As of this morning we have reorganized the venue to allow more space for dining and dancing. We can now have eighty people, not seventy. So there are still tickets available.
It would be great to get out more members - we have only about ten percent of our membership attending, and a huge effort and a lot of support from sponsors has been put in to make this memorable as well as affordable. A great finish to what has been a wonderful year of sailing, and a great time to connect sailors, crews and ideas for 2014. Please join us!
If you are sitting on the fence, now is the time to decide...go to http://www.victoriaboatersbenefitbash.org to pay for your ticket. At $65 for a gourmet buffet, and a Valdy concert with live band for dancing its a steal....
Another Updated Notice! November 21st...less than a month to go!
The Victoria Boaters' Benefit Bash is now open to all sailors, their families and friends...as many as you like until we have met our max of 80. This is going to be such a fun event, we want to share it with as many people as we can.
Quite a number of people who had originally booked can no longer make it so we need your help to sell the rest of the tickets. As of today, we have approximately 20 more tickets to sell--and sell we must to cover expenses. So please, tell everyone you know--get the word out there!!
And remember, this is a gourmet meal so we must submit our guest numbers in advance so no tickets will be sold at the door...all tickets must be purchased online at http://www.victoriaboatersbenefitbash.org/PayNow.html or through Tricia at [masked].
And to make this event even more attractive there have been a few changes we think you are going to like...
Instead of making just a guest appearance with a couple of songs, Valdy has offered to give us our very own concert!! Valdy is playing the entire first set, with The Soul Shakers backing him up on the latter part of the set. How awesome!
Also, the manager at the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club has changed and so has some of the event particulars...to our favour:) Last call is now 12:30 am rather than 11:30 pm and the band can play right up until 1 am. And the menu has been spiced up with some fancy additions. Go to http://www.victoriaboatersbenefitbash.org/Details.html to check out the changes to the Tentative Schedule and The Menu.
Although the Auction items list is growing, we would like to see even more items if possible. We need your help to ask your local businesses if they would be willing to support Mercy Ships which, with your help and support, seeks to become the face of love in action, bringing hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. Go to http://www.victoriaboatersbenefitbash.org/Auction.html to see all the generous offers we have so far.
If you have any questions, please contact me...
I look forward to partying with you! Tricia
Updated Notice. Please read!
Hi everyone. Tickets are now on sale on the website. The website is http://www.victoriaboatersbenefitbash.org . Just click on the payment tab. You can pay by email money transfer, credit card, debit, PayPal - all the details are on the Pay Now page. If you are paying by cheque or cash please contact Tricia on how to get either to her. Once you've paid, your ticket will be reserved and at the door waiting for you. The website or through Tricia is the ONLY way you can buy a ticket as none will be sold at the door.
Please also note that donations to Mercy Ships and your Ahoy Sailors memberships are voluntary (but appreciated..)....
After what seems like a long month or so of discussing locations, menus, entertainment, details, details and more details, the Victoria Boaters’ Benefit Bash is all confirmed for December 19th at the North Saanich Yacht Club. Thank you Tricia and her team!!
The time is 6 pm to 1 am. We’ll start with a gourmet buffet meal, with Valdy giving us a personal concert, then The Soul Shakers will get us up dancing... we'll have a guest appearance from our MP Elizabeth May, with great door prizes as well as a Live Auction, Silent Auction, and 50/50 draw to benefit Mercy Ships, the world's leading non-governmental ship-based medical organization. With some generosity from our friends and patrons (and some tough bargaining befitting an experienced captain and quartermaster) Tricia has managed to keep tickets to only $65.00. Thanks again Tricia!!
Dress is optional, but we are hoping everyone will turn up in their blazer and party dress best.
To buy your tickets, please go to our website at http://www.victoriaboatersbenefitbash.org . You can pay by email money transfer, credit card, debit, PayPal, cheque - all the details are on the Pay Now page. Once you’ve paid, your ticket will be reserved and at the door waiting for you.
Here you’ll also find details on location, menu, the evening’s programme, door prizes and auction items. (The Auction page will be continually changing as more items come in, so please keep checking it out so you don’t miss any great deals.) You can also use the site to make a personal donation to Mercy Ships and to catch up on your membership Ahoy Sailors.
This party is open to all sailors, and sailor's family and friends....and even friends of friends:) We are looking for a sell-out crowd here & we want you to have fun! So invite all your friends!
We are still working hard on getting more donations for the Auctions and Door Prizes. If you have anything at all you can donate, please let us know. Mercy Ships is giving us a little script to use when approaching businesses. If you think you have an interested donor and need help in approaching them, just please contact Tricia at[masked] or email [masked]
We also floated the idea (no pun intended) of asking members to donate used boating gear for our Live Auction, and we are already getting offers and equipment. So please look in your bilges and ask all your boating friends & neighbours. We only ask that the items be in good condition so they will be easy to auction off. We will be arranging pick up if you need help getting it to us.
Thank you all for your support and we look forward to partying with you!!