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Update on the reopening of The Opinicon

The Opinicon has lived through many world events: wars, pandemics, economic collapses. Most were on distant shores and rarely pierced the bubble of its beautiful grounds. Today it finds itself, as we all do, in the middle of a species-level event. We know more about the virus, we have more mitigation strategies, but the next few years are likely going to be a yo-yo of emotions and restrictions until a solution is found and widely distributed. Given this, I ask myself what is the safest and most logical choice for The Opinicon. An epidemiologist might say “if you can stay closed, stay closed.” A government might say “if you can safely open, then open.” A community might say “if you...

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COVID-19 Update

Hello dear Opiniconers, I hope you are all well and finding ways to keep comfortable in these unprecedented times. While the Opinicon has been closed since mid-March, we have been looking at the trendlines and data and comparing them against how long we think we would need to ramp up to serviceability – deep cleaning 24 buildings, post-winter grounds maintenance, overgrown gardens, food deliveries, staff ramp up and training, etc etc etc. We usually start in early April for an expected busy season in June. Even if the projections showed that we could technically open our doors in July, we wouldn’t really be ready until late August, and unfortunately, baring significant changes to the variables, July is looking overly optimistic....

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It has begun!

Ok, are you ready to eat?! We are SO excited to welcome you to The Opinicon. As of a few minutes ago, I can confirm that we are a GO for the restaurant! We need to order a mountain of food and get the prep work done, so we're going to be ramping up our service as follows: Saturday June 6: Ice cream available from 11 to 4 Sunday June 7: Ice cream available from 11 to 4 Monday June 8: Closed and prepping previously mentioned mountain of food. Tuesday June 9 to Saturday June 13: Open for dinner 5:30 to 8:30! Limited seating, reservations only. Sunday June 14: Sunday Brunch (you must try the eggs benedict!) 9:30 to 1:30....

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Ok Opinicon Army, it's almost clean-up day!Thanks to everyone who's signed up for April 25th. It's going to be a busy day (10am to 2pm) so we wanted to inform everyone of a few things:What to bring- comfortable clothing as we'll be outside and while the weather forecast suggests 12C for Saturday, you never know!- boots to muck around in- a rakeWhat you'll find when you get here- BBQ lunch- a few nice surprisesOther things of note- Chaffey's Lock bridge is closed for maintenance, so please take the Highway 15 route to get to us.- Parking is going to be interesting, so if you are able to carpool with friends we'd recommend it. An Opinicon employee will be waiting for...

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Calling all curious, excited, and helpful Opinicon lovers!When news came out about The Opinicon coming back, we received a huge outpouring of support and offers of help.  It was very heartwarming to see everyone's deep attachment to the old resort and eagerness to roll up sleeves to make it happen.While we've been busy fixing, designing, well inspecting, license applying, kitchen organizing, employee hiring, and generally panicking, we've realized that we could use a lot more hands to give us a kickstart once the snow melts.So what are we going to do about it?Eat!  (The proper response to any question, really)We'll be hosting two BBQs on the grounds of The Opinicon, and we'd love to see you:Saturday April 25: Fill a...

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