YYJ Spring AC FT Do May 6, 2017

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UPDATED to add photo of venue and awesome and creative signs from exceptional host, Lights_a_blur.


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Location: Sam McGee Room at the Bard and Banker, 1022 Government St. https://bardandbanker.com The Sam McGee Room is the second floor, opposite the entry door. Walk to the far corner, go up, and look for pickles!
Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 17:30 for priority boarding



CONFIRMED:
24left
Lights_a_blur
ScGhost0
cedric
YEG_SE4Life
painintheuk
Nitehawk (subject to last minute travel).
catgirl
eigenvector (staying @ DoubleTree)
canadiancow (The Parkside Hotel & Spa)
SKYEG (The Parkside Hotel & Spa)
gabdusch
nomadic.relief
kirkwoodj
dudestir
Traacs plus 1
farmerbrown
DaveObee plus one
Moorw003
expert7700 plus 1
8yroldsuperelite
Argonaut 1000 plus 1
CZAMFlyer
DrunkCargo +2

WAITLISTED:
keitherson currently booked for SCL on the dates, but things may change
Aspan, depending on travel schedule
BlueMilk
Jasper2009


VDB:
Jumper Jack
CanRulez
RCyyz
AftOf 245

Not going because he accidentally booked a ticket to YYL instead (thanks ridiculous Canadian airport codes!):
Adam Smith
LOL -- not laughing at your misfortune but it's good to know that I am not the only person who has done this! Fortunately, I was an SE at the time, so they were pretty good at fixing it for me without a penalty! -- catgirl
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that was a joke - Adam
Damn! And I thought I had someone to commiserate with. I typed in YYZ instead of YYC and didn't notice till a couple of days before the flight ... it ended well -- catgirl


FLIGHTS and DATES:

24left
Fri May 5 AC 183 YYZ-YVR and AC 8065 YVR-YYJ
Sun May 7 Harbour Air #504 YWH-YVR South Terminal
Sun May 7 AC 118 YVR-YYZ

moorw003

Thu May 4 AC 699 YYT-YYZ
Fri May 5 AC 183 YYZ-YVR and AC 8063 YVR-YYJ
Sun May 7 AC 8078 YYJ-YVR and AC 308 YVR-YUL
Mon May 8 AC 7584 YUL-YHZ and AC8876 YHZ-YYR
Tue May 9 AC 8828 YYR-YYT

gabdusch
Fri May 5 AC311 YUL-YVR and AC8083 YVR-YYJ
Sun May 7 Harbour Air #504 YWH-YVR South Terminal
Sun May 7 AC 118 YVR-YYZ and AC 430 YYZ-YUL

SKYEG
Fri May 5 AC 211 YYC-YVR
Sat May 6 HeliJet 785 Vancouver Harbour - Victoria Harbour
Sun May 7 WS154 YYJ-YYC

canadiancow

Code:
Sat May 6 AC 563 SFO-YVR
 Sat May 6 AC 8073 YVR-YYJ
 Sun May 7 AC 8064 YYJ-YVR
 Sun May 7 AC 216 YVR-YYC
 Sun May 7 AC 8583 YYC-SFO

catgirl
Fri May 5: WS 155 YYC-YYJ (arriving 2045)

YEG_SE4Life
Fri May 5: AC 249 YEG YVR, AC 8077 YVR YYJ
Sun May 7: AC 8070 YYJ YVR, AC 244 YVR YEG


Harbour Air from YVR Saturday morning, return Sun morning:
https://www.harbourair.com/

Helijet (alternative to Harbour Air)
http://helijet.com

OTHER INFO:

YYJ Airport Shuttle (thanks Lights_a_blur !!)
https://yyjairportshuttle.com

Anybody into Golfing? (AftOf245)
This looks like something that my son and I would be interested in (YEG_SE4Life)

Saturday morning hiking

I am planning to lead a hike before the 'official' 'do'. So far 3 of us are going, but I'm happy to show off our beautiful trails to as many as possible! We will go at the pace of the slowest person (possibly me!).

We will be hiking from Alyard farm, meeting there at 11am. If you need a ride, PM painintheuk. It will be a slow, relaxed pace, with snacks along the way!

We'll be done and back in plenty of time to check in and relax before the Do.

Please add your name below:
PainintheUK
catgirl (well ... maybe)
eigenvector

AND A BIG BIG THANKS TO LIGHTS_A_BLUR AND THE OTHERS WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN!!!
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Old Jan 15, 17, 10:37 pm
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YYJ Spring AC FT Do May 6, 2017

Ever since that first YVR Do in March of 2015, many of us have wanted a YYJ Do.

Our fine local YYJ FTers have been great in helping me get this going.

Lights_a_blur suggested a venue recommendation and both he and Nighthawk have given me names of hotels and other info which I will post in the Wiki.

Details will be added as they become available.

We are looking at Saturday April 29 or Saturday May 6. Please list your first and second choice next to your name.

A section called "Flights" is there so that once you have your dates and flights, it would be helpful if you post so perhaps we can transit in from Sidney if flying there. Others may wish to fly into the Inner Harbour.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

P.S. The wiki may go up a bit empty but it will get filled in as details are confirmed. Thanks for your patience.

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Old Jan 15, 17, 10:40 pm
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I think I will be joining you guys this time. But likely will ferry in as opposed to fly in :P Or perhaps I will go on a drinking sphere to cover the $100 difference at YVR MLL LOL
Can only do April 29th though(I will be off to Shanghai or New York or Toronto or wherever there's a job on May 1st) . Always wanted to do a road trip(Solo?) to explore the island anyways.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 10:42 pm
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I'll be traveling April 29, but I will be there if it is May 6th. I've never been to an FT do and this one I can make!

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Old Jan 15, 17, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Jumper Jack View Post
I think I will be joining you guys this time. But likely will ferry in as opposed to fly in :P ....
I took the ferry on my first trip there. Awesome and spectacular thanks to the whales.
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April 29th is a no.
May 6th is a maybe, low probability event.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:04 pm
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April 29th is a no.
May 6th is a maybe, low probability event.
But you can bring treats from SIN
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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:31 pm
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April 29 is likely.

May 6 less probable.

How's that for a definitive response!

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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:36 pm
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But you can bring treats from SIN
I will be on the return leg from Florida, so I can bring Mickey Mouse knick knacks.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by farmerbrown View Post
April 29 is likely.

May 6 less probable.

How's that for a definitive response!
Perfectly definitive. Can you add that to the wiki?



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I will be on the return leg from Florida, so I can bring Mickey Mouse knick knacks.
I think I still have a few "collectibles" from my one and only visit there. At least the mug is useful for holding pens.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:42 pm
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Chance of chartering a float plane if enough people are going from Van.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 11:50 pm
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Looks like I could attend on either date.

I work at the Coast Hotel - happy to assist if that ends up being the hotel of choice. May is the unofficial start to the summer in Victoria, so if folks will be joining from out of town, rooms will tend to be better priced for the April date, regardless of the hotel selected.
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I'm probably in for either date.
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Originally Posted by cedric View Post
Looks like I could attend on either date.

I work at the Coast Hotel - happy to assist if that ends up being the hotel of choice. May is the unofficial start to the summer in Victoria, so if folks will be joining from out of town, rooms will tend to be better priced for the April date, regardless of the hotel selected.

Wow, thanks for the offer !!!!

And yes, I had done some quick checking earlier and notice in some cases April 29th offers much better rates.

Please feel free to add yourself to the wiki
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Chance of chartering a float plane if enough people are going from Van.
Very cool idea.
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