Kangeiko is almost upon us! Here are the latest details for quick reference.
Meet: 7.00am Southern Cross station with your shinai, bokuto and dogu (uniform and armour). Don't forget your tenugui. Or maybe two if you have them. We will be catching the 7.16am train which arrives at Ballarat at 8.40am. If you miss the train for whatever reason, there is another at 8.16 that arrives at 9.40am. You will still get to do plenty of Kendo!
Cost: Training is free but BYO lunch and snacks. Adults need a Myki with at least $40.00 credit. Children/students need their pre-paid school myki or a standard myki (+their student card) with at least $20.00 credit. Dinner will be everyone paying for themselves.
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
Start/finish: Kangeiko will start at 9am and go all day until 5pm, with breaks for morning and afternoon tea and also lunch.
Dinner: has been relocated to Brown Grain Thai Restaurant at 212 Sturt St Ballarat. I took pity on all the vegans in the club! It's probably a better option than Squier's Loft because they can handle large groups easily, and it's still on the way to the station. See their website for menu and prices. http://www.browngrain.com.au/#about
Return home: It's a 6 min walk from the restaurant to the station, where we will catch the 9.15pm train to Melbourne, arriving at Southern Cross Station at 10.39pm. From there people will make their own way home. Hopefully it will be possible to share cars, taxis or Ubers from there if people need to.