Spring Fling 2015 May 27 – 31, 2015

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Spring Fling 2015

May 27 – 31, 2015  Ramada Inn | Gananoque, ON

Our Guest Speakers:

 Dr. Eric Bensimon

Facial Feminization Surgery in Canada
Dr. Eric Bensimon is Canada’s leading specialist in Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) … a process that “softens” the male’s facial features into a natural, feminine appearance.  Dr. Bensimon’s absorbing presentation will include descriptions and photographs of his various procedures and techniques. Private one-on-one consultations will be available immediately following his presentation.

Dr. Elaine Waddington Lamont  “Getting to Know Your Transgender Brain”
 Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University, will take you on a fascinating journey through the intricacies of the human brain in general…and the transgender brain in particular.

Find out more about why you are who you are, as Elaine explores various research into the anatomical differences between the brains of cis and trans people … and brings to light current imaging studies looking into the connectivity of the trans brain. Elaine Waddington-Lamont holds a PhD in Psychology from Concordia University and has done postdoctoral research in neuroscience at McGill and Carleton. Best of all … Elaine is an ally of the trans community.

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Gal’s Spring Fling 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Dinner out for those arriving early.

Meet in the Lounge at the Ramada Inn and make plans for dinner.

9:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Social time in the Ramada Inn Lounge.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Hot Breakfast in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

9:00 am – 12:00 noon: Spa Time.

Enjoy some pampering. Make an appointment for yourself at the Gananoque Inn Spa, Glen House Spa or 1000 Nails. Time for a manicure, pedicure, facial or massage. Indulge yourself.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch on your own or join Amanda.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: More Spa time.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Cocktails at the Ramada Inn Lounge.

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Dinner at the Riva Restaurant.

We will get together in the Ramada Inn Lounge and head over to this beautiful restaurant. We had a great early arrival dinner there last year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

9:30 pm – 1:00 am: Social time in the Ramada Inn Lounge.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Hot Breakfast in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration in the Ramada Inn Lobby.

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm: Fort Henry.

We will have lunch at the Battery Bistro right in Fort Henry. Then a Fort Guard will take us on a guided tour of the Fort. A great deal of Canada’s history revolved around Fort Henry and Kingston. We have a rich history www.forthenry.com.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Cocktails at the Ivy Lea Club.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Dinner at the Ivy Lea Club.

The staff here have given us fabulous dinners in the past, even on very short notice. Let’s see what they have in store for us this year.

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Wanda Stride will sing some of her songs for us.

I heard her sing in the Fall and bought her CD. What a beautiful voice!!! I had to get her to Spring Fling. She was in El Salvador when I contacted her. I am so pleased to have her come to Spring Fling. Listen to some excerpts of her music at www.poortom.ca.

10:00 pm – 2:00 am: Social time at the Ramada Inn Lounge.

Talk over the events of the day. Make plans for the next few days.

 

Friday, May 29, 2015

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Hot Breakfast in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration in the Ramada Inn Lobby.

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Speed Meeting.

Spend an hour meeting 12 new friends with 5 minutes conversations. A great way to meet new friends. Get to know the people who will be around with you all weekend.

11:00 am – 12:00 noon: Guest Speaker – Cynthia Cavendish – Colours and Fashion

Our very own Cynthia, inventor of HAIRVISIONS computerized hair styling and former Fashion Designer, will demonstrate how to determine your fashion wardrobe and hair styles based on your eye, skin and natural hair colours.

She will take us through the process of determining how you can optimize your feminine wardrobe and stop wasting money on clothes that suit your fantasies but not real life. Bring your S.O. Something for everyone.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch at the Ramada Inn.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Guest Speaker Lucie Desrochers – Laser and Electrolysis Hair Removal

Lucie is the owner of Transelectrolysis for almost 30 years, specializing in hair removal for Trans People. She will discuss the pluses and minuses of laser and electrolysis. Which ones to use, which ones to avoid and what to expect . Bring your questions.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Cocktails at the Royal Canadian Legion.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #92 in Gananoque has invited us back to have an evening at their Legion. The Legion Ladies will put on a Roast Turkey and Roast Pork Buffet dinner for us. The Legion members look forward to our visit and will join us for dancing. What a great group of people!

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm: Dancing at the Legion.

Live music and dancing to “The Reasons”. The Reasons held the date for us again. They love us and we love them. They are a great band. It is one of the highlights of our week, without a doubt.

10:30 pm – 2:00 am: Social time at the Ramada Inn Lounge.

 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Hot Breakfast in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration in the Ramada Inn Lobby.

9:30 am – 10:30 am: FFS in Canada – Dr. Eric Bensimon

Dr. Eric Bensimon is Canada’s leading specialist in Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) … a process that “softens” the male’s facial features into a natural, feminine appearance.  Dr. Bensimon’s absorbing presentation will include descriptions and photographs of his various procedures and techniques. Private one-on-one consultations will be available immediately following his presentation.

11:00 am – 12:00 noon: Getting to Know Your Transgender Brain – Dr. Elaine Waddington Lamont

Dr. Elaine Waddington Lamont, Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University, will take you on a fascinating journey through the intricacies of the human brain in general … and the Transgender brain in particular. Find out more about why you are who you are, as Elaine explores various research into the anatomical differences between the brains of cis and Trans people … and brings to light current imaging studies looking into the connectivity of the Trans brain.

Elaine Waddington-Lamont holds a PhD in Psychology from Concordia University and has done postdoctoral research in neuroscience at McGill and Carleton. Best of all … Elaine is an ally of the Trans community.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: Spring Time Lunch in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Pool Party and Best Legs Contest.

Enjoy an afternoon by the Pool. Swim or just sit in the sun. That’s right – the sun. We already have the requisition in. Then the Best Legs Contest. Whose name will be added this year? Samantha, Helen, Michelle, Cynthia, Samantha and Seleena have their names on it now. Who will be next? Want to be in the contest? Let me know at the registration desk. Bring your swimming suit.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Spouses/Significant Others/Mothers Discussion Group.

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Makeovers.

Once again the girls from Shoppers Drug Mart will be making us look beautiful. Have your foundation done then on to makeup. Ask questions and learn as you go. Gotta look great for the Gala evening.

2:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Social time in the Ramada Inn Lounge.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Margaret Link Photo Sessions.

Get a professional picture by Margaret while you are looking your absolute best.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Gala Cocktails in the Ramada Inn Lounge.

Show off that new gown, shoes, jewellery and makeup. Don’t hold back ladies. This is your chance to go all out.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Gala Dinner in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

We have a great meal planned for you. Come and Enjoy.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Sears Fashion Show.

Great styles from Sears. They will fit our models with all kinds of complimentary outfits. It is a great experience for the models. Want to be a model? Let me know when you register.

9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight: Gala Dance, Dance, Dance.

Bring that extra pair of dancing shoes. You will want to be comfortable while you dance the night away. Fun, Fun, Fun.

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Buffet Brunch in the Ramada Inn Dining Room.

Better than ever. Paul and his staff will put on a magnificent closing day buffet brunch for us to help us wrap up the event.

Contact Us

If you have any comments of questions contact us here:

info@galsspringfling.com

OR feel free to reach Amanda directly:

Amanda

amanda@galsspringfling.com

Event Information

Spring Fling 2015 May 27 – 31, 2015

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Date/Time
05/27/2015 - 05/31/2015
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Location
Ramada Provincial Inn

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