2013 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Celebration
FRIDAY 10th MAY 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Dear Oxonians and Cantabrigians,
Once again the Vancouver Island Oxford and Cambridge Society invites all those with Oxford or Cambridge affiliation and their guests to attend an evening of celebration marking the 2013 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, which was held this year on Easter Sunday, 31st March.
The celebration will provide an opportunity to meet up with friends old and new as well as a chance to watch the video of the race and hear toasts to each University and their rowing crews while enjoying hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The cost of the event is $32 per person.
We are also planning to have a silent auction of donated items in order to raise funds for our society. If you would like to donate something (such as gift certificates, vintage spirits, bottles of wine, professional services, plants, etc.) please indicate on the form below.
Gordon and Sigrid Walker have once again very kindly offered to host this year’s event at their home, 1234 Hewlett Place, in Oak Bay. There is some parking on the street at their home, with additional parking in the church parking lot or along Brighton Avenue. If you need a ride to the event then please let us know, and we will try to find one for you.
Of particular note this year was the participation by two‐time Olympic medalist Malcolm Howard from Victoria as Oxford stroke. This link will take you to a race day article noting that Malcolm is the most decorated oarsman in the event’s history.
If you know of someone we have missed in this mailing, please don’t hesitate to send this invitation to them.
If you are able to join us, please let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to confirm numbers with the caterer. The cut off date for confirming attendance and mailing your cheques is Friday 3rd May. You can confirm your attendance by email to events@viocs.
We look forward to seeing you soon.