This year the Northern Ireland Region is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its formation in 1977. The main celebration will be at the Regional Rally which will be held from 25th to 29th May at Civil Service Sports Association Grounds within the Stormont Estate at Dundonald near Belfast.
The site will open to members at 11am on Thursday 25th and close at 3pm on Monday 29th May.
Plans for the weekend are currently being finalised and the cost to members will be as follows:-
- Thursday night and Sunday night £10.00 per unit per night,
- Friday and Saturday night £15.00 per unit per night.
- (Discount for single-occupancy units).
Each evening the Lounge Bar in the pavilion will be open to allow members to socialise. On Friday there will be a short opening ceremony at 8.00 pm. And this will be followed by the Inter-DA Quiz commencing at approximately 8.30 pm and hosted this year by Bangor DA.
The Regional AGM will be held in the Pavilion on Saturday morning commencing at 10.30 am. This will be followed by an Open Forum when the club Chairman, Mel Hill will be on hand to answer any relevant questions.
The usual evening entertainment has been arranged for Saturday evening commencing at 7.30 pm and during the evening there will be a finger buffet available for members. The usual raffle will also be held and the main prize will be a voucher for £200 towards a Stena Line ferry crossing plus a Calor Gas BBQ valued at £150.
On Sunday morning Renee Gibson will lead a short Service of Worship giving thanks for the last 40 years of camping with the Region and DA’s in Northern Ireland. During the service we will take a collection for the nominated charity – The Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.