Smack some of your fellow Canadians on the back of the head and get them rolling I met some Canadian family when I was up in Norway for a family reunion back in 2001, they seemed like a fun loving bunch. Maybe you'll find some more just like them to join you in your trek
Even if you are the only one from Canada going to this year's ToD, I find it pretty impressive that somebody feels it is worth making the trip from way up there. I will be there this year and look forward to meeting you. I just got my first beetle a few months ago and can't wait for my first ToD. We are going to have a whole lot of fun.