Canada Day 2016 with VIR

Canada Day 2016 in the Comox Valley was celebrated with meeting at the Crown Isle Plaza at 11 a.m., the usual monthly Cars & Coffee location.  We had an excellent turnout of 26 members in 17 Porsches. A nice young man, in a crisp white apron, from Starbucks treated us with a tray, delivered to us in the parking lot, of their new berry refreshers, Cool Lime & Berry Hibiscus made with green bean coffee extract,

After a brief driver’s meeting, by Wendy,

Up Island Director, we set off on a 30 minute drive through Courtenay and Comox, including a stop at our “secret” location, spectacular Air Force Beach.  Hope you enjoy the photos showing the amazing views.   We then proceeded to our lunch location, at the home of John & Zoë Clark long time Porsche aficionados.  Lunch was enjoyed in their beautiful gardens, and included a Growler beer tasting of Comox Valley’s Forbidden Brewing Co. two organic beers, a Pale Ale and Pilsner.  We were treated to some of Bev White’s “Cayenne Brownies”, yummy.

John challenged our members with an Automobile Quiz.  First prize, a 1 lt. Paulaner/Munchen stein was won by Gerhard Bosman, new member from Nanaimo, 2nd prize a Hofbrauhaus/Munchen stein went to Derek Nickel.  By some very interesting coincidence, Derek told me he had visited this location in 2011, while touring Europe.

Didier Moiner was given a souvenir glass from Berchtesgaden, as the member who had come the greatest distance, Sidney.  We also had the PCA flag that was given to our club by Caren Cooper, President, P.C.A. when she attended Black Rock this May, we are working on getting signatures from all our members.  All members signed a Thank You card for John & Zoe, with their name and Porsche model.   Great day celebrating Canada’s 149th birthday.

Wendy Woodley
Up Island Director

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