I have recently attended an initial planning meeting for what you are describing, Dennis. There was no issue with the first meeting as it was light in attendance and we met in a Tavern. The first order of business is to come up with a suitable venue (my idea
) with which I will be assisting.
Not sure about us being any less litigious, Sand Tiger. Typically things are far more bureaucratic here in Canada than anything I have experienced in the US of A. Everything is complicated it seems. One thing I know is that if we rent space from the Anglican Church of Canada we will also need to purchase liability insurance for the group. Plus the hall rental of course. Not sure about other churches but I expect they will all have similar requirements.
No one is keen on a fee of any sort and for now (at least until we get the venue up and running) a personal residence is not very practical or desired. We have 22 (and growing) initial folks registered.
Your liability waiver idea sounds like a relatively easy and good solution, if you can also find a suitable venue that allows just this. Thanks for that. I'll take credit for this agenda item at our next meeting.
Our search for a venue continues, but looking more and more like there may be some expense involved.
Best of luck to you.