These links will be part of the website that will be launched next year, lobbying for SharK Week to come to Canada in 2016, particularly, Calgary/Banff/Canmore.
..... If you have a less than a stellar past that is behind you (no judgments from me) I encourage you to get the wheels in motion and get the documentation in place to become eligible for entry into Canada. What we have planned so far will be spectacular and you won't want to miss it.
I still have sincere reservations about a Shark Week in Canada...
Americans, (including the lady rider at SWIII who shared her horror story,) are routinely surprised at being denied entry into Canada. ANYTHING that pops up on the computer will put you at the whim of a Canadian civil sevant---with no appeal.
You don't even need a conviction to be denied entry.
Domestic dispute where the cops were called?
A drug charge that was dropped?
You have to demonstrate to the Canadian authorities that you have been "rehabilitated", even without a conviction?
Start the paperwork and documentation two-and-one-half years in advance for a three-day event? Is that really reasonable, or are we just writing off these riders?
I think it's self-evident that the board membership was not recruited exclusively from the cast of "Mary Poppins," and we don't know who we would be voting to exclude.
I also have a concern with Canadian gun laws. (BTW, getting to Maine without violating some gun law is probably an issue for some.) Before SWIII, another rider and I prayed together for a safe trip....then each put a piece in his boot. I think we were prudent, not paranoid.
Canada is, by all accounts, spectacular...and the Canadian members of the board enjoy a high regard, which I share. But I'm not sure I could vote for a Canadian SW.