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Linux in the Wild 2009

Event Details

It will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2009, 11:00 to 16:00ish at Vincent Massey Park at Site: “L” (PDF Vincent Massey Park site map).

We will start cooking food at noon and the BBQ will execute a full shutdown when the food runs out, so come early to enjoy some tasty eats. We will have food for carnivores, omnivores and herbivores, but if you have particular needs, please note this beside your name on the attendee list.

The event is free to all, but a donation to OCLUG would be appreciated to help cover the cost of purchasing the food and booking the site. OCLUG is a non-profit organization.


Volunteers for the event would be greatly appreciated. The more, the merrier. Every little bit helps. No amount is too small.

If you would like to help out, please add your name to the Volunteers list below, stating what you will help out with. Duties to be assigned:

  • Helping with cooking
  • Helping with setup/cleanup (as many as we can get)
  • “Linux Ambassadors” to answer any questions from passers-by
  • Anything else you want to do

Here are the people who have volunteered so far:

  • TylerTidman - setup/cleanup and assorted ambassadorial-type duties
  • MargaretTidman - purchasing food & supplies
  • Brett Delmage has offered a BBQ
  • Lisa Lovchik - transporting the BBQ
  • Elfasauz - cooking/BBQ-ing your food. You will eat it and be happy I cooked it for you. (fair weather permitting– I'll be rollerblading in :)

If you are interested in volunteering, please login and add yourself to the list above.


If you are interested in coming, please login and add yourself to the list below.

If you require a 'herbivore' option please note this beside your name, so we can be sure to have enough.

  • TylerTidman (herbivore)
  • MargaretTidman (herbivore)
  • JeanRichard (omnivore)
  • Jessica Richard (omnivore)
  • Lisa Lovchik (herbivore (no dairy/eggs), allergic to tree nuts)
  • Elfasauz (omipotent. allergic to sole, but can handle lobster.)
  • Richard Hagemeyer - unable to attend :(

Park Regulations

These regulations are designed to protect the property and ensure public safety. The following activities are strictly prohibited:

  • Consuming, serving or selling alcoholic beverages
  • Lighting fires
  • Erecting structures without permission from the NCC
  • Selling, advertising and / or displaying any goods or wares or merchandising or carrying on any commercial activity
  • Having drugs, firearms or explosives in your possession
  • Bringing an animal in the park
  • Operating motorized vehicles on the recreational pathways and / or the grass
  • Running MS Operating Systems

Upon exiting the park, users must leave the grounds and the park assets clean and tidy.


Post Mortem


  • Donations at Linux in the Wild: $66.00
  • Park Rental: $50.00
  • Food: $163.99

We bought:

  • Beverages (24 Coke, 12 Sprite, 24 water, 6 apple juice, 6 orange juice)
  • Burger fixings (ketchup, relish, mustard, BBQ sauce, onion, tomato, pickle)
  • 24 hamburgers, 20 hot dogs and buns
  • 8 tofu burgers, 8 veggie dogs and buns
  • Vegetable platter
  • 4 bags of chips, 2 boxes of cookies
  • tin foil

We brought:

  • (MT&TT) cooler, food, supplies, fire extinguisher, hand sanitizer
  • (BD) BBQ

Thoughts of the event:

Site “L” is pretty good. Mostly shaded.

We had around 15-20 guests for food and conversation. We had some new visitors this year.

Everyone that came had plenty to eat.

We decreased the amount of hamburgers and hot dogs this year, as we knew that attendance would be lower than last year since the Hacker Bike Ride was not taking place. There were a few burgers and dogs left that were given to picnic attendees. We had tofu burgers, veggie dogs, vegetables, chips and cookies. I think this went over well.

Clean up started around 17:00. Most of us were packed up and gone by 18:00 or so.

We had 1 BBQ - it was plenty to cook the amount of food we had.

We had some left over items: foam plates, napkins, plastic cutlery, metal serving spoon, metal tongs, 3 serving bowls, salt & pepper, garbage bags, tin foil and the frizbee, I have put all of this into a bin, ready for next year.

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