November 8-10, 2013
Congregation Or Shalom – LOUSY
534 Huron St.
|Dates/Times||Convention will be held from Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2013. Convention sign-in in Toronto will begin at 8:30 AM, in Hamilton will begin at 10:00 AM, and in London will begin at 11:30 AM. Ottawa will need to arrive in Toronto on Thursday night to meet the Toronto bus on Friday morning, home hospitality will be provided. Convention will begin at Or Shalom Congregation at 12:00 PM on Friday and ends at 2:00 PM on Sunday. Please see the transportation section for details on departure and return times.|
|Application Information & Deadline||Application can be found online at www.ecrusy.org. Please ensure you complete the entire application and submit with full payment either using our online payment system (Regpack) or by cheque to the regional office no later than Monday, October 28, 2013. All applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.|
|Registration Fee||The registration fee for Convention is $150.00, including transportation, food, housing, and programming. This price goes up to $165.00 after October 21st. You may pay by credit card using our online payment system (Regpack) or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to EASTERN CANADIAN REGION USY. The region does not offer payment plans for Convention. Financial assistance is available on a needs basis. For more information regarding financial assistance please visit www.ecrusy.org.|
|Cancellation Policy||ECRUSY prices our conventions based solely on costs and does not make a profit from our events. As such we cannot provide full refunds after the registration deadline. The following is our cancellation schedule. All cancellations must be made in writing to Max Marmer, Regional Youth Director, either by mail, fax, or e-mail.
|Transportation||ECRUSY provides transportation included in the cost of Convention. The approximate travel times are outlined below. A more up to date transportation schedule will be included in the pre-convention e-mail.
|Rooming||USYers will be placed in home hospitality houses courtesy of members of Or Shalom Congregation. Although many times beds are provided, this is not a guarantee, please bring sleeping bags and pillows with you just in case.|
|Shabbat||The majority of our program occurs over Shabbat. No matter how much or how little exposure your teen has had with a traditional Shabbat experience in the past, our convention provides a special and unique opportunity to enjoy and participate in the enhancing of Shabbat through interactive, age-appropriate prayer, spirited song and cheering, and fun educational programs. On Shabbat, we refrain from the following: traveling, writing, handling of money, playing radios or musical instruments, and using telephones. We ask that you have your child leave their cell phone at home. If your child uses their phone during our programs or on Shabbat, it will be taken away until the end of convention.|
|Questions||Should you have any questions before the start of convention you can contact Max Marmer, Regional Youth Director, in the Regional Office at (416) 667-1717 Ext. 106 or by e-mail at email@example.com|