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September 15th Monthly Meeting: We will be meeting at Victoria BMW/MINI dealership in the boardroom at 7pm. The dealership is located here… MINI


22nd annual English Car Affair in the Park classic English vehicle show is Sunday, September 11th. The new venue is GOVERNMENT HOUSE,  the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, 1401 Rockland Avenue in Victoria. Entry is $15.00 per vehicle.

Please note the Rules of the Field at Government House:

  • All vehicles must be in place by 9:30 AM, Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • Vehicles may not be removed until 3:00 PM, Sunday afternoon
  • No “For Sale” signs on vehicles; Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds; Smoking is not permitted on the grounds

The Vancouver Island Motor Gathering – It is taking place at VI Motorsport Resort Complex http://www.motorgathering.com/#!register-vehicle/c1ohv from 11am – 2pm on the 18 September 2016. Pre-Registration: $20 per vehicle (100% goes to the charities and it includes a free T-shirt as well).  The Pre-registration ends 13 September 2016. On the day of the event, registration will be $25.00 per vehicle.

Ice Cream Run

On Monday, 15 August, 2016, we will meet at the Tim Hortons at the corner of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Shelbourne St.  We will depart around 7pm and take a nice short drive to take in a few sights and then head to Mr. Tubbs for a delectable ice-cream delight.

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Brits on the Beach

Brits on the Beach — For the drive to Ladysmith on Sunday, 10 July 2016, we will meet at the Tim Horton’s off Millstream Ave (same area as the Best Buy).  We will leave around 8:15 AM for Transfer Beach in Ladysmith (on right-hand side as you enter Ladysmith).

It takes about 70 minutes to get there. It is recommended that you bring you own chairs, possibly sun shade and a picnic to enjoy. If you are planning to buy food at the concession stand, do it prior to 11:15 am or be prepared for very long waits in the queue. During the day, we can plan something to do when we get back.  Here is the link:  http://www.oecc.ca/cib/

Father’s Day Picnic in the Park

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The Father’s Day Picnic at Beacon Hill Park. The annual get-together in the park.

Date: June 19th 2016   Time: 09:00am

The Club will meet at the Tim Horton’s on the corner of Ravine Way and Blanchard St. (Save -On-Foods Grocery across from Uptown) and will depart around 9 A.M-ish to Beacon Hill Park for the Father’s Day Picnic.  We will travel to Cook St, turn right on Park Blvd and take the first left into Nursery Rd where Parking Marshals will direct us.  This is a free event and there are a lot of interesting vehicles to check out as well.  Don’t forget to bring something to sit on for yourselves as seating is limited.  It is a picnic, but there are a lot of restaurants nearby with a variety of food choices.  An enthusiastic public attendance to check out the cars is punctuated by their love of the Minis/MINIs

 

Drive & BBQ

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Date: Sunday May 15th 12:30pm
Location: Prospect Lake Elementary School (321 Prospect Lake Rd)
Info: No navigator required, no timing or distance traveled calculations and best of all no questions to answer along the way. This will be just a good old fashioned follow the leader drive (approx 1hr) to be followed by an afternoon BBQ. Bring along what you would like to eat, drink, sit on and of course if you wish to bring goodies to share that would be awesome as well.

OECC Restoration Fair & Swap Meet

Old English Car Club of BC Restoration Fair and Swap Meet

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Victoria Minis will be attending the 11th Annual Restoration Fair & Swap Meet on

Sunday, April 24, 2016 10am – 3pm (rain or shine)

Location : Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton

The cost is $3.00 per person and let them know you are with the Victoria Minis Car Club.

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February Meeting

What a great day to go for a drive! 

Just to let you know that we will be getting together at the Victoria BMW-MINI dealership on Monday, 15 February 2016 with the meeting starting around 6:45 pm.  This would be an excellent opportunity to pay this year’s dues for those that have not done so already.

The dealership is located at:

95 Esquimalt Rd.,
Victoria, British Columbia
V9A 3K8

I recommend arriving earlier as there is the new Clubman to check out as well as the other new MINIs.  There will be an entry on the parking lot area towards the back side that will be open. 

Looking forward to seeing you there. Terry (aka Da Prez)

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Merville Hall

In Memory of

Merville Alison HALL

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May 16, 1952 – January 8, 2016

Merville Alison Hall (nee Manning) 1952 – 2016

Merville suddenly soared into the waiting arms of the Lord, January 8, 2016 with her red hat and prayer shawl in hand.

A Red Seal Chef by trade she treated many with her cooking skills. Always tending to the needs of the elderly and young children that were drawn to her.

She loved driving her Mini, wearing red hats and travelling the world.

She is survived by her husband Doug, sons Chris (Anita), Tobi (Joanne), brother Ben Manning, mother Pim Manning, and granddaughters Kendra and Taylor.

Merville will be greatly missed by everyone that ever spent time with her.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Highway Christian Fellowship Church, 10364 McDonald Park Road, Sidney, BC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in her name to a charity or cause of your choice as she helped so many.

Christmas Party

hogan tMike and Deb Smith are hosting this year’s event being held on Sunday, 6 December.  It will start around 2:30 pm and goes till 6 pm or so.
We will have door prizes to be given away during the party.  As it is a pot luck affair, if you can, let us know what food dish choice you will be bringing, so that we have an idea of what we will need for the party.  Of course, please bring whatever your choice of beverages (Milk, pop, beer, wine or other) you like as well.  If you know any of the Alumni of the Victoria Minis Car Club, let them know about the party as well and it is always good to see old friends that we don’t get together with too often.
If you can, contact me victoriaminiscarclub@gmail.com  so I can give you further details and we can have an idea of how many will be attending the Christmas Bash.
Terry (aka Da Prez!)

VMCC Mini Amazing Race

6Sunday, 27 September 2015 was an Amazing day for Minis.  All contestants were given an opportunity to go first.  The fearless Terry took the chance and chose the first leg of the competition.  Linda and Terry then successfully led all teams to the Beacon Hill Loop Rd and atop of Beacon Hill the first challenge was issued.  All teams were well matched at Bocce, but the skilled team of Kathy and Richard won out in a sudden death playoff.  Unfortunately, Andrew was recalled to the Bocce National Team and was unable to continue in the competition.  Richard and Kathy demonstrated their athletic prowess taking the Welly tossing as well.  Doug and Merville were like a well-oiled machine during the croquet challenge and overwhelmed all competitors.  Terry and Linda realizing their chances were slipping away regrouped and crushed all comers in a challenging 1-hole Mini-putt competition.  All competitors then recognized that Terry’s courage at the beginning of the competition payed off as he was able to select the clubs that each team used.  It should be noted that without some errant navigation Kathy and Richard would have avoided a Championship playoff against Terry and Linda.  However, Kathy and Richard demonstrated that they were indeed toss-ers (a play on words only) as they used their initiative to sock-it to Terry and Linda in a sock-toss-off to become the Champions of the 1st VMCC Amazing Race competition.  Many thanks to all that attended and judging from the conversation, everyone enjoyed themselves.

Finally, a big thank you to Doug for using his fantastic imagination to create a great afternoon drive.