: Vancouver Island Poker Run 2011 - 2nd Annual Charity Event
02-04-2011, 01:30 AM
Just a heads up, I am starting to work on the 2011 Poker Run (2nd Annual event to raise money to send disabled children to Camp Shawnigan).
The date I am shooting for so we can have this event at Mt Washington once again is August 20th.
I am just starting to work out sponsorship and contacting those that helped us out last year. Ronnie (esstwothousand) has volunteered to help me out this year with the planning.
If your interested in attending this year I wouldn't mind if you could fire me a PM and let me know so I have an idea of the numbers. No commitment at this point, just need an idea.
Thanks S2Ki Community and Island Honda Dealerships for sponsoring the Event
(for those of you that missed it here is the link to last years thread/pics). Pics go from page 9 to page 14.
I am planning a few changes to the format of last year's event. There were some logistical issues with using playing cards. As well some people that didn't actually play poker, didn't know what hands they had, and lastly, from what I understand, some people were exchanging cards between one another before turning their hands in.
This year to avoid all of this I am going to replace playing cards with a token that will have a number on it. If we have 50 cars registered, there will be 75 numbered tokens at each checkpoint, all in a bag. Each token will be numbered from 1 - 75 (again assuming 50 cars, there will be 25 more tokens than the total number of cars). When you arrive at a checkpoint you select a token and move on to the next checkpoint. At the end of the event you simply add up the numbers on the token and the highest number wins. We would probably have an award for the lowest hand as well (not sure yet which positions will get prize money).
Also there will be two types of participants, those that know the island and want to just get to the checkpoints and finish the route. They can go as a group or as singles. They just take off and do the route at their own pace. A second group will be those that want to see the island and take their time completing the route. Remember that speed is not part of the event, it doesn't matter how fast you finish. This second group will travel together and we will assign locals to this group. They will take the scenic routes along the water. When registering please let me know which group you see yourself in.
The event this year will be open to all Japanese Imports. If you don't drive a Japanese Import but would like to participate, contact me. If you have any questions please fire them PM me or fire me an email at email@example.com
All proceeds from this event go directly to Camp Shawnigan on Vancouver Island. This is a special camp for severely disabled kids and terminally ill children. They try to squeeze some normality into the lives of some very special kids. It costs about $2,500.00 to send one child to camp. Some kids can't afford that with the added costs of their ailments. Help us to help them.
Thanks for reading and I hope you can make an effort to attend. If you wish to donate and cannot attend, contact me and we can find a way for you to do that. Thanks again and drive safe.
Here is the link to this years event over in the Vancouver S2Ki forum.
So far we have 20 cars and 29 people on the list.
We may have a live band for this years event !!!
Dave Vancouver Island CO
Poker Run 2011 Organizer
02-04-2011, 01:30 AM
What is a Poker Run? Since I have been asked I thought I would basically explain a poker run and how it works, or at least how we did it last year.
A poker run is a rally that doesn't have anything to do with speed. Everyone starts from the same location and either travels as a group or single and heads to a common ending point (in our case Mt Washington Resort in the Comox Valley). Along the route there are checkpoints that each vehicle must get to. You are supplied with a detailed map but none of the locations are hard to find. For those that know the island they can take off as a single or as a group and head whatever way they wish. Those that don't know the island and want to have more of the scenic tour can go with another group that will have some local owners and we will take the ocean routes to the checkpoints.
At each checkpoint will be a deck of cards. Each car selects a card. If you don't like the card you get, you can pre-purchase "mulligan" tickets which allow you to exchange the card at the checkpoint and return the card you first selected. Mulligan tickets are purchased at the start of the event and you can only purchase 3 tickets. Of course you "draw" a card you don't get to see what it is until after you have it in your hand.
Once you get to the finish you should have 5 or 7 cards depending on how many checkpoints there are. From those cards you make the best poker hand you can and submit it to the event people. We have a nice sit down dinner at Mt Washington Resort (last year was BBQ Salmon and Corn on the Cob with a great selection of salads and other nice things). During the dinner you are encouraged to purchase tickets for the silent auction items with all proceeds going to Camp Shawnigan. After dinner we award the silent auction items and we then award prize money to the 1st, and 2nd, and 3rd place card hands.
After that we have the bar and the facilities until midnight and this year we may have a live Classic Rock band to perform for us. Rumour is there may be a bit of open mike as well if someone wants to start their new career!
Any questions, don't hesitate to PM me or fire me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and I hope you can make it out to this worthwhile event.
02-04-2011, 02:17 PM
The field so far:
Responses (Interested in attending):
02-06-2011, 10:46 AM
As Of Sunday 09:00
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02-07-2011, 08:50 PM
As Of Monday at 7:30pm - Keep them coming ...,
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02-10-2011, 09:34 AM
As of Thursday 8:30am
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02-13-2011, 12:19 PM
As of Sunday 14th 10:30am
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02-15-2011, 03:17 PM
Does anyone know of any other prelude forums for BC? I can't believe we don't have a single representitive from the prelude family ...,
02-15-2011, 03:58 PM
How many forums have you posted this on?
02-15-2011, 04:36 PM
Update - Feb 15th/2011 driving.gif
Well I have confirmed that August 20th is still the date. I have to have the deposit money ($500.00) up to them by end of this month. This shouldn't be an issue as the Island owners have put together over $300.00 and Victoria (Campus) Honda is again going to sponsor our event and last year they provided us with a $500.00 expenses sponsorship cheque. This was the only weekend available to us.
We have had a local classic rock band contact us and they want to throw in some sponsorship by playing for us for free. We just need to cover their gas costs. Mt Washington has no problem with this as long as they setup and tear down themselves and we rent a carpet to protect the floor.
We have so far received sponsorship agreements from the following:
- Campus Honda
- Wind Restrictor (custom etched windscreens - between the seats of some convertibles like ours).
- Mt. Washington Resort - ski passes and tubing passes.
- Allen Berg F1 racing school (one pass must be used by end of September).
- The Bread Garden
- 5252 Motorsports
- A&J Racing
Thanks to all the sponsors thus far. Lastly I wanted to point out that last year some people attended the event and made it back to the mainland same day. We have setup the poker run so that people on the island leave first. That gives anyone visiting the island enough time to catch a morning ferry and still participate. In the evening we had the prizes and the dinner over in time to catch the Nanaimo ferry back to the mainland, so for those of you wondering, this entire event can be done in one day without having to spend the night up at the mountain. You would be looking at about 3 hours driving during the event, then Nanaimo is about an hour and a bit from the mountain. The starting spot for the Poker Run is about 25 minutes from the Vancouver Island Ferry.
I am very pleased with the pre-registration again this year. Thanks to all of you that have decided to help out and donate your time and money to such a worthy cause.
VI S2Ki CO
Poker Run Organizer
02-15-2011, 04:43 PM
How many forums have you posted this on?
I have posted on the following:
S2000 Club of America (S2k.ca)
8th Gen Civic
Revscene (Vancouver and Vancouver Island)
Vancouver Impreza Club
niclub.ca - nissan/infinity
02-15-2011, 04:46 PM
You're crazy ;)
Does sound like a fun time, gas would be killer in the sti though lol
02-15-2011, 05:43 PM
Mostly highway driving..., We have some boosted S2K's coming along..., it was a great time last year. If your interested let me know and I will get you on the list. Plus was already have two:
02-17-2011, 11:19 PM
As of Thursday 17th 10:00pm
Responses (Interested in attending):
02-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Looks like the pricing for the event will be as follows:
Car and Driver ==> $100.00
Passenger ==> $50.00
. entry to the event
. sit down dinner at Mt Washington
. donation to the charity - Camp Shawnigan
. gratuity and taxes for the facilities staff
Mt Washington has also offered us a discount on rooms up there for the Saturday night. Rooms have to be booked through the company that I am dealing with though so please contact me if you wish to book a room. I also found rooms and entire townhomes/condo's here for a very good price:
Winter Getaway Packages (http://www.mountwashington.ca/en/travel-a-accommodation.html)
02-23-2011, 11:53 PM
Pre-Registration as of Feb 23rd:
03-01-2011, 02:59 PM
Special deal on the rooms up at Mt Washington will be available. I am working with the accomodations people up there to get a special deal on rooms for the Poker Run and Banquet. They have agreed to special pricing however rooms must be booked through Slopeside Accommodations (Cathy or Pam are the contacts). I have not confirmed the pricing amount yet but am expecting to hear back from them shortly. I should also be able to confirm a menu shortly as well.
Signup looks promising. The Datsun Enthusiasts club has jumped onboard big time and want to help out with the event. They are helping to round up more sponsorship and are starting to sign up people. The president of the club will be attending. This is great news.
Keep it up!
03-04-2011, 12:45 PM
Pre-Registration as of Friday March 4th:
03-07-2011, 04:09 PM
For the Poker Run prizes I am going to base this on my projected numbers of 50 cars and 80 people:
Poker Run Prizes would be as follows:
Highest Hand ==> $500.00
Second High Hand ==> $350.00
Third High Hand ==> $150.00
* These will go up as attendance goes up.
There will also be silent auction items at the event. Tickets for the silent auction will be in $5.00, $10.00, and $25.00 increments. This means that the most you would pay for any one item would be $25.00. People purchase the tickets in the numeration that they wish. Items are placed on a table with a minimum bid in the amounts above. So less expensive items would be in a $5.00 category, and more expensive items would be in the $25.00 category and so on.
After a nice Banquet dinner we select the auction winners, select the Poker Hand winners, and the rest of the evening we have a bar and a Classic Rock Band. The Band is going to be very informal in that they are going to play and if you want to come up and sing or join in a jam session you can. If you wish to dance you can. If you just wish to sit and listen to the band, you can.
The Poker Run itself will take about 3.5 hours to complete depending on which group you decide to cruz with (scenic or the faster crowd). Rooms are available at a discounted rate. Event is setup so anyone from the Mainland can do it in one day and not have to spend the night.
Great people, great cause and great cars! Our sponsors will be putting on little events as we pull into the assortment of check spots which are still being drawn up.
If anyone knows of any businesses that would like to sponsor the event with either some auction items, freebies, or a cash donation please contact me. If you would like to make a cash donation either because you can't attend or you want to throw in a little extra, again please contact me and THANKS IN ADVANCE.
Hope to see you out there. Can't wait to see the assortment of cars. Stay tuned for a list of auction items and I will be putting up a Web Site to keep the sponsor information on.
As for deadlines:
- must confirm your attendance = 2 months in advance (Mid June).
- must have money in for tickets = 1 month before the event (Mid July).
- drop dead date = First week of August.
Remember that I am using the numbers to estimate prizes, inform sponsors so they know how many to expect if they are a checkpoint, to arrange a facility up at Mt Washington that accommodates all of us, and to estimate food costs. If we get out at least 60 people, the costs at Mt Washington are cut pretty much in half making more money available for the charity (Camp Shawnigan for disabled children).
Thanks again for all you early registrations. If you wish to go ahead and pay for your tickets contact me and we can setup a method of payment.
Poker Run 2011 Organizer
03-10-2011, 02:00 PM
Note recieved from one of our sponsors ..., This is truely great news! Sokha is a manager over at The Honda Way in Abbotsford..., once again this year they are jumping on the sponsorship for the Poker Run in a very big way...,
Just a heads up that The Honda Way will be participating once again in EPIC PROPORTIONS as we did last year. We gave out a few Vegas Trips and the Alan Berg Racing School in Alberta.
This is our commitment to the S2k community and the children that Dave can with all our help send to camp. Let this be the unofficial Yes as I begin to hit the drawing board with Brian and Pat from The Honda Way. As usual, you will be hearing from Dave and myself in terms of what contributions we will be expecting!
FYI for any of you who was able to make it to our Show n Shine last year, our dealership with your help was able to raise $3,800 for Canuck Place! That is awesome what we can achieve when we all come together to make things happen!
Also, I will be contacting the winners of last years prizes to see if they can provide any pictures so that we may be able to put them on our facebook page. (winners of the Vegas and Alan Berg racing School)
On a side note, we have a lot full of amazing Ap1 and Ap2s on our lot that need new homes. Please feel free to Contact me by PM or 778-999-9164.
Thanks in advance guys! Dave you will hear from me shortly!
03-13-2011, 09:10 PM
We just hit 50 cars ..., keep them coming. - As of Sunday March 13 7:30pm
If you signed up and don't see your name here or you need something corrected, please fire me a PM.
Responses (Interested in attending):
03-18-2011, 11:36 PM
Pre-registration as of Friday March 18 - 9:30pm
03-21-2011, 03:17 PM
Just recieved confirmation on the cost of rooms up at Mt Washington resort, for those intending on spending the evening:
Lodge room in Deer for $99 + taxes
Range is $99-$189 (3 bedroom)
"Best to call
250-338-4383 or toll free 1-877-845-4499, and please ask them to be
consistent with who they say they are with - I think last year we had a
few different names floating around. Poker Run participant?"
03-25-2011, 05:49 PM
Registration is going great! Thanks everyone.
Pre-Registration as of March 25th @ 4:30pm
04-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Tickets include a banquet dinner, entrance fee into the Poker Run, entertainment after dinner, and raffle of items donated by sponsors, with the remainder of your money going directly to sending disabled and terminally ill children to summer camp. I am very impressed how people have stepped up to be involved in this worthy cause..., I thank you.
List as of April 1st at noon.
04-08-2011, 03:19 PM
April 8th update:
1) The date is set . The event will be August 20th. Facilities and staff are booked adn paid for. I have also paid for bar service up until midnight so we can party a bit up at the mountain.
2) Saunders Subaru is now onboard for sponsorship and will be providing some swag for the WRX crowd.
- On this note if anyone knows of any sponsors that might be interested in providing either cash donation, freebies, raffle items please let me know or contact them yourselves to see if they might be interested in adding in some sponsorship. These can be any business what so ever but I am also targetting the dealerships.
3) Starting location and the Pre-meet have been determined and arranged as have 3 of the 7 checkpoints.
4) If you are at all interested in this event please let me know so I can get you on the list. All I need is first name for you and your passenger, an email address, and your home city.
5) Costs are as follows: Car and Driver = $100.00; Passenger = $50.00; bring money for the raffles as well..., some great prizes.
6) Accomodations on the mountain for $99 - $189 depending on what you want. Please remember that you can attend the event and head back after the awards and still make Victoria or Vancouver. The last ferry out of Nanaimo is 11:45 and some participants did this last year.
7) Prize money is as follows:
High Hand ==> $500.00
Second ==> $300.00
Third ==> $200.00
04-16-2011, 08:35 PM
April 16th Update
Duncan (Discovery) Honda contacted me yesterday and wanted to ensure that they were included in our planning for the 2011 Poker Run. Again they wish to participate as a checkpoint which I think all those that attended last year can agree is a great thing. They put on a BBQ and had the parking lot all setup with flagmen and everything. They were one of the more active sponsors.
This means we now have 4 checkpoints firmed up
* Victoria (Campus) Honda chpt #1
* Duncan (Discovery) Honda chpt #2
* Courtney (Island) Honda chpt #6
* Mt Washington Resort chpt #7
04-23-2011, 12:57 PM
April 23rd Update
We now have all the island Honda Dealerships on board. We currently have 59 cars pre-registered and 97 people. This is truly excellent. With these types of numbers we should be able to send a number of disabled and terminally ill kids to camp. Not to mention giving the loving families of these special kids a break.
I am starting to collect money for the event now. Unfortunately I don't use PayPal. For those of you that are in Canada I have been using Interact Money Transfers which work really well. You don't have to provide any banking information to me at all. All you need is my email address. The entire process is handled by your bank and my bank and the transaction is monitored by Interact. Unfortunately this is not setup in the US and as such I can only accept Interact Money Transfers from Canadian residents at the moment. Those of you wishing to pay that don't want to use Interact Money Transfer can simply snail mail me a cheque.
Here is the link to the Interact Money Transfer site. They have a list of all participating banking institutions on this page. If your bank is listed then you are good to go. All you do is log into your bank, there should be a link to Interact Money Transfer. You pick the account and the amount and hit send. Interact puts a hold on your cash (the selected amount) and sends me an email. I then go to my bank online and accept the transfer..., easy peasy, and no exchange of ANY banking information. There is also a demo on the Interact page:
Interact Money Transfer Site (http://www.interac.ca/consumers/productsandservices_ol_eTransfer.php)
The costs are as follows:
Car and Driver ==> $100.00
Passengers ==> $50.00
This includes participation, and banquet dinner at Mt Washington Resort.
Other things to think of:
1) Accommodations if you are planning on spending the night on the mountain. I have arranged special pricing for accommodations on the mountain. Rooms can be had for between 99 - 189 Cdn per night depending on the type of accommodations you are looking for. You can also go to the Mt Washington site and rent private accommodations (town homes, condo's) and they are very inexpensive and you could share them as they are all pretty large. Last year I got a condo that sleeps 10 for $75.00/night. Here is the link:
Mt Washington Accomodations Site (http://www.mountwashington.ca/en/travel-a-accommodation.html)
Remember that this event can be done in one day. You don't need to spend the night. If I know which ferry you are arriving on I can arrange for you to leave with a later group. After the event and dinner and prizes are awarded, we do this early enough that you can still catch the Nanaimo Ferry over to the mainland. Last Ferry leaves at 11:45 and Mt Washington is about an hour and a bit from the terminal. A few people did this last year without any problems.
2) Raffle: There will be a raffle of donated items to help raise money. We sell raffle tickets in the amount of $5, $10, and $25 dollar amounts. Each item is priced accordingly. You put your ticket into the buckets of items you are interested in and we draw the winners during the evening. Last year almost everyone went home with something thanks to some great sponsorship.
3) There will be a bar available up until midnight for those that wish to hang around.
I will get the menu posted up as soon as it is confirmed. Thanks again to all those that have donated funds and their time to help me help the kids! http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
04-29-2011, 07:59 PM
Update - April 29th
Not much new to report except we have now hit 100 particpants...,
Payments have started coming in as well which is great, I really appreciate it.Cars: 61
05-07-2011, 03:45 PM
May 7th Update:
Not much to pass on. Still collecting sponsorship and gathering raffle items for the event. If anyone has any ideas on businesses that might be interested in throwing in some cash donations or raffle items (gift certificates) please contact them or let me know and I can contact them. With this event being open to all Japanese Import sports cars, I am having some issues with finding raffle items for other make/models of car. If anyone can help out, I appreciate it. Doesn't have to be auto related even. We have some restaurants involved and I was thinking of hitting up some meat shops to get some meat to raffle off as well.
It is time to for me to start thinking of collecting payment for this event. I need to have everyone paid up by mid July but I am accepting payments now. I have two options for you. One is Interact Money Transfer, the other would be to snail mail me a cheque. Please contact me for details.
Current participation is at 61 cars and 100 people. That is amazing..., Thanks to everyone.
05-13-2011, 01:26 PM
May 13th Updated:
Again not much new to report. Nanaimo Honda has gotten back to me and they are online with sponsorship again this year. That makes it ALL the Honda dealerships putting forward sponsorship for the event. We also have Saunders Subaru here in Victoria.
I am having some issues contacting or getting a response from Nissan/Infinity and Mazda dealerships for sponsorship. I have contacted all dealerships in Victoria and have not received any response. I will physically be meeting with them soon. If anyone has any inside privileges with any of these dealerships please either pass me a name or approach them yourselves on my behalf. We are looking for any of the following:
1) Cash donation to be used to purchase raffle items to raise money.
2) Raffle items that participants would pay between 5 - 25 dollars (raffle ticket price) for. (Make/Model specific stuff or generic stuff that anyone would bid on).
3) Cash donations directly to the charity (I can get tax receipts for these types of donations as they go directly to the Lions Society that runs Camp Shawnigan.
5) Free participant door prize type stuff (hats, t-shirts, inexpensive swag).
Last point is it is time to start committing to the event by purchasing your event tickets. Prices are $100.00 for car and driver, $50.00 for a passenger. This includes the event as well as a donation for the charity, and a wonderful sit down dinner at Mt Washington. Please if you can start thinking of firing me a cheque or contact me on how to do an Interact Money Wire online. Again for the money transfer you don't have to supply me with ANY banking or personal information.
If you can't make it out please let me know and I will get your name off the list. Feel free to fire us a donation anyway though!
Thanks to all those that have signed up and are planning to attend.
05-20-2011, 05:00 PM
Update for May 20th:
- Time to start sending in your payments to confirm your spot in the Poker Run. Please if you can get your money into me sooner rather than later
- Nanaimo Honda has now confirmed thier involvement again this year as a sponsor and as a checkpoint. That makes the following the list of checkpoints so far:
Victoria (Campus) Honda chpt #1
Duncan (Discovery) Honda chpt #3
Nanaimo Honda chpt #4
Courtney (Island) Honda chpt #6
Mt Washington Resort chpt #7
- Napa Auto Parts is sending us a gift pack for the raffle as well, thanks to Bill Heinrich, Owner/Operator of Napa Auto Parts in Westbank BC. - Thanks Bill and see you at the event! Bill is bringing his brother-in-law so that is two more S2000's attending.
That's it for now..., again please if you can, pickup your tickets to the event as soon as possible so I can start to firm up the numbers. If you can't make it out, please fire me a PM or email.
05-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Update May 27th
The Honda Way in Abbotsford has contacted me again this year and they are going to be providing us with some really special raffle items again. They indicated it would be trips someplace but didn't elaborate as they are still working out the details. For those of you that attended last year you will remember that The Honda Way donated two tickets to Las Vegas for two and a trip to Calgary to do the Allen Bergen F1 school (which by the way we have another one of these for this year but it must be used by September).
Other than that money has started to trickle in. Please if you can contact me and pay for your tickets to get it out of the way and to allow me to pick up some nice raffle items for the event. Food and Facilities are now paid for so this is rain or shine.
Again this is a poker run where we will leave Victoria (either as a group or you can go individual or with a separate group). We hit 7 checkpoints on our way to Mt Washington Resort. It is about a 3.5 hour ride. At each checkpoint you will receive a playing card. When you get to the final destination you will have 7 cards to make your best poker hand out of..., I will post up all the poker hands later just in case you not a poker player. Doesn't matter though as the judges will make the highest hand for you so you don't need to know anything about poker. You can purchase mulligan tickets which allow you 3 times to swap a card at a checkpoint. Winners come from the best, second, and third hands. There is also raffles going on during dinner where you can pick up some very cool swag for next to nothing. Raffle tickets are $5, $10, $25 dollar denominations.
This is an overnight event (although it can be done in one day and have you on a Ferry back to the mainland that evening if you want), if you want me to help with accommodations let me know as there is a special rate for this event (89.00 - 189.00 whatever you need).
I need to have all monies in by July 20th, drop dead date would be August 20th unless other arrangements are made (if you are absolutely sure you are attending and can't get the money to me till day of the event then just let me know and I will pay for you and you can pay me back).
06-06-2011, 03:33 PM
Update: June 6th
Not much new to say on the event with one exception.
If anyone wants to attend the banquet dinner only then you can do that by purchasing a ticket for the Passenger price of $50.00. that includes a $20.00 donation to the charity as well as your meal. That allows you to come and meet with us up at the Mt Washington resort and come to the festivities being held there including a meet (all cars at the challet on the brick patio), banquet dinner, raffle items, and any entertainment to follow, as well as a cruise back with us Sunday.
We would love to have you out and if you can't make the actual "Poker Run" then you would be more than welcome to attend the event at Mt Washington with us.
Money is starting to trickle in so thanks for that!
To purchase your tickets either fire me a PM to get my address and you can mail me a cheque OR here is the link to the Interact Money Transfer (http://www.interac.ca/consumers/productsandservices_ol_eTransfer.php) site where you can use Interact to send money to me directly. (no banking information is sent to me, only an email confirming the transaction).
06-25-2011, 02:17 PM
June 25th Update
Well payments have started coming in and that is great! I have personally talked to all the Honda dealerships and they will be supplying a cash donation to the Charity as well as some really nice stuff for the participants. There will be something going on at each of the checkpoint with some prizes and give aways. SHC has donated some gift certificates as well as some nice raffle items including HID bulbs, a Momo Shift knob, and some car cleaning supplies. Kal Tire has provided a very nice road side emergency kit, and there is much much more..., then there are the cash prizes for top 3 poker hands.
I have been asked by quite a few people how this all works cuz they don't know how to play poker..., by no means do you need to know how to play poker. I will post up a sheet with all the Poker Hands and their rankings. The way this works is we drive up to Mt Washington either on your own, with a small group, or come on a nice scenic cruz with the larger group. We will stop at 6 pre-determined stops and at each one you will receive a playing card. You keep the card and put it into a supplied envelop. You can swap the card at that checkpoint if you have purchased a mulligan ticket. Some of the checkpoints are putting on a BBQ for us and for their customers (free for us and donations by the customers) and they are turning that money over to us to put into the final donation to Camp Shawnigan. Once we arrive at Mt Washington we will park the cars up on the brick parking lot for a bit of a show. We have the upper chalet reserved for us and that is where the dinner will be as well as all raffle items laid out on a table. You will get the 7th card when you arrive at the Mountain. With all your cards in an envelop you submit them to me. If you know poker hands you can write what you have on the envelop and if you don't we will tell you what your high hand is. Once we have all the hands handed in we will award cash prizes to the top 3 card hands..., there of course will be some nice items that we silent raffle off (you purchase tickets and put them into buckets for the item you want and we draw tickets during or after dinner). Last year pretty much everyone went home with something, plus the feeling of doing some good for handicapped children and their parents and families.
After dinner we have the place till midnight with a bar and bar staff so you can head out to see the mountain, head back to your accommodations, OR hang with us at the Chalet for a while. Next morning it is breakfast or brunch depending on when we all decide to meetup, and a cruz back to Victoria...,
If you need to get back to the mainland for Sunday you can make it as the Duke Point Ferry out of Nanaimo (1.5 hours from the mountain) doesn't leave until 11:45 so you have plenty of time to make it back as some did this last year.
That is it! Last year it was a fantastic time and we managed to send two kids with full supplies to camp. Two kids isn't much I agree but it is two more than could have gone and that is very satisfying and I thank all those that participated last year and those planning to participate this year.
Come on out and have some fun for a good cause. Rooms at the Mountain can be had for $89.00 - $189.00 per night if you book through my contacts and if you go to the Mt Washington web site, under accommodations, you can find even better deals. I got a complete townhouse for $75.00 per night off the accommodations page.
Approx 6 weeks left so please if you haven't signed up please do. Also time to start thinking about payment. I need to have payment by August 1st and can't accept too many more after that as food needs to be ordered and staff arranged as well as for the checkpoints they need to know how much freebie stuff to get for us. If you can't pay right now then at least confirm your attendance or if you can't make it let me know.
Thanks again everyone from me and the kids that will benefit!!!
07-04-2011, 12:16 AM
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (http://www.tigh-na-mara.com/)
In Parksville has signed up as a checkpoint. This is excellent as it gives us yet another beautiful spot to visit out our route to Mt Washington. The resort is also stepping up donate one night’s accommodation with 2 Mineral Pool passes for the Grotto Spa, valued at $300. That will be part of the raffle with proceeds going directly to the Kids.
The Honda Way in Abbotsford is kind of keeping quiet on what they are providing this year in terms of raffle items but they have said that they will be providing some excellent items as well Sokha himself may come over and participate in the Poker Run bringing along one of the Club Racers that they have in inventory.
Money is coming in and I have sent out PM's to everyone that expressed interest in the event as it is time to start firming up the numbers. There is little over 6 weeks left so it is time to start purchasing your tickets. Please contact me about payment as soon as you can. I have committed to 60 dinners from Mt Washington so I am anxious to see how close we are to that currently.
07-11-2011, 03:52 PM
July 11th Update:
Money and confirmations are still coming in. I sent out a PM or Email to all the people that I have on my pre-registration list as it is time to firm up the numbers. Why are the numbers dropping so fast? Well on the list initially I wanted to get anyone that was 'thinking' of attending the event so I had a rough idea as to if we wanted to do this again this year. The response was once again tremendous and as such I decided to move forward with the event. It is time to start firming up those numbers and removing the people that originally signed up but now cannot make it for whatever reason.
To date I am very pleased with not only the pre-registration list but the actual people that have paid and/or confirmed their attendance with me. THANKS EVERYONE that responded to me. If you have not responded to my PM or Email or have not received one at all, please let me know.
So far we have the following numbers;
CARS Confirmed Attendance ==> 26
CARS Paid ==> 9
PEOPLE Confirmed Attendance ==> 42
PEOPLE Paid ==> 15
I would love to see more cars sign up though as we don't have representation from a couple of car forums or car models. If you live on the island this is an excellent chance to see other cars and have a great time with a fantastic cruise and helping out with a great cause. For those of you on the mainland I understand gas prices are high (10 cents cheaper in some cases on the island though), and the Ferry costs and hotel make this an expensive weekend, but if you can afford to come along we need you to help make this a success and send as many kids to camp this year as possible. Last year we were able to send 2 kids and purchase all their associated supplies. I hope to double that this year. So if you can make it please make an attempt to..., It is a truly fantastic event and Mt Washington puts on a great banquet dinner.
ONLY FIVE WEEKS AWAY!
Also remember that you can't just show up, you have to register so I can arrange for food and for the events that some of our checkpoints are putting on including free swag !!! Get on the list.
07-15-2011, 04:23 PM
July 15th Update
Money and confirmations continue to come in. Please remember you must pre-register for this event as I have to order food and some of the sponsored checkpoints are putting on events for us and require estimates of how many participants.
Those of you that have not confirmed your attendance with me, please do soon. Even if you can't make it, I understand but please just let me know. Thanks to all those that have responded (most of you have).
Like last year, as we get down to the date people drop out as other things have come up or whatever, and that is fine. I am still above my commitment of 60 people so that is great. To help out though please spread the word about this event. Talk some friends into coming out, let me know if there are places I should post my event that I may have missed.
I have confirmed the menu with the Mt Washington Caterers:
Artisan Buns & Whipped Butter
Garden Greens & Dressings
Spicy Thai Noodle Salad
Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw
Chef Attended Carved Roast Beef Au Jus
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Wild Rice Pilaf
Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Also for those of you that have not booked any accommodations yet, here are some instructions from Mt Washington staff:
Cathy has added a special discount promo code for the accommodation component of your visit this year, for guests staying at Deer or Bear Lodge via Slopeside Accommodations.
Participants may book online by visiting our website (www.mountwashington.ca (http://www.mountwashington.ca/)) clicking on "Book Online" and then entering the word "Poker" in the promo/discount area.
07-23-2011, 01:06 AM
July 22nd Update:
I have heard from most of you but there are still a few that I have been unable to reach. Please fire me and email or a PM confirming your spot. Also it is time to purchase your tickets, please contact me to arrange payment.
I have now confirmed all Checkpoints:
1) Victoria Honda
2) Discovery Honda (Duncan BC)
3) Nanaimo Honda
4) Tigh-Na-Mara resort and spa (Parksville BC)
5) Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club (Qualicum Beach, BC)
6) Island Honda (Comox)
7) Mt Washington Resort.
I believe that there will be a BBQ and sales event at the Discovery Honda location as well as the Island Honda location, so I hope your all going to be hungry. BBQ I think is free for participants and any money raised will be donated to the charity (Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan).
The Honda Way in Abbotsford has finally reviled what they will be donating to our event.
"What we are able to provide are the following: 5 Stay and Play Hotel Packages for 1 week. Resorts available in Mexico, Central America, South America, Canada, USA and Caribbean. This is hotel only. Customer is responsible for the taxes. "
While this is hotel only it is still an incredible deal. The only thing that the Honda Way asks is everyone that is attending the Poker Run, go to the Honda Way's Facebook page and "like" the page located here:
To be eligible to win a prize you will be required to "like" the Honda Way page.
Please pick up your tickets as soon as possible as it is time to commit to the event so I can get a final counts. Payments must be in by August 10th.
07-27-2011, 02:14 PM
these are the available poker hands and rankings. If you don't know anything about Poker don't worry, our judges will select your highest hand out of the cards you receive should you require assistance.
07-29-2011, 01:47 PM
I have completed the Overview maps which are maps from each checkpoint to each checkpoint. I will also supply more detailed maps of the route between each checkpoint. You will receive a map at the detail level where you can see street names so each of these OVERVIEW maps will come with more detailed maps once I have those completed. This will eliminate the need for a GPS but a GPS is still useful. Those of you that are traveling with the scenic crowd this is the route we will take and you will always be with someone that knows the way.
Starting Point to Checkpoint #1 - Victoria Honda (Victoria) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=4000+Seymour+Place,+Victoria,+British+Columb ia,+Canada&daddr=Campus+Honda,+Finlayson+Street,+Victoria,+Br itish+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&geocode=FdlY4wId0ISl-ClBd18amXOPVDGW9hYCwdFlxw%3BFSY04wIdkXil-CHPwi6hNjuXvA&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.137829,114.169922&ie=UTF8&z=16&layer=c&ei=qe0tTqPDLpOGsAPvr83DBg&pw=2)
Checkpoint #1 to Checkpoint #2 - Discovery Honda (Duncan) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Campus+Honda,+Finlayson+Street,+Victoria,+Br itish+Columbia,+Canada&daddr=48.63082,-123.54879+to:48.72701,-123.60504+to:48.743983,-123.637391+to:48.7467,-123.64816+to:48.74715,-123.65222+to:48.76566,-123.64404+to:Discovery+Honda,+Bell+McKinnon+Road,+ Duncan,+British+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&geocode=FSY04wIdkXil-CHPwi6hNjuXvA%3BFSQM5gIdisui-CkDFyUKHGqPVDGtjMApL9Glwg%3BFeKD5wId0O-h-Ck1mlHzekSPVDHiGDxS_0b5Cw%3BFS_G5wIdcXGh-Cmb5LCtT0SPVDGw52BzW_dRjg%3BFczQ5wIdYEeh-Cl3caMUS0SPVDHHLPw5xipKxg%3BFY7S5wIdhDeh-CkB1eooS0SPVDFkn37NpEz2gw%3BFdwa6AIdeFeh-Cn5ZFH8pkWPVDFBg3qUAr6obg%3BFTmu6AId8D6g-CENQm0kELzFgSkfVHsEEE-PVDHIpfZj-iBqUw&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=11&via=1,2,3,4,5,6&sll=48.672373,-123.574905&sspn=0.356853,0.891953&ie=UTF8&z=11&layer=c&ei=iSYvTrSBJ6PipASevuAq&pw=2)
Checkpoint #2 to Checkpoint #3 - Nanaimo Honda (Nanaimo) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Discovery+Honda,+Bell+McKinnon+Road,+Duncan, +British+Columbia,+Canada&daddr=48.84608,-123.719644+to:48.8973579,-123.7157021+to:49.04446,-123.84191+to:49.04202,-123.77175+to:49.1067153,-123.8615607+to:49.150494,-123.9336846+to:Honda+Marine,+Bowen+Road,+Nanaimo,+ British+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&geocode=FTmu6AId8D6g-CENQm0kELzFgSkfVHsEEE-PVDHIpfZj-iBqUw%3BFQBV6QIdJDCg-CkHp3bQaE6PVDEq_UUgmD7oQA%3BFU0d6gIdij-g-CmFuSbEb1KPVDFYYlfOrPHsTg%3BFexb7AIdilKe-CmXZYho_q6IVDHjSW08HtP4Eg%3BFWRS7AIdmmSf-Cmj0i2htK6IVDGh_W4ge9yccw%3BFRtP7QIdyAWe-Cm3KKmw4aWIVDEQWl_TRfZ4xw%3BFR767QIdDOyc-Clb94JCBqSIVDF__0qKHVF-lQ%3BFct37gIdTzGc-CEKt525cNH_5ynNV32l0qOIVDF-CEPXZGDsOw&mra=dpe&mrsp=4&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4,5,6&sll=49.070942,-123.912735&sspn=0.177011,0.445976&ie=UTF8&z=12&layer=c&ei=Q_wtTuDiFJGEsAO107yaAg&pw=2)
Checkpoint #3 to Checkpoint #4 - Tigh-Na-Mara resort and spa (Parksville) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Nanaimo+Honda,+Bowen+Road,+Nanaimo,+British+ Columbia,+Canada&daddr=49.20837,-124.02071+to:Tigh-Na-Mara+Seaside+Spa+Resort+%26+Conference+Centre,+Res ort+Drive,+Parksville,+British+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&geocode=FZrC7gId7uWb-CGo3xICdpdyGymLKInBGKKIVDEsiMk3Spq0IA%3BFTLc7gIdGp ib-CmHDlaZD6KIVDFM-ngFsq5CJQ%3BFXRq8AIdLNuX-CH4rzuL_P4osilBgUKMtpqIVDGntVaD_VtUdw&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=12&via=1&sll=49.24952,-124.13007&sspn=0.176374,0.445976&ie=UTF8&z=12&layer=c&ei=HfUtToeWF5XstgP-14GACA&pw=2)
Checkpoint #4 to Checkpoint #5 - Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club (Qualicum Beach)
(http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Tigh-Na-Mara+Seaside+Spa+Resort+%26+Conference+Centre,+Res ort+Drive,+Parksville,+British+Columbia,+Canada&daddr=Arrowsmith+Golf+%26+Country+Club,+Fowler+Roa d,+Qualicum+Beach,+British+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&geocode=FXRq8AIdLNuX-CH4rzuL_P4osilBgUKMtpqIVDGntVaD_VtUdw%3BFahP8QIdoC 6T-CEp-UgZ0if3AA&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.137829,114.169922&ie=UTF8&z=12&layer=c&ei=l_UyTsWwEKStiALyvsHrCQ&pw=2)
Checkpoint #5 to Checkpoint #6 - Island Honda (Courtenay) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Arrowsmith+Golf+%26+Country+Club,+Fowler+Roa d,+Qualicum+Beach,+British+Columbia,+Canada&daddr=Island+Honda,+Comox+Road,+Courtenay,+Comox-Strathcona+Regional+District,+British+Columbia,+Ca nada&hl=en&geocode=FahP8QIdoC6T-CEp-UgZ0if3AA%3BFUA29gIdY8mM-CGN20kP_FFu1SlJQeFQ8xOIVDEiyTleRhWOEg&mra=ls&sll=49.343615,-124.4204&sspn=0.176037,0.445976&ie=UTF8&z=11&layer=c&ei=_PYtTtyyDojIsAOFo4maAg&pw=2)
Checkpoint #6 to Checkpoint #7 and Ending Point - Mt Washington resort (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Island+Honda,+Comox+Road,+Courtenay,+Comox-Strathcona+Regional+District,+British+Columbia,+Ca nada&daddr=Mt+Washington+Alpine+Resort,+Courtenay,+Brit ish+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&geocode=FUA29gIdY8mM-CGN20kP_FFu1SlJQeFQ8xOIVDEiyTleRhWOEg%3BFSD-9gIdkASI-CEg4PUQW0ufuA&mra=ls&sll=49.531475,-124.782285&sspn=0.350728,0.891953&ie=UTF8&z=12&layer=c&ei=2vctTqyuMJuKsQPi0MSYBg&pw=2)
Clicking on the checkbox at the top of the page to show you the map of the route.
Looks like the entire route is about 6 hours based on the time from Google Maps. We will start around 10:00 with the final crowd leaving around 11:00.
07-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Here is a link to our new Vancouver Island Poker Run Blog (http://www.importmeet.com/blog/2011/07/30/2nd-annual-vancouver-island-poker-run/) being hosted by a new sponsor importmeets.com (http://www.importmeet.com/forum/index.php)
08-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Just two weeks left to register for this event. If your on the island you can't miss this. If you're not on the island, what a great trip this would make. We have sooo many good prizes this year as well as a drop in band that is playing for free! Sponsorship has been amazing. If you can make it out please try to. Contact me with any questions..., If you have registered, time to purchase your tickets!
08-06-2011, 12:20 AM
August 5th Update
Well only 15 days till the Poker Run. Some of you will probably be happy to have it all over with and are tired of hearing about it. Believe me as the sole organizer of this event, I can't wait for it to be over either. We do have a great list of sponsors and a wonderful list of prizes and raffle items that have been donated to the cause. If you registered for the event it is time to purchase your tickets. If you want to register for the event, there is only ONE week left. Contact me with any questions, and if you can make the event, please make an effort to do so. It truly is a great time, nice cruise with wonderful scenery. A excellent dinner and awards evening, and lots of prizes/items for everyone.
One of the questions I get asked the most is "I don't know how to play poker"..., some people think that a poker run is actually a poker game with the proceeds going to charity. Not the case at all. A poker run is a rally where speed is not the focus at all. You have a starting point and a route. Along that route you will have 7 checkpoints that are all mapped out for you. You follow the maps (or a group of people like we will have), and you simply cruise to each checkpoint on the list. At each checkpoint you will receive a playing card. The last checkpoint will be Mt Washington where you will receive your 7th card. You hand in the 7 cards to the judges at the end of the run and the prize money is awarded to the highest hands based on the payout which is based on the number of participants. You don't need to know anything about poker or poker hands. We will figure it out for you, or you can do it yourself.
We have a wonderful dinner at Mt Washington and a raffle where you can win such prizes as Hotel anywhere in the America's for a week, free nigh at Tigh-Na-Mara resort including the groto spa, golf package for 4 including carts, F1 training in Calgary, many other items...,
If at all you can make this event please do, contact me for any further information.
08-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Anyone here know if Justang from VancouverPreludeClub is on this forum? I am trying to contact about the Poker Run ...,
08-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Man, it would be awesome to do this. I'm on the island, but I've already dedicated August 20th to another hobby. (Saratoga Speedway)
That and my lude isn't insured yet. :P
08-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Too bad..., we only have one prelude which surprises me as I see lots of nice ones here on the island.
08-11-2011, 03:19 PM
One day left to register or to confirm your registration for this event. If you have confirmed already and haven't purchased your participation envelope, please do so. I have an extension until Monday to have the numbers up to the caterers.
08-12-2011, 01:37 PM
OK well ONE WEEK LEFT till the 2011 Poker Run.
Paricipation has dropped off as it did last year, which is a bit disappointing, but based on the fact that this event has only been advertised on the local forums I am still pleased with the turnout as it is better than last year, and last year we not only had a blast but managed to raise enough to send two disabled kids to summer camp. That is what it is all about.
Registration officially ends today!
However if you missed it and really want to attend, I can still sign up a few people. I got an extension to have the numbers into the caterers till Monday so I can accept registrations up until then. I can probably sign people up until the day of the event but not in huge numbers, but please if you missed registration and can still make this event PM me or email me and I will do my best to get you on the list.
If you want to come up and join us at Mt Washington you have two options:
1) You can pay $50.00 which would entitle you to a dinner as well, and that includes a $20.00 donation to Camp Shawnigan.
2) You can pop up to the Mountain with us and offer up a donation.
Either way we would be happy to have you. If you want to donate just ask for me (Dave Donovan), or my brother (Al) or my wife (Ellen). We will gladly accept your donation.
See the list of participants below. If your name is on the list in BLACK, that means you expressed interest in attending but I have been unable to contact you to confirm your attendance. If anyone can get into contact with these people please do and forward them onto me. If your name is in light green, then you have confirmed that you are attending but just have not paid as of yet (Please contact me to arrange for payment as there is only ONE week left), and if your name is in dark green, well your all paid up and ready to go.
I will be handing out participation envelopes which will contain some freebies and your maps and you car number. I will have these at the Friday night meet (19th), as well I will have them Saturday morning. Come see me.
Please arrive at the Starting Point no later than 9:30 to check in. You can then head just up the street for gas (Chevron about 3 minutes away), then come back for the start.
Big thanks to those that have committed to this event..., I appreciate you time and your generosity. I look forward to seeing you all again and the new faces.
1) DDonovan (Dave/Ellen) - S2Ki(VI) - PAID
2) pinetreeballer (Chris) - S2Ki(Van) CONFIRMED
3) MIs2000 (Mike) - S2Ki(VI) - PAID (+ 1 not paid)
4) notbadd (Mark/Judy) - S2Ki(Van) - PAID
5) MID ISLE S2K (John/Donna) - S2Ki(VI) - PAID
6) EhdrianEh (Adrian) - S2Ki(VI) - CONFIRMED
7) braindoc (Dave/Barbara) - S2Ki(VI) - PAID
8) sringrose (Scott/Sandy) - S2Ki(Vi) - PAID
9) ssthrd (Dave/+1) - S2Ki(VI) - PAID
10) Paris (Paris/+1) - NSXPrime(Vic) - PAID
11) MickeyS2000 (Mo) - S2Ki(Van) - PAID
12) JD Cross (Leslie/Jim) - NSXPrime - PAID(VI)
13) Manic! (???) - RS(VI)
14) kblackman (Kevin) - NASIOC-WRX/STi(VI)
15) Fortune_Seven (Shaun/Brie) - RX7Club(VI) - LMin
16) darksidegtr (Mike) GTRC(VI)
17) Kerric (Keith) - S2Ki(Edm) - PAID
18) topdown2000 (Mike/+1) - S2Ki(VI) - CONFIRMED
19) Carlos Fernandes (Carlos/+1) - bc240(Van) - CONFIRMED
20) Artem G (Art/+1) - bc240(Van)
21) Mr. Jack Walker (Jack/+1) - bc240(VI) - CONFIRMED
22) GreviusJones (Howard/Sally) - S2Ki(VI)
23) Robert Orr (Robert) - VIDE(Vic) - PAID
24) FricFrac (Kurk) - VIDE(Vic) - 370 - PAID
25) mxwizard (Tim/Cathie) - NIClub(Vic) - G35 - PAID
26) Canadian-Ix - (Rob/Rodger) - evolutionm(Van)
27) jostang - (Joe/Jill) - VancouverPrelude(VI) - '95 Prelude
28) Zoomie - (Chris/Kacey) - EvoX(VI) - PAID
29) tukatz - (Tom/Mel) - S2KClubUSA(Tacoma) - '07 LGP - PAID
30) Kassroth - (Colin) - Zilvia.net(ALB) - PAID
31) Dan VanDoormaal - (Dan/+1) - 2010 Genesis Coupe - Email - PAID
32) ITNKICN - (Ian/Robin) - G35Driver - PAID
33) Nightzone - (Lionel) S2Ki(Vic) - driving Patrices S2K - PAID
34) Murray Perret - (Murray/Steven) - S2Ki (Van/Vic) - CONFIRMED
35) S2KSean (Sean/+1) - S2Ki(Vic) - CONFIRMED
36) Chris Kettleson (Chris) - EM(Friend of JD Cross - NSXPrime) - PAID
37) Alasdair Ring (Alasdair/Darryl) 2010 Genesis Coupe - CONFIRMED
08-15-2011, 02:20 PM
For those of you that can't find the original map to the Starting Point (which is also where the mini-meet will be on the Friday night (7:30pm)...,
Please be at the parking lot Saturday no later then 9:30am We will be leaving by 10:00.
4000 Seymour Place, Victoria, BC (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=4000+Seymour+Place,+Victoria,+British+Columbia,+ Canada&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.137829,114.169922&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=4000+Seymour+Pl,+Victoria,+British+Columbia+ V8X+1W5,+Canada&z=16&ei=zl1JToOhLZCwoQTm7aDZBQ&pw=2)
See you all this weekend, and Thanks to Everyone that has taken the time to attend this event!
08-16-2011, 05:46 PM
Raffle Items List
1) Gift Certificate for F1 race training in Calgary by Allen Berg F1 Race School.
2) One MoMo Italian leather shift knob.
3) One bottle of Flash Detailer spray (30.00 value).
4) Two sets of HID replacement bulbs for any vehicle.
5) Two $50.00 gift certificates from SHC Automotive.
6) Three 50% off gift certificates from Dynamic Concepts, maker of the LED WindRestrictor screens.
7) One gift certificate for full auto detail at Discovery Honda.
8) One 41 piece emergency auto safety kit.
9) Six Tom Tom GPS units.
10) Gift Certificate from Tigh-Na-Mara resort and spa for accommodations and grotto spa ($300.00 value).
11) Gift Certificate from Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club for free round of golf including carts for four plus ($300.00 value).
12) Two full size roadside emergency kits.
13) One wooden garden hanging lamp.
14) Two $50.00 gift cards from Crème de la Crumb.
15) Two pairs of ski passes for Mt Washington resort.
16) Two pairs of tubing passes for Mt Washington.
17) Three $100.00 gift certificates from A&J Racing in Richmond.
18) Five trips for hotel only for one week in resorts in Mexico, Central America, South America, Canada, USA, and Caribbean
19) One full auto service including fluids from 5252 Motorsports in Victoria.
20) One $100 and two $50.00 gift certificates from Modifry in South Carolina, makers of support items for the S2000 (wire harness to make your audio buttons work with a aftermarket head unit, and many more).
21) Free racing certificates from TBC Kart Racing in Richmond.
Some of the checkpoints also are providing some participation freebie stuff as well..., I will leave that as a surprise!
PLUS ==> CASH prizes for top 3 Poker Hands.
It's not too late to sign up!
The rally will take about 5.5 hours to complete and at the end we have a wonderful banquet dinner at Mt Washington Resort!
PM me for details, you have till Friday night (9:00pm) to late register
08-19-2011, 12:02 AM
Friday August 19
What: Optional meet, drive, dinner (TBD)
Where: 4000 Seymour Place, Victoria
Saturday August 20
Time: 9:00 - 9:30
What: Gather to get instructions/check in
Where: 4000 Seymour Place, Victoria
Time: 10:00 - 10:15
What: Start Poker Run
Time: 10:15 - 5:30ish
What: Poker Run to Mt Washington / Room Check in
Time: 5:30 - 6:30
What: Socialize in lot with cars
What: Doors open for participants
What: Banquet Dinner
What: Raffle, Poker Run Prizes
Time: 9:00 - 11:00
What: Socializing, bar available as long as enough people hang around.
**If you heading back Saturday night to the mainland, Nanaimo
Ferry departs Nanaimo for Horseshoe Bay @ 11:45pm
Sunday August 21
What: Gather to head back
What: Leave Mtn
What: Lunch at Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club
What: Leave for Victoria
09-09-2011, 02:08 PM
Update: September 9th
Well the 2nd Annual Japanese Imports, Poker Run for Camp Shawnigan is in the history books. The weather could not have been better. A big thanks to all those that participated this year, I simply couldn’t do this without you. I trust that everyone had a great time. All the feedback as certainly been positive. I hope to see most of you again next year!
A special thanks to Mo Alam for all of his help. Mo was responsible for the selling of the raffle tickets to everyone and he did a wonderful job. The raffle and mulligan tickets alone brought in just under $2,000.00 this year. Also a special thanks to Campus Honda, Duncan Honda, and Nanaimo Honda, for generous cash donations to Camp Shawnigan that totalled $1,000.00. Also big thanks to Donna and John (Mid Isle S2K from the island) for leading us for the first half of the route, which I thought was just amazing this year.
I have not finished calculating the totals yet and am waiting for some cheques still to clear but I will post the final amounts shortly once the accounts settle down and I manage to pay out the winners. In the meantime, here are the Prize Winning Results:
Poker Run Top Hand Winners
· First Place with 4 Kings – Lional (nightzone from S2Ki on Vancouver Island) - $500.00
o Lionel decided to donate $200.00 of his winnings back to the charity (thanks Lionel!!!)
· Second Place with 4 10’s – Murray (S2000 driver, no club, from Peachland BC) - $300.00
· Third Place with Full House Aces over eights – Dave (ssthrd from S2Ki on Vancouver Island) - $200.00
· F1 Training donated by Allen Berg Racing School – Kacey (EvoX – Zoomie copilot).
· 5 day hotel any major resort in the America’s for one (The Honda Way) – Juanita (S2Ki VI – ssthrd copilot).
· 5 day hotel any major resort in the America’s for two (The Honda Way) – Judy (S2Ki Van – notbadd copilot).
· 5 day hotel any major resort in the America’s for two (The Honda Way) – Judy (No Club VI – Keyser co-pilot).
· 2 ski passes donated by Mt Washington – Paris (NSXPrime VI).
· 2 ski passes donated by Mt Washington – Kacey (EvoX – Zoomie Copilot).
· 2 tubing passes donated by Mt Washington – Al (No Club VI Genesis Coupe).
· 2 tubing passes donated by Mt Washington – Darryl (No Club VI Genesis Coupe – Ring Copilot).
· Golf package donated by Arrowsmith Golf & Country – Paris (NSXPrime VI).
· $50.00 gift certificate donated by Modifry Products – Howard (S2Ki VI – GreviusJones).
· $50.00 gift certificate donated by Modifry Products – Keith (S2Ki ALB – Kerric).
· $100.00 gift certificate donated by Modify Products – Mark (S2Ki Van – notbadd).
· Magellan GPS donated by Island Honda – Kacey (EvoX – Zoomie co-pilot).
· Tom Tom GPS donated by Island Honda – Colin (Zilvia ALB – Kassroth).
· Full Auto Service donated by 5252 Motorsports – Ian (G35Driver ALB – ITNKICN).
· Night accommodation and grotto spa donated by Tigh-Na-Mara – Kurk (370z VI – FricFrac).
· Full Car Detail, donated by Discovery Honda – Scott (S2Ki VI – sringrose).
· Wooden garden lamp, donated by Saunders Subaru – Conner (co-pilot - No information).
· Full size survival kit, donated by Saunders Subaru – Al Ring (Genesis Coupe – no club).
· Full size survival kit, donated by Saunders Subaru – Ellen (S2Ki VI – Ddonovan co-pilot).
· 50% off gift certificate, donated by WindRestrictor – Keith (S2Ki ALB – Kerric).
· 50% off gift certificate, donated by WindRestrictor – Steve – (No Club – Perret co-pilot).
· 50% off gift certificate, donated by WindRestrictor – Dave (S2Ki VI – Ddonovan).
· $100.00 gift certificate, donated by A&J Racing – Kurk (370z VI – FricFrac).
· $100.00 gift certificate, donated by A&J Racing – Mark (S2Ki Van – notbadd).
· $100.00 gift certificate, donated by A&J Racing – Kurk (370z – notbadd).
· Full Size Emergency Kit, donated by Kal-Tire – Al (Genesis Coupe – no club).
· Emergency Roadside Lantern, donated by Kal-Tire – Al (Genesis Coupe – no club).
· HID replacement bulbs, donated by SHC Autographics - Ian (G35Driver ALB – ITNKICN).
· HID replacement bulbs, donated by SHC Autographics – Barbara (S2Ki VI – braindoc co-pilot).
· MOMO Italian leather shift knob, donated by SHC Autographics – Mark (S2Ki VAN – notbadd).
· Flash Auto Detailer Spray, donated by SHC Auographics – Howard (S2Ki VI – GreviusJones).
· $50.00 gift certificate, donated by SHC Augograhics – Tracey (co-pilot – no information).
· $50.00 gift certificate, donated by SHC Augograhics – Robert (350z VI).
· $50.00 gift certificate, donated by Crème de La Crumb – Kurk (370z – FricFrac).
· $50.00 gift certificate, donated by Crème de La Crumb – Kurk (370z – FricFrac).
· Free Race, donated by TBC Kart Racing – Kurk Daughter (370z – FricFrac co-pilot).
· Free Race, donated by TBC Kart Racing – Kurk Daughter (370z – FricFrac co-pilot).
· Free Race, donated by TBC Kart Racing – Kurk Daughter (370z – FricFrac co-pilot).
· Free Race, donated by TBC Kart Racing – Tracey (co-pilot – no information).
· Free Race, donated by TBC Kart Racing – Art (BC240 – Artem).
Many people went home with freebie door prizes as well, as a matter of fact I don’t think anyone went home without something. Stay tuned for the final donated amount and hope to see you all out next year!
10-21-2011, 05:15 PM
OK the final numbers are in and all outgoing cheques have been cashed and all gifts awarded and received.
I will be providing a cheque to the Lions Society & Easter Seals Services, the group responsible for running Camp Shawnigan. The total amount raised for Camp Shawnigan was an awesome $4,000.00. We were $200.00 short of making the 4K mark and at the last minute Mark K from the island S2000 owners group picked up the slack and donated an extra $200.00..., THANKS MIKE AND FAMILY !!! http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
That is truly great! It is $1,200.00 more than we raised and donated last year and will allow an additional two kids to camp this upcoming season. I want to thank all of those that participated in this year’s event. I think all had a very good time and were pleased with the way things went. I also want to thank all the sponsors who really stepped up and donated a lot of great stuff to the cause. I am pretty sure almost everyone went home with something. I also want to thank the checkpoints that volunteered to help us out. They supplied volunteers to do the cards, some provided us with raffle items and give away gifts and some others supplied cash donations. It is all greatly appreciated. Lastly I want to thank Mt Washington for once again providing us with an excellent venue and meal. They as well threw in a small cash donation and as always were very pleasant and easy to deal with.
For those of you interested in the breakdown:
Total Amount Raised: $6,150.00
Facilities and Staff: $500.00
Extras: $150.00 - includes cards, tickets ect., gas for volunteers and meals for volunteers (2), paper for maps...,
I will be handing over the cheque this upcoming Friday October 28th. Anyone that wishes to come with me to donate the cheque is welcome to come along. I want to get a photograph to post up on the forums of us making the donation.
The planning for this event takes about 4 - 5 months to complete. That is when I do it all myself. Next year I plan to open the event up to all Imports. I really want to make this a big, well known event and really help out the kids at the same time. To achieve my goals I am definitely going to require some assistance. The areas that need people will be for getting participation and registration, someone working on sponsorship including raffle items. I am more than willing to do either one of those but would like help with the other.
Look forward to hearing back from me again in the February time frame to start the planning phase all over again including the first part, getting a date. See you all in 2012 I hope. Have a safe and wonderful Winter..., see you in the spring! And help me get the word out!
Vancouver Island S2Ki CO
Vancouver Island Poker Run Organizer
11-03-2011, 01:56 PM
Camp Shawnigan Says a big THANK YOU !!!
Here I am presenting a cheque for $4000.00 to
Special Events Coordinator
British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities
Easter Seals BC