Petrel Dame Johnston-Keddis (Johnnie) invites all Stormy Petrels and guests to her South Surrey Country Estate for a fun-filled afternoon!
Saturday, the 13th day of August 2016 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon
“Come for an event-full afternoon of high stakes betting, games and prizes. For your dining pleasure, High Tea will take place on the Manor House Terrace.
The theme this year is Hats and Ascots.
Reserve your Grandstand seats now. Petrels are urged to RSVP so that the staff will be able to set up adequately for the large flock.
Directions will be sent separately.
Please bring a pot luck dish suitable for a hearty supper for the hungry Petrels who have come from far and wide. The BBQ will be set up for those who’d like to char a little something for themselves, and Cook will be on hand to assist. Sherry, ale and other delightful libations are permitted.
The Gamekeeper requests that you keep your dog on a leash so as not to disturb the chickens.”
Just a reminder that you do not need to bring cash. Envelopes of play monies will be provided for all to wager on their favourites. The participant with the most “money” when all the races have been run, will recieve a lovely prize.
Prizes will also be awarded for favourite hat and favourite ascot.
If you have any questions, please contact Fran and she will point you in the right direction.
Please consider attending, as last year’s event was a huge success!
Published by Fran Martin
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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