Schedule of Activities

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Arrive at your leisure.

 

Beban Pig Roast – 6:30 P.M.

We will get the event started right, with a pig roast hosted by PLC Director Jacquie Beban. Jacquie has invited the PLC members for her annual pig roast held at her home in Qualicum, just a 20-minute drive from the resort. There’s lots of room at her beachfront home. (Carpool or bussing to location to be determined.) Enjoy an evening of loggers, fun, music and dancing.

Sunday, July 21, 2019  

 

9:00 A.M. – Depart the resort for a tour of Otter Point Timber in Ladysmith, B.C. 

 

Otter Point Timber is a pole manufacturer of untreated poles for sale throughout North America and has been in operation since 2003. The company produces approximately 10,000 poles a year, ranging from 35 to 135 feet long in mostly Douglas fir and some Western red cedar. The company has a small Forest License nearby that helps supply logs for our pole yard.  The family business is multi-generational and has recently transitioned from my father to son.

 

10:45 A.M. – Depart logging field tour and head to the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, BC.

 

12:00 P.M. - Arrive at the BC Forest Discovery Centre.

 

We will be taking a step back in time at the Heritage Logging Camp, where we will see firsthand what camp life was like in the early to mid-20th century. On site are actual restored bunkhouses used on Vancouver Island that were generously donated by forestry companies. 

 

A BBQ lunch will be waiting for us as well as an authentic steam train ride.

          

2:45 P.M. –Depart B.C. Forest Discovery Centre.

 

4:00-6:00 P.M. – Relax and take a little time to enjoy Tigh-Na-Mara’s many amenities, including Grotto spa, swimming pool and endless beaches.

 

6:30 P.M. - Group dinner at Tigh-Na-Mara, with welcome ceremony by the local First Nations.

 

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

 

7:00-8:00 A.M. – PFF Board Meeting and PLC Executive Committee Meeting 

 

8:00-9:00 A.M. – PLC General Board Meeting — Open to all Directors

 

9:45 A.M. – Golfers depart for Fairwinds Golf Club -3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bay

The day is yours. 

 

We encourage you to take time to enjoy the wonderful accommodations of the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, including its renowned Grotto spa and the incredible, endless sandy beaches. 

 

If you are looking for more adventure, here are a few local tours to consider:

 

A Taste of Nanaimo — Local Food, Craft Beverage & Estate Winery Tour 

(4 hours) $80.00

Discover part of Vancouver Island’s amazing local food, craft beverage and estate winery scene as we tour through Nanaimo. Sip by sip and nibble by nibble, explore Nanaimo’s family owned vineyards, breweries, distilleries and local food producers as we guide you throughout the city.

 

Cathedral Grove & Little Qualicum Falls Nature Tour 

(5 hours) $80.00

This tour takes you through the world famous coastal Douglas Fir forest of Cathedral Grove, the majestic Little Qualicum Falls and a quick stop to visit the quirky Goats on the Roof of Coombs Old Country Market.

 

Nanaimo’s Natural Wonder 

(3.5 hours) $100

Explore the vast natural wonders of Nanaimo. Enjoy winding trails through Garry Oaks and Arbutus trees to rugged coast lines and spectacular viewpoints of Departure Bay, or discover waterfalls, mountains and much more!

 

Paddling with the Salmon
(approx. 3 hours) $100 

This unique paddling adventure is held on the Nanaimo River where you will kayak or paddleboard among the spawning salmon. For those wanting to get into the water, there are wetsuits and snorkels to get an up-close view. Finally, you end your trip at Living Forest Campground where you will dine on fresh, local salmon while overlooking Nanaimo’s busy and beautiful estuary.

 

Qualicum Beach and Parksville Shopping 

(Free)

If you’re looking for women’s wear, sportswear, folk art, kitchen gadgets, bath accessories, cool garden art, handmade quality jewelry, pottery, it’s all here and easy to find. 

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