Thursday, June 24, 2010

Canada Day at St. John's!

How could one possibly improve upon the age-old Orthodox tradition of celebrating Canada Day at the Jordans'? Hmm... How about *more* Orthodox friends and family? And maybe a slightly more central location?

Seriously, though, when we heard from Dn. Kurt, last time he was here at St John's, that his family was *not* planning to host the traditional Canada Day celebration this year, how could we not offer to host it here at our house? Come one, come all!

Here, then, is the official announcement (by Jeremy, with a few minor edits from Fr. Justin):

Meet at the church (St. John's, that is, at 1967 Napier Street, Vancouver) RAIN OR SHINE on Thursday, July 1st at around 4.00pm!
There will be enough hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone to eat (at least 1 or so)!
The BBQ will fire up around 5pm!
Including buns and condiments!
If you feel like bringing vegetarian options, (or any other food you wish to be fried on the BBQ) please do so, and they will be fried up!
Bring lawn chairs if you have them!
Bring some food to share as well!
Bring something good to drink! (Please note: While all the usual non-fasting beverages are highly encouraged, this is a family affair, so don't go crazy or nothin!)
Bring any/all of your family and friends!

This invitation is especially going out to our family and friends from St. Herman's and Holy Nativity (hence the posting here on Spruce Island), and to other Orthodox parishes around the Lower Mainland. Deacon Kurt and the Jordan family have hosted this famous Canada Day extravaganza at their home for some 20 years. [Editor's note: Has it really been that long?] This is the first time that we're doing it in Vancouver and at our house (St. John's)! How exciting is that?

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Location:1967 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC


Little Macrina said...

I particularly enjoy the extensive use of exclamations marks to indicate how exciting this event will be!

Unfortunately we will be out of town - happy celebrations to you all!

Victoria said...


but we ARE having the annual Canada Party here!

Victoria said...

(haha, I make joke)

of course we are very excited to attend and very grateful to the parish of St.John's/St.Nina's for hosting!

pasivirta said...

EPIC! I will do what I can to be there, but it doesn't look good. stupid water keeps us from crossing too often.

but man, what a way to up the ante.