The Vancouver Morris Men's 40th Anniversary Ale
Friday July 1 through Sunday July , 2022
Camp Alexandra, Crescent Beach, South Surrey BC
Camp Alexandra, Crescent Beach, South Surrey BC
CONFIRMED PARTICIPATING SIDES
- Bridgetown Morris Men (Portland OR)
- Renegade Rose Morris (Portland OR)
- MossyBack Morris Men (Seattle WA)
- North-by-Northwest Morris (Seattle WA)
- Tiddley Cove Morris (Vancouver BC)
- Vancouver Morris Men (Vancouver BC)
- Friday night (4pm onwards): Arrive, register, meet/greet/schmooze. Beverages (including craft beer, soda and wine) and tasty appies provided. There’s also a good selection of local restaurants for more substantial fare (at your expense). A camp-fire jam, song circle, and impromptu morris & folk dancing are all anticipated.
- Saturday: Catered breakfast with maybe a song or two. Buses leave by 9am. Formal tours, lunch (most likely with impromptu singing & jamming), catered supper and beverages. Evening activities will probably comprise a camp-fire sing-around, music jam session, morris & folk dancing and maybe even skits - whatever takes your fancy!
- Sunday: Catered breakfast with maybe a song or two. Awards, ad hoc/informal morris performances around Crescent Beach community. Break camp by noon. Departures/informal afternoon activities.
Features include indoor bunk-style billets (some two-occupancy, but mostly six-occupancy), hot showers, catered food and an open beverage bar set in a quiet residential beach community - click here for details. The camp is also allowing the use of personal tents should participants prefer this option to the cabins.
- The all-inclusive fee (lodging, meals, beverages, snacks, and tours) is CAD195 per participant.
- We are also offering a Saturday night party (i.e. after supper) rate: CAD20 per participant.
- We request all sides to submit a single payment that represents all side participants.
- If you’re not attending with a specific side, please submit an individual deposit payment.
- Please note that all payments must be in Canadian funds.
GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Of paramount importance in organizing The Growler is participant health and safety. There are several jurisdictions involved here, namely:
- Federal (US/CAN): When crossing the Canadian/US border either by land or air, the onus is on attendees to be up to date with ALL entry requirements. This link covers current Canadian entry requirements is updated regularly.
- Canadian Provincial: VMM will ensure all weekend events under our direction are fully compliant with provincial rules and regulations.
- Local City: VMM will ensure that city ordinances, permits, etc. are covered.
- Local (Camp Alexandra): These cover smoking, noise, alcohol consumption, emergency contact info, etc. and will be posted around the Camp. In addition, VMM members will be designated as Camp Coordinator and “Serve it Right” designated barkeeper each day.
COVID POLICY & PRECAUTIONS
We are continually reviewing the COVID situation and will update our health and safety regulations and requirements accordingly as the situation evolves. You, our ale participants, are all our friends, and we’re sure all of you, as well as us, want to ensure mutual protection and safety. While we don’t want to impose severely restrictive measures on ale participants, we DO request is the following:
- Immediately before (i.e. within 24 hours of) departing to come to the ale, PLEASE TAKE A PERSONAL RAPID ANTIGEN TEST to confirm your COVID-free health and ensure the protection of all Ale participants: your friends. If you have a negative test result – great! If you have a positive test result, we respectfully ask you: PLEASE DON’T COME, and let us know of your cancellation accordingly. We really hope you all get negative test results!
- Self-administered rapid antigen tests will be available at the site, so you can take one on arrival. However, this option is specifically for those who develop COVID symptoms in transit to the ale, or suspect they may have been exposed to someone with COVID. If your arrival test result is positive, you will be expected to immediately start using protective measures to prevent infection of others, including self-isolation, masking and physical distancing. THIS MEANS, EFFECTIVELY, THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY IN THE ALE. To avoid such circumstances, please ensure you take a personal antigen test before departing to come to the ale.
- Upon arrival at the camp, ALL participants MUST also show proof of FULL vaccination (2-shots minimum). Wrist bands will then be issued, to be worn at all times.
- In the unlikely event late changes to Canadian or BC Government COVID rules/regs force VMM to cancel the Ale, all Fees will be refunded in full within 28 days.
ATTENDANCE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Participants attend the ale at their own risk. You are encouraged to ensure that you have (or your side has) adequate liability insurance coverage. VMM insurance coverage for the event does not protect non-VMM participants from liability.
It is assumed most attendees will travel by road to Camp Alexandra where there is plenty of adjacent free street parking. Should any attendee arrive by air at YVR or BC Ferry at Tsawwassen, arrangements will be made for free Friday pickup and Sunday drop off by VMM.
EARLY ARRIVALS/LATE STAY REQUESTS
Should any attendee wish to extend their stay in the Metro-Vancouver area, please let us know (via email) if you need help in finding accommodation, must-see places to visit, etc.
OTHER ALE ENQUIRIES