Nov 24: Dinner w John Nikas

The JCCV is co-hosting a special dinner event featuring automotive writer John Nikas

Ron Dempsey (organiser of the Euro Cars and Coffee at Turkey Head) and the JCCV are hosting a delicious dinner at the Victoria Golf Club featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and writer John Nikas on the topic of…CARS.

A fantastic opportunity to hear and meet John, who has been speaking internationally at various locations and anlässen, and is always very informative and fun.

Meet fellow car enthusiasts and other JCCV members on November 24, 2019.

WHAT: Turkey Dinner with John Nikas
WHERE: Victoria Golf Club
DATE: November 24, 2019
TIME: Around 6:30
TICKETS: $80 p.p., but please see below*
PAYMENT: At the door, credit card or cheque
REGISTER: Contact Ron Dempsey 778.922.0400 or
*The ticket price of $80 is designed to cover the costs for the speaker; the actual food portion of the ticket is $60 and depending how many show up, any funds that are not needed to cover the costs for John Nikas will be donated to charity.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION: The event is sure to sell out, so register asap; arrive early to have a good spot to watch/listen (not all seats will have a unobstructed view of the speaker); credit cards (and cheques) will be taken at the Golf Club.

Treasurer wanted

Doug Irving, who has been Treasurer and JOTI Registrar for four years, is resigning. We are looking for a new Treasurer, ideally with

  1. Organization skills
  2. Reasonable computer literacy
  3. Knowledge of computer spreadsheets
  4. Ability to retrieve data from internet websites
  5. Knowledge of simple budgeting and accounting techniques

You would be a member of the Board of Executive and participate in our monthly board meetings. Doug lives in Courtenay, so not residing in Greater Victoria is no deal breaker: You can participate via Facetime or Skype, no problem, and depositing cash and cheques is/was done by other board members here in Victoria – we work as a team. Doug Irving is happy to assist during the transition phase. Join us, it is fun.

If the above does not sound too daunting and you like numbers and spreadsheets, please reply to this email, to Secretary Adrian Small (250-642-6967), or to President Telse Wokersien (250-885-7391).

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Sep 7: English Car Affair in the Park

The South Island Branch of the Old English Car Club of B.C. presents the 25th Annual English Car Affair in the Park at Government House, official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on SATURDAY, September 7th. (Note the day is SATURDAY.) Registration for showing your English vehicle in the show is $20 per vehicle with passenger (or passengers if a saloon) and that includes one dash plaque while supplies last. Additional dash plaques are available while supplies last at $7.50 each.
This year’s featured marque is LOTUS. All British cars are welcome whether restored, daily driver, refurbishing in progress or preserved! A bonus is the showing of the only Canadian entry in the 2019 Peking to Paris Rally! And this special vehicle will be one of the cars participating in our WIN-A-RIDE event. Open to all participants and their family members. We will draw entries for the winners who will take a ride with the owner.
Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the on-site food trucks. Visit the Government House Gardens and Costume Museum.

Here is the link to the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM: Registration Form

Online registration is strongly encouraged as registrations are filling up fast. Online registration is strongly encouraged as registrations are filling up fast.


Saturday, September 7, 2018 We need to have vehicles in place by 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 7th. Vehicles may not be removed until 3:00 PM due to Government House rules and insurance rules.
Advance registration really is strongly encouraged so we can plan the parking. Please note that there cannot be any For Sale signs on vehicles and alcohol is not permitted on the grounds. Thank you for not smoking. Any pets must be on a leash at all times.

Saturday evening September 7th join us for buffet dinner at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria. Advance sign up is encouraged – $45 per person tax and tip included. (Cocktails at 6:00 and Dinner at 7:00.) Advance registration for the dinner is requested via the registration form. We do have a few seats open.

Sunday September 8th – Join us for the Sunday Drive to Lunch. 10:30 AM sharp departure from the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre parking lot at 1759 Island Highway in Colwood. A scenic interesting drive of 75 minutes ending at the the Axe & Barrel 2323 Millstream Road in Langford. There is an area for minors. Please indicate on your registration if you will be joining us. That will help us with seating arrangements.

We do encourage advance registration online (hard copy registration form available on the Online Registration site to mail in if you cannot register online).

Online registrations must be received by Wednesday, September 4th. After this date, please register at Government House on Saturday by 9:15 AM. (subject to space available) We do encourage advance registration online. Food trucks will be on site or bring your own picnic lunch.

Will you do us a favour? Even if you have already registered (thanks!) kindly forward this email to any English car aficionados who may have not yet registered and/or who may not be a club member.

On behalf of the Executive and English Car Affair in the Park Committee of the Old English Car Club, South Island Branch – we hope to see you there !

Bob Wilson, Event Chair

Sep 13: New Member’s BBQ

JCCV New Member’s Night/BBQ
Royal Victoria Yacht Club,
3475 Ripon Road,
on September 13, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

This year, we have had more than 20 new members join the club, among them some familiar faces who rejoined the family.

We wish to warmly welcome all new members and their spouses, partners and children and look forward to getting to know you and your Jaguar(s) or catch up. How could this be done any better than at a great venue with delicious food in a fantastic yet casual setting?

Bring your family, friends, and/or kids – this will be a fun and relaxed BBQ with great food and plenty of opportunity to talk Jaguars and make new friends.

All new members in 2019 are invited to attend at no cost, all existing members are invited to join for a subsidized fee of $20 per ticket (instead of $35) – irresistible, don’t you agree…

Register here for New Member’s BBQ

Aug 25: Summer BBQ

Geoff, Donna, and Chris are hosting their popular BBQ again on August 25:  BBQ to start around 3 pm. Drop by on your way home from the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance or make the BBQ your sole destination.

Nothing can beat a BBQ in a country setting, beautiful cars on the lush green, tree shade, music, chatting with friends, and good food.

Please bring something for the BBQ for yourself and a dish to share in a potluck. Please also bring your own plates, cutlery and glasses and chosen beverages.

No need to confirm with Geoff but if you have a question, call 250-743-5463.