JULY 25 IS THE DEADLINE TO REPLY RE: SUPPER AT THE WOOLISONS’! (More details below).
The challenge this year, with Victoria Beach falling so soon after the break, is that I have a fair amount of administrative details to bring to your attention about this gig. Here’s what I have for your review and consideration today:
- The band is paying for parking for us – we will have vouchers available at the Aug 8 rehearsal. There will also be someone at the gate on the concert day for those who can’t attend the Aug 8 rehearsal. We would very much appreciate for band members to carpool as much as possible. If you are someone who needs a ride to Victoria Beach on August 11, please, please, please let us know ASAP so we can try to accommodate you – I will be trying to connect drivers with riders on Aug 8 at rehearsal. I recommend that you email the band (firstname.lastname@example.org) and be sure to include what area of the city you’re in so that we can pair you up with someone nearby.
- The committee needs final numbers in order to ensure we have enough food at Victoria Beach. If you did not attend/did not vote at the July 11 rehearsal, and are planning to eat with us after the concert on August 11, please comment the total number of people in your group (yourself + spouse + guests). If you already voted, please only report changes (+1, -2, etc). I will be adding to the total I’ve already counted. Please let us know no later than July 25.
The key to a fun day at the beach is practising good self-care. Expect to require sunscreen, bug repellent, lots of water, a hat, and I would recommend that you pack something warm/rain resistant, just in case! Check the weather, and plan accordingly. It would also be a good idea to take some sort of folding/lawn chair for use at the Woolisons’ cottage, as I know, while they are amazing hosts, they don’t have enough seats available for everyone. (I wouldn’t either if 30+ people were to descend on my house!)
This year, we are rather more numerous than we have been in past years. We will try to fit ourselves into the bandstand, but there is a chance we may need to migrate to the lawn due to our numbers as it’s always been a tight squeeze for us. (I hope we can all be good cuddle-buddies and remain under the shade! Well, I won’t be, but that’s okay).