Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Polo Retreat II
Polo Retreat is back, and this year we are going bigger and better than the last. We've got a brand new island to visit, with better courts, lights, and camping.
When: April 6-9th 2012
Where: Gabriola Island/ Huxley Park / Descanso Bay Campground
It's even easier to get to this year! You can make reservations from Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver to Departure Bay in Nanaimo (https://www.bcferries.com/bcftravelcentre) and then take one of the 16 sailings that depart from Departure Bay to Gabriola Island every day (http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/southern/nhgi-current.html).
This year, we'll be camping at Descanso Bay Regional Park, which hosts a beautiful private campground that is open all year round (which means facilities and campfires, yay!) http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=1247 Each campsite can host 4 adults (this will be enforced) so start thinking about three friends that will be willing to put up with your drunk and high ass all weekend.
And we'll be playing at Huxley Park, in the town of Gabriola. Huxley Park hosts one small-ish hockey box (with lights!!!) and two tennis courts that we'll have access to for most of the weekend. And although the park is surrounded by trees, it's also walking distance from a grocery store, a coffee shop, and a liqour store. Google Map here:
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