.

You will be greeted at Chalet du Ruisseau in St Benoit, Quebec on Saturday, July 21st. A light punch will be served from 4:30 PM followed by a dinner at 5:30 – 6:00. Price for punch & dinner is $35.00 per person.
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Their $50 for the 50th Rally is a special celebration. Please note that this special weekend is a “Buddy Rally” with all rally parking on the grounds of the Chalet. Arrive Friday, July 20, 2012. Depart Sunday, July 22. Your payment includes: three days and two nights of camping; a Friday evening Welcome Social; a Sunday Brunch for two; water and RV Dump Station. (Electric is not available. Generators allowed 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM) Bring your family and friends with you or in their own equipment to help us celebrate.

St Benoit is located approximately 25-miles NW of Montreal in a rural area with a variety of attractions within a short distance of the Chalet: wineries, horse farms, ostrich farm, exotic animals, honey production, sugar houses and more.

A little further south plans are being finalized for the 2012 Region One Rally this year hosted by the New England Unit. They have a fantastic schedule with activities on site for everyone and plenty to do in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Please note that you MUST have your paid registration in by May 11th, 2012 to guarantee your site. Full three point hook-ups first, then water & power with free honey wagon service for all. This is a rally not to miss; there will be a large section of Vintage trailers with an open house, demonstrations by national and local venders along with many seminars not to mention Happy Hours, great friendship, a Saturday night Costume Pink Flamingo Ball. More information being posted on the WBCCI Region One webpage.

So if the current activity is any indication of the coming months, Region One units and friends will have a very busy season for sure. Whether you are planning on joining up with the smaller rallies or even hosting one, please be sure to let everyone in our region know your units plans. There is always room for “one more”.