Notice to all Dragoons serving and retired. Your NCR Chapter now has a plan for our gathering in 2018. Mark your calendars for the weekend of
15- 16 June 2018 in the nation’s capital.
We have reserved 75 rooms at the Four Points Sheraton across the river from the Parliament buildings in Gatineau.   The address is 35 Rue
Laurier in Gatineau.  You can now reserve your rooms by calling the Four Points at 1-888-627-8089 and tell them you are part of the reservation
for The Royal Canadian Dragoons Association.  The room rate is $159 per night plus applicable taxes.  Reservations need to be made by 1 May
2018 or we will lose the room block.  I suggest you make your reservations as early as possible.  They will hold your room with a credit card.
We will start the weekend with a meet and greet Friday night at the Four Points Sheraton at 1900, followed by our Association meeting Saturday
morning at 0900 in the same location.  Saturday afternoon will be an opportunity to visit some of the sights our national capital has to offer.  We
will have information on Parliament tours, the War Museum, the Canadian Mint, the National Art Gallery and the Museum of Civilization.  For
those golfers in the crowd we can even organize some golf if there is interest.  For the golf I will ask you to indicate your interest on the
attached registration form so that we can properly plan for a golf game.  As I mentioned in my first update you can also just relax and visit the
restaurants and the bistros of the Byward Market or hit the shopping meca of downtown Ottawa.
The highlight of the weekend besides our association meeting,  will be a four hour dinner cruise on the Ottawa River on board the Ottawa River
Queen.  You will want to be back to the hotel by 1800 for the departure of a dinner cruise on the scenic Ottawa River.  The cost per person for
the weekend besides your hotel is $100.
So that we can do the remainder of the detailed planning,  we need you tell us by 1 December 2017 if you intend to come to the Gathering of
the Dragoons 2018 and then payment will be due to our treasurer by 1 April 2018.  Please fill in the attached form and send to Peter Atkinson
either by post or email.  All payments are to be made to Bob Hart our treasurer by cheque.  Payment is to be sent to Bob Hart at 72 Beechfern
Drive, Stittsville Ontario K2S 1E3.
If anyone wishes further information at this time they can contact Peter Atkinson at patkinson1@rogers.com or 613-424-6262.  My mailing
address is 1343 Caserta Place, Orleans Ontario, K4A 3C1.
Gathering of Dragoons 2018
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