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Eamon’s Garage Restoration Status Pictures

Here’s a collection of pictures to highlight the amount of work done to restore Eamon’s Garage to its former glory

Ray Bouillet, Brian and Harold Chipchase, Wes Shaw, Jeff Langford, Herman Groenwold and many others have worked to get the Eamon’s project to its current status.
From the attached pictures, the obvious changes include … the floors have all been poured, walls have been framed and insulated, the electrical panel and branch circuits have been installed.

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