2012 Boat Race Venue & Future Events


This is a copy of the letter sent to those members on our email list.  If you did not receive, or have mislaid, the email, please send responses to [email protected] – this is not a fillable form.


From: Krissi Spinoza

Sent: January-26-12 4:43 PM
To: Krissi Spinoza
Subject: Oxford and Cambridge Society – Boat Race Venue and Other Activities

Dear All,

I am just following up from Reg’s email to wish you all a very happy 2012 and to let you know about the Vancouver Island Oxford & Cambridge Society organizing committee’s plans for the new year.

The boat race is fast approaching and to this end we are searching for a venue for this year’s event. The boat race is on April 7th, and the boat race celebration would probably occur in early May, although there is some flexibility in the date. Would anyone be kind enough to volunteer their home for this year’s event?

The organizing committee will take care of all of the audio-visual equipment, food and beverage preparations, and help with setting up and cleaning. The venue needs to be able to hold approximately 60 people. If you think you might be able to help or have venue suggestions then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’m sure everyone has appreciated Reg’s generosity and kindness in sharing his home over the years; however the organizing committee has asked me to make it very clear that there is no obligation for anyone who volunteers to follow in his footsteps. Please don’t feel that offering your home as a venue this year will oblige you to continue in future years. On that note, if you have a venue suggestion for 2013 or beyond please let me know.

The committee was also wondering if people would be interested in any additional social events, activities and networks. Please find below a few questions which will help us in planning any additional events and activities.  If you could take a few minutes to answer the questions and email them back to me I would be very grateful.

Would you be interested in attending further Oxford Cambridge social events?
□ Yes
□ No

What sort of events would interest you most?
□ Arts events eg theatre trips
□ Dinner
□ Talks from guest speakers and alumni
□ Potluck picnics
□ Other social events

Do you currently have a LinkedIn account?
□ Yes
□ No

Do you have other suggestions for the Vancouver Island Oxford & Cambridge Society?

Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards,

Krissi Spinoza