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VI South June BBQ

CFB Esquimalt Wardroom

13 Jun 2023 1800h - 2200h  

Members $15 / Non-Members NA

Scott Crawshaw

We have had a fantastic year of presentations, education courses, Fleet, and Club nights. In the past three months our in-person numbers are up, and it is starting to feel more normal after the past three years of navigating this pandemic.

The upcoming weekend’s forecast looks like summer may be arriving early, and with that will come people’s desires to get out on the water. Vancouver Island has three more events coming up before the summer cruising season begins: 16 May Club night; the 19-22 May Rendezvous; and the 13 June BBQ.

This year’s BBQ will be held at the CFB Esquimalt “Gunroom” which is located at Work Point, in the vicinity of West Bay Marina. The event will take place on Tue, 13 June 1800–2200. VI volunteers, most from your Watch, will be BBQing a choice of meat/fish and vegetarian dishes, and a selection of salads and desserts will be offered. The cost will be $15 per person (non-refundable) and we ask that you register online prior to June 6 and select whether you wish to have a meat/fish option, or a vegetarian option. If you would like to volunteer setting up or cleaning up, please let any of the Watchkeepers know, your help is greatly appreciated.

To get to the “Gunroom”, the following Google Map link will guide you: https://goo.gl/maps/s6ww4d7MUqxb9ujc7

Note that Google may take you to a back gate, very near the West Bay marina entrance, which will be CLOSED. Please ensure that Google is taking you up PETERS Street and left onto Malvern Street where the main gate is. There will be a guard at the gate, and you only need to show your driver’s license and indicate that you are there for an event at the Gunroom.

CFB Esquimalt no longer has a mask and vaccine policy in place; however, if you wish to wear a mask, please feel free to do so. If the weather is good, there will be plenty of seating inside and out.

The VI Watch looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday, 13 June.

–Scott Crawshaw, VI Vice Commodore

For More Information and to Register – Click Here

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