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    Registrations continue to trickle in, thanks to everyone that has registered, and to those that have already paid. We need to have 60 people attend the event to break even on the dinners. To get the deal that we do on dinners we have to commit to 60 people and we have hit that this week, assuming everyone on the list below attends. We just hit 34 cars which is great two months out. I am hoping to hit 40 cars this year but 50 would be very nice.

    I am continuing to receive raffle items and adding to our sponsorship list. Closer to the date I will post up all of the raffle items that we have received so you have a good idea what will be offered.

    I have started to compile the maps for this year as well. There are a few changes but all positive ones. Again I am making every effort to stay off the highways where we can, so we can enjoy the coast and it's abundance of twisties. Being as we have added two new CheckPoints, obviously there will be changes. It is challenging coming up with the map routes and keeping in mind the time it takes to do the route..., I can only say it will be BETTER than last year (as hard as that was to beat).

    Please if anyone knows of anyone that might be interested in taking part in the event, or in helping out with some sponsorship, either get them in contact with me or you contact me and I will contact them. The event again is open to all Sports, Exotics, Tuner, and Import vehicles this year, either stock or not. For those that might be interested in sponsorship, we are looking for nice items to raffle off, some freebie stuff for participation gifts, or, of course, cash donations. I can offer a tax receipt for any cash donations if you request one. Sponsors are also welcome to put in a car as a participant. I only advertise this event on car forums so please help me get the word out. Q-FM will be doing a bit of advertising for the event for us and Saunders will be posting it up on their business sign shortly.

    Thanks again everyone for helping me to make this an ongoing success!!!
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    June 23rd Update

    5252 Motorsport in Victoria has donated one baseline Dyno, valued at $100.00, an oil change and fluid check voucher worth $140.00, and some t-shirts, plus some freebie participation goodies. If your at all interested in coming out please register for this fun and worth while event. If you have already registered, don't forget to contact the Mountain to reserve your rooms...,

    Register Here:
    http://www.importmee...sland-poker-run
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    June 28th Update

    Good news! Mt Washington has modified their donation to a 2 night mid week accommodations in a one bedroom suite including two free ski passes. Thanks to Mt Washington management for adding in accommodations to their already generous donation.

    We also have a new sponsor on board for this year. I would like to welcome and thank JJH INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO. INC. Authorized distributor for the BlackBox high end dashboard video camera for vehicles. They will be donating 3 different models of Dashboard cameras to the poker run as raffle items AND will be registering a demo car to the event. Thanks to Alex Jang, founder and president.

    Registration has hit 40 cars. I am so pleased. We have a month and a half still to go so would like to see at least 10 more registrations bringing the total participation to 50 cars. Thanks to all those that have per-registered, its time to start thinking about payment for those of you that have not yet paid. Also don't forget to get your accommodations arranged via Mt Washington using our special discount code "Poker" or just mention you are part of the Poker Run.
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    July 7th Update

    For those of you that are not familiar with a Poker Run below is an image of the ranking of Poker Hands. You will have 7 cards at the end of the rally and with those 7 cards you make your best 5 card hand. Not to worry though as the organizers will verify each hand. At the beginning of the rally each driver will have an opportunity to purchase a 'mulligan' ticket. This ticket will allow the user to exchange a card should they get one that does not go with their hand. You can only use a mulligan ticket once per checkpoint and you MUST be exchanging a card that you just received. Mulligan tickets will be on sale at the start of the rally and are $10 each or 3 for $25.

    Maps have been completed and I will post them up next week so you can familiarize yourself with the route. I suggest that if anyone has a GPS to bring it. Each driver will receive a number of detailed maps to each checkpoint so it isn't necessary but a good thing to have just in case.

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    July 16th Update

    Well the Poker Run is just one month away. If you have registered it is time to start thinking about paying for the event, and a big thanks to those of you that have already paid me.

    I have been told by a number of people that have registered that they have a bunch of friends interested in attending and will probably come along. If you are interested in attending please fill out the registration form locate here: http://www.importmee...sland-poker-run . For me to sort out starting times and how long we can stay at each checkpoint and the dinner times, as well as the dinner numbers themselves, I need to have people register in advance of the event. While I can add a handful of people say in the last week, I really need to have the numbers firmed up two weeks in advance of the event date. So fill out that registration form please.

    Here is the route. For those of you that attended last year, the route has changed a bit. We have a few new Checkpoints this year in French Creek Resort and Sunshine Ridge Resort. Tigh-Na-Mara had other commitments and this year Mt Washington will only be the end point, it will not be a checkpoint. Again I have made every effort to show off our beautiful island and stay off the main highways. All roads have been checked to ensure they are good for our lowered cars.

    Start to Checkpoint #1 - From 4000 Seymour to Campus Honda
    Checkpoint #1 - #2 - From Campus Honda to Discovery Honda
    Checkpoint #2 - #3 - From Discovery Honda to Nanaimo Honda
    Checkpoint #3 - #4 - From Nanaimo Honda to Sunrise Ridge Resort
    Checkpoint #4 - #5 - From Sunrise Ridge Resort to French Creek House Resort
    Checkpoint #5 - #6 - From French Creek House Resort to Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club
    Checkpoint #6 - #7 - From Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club to Island Honda
    Checkpoint #7 - End - From Island Honda to Mt Washington Resort (Alpine Lodge)

    Click on the links above to get a Google Map of the route. There is a checkbox that says "include large map", make sure that is selected to view the map. I will be supplying printed maps to all participants so you won't need to print these off. Really looking forward to seeing some of the previous participants and in meeting some of you new ones. Thanks again for helping me to help send these kids to summer camp!
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    July 23rd Update

    3 weeks left till the event. Please start purchasing your tickets if you have not already done so. If you were not confirmed as attending, please let me know your status as it is time for me to start working on the event timing and ordering of supplies. If you are on the list below and know that you cannot attend please fire me an email and let me know. If you can't send me all the registration money, then contact me and we can arrange something.

    Bear Mountain Gof and Country Spa have come onboard with a donation of two complimentary golf passes valued at $300.00. Derek Weldon, President of Pacific Coast Auto has mailed in his donated items as well..., these are coming from Japan so I hope they arrive in time. Below is a picture of what Derek has sent us to raffle off.



    That is it for now. Again please if you can, contact me to arrange for payment for the event.
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    July 27th Update

    Registration money is continuing to come in..., a big thanks for that as it takes a lot of my mind. I have to have at least 60 people attend so I can get the discount that Mt Washington gives me on the facilities and the meals, so I am very relieved each year when I hit that mark with paid participants. Based on the registration and the amount of people that have already paid, I am very pleased..., If you can though talk to your friends and try and get them out to this worthy event. As I say above, if you’re on the island this is a great deal.

    Donations also are continuing to come in. Mad Man McKay’s here in Victoria is interested in sponsoring the event with a donation and as such I will be discussing with them later this week on what they might be able to donate. A couple of individuals have also donated some automotive goods that will be up for raffle. Discovery Honda has added to their donation, a full auto detail, which is always handy. Saunders Subaru has offered up a wonderful summer outdoor kit including badminton set, Fruit Punch set, and lantern set, all of which will be bundled together for raffle. SHC Auto has donated some excellent and expensive cleaning products as well as HID replacement bulbs for ANY car and two coupons, one for auto detailing and the other for products. I hopefully will be posting up a list of all donated items that are up for raffle in the coming days.

    Poker Run Cash Prizes - well they always depend on the number of participants as this money comes directly out of the proceeds. I think we are on track to offer the same as last year:


    1) Best Poker Hand ==> $500.00
    2) Second Best Poker Hand ==> $300.00
    3) Third Highest Poker Hand ==> $200.00
    4) Worst Poker Hand ==> Free registration to next year’s Poker Run.
    - refer to the posting above describing each poker hand possible and its rankings.


    Please if you can and haven't already, contact me regarding payment for your registration. I would really like to get that out of the way as I need to confirm numbers to Mt Washington to cover food costs and so they know how many staff and all of that stuff. It is also important for the checkpoints to know how many are coming so we can time things out properly as well as those sponsors that have offered up freebies to participants need an idea of how many are attending. All of this information needs to be submitted at the very latest one week before the event. Some have been asking when is the last day I can register. I am going to cut off registration on August10th and I am only going to accept payments up until August 14th, UNLESS you have made arrangements with me. I have to have firm numbers two days out absolutely.

    If your on the list below please check to ensure that your payment status is correct and that if you are or are not bringing a co-pilot or passengers that they are listed below correctly as well. My food order is based on THIS LIST !!! Lastly if your the least bit interested in attending this event, GET ON THE LIST !!! :-)
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    Raffle Items List (so far)
    The following is a list of items donated by our sponsors. These items will be on the raffle table. The ticket amount is beside the item. When I say Ticket Amount what I mean is, we will sell raffle tickets during the evening. They come in $5, $10, and $25 dollar values. Each raffle item will have a ticket price associated with it. Each item will have a bag in front of it with a document explaining what the item is and whom donated it as well as the ticket value for that item. So say for example the trip to Whistler would be a $25.00 ticket. You put your $25.00 ticket into the bag and when it comes time to draw the winner, we simply pull a ticket from the bag.

    These items are in no specific order:

    1) One full car detail (Discovery Honda) - $10.00 ticket value.

    2) 4 rounds of 18 holes of golf and the use of 2 shared power carts during those rounds. (Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club) - $25.00 ticket value.

    3) One of two $50.00 gift certificates (Creme de la Crumb Restaurant - Vancouver) - $5.00 ticket value.

    4) Two night mid week accommodations in one bedroom suite with two free ski passes. (Mt Washington Resort) - $25.00 ticket value.

    5) One week Whistler Getaway Package (The Honda Way - Abbotsford) - $25.00 ticket value.

    6) Baseline Dyno (5252 Motosport - Victoria) - $10.00 ticket value.

    7) One of 5 $25.00 gift certificates (Swiftsure Lounge - Victoria) - $5.00 ticket value.

    8) One night in one bedroom suite value of $175.00 (Sunrise Ridge Resort - Parksville) - $25.00 ticket value.

    9) One of 5 $25.00 gift certificates (Lordco) - $5.00 ticket value.

    10) 2 complimentary rounds of golf value of $300.00 (Bear Mtn Golf Resort and Spa) - $25.00 ticket value.

    11) 1 Jack Poly Cleaner & 1 Chrome Polish value of $50.00 (SHC AutoGraphics) - $10.00 ticket value.

    12) 1 Chrome Polish value $20.00 (SHC AutoGraphics) - $5.00 ticket value.

    13) One set of two sets of HID replacement bulbs any car (SHC AutoGraphics) - $10.00 ticket value.

    14) One of two coupons for tint/detailing worth $50.00 each (SHC AutoGraphics) - $10.00 ticket value.

    15) Pair of polarized driving sunglasses value of $60.00 (SHC AutoGraphics) - $5.00 ticket value.

    16) One of two Motul 300v gift certificates $200.00 value (MonkeyNutz Racing) - $10.00 ticket value.

    17) One garden set including badminton set, garden lamps and refreshment set (Saunders Subaru) - $5.00 ticket value.

    18) One of two 25,000 yen gift certificates for importing JDM car (Pacific Coast Auto - Japan) - $10.00 ticket value.

    19) Bundle of JDM snack food goodies (Pacific Coast Auto - Japan) - $10.00 ticket value.

    20) One of three 50% off personally etched wind screen approx $150.00 value (Wind Restrictor - Texas) - $10.00 ticket value.

    21) One car stereo approx value $200.00 (Mad Man McKay’s - Victoria) - $10.00 ticket value.

    22) BNIB Mugen Engine Oil Treatment (MT105) approx $60.00 value (Perl_S2K) - $5.00 ticket value.

    23) One of five Free Race Coupons (TBC Kart Racing - Richmond) - $5.00 ticket value.

    24) New BlackVue DR400G-HD 16GB Vehicle Video Car Black-Box Drive GPS Recorder $300.00 approx value. (JJH International Trading Inc) - $25.00 ticket value.

    There are a few items still to come in that I don't know what they actually are. Kal-Tire is sending something as is Bob at Modifry Products, the Keg said they were going to send something. I also have not mentioned the small items such as t-shirts and hats and that sort of stuff. The nice ones may go to the raffle table but some will be given away as door prizes. We have a lot of door prizes. Some checkpoints will have something for each participant as well, so I can assure you, everyone will be going home with something.

    Getting Close! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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    August 5th Update

    Only two weeks remaining !!! For those of you that have not contacted me about payment please do so as soon as possible. The deadline is going to be August 11th to have your registration in and to have arranged payment with me. If your interested in the event, get the registration form filled out please or contact me directly for information.

    The wife and I rode about 85% of the route on Friday. For those of you that attended the event last year and loved the route, well this year I have outdone myself. I have probably removed about another 60% of the highway driving. Including the Malahat drive we touch the highway all of 30 minutes and that takes us up as far as CheckPoint #6. That said, I want everyone to know that the route I have chosen is not a highway and in most cases the speed limits are between 50 - 80 Kms. This is a scenic route. There is ample opportunity to open the car up on the highway to Mt Washington where the speed limits get to 110 and we do touch the highways where you can 'stretch your legs', however if you want to be pushing it I suggest you find other drivers of a similar mind, and take a different route. I don't recommend speeding as the island is really under a speed enforcement kick, so I wouldn't recommend speeding at all, but if your so incline, stay on the highways.

    Lastly, please help me and my stress level..., if you have registered and have not contacted me to arrange payment, do so now. It sure is nice not to have to worry about that.
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    August 10th Update

    This is the second last update. Last update will be next Friday, they day before the event. There is only ONE WEEK left...,

    Cut Off for registration is Saturday August 11th, as I have to have my numbers in by Sunday. Saturday the 11th is also the cut off for arranging payment. If I have not been contacted by you and you are on the bottom of the registration list or you have not yet registered, you will not be able to participate, so at the very least contact me and let me know what is up. Participation is key so we can work something out. Don't worry if you can't make it, stuff happens and it is better for me to know so I stop bugging you...,

    Find below a small video about the Charity that you are helping here. This is a short video about Camp Shawnigan and the wonderful things that they do thier for the kids. Below is a small snipet froma note I received thanking all of us for our work:

    ==============================
    Thatís awesome, Dave. Thank you so much. We can definitely request that the money go directly to campership. Itís costs us approximately $2400 to send a kid to camp for a week so depending on how much you raise this year, you will send that many children to Camp Shawnigan. We cannot give you specific names of the kids that you have sent to camp but we can ensure that the money does go directly for that. Iím not sure if youíve visited Camp Shawnigan so Iíve attached a video for you and your friends to watch if you like. It paints a pretty good picture of what camp is like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiU3Mz2cVco

    Thank you so much for your generosity again this year. When you bring in the cheque, we would love to sit down with you for a few minutes and just hear more details of how the Poker Run actually works. We are wondering if we could help in any way to add to your event and make it even bigger and better next year. Not sure if that interests you at all but regardless, weíd love to hear more about it.

    We so appreciate your group again helping us to give children abilities. Our thanks,

    Verna
    BC Lions Society
    Easter Seals
    Camp Shawnigan
    ==============================

    More Raffle Items:
    1) One of 4 Tom Tom GPS Units approx value $160.00 (Island Honda) - $10.00 ticket value.
    2) One SuperNOva DLX 8" Android Media Tablet, approx value $220.00 (Island Honda) - $25.00 ticket value.
    3) One of two boxes of Noodle Golf Balls (Kal-Tire) - $5.00 ticket value.
    4) One carry side bag (Kal-Tire) - $5.00 ticket value.

    There are also loads and loads of door prizes and other items that will be available (I have not listed the multitude of shirts. hats and those sorts of things that will either be raffled or will go as door prizes, I have not decided yet). Lets just say we have LOTS of stuff and a big thanks to all of our sponsors.

    Registration To Date:

    Paid In Full:
    1) DDonovan (Dave/Ellen) - Victoria (S2Ki) - (Paid)
    2) Mid Isle S2K (John) - Duncan (S2Ki) - (Paid)
    3) 1st94NSX (Troy/Bev) - Vancouver (NSXPrime) - (Paid)
    4) sringrose (Scott/Sandy) - Victoria (S2Ki) - (Paid)
    5) Paris (Paris/???) - Victoria (NSXPrime) - (Paid)
    6) mxwizard (Tim/Cathie) - Victoria (NIClub Vic) - (Paid)
    7) notbadd (Mark/Judy) - Vancouver (S2Ki) - (Paid)
    8) xviper/repiv (Dave) - Calgary (S2Ki/S2000.ca) - (Paid)
    9) my Happy Place (Peter/Ursula) - Mission (S2Ki) - (Paid)
    10) Kassroth (Colin) - 100 Mile House (Zilvia.net) - (Paid)
    11) Murray_Perret (Murray) - Peachland (no forum S2000) - (Paid)
    12) lawtd (Lawrence/Andrea) - Victoria (GenCoupe) - (Paid)
    13) jsooke (Jay/Janet) - Victoria (Nasioc) - (Paid)
    14) Bill_Heinrich (Bill/Patty) - Peachland (no forum - S2000) - (Paid)
    15) John_Geddes (John/Glenna) - Vancouver (no forum - S2000) - (Paid)
    16) Drich (Devin) - Victoria (Rx8Club) - (Paid)
    17) JeremyBell (Jeremy/John Paul) - Delta (no forum - Del Sol) - (Paid)
    18) JC350Z (Jessica) - Victoria (MY350Z) - (Paid)
    19) z33sidewayz (Robert) - Victoria (MY350Z) - (Paid)
    20) ssthrd (Dave/Juanita ) - Parksville (S2Ki) - (Paid)
    21) 5252 (Chris/Blane) - Victoria (Sponsors) - (Paid)
    22) ITNKICN (Ian/Robin) - Vancouver (G35Driver) - (Paid)
    23) TheTruth (Dale) - Lazo (Importmeet.com - WRX STi) - (Paid)
    24) Zoomie (Chris/Kacey) - Courtney (EvoX) - (Paid)
    25) Danno (Dan) - Victoria (No forum - Skyline GTR) - (Paid)

    Arrangements Made
    26) moS2000 (Mo/Patrice) - Vancouver (S2Ki) - (Paid) - (Patrice to pay Friday 10th)
    27) Ed_Hollander (Ed/Caleb/Pete) Coquitlam (No forum Acura TL) - Registered (Paid) - (confirmed third passenger to pay on day of)
    28) Tubber273 (John/Amy) - Nanaimo (MaseratiLife - 2002 Spyder) - Registered (Pay Wed 15th)
    29) KevinBurn (Kevin) - Qualicum Beach (my350z) - Registered - (Pay on the 7th)
    30) AiRing (Alasdair/Darryl) - Victoria (GenCoupe) - Registered (not paid) - (Pay on 14th)
    31) ajmichelson (Adam/Rachel) - Duncan (Rx8Club) - (contacted me will pay by the 11th)
    32) Mattolla (Matt/Karen) - Nanaimo (Nasioc) - Registered (not paid) - (will pay on the morning of)
    33) steve-o-1797 (Steve) - Victoria (team-integra) - Registered (not paid) - (confirmed Pay Saturday 11th)
    34) AgentJ17 (Jonathan/???) (JDMVIP-STi RS) - Registered (not paid) - (confirmed attendance via email, pay next week)
    35) Shane_Sawatzki (Shane/+1) - Victoria (GTRC) - Registered (not paid) - (confirmed attendance and will pay either 17th or morning of).
    36) jamesthejames (James/ Cherisse) - Campbell River (SupraForums) - Registered (not paid) - (confirmed attendance will pay day of)
    37) MonkeyNutz Racing (Sean/Jurie) - Vancouver (Sponsors - TR7) - Registered (not paid) - (confirmed attendance will pay shortly).

    No Payment Yet
    38) RobertHendrickson (Robert/Preston) - Vancouver (BC240) - Registered (not paid)
    39) phil@rise (Phil/Janiece) - Vancouver (revscene) - Registered (not paid)
    40) bob-the-blue-blob (Ryan/Danyelle) Victoria (SupraForums) - Registered (not paid)
    41) Swblee (Scott) - Maple Ridge (S2Ki) - Registered (not paid)
    42) Mikeysi250 (Mike) - Victoria (8thCivic) - Registered (not paid)

    Not Registered Yet
    43) esstwothousand (Ronnie) - Victoria (S2Ki) - Not Registered Yet


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