The BC Pipers' Association seeks your prompt input to determine what format the 2013 Annual Gathering Ceilidh should take, given recent limitations imposed by the venue.

In January, the Annual Gathering organizing committee planned for a Ceilidh area in the Atrium of the SFU Maggie Benston Centre that would
- enable all ages of people to attend
- encourage playing pipes and drums by youth and adults
- include performances by the aggregate winners
- include the Clansey Cup event, an impromptu Hornpipe & Jig competition for all pipers
- include a roped off area for adults wanting to consume alcoholic beverages.

Despite assurances at the time from the venue that this was permitted, the venue has now indicated that the complete Ceilidh area must be for adults only if alcoholic beverages are being served. Thus the following choice must be promptly made:

Should the Annual Gathering Ceilidh be:
1. All ages event still in the Atrium, at which only non-alcoholic beverages would be served; or
2. Adults only event at the SFU Highland Pub (next to the Maggie Benston Centre), at which alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages would be served.

Please provide your answers to the following questions.

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* 1. Were you planning on attending the Ceilidh in its original format?

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* 2. Would you attend the Ceilidh if it is an all ages event at which only non-alcoholic beverages would be served?

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* 3. Would you attend the Ceilidh if it is an adults only event at which alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages would be served?

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* 4. What might make you want to attend the Ceilidh?

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