FilKONtario 29 Update

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Local Guide

We are planning a guide to nearby stores, eateries, etc. so if you have any suggested additions in the downtown Markham area, please pass them on to any Concom member or via e-mail to filkontarioinfo AT gmail DOT com.

Concerts! Concerts! Concerts!

FilKONtario always has LOTS of concerts and we’ll post the concertees here as we add them so stay tuned.

The Filk Hall of Fame Banquet

As always. Filk Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Hall of Fame Banquet at FKO. Nominations for 2019 have closed but check the Hall of Fame Page and nominate worthy filkers for next year.

Who’s Coming?

Due to privacy concerns, we only display the first letter of the surname, plus given name, province or state or country, and whether or not you have reserved a banquet ticket.

Pre-Registration has closed. The list of people Pre-Registered for FKO is here.

If your name does not appear on this list, and you expect it should, then please contact Dave by e-mail to: (fkoreg AT gmail DOT com)

We are at a new hotel this year!

The Monte Carlo Inn and Suites Downtown Markham, 7255 Warden Ave, Markham, ON https://www.montecarloinns.com/downtown-markham-suites

After last year, we tried to locate an hotel that would address some of the things that could be improved to make FKO a better experience for all.  And, of course, it had to be within a reasonable reach of our budget without putting FKO out of business forever.

There is a fridge and microwave in every room and free hotel wide WiFi. There is free parking. There is a restaurant.  There is a Continental breakfast, included in the room rate, of pastries and breads, the usual spreads, juices, fruit, tea and coffee. For $6 you can add eggs, bacon or sausage, and home fries.  They are a tiny bit confused about people who stay up all night to *sing* but they are really nice.  Room rates are $115-120 CAD depending on room type, which, in the Greater Toronto Area, is a steal.  The rooms are very nice.  The hotel block is now open. See Progress Report #1 for more details.

The main room is significantly larger than last year and the whole place is a bit more spacious. There is a restaurant (and bar) on the premises as well as a pool and fitness centre. That being said, there is one issue we face. The is no airport shuttle for this hotel so anyone coming without a vehicle will need to consider that. Taxi / Limo estimators show it as $70-80 CAD so this might be a good time to locate a filk buddy or two to share the cost. Fee free to use the FKO Facebook page.