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Friday, 4 December 2020
1800 for 1900 PT
Dinner nights in the Mess (“mess” or “regimental” dinners) are held by artillery units for the purpose of enjoying comradeship, promoting ésprit-de-corps while entertaining and honouring guests. COVID-19 has forced certain changes to our ability to hold these dinners but we can certainly improvise and overcome! Our Virtual Dinner on ZOOM will attempt to replicate the Mess atmosphere.
The dinner is open to all ranks of the Regiment, the Association and your guests. The dress is formal, black tie or business suit.
The cost is $0.00 however, each attendee is responsible for the purchase of their own meal through a local restaurant of their choice to be delivered for the 1900 start. Wine and port is also your responsibility.
The VAA will be searching restaurants in the Lower Mainland and will provide suggestions over the coming days.
Attendees are to RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom coordinates will be provided prior to dinner to all registered attendees. Upon logging in you will be greeted by the PMC of the dinner and directed to a virtual room to mingle with other guests. There will be several rooms set up so that the rooms will not be too crowded. If you have the latest ZOOM updates you will be able to control your own movement between rooms. The rooms will be collapsed at the quarter call and then re-opened. They will again be collapsed for Grace.
The virtual dinner will be conducted with the rooms set up as if they were tables for 10 or 12 in order to allow for a suitable atmosphere for conversation. They will again be collapsed for the toasts.
As the head table "leaves" the table after the toast, the rooms will be re-opened to allow for everyone to mingle at will.
This dinner is a great opportunity to "break bread" virtually with many friends and compatriots that we have not seen for a lengthy period. There is a possibility that we can bring in even greater numbers than our usual large dinners!
I look forward to your RSVP.
I would also strongly encourage a donation of $10.00 or $20.00 to the Vancouver Artillery Association to assist in defraying some of the costs incurred in the postponed Battlefield Tour.