Corran Journal has paid for a new shelter to protect the Gathering circle from the upcoming winter season. The glass, steel and wood shelter accommodates seating for twenty and it has camera views from all sides.
The solid stone floor is a beautiful ledge-rock mined from the hills in nearby Muskoka district.
The next Gathering will take place on Thursday, November Second at six o'clock in the evening. Winter commences in the Town of Manitou on November 1st however the community received its first snowfall of the season just last night.
Residents of the Town of Manitou will wake up to a chilling surprise. Tonight the temperatures dipped to a frosty minus one and combined with moisture arriving in a front from the north-west there is a significant change to our local landscape. The town has just received its first snowfall of the winter of 2017. Approximately two to four centimetres have fallen across the entire eight region municipality. The official start to winter is December first, this snowfall is expected to melt during the upcoming weekend when temperatures should rebound to thirteen degrees Celsius by Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Silversmith enjoyed a meal of free range turkey, home fries and green beans followed by a plate of delectable cannoli for dessert all served with a bottomless glass of frosty root beer on the side. When asked how his meal was he replied "absolutely delicious".
The Wailing Banshee pub is located in the commercial district of Manitou next to the public docks. Dinner is served at the pub from four until nine in the evenings seven days a week. Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!
A picture is worth a thousand words and these pictures tell of the great success at our latest Gathering. The Gathering, an informal get-together which has been taking place for approximately a year now, held its first meeting at a special new fireside circle located on Lawson Island on the Minesing region (Manitou) in the Great Canadian Grid.
The Gathering is an opportunity for new and old members to gather together to talk about anything from the weather to grid issues. Once in a while GCG grid owner Roddie Macchi is able to find time in his schedule to attend - this was one of those times.
Roddie talked about the upcoming rate hikes and answered any questions presented from the twenty people who attended this month's Gathering event. This month's Gathering lasted approximately two hours and discussed topics including: rate hikes, copybotting, the new code and upgrades, roleplaying and more.
"The setting could not have turned out better" said Winter Silversmith organizer of the Gathering get togethers and designer of the Lawson Island parcel. "I wanted it to have a real community feeling that didn't feel like we were attending a town hall meeting. A fireside circle in the woods seemed the most Canadian to me, after Tim Hortons of course".
When asked why the venue was changed from Tim Hortons on the GCG Welcome region Winter had this to say "I have actually wanted the gathering to be on my region for some time now. When I first proposed the idea it was to make use of the GCG Cabin but we found the location to be too close to the nearby club. The Tim Hortons was okay but we had a few issues with seating and some attendees wanted to use voice. Since I had no control over either I could not fix the problems as they occurred. I wanted a setting that wasn't official GCG property, a place where people could feel free to speak their mind, and somewhere I could reset scripts or click on or off voice if necessary. The idea of a fireside circle on my region is a perfect venue even in the dead of winter".
Manitou will be closing seven of their eight regions on January 1st 2018 including Minesing region due to the rate hike affecting grandfathered regions. "Yes, the event will continue on my region. I will be setting up a new region in early January and include on it an island for our special new fireside gathering circle. Rest assured the meet and greet event will continue into 2018".
Donations of $Maples are greatly appreciated but not required. Please travel to the Minesing region, gathering fireside circle and find the beaver donation box. Donations are used for fundraising events and landscaping for Manitou regions.
"Thanks to everyone who attended. Thanks to Roddie Macchi for coming and answering members questions. Thanks to Anna Wright, Sabrina Dementos and Lynnestra Parker for providing me with photos" said Winter.
Mark your calendars and join 'The Gathering' group in GCG, the next gathering will take place on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm GCG time on Lawson Island, Minesing, GCG. Check the group for a landmark or just watch in early October for reminders.
On behalf of myself, Sabrina and the real life Independents, we want to thank each and every one of you that attended and donated to our recent fundraiser. (Tribute to ZZTop to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada). We are so happy to announce we raised MC$ 16,275
At the time of writing this (Monday, September 25th), that amounts to 93 Real Life Canadian Dollars!!!!
A very special Thank You to Stassi Susanti, and Kotu Sapphire for all their continued support and hard work they put in to helping us with the very worthwhile causes we raise money for. We are very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community. Thank you all again for all your generous donations. We'll keep you posted on upcoming fundraisers.
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To make a donation directly you can click on this link Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Donations
Thanks Again, Everyone!
Toaster & Sabrina Dementos
The Gathering is an informal meet and greet hosted by Winter Silversmith of Manitou, GCG. Mr. Silversmith announced that this week's Gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 pm. The original venue chosen was the Tim Hortons on GCG Welcome region, however this location has been changed to the Gathering Circle, Lawson Island, Minesing, GCG.
The Gathering get-together's have been held in three different locations in the past year. These locations include the GCG Cabin, Tim Hortons and the Archives of the Avatar. The Gatherings were started as a way to meet and greet new members in the community and share stories and ideas about anything including issues specific to the grid.
"They have been quite popular" Winter Silversmith told the Corran Journal today. "We have counted as many as two dozen avatars in attendance during some of the gatherings which have varied in length of ninety minutes to over four hours". The new venue has seating for 14 including Winter but as he noted "additional seating can be added if needed".
When asked about the reason for the sudden change in venue Winter had this to say "well, I have actually thought about relocating it to my home region in the past. Several of the members have expressed that they felt the gatherings taking place on a GCG owned region had too much of a meeting-type feeling to them. Attendees want to feel comfortable and laid back and welcome to speak their minds about any subject including grid issues".
The Great Canadian Grid has maintained an open-door policy to both compliments and complaints about their service. The Gatherings were not created to be a place to complain about the grid. "They are a get-together between old and new friends. We are all neighbours here in this expansive community and it is great to gather together to just chat about whatever" Winter said.
The Gathering will be held at 6:00 pm GCG time on Tuesday. The Landmark for the event is posted in the notices on GCG Events, The Gathering and Eternity Isle groups as of Sunday night. Everyone including Hypergrid visitors are welcome to attend.
Lions Head Fire Services responded to a 9-1-1 call about a vehicle fire in the development area of the old town of Manitou. The department is about ten minutes from the area and when crews arrived the truck was completely engulfed. Ontario Regional Police closed the section of Highway 8-A for about an hour while fire crews extinguished the blaze.
The driver of the truck, Peter Fields of Wiarton, stated that the engine overheated and smoke began to rise from the hood. He was able to maneuver the vehicle to a safe stop parking lot across from the arcade and witnesses called the emergency services. The truck was completely destroyed by the fire, fortunately the driver escaped without injury. The damage to the almost new vehicle is estimated to be $22,000. The highway was re-opened by police following the incident.
Councillor Requests Early Start to Halloween
"It has been a hard season for everyone and I think we need to celebrate something!" said Councillor Winter Silversmith, representative for the Town of Manitou. "I am inviting all of our residents and businesses to decorate now for Hallowe'en, Autumn and Canadian Thanksgiving. I know we are a week early for Hallowe'en but let's get things rolling while we still can".
The Covenant calls for decorations to be placed no earlier than one month before the holiday date and removed within a couple days after. Residents and businesses in Manitou are invited to decorate for Canadian Thanksgiving (October 9), Hallowe'en (October 31), Autumn (September 22) now. Winter begins in the Town of Manitou on November 1st and the regions close forever December 31, 2017.
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