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RCC gives $10,000 to local Chairites

On December 5, 2016 River City Classics Car Club presented a total of $10,000 to local High River Charities.

Jeff Langford, our President, speaking on behalf of all Club Members, pointed out that the difficult 2016 economy had not deterred RCC from donating the same amount to Charities as we did in 2015.

2016 Charities

2016 Charities

He indicated that this is largely due to the hard work and dedication of our Members who put on a very successful Show ‘n Shine in September.
Donations were made to 18 individual High River groups.
We were very pleased to welcome a representative from 17 of those groups to our regular monthly meeting for the presentation.

2016 Charities

2016 Charities

Following a tradition established last year, each representative gave a short highlight of the purpose and direction of their organization and where possible an indication of the purpose to which the money will be devoted.

2016 Charities

2016 Charities


Organizations receiving our 2016 Donations are:

  • The Children’s Wish Foundation
  • Museum of the Highwood
  • Rotary Club of High River
  • High River Lions Club
  • High River United Church
  • Salvation Army interfaith Food Bank (High River)
  • Salvation Army Christmas Hampers Programme
  • Joe Clark School (Healthy Snacks Programme)
  • Spitzee School (Healthy Snacks Programme)
  • Holy Spirit Academy (Healthy Snacks Programme
  • 1 St High River Scouts
  • Call of the West Museum
  • High River Handi-Bus Society
  • Rowan House Emergency Shelter
  • High River Hospital Foundation
  • Foothills Country Hospice Society
  • The Narrow Road House
  • Foothills Minor Hockey

2016 RCC Christmas Party

Great to see folks at the 2016 RCC Christmas Party


2016 Christmas Party

2016 Christmas Party

As always the 2016 Party was a social success. We had an opportunity to socialize with fellow RCC members in a setting which was decidedly not car oriented.
Lesley and Larry Stadnick organized the event for us this year and took us to the High River Legion for a buffet dinner.

2016 Gift Exchange

2016 Gift Exchange

A high point of the proceedings was the gift exchange. Each of us brought along a small wrapped parcel.
That is, all except Keith Gray. He turned up with a large wooden box to which he had attached a hammer and a wrecking bar.

Ted and the Rabbit

Ted and the Rabbit

We had to imagine that the famous RCC Rabbit would be the box resident.
Sure enough, the Rabbit was revealed when Ted decided to provide him a home for the coming year. It took a little work, courtesy of the hammer and wrecking bar but you can see the results.
Jeff Langford acted as our MC during the gift exchange but who knows what role Mr. Rabbit might play for next year.

Next Year's MC ?

Next Year’s MC ?


Best of the Season to all RCC Members and their Spouses

2016 RCC Charity Donations to be announced Dec 5

This morning, November 29, our Treasurer, Ted Dawson put out the following press release, inviting local High River Media, to the RCC Charity Donations presentation next Monday, (Dec 5).


“Good Morning!
Just to let you know that the River City Classics Car Club will be making donations to a variety of different groups in the High River Area on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 PM at the ‘Call of the West’ Museum (High River Rodeo Grounds).
The donations are possible because of the work and dedication that the members of the RCC (River City Classics) put into their annual Show ‘n Shine. (September 25, 2016)
Each year we have been able to make about $10,000 in donations.
Thank you again for all your help and support! We look forward to seeing you on Monday evening.
Ted Dawson
River City Classics Car Club”

Ted’s press release included the High River Times (Sun Media), AM 1140, The Eagle 100.9 and Sun Country 99.7 (all members of Golden West Radio), plus the Town of High River.
Please join us at the Call of the West Museum to celebrate local Charities.

Charity event supporting AARC added to the Calendar

Fred Phillips, a well respected Calgary car collector, is hosting a panel discussion entitled USED CARS – EXPERIENCE KNOWS BEST.
The event, scheduled for Saturday November 26, 2016 brings together a panel of four to discuss the process of evaluating cars.
Fred is a long time supported of the AARC, Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center. AARC helps 13 -21 yr olds dealing with addiction and alcoholism reach their twenties.
An excerpt from the Event Brochure…

USED CARS – EXPERIENCE KNOWS BEST (How to spot the best)

A symposium on the DNA of a great car , examining a spectacular restoration and an incredible survivor
Maybe you are interested in cars and are contemplating a purchase or maybe you are just curious about cars. Possibly you ended up buying a car only to find out that your infatuation had put the blinders on?
After a couple thorough washes and test drives you came to the conclusion that you had bought a 3 dressed up as a 9.
Two cars from Fred’s collection will be used as the focus for the discussion. They are nearly identical in specification but couldn’t be more different.
One car led a colorful early life before being parked under a car port for almost 40 years. When discovered it was treated to some of the best talent in the automotive world and restored in magnificent fashion.
The second car led a charmed life and represents what a car looks like if you put it in a sealed cocoon and opened it up almost 50 years later. Never painted or restored, this car could very well be the poster child for preservation.
Panel members at the event will share their 100+ years of experience and the great part is their advice can be applied to any vehicle you may have interest in.

Tickets and additional details are available through Used Cars – Experience Knows Best

Fantastic day at the Annual Show today!

We couldn’t have asked for better weather or indeed for a better turnout of vehicles.
There was a good showing of bikes clustered on 4th Avenue in Downtown and that was only a small part of the contingent of over 1200 vehicles we saw today.
It was a little chilly in the early going and doing registration in the dark was a little challenging but all in all things went pretty smoothly for a Show of this size.
This year we incorporated two new offerings on the menu. Saturday evening a dedicated group from our Club put on a Burn Out evening. Reports have put the number of participants for that at 53. This afternoon the folks from Canadian Public Auctions joined us in auctioning off a collectable car and other items, such as custom hub caps from the Kounting Cars series on TV.
Here’s a look back at an earlier Post so you can have a look at the artwork on the hub caps Kount’s Kustom hub caps
Thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers who make the event possible and thanks to you car buff’s in Southern Alberta for helping us to have such a successful day.
We hope to see you again next year.

Burn-out Night – Sept 24th 2016

Join us Saturday September 24th between 6 PM and 8 PM (registration opens @ 4:30) on Center street south between 12 Ave and 7th Avenue, in High River, AB
Bring your best ‘A’ game and drive your ‘classic’ in the 100 yard Burn-out Night Event.

Registration ($20) will be onsite at the Canadian Public Auction registration/announcer trailer to be located in the open area between Centre Street and 1st Street SW.
All participants must complete registration before proceeding into the Event. Vehicles must have current registration and drivers must present a currently valid Driver’s License.

Be aware that Minors are not permitted in your vehicle when it is in the Burn Out Zone

Following Registration vehicles will proceed North on Center Street, looping on to 1st Street SW entering the NAPA Inspection Lane.
Vehicles MUST pass NAPA Inspection before entering the Burn Out Zone. Inspected vehicles will be provided with a windshield decal and #. Those details will enable our Event Announcer to identify your vehicle.
The Burn Out Zone includes 3 staging areas on Centre Street South, between 11th Avenue and 8th Avenue. Participants will follow the instructions of their starter.
During their Burn Out, vehicles must remain in 1st gear and all break stands will be limited to 15 seconds and 50′. Under no circumstance will any stunting be allowed. Brake stands will be restricted to the 3 staging areas.
Once the 3 are staging area have cleared we will re-stage another 3 vehicles and repeat the process.
Participants may then loop to 1st Street SW, returning to the back of the queue for another Burn Out or proceed into the Downtown Cruise Area.
The Cruise is an unstructured circulation through Downtown High River to give you an opportunity to see and be seen with your Classic.

RCMP will be out in full force to ensure that all rules of the road are adhered to.


Highlights of High River, Sept 21-25, 2016

Fall 2016 show Shine Sunday September 25th
Location: Downtown High River
Best access route to the Registration is from Hwy 23 west (12th Ave) through the roundabout at Centre Street then north on First Street SW.
· Sept 25, 2016
· Registration 7am to 10am
· Show time 10am to 4pm
· Draws at 2:30 pm
· Events and entertainment for the whole family
2016 Show Poster


Check out the Highlights for the rest of the Sept 21 – 25 extended weekend. Sept 21-25 Highlights
Ag Society Sponsored Concert (Sept 24)
This Led Zeppelin tribute band is playing Saturday evening at the Ag Society Indoor Arena.
Ledzepplin Tribute Concert

September 25th Show ‘n Shine (quick link)

Here’s a direct link to the Calendar entry for the September 25th Show ‘n Shine.
Sunday Sept 25, 2016 Show ‘n Shine
All the information you need is posted there, including the art work poster we released for the event.
Mark it in your calendars for Sept 25th in Downtown High River
See you there!!
Additional news, as of September 14th. The High River Ag Society has agreed to allow RV Parking and Dry Camping on the Rodeo Grounds. Details have been added to the 2016 Show ‘n Shine Calendar entry

New e-mail address for the September Show ‘n Shine

Questions regarding this years September 25th Show ‘n Shine may now be addressed either via the Contact Us tab on the navigation bar of the web site or through a new e-mail address.

The address is showchair@rivercityclassics.ca

It is being monitored by several members of the Club so we should be able to route your question for a speedy answer.

2016 Show ‘n Shine Vendor Applications – Now Closed

In response to increased demand, we extended the time frame for Vendors to submit applications for space at the Show from the original date of August 12, 2016.

As of September 14 we have now heard from 56 interested Vendors and have found it necessary to Close Vendor Applications one day before our extended deadline.


Vendor Applications for the 2016 Show are now Closed.

If you are looking for information on the application which you have already submitted, please contact our Vendor Coordinator, Barry Ferguson directly at (403) 649-6936.
For completeness sake we have left the Vendor Contract available on the web site.