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New Year's Greetings from the Victoria Chapter .....

The start of another great year of touring!!

The Victoria Chapter kicked off 2019 with our Annual New Year's Day Run.  It started at the usual place (Pacific Forestry Centre on West Burnside Road).  The weather was just about perfect -- sunny, cool and dry.  Folks in open cars were bundled up and ready for the drive.

There was a very good turnout -- possibly one of the best in recent memory.  The parking lot was overflowing -- estimates were about 65-70 cars. 

Whilst not everyone signed in, the record shows 48 cars (7 modern and 41 vintage).  Victoria Chapter was represented by 31 members.  Members from other local clubs:  Torque Masters (4), Century Toppers (2), Corvette Club (1), Rolls Royce Club (1) and Model T Club (1). 

Brent reported that all 61 Route Sheets were distributed and not all participants received one.
Run organizer, Brent Morrison, led us around the waterfront, but the other way around for a change.  Leaving Burnside Road West, onto McKenzie, all the way to UVic, Sinclair Road and down to Cadboro Bay Road.  Back toward town, via Beach Drive, King George Terrace, Crescent Road, Robertson Street, Hollywood Crescent to Beach Drive.

Then around Ogden Point and James Bay, into downtown.  The route followed Douglas Sreet, to Saanich Road, Quadra Street to West Saanich Road.  We then followed Wallace Drive. Stelly's Cross Road to the Saanich Fairgrounds (the site of our annual Swap Meet in June).

It was estimated that about 55 cars
completed the run to Saanich Fairgrounds.

Our dedicated volunteers, Bill Bouchard and his sister, Jeanne Tweten, and Jane and Gordie Thomas, had the reception room arranged, the coffee brewed and the boxes of donuts open and ready to go.

NewYears201502 Everyone was very generous in their contributions for The Mustard Seed -- 12 large bags of non-perishable food items (more than last year) and $327.25 cash.
Thanks to Brent Morrison for another interesting drive. 

And a warm hug of gratitude to all those helpers who stayed at the end and helped with clean-up and putting away tables and chairs.




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