Now is the time to come home to Canada
Over the years, at our many
we've travelled together through time and all over the world
Now, it's time to come back Home, eh?
Welcome Home, all Canadians:
Old Canadians, New Canadians, Honourary Canadians (our American Friends),
Get together with your mini friends for the weekend and dress like a Canadian
(in Red & White)
In beautiful Oakville Ontario, and stay at the
Holiday Inn, Brontė
For $395, enjoy a fabulous Canadian weekend getaway:
2 nights' accommodation, all meals,
souvenirs, endless laughter and fun!
Easy access by car off the QEW highway (west of Toronto) and located on the GO
Friday Afternoon Pre-Gathering Field Trip
Our Home and Miniature Land
Yes, fellow miniaturists, this is IT!
Attendees of Miniatures Gathering 2019 are being offered a rare opportunity to
get a wonderful preview of the Newest Biggest Little Tourist Attraction to
come to Toronto.
not yet open to the public
can have a back stage tour at its current facility in nearby Mississauga.
Some of our miniature friends have been involved with the project for a long
If you think you might join us for the tour, please tick off the box on the
Visit the website for a
Once completed the project will be moving to its permanent home in Toronto.
It is Canada as you have never seen before. Once completed it will be a
cross country tour of Canada, from the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, to the
CN Tower in Toronto, the Welland Canal, Niagara Falls, across the Prairies and
Rockies, right out to Vancouver Island.
All built in Miniature!
You might have heard of the
in Hamburg Germany. This will
be its Canadian cousin.
Welcome to our Home Contest
Create an original display featuring the
idea of a Canadian Home:
Some ideas to get you started....
Cabin in the Woods
Cottage by the Lake
Houseboat on the Rideau Canal
Upstairs Duplex in Old Montreal
Little Mosque on the Prairie
Fishing Boat in Newfoundland
Ranch house in Alberta
Olivier's Bistro in Three Pines
Give your entry a title, but hide your name, so no one knows who the creators
base not more than 12 inches by 12 inches
Winners will be announced at dinner Saturday.
Meet our Mooscot
We will have a special guest with us this weekend. A fabulous Moose.
right now, he's Anonymoose.
We're looking to you to give him an identity.
If you have a name to suggest, please fill it out on the registration form
(plus, if you like, the story behind the name)
He will decide which name he likes best, and we'll announce it at the
Saturday during the day, as well as Sunday Morning, are the times for working
You can enrol ahead of time for a
--all day Saturday or Saturday & Sunday Morning or Sunday Morning
Work on a
bring one of your own projects to work on at the
We always have a wonderful selection of Quick Kit Workshops from our
work on at
the Gathering or to take home with you.
If you'd like to submit a Quick Kit idea for
approval, please complete the
Time and Talent portion
Kits are generally in the $5 to $10 dollar range, though it could be
She must receive your information by
March 15, 2019.
Saturday Night Banquet
Join us for the Saturday Night
Red & White
We're expecting a Who's Who of Canadians (both illustrious and infamous,
fictional and real) to show up. This means you!
The Artisans Market will take place
Saturday Night only
from 9:00 to 10:30.
To find out more, or to reserve a table for your hand-crafted sale items, click
You have the option to sit at a 1 inch scale table or ¼ inch scale table.
Increase your own, and everybody else's, enjoyment of the Gathering by
following the Saturday night tradition of exchanging small gifts with the seven
other people at your table. Please remember what scale table you are sitting at
and have gifts in that scale.
While a value of $3-5 is suggested, most are handmade items which are valued by
the recipients as a wonderful reminder of the Gathering.
Giving is optional.
Gathering Helpers are items raffled off to help with current gathering
expenses, donated by clubs, groups or individuals. They could be a small room
box or vignette, or a single piece such as a dressed doll, a special piece of
furniture, or a very nice accessory piece.
They usually run at a value of at least $50, but many are worth far more. The
Gathering Helpers are kept on display throughout the weekend while the tickets
are being sold. The winning tickets are pulled at the Sunday lunch.
They need not be theme related
If you wish to donate one, please complete the
Time and Talent portion
You've been busy as a beaver all year long, working on your wonderful projects;
now is the
share with your friends, and see what they've been up to.
Everybody loves to see what other people have been doing, so we hope to have
lots of displays: room boxes, dollhouses or individual items.
If you plan to bring something, please complete the
Time and Talent portion
Let us know the size, and if you need an outlet. Please bring your own lighting
and extension cord.
Be sure to include a card with some information about it.
We could not possibly run the Gathering without lots of volunteers to handle
small but mighty tasks.
It's a great way to get involved.
to find out the many ways you can help out as a volunteer.
You can bring a gift for another lucky miniaturist, of a value of around $20.
Bring something in 1 inch or 1/4 inch scale (not both please) and you will
receive in exchange a
gift in the same scale. Please, no books or kits.
The Gift Exchange Process is being revised this year to include
display of all gifts in advance, so be sure to have your name clearly
displayed on the see-through
Barb or Harriet
with any questions
But Wait--There's More!
Don't forget about the
NEW THIS YEAR
....we're adding a
LIVE, NOISY AUCTION
to our regular
A Few Other Bits and Bobs
Name Tag Holders
If you have your own name tag holder, either from a
previous Gathering or any other event you've attended, please bring it along.
Let's see how many different colours we end up with.
(We will have a few extra ones just in case--first come first served)
Want to stay an extra night or two?
to request the special room rate of $110 (+ tax) for
Want to sit with your friends at meals?
Addrene or Karen
with your request, bearing in mind that Quarter Inch
and One Inch tables can't be mixed. Requests must be in by February 1, 2019
If you need a lift, or would like to offer a lift -- and enjoy having a
fill out the
Car Pooling form
and submit it to