It is yet again the cold and dark time of the year when you wish to simply curl up on a couch with a cup of something hot. But low 'n behold, there is also a better way to enjoy wintertime. Let us invite you to the Canton of Unikankare to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast, to be held at Ahtela youth camping centre in Sauvo (street address Ahtelantie 21), near Turku, Finland.
The site opens on Friday at 7 pm and closes on Sunday at noon. Those still found at the site after this time will be considered work force for cleanup duty. The weekend's programme will include heavy tourneys (Nordic 1000), an arts and sciences competition, feast and, naturally, a sauna and general merrymaking.
Costs: Site fee: 12 EU, feast: 10 EU, breakfast 2 EU each (Sat and Sun), lunch (Sat): 4 EU. SCA members get a 3 EU discount from the site fee. No fee from children under 12 years old. Late reservation (after January 15th): 5 EU. Total cost of the event for SKA/SCA members is 27 EU and for non-members 30 EU. There are beds for 80 people and mattresses for 20 people.
Please send your reservation by January 15th. State your name (both mundane and SCA), date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, dietary restrictions and, of course, what you are paying for. If you reserve after the deadline, or pay late, you will be charged an extra 5 EU. Guests from Finland should pay to the Unikankare postal account 430922-298699 by January 15th. Foreign guests may pay at the door. Only Euros will be accepted.
From Helsinki-Turku motor way (road number 1) turn to road 181 towards Sauvo and Kemi. Drive past Sauvo towards Kemi and turn left towards Rajalahti and Kokkila. Drive about 1 km and turn right towards Rajalahti. Keep driving for 7 km and turn left towards Ampola and Ahtela. Keep driving for 2,5 km and you arrive in Ahtela youth camping center.
Take a bus from Helsinki or Turku. Get off at Paimio-Sauvo crossroads. There's a gas station there. Organize a ride from there well in advance with the autocrat. Only transports that have been pre-arranged can be guaranteed.
EVENT STEWARD AND RESERVATION
Fru Katarina Henriksdotter
ida.jarvinen (at) luukku.com Location:
Canton of Unikankare (Sauvo, Finland)