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Fulltime Families Rally Instructions and FAQs

Fulltime Families Rally Instructions and FAQs

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Registration is now open for the upcoming 2017 FtF Canadian Rally, hosted  by FtF Lifetime Member Family, the Fosters, in Mattawa, Ontario, Sept. 7 – 10th, 2017*, for FtF Charter Members.

Charter Members Early Registration 2/10 – 2/13

Lifetime Members Early Registration 2/13 – 2/16

Annual Members and New Members Registration opens 2/17

Here are some FAQs about the event:

How can I reserve my spot?

Go to the Rally Shop at:https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/2017-fulltime-families-canadian-rally/ to reserve your spot.

Does the price include camping?

Your rally fee DOES NOT include camping.  Please make your camping arrangements by completing this Camping Reservation Form and submitting it via email to stp@sidturcottepark.com.  Have questions or need more info about camping? Call Ian Foster at 850-405-9365.

What Utilities are Included on my site?

Please refer to the Camping Reservation Form for site types available.

Are Cabins, RV Rentals and Tent sites available?

Why yes!  Sid Turcott Park has several accommodation options for families who either don’t have their RV yet, or prefer to attend without.  Check out the Camping Reservation Form above for these options.

What Other Services will be Offered at the Rally?

Past rallies have included the following services.  When possible, FTF contracts with providers to secure services at a discounted “Rally Rate”  (additional fees may apply):

  • RV Wash / Wax Services
  • Mobile RV Repair Services
  • Pet Grooming
  • Hair Cuts
  • Gun Locker Storage (please note – you are not permitted to cross the border with firearms)  Details on a Firearms Storage solution will be provided soon.
  • other services coming soon

What happens after I reserve my spot?

24 – 48 hours after we receive a notification from Paypal, you will get an email from Fulltime Families with additional registration instructions and a Google form to complete. This will be sent to your Paypal Email Address. Upon completion of the form, you will be added to the dedicated Facebook account for this event.

What days should I plan to arrive and leave?

Please plan to arrive on or before 3pm Wednesday, Sept 6th to be parked appropriately. Scheduled events will kick off 11am on Thursday morning (Sept. 7). The event wraps up on the morning of Sept 10th

Early Birds and Pre-Rally: Many attendees plan to stay a full week. We encourage you to arrive on Sept. 5th and depart on Sept. 12th, if you are interested in participating in all pre and post rally events.

I’m a Charter Member and I only pay $25 per rally. How do I do that?

Charter Members, We will issue you a custom invoice for your $25 rally  rate.  Please send an email to kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com to register.

I’m a Pioneer Lifetime Member and I always save 20% off my rally rate. How do I do that?

Pioneer Lifetime Members (Red Lifetime Stickers) please email Chris for your 20% off promo code prior to registering for this event. Please allow 24 hour response time for this request.

I’m a Trailblazer Lifetime Member, how to do use my one time $50 Rally Credit for this event?

Trailblazer Lifetime Members, please email Chris for your $50 off promo code prior to registering for this event. Please allow 24 hour response time for this request.

I’m a current Annual Member and I’d like to upgrade to Trailblazer Lifetime Member. How do I do that?

Current Annual Members who are interested in upgrading to the Trailblazer Lifetime Membership option and receiving a one time $50 rally credit can email Kimberly directly.

What will we be doing at this “rally”?

Fulltime Families Rallies are 4 day family friendly events full of fun and fellowship (that’s a lot of f’s;). Schedules include a variety of family game times, arts and crafts, educational opportunities, seminars, campfires, socials, and big time fun! For an example, check out what we did at our last rally.

What’s Included in my Rally Fee?

Your rally fee pays for all the supplies, staff, rental fees, event insurance and administrative costs required to host the event. FtF ascribes to a “leave your wallet at home” policy when hosting events, so all efforts are made to allow attendees to pay once and just enjoy the event.

Who can attend the Fulltime Families Canadian Rally?

This event is limited to 25 families who are members of Fulltime Families (annual, Charter, Pioneer Lifetime, Trailblazer Lifetime, Annual). Not a member yet? Join Now!

Do you offer scholarships for this event?

Yes, we have a limited number of scholarships. To apply for an FtF Event Scholarship, complete the Application Form.

Are there opportunities to Volunteer at this event?

Absolutely, Volunteers are the life blood of Rally events. To be connected to the organizers group and find opportunities, you can join the Planners FB Group. We also have a Volunteer Board posted during the event.

What should I bring with me?

Your family, your fun and engaging attitude, your smile. Any other necessary items (pot luck meals, special supplies) will be published on a “Rally Packing Guide” published on the Fulltime Families Website and the dedicated Facebook Group for this event.

What are we eating?

Some activities will include corporate meals (pot luck), other times you will be eating on your own. It’s best to good food shopping and plan quick and easy meals while you are attending the rally, as you won’t want to miss a minute of the fun!

Do families Roadschool during the rally?

While there are many educational elements on the rally schedule, with so many kids and so many fun things to do, doing school during your time at the rally may be challenging. Many families suspend their studies during rally time.

How can I prepare my children for this event?

Rally is a fun time, but it can also be overwhelming for new attendees. It’s a good idea to review the schedule with your family so you can mark off activities you don’t want to miss.

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Please refer to the rally shop for cancellation dates and policies.

Will I need a Passport to attend this event?

Yes! http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html can answer many of your questions regarding border crossing with minors.


*These are the official rally dates. It is advised to arrive on or before Sept. 6th.  Pre and Post rally activities will span Sept. 5th – 12th.


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