2001 National Unicyclists Convention to be held in Toronto, Canada

The Toronto Unicyclists are pleased to announce that the 2001 National Unicycle
Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 15th to July 20th,
2001. With an expected 400 unicyclists to attend, this will be an excellent
opportunity to meet the faces that have shaped the world of unicycling. The main
events will be held at the world-class facilities of Humber College, with track
events being held at York University. Both campuses are located within
Metropolitan Toronto. We welcome all unicycle clubs in the U.S., Canada and
around the world to join us for a unique celebration of our sport.

For more details please visit us at http://TorontoUnicyclists.Tripod.com or
e-mail us at TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com.

See you there.

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Re: 2001 National Unicyclists Convention to be held in Toronto, Canada

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RE: 2001 National Unicyclists Convention to be held in Toronto, C

> The Toronto Unicyclists are pleased to announce that the 2001 National
> Unicycle Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 15th to
> July 20th, 2001. With an expected 400 unicyclists to attend,

Yyyyyyyeeeeessssssssssssss! :smiley:

I talked to host Darren Bedford on the phone this morning, and he filled me in
on a number of the details. The facilities and setting are awesome. The Toronto
Unicyclists have scheduled the convention on weekdays, allowing the weekend on
each end for travel and/or tourism. This will make for a longer NUC, which
should allow the schedule to be less hectic, and fit in some things we haven’t
done before.

The Toronto Unicyclists need your help. Their club is very small, and in order
for the convention to be a success they will need lots of people to pitch in and
help run it. If people sign up in advance to help out at specific times, things
will run smoothly (and on time) and there will be less stress and surprises.
More about this below.

Also they need money. The club has no money of its own, and they have to pay
large deposits to reserve their facilities. I encourage you to register and send
your payment as soon as the registration forms become available. Perhaps they
are set up to take donations as well.

> The main events will be held at the world-class facilities of Humber College,
> with track events being held at York University. Both campuses are located
> within Metropolitan Toronto.

Darren described the facilities to me. They are all top-notch, with real nice
dorms available (or hotels). The dorms are air-conditioned (yes, Toronto gets
hot in the summer), and each comes with a mini-refrigerator and microwave! The
campus food is also excellent and varied, far beyond the usual college cafeteria
stuff. Plus, being located within the city, a large variety of restaurants, food
stores, and other supplies will be within easy unicycling distance.

Like the other Canadian cities I’ve been to, Toronto is beautiful. It is home to
the world’s tallest free-standing structure (which is another way to say real
skinny building), the CN Tower. You will be able to go up it as part of the
convention. The plan is for the first two days (Mon-Tue) to be artistic, the
middle day (Wed) to be a tour & fun day, plus the Public Show, and Thursday and
Friday will be track. Saturday will have optional MUni events for the
mountaineers. Toronto has a number of trail options available, including some
very advanced ones I’m told.

The Humber College gym is huge, and divides into three sections, each big enough
for a full-sized basketball game. There will be plenty of room for artistic
competition, along with a practice gym I suspect. Other rooms will be set aside
for workshops.

The convention Web site already includes links to the colleges, plus a number of
other interesting sites and sights around Toronto. Check it out!
http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com/tnucmain.htm

Currently the Toronto Unicyclists are looking for a unicycle club or group of
unicyclists to host the racing events. This doesn’t mean you will run the whole
thing, but to take on the task of finding people to run the various positions to
make the racing events work. If you aren’t able to take on the whole job,
perhaps you have a group of people you can offer to be helpers. All forms of
jobs will be needed, and the more that are assigned in advance, the more fun we
all get to have at the convention. If you know you’re doing four hours here and
two hours there, you can plan for it and have the rest of your time to yourself,
for instance. Please get in early, and be a part of making this the best NUC
yet, even if it is held on the other side of the border…

Contact the Toronto Unicyclists to get involved: TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com

Stay on top, John Foss President, International Unicycling Federation President,
Unicycling Society of America (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com