Fellow Dragoons we are in the final stages of planning for the Gathering of Dragoons 2018 in the national capital. Your organizing committee - Peter Atkinson, Chris Chance, Dan Heppell, Phil Whitehead, Bryan Forsyth, Bob Hart and Bill Fulton have put together a great weekend for you and your spouses. You have four things left to do. Number one is send your payment to Bob Hart by 1 May 2018 ($100 per person which pays for the meet and greet and the dinner cruise. An additional $55 per person if you are planning to play golf on Saturday afternoon. Make cheques payable to RCD Assn NCR Chapter). Number two is contact the Four Points Sheraton in Gatineau to book your room if you have not already done so. Their phone number is 1-888-229-1623. Tell them you are coming for the Dragoon Weekend. Number three is organize yourself to get to Ottawa by 1800 hours Friday night the 15th of June for the meet in greet. Lastly and most important, brief your spouse on the plan. Let her know there will be a spousal brunch (pay as you go) on Saturday while we are in the Association Meeting. At that brunch they will get a briefing on all the things to do in the National Capital Region. The dress for the weekend is Smart Casual (casual pants or shorts and golf shirt) for the Meet and Greet, feel free to wear your Regimental blazer or an RCD golf shirt to the Association Meeting, and Business Casual (long pants, open neck shirt and jacket) for the Boat Cruise. If you are not sure on the dress, ask your wife. At this point if you have any questions you can contact either Peter Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org 613-854-3000 or Chris Chance at email@example.com 613-858-7554.
Schedule of Events
Friday 15 June 2018
1500 - arrival and check at Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Gatineau
1500- 1900 - RCD Gathering Registration in Hotel Lobby
1700-1900 - RCD Association Executive Meeting (location TBC)
1700-1900 - Dinner on your own
1900-2300 - Gathering of Dragoons Meet and Greet in Notre Dame Room on second Floor, cash bar and Hors Oeuvres will be served (dress is summer casual). RCD Kitshop will be available.
Saturday 16 June 2018
0700-0900 - Breakfast on own time in Hotel Restaurant for those going to Association Meeting
0900-1100 - Spousal Program Brunch in Hotel Restaurant and Presentation on “What to do in the National Capital Region”
0900-1100 - RCD Association General Meeting in Notre Dame Room on Second Floor
1100- 1700 - Spousal Program in National Capital Region
1200-1700 - Springbok Golf (for those who have registered) at Highlands Golf course, shotgun start at 1230. Eighteen Holes with cart.
1730 - 1830 - Get Ready for Evening Cruise and Dinner
1830 - Move to Boat launch
1900 -2300 - RCD Gathering Cruise and Dinner onboard the Ottawa River Queen (dress is business casual). Regimental Photographer will be taking pictures.
2300 - Return to Hotel
Sunday 17 June 2018
Breakfast at Hotel, Good Bye to friends and departure on own time