Annual Tour and Speakers' Appreciation Dinner
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Preliminary Notice
All members and friends of the Association
and our current season's presenters, are invited to attend.
You may attend either or both events.
(one form for both the tour and dinner)

Registration for the Tour is Closed

We can no longer accept requests to register because capacity at the venue has been reached.

Registration for the Dinner is Closed

We can no longer accept requests to register because the seating capacity at the venue has been reached.

Registration for Both the Tour and Dinner is Closed

We can no longer accept requests to register for either event
because capacity at both venues has been reached.

If you have already registered for the tour or dinner but now find that you cannot attend, please inform the HAALSA Secretary at "secretary@haalsa.org" as soon as possible, as we have a waiting list of people who would like to attend these events.
 
Thank you for your interest in the Tour.the Dinner.the annual tour and dinner.
 
(Posted Monday, 08 April 2019 at 05:53 pm)

The tour and dinner are usually held during the last two weeks in April or the first week in May.

These events will be announced at the Spring lectures and in an email to all members and friends.


The Tour

TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
 
•  Our Host
The front new entrance and marquee of the refurbished Westdale Theatre. The Westdale Theatre, Hamilton.  |  www.thewestdale.ca
•  Where
1014 King St. West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1L4  |  Map showing the location
•  When
Starts at 5:30 pm sharp.   (Duration: 25 minutes.)
•  Cost
$0
•  Details
We will assemble at or just inside the front doors of the theatre, whichever is available. This will be a guided tour.
Please give your $? tour fee (or your $? tour and dinner payment) to the HAALSA Treasurer at the door or otherwise when arriving at .... A guide will walk us through the building.
•  Restrictions
Maximum of 30 persons.
•  Is pre-registration
   required?
Yes.  |  Use the link above to go to our registration form.
If you experience any difficulty with our online registration form, please provide the Secretary, either by email (secretary@haalsa.org) — email is strongly preferred — or telephone (905-527-0080), with..
  • your name;
  • either your preferred email address or preferred telephone number (in case we need to follow-up on your registration details or contact you at short notice on the day of the event)
  • the name of each person in your group, including yourself.
•  Deadline for
   registering
12 Noon on Friday, 12 April.
•  Parking
Metered street parking to 6:00 pm is available in the immediate area. Free parking is available on nearby side streets but give careful attention to the city's posted on-street parking signs before parking and/or leaving your vehicle.
•  Accessibilty
The theatre is fully accessible and includes 5 spaces for wheelchairs adjacent to the lounge area (with companion seats), and a fully accessible washroom just a few feet away from the seating area.

The Dinner

TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
 
•  Our Host
A peek into the Garden Room at Betula Restaurant. Betula Restaurant, Dundas.  |  www.betularestaurant.com
•  Where
225 King St. West (north side), Dundas, ON, L9H 1V6  (between Matilda and Market)  |  View a zoomable map showing the location
•  When
Seating at 7:00 pm sharp.
•  Cost
$49.00 per person. Appetizer, main course, dessert, coffee (incl. decaf) and tea (incl. herbal), tax, and tip.
Pay for your dinner by cash or cheque payable to "The Hamilton Association" or "HAALSA". Give your payment to the Treasurer at the restaurant before being seated (or at the site of the annual tour).
You can purchase alcoholic beverages prior to or during the dinner. Your server will bill you for these purchases. You will pay your server at the end of the evening.
•  Menu
Details to be posted shortly.
•  Restrictions
Maximum of 32 persons.
•  Is pre-registration
   required?
Yes.  |  Use the link above to go to our registration form.
If you experience any difficulty with our online registration form, please provide the Secretary, either by email (secretary@haalsa.org) — email is strongly preferred — or telephone (905-527-0080), with..
  • your name;
  • either your preferred email address or preferred telephone number (in case we need to follow-up on your registration details or contact you at short notice on the day of the event)
  • the name of each person in your group, including yourself.
  • each person's choice for Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert (one item only in each category) — see the Menu, above.
•  Deadline for
   registering
12 Noon on Friday, 12 April.
•  Getting to the
   Dinner from
   the Tour Site
  1. Drive west on King St. to the T-intersection at Forsyth (borders the McMaster medical centre (hospital).
  2. Turn left on to Forsyth, follow it past the front of the hospital, and approach the intersection at Main St. West in the right-hand lane
  3. Turn right with the light on to Main St. West. Continue on Main, keeping in the right-hand lane.
  4. Turn right off Main at the first exit (for Cootes Drive).
  5. Continue north and then west on Cootes and straight on to King St in Dundas.
  6. In downtown Dundas, continue west on King Street past Market St.
  7. Turn right off King St. West at the entrance to the Betula Restaurant parking lot.
•  Parking
Free off-street parking is available on Betula's lot next to the restaurant. If the lot is full, park in a nearby municipal lot or on a nearby street. Do give careful attention to all posted on- and off-street parking signs before leaving your vehicle. Ensure no valuables are visible within your vehicle.
•  Accessibilty
The restaurant is fully accessible, with a fully accessible washroom on the main floor.

How to Cancel or Change Your Registration and Why Doing So Is Important

Please inform the HAALSA Secretary of a cancellation or change in your registration, either by email (secretary@haalsa.org) or telephone (905-527-0080). (Email is preferred.)

Please provide . .

  • your name
  • your telephone number (even if submitting by email)
  • mention the event(s) concerned ("the tour", "the dinner")
  • for the Tour      – the number of persons in your group who will not be attending
  • for the Dinner   – the name of each person in your group who will not be attending

Our cancellation policy reflects the fact that the Association must commit to:

  • providing each event host with a specific minimum number of persons in attendance;
  • not allowing more than a specific maximum number of persons to register for each event; and
  • informing each host of the number of persons registered for the event as of the event's deadline for cancelling or changing a registration.
  • informing the dinner host of the meal choice(s) of each person registered for the event as of the event's deadline for cancelling or changing a registration.

Finally and certainly not least, at the conclusion of each event, if the number in attendance is less than either the required minimum number of persons or the number who had registered to attend as of the event's deadline, then HAALSA is obliged to pay our host the shortfall in event fees arising from our failure to meet our attendance commitments.

Consequently, please do not hesitate to inform the Secretary as soon as possible of any change in your registration details.


Legal Stuff — Your Obligations

By registering for any of the above events, you are agreeing to . .

  • abide by the terms of our cancellation policy; and
  • pay both the prescribed per-person fees and any additional charges that you and your guests (other members of your registration group) may incur in the course of attending the event. More specifically, you are agreeing to pay whichever of the following are applicable, . .
    • our or our tour-host's fee for "The Tour"
    • HAALSA's fee for "The Dinner"
    • our dinner-host's charges for any food or beverages, ordered or consumed, that are not on the approved menu (above).

You are also confirming that you . .

  • have read and understood the Association's cancellation policy;
  • have noted any deadline(s) associated with the above events; and
  • agree to reimburse the Association for any out-of-pocket costs incurred, directly or indirectly, on behalf of you and any other member of your group (your guests), in respect to an event that you or any of your guests did not attend and for which you did not, prior to the stated deadline for the event, provide the Association with the required notice of cancellation or change in the number of persons registered to attend the event; or, in the absence of a specific deadline, you did not, prior to the event, provide the Association with a clear and timely notice of cancellation or change in the number of members in your group.