Summer Family Picnic

Summer Family Picnic

The Vancouver Island Oxford and Cambridge Society invites you, and your family members of any or all generations, to a picnic to be held at the Beaver Lake picnic shelter from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18th. .  Please click here for directions. There is no charge for the picnic.

If you plan to attend, please respond by August 8th directly by e-mail to Brian Scarfe at [email protected],  indicating the number of family members who will accompany you.  We are particularly interested in hearing if you are bringing young children, because this will affect the activities we may need to plan.  Provided that water quality is maintained, swimming is available (there is a change house close-by), and there are excellent hiking trails adjacent to the picnic site.

Barbecues will be available for any meat/fish that you choose to bring with you.  Other than this, the picnic will be pot-luck.  Please indicate if you will be bringing munchies/snacks, a prepared salad, dessert, cheese/crackers, etc., for general consumption.  A few days before the picnic, we will send out a further e-mail to those who plan to attend indicating how many hungry mouths we expect to be in attendance.

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park, but please do bring non-alcoholic drinks of your choosing.  Coffee (in an insulated keg, and along with paper cups, cream and sugar, and, yes, donuts) will be available as one of us cashes in a Tim Horton’s gift certificate.  We will have a limited supply of plates, cups and cutlery available, but please bring your own if you wish.  Additional portable barbecues would be welcome, but we already have access to three or four of these.

We are planning two other events for the fall, which we will announce in due course.  We look forward to your attendance at the summer picnic and at these future events.

Best regards,

The VIOCS organization team