Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
   Listening Point - General Discussion
      Canoecopia 2020 BWCA.com member's dinner information     

Author

Text

02/16/2020 01:27PM
As most of you know by now, Canoecopia 2020 will be March 13th, 14th and 15th in Madison, Wisconsin. As of this posting, Canoecopia 2020 is now just 26 days away. Traditionally, the Saturday night of the Canoecopia weekend is also the BWCA.com member dinner. As in years past, (with the exception of 2019 due to the restaurant being shut down by a kitchen fire), the dinner will be held at Angelo's Italian Restaurant in lower level of their restaurant known as “The Grotto”. This will be the 8th year we have held the dinner at Angelo’s.

Angelo's is approximately 3.5-miles from the Reliant Energy Center - the location of Canoecopia and Clarion Suites.

Angelo’s Italian Restaurant
5801 Monona Drive
Monona, Wisconsin 53716

Aside from indulging in some great food and drinks, it's also a great occasion to socialize with other BWCA.com members and to associate some faces with names. It’s a great venue for sharing past trip adventures and other BWCA.com topics with other members. The annual dinner has spawned many canoe trip plans each year as well.

In order to make planning easier, and to give Angelo's a realistic head count, please indicate if you are attending and how many friends and/or family members will be in your party as soon as reasonably possible.

Cost:
$20.00 for those 12 and up
Children 5-12 are $10.00
Kids 5-years old and younger are free.

The aforementioned prices should cover the costs of the food, state tax, and tips. As we did in past years, any additional money collected over and above the cost of the dinner will be donated to the BWCA.com website. Dinner fees will be collected at Angelo’s the night of the dinner.

Traditionally, most members arrive around 6:30 PM, with the food being served around 7:00 PM. There is a full cash bar with a dedicated bartender for our group in the lower level as well.

Hans Solo

 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next
KarlBAndersen1
distinguished member(1153)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/16/2020 01:36PM
Myself and one guest = 2.
 
02/16/2020 01:42PM
Me + 4!!! (includes Old Scout + 1, bass & fiddle player)

Thanks, Hans!
 
billconner
distinguished member(7150)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
02/16/2020 05:32PM
1 - me!
 
Hueyav8r
member (22)member
 
02/16/2020 08:06PM
Plan for 8 of us from Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC). We try to make it ever year. Looking forward to this years show and dinner.
 
IndyCanoe
senior member (62)senior membersenior member
 
02/16/2020 08:40PM
2 of us

first time to canoecopia and can't wait meet everyone.
 
02/17/2020 04:53PM
SOB and me for sure.

butthead
 
Jackfish
Moderator
 
02/17/2020 05:00PM
Debbie & I will be there.
 
02/17/2020 11:07PM
Myself and wife. Looking forward to it.
 
RoundRiver
distinguished member (347)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/17/2020 11:14PM
I will be there - no others. Its been 2-3 years since I’ve been at this dinner so looking forward to seeing all y’all again.
 
02/18/2020 08:23AM
Jackfish: "Debbie & I will be there. "

Better, don't you have a presentation or something to present?

I'm no big presentation attendant but for you Pete an exception may be made, you'll need a heckler in the crowd!

butthead
 
Jackfish
Moderator
 
02/18/2020 12:32PM
Ken... when I give presentations at Copia, I usually request security to keep the riff raff out. For you, my friend, I’ll make an exception, too. LOL
 
preacherdave
distinguished member (232)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/19/2020 09:32PM
1 Just me. Working the show Friday and Saturday
 
Krien2731
member (24)member
 
02/20/2020 09:06AM
Me + 2 more please. Looking forward to it.
 
Chicagored
distinguished member(532)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/20/2020 09:47AM
Add the one and only me.
 
Bonvicken
distinguished member (482)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/21/2020 07:41AM
Tentative but probable!
 
VoyageurNorth
distinguished member(2568)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/21/2020 02:34PM
I think I "signed" us in? John & Lynn from Voyageur North.

Just a few weeks away, can't wait!
 
02/24/2020 01:09PM
2 adults and 1 kid
 
Canoe42
distinguished member(1014)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/25/2020 07:59PM
just saw this. We are out traveling Wyoming, south Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin and haven't had a chance to check in. Retirement sucks. : p
Karen and I will be there. 2
 
Bonvicken
distinguished member (482)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/26/2020 08:12AM
Mark, just realized I'm not going to be able to make it (bummer!). Have a gig in Janesville that night. I'll be at Canoecopia Sunday, though, hope to see some of you there!
 
adam
Moderator
 
02/26/2020 08:29PM
2 total for me.
 
4keys
distinguished member(670)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/26/2020 09:04PM
There will be two of us this year. Then on Tuesday, we leave to visit BlueSkiesWI in Utah. No paddling, the only wet water will be when we hike in to a hot spring. Otherwise we'll be on frozen water XC skiing and snowshoeing.
 
Stimpy
distinguished member (111)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/01/2020 08:50PM
Myself +1
 
Flatlandpaddler
distinguished member (127)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/02/2020 12:27PM
Please count me in as 1 for dinner
 
straighthairedcurly
distinguished member (439)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/02/2020 12:34PM
Looks like it is just going to be me. Slight chance I can talk hubby into coming, but he has not committed yet.
 
03/02/2020 01:01PM
adam: "I am a 1 or 2 depending if my daughter is coming along."
There’s always that guy... haha.

By that time of day, I’m all but washed up so I’ll be hanging out with the old salts...haha. I do plan on being there most, if not all, day Saturday. I’d love to be there, but maybe some can meet for lunch or something somewhere. I forgot what that one place next door is called... Colosseum ?
 
martoonie
member (38)member
 
03/02/2020 07:02PM
There will be two in our party.
 
adam
Moderator
 
03/02/2020 08:17PM
nctry: "adam: "I am a 1 or 2 depending if my daughter is coming along."
There’s always that guy... haha.

By that time of day, I’m all but washed up so I’ll be hanging out with the old salts...haha. I do plan on being there most, if not all, day Saturday. I’d love to be there, but maybe some can meet for lunch or something somewhere. I forgot what that one place next door is called... Colosseum ?"


Hey Ben, Happy to meet up for lunch on Saturday.
 
03/04/2020 07:29AM
nctry: "adam: "I am a 1 or 2 depending if my daughter is coming along."
There’s always that guy... haha.

By that time of day, I’m all but washed up so I’ll be hanging out with the old salts...haha. I do plan on being there most, if not all, day Saturday. I’d love to be there, but maybe some can meet for lunch or something somewhere. I forgot what that one place next door is called... Colosseum ?"


I'll meet for lunch Ben. Any idea about what time? I'm only coming up for the day so might just arrive at lunch time.
 
KarlBAndersen1
distinguished member(1153)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/04/2020 08:23AM
nctry: "adam: "I am a 1 or 2 depending if my daughter is coming along."
There’s always that guy... haha.

By that time of day, I’m all but washed up so I’ll be hanging out with the old salts...haha. I do plan on being there most, if not all, day Saturday. I’d love to be there, but maybe some can meet for lunch or something somewhere. I forgot what that one place next door is called... Colosseum ?"


Ben - I'd love to have lunch. I'll see you after my June trip anyway, but lunch sounds good.
 
03/04/2020 09:22PM
Put me down for 1.
 
nojobro
distinguished member(6887)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
03/05/2020 08:41AM
Sorry to chime in so late...I will be there for sure! Still trying to figure out if one or both of my kids will join me. Hope to square that away by tomorrow.

Edit: figured it out already. Both my daughters will join me. Husband has to work. So my RSVP is:

nojobro for 3
 
wandrinsteve
member (25)member
 
03/05/2020 03:42PM
Put me down for 2. My wife is going to join me this year.
 
4keys
distinguished member(670)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/06/2020 08:02PM
4keys: "There will be two of us this year. Then on Tuesday, we leave to visit BlueSkiesWI in Utah. No paddling, the only wet water will be when we hike in to a hot spring. Otherwise we'll be on frozen water XC skiing and snowshoeing.
"


Our plans have changed, we are leaving for Utah a day earlier, so we will NOT be attending the dinner. Just have too much to do beforehand.

 
Tony
distinguished member(2050)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/10/2020 05:05PM
Put me down for two . Thanks for organizing this Han.

Tony
 
RodBender
member (9)member
 
03/10/2020 08:53PM
Please put me on the list. Peace out until Saturday my paddlin' pals.
 
Duboly
distinguished member (327)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/11/2020 05:25PM
It looks like I can make it this year. Put me down for 2 please.
 
03/12/2020 07:42AM
Sorry. My Canoecopia trip has been canceled. I will not be at the dinner
 
Hueyav8r
member (22)member
 
03/12/2020 12:29PM
CIWC has cancelled out trip to Canoecopia. Members were dropping out and we were down to just 3 of us so we called off the trip. See everyone next year.
 
nojobro
distinguished member(6887)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
03/12/2020 12:51PM
Please remove nojobro for 3. My older daughter is medically fragile so I need to take precautions against getting coronavirus.
 
03/12/2020 05:03PM
Canoecopia canceled.

A few thing to change as I bought (?) items for another, but it's what it is.

butthead
 
nojobro
distinguished member(6887)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
03/12/2020 05:31PM
Hans Solo: if you end up being out $ if you have to cancel Angelo's, please know I will pay for my 3 that I RSVP'd for
 
Flatlandpaddler
distinguished member (127)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/12/2020 05:41PM
nojobro: "Hans Solo: if you end up being out $ if you have to cancel Angelo's, please know I will pay for my 3 that I RSVP'd for"

Count me in as well,if you need any funds to cover anything.
 
billconner
distinguished member(7150)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
03/12/2020 05:50PM
Good thinking. Please post if there is non-refundable due Angelo's.
 
Chicagored
distinguished member(532)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/12/2020 07:10PM
billconner: "Good thinking. Please post if there is non-refundable due Angelo's."

+1
 
03/12/2020 07:35PM
Chicagored: "billconner: "Good thinking. Please post if there is non-refundable due Angelo's."


+1"

Ditto
 
03/13/2020 05:27PM
Thanks everyone for your concern and support regarding potential financial losses due to the cancellation of the bwca.com dinner at Angelo's.

Not to worry, our annual commitment to Angelo's has always been verbal. They have never required a deposit in-order to reserve "The Grotto" at Angelo's for us. I would just simply send them an email months ahead of time with the intended date and the space was ours.

After the dinner, I would pay the bill and tip from the money collected from bwca.com members prior to the dinner. Christine, (who is my contact at Angelo's), has always very accommodating. Naturally, Christine was very understanding when I contacted her about cancelling the dinner, especially given the circumstances.

It's unfortunate that Canoecopia and the dinner had to be canceled due to current events, but it is what it is. The Canoecopia weekend has often been the only chance for many of us to meet and socialize. I hope to meet up with some of you at Bob bwca's & Bonvicken's "Wing Night" later in April.

Hans Solo


 
03/13/2020 07:51PM
Thank you for all you do.
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next