A dozen club members met at Victoria’s iconic Don Mee Seafood Restaurant for a dim sum adventure. Taking over their largest round table, a steady stream of dishes were picked from the circulating carts, as they were described and vetted by our more dim sum savvy members. Lots of merriment ensued as people spun our turntable to reach their next chosen morsel! It was a pleasure to get acquainted with our newest member, and, of course, to catch up on everybody’s news since last we met. Thanks, Maggie, for coordinating this fun and delicious outing.
FFVVI to The Raptors - July 6th 2022
A group of FFVVI members came away from Duncan's Raptor Sanctuary with new insights into the avian world. The visit began with a well-narrated overview of the characteristics of Raptors and other species housed at (though not confined to) the sanctuary. To add sparkle, there were encounters with various low-flying inhabitants-- a bumptious bald eagle, a torrid turkey vulture, a hedge-hopping hawk, to name but a few. We learned of the ocular oddities of the owl as one swooped back and forth over our heads. The impressive bulk of some raptors, we learned, is attributable mainly to feathers; body weight remains low. Other aspects of their lives came to light then and in subsequent visits to their abodes throughout the spacious property. Significantly more raptor wise, we repaired to central Duncan. There, various touristic species were in evidence, drawn by the resplendent totems so much a part of the town's hospitable personality. After a lengthy and agreeable lunch, participants dispersed--looking forward to another visit, featuring other Duncan attractions. Where better than this for an educational outing with friends on a fine summer's day!?
Villa Eyrie Breakfast - June 10 2022
It was a beautiful clear day when FFVVI members gathered for brunch at Villa Eyrie, an Italian-inspired resort on the Malahat. The views were spectacular and the lively conversation was enjoyed by all. Another fun FFVVI social outing!
Birds, Blooms and Beverages - March 30th 2022
The Social Committee started up again on March 30th with a cool but sunny meander around Beacon Hill Park. Led by Birder Extraordinaire Michael Klazek, some interesting birds were spotted and information shared. But the main activity of the day was the visiting! After such a long time apart, our members were happy just to stand among the flowers to chat and catch up on each other’s news. The Breakwater Bistro was the perfect place to warm up and keep visiting over Happy Hour nachos and Beverages!