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RMC Van Branch Events Calendar: FALL BBQ, AGM, Romeo Dallaire Visit; Scotch Tasting

Hello All, and welcome back from summer.  August weather has made up for June and July, and we took a break for summer, but now, it’s time for… FALL EVENTS!

FALL BBQ AND BOCCE BALL COMPETITION – September 17th 2011 Chez Duncan

Hosted by Mark and Joan Duncan.

Coordinating Instructions:


Date/Time:  5 p.m. September 17th , 2011

Place3116 Duchess Avenue, North Vancouver (closest exist is the Williams Street exit off of the Upper Levels highway at the top of the Cut heading Westbound).

Cost:  $25 per head, $40 per couple.  BYOB.

Attendees:  Open to Ex-Cadets and family.

Pub Nights: Restart in September – details TBD per Ed Hare. We’ll get a couple out of the City for our valley brethren.


Annual AGM – October 29th 2011 – Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Ken Tanner has selected a great venue for us for the AGM – the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel.  The price per couple is $200 for a plated dinner.  Further details will be provided re:  speaker, special rates for those staying at the hotel after the dinner.  Please book mark this date now.  Costumes are strictly optional.

Coordinating Instructions:


Date/Time:  6 p.m. October 29th , 2011

PlaceCoast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost:  $200 per couple

Attendees:  Open to Ex-Cadets and spouses.

NEW EVENT – November 19th, 2011:  An Evening with Senator Romeo Dallaire – “Canada’s Changing Role in the World Stage”

Senator Romeo Dallaire, Ex-Cadet, Gunner, and retired General Officer, offers a timely presentation on the evolving military and political role that Canada is playing in international events.

Coordinating Instructions:


Date/Time:  7 p.m. November 19th, 2011

Place:  HMCS Discovery.

Cost:  $25 per person; Finger foods, bar available.

Attendees:  Ex-Cadets; open to acquaintances and other military affiliates.

Dress = Business Suit or Uniform.

EVENT POSTPONED – Scotch Tasting Lessons – CARRIED TO EARLY 2012

Unbeknownst to many, the flavours of scotch whisky are as diverse as wine, and range from light, fruity and floral, to full bodied and sherried, to smoky and peaty, and everything in between. There are over 100 whisky distilleries in Scotland in 5 or 6 distinct areas and each tries to make a distinct product. One object of this affair (the first being social) is to learn how to explore the four elements of a whisky: nose, taste, finish and balance, in terms the beginner can understand, and to find the type of whisky that you prefer (or perhaps to confirm that you are a dedicated rye-coke person). You will also learn the difference between: single malt whisky, blended whisky and blended malts (aka vatted malts).  Cost is $25 per person which will cover product, glass rental, and snacks (served after the tasting so as not to damage the palate).  Space will be limited to 22 only, to allow for an educational event so please indicate your interest early – First Come First Served.  This event will be graciously hosted by Gary Nijman at the offices of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, #2700-700 West Georgia Street.  Thanks Gary!

Coordinating Instructions

Date/Time:  TBD

PlaceAlexander Holburn Beadin & Lang LLP, #2700-700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

Cost:  $25 per person

Attendees:  Open to Ex-Cadets and spouses.

Suggestions for new events are always welcome!

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