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PR Weekend in Canada
June 18th - 20th, Montreal
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Date: 5/26/09 10:47 AM

Finally the event we anxiously wait for all year long. A PR Weekend! And this one's our FIRST Canadian PR Weekend. Under the expert guidance and planning of Mahler (Anne-Marie)



Where: Montreal, Canada
When: June 18th - 20th



As you know, PR Weekend is a weekend get-away for PatternReview members held in an effort to bring the community closer and to support local sewing businesses.

And, like every year, this PR Weekend promises to be a fun-filled weekend with enjoyable activities, fabulous shopping and great food.

Interested in the history of PR Weekend?

Montreal is a fun, cosmopolitan city with many restaurants for all budgets. RESO, an underground 33 km network of shopping, theatres and subway stations lets visitors stroll impervious to the weather. Montrealers are known for their style, and there are ample opportunities to shop and observe the fashions (and buy fabric). The neighborhoods are charming and the museums the height of culture.


Read on to find out what has been planned for you!

Our guest speakers for this PR Weekend are
Kathryn Brenne, founder of The Academy of Fine Sewing and Design.
Jeanne Binet, founder of Jalie Patterns

accompanied by Emilie Fournier, Jalie Patterns.


PR Weekend will be held on the campus of the Université de Montréal (UdeM).




Accommodations will be at the Les Studios Hôtel, located on the campus of UdeM.



We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate just for PR Weekend attendees. There are four room plans, ranging from $40 to $90 a night. All plans include breakfast.


PR Weekend registration fee is $110 (non-refundable) and includes:

  • Sewing seminar with Kathryn Brenne
  • Demonstration and chat with Jeanne Binet and Emilie Fournier
  • Cocktail garment contest
  • Friday and Saturday night dinner
  • Bus & conference room Rental
  • City tour


Sounds like fun?

register

Once you register, you'll receive more information about how to reserve your rooms.

When we've filled the spots, we WILL close the registration. Because we need to make a lot of arrangements ahead of time, we're going to close the registration on May 30, 2010. So make sure you register sooner rather than later.

Program

Friday, June 18
8:15 - 8:45 AM Registration packet pickup - Main Hall
9:00 - 12:00 noon Sewing seminar with Kathryn Brenne
12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch Break [Restaurant available on Campus or on Côte-des-neiges]
2:00 - 4:30 PM Demonstration and chat with Jeanne Binet and Emilie from Jalie Patterns
5:30 - 7:00 PM Cocktail Dress/Outfit Contest - 4th Floor Glass Ateliers
7:30 PM Dinner - 4th floor glass ateliers

Saturday, June 19
8:15 AM Bus pickup for fabric shopping - UdeM dorms
12:00 noon - Lunch Break
4:00 PM Bus pickup and a brief guided city tour
5:15 PM Return to UdeM dorms
7:00 PM Fun Catered dinner at the dorms/Pizza and Fabric Show & Tell

Sunday, June 20
Optional - Sightseeing and self guided tours. Sites to see and places of interest will be included in your registration packet.

Montreal PR Weekend Organizer: Mahler


Volunteers
ConnieBJ
Kay Y


---- Edited by Deepika on March 15th, 2010 to include registration and program ---


---- original message from Anne-Marie -----
Hello everyone,

As discussed with KayY and ConnieBJ, I am suggesting a PR weekend in Montreal in spring 2010. The university where I work offers very nice and affordable (50 $ - 75$ per night) rooms. In order to reserve those rooms, we have to wait in May when the students are gone for the summer.

Here is a link to take a look at it.
http://www.studioshotel.ca/studios.php?lang=en&d=h

Are there people interested in organizing the event with us. I am willing to be project manager for this event.... If this is ok with you. To facilitate the organization, if that pleases everyone, I would work the way I learn in the engineering firm where I used to work... Very "squary" project management way that is systematic and works wonderfully.

If you are in. Write a note. Tell me if Montreal sounds good to you.

Warmest regards,

Mahler or (Anne if you prefer)
update June 22nd
Highlights from the PR Weekend Montreal
-- Edited on 6/22/10 12:44 PM --

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In reply to Mahler


Date: 5/26/09 11:23 AM

Ooo...Montreal. I'm interested. I love Canada and have done lots of traveling there. I have always wanted to visit Montreal. I'll keep watching this thread for more updates.

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Date: 5/26/09 11:55 AM

I'm still on board here. The university idea sounds great. Let's make sure that we don't choose a date that conflicts with the US PR weekend - which I believe will be the weekend after Mother's Day, in Philly in 2010.
Whatever I can do from 8 hours away, I am game for. I am a pretty decent organizer.

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Date: 5/26/09 11:59 AM

This is great! Our first PR Weekend in CANADA! However if you guys are thinking of May I won't be able to come because I'll most probably be tired planning for the Philly PR Weekend. Also, we want to give a few months in between the two if we want more exposure on the site and want more people to attend. If it's in Montreal, a lot of east coast US members could also attend.

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Date: 5/26/09 12:28 PM

I am in for Montreal. I would love to go there with the bonus of being with people who know the area and are PR members. The dorm sounds fun.

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Date: 5/26/09 4:04 PM

Hummm! July would be fun because we have of all the festivals that take place in Montreal. On the other end, many people would be on vacation. Deepika, do you have a suggestion of dates? March is too cold and not green enough.

Does any one have a suggestion of date. Would end of June be ok ? What are the dates for Philly?

Regards,

Anne

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Date: 5/26/09 4:39 PM

I would love to come from the West Coast. July would be better for me. I am looking at a trip back East next Summer and July or Aug would work well.

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Date: 5/26/09 5:07 PM

Anytime for me, I live in Repentigny, 30 minutes from Montreal.

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Date: 5/26/09 6:34 PM

Salut Anne!!
The two (2) July 1st and July 4th holidays "open up" the first week in the month, eh...
As for moi, count me IN IN IN anytime!!
SOooooo very glad you're starting this up!!
Rhonda

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In reply to Mahler


Date: 5/26/09 7:07 PM

The dates for PR Weekend 2010 in Philly are

May 14th- 16th

July would work great. We will lose some people who are on vacation but since Canada is so cold we should probably do it only in the summertime.

I am so glad that you started this thread. I'll mark it in my calendar.

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