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PostSubject: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:12 pm

Hey Guys,

As many of you know a few of us go down and stay in Oshawa Friday and Saturday night. The last couple of years we have stayed at La Quinta downtown a 5 min drive from the museum/battlefield. Here is the website:

http://www.laquintaoshawa.com/

Well we don't have to stay there it does offer free breakfast and is a convenient location and not too bad for price although parking can be a bit tight.

My question is are any of you interested in a room for this event as I will be checking out prices in the next couple of weeks and booking in as I think rooms will go fast now that this is a weekend event. The price we paid the last couple of years was $80 a night so if you hook up with a bunkie 2 nights at $80 isn't a bad deal. 
There is also the UOIT dorms which would be even cheaper although no breakfast and they are dorm beds. I have stayed there a couple of times it's O.K.  They could be maybe $20 cheaper and a little longer drive to battlefield but not much.

Anyway if any of you are interested let me know. Again Aquino weekend is 27th 28th 29th of May. I will be there about 10 on the Friday mowing the lawn! :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:30 pm

Are you booking a room now ? I'll call in next day or so , since it's a 3 day event , I'm sure rooms will go fast , especially close by , hope they have a lot of ice ! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:05 pm

Yep, just finished booking through Expedia. Booked in at The UOIT Residence and Conference Center

http://www.stayrcc.com/properties/view/index/Oshawa/

 Got it for $71.96 a night plus taxes. And free cancellation up to the day before if it looks like rain or snow the whole weekend! :-)

It is a 2 bedroom suite and includes a continental (fruit loops! Smile) breakfast. Although I should mention that the beds are only twins! 

There are 4 rooms left if anyone is interested in this place. It is literally a 2 min. drive to the museum/battlefield so great location.

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:16 pm

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There are 4 rooms left if anyone is interested in this place. It is literally a 2 min. drive to the museum/battlefield so great location.

Make that 3 rooms available now, I've got a room booked for the weekend too. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:59 am

Scout coming too???

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:53 am

not sure if I gonna be able to come and did you see the reviews for that place lol

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:15 pm

Too bad it is awesome for those who like tanks not to mention the model show. Some people expect it to be a hotel. It is not. It is a dorm room but they are clean, roomy and convenient and cheap! But anyone coming can stay where they like. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:46 pm

Dean whats the plan for the Friday as far as we're concerned? Will we have a running display for folks, or more of a setup day?

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:09 pm

Well, depends who comes to help me set up as to how long it takes. I usually get there about 10:00-10:30. Takes me 2 to 3 hours to cut the field down. Usually by that time Derek, Russell, or Michael would show up and we would set up the field and lastly tent, tables, etc.. We were generally ready to go by about 1 or 2 and there were people around to watch so we usually played around until 5 or 6 then hit the mess for a beverage and left for the hotel but this year may be a little different as they are actually going open on Friday for media and others and includes a night shoot. So same general plan as before but I will probably stay at the mess and have a bit of supper and stay for the night shoot. I am going to try for something special for us Saturday night... :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:07 am

Stince wrote:
dgsselkirk wrote:
There are 4 rooms left if anyone is interested in this place. It is literally a 2 min. drive to the museum/battlefield so great location.

Make that 3 rooms available now, I've got a room booked for the weekend too. Very Happy
Make that 1 room left. See your guys there.Hope we can make it early enought to help with the set up.
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:13 am

Awesome Ed! Whenever you get there will be fine. Just happy you are coming out! Hopefully the weather Gods will smile on us this year. Derek, are you coming Friday or Sat.?

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:09 pm

dgsselkirk wrote:
Scout coming too???

Most likely, she's been having a rough time at school, so it'll be a nice escape for her.

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Awesome Ed! Whenever you get there will be fine. Just happy you are coming out! Hopefully the weather Gods will smile on us this year. Derek, are you coming Friday or Sat.?

Be there Friday afternoon until Sunday.

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sun May 01, 2016 4:58 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sun May 01, 2016 6:20 pm

I'm planning on going, but just for saturday staying till the evening, showing up hopefully about 10-11am.

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Sun May 01, 2016 7:46 pm

Those hotels are too expensive. The museum has deals with some local hotels if there are rooms left...

https://www.facebook.com/events/670120409789269/permalink/803567629777879/

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon May 02, 2016 2:54 pm

I do not know how close but I have a room at the Comfort Inn on Bloor St. W. I have enough points to cover the room. What all should we bring???
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon May 02, 2016 3:38 pm


You don't need to bring much Bud, just your bring your regular stuff that you bring to battledays.  Between me, Ed and Dean (mostly Dean) we've got it cover.  Also don't forget a lawn chair and your camera.

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon May 02, 2016 9:45 pm

you are only about 5 10 mins from field. you can bring your dragon teeth if you wouldn't mind Bud. I would like lots of those on the field to protect Ed's guns...

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon May 02, 2016 11:25 pm

i think i have my Dragons teeth if Derek wants to bring them instead of Bud's that way he can travel with what he usually brings i leave it up to them let me know i will look for them now just incase

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Mon May 02, 2016 11:34 pm

Always use more...

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Tue May 03, 2016 5:47 am

Dragon teeth coming. Also bombed out house.
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Tue May 03, 2016 6:16 am

This is outside. I have a lot of teeth with a plastic spike that you can place anywhere. Do you want me to bring some of them?
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Tue May 03, 2016 8:49 am

Yes outside. It is on grass so spikes are fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Tue May 03, 2016 10:36 am

I have a double room if someone needs a place to stay.
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel for Oshawa Tank Day   Tue May 03, 2016 1:25 pm

Buds looking for a bunk buddy lol. And make Eure you guys take videos!

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