Austin-Healey up Island Tour - June 21 - 23, 2019

Plan for the tour. -   On Friday, June 21 we will drive to Gold River for the night.  We may or may not have a meeting place in the Parksville area prior to driving to Gold River.  There were so many cars on this trip two years ago, that I’m not sure that this is feasible or necessary. We will encourage people to travel alone or create your own small groups rather than try to keep the whole group together on the road.  Safety is the primary consideration here.  We can always modify this as it becomes apparent how many cars will join, and where they are coming from. You will be advised by email of any changes.
In Gold River, we will be at the Ridgeview Motor Inn - 1-800-989-3393 or 1-250-283-2277.  Our group rate is 1 bed - $97.00, 2 beds - $106.00.  Mention The Austin Healey Group when you make your reservation.  And once again, please be aware that this is not the 4 Seasons! Dinner will be at the adjacent pub - easy walking distance.  Cancellation policy is 48 hrs.  
                                https://www.ridgeview-inn.com/contact-us


On Saturday, June 22, 2019, we will travel to Port McNeill to the Black Bear Resort - 1-866-956-4900.  We will decide at a later date whether to have a BBQ dinner on their premises, or use the restaurants / pubs in town, all of which are walking distance from the motel. Again, please mention The Austin-Healey Group when reserving your room. 
                             https://www.port-mcneill-accommodation.com/


Black Bear Resort - Box 285  1812 Campbell Way  Port McNeill, BC  V0N 2R0 1-866-956-4900
June 21-23 2019 -  Summer Season Office Hours June 1st - September 30th  Sat-Sunday 7am-1230am. Check-In Time is after 3pm until 1230am. Check-Out Time is at 11am.  Office closes at 1230am
Group Rate  
- 1 or 2 Guests  Standard King Bed or twin queen bed Room $141.30+tax ($162.50 per room per night)
- 3 or 4 Guests Twin Queen Bed Room $177.30+tax($203.90 per room per night.) 
  All rates include a continental breakfast (Friday 6AM - 9AM & Saturday-Sunday 7AM-10AM)
Please note: You must make your own reservations at the above hotels.
Please ensure you read the Policies on the hotel website.             
On Sunday, June 23, we will drive southward down the Island towards home - some people will likely take a day or 2 more to continue enjoying  the Island.
As we are in high season this time, I strongly recommend that if you think you want to participate, you book right away. Both motels will likely fill up, and overflow accommodation is very limited in both areas, especially Gold River.
My life will be far easier if you email me as soon as you’ve made your bookings, or if you have to cancel them at a later date.  It helps me keep on top of things with the motels, and it will aid in making the decisions re: BBQ or not, etc. etc.  More information on things to do & see enroute will be provided by e-mail a bit closer to the tour start. I can always be reached by e-mail or ‘phone if needed: 250-652-6094.
Cheers  ---  Earl Kagna, Victoria

Recap:
Friday June 21st - Ridgeview Motor Inn in Gold River
Saturday June 22nd  Black Bear Resort in Port McNeil