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    Default 2017 BC Overland Rally

    Rather than have combined threads, I figured it will be easier to have a separate thread.

    Registration for the BC Overland Rally is now open at www.bcoverlandrally.com/registration.html

    The event will be June 22-25 and the format will be similar to the NW Overland Rally we have been organising for the last 6 years.

    Basically it's a 4-day overlanding festival, with vendors, presentations, trail rides and classes.

    The venue is confirmed at Mt Hemlock (now called Sasquatch Mtn Resort) in the Fraser Valley, two hours east of Vancouver.

    If you have questions, or want to set up a vendor booth or come as a club, shoot me an email at bcoverlandrally@gmail.com

    Looking forward to it, this should be really fun.

    Cheers

    Ray

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    Wish I could come, but 4800 km away. Nice to see it move to Canada
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    Cross-Canada road trip? We did that last year to the festival in PA. Crossed the us on the way there and Canada on the way home. Camped all the way.


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    I wish, my vacation days are already booked for 2017 with trips out east. Maybe 2018...
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    After druving down in my 99 AWD SAFARI Van Micro Motiorhome conversion, and spending the Winter in Mexico, I will be returning to Vancouver Island for the summer. I will plan on attending this ride around beautuful "Fantasy Island".
    Hopefully by then, the incessant snow and rain will be over.
    (;-{)
    PS: I am also planning to stop by the Overland Expo West event in Flagstaff, May 12-14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAZ 1 View Post
    After druving down in my 99 AWD SAFARI Van Micro Motiorhome conversion, and spending the Winter in Mexico, I will be returning to Vancouver Island for the summer. I will plan on attending this ride around beautuful "Fantasy Island".
    Hopefully by then, the incessant snow and rain will be over.
    (;-{)
    PS: I am also planning to stop by the Overland Expo West event in Flagstaff, May 12-14.
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    Cool, I may see you in Flagstaff.

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    So, we have a number of vendors and presenters lined up already, and more on the way. These are the ones who have bought a booth or will have their Canadian Reps there:

    Peden 4x4
    Thriving Hart NW (Dehydrated Food)
    Total Composites (Composite Camper Bodies and Panels)
    Goose Gear (modular vehicle interiors)
    Warn Winches
    Kakadu Camping
    Overlanding BC Offroad driver training
    Off Road Safety Academy
    Oz Trail Camping gear from down under
    Drifta Camp Kitchens
    Engel Fridges and Coolers
    Foxwing Awnings
    Maxtrax Recovery Aids
    SmittyBuilt Roof Tents
    Sunseeker Awnings and Tents
    Trasharoo
    Wildcamp hard shell Roof tents
    Winton Swags
    AT Overland Habitats
    Four Wheel Pop Up Campers
    American Expedition Products (AEV)
    Rancho and Monroe Shocks
    Walker, Thrush and Dynomax Exhausts
    Boulder Distributing (Lights, cargo nets, etc)
    Come Up Winches
    Rovalution Vehicle Repair and Restoration
    Cascadia Roof Top Tents (CVT)
    Burmis Outdoor Roof Tents, Road Showers, and Swags
    Cap-It Vehicle Accessories
    ARB Accessories
    Overland Outfitters (gear sales, tent rentals)
    Tradewest Fabrication (vehicle mods, trailer builds, custom work)
    SherpTek Modular Truck Decks and Accessories
    Earthcruiser Overland Vehicles


    I am sure I am forgetting a few, I will post up more when I sort out my notes. Should be a very fun time, we have travellers coming from as far away as Europe and South America, instructors driving in from CA, AZ, etc. and presenters coming from all over the place. Lots of family activities planned as well.

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    That's awesome Ray. Looking forward to being there.

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    Wow! Good job!

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    So I need everyone's help, since it's the first year, and these things grow through word-of-mouth, please take a minute to invite your trail buddies, folks at work, etc. Either on your local 4x4 club page, email, etc.

    I want to make sure we have a great attendee showing this first year too, to encourage all the vendors and presenters to come back again next year.

    thanks in advance everyone.

    Cheers

    Ray

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