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3rd Annual Japanese Imports Poker Run for Camp Shawnigan
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:39:58 PM »


Links to Past Poker Runs:


You may need to scroll through the pages to find the pictures but pictures are there !!!

Hope to see you there !!! 

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Re: 3rd Annual Japanese Imports Poker Run for Camp Shawnigan
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »
What is a Poker Run? Since I have been asked I thought I would basically explain a Poker run and how it works.

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 7 cards. 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 Carved Roast Beef and Chicken Cordon Bleu 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.

Most of the participants will stay on the Mountain in various accommodations that are available. Participants of the Poker Run do get a special rate on the Mountain. It is also possible to attend the festivities and still make it down to Nanaimo to catch the ferry to the mainland, should staying overnight not be an option. The next day we normally cruise back to Victoria as a group stopping someplace for lunch. This year it is proposed that we may include a further 'sight seeing' tour further up the island, before making our way back.

Any questions, don't hesitate to PM me or fire me an email at dave.donovan@elocas.com

Thanks and I hope you can make it out to this worthwhile event.

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Re: 3rd Annual Japanese Imports Poker Run for Camp Shawnigan
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 06:40:54 PM »
OK all the checkpoints have been confirmed:

Starting Point  ==>  BC Systems building on corner of Seymor Place and Cloverdale (9:30 start).
ChkPnt #1  ==>  Campus Honda (Victoria)
ChkPnt #2  ==>  Discovery Honda (Duncan)
ChkPnt #3  ==>  Nanaimo Honda (Nanaimo)
ChkPnt #4  ==>  Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort (Parksville)
ChkPnt #5  ==>  French Creek House Resort (Parksville)
ChkPnt #6  ==>  Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club (Quallicum Beach)
ChkPnt #7  ==>  Island Honda (Courtney)
Finish Point  ==>  Mt Washington Resort (Alpine Villiage, Comox Valley)

Thanks to all the businesses donating their time to help out with the event.

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Re: 3rd Annual Japanese Imports Poker Run for Camp Shawnigan
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 06:41:54 PM »
What is Camp Shawnigan? I have been asked by a few interested people, what is Camp Shawnigan.

Camp Shawnigan is the recipient of all proceeds from the Japanese Import Poker Run.  I selected Camp Shawnigan for two reasons

1)  The kids
2)  The kids parents.

But  what is Camp Shawnigan?  Well the camp is run by The British Columbia  Lions Society under the Easter Seals program.  It is one of a few  specialized overnight camps for children with Disabilities.  Not only  does this camp provide some form of normality for the kids that go  there, but it also offers the parents a well deserved break.  Allowing a  disabled child to attend summer camp and putting a smile on the face of  that child is what the Poker Run is all about.

On average it  takes $2,300.00 to send a disable child to camp for one week.  The camp  has specialized staff that can address the needs of each child on an  individual basis.  They schedule activates that are challenging and  fun.  They allow the kids to be kids and for a brief week in the child’s  life, they help make that child smile and make that child experience  what so many of us take for advantage.

Find below a link to the  Camp Shawnigan web site and read about all the wonderful work that they  do.  If we can get together and have some fun and raise money for the  great cause, then we all win.

http://www.eastersea.../camp-shawnigan

Thanks  for helping me to help the Kids!  If you can attend, please do, it  truly is a wonderful, fun event with an excellent cruise, great prizes  and raffle items, fantastic dinner in a wonderful mountain resort, and  some truly great people.  I hope to see you there.

Importmeet.com  has been helping to sponsor the event and has offered hosting of a  registration form for this event.  That form will be open on April 14th,  for participants to register for the event.  I will announce when the  form is ready. 

Have a great day !
Dave

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