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40th Annual IAGSDC convention

Dates: 05-08 Jul 2023

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Host hotel/venues: The Westin Ottawa

Hosting club: Ottawa Date Squares

Convention committee title: Ottawa Square Dance Convention 2023, Inc

Convention committee members:

Logo design: Patrick Vandesompele

Calling staff:

Trail-in dance: Tim Crawford, Wendy VanderMeulen

Sound staff: Blanche (Len Christiansen), John Liesch

Vendor list:

Ruby Slipper Fun Badge Tour stops and highlights:

Pre/Post convention events & tours:

Notable Notes and Highlights:

  • Signature event – dinner/dance at Lago Barr & Grill on the shores of Dow’s Lake, calling by Brian Crawford & Tim Crawford
  • Old Queen Bingo – held during Houston, We Have a Promenade: MISSION SIMULATION as a fundraiser to replace missed 50/50
  • Upgrade to Junior Suite raffle (2 prizes). Won by Will Hamp and Joanne Laplante
  • Quilt raffle. Won by Paul Brulotte
  • Afghan raffle (2 prizes). Won by Jonathan Domash and Randy Hensley

Specialty Tips:

IAGSDC officers:

IAGSDC meeting notes:


Honky Tonk Queen winner:

Golden Boot Award recipient:

10 Year Medallions - Recipients:

20 Year Medallions - Recipients:

25 Year Medallions - Recipients:

30 Year Medallions - Recipients:

Newsletter: ‘The Dorothy Dossier’


  • Convention Program
  • Dance Schedule

External Links: