With regular study sessions behind us, the Petrels looks forward to hosting a number of special events this summer.
Please join us if you can.
June 27: Classic Movie Night – presenting “The Bruce Partington Plans”
location: The Tapestry (UBC) 3338 Wesbrook Mall. Join us at 6:00 for snacks, provided by Brian. The movie starts at 7:00
Please let Fran know as soon as possible if you are planning to attend this event.
July 19: “Reichenbach Falls” (aka Shannon Falls) picnic. Be at the park for 10:00 am. and bring your lunch and hiking shoes if you wish to take the trail up to the falls.
After the picnic we will drive back to North Vancouver to the home of Len and Elsa, where the festivities will continue with various entertainment and coffee, making a short stop at the Capilano View Cemetery to visit the grave-site of Vincent Starrett’s mother – Margaret Dennison.
Aug. 16: “Silver Blaze” races to take place at “Toad Hall” (aka the home of Len and Elsa) The theme this year will be “Ascots and Hats” This event will be followed by a pot-luck supper. Please let me know if you are able to attend this event.
If you would like more information, please contact me through our Stormy Petrel g-mail address.
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Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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