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Hi everyone!

I am hereby inviting everyone and anyone on these boards for a gluten-free get together.

I realize that it is just not that easy, but I feel as though there have been a lot of discouraged posters lately.

Let's cheer up, get together, and have some fun.

Depending on numbers is what I will plan.

I live in Niagara Falls, Canada - and am planning for a weekend in November.

Please PM me if you are interested!

RSVP as soon as possible!

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Hi everyone!

I am hereby inviting everyone and anyone on these boards for a gluten-free get together.

I realize that it is just not that easy, but I feel as though there have been a lot of discouraged posters lately.

Let's cheer up, get together, and have some fun.

Depending on numbers is what I will plan.

I live in Niagara Falls, Canada - and am planning for a weekend in November.

Please PM me if you are interested!

RSVP as soon as possible!

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Hi Lorka 150

This sounds like a really great idea!! It is really nice of you to offer to handle it all. I'm afraid that Maryland is too far to travel from, or I'd be there with bells on.

I hope the party works out. Have a great time :)

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That is so sweet :D I would love to if I am ever in that area..I live in Maryland as well so I know that will not be possible anytime soon.

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That sounds great! It would take me about 3 to 4 hours each way to drive to Niagara falls (depending on traffic), but it would be worth it. I have two weekends free in November, the weekend of the 12th and 13th, and the 19th and 20th. I hope that others will be interested as well, so it will work out, and that one of those weekends works for you and others.

I could probably stay over night at a friend's house in Cambridge on my way back, so I don't have to do it all in one day (I still haven't got much energy).

Thanks for inviting us.

Ursula

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Great idea but it's a long way from PA!

Have fun. Claire

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I'd be interested, if I wasn't all the way across the country, and busy as a bee in November! But that's a GREAT! idea, and I hope it goes well!

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Great idea and so kind of you!

Unfortunately, Niagara Falls is way too far from the UK, so I'll have to decline, but I wish you well for the party. Let us all know how it goes.

Nikki :D

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Hi everyone!

I am hereby inviting everyone and anyone on these boards for a gluten-free get together.

I realize that it is just not that easy, but I feel as though there have been a lot of discouraged posters lately.

Let's cheer up, get together, and have some fun.

Depending on numbers is what I will plan.

I live in Niagara Falls, Canada - and am planning for a weekend in November.

Please PM me if you are interested!

RSVP as soon as possible!

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Oh, I wish I could, I'm only about 3 hours away but traveling is still a big trial for me. My ex-husband and I (legally seperated 15 years no divorce) are celebrating out 20th anniversary next week and I am nervous as hell about just driving 45 min. to Rochester for a coin show. I work on the celiac induced agorophobia issue daily so maybe if you do this again in the spring I can come. I would love to see Niagra Falls again and would love even more to be able to make freinds, something I haven't had since soon after I got sick. Thanks for the suggestion really, really, really wish I could.

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I'm already driving up there next Saturday for a week. But you guys already know about that. So when I'm there from November 5th to 11th I won't come up another weekend. At the moment we try to get together one of the days I'm up there. We're talking about somewhere West of Toronto at the moment. And the offer's still there, that we all could meet. But it's still sweet, that you planned this.

Greetings, Stef

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Okay, still planning!

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i'd totally be up for meeting sometime!! i couldn't do it at this point in time, mostly because i live in FL and am way short on funds right now. but i'd love to meet up with anyone in the spring!

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i'd totally be up for meeting sometime!! i couldn't do it at this point in time, mostly because i live in FL and am way short on funds right now. but i'd love to meet up with anyone in the spring!

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It's a great idea but bad time of year for me expensive plane fares etc., but maybe plan something for late spring somewhere. I am in Alberta.

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