Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society

OCCASIONAL BULLETIN #120 – MARCH 9, 2017

 

Dear VOCS Members:   This OB is all about all important details relating to the Boat Race Breakfast (BRB) and the Boat Race Dinner (BRD), as well as giving notice of an “all ages” Oxbridge Drinks (OD) event to which are invited not only the over 35s but also Ivy League alumni.   First “All Ages” Oxbridge Drinks Pub Night, with Harvard Topping   Date:     Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Time:     6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Place:    Mahony & Sons – Burrard Landing, #36 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. Dress:   Usual OD duds Who:     All ages welcome Registration: Please register at: https://www.picatic.com/oxbridge-ivy-bc-march-2017           The Fifth Annual Boat Race Breakfast   Date:     Sunday, April 2, 2016 Time:     8:30 AM to order breakfast for 9:30 AM start of Ladies’ Race Place:    Manchester Pub, 1941 West Broadway, Vancouver B.C. Price:     Free if on a strict breakfast-free diet or $10 for lashings of coffee and a solid English breakfast Dress:    Bits of college/university kit welcome   SEE YOU THERE!     The 87th BRD   Date:     Friday, May 19, 2017 Time:     6:30 – 11:30ish, with an after-party for the “Oxbridge Drinks” Ladies and Gentlemen at some more or less sleazy bar (vide infra) Place:    Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver Price:     $88 per ticket (with a $5 discount for recent graduates – i.e., last 5 years) Dress:    D.J. or lounge suit (gentlemen), much more varied and exciting equivalents (ladies)   Toasters of each other’s University: Meghan Hardman and Jeremy Pennington Toaster to the Universities: Rudy Butignol, President, Knowledge Network Corporation   Getting your ticket(s)! Two ways to do it:

  1. Pay online by going to:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vocs-87th-boat-races-dinner-tickets-32571848275

Once in Eventbrite E-land, follow the instructions you find there so as to order and pay for your tickets. Note there will be a small surcharge added by Eventbrite, the service provider, to the cost of your tickets. While use of this service is a bit more expensive than sending us a cheque, it does save a stamp and cheque charge and automatically produces a list of who is coming to the BRD, which otherwise takes us at VOCS, in the persons of our various hard-working board members, a lot of time to produce. (We make a list, we check it twice, we still make mistakes.)

  1. Mail a cheque payable to “Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society” for the total cost of the tickets you are purchasing, together with a completed ticket request form (see below).

Your cheque and note should be mailed to: Alan Lund, 415-122 Walter Hardwick Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Y 0C9   Menu As usual, there will be three menu choices at the BRD. All include a spinach salad starter and chocolate ganache cake for dessert, and the main courses are as follows:

  1. Carnivore: Chicken Boursin
  2. Vegetarian: Wild Mushroom Ravioli
  3. Vegan: Warm Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Grilled Tofu (with a non-dairy dessert option if the cake has dairy ingredients)

So, get your diaries out, ink in dates, and navigate your way to paying for BRD tickets.   SEE YOU THERE!   Cheers   We at VOCS, in retirement….
VOCS 87th BRD — Ticket request form   Number of tickets requested: ………… Cheque enclosed for $:…………………… Member contact details:  email …………………………..…..…..…..…..….. phone number ……………………………   FIRST DINER:   Full name (as you want it to appear on the name tag): …………………………………………………………..…..…..…..   Name of the Oxford and/or Cambridge college (or “guest”, as you want it to appear on the name tag): …………………………………………………………..…..…..…..   Menu choice, select one: carnivore                             vegetarian                          vegan   Any food allergies or other dietary requirements: …………………………………………………………..…..…..…..   SECOND DINER:   Full name (as you want it to appear on the name tag): …………………………………………………………..…..…..…..   Name of the Oxford and/or Cambridge college (or “guest”, as you want it to appear on the name tag): …………………………………………………………..…..…..…..   Menu choice, select one: carnivore                             vegetarian                          vegan   Any food allergies or other dietary requirements: …………………………………………………………..…..…..…..   Please make further copies of this form for any additional tickets you require

  Best Wishes We at VOCS For further enquiries please contact: Alan Lund, President Vancouver Oxford and Cambridge Society cell: 778-389-0675 *protected email*