I like the enthusiasm! I'm looking forward catching up with you guys.
Just a thought... Valens is a great venue because of it's fairly central location, easy access and above all, it's heated washrooms, but last year, I had the chance to winter camp at Silent Lake Provincial Park near Bancroft with Quiet, and had a great time. It's a little further for some/closer for others but it's more remote without being deep "in the bush". I don't think we were much more than a 20-30 minute walk from our vehicle. The Park even has yurts for the more sensible winter campers who choose not to brave the elements armed with only nylon, feathers and whoopie slings. Ice-fishing's an option as well.
I'm still good with Valens, I just wanted to float the idea of another venue. Dates remain unchanged.
I found this random youtube video that looks like it just might be in the bay we camped beside..