Haiku Canada Weekend 2009
will be held in Vancouver, B. C. on May 15, 16, 17,
2009 at The University of British Columbia.
The pacifi-kana region of Haiku Canada is proud
to host the 2009 Haiku Canada Weekend. Below is essential information for all those considering attending the annual Haiku
Canada Conference and weekend meeting.
Tentative Agenda Schedule
Dorm-room check-in 3pm
at Shrum 4pm – 5pm Book set-up/mingle Shrum conference room
Meet and greet 5pm – 5:15
DeVar Dahl (Haiku Canada pres. to MC)
President’s welcome 5:15 – 5:30
Round-robin reading 5:30 – 6pm Bring haiku to
supper 6:15 – 7:30 Various cheese w/crackers, spring rolls, vegetables and dip, desserts,
coffee and tea
7:30 – 9:30
Break 9:30 – 10pm
Renku in dorm lounge 10pm – 2am ???
Book tables & silent auction
7am – 8:30 Come browse and Shrum conference room
and/or early morning renku? 7am – 8:30 (early renku in dorm lounge)
Catered breakfast 8:30 – 9:30
Continental breakfast with quiche added, coffee and tea and juices
Haiku Canada Meeting 9:30 – 10:30 All interested please
10:30 – 11:30
Catered lunch 11:30 – 12:30 Sandwich lunch with fruit platters, coffee, tea
12:30 – 1pm
ginko 1:00 – 2:30 http://www.nitobe.org/ $6.00adu/ $5.00senior
Kukai, books, & 50/50 3:00 – 5pm
Presentations 5pm – 6pm
Break 6pm –
Catered dinner 6:30
– 8:30 chips and humus, assorted maki rolls, vegetables and dip, coffee and tea
anonymous work shopping 8:30 – 9:30
Break 9:30 –
Renku in dorm
lounge 10pm – ???
Book tables & silent auction 7:30 – 9am
Come browse Shrum conference room and/or early morning renku? 7:30 – 9 am (renku in dorm lounge)
Catered breakfast 9 am – 10 am
After breakfast check-out 10 am –10:45
Results of 50/50, raffle, 10:45 – 11:15 No definite time on
the silent auction
blind auction 10:45 – 11:15 This keeps it fair (surprise call)
pack up books 10:45 – 11:15
Presentation 11:15 –
car pools to Van Dusen 11:45 – 12:15 go to lunch and meet at Van Dusen at 2pm
Van Dusen Gardens Entrance Fee is $8.50 for adults, $6.25 for seniors,
and a group rate if we have more than 10 in any one category and get there together.
Dinner at Van Dusen for those who’d like to stay on: 5:30 pmhttp://vancouver.ca/Parks/parks/vandusen/website/generalInformation/index.htm
E-mail Address: _______________________________________________
Early Registration: Cost of full
conference postdated before March 30, 2009 is $95.00, which gives you the five meals and the conference fee.
[Rooms are separate: Call U. B.
C. Reservations at 1-604-822-1000 or toll free at 1-888-822-1030 or Register by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Late Registration: After March
30, 2009, the cost of the full conference is $105.00 (five meals and conference fee). Rooms separate (see above).
For anyone wanting
to attend for part of
Friday and/or Sunday early registration is $30.00 per day (one meal each day and conference registration) late is $35.00 per day
Saturday only is $50.00 early registration. Late is $55.00 (includes three meals and conference registration)
Please makes cheques
payable to “Haiku Canada”!!!
And send to Alice Frampton, P. O. Box 8 , Seabeck , Washington , 98380 , U. S. A.
Post Marked before March 30, 2009 deadline!!!!!
Please note all fees should
be paid in Canadian dollars.
Full conference $95.00 (early registration): May 15,16,17 __________________
Full conference $105.00 (late registration): May 15,16,17 ____________________
Friday only $30.00 (early registration): May 15 ___________________
Friday only $35.00 (late registration): May 15 __________________
Saturday only $50.00 (early registration): May 16 ____________________
Saturday only $55.00 (late registration): May 16 ____________________
Sunday only $30.00 (early registration): May 17 _______________
only $35.00(late registration): May 17 _________________
Silent Auction, Blind Auction, 50/50
Please, if you have things to donate to the silent auction or blind auction,
bring them along. In 2006 we had an unprecedented amount of items donated for the silent auction. Now is the time to unload
some of those valuables you no longer want or need, or a new book. Items need not be oriental or deal exclusively with haiku,
but they should at least be of interest to writers or poets. Haiku Canada uses the monies to offset the cost of the conference
room, microphones, overhead projectors, etc.
For Room Reservations:
Call U. B. C. Reservations at 1-604-822-1000 or toll free at 1-888-822-1030
Register by e-mail: email@example.com
1 or 2 twin beds (singles
= 1 twin, doubles = 2 twin beds . . . sorry folks)
Bring your own towels, washcloths, floor mat, soap. Shared washrooms and showers like in 2006 down the hall from
your room . . . a male side and a female side.
$30.00 a night. Last time it was $33.00. The rooms might be a bit older, but they are renovating the dorm we had
Sheets and blankets are
provided, but the beds are not made. If anyone needs help making their bed (reaching and lifting) we can get help for you.
Just let me know on the registration form.
The dorm lounge has chairs, TV, microwave, refrigerator, sink, and kettle.
There are no food options. The conference package comes with catered. In 2006
we found it very hard to travel the distances to the scarce food locations on and off campus. I will plan meals to accommodate
regular, vegetarian, and vegan choices. Please let me know if there are any food allergies (life threatening)! There will
be bottled water and juices for everyone in the refrigerator in the main dorm lounge that we’ll be using. I will also
make available a Brita water filter so you can refill your water bottles and keep them cold. You will be able to help yourselves
to water, coffee, tea, juice, milk and a few other goodies in the kitchen area. If anyone would like to bring things to share,
that would be greatly appreciated (cereal, fruit, cookies, etc.).
Parking: $5:00 a day, plus tax. The lot is right outside where our conference room is. Get the voucher
for parking at the front desk when registering.