Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society

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The 88th Annual Boat Race Dinner @ Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The 88th Annual Boat Race Dinner @ Royal Vancouver Yacht Club | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

The 88th annual Boat Race Dinner will be held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM. Ours is the oldest boat race dinner in North America and the cornerstone of what has kept VOCS operating through the Great Depression, World War II, and more changes in Vancouver than anyone who paid their $1.50 to be present at the first one on March 23rd, 1929 could possibly imagine. The Toast to the Universities will be given this year by Nicole Davison, the United Kingdom Consul General for British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. Nicole has been with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (the “FCO”) since 1988 and has served the FCO in South Africa, Bangladesh, Ukraine, China, and Croatia as well as, when at home in the UK, serving it in the West European, Latin American and Caribbean Departments. MARK YOUR DIARIES; MORE INFO IN LATER OBs.

P.S. We are still working on a Boat Race Breakfast for the morning of March 24th, 2018 but no hard arrangements have been made. Lot of telephone tag with pubs!

The 7th annual Bardnic @ Bard on the Beach
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm

The 7th annual Bardnic, consisting of a potluck dinner and watching a Bard on the Beach play, will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2017 starting at 6:30 P.M. This year, it will be As You Like It set to the music of the Beatles. It is expected to be one of this year’s Bard sell-outs. As it will be the 229th anniversary of the infamous attack on the Bastille and a Beatles-excited event, the Potluck may follow a Bastille-and-Beatles theme!

Varsity Match(es) Breakfast @ We are currently looking for a venue
Dec 7 @ 6:00 am
Varsity Match(es) Breakfast @ We are currently looking for a venue

The somewhat annual Varsity Match(es) Breakfast will be held in a pub to be announced (currently aiming for Library Square) on December 7th, 2018. Usual early start at 8:30 AM, usual lashings of coffee, usual English breakfast, usual large people bashing into each other on the big screen, propelling a squashed oval ball. Do please start now to think about how many rugger fans you know who might like to join in. We are going to recruit extra fans from the local rugger clubs. MARK YOUR DIARIES, MORE WARNINGS TO FOLLOW IN LATER OBs.