Meeting Reminder: Outdoor Meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018

This is a reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, July 16th, 2018!

It’s time for our annual outdoor meeting!  We will not be meeting at the Unitarian Church but will meet at John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park.  (I think it was formerly known just as Trout Lake Park).  We are meeting here so that we can enjoy the summer weather, weather permitting.

The forecast is currently showing a high of 26C on Monday with no chance of rain, however the weather changes quickly in Vancouver.  Watch out for an email and/or a Facebook post that will go out at 12pm at the latest should the weather look not too enticing!!!

As with every year, family is welcome as it will be a more casual meeting.  Please feel free to bring some tasty treats to share AND/OR come early and have a lovely dinner!  Again, weather permitting.  A member of the executive will be at Trout Lake at 6pm to scout out a location.

Upcoming Events:

Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Modern Quilt Showcase: Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, 2018 at the Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

July Meeting Details:
What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Outdoor Meeting
When:  Monday, July 16th, 2018 7pm –9pm
Come early and bring a picnic dinner! FYI: The concession stand will be closed, so bring your own food! We’ll start our meeting around 7pm as usual.
Who: VMQG members, guests, and families. You are welcome to bring your families and friends along at no charge. There is a nearby playground for the children to enjoy if they need a diversion.
Where: The grassy area near the parking lot and concession stand at the south end of Trout Lake in John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park, East Vancouver.  (X marks the approximate spot on the map below). The nearest intersection is BC Parkway and E 19th Ave.
The closest Skytrain station to where we are meeting is Nanaimo Station. You could also use Commercial-Broadway (depending on where you are coming from), but it is a longer walk to where we will be set-up.  There are many bus options for you to choose from as well.
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.  The closest parking lots are at BC Parkway just off of E 19th Ave (smaller lot, but closer to the meeting place) and Trout Lake Community Centre (larger lot, entrance at Victoria Dr. and E 15th Ave, five min walk from site).

Inclement Weather Plan: Unfortunately this year we do not have a back-up location available, so let’s hope for sun and watch for an email or Facebook post if the weather isn’t looking great.

Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $10 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– Lawn chair for each member of your family or a picnic blanket and a picnic dinner.
– Cash, chequebook, credit or debit card to pay for VMQG events including the October Retreat. Deposits for the October Retreat are due and will be taken at the meeting.
– Modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– Your name tag
– Block Lotto Blocks
– Round Robin
– Show & tell items
– a mug (none will be supplied) and picnic dinner.
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize (picnic) table or blanket.

Agenda:– 6:00pm, everyone arrives to
– Welcome
– Guild Business
– July Block Lotto Challenge

– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto winner!

Note: There will not be an Improv Sampler for July…  It will resume in August.

Fragrance-free policy: For the comfort of all of our members, all guild events are scent-free.

See you there!




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