Previous Events List

This list shows most of the Club Events held since January 2003. It is in reverse-chronological order.

September 26, 2010

19th Annual Cates Park Picnic and VCBC AGM
Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be **LOTS** of raffle prizes as well as dash plaques and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank. For info call Chris Ainscough 604-521-6071 or Gregg Morris 604-469-1216 .

September 18, 2010

RALLYE du CHILLIWACK 2010

Christopher Trevelyan ctrevelyan@telus.net

Members of the Volvo Club of BC are invited to participate in the Rallye du Chilliwack 2010. The Rallye is a 1950s style competitive navigation road rallye that will be held through the back roads of Chilliwack on Saturday, September 18th 2010.

The Rallye is open to any owner of a European automobile manufactured during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Drivers must also have a valid driver's licence and auto insurance. Navigators/Co-drivers are mandatory, though some exceptions may be made. The cost is yet to be announced, but will be in the $10 to $15 range to cover maps, event stickers, and other material.

After an odometer calibration and driver's meeting in the morning, each team will be given a map with approximate locations of numerous check points. Each team must find the check points, photograph themselves at the check points, and then navigate to the final destination without being late. The team who navigates the most direct route without ANY electronic aids, and thus travels the fewest miles, wins the Rallye! There will be four classes, so it is possible to win one's own class and/or overall title!

Please remember though that this is NOT a speed contest, and there is no advantage to finishing early. Reckless or irresponsible driving on public roads during the rallye will not be tolerated and will result in an instant disqualification/ban.

We already have several BMWs, as well as various Yugoslavian, Czech, and French cars, but we are hoping to see Sweden represented, so please do bring out your Volvos!

For more information call Chris Trevelyan 604-541-1791, please visit the members section of www.ClassicEuropeanCarClub.com for details!

July 25 , 2010
Sunday

Show-N-Shine VIII
will be held at the Olsson Estate, 1790 Cultra Ave, Saanichton from 11 til 4. Bring your picnic lunch (BBQ available on site). All Volvos welcome. Let's all show up and hope the sun will shine. Contact Bob Cuthill, Island Director, at lbscuthill at shaw.ca or 250 658-0126.

July 16-18, 2010
Vintage Racing Club of BC
Historic Race weekend and River’s Edge Raceway in Mission, See details at: vrcbc.ca

June 11-13, 2010
PSVCOA / VCBC Spring Drive Olympic Peninsula
Please see our special event page for registration and complete details. Organised by Steve Yabroff and Ben Huntley. Join with the Puget Sound Chapter of the Volvo Club of America on a tour of the Olympic Peninsula, near Port Angeles, Washington. More info: Gregg Morris 604-469-1216 or Ben Huntley 360-417-6996. Special Event Page.

June 5, 2010
Swedish Car Show

Swedish Cultural Centre, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle.
Details: follow the link on the image below.

May 15, 2010 (Saturday)
SPRING CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY:

Spring Show and Shine at Volvo of Surrey.

Vintage Volvo Challenge 2010
Sears Point Raceway . Complete information.

January 20, 2010
(Wednesday)VOLVO CLUB WINTER SUPPER

The supper 7:00 pm at the New Westminster Spaghetti Factory at 50 - 8th
St., just up from the Sky Train Station. Call Dave McAree 604-530-6097

Vancouver Island Chapter FALL COLOURS TOUR **DELAYED**
This fall's Island Mystery tour, originally scheduled for 7 November has been deferred until early spring. For various reasons all three organizers are temporarily out of the picture. The Tour was a new route and looked like a lot of fun so rather than cancel it is being delayed. Watch this spot for the new date.
For more information contact Mike Tomczak (mike.tomczak<at>telus.net) or Bob Cuthill (lbscuthill<at>shaw.ca).

November 18, 2009
(Wednesday)VCBC TECHNICAL SESSION

6:30 p.m. Hosted by Volvo of North Vancouver, 809 Automall Drive, North Vancouver, The subject will be TIRES, Jason Leber will be the presenter. He is a former Volvo Master Tech, and has worked for Yokohama tires. We will discuss tire sizing, tire ratings and tire safety. Gregg Morris @ 604-469-1216

September 27, 2009
(Sunday)V.C.B.C. 18TH ANNUAL CATES PARK PICNIC AND VCBC AGM

Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be **LOTS** of raffle prizes as well as dash plaques and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank. For info call Dave McAree 604-530-6097 or Gregg Morris 604-469-1216 .

July 17-19, 2009
Vintage Racing Club of BC, Historic Race Weekend
and River’s Edge Raceway in Mission, This year is the celebration of what would have been the 50th anniversary of Westwood Raceway. See details at www.vrcbc.ca

June 13-14, 2009
2009 SPRING DRIVE
, This year on Saturday June 13, 2009, we will be heading to Merritt via Princeton with a side trip to Coalmont and Tulameen. On Sunday we will return via Highway 8 to Spences Bridge and Highway 1 south to Vancouver. Make reservations at the Best Western Nicola Inn in Merritt, Rates $89 one king bed or $99 for 2 queen beds. Reserve soon by calling 1-800-663-2830 and mention the Volvo Club. Meet Saturday 9:30 am at the Chevron gas station at the 232 St exit (south) from the Hwy 1 (the freeway). We will leave at 10:00 am. For information call Gregg Morris @ 604- 469-1216.

New Date: May 23, 2009 (Saturday)
VOLVO OF NORTH VANCOUVER HOSTS A SPRING SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY
: Theme “Old meets New”: 10am to 2pm.
Shine up your Volvo & bring it to the display. Arrive before 9:30 and be eligible for the early bird prize. People’s choice and Runner-up trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. This is our 3rd year with the Pattison Volvo Group. Let's help them make it a great success. There will be lots of coffee and donuts and a barbeque for lunch. Located in the North Vancouver Automall at the south end of Fell St. info call Chris Ainscough 604-521-6071 or Gregg Morris 604-469-1216 grmorris@moody.bc.ca , Volvo of North Vancouver 604-986-9889

Update from Vancouver Island
Please read Bob Cuthills update for this spring.
Full Article

January 21, 2009 (Wednesday)
VOLVO CLUB WINTER SUPPER
, The supper 7:00 pm at the New Westminster Spaghetti Factory at 50 - 8th St., just up from the Sky Train Station. Call Dave McAree 604-530-6097

November 26, 2008 (Wednesday)
NEW DATE! VCBC TECHNICAL SESSION
6:30 p.m. Hosted by Volvo of North Vancouver, 809 Automall Drive, North Vancouver. Presenter Tony Do will discuss the pros and cons of transmissions fitted to various models.
***DATE CHANGE*** Not 12th as originally planned.

October 2008 CANCELLED!
Vancouver Island Chapter FALL COLOURS TOUR

Unfortunately, the Run scheduled for Sunday 19 Oct has been cancelled for this year. No alternate dates available.
For more information contact Bob Cuthill at lbscuthill<at>shaw.ca any time or 250 658-0126 after 8 Oct.

September 28, 2008
(Sunday)
V.C.B.C. 17TH ANNUAL CATES PARK PICNIC AND VCBC AGM,
Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be **LOTS** of raffle prizes as well as dash plaques and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank. For info call Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402.

August 8 - 10, 2008, ***CANCELLED*** Puget Sound Chapter of VCOA West Coast Regional Volvo Event Tukwila, Wash. (south Seattle). Details to follow. Please see the Special Event Page.

JUNE 21 & 22, 2006, VOLVO CLUB SPRING DRIVE: Saturday, Vancouver to Lilloet via Duffy Lake Road, Sunday, Lilloet to Vancouver via Fraser Canyon. Make your own reservations at the Mile 0 Motel in Lillooet, by calling 250-256-7511 (mention the Volvo Club to get the club rates) Meet Saturday Morning at the United Church parking lot north of the Upper Levels Highway at Taylor Way in North Vancouver. We will leave at 10:30 am. For information call Gregg Morris @ 604-469-1216.

JUNE 8, 2008 (Sunday), VOLVO CLUB OF BC, PARTS SWAP MEET, at Ed Schram Motors, 112-13375 76th Ave., Surrey, 10:00 to 2:00. Load up your Volvo parts bring them along or just come and buy Volvo parts, literature, accessories, wheels, tires, etc. Info Glenn Little 604-876-6131.

June 1, 2008, (Sunday), VANCOUVER ISLAND SPRING SHOW AND SHINE 10 - 3 at Volvo of Victoria Call Bob Cuthill 250-658-0126

Don Docksteader Garage Sale Days will take place the first two weeks of May. Check them out, clearance items up to 75% off. Discounts on accessories, tires, oil. Phone the Parts Department during the Sale for more information: 604-604-325-2999.

May 3, 2008 (Saturday) VOLVO OF COQUITLAM HOSTS A SPRING SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY: 10am to 2pm, Shine up your Volvo & bring it to the display. Arrive before 9:30 and be eligible for the early bird prize. People’s choice and Runner-up trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. This is our second year with the Pattison Volvo Group. Lets help them make it a great success. There will be lots of coffee and donuts and a barbeque for lunch. They are at 2385 Ottawa St. Port Coquitlam, (north side of the Lougheed Highway, one light before the Pitt River Bridge, near Costco and Home Depot). See Map. Darcy 604-538-7402 or Gregg Morris 604-469-1216 grmorris[at]moody.bc.ca.Volvo of Coquitlam 604-942-8500.

February 17, 2008 “The 2nd annual Swedish Cruise-In”. The Puget Sound Volvo Sports America chapter will again host the 2nd annual “Swedish Cruise-In” meet, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday, President’s weekend at the 1930 original Pacific Northwest XXX Root Beer Drive-In in Issaquah, Washington. Volvo and Saab Clubs will meet again for a fun day and the “People’s Choice” awards for the “Best Swedish Iron” for both Volvo and Saab cars showing that day. Last years attendance was 38 Volvos and 26 Saabs in attendance. This year’s meet will be larger so please arrive early for parking next to the XXX Drive-In restaurant before 11:00 AM and then dine on some great food from the XXX Drive-In menu. Last year’s 2007 car show winners may show, but not be eligible for 2008. Gary Ramstad, Swedish Cruise-In meet club coordinator for all Swedish car clubs with the XXX Root Beer Drive-In. Email: ramslfp<A@T>hotmail.com., PSVSA website: www.psvsa.org. The XXX Root Beer Drive, 98 NE Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah, WA.98027, website: www.triplexrootbeer.com., and issaquahhistory.org for information.

January 23, 2008 (Wednesday) VOLVO CLUB WINTER SUPPER
The supper 7:00 pm at the New Westminster Spaghetti Factory at 50 - 8th St., just up from the Sky Train Station. call Dave McAree 604-530-6097. MapQuest directions.

November 14, 2007 (Wednesday) VCBC TECHNICAL SESSION
6:30 p.m. Hosted by Volvo of North Vancouver, 809 Automall Drive, North Vancouver, Subject: “My car won’t start!” Ian Peterkin will demonstrate fault tracing techniques and explain the most likely causes for “nonstarting” of the 200, 700/900 and 850/S70 series. For more info call. Gregg Morris: 604-469-1216

October 21, 2007 (Sunday) Vancouver Island Chapter FALL COLOURS TOUR
Meet at the Tim Horton's parking lot on Millstream north of the Trans Canada (the one near Home Depot). Rendezvous at 10:00 am for a short drivers/navigators meeting and departure at 10:30. Contact Bob Cuthill (250) 658-0126 or lbscuthill@shaw.ca. On the day contact Bob on his cell at (250) 704-8006.

September 30, 2007 (Sunday)V.C.B.C. 16TH ANNUAL CATES PARK PICNIC Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, or use the hot dog vendor, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be **LOTS** of raffle prizes as well as dash plaques and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank. For info call Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402

July 2007 (Saturday)
VANCOUVER ISLAND MEMBERS MYSTERY TOUR. Drive and picnic departing from the CanWest Mall Jacklin Road in Langford 10:30am for a fun drive to Courtenay. Bring a picnic lunch. For Details contact Bob Cuthill 250 658-0126 lbscuthill<@>shaw.ca. Unfortunately, your Island Organizer's new job is keeping him in the Arctic for most of the summer and will not allow enough time to properly organize and run this year's Mystery Tour.

June 23-24, 2007
VOLVO CLUB SPRING DRIVE: Saturday, Vancouver to Merritt via Princeton, Sunday Merritt to Vancouver via Spences Bridge and Highway 1. Reserve soon at the Merritt Travel Lodge, 250-378-8830 $75 (mention VCBC). Meet Saturday 9:30 am at the Chevron gas station at the 232 St exit (south) from the Hwy 1 (the freeway). We will leave at 10:00 am. For information Gregg Morris, 604- 469-1216.

May 13, 2007 (Sunday)
VCBC VANCOUVER ISLAND Spring-Show-N-Shine at Volvo of Victoria . An all new venue and format. The Island's spring Show-N-Shine VI is being hosted by Volvo of Victoria in their new facility at the corner of Douglas and Hillside (2735 Douglas St.) in beautiful downtown Victoria. From 10 until 3, come out and see some wonderful old and new Volvos, BBQ avaliable for your pot luck lunch, People's Choice Award etc. Come on out and support your Club and our sponsor. Contact Bob 250-658-0126 or lbscuthill<@>shaw.ca. Day of the meet, 250-704-8006. Link to Google™ Maps Canada.

May 5, 2007 (Saturday)
!!!NEW SPRING EVENT!!! VOLVO OF SURREY HOSTS A SPRING SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY: 10am to 2pm, Shine up your Volvo and bring it to the display. Arrive before 9:30 and be eligible for the early bird prize. People’s choice and Runner-up trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. This is Volvo of Surrey’s first event. Lets help them make it a great success. There will be lots of coffee and donuts and a barbeque. They are in the new North Surrey Automall right beside the freeway near Guilford. From the freeway heading East take the first exit after the Port Mann Bridge (152 Ave exit south), then and take the first left on to Guilford Drive to the automall at 15383 Guilford Drive.Volvo of Surrey. Details on MapQuest™. Darcy 604-538-7402 or Gregg Morris 604-469-1216. Volvo of Surrey is at 604-588-6088.

February 18, 2007 (Sunday)
Puget Sound Club “SWEDISH CRUISE-IN”. 12 to 3 pm, Volvo and Saab Clubs will meet at the 1930 original XXX Root Beer Drive-in, at 98 NE Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah, WA. 98027 at Issaquah Gary Ramstad, 206-365-6913 or website www.psvsa.org.

January 24, 2007 (Wednesday)
VOLVO CLUB WINTER SUPPER The supper 7:00 pm at the New Westminster Spaghetti Factory at 50 - 8th St., block up from the SkyTrain Station. Call Dave McAree 604-530-6097. MapQuest directions. .

November 15, 2006 (Wednesday)
VCBC TECHNICAL SESSION
6:30 p.m. Hosted by Volvo of North Vancouver, 809 Automall Drive, North Vancouver, Subject: Guided tour of suspensions and exhaust systems, 140, 240, 740, 960, 850. Each car will be put on a hoist and master mechanic Ian Peterkin will point out typical strengths, weaknesses, maintenance requirements or each series. For more information call Gregg Morris, 604-469-1216. MapQuest directions.

October 21, 2006 (Saturday)
Vancouver Island Chapter FALL COLOURS TOUR
,
**CANCELLED**
rendezvous at Can West Mall in Langford 10:00 a.m. Contact Bob Cuthill 250-658-0126, or email lbscuthill <<a!t>> shaw.ca. (Please be assured that this event does in fact happen in 2006, not in 2005 as listed in your newsletter.)

September 24, 2006 (Sunday)
V.C.B.C. 15TH ANNUAL CATES PARK PICNIC
Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402

September 15 to 17, 2006
Volvos in Osoyoos 2006

After the fun we had at our Osoyoos meet in September 2002 and 2004 we decided to do it again this year. Please see our special page on the tour for complete details.

July 22, 2006 (Saturday)
Vancouver Island Summer Fun Run/Mystery Tour
rendezvous at the CanWest Mall, Langford at 10 am, Destination tba, Contact Bob 250-658-0126

July 15 , 2006 (Saturday)
VOLVO CLUB OF BC, PARTS SWAP MEET
, at Don Docksteader’s Cambie St. location. 10:00 to 2:00. We haven’t had one of these for awhile so come and buy or sell Volvo parts, literature, accessories, wheels, tires, etc. Info call Mike Handfield 604-582-2837

June 17 - 18 , 2006 (Weekend)
VOLVO CLUB SPRING DRIVE
: Saturday, Vancouver to Lilloet via Duffy Lake Road, Sunday, Lilloet to Vancouver via Fraser Canyon. Make your own reservations at the Mile 0 Motel in Lillooet, by calling 250-256-7511 (mention the Volvo Club to get the club room rate of $62 single, $65 double). Meet Saturday Morning at the United Church parking lot north of the Upper Levels Highway at Taylor Way in North Vancouver. We will leave at 10:30 am. For information call Gregg Morris 604-469-1216.

JUNE 10, 2006 (Saturday)
VCBC VANCOUVER ISLAND SHOW AND SHINE

1790 Cultra, Sannichton, Come join the VCBC Island Chapter for fun and a pot luck BBQ. All welcome - even mainlanders! Contact Bob 250-658-0126

May 27, 28 (Saturday and Sunday)
Historic Motor Races 2006

Come to Mission Raceway Park and see club members' cars Gil Stuart's PV444, Peter Valkenburg's PV544 and Jim Latham's 122S take on a field of Italian cars. Complete details on this event can be found on this flyer or by going to the The Vintage Racing Club of BC website.

MAY 20, 2006 (Saturday)
IPD GARAGE SALE

Portland Oregon, see their website at www.ipdusa.com

May 6, 2006 (Saturday)
DON DOCKSTEADER ANNUAL GARAGE SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY

*** CAR SHOW CANCELLED THIS YEAR ONLY*** DON DOCKSTEADER ANNUAL GARAGE SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY: car show is cancelled due to the sky train construction on Cambie St., The garage sale will continue Monday to Friday May 8 to 12 and May 15 to 19, 2006 For details call, Al Walker at 604-325-1000

January 25, 2006, Wednesday
VOLVO CLUB WINTER SUPPER

The supper 7:00 pm at the the New Westminster Spaghetti Factory at 50 - 8th St., block up from the New Westminster SkyTrain Station. Call Dave McAree 604-530-6097 MapQuest

November 23, 2005 Wednesday
VCBC TECHNICAL SESSION

6:30 p.m. Hosted by Volvo of North Vancouver, 809 Automall Drive, North Vancouver (south on Fell from Marine). Subject: Timing Belt Replacement applicable to the B21, B23, B230 engines as found in the 240, 740 and 940 series. For more information call Gregg Morris, 604-469-1216. MapQuest

October 30, 2005 Sunday
Vancouver Island Chapter Fall Colors Tour

Rendezvous at Can West Mall in Langford 10:00 a.m. contact, Bob Cuthill 250-658-0126, lbscuthill <<at>> shaw.ca .

September 25, 2005 Sunday
VCBC 14th Annual Cates Park Picnic

Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be lots of raffle prizes as well as dash plaques (50) and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank. Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402 For those unfamiliar with the location, please see the map showing approximate location. Look for the parking lot full of Volvos next to the boat ramp. Coordinates for your GPS: 49.302N, 122.958W.

August 12-14, 2005
PSVCOA Regional Meet

Please see the details on the Regional Meet Page or see the flyer [146 kB pdf]. An application form [65 kB pdf] is also available.

July 15-17, 2005
Volvo PV Fest

Celebration of the PV series, fire-up your PV 444, 544, 445 or 210 and come to Bellingham Wa. to celebrate these great cars. The weekend activities will include socializing, meals at interesting restaurants, country drives, more socializing. Accommodations include camping or motels, registration forms and information available from event organizer, Steve Hutchens at 360-733-3568 website, or Gregg Morris 604-469-1216.
More information can be found on the PV Fest 2005 page. Flyer available here. [pdf, 252 kB]

June 25, 2005
Island Mystery Tour

destination to be determined Contact Bob Cuthill 250 658-0126 or bscuthill<-at->shaw.ca.

June 18 & 19
VOLVO CLUB SPRING DRIVE
Saturday, Vancouver to Merritt via Princeton, Sunday Merritt to Vancouver via Spences Bridge and the Fraser Canyon. Reserve soon at the Merritt Travel Lodge, 250-378-8830, $75 (mention VCBC). . Meet Saturday 9:30 am at the Chevron gas station at the 232 St exit (south) from the Hwy 1 (the freeway). We will leave at 10:00 am. For information Gregg Morris, 604-469-1216.

May 15, 2005
VCBC VANCOUVER ISLAND SHOW AND SHINE
10 AM to 5 PM at Pjorn Olson's house, 1790 Cultra St. Victoria. Come join the VCBC Island Chapter for fun and a pot luck BBQ. All welcome - even mainlanders. Contact Bob 250-658-0126 or Del 205-704-8006. lbscuthill<-at->shaw.ca or Jim Monnastes at 250-383-0944.

May 14, 2005
IPD GARAGE SALE
11744 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 See map for details. This is a 4 hour event that brings hundreds of Volvo lovers together, along with Volvos new and old, technical seminars, contests and drawings. There's lots of cars and parts for sale, too! Best of all, it's FREE! Rain or shine, a good time is had by all so don't miss it! Call for directions and details at 503-257-7500. Gates open at 9:00 am. see their website at www.ipdusa.com.

May 7, 2005
Don Docksteader Annual Garage Sale and Classic Volvo Display

9am to 3pm, 8530 Cambie St., Don Docksteader Motors supports our club all year long and this is our opportunity to support them. Shine up your Volvo & bring it to the display. Display cars on site before 9 a.m. are eligible for early bird prize. Peoples choice trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. The garage sale prices are always an excellent value and there will be lots of coffee, hot dogs and Volvo talk. Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402, Al Walker at 604-325-1000.

February 20, 2005
Puget Sound VSA
Open House at X-Ray Vintage Auto 12:00-3:00, Volvo Specialist, Owner Matt Pollitz invites PSVSA members arrive at 11 to display your cars. 2639 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA, Gary Ramstad, 206-365-6913

January 26, 2005
Volvo Club Winter Supper
Join us for an informal supper 6:30 p.m. at the New Westminster, Spaghetti Factory Restaurant, 50 - 8th Street, 1/2 block from the New West, Sky Train station. For more information call Dave McAree 604-530-6097

NOVEMBER 24, 2004
VCBC Technical Session

6:30 p.m. Hosted by Volvo of North Vancouver, 809 Automall Drive, North Vancouver, Subject: (240/740/940 with B230F /FT,engine, tuneup for AirCare For more info call. Gregg Morris, 604-469-1216

OCTOBER 24, 2004, (Sunday)
FALL COLOURS RUN TO MAPLE BAY
Vancouver Island Chapter, meet at Can West Mall 10:00 a.m. for 10:30 departure, up Malahat to Shawnigan Lake Road and then secondary roads to Maple Bay and the Brigantine Inn., Bob Cuthill 250-658-0126

SEPTEMBER 26, 2004, (Sunday)
V.C.B.C. 13TH ANNUAL CATES PARK PICNIC

Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be lots of raffle prizes as well as dash plaques (50) and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank. Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402 For those unfamiliar with the location, please see the map showing approximate location. Look for the parking lot full of Volvos next to the boat ramp. Coordinates: 49.302N, 122.958W.

September 10 to 12, 2004
VOLVOS IN OSOYOOS 2004

Fall Weekend Meet in Osoyoos, BC, at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort on the Lake, 1-800-786-7773. Room $75, Suite $89. Reserve now. Details for this trip are now available here. After the fun we had at our Osoyoos meet in September 2002 we decided to do it again this year. The three day meet will be held in Osoyoos, BC, located at the south end of the Okanagan Valley, on the weekend of September 10 to 12, 2004. For the information of our American friends, Osoyoos is just 5 miles north of the border from Oroville, Washington. That's about 220 miles north-east of Seattle on some of the most beautiful roads in the Pacific North West. For those unfamiliar with the Okanagan Valley it is renowned for its fruit orchards, wine vineyards, recreational lakes and sunny weather.
Complete details on the trip can be found on the Osoyoos page.

July 18, 2004
LaConner Washington Cruise and Shop

Bring the family and Volvo to visit picturesque Laconner. Meet with our friends from the Puget Sound Volvo Clubs. The meeting point in LaConner will be the north public parking lot. Interested in travelling down in a group? Call Gregg Morris 604-469-1216

June 26, 2004
VCBC Vancouver Island Run to Port Renfrew

Terrific Drive. Contact Bob, 250-658-0126 or lbscuthill <-at-> shaw.ca

June 19 and 20, 2004.
VOLVO CLUB SPRING DRIVE

Saturday, Vancouver to Lillooet via Duffy Lake Road, Sunday, Lilloet to Vancouver via Fraser Canyon. Make your own reservations at the Mile 0 Motel in Lillooet, by calling 250-256-7511 and mention the Volvo Club to get the $58 room rate. Meet Saturday Morning at the United Church parking lot north of the Upper Levels Highway at Taylor Way in North Vancouver. We will leave at 10:30 am. For information Gregg Morris, 604-469-1216.

May 16, 2004
VCBC VANCOUVER ISLAND SHOW AND SHINE

Open to all Volvophiles. Come out and join us for an afternoon of fun, Volvos and a pot-luck BBQ. This year's event will be held at 1790 Cultra Ave in Sannich. Directions: from the Pat Bay Highway between Victoria city and the airport, exit west on Mount Newton Cross Road. Turn left at the second stop sign which is Wallace road. 300 metres turn right on Cultra Ave then about one block on your right is the meet location. If all else fails call Bob on his cell at (250) 704-8006. For more advance information contact Bob Cuthill at 250-658-0126 or lbscuthill<-at->shaw.ca

MAY 1, 2004
DON DOCKSTEADER ANNUAL GARAGE SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY

8530 Cambie St., Don Docksteader Motors supports our club all year long and this is our opportunity to support them. Shine up your Volvo and bring it to the display. People's choice trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. The garage sale prices are always an excellent value and there will be lots of coffee, hot dogs and Volvo talk. Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402.

Fall, 2003
VANCOUVER ISLAND CHAPTER FALL RUN The date and destination for this event is still being determined. Bob will inform the Vancouver Island Chapter members, Bob Cuthill 250-658-0126.

NOVEMBER 20, 2003
VCBC TECHNICAL SESSION - National Tire. Glenn has arranged for us to visit a wheel alignment shop. Meet at National Tire Wholesale , 248 E 1 st Ave, Vancouver, just east of Main Street. For exact location, please see this map . Please note that this is 1 st Ave and not Terminal Ave. The session starts at 7:00 PM. Information, contact: Glenn Little, 604-876-6131.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2003
V.C.B.C. 11TH ANNUAL CATES PARK PICNIC Rain or Shine, North Vancouver, B.C. from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, shine up the Volvo and bring the family. There will be lots of door prizes as well as dash plaques (50) and trophies for the Peoples Choice and Runner up. We will also hold our annual general meeting. Please bring non-perishable food donations for a Lower Mainland Food Bank . For information call Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402.

This was another sunny Cates Park Event! Record high temperatures!

For those unfamiliar with the location, please see the map showing approximate location. Look for the parking lot full of Volvos next to the boat ramp. Coordinates: 49.302N, 122.958W .

AUGUST 15-16-17, 2003
VCOA National West Coast Meet Hosted by Washington Chapter of VCOA . Accommodation: Red Lions West Olympia Hotel, Olympia Wa, 1-866-896-4000 for info call Wes Urbanec, 253-848-8958. Details and Registration on the meet.

JULY 20, 2003
LACONNER Wa., CRUISE AND SHOP Sunday, 11am to 3pm, Gregg Morris 604-469-1216, Gary Ramsted, 206-365-6913 (note correction on these numbers), eves.

JULY 4, 5, 6, 2003
VINTAGE RACES AT PACIFIC RACEWAYS (SIR) in Kent Wa. To enter the Sunday car corral call Gary Ramstad 206-365-6913.

JUNE 21, 22 & 23, 2003
VOLVO CLUB SPRING DRIVE 2 day or optional 3 day circle tour. Meet Saturday Morning at the United Church parking lot north of the Upper Levels Highway at Taylor Way in North Vancouver. We will leave at 10:30 am.
DAY ONE Vancouver-Lillooet via Duffy Lake Road (99), Stay Saturday night at the Mile 0 Motel in Lilloet (Make your own reservations at 250-256-7511, mention the Volvo Club for the $56 room rate.
DAY TWO (Those who have to go home can travel from Lilloet to Lytton and home on the Fraser Canyon Highway 1.) For the rest, Lilloet to Cache Creek (Hwy 99 & 97) on to Ashcroft (Hwy 1) to Logan Lake and Kamloops (Hwy 97C) to Merrit (5A) Stay Sunday night in Merritt at the Inn Towne Motel (Make your own reservations at 1-888-828-8828, rates $50 or $60 with kitchen).
DAY THREE Return to Vancouver via Spences Bridge (Hwy 8) and the Fraser Canyon (Hwy 1). For information Gregg Morris 604-469-1216.

MAY 24 and 25, 2003
VINTAGE RACING Historic Races hosted by the Vintage Sports Car Club.

MAY 18, 2003 (Sunday)
VCBC VANCOUVER ISLAND SHOW AND SHINE 5480 West Sannich Highway from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Come join the VCBC Island Chapter for fun and a pot luck BBQ. Members and just interested visitors all welcome - even mainlanders! Contact Bob 250-658-0126 or lbscuthill<-at->shaw.ca or Jim Monnastes at 250-383-0944 for details.

MAY 17, 2003 (Saturday)
ipd 2003 20th Annual Garage Sale Saturday, May 17th Hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 11744 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220 See map for details. This is a 4 hour event that brings hundreds of Volvo lovers together, along with Volvos new and old, technical seminars, contests and drawings. There's lots of cars and parts for sale, too! Best of all, it's FREE! Rain or shine, a good time is had by all so don't miss it! Call for directions and details at 503-257-7500. Gates open at 9:00 am.

MAY 3, 2003 (Saturday)
DON DOCKSTEADER ANNUAL GARAGE SALE AND CLASSIC VOLVO DISPLAY : 9am to 3pm the Cambie St. location Don Docksteader Motors supports us all year long and this is our opportunity to support them. Shine up your Volvo & bring it to the display. Peoples choice and Runner up trophies will be awarded. The garage sale prices are always an excellent value and there will be lots of coffee, hot dogs and Volvo talk. Darcy Bullock 604-538-7402 Mike Handfield at 325-1000

APR 27, 2003, (Sunday)
PUGET SOUND VSA/VCOA PARTS SWAP & Classic Volvo meets Magnuson Park, NE 65th, Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Wa., N. Beach parking lot on Lake Washington. 12 - 3 pm, Gary Ramsted, 206/265-6913, eves.

APRIL 12, 2003 (Saturday)
VCBC PARTS SWAPMEET At Don Docksteader's Cambie St. location. 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. Buy and sell Volvo part literature, accessories, wheels, tires, etc. for info call Glenn Little, 604-876-6131

FEBRUARY 19, 2003, (Wednesday)
VOLVO CLUB WINTER SUPPER Entertaimnent will be Volvo videos using a digital projector. Join us for an informal supper 6:30 pm at a NEW LOCATION Stefanos Greek Restaurant, 315 Columbia S1, New Westminster, Dave McAree at 604-530-6097

FEBRUARY 16, MAR 16, APR 27, 2003, (Sundays)
PUGET SOUND VSA/VCOA PARTS SWAP & Classic Volvo meets Magnuson Park, NE 65th, Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Wa., N. Beach parking lot on Lake Washington. 12 - 3 pm, Gary Ramsted, 206/265-6913, eves.

JANUARY 22, 2003
VCBC Annual Tech Session This winter's session was held at AirCare .

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2002
Volvos in Osoyoos. Read the complete account of this special event in the beautiful south Okanagan here.