We look forward to welcoming you to Crop & Create Thunder Bay 2018 and on behalf of the whole team, WE ARE SO EXCITED to see you (and so many of you again!) at this special one-of-a-kind event! As you may have some questions, we thought we would provide some additional helpful information for you to consider as you are getting ready.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
What is included in the cost of the event?
Each attendee is guaranteed at least 3′ of cropping space. Also included is a delicious dessert buffet on Friday, a soup/salad/sandwich lunch on Saturday, a sweet treat on Saturday evening along with some special prizes throughout the event too! On Friday evening we will have select free make n’ takes for everyone and a meet and greet with the teachers. Did we mention there will also be an amazing goody bag “kit” for you to take home? A beautiful exclusive KIT designed by Nicole Nowosad just for our attendees! And did we mention lots of prizes? And lots more prizes? Our sponsors ARE amazing!
What does the event schedule look like?
Click here to see the exciting things lined up for you!
What food is included in the event?
On Friday evening we will have an exquisite dessert buffet filled with pastries, chocolate, fruit, tea/coffee and more for all guests. We will also have a sweet treat on Saturday evening with tea/coffee too! On Saturday at lunch we will have a delicious soup/salad/sandwich buffet along with dessert, tea and coffee. Due to the cost of coffee/tea service, it will only be served at these times. If you have any special dietary needs the Valhalla Inn is happy to help with that. Please ensure Jen is aware of those by September 1st. You can email her at email@example.com.
Friday night fun
Don’t forget to join us from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Friday evening for a sweet treats dessert buffet AND a teacher meet n’ greet/make n’ take session! Sponsors for make n’ takes include American Crafts, Doodlebug Designs, Ranger, Simple Stories, and more! Be sure to pull up a chair, enjoy some goodies and have some fun with us!
Who can attend the event? (age requirements)
We ask that no children under 16 be registered or attend this event.
Is the event accessible for those with special needs?
Absolutely! We chose the Valhalla Inn for that purpose. The main crop area, classrooms, and hotel rooms are all wheelchair accessible and we will make every effort to deal with any special dietary requirements.
How do I register for the event?
Registration opens at 8 PM EDT on May 31st. Past attendees to ANY Crop & Create event can register on Alumni evening at 8 PM EDT on May 30th. Just click here to register. It’s fast and easy! A confirmation email will be sent from Paypal immediately following your completed registration. Jen, our Director of Customer Happiness, will email you within 5 business days of registration. This detailed email is very important and must be answered as quickly as possible. We must have all dietary restrictions and seating arrangements by September 1st. After that, we also cannot guarantee seating requests.
What form of payments do you accept?
All payments will be made through Paypal which is a safe and secure payment portal. If you would like to send a cheque you are welcome to do so, however, we cannot confirm registration at the event or for any classes until the cheque has cleared.
Cheques can be sent to:
Scrapbook & Cards Today Inc.
139 Church Street,
What is your cancellation policy?
While we cannot offer refunds, you are welcome to make arrangements to give or sell your space to a friend! Please just let us know at least 72 hours before the event opens.
If there is a waiting list and you can no longer attend, there will be a $25 administration fee for us to find a replacement attendee from the waiting list. We cannot guarantee we will be able to find a replacement.
How many people will be in each class?
Each class will hold 40-44 students.
Who is running the classes?
Click here for class descriptions and teachers. Each teacher will have an assistant to ensure any student’s questions can be addressed.
AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED
I have registered for the event. What happens now?
After you have registered, the system will generate a confirmation email to you at the time you place your order. Be sure to review this email. Jen, our Director of Customer Happiness, will be in touch with you within 5 business days after that to get additional important details from you. Be sure to review this email as it includes a few questions to which we require quick responses.
I would like to sit with my friends. How do I arrange that?
We ask that all seating requests be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st and we will place you all together to the best of our ability! We will try to have a few small tables around the room to place any equipment that might require electricity. We cannot run extension cords to tables. If you need additional lighting, please be sure to bring a battery operated light.
I have allergies. Can I get a special meal?
If you have any dietary restrictions please send us an email by September 1st at email@example.com and we will try to accommodate any special requests!
What supplies are provided? What should I bring?
The class supply lists can be found on the class information pages along with the sneak peeks as they come available. Our instructors want to use the newest products available so we are unable to have all the sneak peeks at registration. If you need additional clarification, please don’t hesitate to let us know!
What are hotel accommodations available for the event?
We have secured a certain number of discounted rooms at the Valhalla Inn for those who wish to stay on the event premises. The Valhalla Inn has provided us with an amazing rate of only $119 per night (plus taxes) for a deluxe twin queen guestroom. To reserve your overnight accommodations for Crop & Create, please contact the Valhalla Inn at 1-800-964-1121 or (807) 577-1121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote booking number 18111SCRA. To learn more about the amenities and room styles, visit their website here.
AT THE EVENT
Parking & Directions
Information regarding parking and directions to the Valhalla Inn can be found here. Parking for guests joining us for Crop & Create Thunder Bay is complimentary.
How do I register once I arrive at the event?
Registration will open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. We will have a very smooth and quick registration process. Short opening announcements will be at 5:00 p.m. We will have a full team introduction at 9:15 pm Friday before we break for our dessert buffet!
When you register at the event you will be provided with a lanyard with your name and class information on it. Please be sure to wear it at all times when entering/exiting the crop and also when you attend each class. If you have a lanyard from a past event, please feel free to use that one again!
We are excited to have The Scrapbook Cottage joining us at the event! Sharon (and hopefully her sister Jen!) will have an incredible selection of products and fun things planned for you.
Get ready to have many laughs in our Crop & Create Photo Booth! If you have not see the fun pictures, be sure to “like” Crop & Create on facebook and see the good times we have in there. Be sure to bring your cameras to record all the memories!
Alcohol & Outside food
As we don’t have a liquor license, we would ask that you not bring any alcohol to either the classrooms or the crop area. The Travelodge has two restaurants and a lounge for dining and drinks. Please also note we are not permitted to bring outside food into the main crop ballroom for liability/insurance reasons.
Any further questions?
If you have any additional questions, please contact us anytime at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (416) 855-9637. We are only too happy to help! See you in at Crop & Create Thunder Bay 2018!