Fees for workshops & dinners must be pre-paid by the date provided in the correspondence regarding the event. Fees can be paid via e-transfer to, a cheque made out to MERA, or in cash. Cheques and cash may be left in the locked slotted drawer in the MERA Schoolhouse kitchen. Participants must inform the administrator of method of payment upon registration/reservation. If fees have not been paid by the required date the registration or reservation is void.


If registration or reservation is cancelled by the participant one week prior to the workshop or dinner the fees will be returned in full via cheque. Please note, there will be a $3 administration fee deducted from the original amount paid.

If the registration or reservation is cancelled by MERA all participants will be paid in full and contacted as soon as possible prior to the event.

In case of inclement weather, the instructor or dinner coordinator must contact the administrator or designate by telephone a minimum of 2 hours prior to the event's start time (the appropriate telephone number will be provided as required).

In the case of a workshop, the administrator will contact participants via e-mail to let them know the workshop has been postponed and that information about refunds or re-scheduling will follow when available.
In the case of a dinner, the administrator will send an e-mail to the membership, as well as posting the postponement on MERAs facebook page and website. Rescheduling information will be sent out at a later time.