The Austin Healey Owners Association of British Columbia is scheduled to host the 2021 Rendezvous.
Prior to the onset of Covid -19 and its effects on public access, restricted travel and public distancing, our Rendezvous Committee had selected a host city and venue: Sutton Place Hotel - Revelstoke Mountain Resort at Revelstoke, British Columbia. Another serious consideration is the closure of the US/Canadian border. With high numbers iot is not really known when the border will be reopened again.
We do not know whether Rendezvous will be practical or possible in 2021, but we remain hopeful that it will be, in which case we will proceed to firm up our meet details. We will be issuing regular updates so that readers can remain up to date as events develop.
Our Rendezvous Committee will be looking at the problems and possibilities towards the end of this year. A decision will be made at that time.
Austin Healey Owners Association of British Columbia
#602 -1641 Lonsdale Ave.,
North Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V7M 2J5
June 2, 2020
Austin Healey Rendezvous 2021 - Update
Thank you for your interest in Rendezvous 2021. As you no doubt are aware, our club is an independent club, however we maintain close ties with the Washington and Oregon Austin Healey Clubs in particular, as well as with the California Clubs
Since 1986, we have taken our turn as host club for Rendezvous, a sanctioned event of Austin Healey Club USA, and we have accordingly committed to hosting Rendezvous 2021, at Revelstoke, British Columbia from May 31, 2021 to June 4, 2021.
Our Rendezvous Committee met in February 2020 to select and selected Revelstoke Ski Resort, with The Sutton Place Hotel acting as the Meet Host property. One of the attractions of this venue is that we would very much like to have a strong Healey contingent from other Provinces and Territories, much more than we have seen in previous meets. The Sutton Place venue is a full service property with good reviews, and is a five hour drive on the TCH from Calgary, Alberta. This should make a trip west more attractive than for past venues.
Within days of our selecting our venue, we found ourselves with a number of unexpected unknowns, including travel restrictions, restrictions in gatherings, a U.S. Border closure, and other related factors which we are waiting for our B.C. Public Health Officer to clarify for us. We are currently in a phased return to a more normal life.
In the meantime, we remain hopeful that we will be able to proceed with Rendezvous 2021.
Some information about the property.: https://www.suttonplace.com/hotels/sutton-place-hotel-revelstoke-rev
Sutton Place offers ample accommodation with over 200 rentable rooms, with covered parking for all guests.
Located off the TCH, a ten minute drive from the TCH, to 2950 Camozzi Road, Revelstoke V0E 2S0.
Quoted rates start at $139 for a hotel room, up to multiple suite accommodation for groups.
Food and beverage facilities available at the venue.
A beautiful turn of the 20th Century frontier town to enjoy, a short drive from the venue: https://seerevelstoke.com/
Shopping and Eateries exist in the town.
Ample Healey Roads to explore in several directions, in the middle of the Monashee’s, and 94 Octane available at the Revelstoke Chevron..
We have not firmed up any events at this point, we are waiting for the venue to sort out how Covid-19 precautions will be accommodated.
We will keep you informed as we proceed, let’s hope that we will be able to deliver this Meet, while respecting Covid-19 rules of social distancing, washing hands frequently and serving of food and beverage, all in a new world.
Rendezvous 2021 Chair
Aug 30 2020.
Still no information about when the borders will be reopened. The Covid situation is still very much up in the air and, currently, it seems to be worsening again.It is very difficult to predict what it will be like in June of 2021 or what form a Rendezvous could take.
Understandably we are unable to make any plans regarding Rendezvous at this time.