Manitoulin Tour June 14 to 16, 2017 by Brian Wootton

 

What a great cruise to Manitoulin Island! The weather was next to perfect….rained once while we were boarding the ferry and making the crossing…..only to have the sun reappear upon our arrival in South Baymouth, Manitoulin.

The Island provides great cruising with paved roads, unique villages 30 minutes down the road and ready access to a variety of restaurants and pubs. Our travels took us through towns with names like M’Chigeeng, Kagawong, Tehkummah and Mindemoya while providing a greater appreciation for the First Nations history and culture.

The accommodations in Gore Bay at the Queens Inn were first class.

The camaraderie among the participants was excellent; the sundowner tradition continued…..all had great fun.

 

We had an excellent attendance of some sixty British cars of varying models and vintages, gathered at the Blue Mountains Village for our annual GBBCC ”Brits in the Village” car show.  Thanks to the Blue Mountain Village Association and Blue Mountain Resorts, we had about 35 cars displayed in the main Events Plaza and 25 cars at the Lift Plaza.  This provided plenty of space to let people wander around the cars and speak to the owners.  A newly married couple even had their photo (see below) taken in one of our cars.  We were well supported by the Headwaters British Car Club who brought eleven vehicles to our show.  We manned a GBBCC information booth to let the public ask questions about the cars and our club.  We were very fortunate to have great weather on Saturday and we feel it was our best show ever. 

Adopt-A-Highway 2017 Spring Cleanup – May 14th 2017

 

Despite the cleanup being postponed by one week due to bad weather, we had a fine day to get out and pick up garbage, before Mother’s Day Brunch.

 

Bill and Sharon Rogers again did an excellent job of planning the whole event.   We truly thank all of you for taking time from your busy schedule to help out with this important Community program and for taking the opportunity to spend time with other GBBCC members.

 

The following wonderful people took part in the cleanup;  Gillian and Mike Arkless, Cindy and Brian Bailey, Joe Bimblich and Henny Bakker, Harry Bunker and Alison Postma, Pam and Jim Giblin, Andy Hims, Ken McNay, Bill and Sharon Rogers, Tom Schutte, Kate and Doug Simpson, Jim Spruce (who travelled all the way from Barrie), Peter Turton, Olav Vanderzon, and Graeme Wallace