2017 12th Annual GVMC Circle Tour



Friday, June 23, 2017
8:00:00 AM
GVMC Clubhouse
Barry Cargo Steve Prost
604)583-1375 (604)772-6657

12th Annual GVMC Circle Tour (Closed Club Event)

The GVMC Circle Tour will be held on June 23rd - 25th, 2017. This is a Closed Club Event open to family and friends. Save this date for a great weekend of fun and socializing while riding your motorcycle.

Sign Up: $20.00 for Riders $10.00 for Passengers.

See Barry Cargo to pay for the event.

Overview: Lake Cowichan:
We will leave on the Friday June 23rd heading for the Lake Cowichan Lodge in Lake Cowichan , B.C., where we will stay two nights.

We will be basing ourselves in Lake Cowichan, B.C. at the Lake Cowichan Lodge where we have blocked 15 rooms. As this area fills up for the summer very quickly we advise early room bookings.
The rooms are $114.00 per night for 2 people. Additional persons @$10.00 per person per night.

Lake Cowichan Lodge
201 Cowichan Lake Road
Phone: 250-749-6717
Ask for Shane Park

We will be doing The Pacific Marine Circle Route. We will travel through places like:
Cobble Hill, Sooke, Jordan River which has officially closed, and Port Renfrew.
There will be a lunch stop in Port Renfrew.
Dinner is being planned for Shakers Mill restaurant where we are planning to hold a talent contest. (not mandatory)

Event Comments:
Reported by your field reps: Vincent Harley and Bonnie(ville) Davidson
Reporting live from Lake Cowichan B.C.

On June 23,24and 25, An event of Great Magnitude occurred. The Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club made itís first club visit to the Lake Cowichan area. This event was attended by 25 members and guests who, According to witness accounts, seemed to enjoy the festivities.

The weekend started on Friday, June 23 with the arrival of club members. By 9:00 PM most were already in their rooms at The Lake Cowichan Lodge. A social time was held in the parking lot there.

Saturday morning started with a quick 7:00 AM (for some) Breakfast and then out on a 260km Run.

The route took them through some of the most picturesque and unique areas. They started in Lake Cowichan then out to Sahtlam, Duncan, Westholme, Maple Bay, Cowichan Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake and then out through Langford, Luxton and on to Sooke where some stopped for a coffee. From there on to Jordan River (This town is closed completely), Shirley and into Port Renfrew where we lunched at the Port Renfrew Pub. The roads from Jordan River to Port Renfrew proved to be a challenge.(sore butts anybody?)

Upon leaving Port Renfrew they had to cross a few single lane bridges and avoid about a thousand potholes on the way to Mesachie Lake where they turned back to Lake Cowichan and their Motel.

The club met at The Shaker Mill Restaurant for a group dinner buffet. The food was pretty good but not up to the normal standard of this establishment. There was a Karaoke arranged at the restaurant for their entertainment where the stars of the club came out to shine. Members like:

Phil (donít ask me to sing again) Blackburn, Julie(little miss I donít want to) Blackburn, Dave(country boy)Massey, Renee( Dancing Queen) Camilli, Denise (Big Red) Thompson, Sophie (Ala Quebequois) Chenier, Anne (I canít sing) Talley, Debbie (I can see clearly now) Jamison, Wes ( Plucky comedy relief) Jamison and Kathy (Sing, sing a song) Prost.
All in all, I good time was had by all.

On a more serious note, We thank all who were there for the company and fellowship you provided us. WE miss you all and look forward to when next we meet.

Vincent Harley (AKA Steve Prost) and Bonnie(ville) Davidson (AKA Kathryn Prost)

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