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Can this photo get added to the gofundme to show what might have been? Maybe also the walkthrough video?
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I posted to pinside, hopfully it will rustle up a few more bucks: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... rother-out

Feel free to bump it :-)
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Cool, I'll post to that thread.

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Thanks Josh for your involvment.
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Done !
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Wow! This is awesome guys! We just broke through the $2500 barrier!

Thank you for posting to IFPA, Pinside! That's sure to help out!

I will see if I can add the IFPA info and the Video to the GoFundMe page!

Awesome stuff! Keep it coming!

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Just looked, $2750 by 46 donors!!

So cool this hobby,
such a cross section of different people, all there for one reason primarily. Very cool.

The passion for Pinball I saw last weekend I had never seen live in person before. Only my second pinshow ( opgs 15 )
People unloading and setting up on Saturday with no power. That act alone to me describes a lot.
Josh, we only met Friday morning when things were looking normal. I introduced myself, shook your hand and you were very welcoming.( I did bring timbits) You allowed me to help as much as I was comfortable with. Very cool. I'm no guru but I tried to help Guard and tiny rodent and pinhead as much as I could without getting in the way.
Consequently I got to meet a bunch of folks, See my old friend from high school days Dirty Donny ( flashback ) . And hear some good stories. I think I also bought a night rider........ :D
Anyhow, what i saw last weekend I want a lot more of, just add a few hundred amps.
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shane wrote:Just looked, $2750 by 46 donors!!

So cool this hobby,
such a cross section of different people, all there for one reason primarily. Very cool.

The passion for Pinball I saw last weekend I had never seen live in person before. Only my second pinshow ( opgs 15 )
People unloading and setting up on Saturday with no power. That act alone to me describes a lot.
Josh, we only met Friday morning when things were looking normal. I introduced myself, shook your hand and you were very welcoming.( I did bring timbits) You allowed me to help as much as I was comfortable with. Very cool. I'm no guru but I tried to help Guard and tiny rodent and pinhead as much as I could without getting in the way.
Consequently I got to meet a bunch of folks, See my old friend from high school days Dirty Donny ( flashback ) . And hear some good stories. I think I also bought a night rider........ :D
Anyhow, what i saw last weekend I want a lot more of, just add a few hundred amps.
You sir, are a MADTITAN.
I see $2700 by 49 people. :?:

I have to be honest, I really didn't think we'd break through $2K. I am so glad the pinball community is proving me wrong! :D On our way to $3K! This is really going to help keep the show going! Keep those donations coming!!!

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$3000!!! I am humbled just watching the donations come in. I can only imagine how Josh feels. Donations are coming in from far and wide now!

I was able to add the photos and videos to the campaign. Just click on the UPDATES section to view them. Please let me know if anything needs editing!

Thank you!!!

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If anyone has twitter, please promote this tweet for further exposure https://twitter.com/PinballWomenOtt/sta ... 8803935232
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cait001 wrote:If anyone has twitter, please promote this tweet for further exposure https://twitter.com/PinballWomenOtt/sta ... 8803935232
Yes please.

FYI... I lowered the campaign goal down to $8000. Josh had given me $7000 + some outstanding invoices so I had the goal at $10K. However, I didn't want the goal to be too far out of reach, and $10K seemed a long ways away from $7000. I didn't want anyone thinking we were asking for more than was required. The goal amount has proved to be the most difficult thing to keep balanced in this campaign. Maybe I'm just overthinking it...

I also posted the link with a quick blurb in the Canadian Pinball Thread on Pinside and pointed them to dr nybble's thread.

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So far so good! I just sent in my donation.

On a personal note, I do believe that we needed this as much as Josh does. With all that is happening in the hobby, with values climbing astronomically, machines getting somewhat hard to find and parts not always abundant, we tend to lose a very important aspect to the hobby... if not the most important one...

The human aspect.

Pinball and videogames have given us so many memories of getting together with friends and just having a great time. So, with the effort of people like Josh, we get to rekindle those contacts and emotions. And in this tragic case, not only has Josh taken a hit, but so has the entire community in Ottawa.

It unfortunately takes tragic events to realign ourselves. Myself definitely included. Put away differences and rely on what we have in common. So, this is our chance. This is already way beyond just helping a good friend financially... this is about going back to our roots. Our humanity.

In 2010, this scruffy kid named Josh came to me and said that he was going to do a pinball show. I told him that many tried and failed. I could not be happier to have been proven wrong a short time after.

Now... it's our turn. Let's show them all that we can all get together, thank Josh for all he has done, and help out as much as we can.

So... donate 5$, or 500$. Regardless of the amount, every donation is a thanks to Josh, a helping hand to a community hit hard, and is a part of something great, for all.


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I honestly can't thank everybody enough for all this support and generosity. The list of donors is incredible! It has been logged and will be kept close to me forever. In better times, I will return the favor in some way or another. Firstly, I need to make sure that OPGS 2019 is a real banger!

This community on MAACA is directly responsible for every endeavor I've had the gumption to take a stab at. There would be no OPGS, no House of Targ, etc. Without this community there would never have been a PINCON or Hawkesbury Flea Fair, and I'm sure many of you on this forum can pin maaca on a 6 degrees of separation list to something incredibly positive in your lives. I'm just blown away that after all these years to come full circle. The community that inspired the direction I would take my life is now the community saving it.

I quite litterally owe you everything MAACA

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I am very proud of this community, like Sparky said, this is the positive vibe that we all needed in these sad times.

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Sorry to have heard what happened. I hope no one got injured and everyone is safe now. It's times like this I wish I had a FB account as it's quite powerful to share such a cause and spread the word. I've seen this was posted on Pinballrevolution and Pinside which is awesome. Good luck!
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Added to the pot .... bump
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Yeah no offense to the games in my basement, you're fine games, but playing them in my basement doesn't compare to joy of sharing them with everyone else.
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Over $3700 dollars raised! Outstanding!

Question: When should the campaign end? I was thinking midnight Sunday but I am open to suggestions.

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I'd personally would give it the work week. Last thing you want is people who'd like to help but aren't everyday regulars here like lots of us.....
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yeah give it at a week since it just went up stickied on pinside
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We are close to breaking $4000! I am simply amazed by the generosity of this community. Donations are coming in from all over, not just our Ottawa locals. It is wonderful getting to experience this first hand. Thank you to everyone that has donated!

As per your suggestions, I will be keeping the campaign alive until Oct 5th @ 12:00AM.

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$41 dollars away from $4000! If you have been hesitating to donate, now is the time! You could be the donation that hit's that new $4K mark!

Thank you once again to everyone for your support!

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$4,220 from 78 donors!!! The campaign will remain open until midnight this Friday. Plenty of time to make those donations! Please help spread the word through social media!

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Cooooome on, 5000$!!! We can do it!!!

This is amazing...
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