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1937 Ford replicar – A happy new owner

Pictured here is the 1937 Ford replicar which was given away at the 2017 RCC Show ‘n Shine

 

 
The Happy New Owner is Monti Graham of Calgary!
 
Congratulations to Monti and thanks to all of you who contributed to the restoration of the Historic Eamon’s Garage.
 

 
Roger Hamel congratulates Monti (left) on his good fortune!!

Successful Eamon’s Fundraiser – June 17 2017

Eamon’s Fundraiser Images

Thanks to Lillian Shavalier for her pictures of the successful Eamon’s Fundraiser on June 17, 2017
 

On-line Ticket Sales now closed for Eamon’s Fundraiser

On-line Ticket Sales have now closed for the June 17, 2017 Eamon’s Fundraiser

 
Many thanks to all participants who chose to purchase their tickets through the RCC website. We were pleased to be able to offer this option for the first time this year.
 
If you purchased your tickets on-line, please remember to bring along the e-mail confirmation which you received plus some form of personal ID which matches the name on the confirmation e-mail.
 
We hope you enjoy the BBQ from JRRR-BBQ and the Rock tunes from the Roamin Cadillacs.
 
It’s Party Time, Saturday evening June 17 on Festival Street (4th Ave SW) in Downtown High River.
 

Please note that there are still a few tickets available at the door.

Opportunity for Businesses to Support Eamon’s Garage

Businesses in Southern Alberta have an opportunity to support the Eamon’s Garage restoration

 
As our part of our fundraising for the Eamon’s garage restoration project, we are in need of the following…
Construction Supplies and Labour:
 

1. Stucco – Time and Material (Supplier and/or Laborer)
2. Window Builder – Custom Built Windows
3. Garage Doors
4. Wood-worker
5. Painter to volunteer and donate products
6. Drywaller and Materials
7. GRAVEL (Big Priority)
8. Cement – We have people who can do the finishing
9. Electrical Supplies and an Electrician to donate their time
10. Plumbing Supplies, Fixtures and a Plumber
11. Boiler for heat and someone to run and supply the heating line
12. General Labourers – to volunteer during the Eamon’s Garage Worker Bee Days.
13. Insulation – Specifically Spray Foam

 

If you or your company can help our project, please contact Jeff Langford at vice-president@rivercityclassics.ca

 
All of our Sponsors will be recognized on a billboard to be placed outside of the garage.

Share and Win draw added to Eamon’s Fundraiser

A Share and Win prize consisting of a beautiful collection of summer wines has been added to the Eamon’s Fundraiser

 

It’s easy to get in on the draw for this wine collection!!
 
Simply visit Friends of Eamon’s Garage on Facebook, SHARE and LIKE our Eamon’s Garage fundraiser event and you’re entered for the prize.
 
The Eamon’s Fundraiser will take place on Festival Street (4th Ave SW in High River) on June.17th 2017.
 
Help us raise awareness for the historic Eamon’s Garage. It’s sure to become an important tourist attraction for High River!
 
Tickets for the event are available on this website at www.rivercityclassics.ca/event-registration
 

Join us June 17 for what is turning into a huge & funky High River Block Party!

 
Draw for the wine collection will occur at the Fundraiser.

Sheila Gordon submits Canada 150 Banner Project design

Congratulations to Sheila Gordon for her Canada 150 Banner Project design

 

Canada 150 & Eamon’s by Sheila Gordon

This is the second year of the Banner Project sponsored by the Rotary Club of High River, by the Town of High River, and by the High River Library.
 
Sheila’s submission shows the historic Eamon’s Garage, with its iconic Eamon’s Camp sign, against a backdrop of the Canadian Flag.
 
Information available from the Library website indicates that entries to the 2017 Banner Project closed on May1. Banners will be displayed throughout the month of September in the Library Art gallery.
 
A panel of Community jurors will consider each design and select those which will be printed in a size of 30″ by 73″ and mounted on light standards throughout the Town.
 

Congratulations to Sheila for a well conceived Canada 150 Banner design.

Ticket Sales open for Eamon’s Fundraiser

Ticket Sales are now open for the Eamon’s Garage Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday June 17, 2017

Inspired Events Catering is assisting RCC to present a Dinner / Dance event on “Festival Street” (4th Ave SW) in High River.
 

2016 Long Table Dinner

Long Table Dinner tents ready

 
4th Avenue SW was rebuilt in 2015 to accommodate street festivals and hence the “Festival Street” moniker.
 

News Update. BBQ Beef for the event will be provided by JRRR*BBQ

 

 
In the fall of 2016, Downtown High River was the site of a successful Twilight Long Table Dinner / Dance using tents and tables set up right there on 4th Avenue.
 
On June 17, we will be using the street for another tented event, this time in support of the Eamon’s Garage restoration project.
 

 

The historic Eamon’s Garage arrived in High River, January 2016

In the year since then, screw piles and steel beams have been installed and the building was recently moved on to its permanent foundation.
 
This multi-year project needs your support to succeed. The building has been neglected over the years and will need significant reconstruction.
 

Arrival of the dumpster

Come out on June 17. Enjoy a festival meal. Dance to a classic Rock Band.

April 2017 Eamon’s Work Day

April 22 2017 Eamon’s Work Day

 
A dedicated crew of workers weathered 3 degree C temperatures in the early morning on a Work Day dedicated to preparing the Eamon’s Garage building for new plumbing and electrical.
 
Good thing it warmed up later in the day. You can clearly see that the building is well “air conditioned” at this point. In fact you might even call it “open air”
 
You can see the screw piles and steel I-beam foundation now supporting the structure.
 
Wes Shaw and the crew from Shawnee Excavating can also be seen dumping one of the many loads of fill required to prepare the floor for its future new pad.
 
Photos in the Gallery are courtesy of Lillian Shavalier.
 


New – Old Eamon’s Garage Photos

New photos arrived today, courtesy of Gary Sundholm. Thanks Gary!
 
He mentioned in his note that the pictures were taken in August of 1997.
 
Hope you enjoy the additions to our archive.



 
If you have any photos in your collection which you are willing to share with River City Classics, please attach them to an e-mail and send it to rivercityclassics@gmail.com

Eamon’s a little bit of History

This article is excerpted with permission from the original
by Andrew Guilbert, Avenue Magazine, July 27, 2015

You may reach the complete, original article here.
 

The Story of the Eamon Station
An authentic piece of Calgary art deco architecture.

 

Photo Courtesy Bob Everett (former Eamon's owner)

Photo Courtesy Bob Everett (former Eamon’s owner)

 
Gas stations dot the landscape in Calgary, but the Eamon station’s Art Deco meets Streamline Moderne building is certainly one of the most noteworthy, or at least it was before it was placed in city storage in 2012 in order to make way for the Tuscany LRT station.
 
It’s no wonder then that people like former owner Bob Everett have stepped up to try and restore the storied building to its original location. “I know that building inside and out and I know what a historic jewel it is, and that’s why I’m fighting so hard,” says Everett. “If I did make a few bucks [off it] a long time ago, I’ve more than spent it fighting to try and see the right thing’s done.”
 
Photo Courtesy Bob Everett (former Eamon's owner)

Photo Courtesy Bob Everett (former Eamon’s owner)

 
The station was once part of Eamon’s camp, a site that started with a drive-in diner in 1949 and grew with the years to incorporate the Texaco dealership known as the Eamon station as well as a 12-room bungalow camp, eventually becoming what Eamon called a one-stop tourist centre.
 
The restaurant was destroyed after it caught fire in 1961 and the opening of a nearby section of the Trans-Canada highway in 1966 prompted the closing of the station when Texaco was unable to acquire the proper licenses to work off the highway.