Norton Fans Reunite! …
June 8th – Nortorious 2 Update: The rally will be September 6-10, 2021!
Slipping the date to 6-10 September seems to be working out! The public health situation in BC is improving rapidly and the Provincial four step plan to return to normality should be fully implemented by September. This is so encouraging and means that we should be able as a minimum to host a Canadian Rally. Today there is also a report that criteria for re-opening the US Canada border are being actively discussed. Let us hope a decision is made quickly to allow us all to make plans to attend. It would be fabulous for the “INOA clan” to gather and put the last 18 months of health scares, lockdowns, and restrictions well and truly behind us! I also think it would be a fitting tribute to friends that we have lost since the last time we were able to gather.
The town of Lumby is looking forward to seeing you all and like many small communities they have experienced some tough times during the pandemic. Fortunately, the pub, restaurants and café are all still in business, as is the Twin Creeks Motel. The Lions are being fantastic and helping us in so many ways. The campsite will be solely for us from noon on Labor Day but if you want to arrive early or indeed stay late, please make your own arrangements directly with the campground office. The slightly revised schedule of events is on the link on this site.
September is a great time to be in the BC interior with good weather (mid 70s F) and less tourist traffic. The Rally Committee is now just making some final arrangements and our intention is to open online booking for the rally by July 5th for at least those of us on this side of the border. This will be extended to all as soon as we get confirmation that the border will open. The one thing we would ask is that you all make an early decision to come and get your booking in as quickly as possible, so we get an idea of numbers. Watch this space for regular updates. Carpe Diem!
BMOC Okanagan INOA 2021 Nortorious 2 Rally Committee