Friday, January 14, 2011 

The Sasquatch Summit - A Tribute to John Green

The Friends of John Green have decided to hold a conference and tribute banquet to honor the lifetime contributions to sasquatch research by John Green. Join us this April in John's hometown of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

(event poster design: Scott McClean)


Special Guest: Bob Gimlin

Presentations by: Dr. John Bindernagel, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Christopher L. Murphy, Thomas Steenburg with Bill Miller

Tributes by David Hancock, Jeff Meldrum, Bob Gimlin, Loren Coleman, John Kirk and others

The Sasquatch Summit will pay tribute to legendary sasquatch author and researcher John Green in his hometown of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. Just 2 hours east of Vancouver, B.C.

The event will be a gathering of bigfoot researchers, authors and enthusiasts brought together to celebrate the life and contributions of John Green. Friday, April 8th will start with registration opening at 4pm, and continue into the evening with light snacks and a no-host bar at an informal ‘Meet & Greet’ reception. Later there will be Round Table Discussions with well-known authors and investigators, a chance to catch up with friends, and time to browse amongst the vendors tables.

The conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. The presentations will focus on local sasquatch encounters, the current status of research, and the lifetime involvement of John Green in regards to sasquatch investigation. John himself will participate in a question and answer session as well.

A tribute banquet will take place Saturday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Unique sasquatch artifacts and evidence will be on display; rare books and commemorative items will also be available.

Tickets: $80 - includes admission to all events and banquet dinner.
$105 -Reserved Seating at conference and commemorative poster.
Sasquatch Summit T-shirt Ticket Package: add $22.50 (local tax of $2.50 included)

To Purchase Tickets, contact Tom Yamarone at:
You will be sent ticket payment and group room rate information.

The Sasquatch Summit - a Tribute to John Green will take place at the historic and luxurious Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa!
Explore the amenities of the resort at their website.
Contact us for the special Sasquatch Summit room rates.

This really will be a once-in-a-lifetime event! Hope you can find some way to join us for an amazing gathering of historic proportions!

(D'sonoqu'a totem pole, Victoria, B.C. photo by Monte Dodge.)

Note: This is a not-for-profit event. Your ticket money is allocated as follows:
$80 - $25 for event expenses, $55 banquet dinner (includes gratuity & tax)
$105 - $50 for event expenses (you are helping us with expenses by choosing this option - thank you!), $55 banquet dinner. For this, you will have a reserved seat in the first 4 rows at the conference and will receive a commemorative poster.

Event Organizers:
Tom Yamarone
Alex Solunac
Lesley Solunac

The fine print! PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices may be increasing after February 15, 2011. Purchasing your ticket prior to this date will avoid any potential rise in costs. $55 of the ticket price is to pay for the banquet itself, and includes provincial taxes and pre-paid gratuities. The number of tickets available is limited due to space/Fire Marshall regulations. We cannot guarantee that there will be tickets available to purchase ‘last minute’ at the event. Unfortunately, due to conference contract restrictions refunds will not be available within 30 days of the event. Event organizers and resort staff reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone. Disruptive behavior will result in removal from the event. Event organizers will not be held responsible for activities conducted outside of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa facilities. Event times may be subject to change.

United States residents, you NEED one to cross into Canada and then return to the U.S. They take 4 weeks to process. Passports cost $135 these days. Passport Cards are half the price or less.

Also, I've received word that Washington residents have an Enhanced Driver's License option - instead of a passport or passport card.

 Wednesday, January 12, 2011 

New Evidence of the Lady Sasquatch - The Hoop: a Project

the Sasquatch Summit is moving right along - tickets are being sold but we're still waiting on our chance to reserve rooms at the resort.

I was reminded we haven't caught up with my favorite uniform in college sports lately...

(I think I just found my perfect birthday present... if only they made that in a XXL!)

(Sasquatches battling warriors - the Native Americans told of such conflicts. Now we know it's true!)

(The warriors are getting the better of them... thus driving these elusive creatures further back into the wilderness.)

Fight on you Sasquatches!!

 Saturday, January 01, 2011 

Happy New Year! 1 - 1 - 11 First Day of a New Decade...

("Snow Shadow" by Ray Lee, local Olympic Peninsula, WA bigfoot enthusiast & artist)

I don't really want to wax philosophical about "this will be the year" or "we're going to prove the existence of sasquatch this year." Certainly, I hope so. I don't get premonitions like that. I AM looking forward to 2011!! and I do think we'll continue to add to the evidence already in hand for the existence of these shy, elusive creatures.

Once Winter's icy blast has passed, we'll get out and about in the coast range in California and the foothills of the Sierras. The backcountry and isolated areas we go to will not be accessible until June. In the meantime, we'll have the opportunity to gather at some Spring bigfoot conferences.

(Let's talk bigfoot - in person. With Kathy, Jeff & that guy from the Bob Saget show... August 2008 photo by Rick Noll.)

This year will be all the more exciting because of the Sasqauatch Summit - a Tribute to John Green. Friends & sasquatch researchers will converge on Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia (John Green's hometown) to show their appreciation for his lifetime contribution to sasquatch research. This will be a gathering of historic proportions and will be a great opportunity to start the year networking with like-minded people. Early April in British Columbia - a sasquatch Spring Break!

That's about all that's on my mind this morning. Family, Friends, Bigfoot & Music - a thankful, peaceful feeling for all that we have. With a thoughtful recollection of the year gone by, we look to 2011 with a positive, hopeful anticipation.

(spectacular sunset Seaside, Oregon. June 2010)

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