This year's dinner was held on Saturday, October 22nd, at the OceanFront Suites at Cowichan Bay.
A few members and guests have arrived and mingle in the dining room, in front of the bar.
Lynn Patten is enjoying the evening.
Piper David Hjalmarson pipes in the head table.
The piper and the president share a wee drop.
Branch president, Steve Cowan, welcomes members and guests to the dinner.
At the head table is Jerymy Brownridge, Steve Cowan, Jay Brownridge, Tom Mercer, David Hjalmarson, and Judy Cowan.
At this table is Gary Mitchell, Sir John Cave-Browne-Cave, Connie Mayers, Laurie Patten, Jennifer Cave-Browne-Cave (hidden), Don Mayers, and Lynn Patten.
And at this table is Cheree Lane, Cyril Lane, John Neill, Lesley Patten, Charlie Kingston, Talal Elarid, and Lee Van Horne (missing) .
Jerymy Brownridge, personal secretary to the Lieutenant Governor and executive director of Government House, begins his presentation. He gave a very interesting, behind the scenes, description of the recent royal tour of Their Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.
Branch director Lesley Patten presents Jerymy with "The Illustrated Book of Heraldry".