The CMC will unfortunately be unable to hold auditions in Kitchener in 2015, following the resignation of the Southwestern Ontario committee. Candidates living or studying in this region can register in Toronto, as out-of-chapter participants, by paying a $300 additional fee.
Let’s not forget that the real cost of running a large-scale competition like the CMC is much greater than what is covered by the participants’ base registration fees alone. The chapters have to make up the difference on a per candidate basis. That is why additional fees are charged to participants that are not supported by a CMC chapter.