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I believe Kappa vendors would have issues coming north of the border, but at least Solo have a Canadian base of operations.
We can get ourselves over the border without a problem, but bringing tools and parts gets really interesting. We looked into it a couple years ago when there was talk of doing something north of the border and it turned into quite a mess really quick for us to do it. I think there is some ways to make it happen though, but it would definitely take some planning. We honestly would love to come up and do a northern event since we have so many great customers up in Canada though. :)
 

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There is many activities to be done in the area and many incredible road to ride. I know it is in the great white north and very different as culture (French) even if many of us are bilingual..

But please .....tel me .....what would you think of a 2017 GWNNASSM

Great whit north National meet:thumbs::thumbs:

What who you think of
The problem is that most of us are not bilingual, at least not french, and the road signs are only in french.
 

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I'll guess the average vocabulary of U.S. citizens at something in the area of 15,000 words and the average number of unique words used each day at around 2,000. For the average Solstice driver on the road, maybe 10. I think we can all pick up enough to get by with French road signs between now and the 2017 summer solstice.
 

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If Canada wants to step up for 2017, we're in! We have a significant number of Canadian members and I would love to see their neck of the woods from the seat of a Kappa!
 

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I'll guess the average vocabulary of U.S. citizens at something in the area of 15,000 words and the average number of unique words used each day at around 2,000. For the average Solstice driver on the road, maybe 10. I think we can all pick up enough to get by with French road signs between now and the 2017 summer solstice.
The last time I drove from Montreal to Quebec and back, I was able to understand the road signs well enough, but the prompts on the gas pumps caused me to hesitate. The clerk didn't speak any English, so I had to figure it out.
 

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There are quite a few of us in the Quebec club who are completely bilingual and would definitely help out on the events. The area around St-Sauveur as Pierre states is so well suited for our Kappas, most of the stores, service stations. restaurants, etc are fairly bilingual. For those who were at NASSM 2014 in the Poconos, the terrain is similar for the woods and slightly more hilly. Day runs could be organized from St-Sauveur to the Townships where we could include North-east states cars that can easily join the runs. Pierre is a great organizer and the event would be as good as any
 

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We're in for 2017 in Quebec. It will be a trip home for my wife...just need to download the app for the phone that translates English to French!
 

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I like the idea of a Canadian nationals. After all, it is the North American Solstice Sky Annual Meet.

Maybe by 2018 I can work out a group of locals to put together a 2018 meet in Ohio's North cost.

But I'd also still like to see something in Michigan eventually. I know the Heritage Center rents out their space for parties.
 

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If things are still going well for me in 2017, I would like the Quebec idea. It would be a nice 'change-of-pace' to visit Canada. Also, it would be a much closer journey than Arkansas this year (600 miles to Montreal vs. 900 miles to Ozarks).

On the negative end, I need to dump a boatload of cash to get my car fixed up enough to make it safe enough for another long trek.
 

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West Virginia has great roads but few Kappa members
Eastern and southern West Virginia have GREAT roads, but the coal trucks everywhere are a pain and infrastructure (hotel(s) which would be a viable cost effective location) would present a challenge. Besides, I heard the most active Kappa couple in WV moved several months ago to somewhere near the Ozarks. :sunglasses: Coincidence? My guess is no. :+1::smiley:
 

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Maybe by 2018 I can work out a group of locals to put together a 2018 meet in Ohio's North cost.
Where? North Coast is flatlander territory and full of cities, which is why we went south for 2010.

You do not want a National that spends it's time running thru traffic

Je pense qu'un Nationale a Quebec est un bon idee. les routes sont en kilometres pas mph et le rate du exchange sont presque 35% en faveur des Americains aussi. Bon chance Pierre.....Je prevois d'etre la
 

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Tanks for all your kind words

Hello everyone,

It is fun to see that some of you showed enthusiasm on the possibility of a GWNNASSM

To answer all your questions; road sign in Quebec are all pictograms. So it is very easy to understand. The Saint-Sauveur, Tremblant and Mtls are are very bilingual. It would be not an issue if someone is only English speaking. For sure if that happen, it would b.e an intimate National. Would plan for a 200 cars max capacity. Would have a mix of rides, activities and touristic tour.

Now it is time for me to turn around and as my follow Quebec Solstice Sky Owners Club members if they are willing to jumped in that fabulous talks. For ride planing, activities, touristic tour and hotel, you can all considered it done. Now it is to wait and see if others would be willing to jumped in as RC, Sweeper, Volonteers foe reddistrationsration and other task. Most important, I would need someone to take care of the Internet side of it from A to Z.

If someone have other idea for a NASSM, please share it because for me, I need to wait and see from my group. Decision should be made before the spring time.
 
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