Ted reminded everyone to complete their Scouts Canada registration.
Ted reported that VIP invitations have been sent. So far, Kim Craitor, Rob Nicholson, and Ron Dale have accepted.
Ted has been working with Ross Francis of Scouts Canada on the guest list. Official invitations will be sent to the Governor General, Premier on Ontario, local MP and MPP, Niagara Regional Chair, Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, and the Parks Canada CEO.
Members of the committee will complete registration with Scouts Canada.
Official VIP invitations have not moved forward. Ted is working on this.
Ted is working on arranging to have Scouts Canada manage tax receipts for donations to the event via their charitable registration number. The committee would give something in return for donations, such as a crest for smaller donations.
Ted has received no response from the International Commissioner. Ted has sent notice of the event to WOSM and has received no response.
Tony's article was submitted for inclusion in the February Leader magazine.
The Leader magazine has invited the committee to submit an article for the February and June issues. The deadline for the February issue is Monday. Tony will write an article. The Leader is willing to run monthly ads for the event, but would treat them as other event advertising and expect to be paid. Bill will send the Tony's backgrounder to Lou for review before it is sent to The Leader.
Both Scouts Canada and the Scouts Canada Foundation have officially recognized the event.
Eaton's commissioned a 16mm movie about WJ'55. The NOTL museum would like to use it as part of their exhibit. The holder of the copyright is not known. It is believed that Eaton's passed the copyright to Scouts Canada, Ontario Provincial Council. Today, neither Eaton's nor Ontario Council exist. Copyright is likely to be owned by Scouts Canada. Ted will follow up with Rob Stewart about this.
Tony met with John Rietveld of the Scouts Canada Foundation who supportive. Ted will follow up with John regarding official approval. The Foundation has sent a notice about the commemoration in its Centennial Group newsletter (the Centennial Group is a new association for people who have earned the King's/Queen's Scout/Venturer or Chief Scout's Award). It has been generally agreed that any surplus from the commemoration event will go to the Scouts Canada Foundation. No specific amount can be promised.
John Rietveld, CEO of the Scouts Canada Foundation, is supportive. It was generally agreed that any surplus from the commemoration should be given to the Foundation for the purpose of supporting international Scouting.