Messenger Art Show We've confirmed the location for the Messenger Art Show: The Augusta House, at 152 Augusta Ave. is a great new restaurant/bar in Kensington Market. Go to the arts page or contact the curator for more info on exact hanging/opening/closing dates or if you want to submit a piece .
Press! Check out the article about CMWC 2008 in nationally distributed Momentum Magazine; "The magazine for self-propelled people." If you're in Canada pick up a print copy and you'll find a full-page ad on the inside back cover featuring a great portrait (by local photographer Phil Barbosa) of a Toronto messenger.
Ferry Service - Watch in the near future for updated information on the schedule to be run to accommodate CMWC. If you registered and paid to be at at CMWC you don't need to pay for the ferry, so be sure to read anything we send you about ferry service and listen to the registration check-in personnel. They will tag you in some manner that lets you on and off the Island for free on Saturday and Sunday.
CMWC schwag is enroute. Jerseys, patches, t-shirts will be available at the webstore soon along with some more unique items we are collecting or creating locally for you at CMWC and the CMWC webstore. Registered participants get a nice discount on a sweet high-end Louis Garneau jersey, and anyone that pre-orders and pre-pays for their CMWC jersey will be rewarded with a great price on a great jersey. Check the CMWC webstore this coming week for a peek at the proofs on our jerseys currently being produced. They are uber-sweet!
Note: We don't want to piss our registered messengers off, so we are telling you now there will be a patch in your registered racer packet. Don't buy one unless you want one before CMWC or you want more than one. We're also working to include a T-shirt, but don't let that stop you from getting one to wear on the trip to Toronto!
Messengers are very green, we do work that helps everyone, even the people that don't like bicycles and messengers and fun. In the spirit of caring for the environment by changing our habits to have less of an individual impact the CMWC 2008 has a few standards it will set and will abide by. So read about these below as we work to have an environmentally friendly event.
Plastic-Bag free event. - We aren't entering the debate, we're doing this and that's it. Our vendors will not have plastic bags for your purchase no matter what it is. You all have messenger bags anyway and every registered racer packet comes in a cloth bag provided by our fabulous soft-goods sponsor Louis Garneau Sports! We'll also have some of these available cheap to buy from the CMWC booth.
Bottled Water - It's quite simple, there won't be any. None. Bring your water bottle because there is plenty of water! Our site has spread at even intervals many many water fountains & spigots. These are being supplemented by our Water Truck, strategically placed near the center of the action, which will let many people fill their bottles at once with it's many spigots. Thanks the the City of Toronto for providing our water truck free of charge via their "HTO" branch! Water bottles will be available for purchase at several booths, but bring one anyway. The water is free & clean, just the way it should be.
Recycling - There will be recycling bins all over the place alongside waste bins. If you aren't bright enough to know which is which... well the recycling ones are probably bright blue. If you don't know what goes in what just ask! Most people know... right? Right. It's easy so do it.
Website - In case you hadn't noticed, the CMWC website changes almost daily, so be sure to check in, and visit our sponsors too! You and the sponsors are how this came to be, Toronto messengers are working hard to be the best hosts, but we couldn't do it without you and it would be much harder without our cool sponsors.
This CMWC is going to be a very good time in a very nice place where we have worked hard to insure you receive the respect you deserve. You will make new friends, see your old buddies and all at what will seem a continuos whirlwind of parties and events. Register now!
Thank you, from the CMWC crew in Toronto.
Many details yet to come, so stay tuned!
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