2021 Presidents' Run
Thursday, September 16 - Sunday, September 19
This year, if BC Pandemic Regulations permit, we will visit Vancouver Island. The plan is to allocate the 16th (Thursday) and 19th (Sunday) as ferry ride days to and from the Island. The ferry journey to the Island will start at Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and end at Swartz Bay (Victoria) on September 16, 2021. The ferry journey from the Island will start at Departure Bay(Nanaimo) and end at Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) or alternatively, start at Duke Point (Nanaimo) and end at Tsawwassen(Vancouver) on September 19, 2021. You will be responsible for selecting and booking your own ferry times on the dates prescribed.
Note that the Pandemic BC Regulations may still apply at the time of the Run and you will have to comply with our Club policy to abide by the Regulations.
On Thursday September 16, 2021
there will be an initial overnight stay at Robin Hood Inn & Suites. The get together will allow participating members to meet before we embark on the wonderful scenic drive on Friday.
Robin Hood Inn & Suites
136 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC, V9A 1L4
Phone: (250) 388-4302
At this stage the hotel has reserved 15 Premium Queen Rooms (2 people occupancy) for our group at a special rate of C$115 + taxes per night. Continental breakfast is paid separately. To make a reservation use one of three methods:
1. By phone call (250) 388-4302 extension 8129 and speak to Pink Yu (office hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm)
2. By email to Pink Yu firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Go to the hotel website and complete the booking process.
Please quote the discount code "lovingit" in order to receive our group rate. No deposit required with the reservation. On check-in you will authorize the amount of the room plus tax by credit card. Final payment at check out can be made with a credit card, debit card or cash. The latest time to cancel the reservation is September 14, 2021.
Ample secure parking. No in house restaurant at this stage but we hope it may be in operation later in the year
On Friday September 17, 2021
we will complete about two thirds of the very scenic west portion of the "The Great Circle Tour" from Victoria to Sooke then on to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan Village and end the circle route at Duncan. This particular tour is an Island favorite for car clubs and boasts spectacular scenery. The tour will take most of the day with interspersed visits to very interesting sights plus a picnic lunch. From Duncan, we will travel to the Parksville/Nanoose Bay area and enjoy an overnight sleep at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. We will spend 2 nights at this hotel.
Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
1-1600 Strougler Road, Parksville/Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 9B7
At this stage the hotel has reserved 10 Standard Queen Rooms (2 people occupancy) at the rate of C$99 + taxes per night as well as 5 Queen 1 Bed Apartments (2 people occupancy) at C$159 + taxes per night.
To make a reservation you will need to phone the hotel front desk. Please quote the group rate code "Jaguar/MG" and ask for one of the 2 room types. No deposit but require a credit card to hold the reservation. Upon check in the credit card will be pre-authorized for the full amount plus C$100 for incidentals. On check out the incidental charge will be released if no charges were added. Cancellation policy is free if made 72 hours prior to the reservation. Cancellation less than 72 hours will result in a charge of 1 night stay plus taxes.
Ample parking. No restaurant at the moment due to COVID-19 regulations. The management hope that the BC regulations will have decreased by the time we arrive and they hope to have a running restaurant in which case they will serve breakfast and dinners.
On Saturday September 18,2021
we will tour the mid Island region with a visit to Coombs (Goats on the Roof), the Cathedral Grove, lunch at Port Alberni or Qualicum Beach and north on Highway 19A to Courtenay/Comox region. Highway 19A is a very pleasant and popular drive. The return journey to the Parksville/Nanoose Bay accommodation can be on Highway 19 (quick!). There are many places to visit in the mid east island region and time will determine what we can fit in. We will return to the hotel and have another convivial get together dinner
On Sunday September 19, 2021
we will return home unless more adventurous members want to extend their stay and spend extra time in the mid Island region.
As the plan unfolds, we will inform you about routes, visits and restaurants. Both hotels have a capacity to exceed the 15 rooms that we have agreed to at this stage. The special reservation/group rate will not be available after August 26th so we need you to register early.
Ken Magnus, CCMGC President Rob McCullough, CXKJR President
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event is tentative, subject to change, postponement and/or cancellation, depending on the COVID-19 situation and directives from BC Health Authorities in place mid-September.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. WE ARE AT A FULL CAPACITY FOR THE RUN.
FOR THOSE ATTENDING, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.