3rd Annual Hope Invitational At Thetis Island

June 22, 2013 by admin in Miscellaneous with 0 Comments

Instructors: Scott Macphail, Tony Hind, Michael St. Germain
Date: Friday, July 26-27, 2013
Dojo: Little Island Aikikai

Thetis Island Aikikai
Thetis island,


Friday kids class: 3:00-5:00 – Grant
Adult class: 6:00-7:30 – Tony
Saturday Breakfast 7:30-8:30

8:30-9:30 ( outdoor weapons class) – Michael
9:45- 10:45 – Scott
11:00-12:15 – Tony

Lunch 12:30-1:30

1:30-2:30 – Michael
2:45-3:45 – Scott
3:50- 4:50 – testing
5:30- ? BBQ@ Tokie’s

Sunday Sunday July 28: Breakfast 7:30-8:30
8:45-10:00 – TBA


All in; $100 (includes accommodation, training, breakfast, lunch, BBQ, breakfast)
Friday night classes $15
Saturday classes $60
Breakfast $10, lunch $10, BBQ $15 (vegetarian alternatives available)

More Information:


Bring a sleeping bag and pillow and stay at the dojo.
or: pitch a tent/R.V.
or: Contact Kelly Bannister at; bannister.kelly@gmail.com
for billet
or: Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn

How to get there:

From the Mainland; Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay(Nanaimo) 1hr. 40min. or
– Tsawwassen to Duke Point(south of Nanaimo) 2hrs.
– Then south to Chemainus to the Thetus Is./Penelakut Is. ferry.
(12 sailings, 25min to cross)
Check ferry schedules at bcferries.com

Turn left after you get off the ferry on North Cove Road 1/2 mile to dojo. There will be signs to guide you. There will be shuttles for those walking on ferry.


Scott Macphail, 6th dan, Victoria Aikikai – www3.telus.net/victoriaaikidocentre/
Tony Hind, 6th dan, Gastown Aikikai – www.aikikai.ca
Michael St. Germain, 5th dan, English Bay Aikikai – www.englishbayaikikai.org


Submit your name to Grant at; islandsedge@yahoo.com by July 20. and bring test forms.

For further info, car pooling, etc. contact Steve at; stevewatson220@hotmail.com

Please let Kelly, Grant or myself know by around the 13th of July how many from your dojo will be attending, much appreciated and don’t forget there is a kids class as well!

See you out in Thetis!

Steve Watson.

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