(Must be returned by February 28, 1999)

but I suggest you do it as soon as possible as space is limited!!


Preferred 1st Name____________________________________



City: ___________________ Postal Code:___________________

Country: _____________ Email:___________________________

Area Code:_______Phone:_______________ Fax:_____________

Escorts name (if attending): _____________________

Community Representing: _________________________________

Mayor or sponsor’s signature of approval: ___________________________________________

Date: __________________

Please mail with refundable deposit’ (see notes), as soon as possible!!


Send all applications and correspondence to:

8th World Town Criers Championships

M.A. Bert Stevens, Host Crier

10227 Resthaven Drive

Sidney, B.C., Canada, V8L 3H2

(250) 656-0033 Voice (250) 656-8955 Fax bstevens@olink.net




‘Talent Show’

If you wish to participate in the Talent Show, to be held after last cry, please indicate and describe your act and approximately how long it is:





Do you need props_____What___________________

‘Most Authentic Uniform’

I wish to be judged: ________ My escort also wishes to be judged: ______

Description and history of uniform(s) – be very specific and supply picture(s) if possible – continue on reverse side if necessary to ensure full description of details: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________


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A $100.00 (CAN) refundable deposit must accompany all applications before they will be processed. A crisp $100.00 bill will be waiting for you in your welcome package when you arrive in Sidney. If you must cancel, please do so before April 15, 1999 to ensure a full refund. Cancellations after that date will need signed doctors’ certificate of illness to qualify for a refund. Otherwise your money will go to help offset prepaid expenses.

Since we anticipate a very large turnout of criers for this competition, we can only guarantee accommodation for the first 90 responding. All others will be on an if available basis. Please reply with your deposit immediately.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 1999.

All criers and escorts will be billeted with local families, either on a single or double basis, from Monday August 16th to Sunday August 22nd only. Accommodation, breakfast, community dinner and basic transportation will be provided daily, during competition. Opening ceremonies will be Monday evening and closing ceremonies will be part of the Awards Brunch on Sunday.


If you have special diet restrictions, please note it here: ________________ __________________________________________________________

Smoking (if available): ____________ Non Smoking: ______________

Language Spoken: 1st______________ Other: ________________

Physical Disabilities (for Billeting): ___________________________________________________________


When making your travel arrangements don’t forget to book the short connector flight from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C.

(Sidney is 5 min. from the Victoria Airport)

Upon acceptance of your registration, a confirmation kit will be sent to all criers complete with firm schedules, discount coupons and tourist attractions.

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‘The Anacortes Open Cry’

Our sister city, Anacortes, Washington, USA (a most scenic three and a half hour ferry ride from Sidney) will once again hold an open competition following the World Championships. Watch your mail for an invitation from the Official Anacortes Town Crier to attend this event.


Pre & Post Accommodations

The following is a list of Sidney hotels and motels should you wish to come early or stay later, or bring friends or relatives:

The Sidney Travelodge: (250) 656-1176

The Best Western Emerald Isle: (250) 656-4441

The Cedarwood Motel: (250) 656-5551

The Waterfront Hotel: (250) 656-1131

Lovat House Seaside B & B: (250) 656-3188

Orchard House B & B: (250) 6568184

There are many otherBed & BreaKfasts in the area. Please contact us if you are having difficulties securing adequate accommodations. Please remember that this is the ‘high season’, so vacancies will be at a premium. Book early!!

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