Thursday, June 24, 2010

Online Registration

Our online registration forms are ready to go - Pre-Register for NewfStock Today!There's no fee to register or attend NewfStock.

Pre-registering ensures you receive our full information package with all of the scheduled events outlined, maps and so much more!
This package will contain information about area businesses offering promotions to NewfStock attendees, a schedule of activities taking place all weekend, and everything you need to plan your weekend. Plus, it gives you and chance to tell us what activities you want to see at NewfStock.

Click here to register online - it's quick and easy!

If you would prefer to download the registration and mail it it, click here for the PDF file.

Also, if you haven't done so already, now is the time to book your room at the Sword Motor Inn to take advantage of their special pricing for NewfStock! All of the details can be read here.

Check back often for more details!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bancroft Area Business Owners!

The Newfies are coming! Lots of them!

Bancroft Area Business Owners, now is the time to contact us to be included in all of the opportunities to promote your business for this busy weekend. Many people attending NewfStock will be coming from quite a distance and staying in town for several days and will be looking for activities to do and places to visit.

Attendees that pre-register will be sent an information package ahead of time which will include a map listing area businesses who are offering special promotions or who have a Newf-friendly establishment for visitors to visit. We will also be providing information about local businesses at our event. If you are interested in offering special pricing/promotions over the weekend for NewfStock attendees, please contact us to be included on this map directing people to your business. Please send us an email at newf.friends@gmail.com

Vendors Welcome!

Space is still available for vendors at our main event in Millennium Park on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

Vendors are invited to set up booths selling items, offering services, or promoting their business or group for the day. Hundreds of dog lovers, not just Newf lovers, will be in attendance, and this is a great opportunity to sell your quality, pet themed goods.

Businesses that would like to offer a seminar or run an activity at NewfStock are asked to contact us with details.

Dog clubs are invited to attend, as are vet clinics, or people offering services for pets. Area Newf clubs are encouraged to set up information booths to gain new membership and promote their water rescue seminars and carting events.

In exchange for space at our event, vendors are asked to give a donation of their choice to Newf Friends. Not-for-profit groups/volunteer run clubs (such as breed clubs) will not be required to offer a donation, nor are the area vets who offer their generous support of Newf Friends and HART.

For more information please email newf.friends@gmail.com

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Activities

A full itinerary will be posted in July.

Some of the activities planned for this event include:

A parade of Newfs -- we're hoping to see over 100 Newfs!
Grooming Seminars
Carting Demonstrations
Carting Aptitude Testing with Peter Maniate
Photo-shoot for our 2012 calendar
Live Music
Games
A dog show for all breeds
Contests
HART's Raffle with a $1000 prize!
Vendors - souvenirs and memorabilia, supplies, food and more
Auction of the original pieces of art featured in the 2011 Newf Friends Calendar

We will also have opportunities throughout the weekend for get togethers of Newf Lovers including romp and swim sessions, a bonfire, guided nature walks, and more!

Stay tuned for all of the details!

Online registration will be available soon! There's no fee to attend, but registering in advance will guarantee that you get a full information package sent to you including all of the scheduled activities for the whole weekend, as well as information about Newf friendly businesses and services in the area that may be of interest, maps, the schedule of events, and so much more. These packages will be available in July!

Accommodations


Time to get your room booked for Newfstock 2012 – the huge Newf Friends Gathering in Bancroft! We hope to see you and your Newf there!

The main event will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Millennium Park in downtown Bancroft, ON. For those that are arriving ahead of then, or staying later, we will be planning a variety of activities – like group swim date, dinner in town on Friday, guided nature hikes on Sunday, and whatever else our planners dream up! The big event on Saturday will run all day with vendors, activities for the whole family, live music, and our rescue parade to raise funds for the Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue! It’s sure to be a great day!

We have confirmation of a block of rooms being reserved for Newf Friends at a discounted rate, at one of the area hotels. These are ready to be booked now -- first come, first served.

When you call to make your reservations quote the date, and that you are booking under "Newf Friends" to get our group discount.

The hotel we are using in The Best Western
146 Hastings Street N, Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0, CA
Phone: 613/332-2474


This hotel is located in downtown Bancroft, directly next to the Millennium Park, where we will be holding the big event on Saturday. It is walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and yes, Tim Hortons is just 2 minutes up the road.

They are offering us 15% off their standard rates listed below and they are waiving the Pet deposit, and they are making an exception and extending their pet friendly rooms to include all rooms that we require.

Rooms need to be booked now, and there are no cancellations of second night.

Prices (Hotel tax 10% extra)
7 suites, $ 169.99 and up
17 -single standard queen guest room $ 129.99 and up
13 -2 QQ standard queen guest room $ 159.99 and up
6 - standard king guest room $149.99 and up
3 - standard smoking queen rooms. $ 129.99 and up

Yes, on their site it says pets max 20 lbs! They are aware that Newfs weigh a tad more than that.

Those that are planning on making this a longer vacation, you may find renting a cottage to be a great option
Cottage Rentals
There are pet friendly cottages on this site, and some of the lakes are very close to town. I called them and have been assured that there is flexibility on arrival/departure dates because we are into September. You could arrive on a Thursday or Friday instead of a Saturday as listed on their site. These cottages book up fast and there are only a handful of pet friendly ones within 20 mins of town, so if this of interest to you, I suggest booking immediately. Be careful of the lake though, some are very far away! (Bay Lake, L’Amable Lake, Lucerne, Albion, parts of (south end) Baptiste are all close to town.) You can call them during regular business hours, 6 days a week if you have questions.

There is a unique Bed & Breakfast, which offers a dog friendly, privacy Guest Suite (a 425 sq ft.. one bedroom apartment). There is a queen bed in the bedroom, a queen size pull out sofa bed in the sitting room, a fully equipped kitchenette and 3 piece bath - electric fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD player and WiFi capability - the Guest Suite has it own private entrance. They provide a homemade continental breakfast each morning. Located 5 minutes form Millennium Park. Little Island Guest Suite.

For those that want a campground for tent/trailers
Bancroft Campground is 10 minutes from town
Or you can book at this Camp in Bancroft, it is about 5 minutes from town


Please visit the Chamber of Commerce website to see a list of other accommodations in the Bancroft area and book a space now to avoid disappointment! The link is http://www.bancroftdistrict.com/business_dir.php

People are planning to come from across Canada and the US to attend this event -- the more the merrier! We hope you can make it!