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3rd Annual Vancouver Island Poker Run for Camp Shawnigan

 
DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
11:56 AM

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Links to Past Poker Runs:


http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/740168-vancouver-island-2010-poker-run/

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/843494-vancouver-island-poker-run-2011/


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

Hope to see you there !!!  Emot Tip Wink

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Dave
Ddonovan  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
12:10 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 [email]dave.donovan@elocas.com[/email]

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

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
12:12 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.  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
12:13 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.

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  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
12:14 PM

The registration form is complete and is being hosted with  Importmeet.com.  They are sponsors of the event and have agreed to host  the registration form.  Importmeet.com has nothing to do with hosting  the event itself or are they part of the organization team, they are  just helping out the import meet community by offering me a space to  host the registration form,although they will be attending the event  this year.  Big thanks to Matt at Importmeet.com for all his help.

You can find the registration form here:

Japanese Imports Poker Run Registration Form



Please sign up early ...,  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
12:16 PM

One of the NSX crew that lives up in Courtney has offered his 5 acres of grassy land up to anyone that wished to bring a tent. Most of us stay up on the Mountain on the Saturday night. We do get a deal on the rooms, last year it was between $89.99 and $119.00 depending on the room type. Paris from NSXPrime lives at the bottom of the mountain and as such this is a perfect way to save some cash.

I realize that with a ferry and the event costs that can get expensive, so Paris has offered up his property to anyone that wants to tent it to try and save some money. He also said anyone that wants to bring up a trailer or something like that is welcome to as well. Just thought I would pass that on..., and a big thanks to Paris from NSXPrime.

Contact me and I will put you in touch with Paris.

We have started to firm up some details for the Poker Run this  year.  All checkpoints have been set (see above posting).  We also now  have some of the sponsorship items coming in.  The Honda Way in  Abbotsford has donated a week in Whistler trip.  Discovery Honda in  Duncan will once again be providing us with a BBQ.  Mt Washington will  again be providing us with ski and tubeing passes.

I have also contacted Mt Washington administration, and they have once again graciously offered us a discount on accomodations.

Lodge room in Deer for $99 + taxes
Range is $99-$189 (3 bedroom)


Best to call
250-338-4383 or toll free 1-877-845-4499, and please ask them to be
consistent with who they say they are with - I think last year we had a
few different names floating around.  Poker Run participant?
   
                                           
Our discount code is "POKER".

Many  sponsors have signed on but have not provided a list of what they are  going to supply.  They include Saunders Subaru, Island Honda, Nanaimo  Honda, French Creek Resort, Sunrise Ridge Resort, Arrowsmith Golf and  Country, WindRestrictor, and some others.

The Registration is  going very well.  Would like to see more local people signing up and  thanks to those of you that have to take a ferry to get here.  I realize  that certainly adds to the cost and I am doing everything I can to keep  costs as low as possible for you.  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/10/12
12:23 PM

Registration continues as does donated raffle items from sponsors.  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/11/12
08:38 PM

May 11th Update:

Lordco is now offering us some sponsorship by donating some gift  certificates for us to raffle off.  As well Island Honda is providing  some Tom Tom GPS units and some Honda Apparel.  Arrowsmith Golf and  Country club have donated 18 holes of golf for four including carts.   Discovery Honda in Duncan is once again supplying us with a BBQ at the  checkpoint.  For those of you coming over on the Friday night, we have  been given some gift certificates for The Swiftsure Lounge, so we may  just go for a small cruise and end up down in the inner harbor for some  drinks.

I am continuing to receive donation offers from sponsors, which means  again this year we are going to end up with a lot of stuff..., Never a  bad thing.

Last years prize money for the highest hand was $500.00 won by nightzone  who borrowed mecton2003's S2000 while he was off in Libia for 6 months.   Nightzone graciously donated $200 back to the charity.  Second place  won $300.00, and that prize went to Murray, an S2000 owner from  Peachville.  Third prize went to ssthrd from Parksville.  That was a  nice $200.00 and again went to an S2000 owner from our very own S2Ki.  I  expect that the prizes will be in the same denomination this year  (depending of course on participation numbers).

I hope to have the menu posted soon, we are still working out the details around that.

Register Here:  http://www.importmeet.com/2012-vancouver-island-poker-run/  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 05/22/12
03:54 PM

May 22nd Update

The schedule for the Poker Run is as follows:


Friday August 17th - Meet at the Poker Run Starting location  (4000 Seymour Place) around 7:30pm.  We will get together and I can hand  out the maps and paper work to those that are here on the island  already.  After that perhaps a small cruise and we have been invited  down to the Swiftsure Lounge afterwards, which is right in the inner  harbour.  We can have some appies and drinks.  

Saturday August 18th - Arrive at the  starting location for 9:00, Please don't be any later so I can get any  paperwork off and we can have any announcements that need to happen.  I  want to send out the first crew no later than 9:30 and the second crew  about 15 minutes later, again depending on how many participants we have  by then.  The event will last all day with a dinner and awards evening.   We have the chalet until midnight so you are welcome to sit with us or  you can go out and enjoy the Mountain.  Dinner is normally around  7:00pm and is always excellent fair.

Sunday August 19th - Gather at chalet for  11:00.  Last year one group continued on up island to Gold River, while  the others headed back on a slow cruise back to Victoria stopping at one  of the checkpoints for lunch.

If you are coming over from the mainland you can indeed make it back on  the Saturday night.  The Nanaimo last ferry leaves at 11:45 giving you  time for dinner without a problem.

The schedule for the Poker Run is as follows:


Friday August 17th - Meet at the Poker Run Starting location  (4000 Seymour Place) around 7:30pm.  We will get together and I can hand  out the maps and paper work to those that are here on the island  already.  After that perhaps a small cruise and we have been invited  down to the Swiftsure Lounge afterwards, which is right in the inner  harbour.  We can have some appies and drinks.  

Saturday August 18th - Arrive at the  starting location for 9:00, Please don't be any later so I can get any  paperwork off and we can have any announcements that need to happen.  I  want to send out the first crew no later than 9:30 and the second crew  about 15 minutes later, again depending on how many participants we have  by then.  The event will last all day with a dinner and awards evening.   We have the chalet until midnight so you are welcome to sit with us or  you can go out and enjoy the Mountain.  Dinner is normally around  7:00pm and is always excellent fair.

Sunday August 19th - Gather at chalet for  11:00.  Last year one group continued on up island to Gold River, while  the others headed back on a slow cruise back to Victoria stopping at one  of the checkpoints for lunch.

If you are coming over from the mainland you can indeed make it back on  the Saturday night.  The Nanaimo last ferry leaves at 11:45 giving you  time for dinner without a problem.  

DDonovan DDonovan
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Posted: 06/03/12
10:06 PM

June 3rd Update

The menu is set.  I have been working with the caterers up at Mt  Washington resort to come up with a menu for the Poker Run and I think  we have something that everyone is going to love.  


 Chef Attended Carved Roast Beef Au Jus
 Breaded Alpine Schnitzel - tender breaded pork cutlets with hunter mushroom sauce
 Garden Greens & Dressings
 Spicy Thai Noodle Salad
 Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw
 Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
 Wild Rice Pilaf
 Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
 Assorted Desserts


I also want to re-iterate that this event started out as a  Honda/Acura event.  Last year we invited out all Japanese Imports, this  year the event is open to any car enthusiasts out there, exotics,  European Imports, and tuner cars.  You don't have to have a super  modified car either.  There will be some cars there that are completely  stock.

Also if you can't attend but would like to donate in any way, please  contact me.  Lastly if you can't make the Poker Run but can come up for  dinner with us, you can do that as well.  The price would be $50.00 per  person which includes a $22.00 donation to the charity.

Thanks to those that have registered for the event!  I can't do this without you.  

DDonovan DDonovan
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Posted: 06/10/12
05:18 PM

[B]June 10th Update:[/B]

The top three donated items that will be up for raffle this year so far are:
1)  One week in Whistler - donated by The Honda Way in Abbotsford.
2)  One evening stay free at the Sunrise Ridge Resort on Vancouver Island (value $175.00).
3)  Round of golf for 4 including carts - donated by Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club.

This is only 3 items, we have many, many more.

Monkey  Nutz racing in Vancouver has also added sponsorship in the form of a  donation of 2 motul 300v gift certificates worth approximately 200 each.  Mt Washington has offered up some free Ski passes and Tubing passed for  the upcoming season.  Items continue to come in.  Saunders Subaru will  also be donating items again this year.  We have also been offered as a  donated raffle item, a gift certificate worth $50,000 yen towards a JDM  imported car from Pacific Coast JDM in Japan.  

Just a reminder  that you MUST per-register for this event.  I need to have rough numbers  for ordering food, letting sponsors know about how many freebie items  to provide, as well as to align arrival and departure times at each  checkpoint so we can finish up in time for dinner at Mt  Washington.  When registering you have the option to select if you are  100%, more than 50%, or less than 50% committed to attending.  Please if  you are seriously thinking of attending, register early to help me out.  
[B]
Register here:
http://www.importmee...sland-poker-run[/B]

There  is only 2 months left and I have to cut off registration two weeks  before the event so food orders can be put in.  I will only be able to  allow a handful of entries beyond that date.  Payments will be required  two weeks before the event as well.

Thanks in advance.  

DDonovan DDonovan
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Posted: 06/18/12
04:57 PM

Registrations continue to trickle in, thanks to everyone that has  registered, and to those that have already paid.  We need to have 60  people attend the event to break even on the dinners.  To get the deal  that we do on dinners we have to commit to 60 people and we have hit  that this week, assuming everyone on the list below attends.  We just  hit 34 cars which is great two months out.  I am hoping to hit 40 cars  this year but 50 would be very nice.

I am continuing to receive  raffle items and adding to our sponsorship list.  Closer to the date I  will post up all of the raffle items that we have received so you have a  good idea what will be offered.  

I have started to compile the  maps for this year as well.  There are a few changes but all positive  ones.  Again I am making every effort to stay off the highways where we  can, so we can enjoy the coast and it's abundance of twisties.  Being as  we have added two new CheckPoints, obviously there will be changes.  It  is challenging coming up with the map routes and keeping in mind the  time it takes to do the route..., I can only say it will be BETTER than  last year (as hard as that was to beat).

Please if anyone knows  of anyone that might be interested in taking part in the event, or in  helping out with some sponsorship, either get them in contact with me or  you contact me and I will contact them.  The event again is open to all  Sports, Exotics, Tuner, and Import vehicles this year, either stock or  not.  For those that might be interested in sponsorship, we are looking  for nice items to raffle off, some freebie stuff for participation  gifts, or, of course, cash donations.  I can offer a tax receipt for any  cash donations if you request one.  Sponsors are also welcome to put in  a car as a participant.  I only advertise this event on car forums so  please help me get the word out.  Q-FM will be doing a bit of  advertising for the event for us and Saunders will be posting it up on  their business sign shortly.

Thanks again everyone for helping me to make this an ongoing success!!!  

DDonovan DDonovan
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Posted: 06/23/12
09:54 PM

June 23rd Update

5252 Motorsport in Victoria has donated  one baseline Dyno, valued at $100.00,  an oil change and fluid check  voucher worth $140.00, and some t-shirts, plus some freebie  participation goodies.  If your at all interested in coming out please  register for this fun and worth while event.  If you have already  registered, don't forget to contact the Mountain to reserve your  rooms...,

Register Here:
[URL]http://www.importmeet.com/2012-vancouver-island-poker-run[/URL]  

DDonovan DDonovan
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Posted: 06/28/12
11:49 PM

June 28th Update

Good news!  Mt Washington has modified  their donation to a 2 night mid week accommodations in a one bedroom  suite including two free ski passes.  Thanks to Mt Washington management  for adding in accommodations to their already generous donation.

We  also have a new sponsor on board for this year.  I would like to  welcome and thank JJH INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO. INC. Authorized  distributor for the [URL]http://www.blackboxmycar.com/[/URL]  high end dashboard video camera for vehicles.  They will be donating 3  different models of Dashboard cameras to the poker run as raffle items  AND will be registering a demo car to the event.  Thanks to Alex Jang,  founder and president.

Registration has hit 40 cars.  I am so  pleased.  We have a month and a half still to go so would like to see at  least 10 more registrations bringing the total participation to 50  cars.  Thanks to all those that have per-registered, its time to start  thinking about payment for those of you that have not yet paid.  Also  don't forget to get your accommodations arranged via Mt Washington using  our special discount code "Poker" or just mention you are part of the  Poker Run.  

DDonovan DDonovan
New User | Posts: 44 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 07/07/12
04:19 PM

July 7th Update

For those of you that are not familiar  with a Poker Run below is an image of the ranking of Poker Hands.  You  will have 7 cards at the end of the rally and with those 7 cards you  make your best 5 card hand.  Not to worry though as the organizers will  verify each hand.  At the beginning of the rally each driver will have  an opportunity to purchase a 'mulligan' ticket.  This ticket will allow  the user to exchange a card should they get one that does not go with  their hand.  You can only use a mulligan ticket once per checkpoint and  you MUST be exchanging a card that you just received.  Mulligan tickets  will be on sale at the start of the rally and are $10 each or 3 for $25.

Maps  have been completed and I will post them up next week so you can  familiarize yourself with the route.  I suggest that if anyone has a GPS  to bring it.  Each driver will receive a number of detailed maps to  each checkpoint so it isn't necessary but a good thing to have just in  case.

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