A dozen Petrels and three guests flocked to “Toad Hall” (Haffenden residence in North Vancouver) on Saturday, July 16th 2016 for a day of remembering and refreshments.

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After a delicious picnic lunch, President Fran, uttering the oft-quoted words “…the best and wisest man….” offered the hand-crafted memorial wreath over the edge to be carried down the mountainside.

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The flock of Petrels then retreated to the back lawn to enjoy a game of “Getting Getrie’s Garter” (aka The Leg Game)

Pictured below: Bob C., BSI and hostess extraordinaire Elsa H.

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Tim M. managed to lob one small hoop (garter) over the high-heeled, fish-netted stocking leg. Father of Ana S. (guest) managed a larger hoop. The rest of us just had a lot of fun!

Next came the auction. Bob C. kindly volunteered to play auctioneer.(pictured below). 100% of monies raised will go towards the Stormy Petrels’ 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2017.

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Relaxing on the lovely sun deck, enjoying the company and hostess Elsa’s coffee and cake, we all marveled at Len’s show and tell.

The evening came to a close with everyone reminding each other of our next event:

The “Silver Blaze” races on the borders of Surrey on Saturday, August 13th. Details to follow shortly.