Sure hope you can make it. Would be fun to have this an international event.
I regret your frustration with border events. Reminds me of the John Candy movie where Canada was "suspect" and going to "invade" the US. It was corny and my kids at the time loved it, kinda like Tommy Boy with Chris Farley, (yuck). I digress, but do hope to meet you. I want to talk Ontario rivers with you a bit!!