I think a national event is just like pornography, I can't define it but I know it when I see it.
I don't have a firm definition, but if a proposal comes in that shows people from more than one province will be participating in the event it will be considered. If I end up with one weak event proposal, and three really strong team proposals the money will go to the teams. The goal is just to try to make sure good use comes of the funds. The idea of putting money towards a national event is really the best I can do to try to lessen the already noticed Ontariocentrism, which while unintentional is inescapable.
I actually think an event proposal has some advantage, in that if they are going to say, sell T-shirts and "sponsored by the law firm of Boland Howe" was to end up on those T-shirts (not necc in large letters) that would give us a clear and tangible benefit for our sponsorship money.
Thanks for the invite to splatters, but I get up at 5am to be at work by 0600, and my brain has to work. If I have something cancel on short notice I would like to get down to join you for a game.
When the elephants fight, it is bad for the grass. When the elephants make love, it is also bad for the grass.