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trm0002 03-20-2010 10:25 AM

Oshawa Meet and Greet Part Deux...
 
DATE CONFIRMED:

weekend of AUGUST 21st


It is important that you plan on being there on FRIDAY BY NOON if you can get the day off work. That's the day we'll be meeting with the plant employees and throwing them lunch.

"We" are in the process of setting up a date for the 2nd annual Meet and Greet in Oshawa, Ontario (yes, that's Canada where the Camaro is built ).

Several dates are being discussed. Here is where we are so far. Please chime in on what works (or not) for you. Be sure to vote in the poll. Please select ALL the dates you can attend- the poll will allow for multiple answers.

***Note that Sept 4th is now also OUT. It is Labour :D day also in Canada and the plant is closed 9/3-9/7 so many of the workers will be on vacation.

Regards,
Trent and Waldo

Looks like June and July is out. This is how it's shaping up so far:

5/15 ok
5/22 ok
5/29 out - Coca Cola 600 in Charlotte

6/5 out- out of town at relatives (Trent)
6/12 out- vacation (Lisa), Ontario Camaro Nationals
6/19 out- B-day for my younger one (Trent)
6/26 out- baseball playoffs start for younger kid (Trent), Carlisle weekend

7/3 ok (but most likely people will have July 4th issues)
7/10 out- plant shutdown
7/17 out- plant shutdown
7/24 out - Vancouver (Hylton)
7/31 out - Vancouver (Hylton)

8/7 out Aruba depart (Trent)
8/14 out Aruba return (Trent)
8/21 ok
8/28 ok

9/4 ok

Please feel free to ask questions and/or add remarks within this thread.

CynAgain 03-20-2010 10:31 AM

I might be able to do May but I need to get my butt in gear for that special license or pass port or whatever it is I need to leave the country. I voted for August though so I don't have to rush. :D

super60 03-20-2010 11:01 AM

Well as a worker here in Oshawa i'm honoured that the 2nd Meet & Greet is being thought out for 2010 . I'm looking forward to meeting all of you again :thumbup: plus all of the new Camaro owners who have discovered Camaro5 . The weather is much better here in August vs October so i'm leaning for Aug 21st . I hope to shake everyones hand and say Thank You :thumbsup:

Mike Judge

Super60

fp115 03-20-2010 12:23 PM

I look forward to this!

Ajax Inferno 03-20-2010 12:49 PM

Being right next door to Oshawa in Ajax, ON we would love to attend! Sometime in August would be best! Nice warm nights usually if there is anything afterward during the day.

Would be great to say hello to the men and women making this great car! Usually we have a few line workers saying hello while driving around town. Would be great to finally meet and greet!

Cheers!
Chris

viper1cobra 03-20-2010 01:09 PM

I have been looking forward to this, since I missed the last event last year. I will will keep my eye on this for the date that is decided and try to work my schedule to accomodate.:thumbsup:

sugar'n'spice 03-20-2010 03:23 PM

What a perfect date August 21st is !!!!!:thumbup:

sugar'n'spice 03-20-2010 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CynAgain (Post 1613488)
I might be able to do May but I need to get my butt in gear for that special license or pass port or whatever it is I need to leave the country. I voted for August though so I don't have to rush. :D

Please come! We can meet!:)

camarorick 03-20-2010 03:36 PM

August 21 :w00t::headbang:

Looking forward to buying you that beer Mike ( Super60 ) !!!

Rick

5THGENRS 03-20-2010 05:25 PM

Indiana isnt to far away, oh man i would so want to do this:happyanim:, this is the least i can do for all the hard work you guys put into building my car.
So my questions are, what does this meet and greet involve? Day schedule?

viper1cobra 03-20-2010 05:36 PM

+1

I missed the first event, what can we expect if we attend this years event.:iono: I will be driving from the Texas.:happyanim:

CajunCamaroChic 03-20-2010 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by super60 (Post 1613578)
Well as a worker here in Oshawa i'm honoured that the 2nd Meet & Greet is being thought out for 2010 . I'm looking forward to meeting all of you again :thumbup: plus all of the new Camaro owners who have discovered Camaro5 . The weather is much better here in August vs October so i'm leaning for Aug 21st . I hope to shake everyones hand and say Thank You :thumbsup:

Mike Judge

Super60

Yes, August 21 is a great date!!!

CajunCamaroChic 03-20-2010 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viper1cobra (Post 1614672)
+1

I missed the first event, what can we expect if we attend this years event.:iono: I will be driving from the Texas.:happyanim:

I am in Louisiana, so I plan to fly. Too many miles to put on Bella.

sugar'n'spice 03-20-2010 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CajunCamaroChic (Post 1614766)
Yes, August 21 is a great date!!!

It would be great if you could make this one!!:thumbup:

CajunCamaroChic 03-20-2010 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sugar'n'spice (Post 1614792)
It would be great if you could make this one!!:thumbup:

I am coming, short of a hurricane shutting down the airport! If that happens, I will drive!! Can't wait to meet you!!

sugar'n'spice 03-20-2010 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CajunCamaroChic (Post 1614803)
I am coming, short of a hurricane shutting down the airport! If that happens, I will drive!! Can't wait to meet you!!

I am looking forward to it!:D

stratman2SSRS 03-20-2010 09:17 PM

May or July for me.

Xp0gam3r 03-20-2010 09:18 PM

Anytime for me :thumbsup:

Hobgoblin42 03-20-2010 09:44 PM

I would love to drive up from Buffalo for this, 8/21 or 8/28 would be great

papabearcamaro 03-20-2010 10:15 PM

YES YES YES!! I have been sooooo looking foreward to this happening. 8/21 or 8/28

firsttime Camaro owner 03-20-2010 10:35 PM

Sounds awesome! Gotta get my passport 'cause I definately don't want to miss this. got the video from nat geo, ultimate factories, that just wets the appetite. Would love to get there. Hope it's in August!

STORMTROOPER 03-20-2010 11:04 PM

Can't wait !!!!!
 
Hylton/Trent,

We will be there no matter what weekend it is.

Give us a shout if we can lend a hand in way..

Lynn & Kelly

viper1cobra 03-20-2010 11:07 PM

July or August will be good for me. I already have time off in July, so it would be my first choice.:w00t:

I am looking forward to meeting the People that build this Awesome Machine that we all own.:happyanim:

:chevy:

bdstealth 03-21-2010 12:23 AM

May +1

trm0002 03-21-2010 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5THGENRS (Post 1614640)
Indiana isnt to far away, oh man i would so want to do this:happyanim:, this is the least i can do for all the hard work you guys put into building my car.
So my questions are, what does this meet and greet involve? Day schedule?

Here are last year's threads.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39315
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45676


Last year we all met up at the Oshawa Holiday Inn ( www.hioshawa.ca ) on Friday around noon. From there, we went by the plant- plant tours are not allowed (but we're working on that) and continued on to the union hall where we threw a "thank you" buffet luncheon, met a bunch of the plant workers including Mike Judge- Super60- who so graciously bestows the coveted lithographs, met the Mayor of Oshawa, and presented a plaque to the head of the workers union in appreciation for a job well done.

Then we went back to the hotel and got wasted. I think we ate dinner there too.

In any case, the next day it was off to Martin Rea where the Camaro suspensions are made. They threw us lunch, gave us tours, etc- great group of people. Then, late Saturday afternoon, it was homeward bound for the majority of us although a few did stay the extra night in Oshawa.

Keep in mind that FRIDAY is the key day as obviously it's the day the workers are available to meet with us when their shift ends; Saturday is recovery and whatever extra fun we can come up with.

We needed to get a tentative date before anything activity wise could be scheduled.

That said, it appears the weekend of Aug 21st is falling into place quite nicely. I'm going to pencil it in on my calendar as the likely date being that it works well for Mike Judge (Super60) also- that's important.

Nothing is set in stone yet but I don't think it's a bad idea to open up that weekend in our schedules......

Again, plan on arriving either Thursday night or Friday by noon.

More info to follow when available including group package hotel rate(s) including an option for breakfast on Saturday morning, when I get them from the Holiday Inn.

Please keep in mind that the purpose of this event is two-fold.
#1 obviously we get to meet each other
#2 we are there to thank the Oshawa workers for continuing a job well done.

In doing so, we throw them the luncheon. Expect the cost for this to be thousands of dollars- it was last year- and Hylton ate a bunch of the cost that he shouldn't have. We can only ask for "donations" as we don't want it to get in the way of anyone attending but please keep in mind that the ordeal is by no means cheap... Hylton will most likely have another paypal address set up for those who would like to "help the cause" if you know what I mean.


Quote:

Originally Posted by viper1cobra (Post 1614672)
+1

I missed the first event, what can we expect if we attend this years event.:iono: I will be driving from the Texas.:happyanim:

Nice. :D Ok- who's coming from farther away than Texas?

Quote:

Originally Posted by white 2ss/rs (Post 1615794)
Hylton/Trent,

We will be there no matter what weekend it is.

Give us a shout if we can lend a hand in way..

Lynn & Kelly

You can help me wash my car when I get there... ;) Seriously, as the time gets closer, Hylton, I, Scott, and whomever will compile a list of things we could use help with and we would appreciate all the help we can get. Thank you.

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