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#1 Dean750

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:39 AM

I've been looking into getting an indoor kite festival going here in Albany Oregon. If the city will help out the venue would be like 48,600 square feet column free with 25 and a half foot ceiling height. Otherwise it's going to be about two basketball courts in size with 15 or more feet in ceiling height.
I'm hoping the city helps out.
Whats the current largest indoor festival world wide? Might help if they could maybe claim Albany has the worlds biggest indoor kite festival in the world. Tourism.
If I could get it going, would there be some teams (iQuad or others interested in flying)? There would be plenty of easy on the pocket book housing and dining here. But I won't be able to help out much other than maybe a discount on housing if theres enough people willing.
If I can get this going I'll do it so there will be a compition worth indoor points along with the festival.
IF, I can get this going I'd want to work together to put together a date that everyone would agree on so this would be worth it.
If the city doesn't get involved then I'll have to come up with a few hundred dollars for rental of the space. Just curious as to how many would be interested.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

Depends on the time of year for us.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:39 PM

Dean

Let the city know that this is a non profit event to see if they will donate the use of the building to you. The big issue that you want to present to the city is that you will have insurance on the event. They want to be sure that their butts are covered. Check with the local chamber of commerce to see if they have any funds available. Don't be afraid to mail out letters to big business owners asking them for money.
If you need to pay a rental charge go around to the local business owners and ask them to help you sponser your event in return you can offer them advertising during the event.
Check with the local kite clubs to see if they are willing to come together to come up with some funding.


Just some ideas... Keep asking questions and you'll get it going!!

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#4 Dean750

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:02 PM

Thank you for direction Sherri.
I'm on it like stink on ummm, you know.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:45 PM

Late June or early July of next year is really the best time for me. Any time between August and mid June, I'm in school, and am unavailable. If you do get it going, I would certainly be interested.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:37 AM

Thank you for direction Sherri.
I'm on it like stink on ummm, you know.

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Your welcome Dean..

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#7 Dean750

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:21 AM

I'll start yakin with the city and see what could be done. I will call if I have diffuculties for some advice. Thank you very much for your assistance.

Dean




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