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VFMS Folk Retreat,
Nov. 10–12, 2017

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• Victoria Folk Music Society Autumn Folk Retreat, 2017

Friday, November 10th, to Sunday, November 12th, 2017

View or download our 2017 Retreat Registration form! (PDF)
• This retreat is open to EVERYONE, not just VFMS members!
• Registration Deadline: October 28th, 2017 NOTE: Deadline!
• VFMS Autumn Folk Retreat (Nov. 10–12) Cost: $165 each (Earlybird) or $185 each (Regular); Registration DEADLINES: Earlybird Sep. 30, 2017;
Regular Oct. 28, 2017.

"Camp Pringle: What to expect, Answers to questions"

At George Pringle Memorial Camp, 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Road,
on the west shore of Shawnigan Lake, B.C. on beautiful Vancouver Island:

Camp Pringle is in a rural setting on the west side of Shawnigan Lake adjacent to the north edge of Shawnigan Provincial Park. Driving time from downtown Victoria is about 50 minutes and from Swartz Bay ferry terminal it's about 80 minutes. There is a small convenience store a kilometre or so north of the site but the closest services are in Mill Bay about 20 minutes away.


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The Victoria Folk Music Society returns to Camp Pringle on the peaceful shores of Shawnigan Lake for a cozy Autumn Retreat. The days and evenings will be filled with jamming, song circles, and conversation. It will be a relaxing, informal weekend with friends both old and new, sharing music, stories, and good food. You can offer to lead a workshop or a themed session, musical discussion, or song circle, or attend one—or more—and stretch your musical skills and repertoire.

Accommodations are varied sized shared rooms in heated lodges with shared bathrooms and hot showers. The bunks come equipped with a foam mattress, but you will need to bring your own bedding, towels, and personal necessities. Spaces are first come, first served, as you arrive and sign in.

The retreat begins Friday afternoon: NOT before 1 PM! All meals will be provided by the camp’s chef from Friday evening dinner to Sunday lunch; the retreat ends Sunday afternoon following lunch and cleanup. You may also bring snacks for yourself or to share, but the camp requests that there be NO PEANUTS in any of these.

As with our Folk Club itself, this is a volunteer-run event, and everyone is asked to pitch in on various activities (cleanup, etc.). Dishwashing will be done by the camp staff so you’ll have more free time to enjoy yourself!

Camp Pringle’s chef can cater to some special diets and allergies — please let us know if you need special consideration in the menu. This does not mean you will be able to eat everything there, but that there will be enough that you can eat so that you won’t go hungry! If you have multiple food concerns, you may want to bring some provisions: there are kitchen facilities available in Branter Lodge.

Look at or download our 2017 Retreat Registration Form (PDF)

 

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