Grey Cup party at Tunstall Bay clubhouse
For the first time in its 42-year history the Tunstall Bay Community Association (TBCA) is hosting a Grey Cup party open to the public. The game between the Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts goes this Sunday, November 25, in Toronto at 3 p.m. PST, with the doors at the TBCA clubhouse opening at 2.
There will be a $10 admission for non-members – members get in free – and you’ll be watching the 100th Grey Cup on a new, state-of-the-art, 9’ hi-definition screen with surround sound that promises to make it an exciting event even without the B.C. Lions.
The party is to be a harbinger of things to come as the club plans to open its doors for other events. “We’re more actively promoting the TBCA in the broader community,” club president Ian Thomson said in an email this week.
Thomson noted that new islanders, and likely even some long-term islanders, may not know much about the club and said an event like the Grey Cup party raises the TBCA’s profile.
“We’re a not-for-profit club that’s run by volunteers with a terrific facility manager and family living on site,” he said.
The club, which has long rented out its facilities to the public for weddings, parties, meetings and other private functions, boasts about 120 family members from all over the island and even the mainland, not just the Tunstall Bay area. There is a wait list for new members and anyone interested can find information at tunstallbay.org.
TBCA treasurer Richard Underdown told the Undercurrent that the club already has another public event at the clubhouse planned – a jazz night on Friday, December 7, that will feature Bowen musicians: guitarist Tuen Schut, bassist Rob Bailey and drummer Buff Allen.
You’ll be able to buy a beer for four bucks at the Grey Cup party, non-alcoholic beverages for two bucks and a plate of chili and a bun for $6. RSVP at email@example.com.