April's theme is "Close to Home" - battles or wars which occurred close to your hometown, your birthplace, or involved ancestors or ancestral homelands. April 2013 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York (War of 1812) - which happened right here in Toronto (then York) near the present day site of Fort York. You need not play a game related to the theme; the idea behind the theme is to get people to play games or explore eras or systems that they might not otherwise.
Remember to pre-arrange your games and opponents on our message board in this thread:
Newcomers are always welcome. You don't need to bring a game if you don't have one; other members usually bring far more than are necessary.
We will be playing in the parlour of Forest Hill United Church, located at 2 Wembley Road, just north of Eglinton on Bathurst Street. Look for paper signs posted on the doors to guide you to the room. When you approach from the parking lot, go to the doors on your left, not the main doors into the sanctuary.
Some parking is available in the streets nearby the church and you may also park in the lot if there are spaces available - many spaces clear up right around 11 AM.
To get to the church by TTC, take the #32 bus east (if coming from Eglinton West station on the University line) or the same bus going west (if coming from Eglinton station on the Yonge line). Both buses run frequently. Get off at Bathurst and walk one (short) block north on the west side of Bathurst.
Minor notice: Apparently there is a larger party in the lower hall starting at 5 PM. We have been asked that if we park in the church parking lot from 11 until 4:30, that we move our vehicles to street parking locations nearby at 4:30 to allow for more space for the 5 PM party-goers.
As always, there is no admission fee, but any donations received are given to the Church's property committee and are appreciated.