NUC 2001 - February Update

As we prepare for the NUC in Toronto on July 16th to 21st, we find a few minor
details are changing and people require more information on specific aspects.
This is the first of a series of updates we will post to this newsgroup to keep
you informed. In addition, we have a FAQ page on our NUC 2001 web site at which should answer most of
your questions, and will be updated as things change.

Dormitories at Humber College - We have received a number of questions about
more than one person sleeping in the single dorms. There are no double dorms at
Humber. Both buildings have been built in the last few years and students prefer
their own room, so they were built as all single rooms. The rooms are 11.5 feet
by 8.5 feet, and contain a bed, small fridge, a desk and space to hang clothes.
There is a picture of the room on their web site at but even that makes it look bigger
than it really is. Fire regulations require that only one person sleep in each
room, and Humber College told us we should only allow one person per room. For
more than 2 people, it is as cheap, and probably a lot more comfortable, to stay
at the nearby Travelodge (ask for the “NUC” rate - it’s about $50 US for 1 or 2
people, about $56 US for 3 or 4 people sharing a room). It’s only a mile from
Humber College and there are still plenty of rooms available.

Lunches - We’ve decided to remove lunches as an option. The reason is: The
lunches are at Humber College, but on Wednesday we’ll all be downtown where
we’ll obtain our lunches individually. On Thursday and Friday we’ll be at the
Track and Field Centre where there is a snack bar and on Saturday we’ll be at
Kelso Conservation Area. The only days we’ll be at Humber College are Monday and
Tuesday, and there’s a variety of fast food and deli options available at the
College, which will likely be cheaper than the dining room lunch. Anyone who has
already paid for lunch will be reimbursed when they arrive at the convention.

Non-Competitor Registration Fee - We have been asked what a non-competitor gets
for $35. The only thing non-competitors don’t get is to enter the races,
artistic events, trials and MUni. The $35 includes a seat at the public show,
entrance as a spectator to all the events, workshops, social events, and a
package of local information and discounts (hopefully). Also, only registered
participants are covered by the convention insurance. The other aspect of it is
that non-competitors become part of the convention rather than just spectators.

Workshops - We’re still looking for people to lead workshops. We are hoping to
be able to offer a wide and varied selection. Any offers will be greatly
appreciated - just let us know what you are willing to do, what you need from
us (e.g space, equipment) and what day and time during the week you’d be
prepared to do it.

Vendors - We are hoping to have vendors at the convention. We are currently
discussing the arrangements (where and when vendors can operate; if there will
be any fee, etc) and hope to give details in our next update.

Raffle - Any donations to the Raffle would be much appreciated.

Contacting Darren Bedford - Daren now has an e-mail address:

And don’t forget that the registration fee increases to $65 on March 1st.

Peter Groves Toronto Unicyclists