Maritime Holiday April Press Release

Maritime Holiday April Press Release

Published: March 29, 2008

Cape Tryon lighthouse What’s that I hear? It is true, Bob says there is deep sea fishing charter boats real close to the rally site and great golf courses near by. So bring your golf clubs and enjoy. Don’t fish? Well how about going to one of the several “clam beds” and dig for clams. You bring the clams and we’ll cook them. Don’t like to dig for clams but love to eat them – there are lots of fine lobster restaurants all over the island and a great steakhouse in Charlestown. Charlestown is only 15 minutes from the rally site.

While touring the island, plan to see the theatrical play “Spirit of the Islands” sightseeing is great – bring digital camera and plenty of batteries. Or a good paint set with lots of canvas.

Several of the seminars have special booklets which will be given to attendees. These include RV communications, wheels, bearings and brakes, power sources for RV’s, water filtration and purification and others.

On Friday, we are having a great open house with a flea market, craft displays and sales by local community members, a vintage trailer display and new trailers on display. There will be a BBQ all afternoon.

What a week this will be, DJ’s and dancing, fiddles, bingo, and more.
And did i mention the breakfasts and dinners that are included as well as the happy hours and much more – door prizes, raffles, silent auctions

Although the Canadian Atlantic Unit has had many rallies on Prince Edward Island, this is the first regional rally held there. Now, if you were to miss this year’s Region 1 Rally, it may well be 18 years to the next regional rally in PEI. Why, because the Canadian Atlantic Unit covers three providences – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. Now CAU only hosts a region rally every six years and since they have three different providences to cover, it may well be 18 years to the next one.

This is one rally you do not want to miss. For more info contact host Bob Thompson (WBCCI 280), the address is in the WBCCI directory or e-mail at So load up the Airstream and join us in Prince Edward Island.

Bob Thompson, your rally host

Maritime Holiday March Press Release

Maritime Holiday March Press Release

Published: March 11, 2008

West Point lighthouse Prince Edward Island is one of the jewels of the world. Noted for its fine beaches; its unique scenery and beautiful coves, it is truly the choice of deluxe vacation spots. Add to this the wonderful and friendly people and you have the perfect rally location.

Although Region 1 has held their rallies all over Eastern Canada and the New England States, this is (to the best of my knowledge) the first time in P.E.I. and it is truly going to be a “Maritime Holiday”. Think of it, catered breakfast every morning (no cooking chores). Sightseeing is a must with lots of time for visiting the local craft stores and shops. Within easy driving distance of the rally site are seven (7) lighthouses. Which ones do you want to see? Why not come to the rally and see them all. Yes they are open to the public. While traveling to the lighthouses, stop off at the many historical places. Don’t forget to stop and visit “Anne of Green Gables” and try out the many eating places on the island (got to have lunch you know)

Talking about food, the rally fee includes two great dinners as only the chefs of Prince Edward Island can provide. The Tin Chef Cookout and the BBQ on Friday are sure to become legendary as it is rumered that the units are sending their best cooks and chefs. While potatos and lobster are the prime industry, there is a wonderful jam and jelly factory near North Rusco that is truly the place to spend money.

If you like dancing and DJ’s, come to the rally. If you like fiddles and maritime entertainment, come to the rally. If you like to win at bingo, come to the rally. If you want to just sit on the beach or at pool side or on the hillside and relax or read a good book, come to the rally.

Seminars include “RV Communications” and “Brakes and Bearings” , both with special booklets that will be given only to attendees. An expert on “hitches” will provide another seminar. These are just three of the many to chose from. Workshops include “Website Operations” and more.

For more info and a registration form, see the flier at the Region One website. Don’t forget the easy way to get here is to join the caravan from Region 2 or Pam Bleakney’s or Rich Walbridges’s caravans. Also talk to Dan over at Cape Cod about his express caravan.

2008 Merit Awards

2008 Region One Merit Awards

Published: March 10, 2008

By Robert (Bob) Thompson II

The 2008 Region 1 Merit Awards are as follows:

Superior Merit Awards:

  • Cape Cod Mass Certificate to DANIEL DUREIKO
  • New England Unit Certificate to EUGENE GIROUARD

Merit Awards:

  • Canadian Atlantic Unit Certificate to JOAN DRAKE
  • Charter Oak Unit Certificate to RAY MONIZ

Although our other two units did not compete, they did very well in the conduct of their unit activities and I am proud of them too.

More to follow in my Presidents message.