You and your spouse/partner/special friend are invited to the CIMarE Vancouver Island Branch Annual Christmas Dinner Party at the Victoria Royal Yacht Club Thursday December 19 starting at 5:30. If you would like to invite additional guests there will be a nominal fee of $30 per person.

There will be a full sit-down Christmas buffet dinner featuring turkey, salmon and all the trimmings compliments of the Vancouver Island Branch with a no host bar.

RSVP – Please mark December 19 on your calendars and let Phil Dauphinee know as soon as possible that you will attend and the number of your guests by emailing Phil Dauphinee at or to

For this event to work we need a minimum of 30 attendees and a definitive number will be needed a week before the dinner.

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is a very pleasant nautically themed venue festively decorated for Christmas and the food is always good.

The RVYC is located at 3475 Ripon Road off Beach Drive at the north end of the Uplands.

As has been our custom, non-perishable donations or cash will be collected for the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

MARINE PHOTO PRESENTION – Please send your submissions for the Annual Marine Photo Presentation to Brian Merz

Photos must be marine oriented meaning there should be something nautical or at least a body of water in the photo

Photos will be shown at the Christmas Social & Dinner Party.



There are more tickets now available for the New Year’s Eve party at the Officers’ Wardroom on the base in Esquimalt !

Contact Tony Cond <> as soon as you can if you’re interested.    He will contact the Mess Mgr to try to get enough tickets…. no guarantee because it’s first come first served at this point.

Non-member (guest tickets) are $95.00 per ticket.  Payable to Tony Cond by e-transfer or cheque, who is a member and who has to sponsor each guest and pay for same. A full impressive buffet supper is included.  Live band, dancing, and all the News Year’s Eve hoopla.   So far, we have several CIMarE members attending:  Conds, Weavers, Dauphinees, Merzs.

Regards to all…….
Bill  W.
Communications, VI Branch, CIMarE