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Woodside + Schneider House Historic Sites...and GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET !! .. DRIVERS NEEDED !! (12/10/2017)

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Photo credit: Natalia S
The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Kitchener
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 10 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 7 2017 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Ca 9 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Natalia S
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Member Cost:$6.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Learn about local history of Kitchener- Waterloo region, Mennonite Pennsylvania Germans, enjoy the most authentic German Christmas Market in Ontario (Christkindl Market), try German food and buy couple of souvenirs from some of market's many vendors.

This trips combines visit of two historic sites in Kitchener and German Christmas market (indoor and outdoor).

CARPOOL DEPARTURE Kipling subway station passengers' pick-up, Sunday December 10, 2017 at 9:15 AM.
GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET Experience an award winning Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Kitchener City Hall has been home to Canada's original Christkindl Market since 1996. Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.
WOODSIDE HISTORIC SITE Explore Canada’s history at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth, and longest-serving Prime Minister. This lovingly preserved Victorian home, filled with King family heirlooms and period reproductions, and set on 11.5 acres of mature forest, is a portal to the Victorian era in Canada.
SCHNEIDER HOUSE HISTORIC SITE A local landmark and Kitchener's oldest dwelling, the 1816 homestead was restored and furnished, then opened as a living history museum in 1981. The heart of the complex is a fine Georgian-frame farmhouse that was built by and was home to the area's earliest non- Aboriginal settlers, Joseph and wife Barbara Schneider, Pennsylvania-German Mennonites.
PRIORITY Priority will go to DRIVERS WILLING TO TAKE PASSENGERS. Additional spots will be added depending on space in the carpool. Big thank you to drivers!!
WEATHER Cancellation in the case of heavy rain, lightning and/or thunder

Required Items to Bring:
  • -comfortable clothing
  • -CASH for carpool and the entrance fee to the historic site
  • -bottle of water!
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • -camera
  • -sunglasses

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):190Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:15 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $38.19 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Monday, December 18, 2017). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

    PLEASE NO CALLS ON my cell phone prior the event, unless it is an emergency situation on the way to carpool. Thank you
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    Cost & Payment:
    Member Cost:$6.00/Person
    Cost Includes:Admission to the Schneider House. The Woodside National Historic Side is free. German Christmas Market is also free of charge.
    Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the TOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
    *Note: This event may be cancelled if there is extreme weather like heavy rain, snowfall or hazardous driving conditions.