Quadra Island Jaunt + Wine Tasting
A new event, Quadra Island Jaunt + Wine Tasting, was held on May 6 & 7, 2017 and hosted by Wendy Woodley, Up Island Director and her husband Gary. We were very pleased to be joined by Rick & Carolyn Lloyd, Victoria, Gerhard & Ronell Bosman, Nanaimo, James & Louse Barrand, Qualicum Beach, Edith Skiber & Boomer, Deep Bay, Peter & Lily Brennan, Paul Atterton & Bev White, and Henry & Liz Ellis, Comox Valley, Dave & Roslyn Nickel, Al & Laurel Klus, Campbell River. Don & Diane Davis, Campbell River took the Sunday Wildlife & Adventure Tour through Aboriginal Journeys.
A Driver’s Meeting was held at Quadra Plaza, we then proceeded to April Point Resort, then Heriot Bay Inn for a delicious lunch. Lois, General Manager/Community Custodian and her team “went the extra mile” and reserved us parking spots!! Very much appreciated. Next stop Tru-Value Foods, for some quick shopping, then a walk down to Taku Resort & Marina to enjoy their beautiful views of the snow capped mountains. Next, Rebecca Spit Provincial Park, where the pot holes EXCEEDED all our expectations. We enjoyed a short walk, then headed back to our Porsches for much anticipated wine tasting at Southend Farm Winery. We were well looked after by the tasting host, Jennifer. Some purchases were made before we drove to our destination for a overnight stay at Tsa Kwa Luten Resort. All enjoyed a delicious dinner, everyone was pleased with their oceanfront view rooms, and we were treated to a Holland America Cruise ship passing in the moonlight. Draw prizes were awarded at dinner, Rick won a cap, and Laurel a coffee mug donated by Tsa Kwa Luten, Louise a bottle of wine donated by Southend Winery, Carolyn and Paul T-shirts donated by Heriot Bay Inn.
Most the members had never been to Quadra Island, were thoroughly impressed, and suggest we make this an annual event. Thank you to all that attended,
Wendy, Up Island Director.
Photos courtesy of Paul Atterton, Gerhard Bosman, Rick Lloyd, Edith Skiber, Al Klus, and Jennifer, Southend Farm Winery