Ganza thank yous!

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Scott Jackson
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Ganza thank yous!

Post by Scott Jackson » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:05 pm

Just wanted to post a hearty Thank You for all that make the Extravaganza possible! We had a blast, got some great fish, made new friends and strengthened old friendships. Kudos to all!

Ichy
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Post by Ichy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:55 pm

I second that! ...Great job OCA folks ! Already making plans for next year !

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Post by mnjason » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:54 pm

as always you guys did great it was nice to make new friends and see old ones

riftlaker
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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by riftlaker » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:23 pm

It was a great time as always-now I need to catch up on my sleep after an 11 hour drive home.

wako216
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Post by wako216 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:11 pm

My first one...good job it was everything everyone talked it up to be :-)

JeremyBasch
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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by JeremyBasch » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:49 pm

Great event as always OCA!

Jeremy

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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by Somethingfishyinc.net » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:54 am

dido, great weekend for fish geeks!
:D

tomr
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Post by tomr » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:24 am

Great times , as always

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Post by synadonist » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:06 pm

Another Great trip talking fish meeting new freinds and getting to see old freinds that you only get to see once a year! You guys put on one HECK of a Extravaganza! Was my 3rd year in a row and already looking towards next years! :)

Don Danko
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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by Don Danko » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:39 pm

Thanks for the kind comments, Folks! Let us know if you have any suggestions for next year.
Best regards,
Don
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jessbullock
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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by jessbullock » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:47 am

Thanks to everyone who made it happen!
Had a great time, and everyone was so friendly and helpful.
Looking forward to next year...

In terms of improvements, it would be nice to have something to show the border guards other than just the paypal receipt for registration. I was thoroughly searched on the way down, he didn't believe me at all :)
Jessica Bullock
Hamilton & District Aquarium Society
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Post by Dan Woodland » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:18 pm

Hi Jessica,

That is on our list of things to look at for the next show. This was our first year with full on-line registration. We're only fish geeks so it takes time to fin things out. :lol: I know bad joke but we'll make improvements so you won't get a thorough going over next time.

Thanks for the input. Dan

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Post by zenins » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:33 pm

Dan Woodland wrote:Hi Jessica,

That is on our list of things to look at for the next show. This was our first year with full on-line registration. We're only fish geeks so it takes time to fin things out. :lol: I know bad joke but we'll make improvements so you won't get a thorough going over next time.

Thanks for the input. Dan
For the trip down, I had the confirmation of registration from the OCA and the Holiday Inn printed, as well as the speakers schedule, that helped to confirm the legitimacy of the event ... "Really, a 3 day Tropical Fish Convention ? " :lol: Yes, really !

For the trip back into Canada, it would have been nice to have some kind of receipt from the OCA with the species name of the fish purchased.
Starting in December there are certain species that are restricted or no longer allowed to be brought into Canada.
Also, you have to convince the border/customs agent that you are a hobbyist, and your full time job is not an importer/wholesaler/professional fish breeder ;)

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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by jessbullock » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:12 pm

I had to convince them I wasn't a serial killer..
it's hard with this face..
Jessica Bullock
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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by fever » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:24 pm

He just wanted to frisk you Jess

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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by Fishmanskippy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:23 am

Hi everyone,

I haven't been to the extraganza for 7 or 8 years as I had to get out of fish hobby. It was great to see old friends agains and I made so new friends. Keep up the great work Ohio Cichlid club.
Thanks for everything
Skippy

Don Danko
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Post by Don Danko » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:08 pm

Great feedback from our friends up north. We'll see what we can do to accommodate.
Thanks,
Don
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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by Regalblue » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:59 am

I had a great time, it was well worth the 6 hrs of driving.

I was soo excited about obtaining my P.Friedrichsthalii & nacho chips, that I forgot my driver's license behind.
Thank you for mailing it back to me so quickly.
- Blair

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Re: Ganza thank yous!

Post by Don Danko » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:49 am

Our Treasurer, Rhonda, is great about responding quickly to processing auction records and returning licenses. We're fortunate to have her on the team! Seems one or two a year get left behind....
Thanks,
Don
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