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Celebrating our 2017 Show Sponsors !!

Please help us to recognize the people and Businesses which made the 2017 Show possible

 

The 2017 Show was made possible through the generosity of these Sponsors

 

Platimun Sponsors
 

  • Western Financial Group – High River
  • Re-Think Media – High River
  • Foothills Signs – High River
  • Calgary Exhibition & Stampede – Stampede Stage
  • Teamsters Local 362 – Teamster’s Stage
  • CDI International – High River
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    Gold Sponsors
     

  • High River AutoPlex & RV – High River
  • Shawne Excavating & Trucking – High River
  • Town of High River
  • CIMA Canada – High River

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    Silver Sponsors
     

  • NAPA Auto Parts – High River
  • Country Chrysler – High River
  • Triple K Auto Body – High River

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    Bronze Sponsors
     

  • About Autos – High River
  • Arnold & Arnold Law Office – High River
  • Blue Spruce Auto Parts – High River
  • CSN Auto Dynamics – High River
  • Dee Alta Tires – High River & Blackie
  • Delanoy & Company LLP – High River
  • Farmboy Landscaping & Maintenance – High River
  • GM Mechanical – High River
  • Golden National Restaurant – High River
  • High River Landscape Products
  • Highview Animal Clinic – High River
  • Mac Tools – High River
  • MacKillop Lawn Care – High River
  • Mike’s Hi-Tech Transmission – High River
  • Minute Muffler & Brake – High River
  • Sandstone Catering – High River
  • Sandstone Furniture – High River
  • Timothy Fred’s Furniture – High River
  • Total Auto Care – High River
  • Ward Tire – High River
  • Wrinkles/Car Star – High River

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    Sponsors
     

  • 1906 Restaurant/Lounge – High River
  • 7 Eleven – High River
  • Boston Pizza- High River
  • Chatters Hair Salon – Okotoks
  • Co-op – High River –
  • Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad
  • Cuts on Fifth – High River>/li>
  • Dean’s Dodges
  • Delmerie Flowers – High River
  • Evelyns’ Restaurant – High River
  • Eyes 360 – High River
  • Fountain Tire – High River
  • Golden National Restaurant – High River
  • Hagerty Insurance
  • High Country Chev Olds – High River
  • High River Dental Center – High River
  • High River Ford Lincoln – High River-merchandise
  • High River Home Hardware – High River
  • High River Toyota – High River
  • Highwood Distillers – High River
  • Highwood Golf & Country Club – High River
  • Jolee Electronics – High River
  • McDonalds Restaurant – High River
  • Meguire’s Car Care Products
  • My Pizza & Steak House – High River
  • Nutters’ Electric Service Company Ltd –Okotoks
  • P & H Family Restaurant – High River
  • Pappa Johns’ Pizza – High River
  • Picasso Pizza – High River
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – High River
  • Sobeys – High River
  • South Fork Restaurant – High River
  • The Shop Hair Studio and Boutique – High River
  • Tim Hortons S.E. – High River
  • Whistle Stop Cafe – High River
  • 2017 – Wow!! What a Show & Burn-Out

    Well, the 2017 Show & Burn-Out are both completed

     

    WoW!! What a Show


     
    It’s Monday, the day after the Show and the heady experience of another successful Show is still in the air!
     
    It was a chilly -2 Celcius as we arrived at morning set-up for the event, yet there already were 3 vehicles lined up at Registration. That was just the beginning. By the time Registration completed at 11:00 we had seen 1106 vehicles. There were the customized pick-ups, the scorching Mustangs, the motorcycles, the VW Beetles, the Lotus Super 7, and it just went on from there. We saw almost everything and throughout we also saw some of the most fantastic people in Alberta. Thanks to all. I don’t think I saw a face without a smile the whole day.
     

     
    Of course it warmed up later, as it always does, and the crowds were everywhere. It’s easy for us to count cars (& trucks & bikes) as they arrive but counting the public spectators is a whole other question. In the closing stages of the Show, while out picking up out signage, I noticed a plethora of motorcycles parked on the grass near the Centre Street bridge with other personal vehicles in the former community of Wallaceville.
     
    Business for our Vendors was brisk wherever I looked. Let’s guess that there were upwards of 11,000 visitors to Town on Sunday.
     

     
    Quoting some feedback we have already received…”2017 Show ’N Shine- FANTASTIC. Thanks to all. The show was amazing ! Every where you looked there were happy faces, both young and old. Bonnie & Wayne”
     
    Preceding the Show again this year was the Second Annual Burn-Out on Saturday evening. By all reports this was another popular event. Again this year the Town of High River permitted us to close the southern section of Centre Street from 7th Avenue to 12th Avenue. Barriers on both sides of the road kept the crown from the three Staging Areas. There was plenty of rubber smoke and I have heard reports of some definite crowd pleasing exploits.
     
    Participants who registered and passed the mandatory vehicle inspection were permitted to Stage through the course as many times as they could within the 3 hour time allotted for the Event.
     
    I’m told that three loops was typical with some participants squeezing in 4 loops within the time limit.


     


    See you September 30, 2018 !!
     
    Photos courtesy of Lillian Shavalier

    On-line Registration for the 2017 Show ‘n Shine closes – September 20

    On-line Registration for the 2017 Show ‘n Shine will be closing on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.

     
    We are looking forward to another great Show this coming Sunday. If you have already registered for the event, then look for the ‘Pre Registered’ sign at Front End Registration on First Street SW near the High River Library.
     
    Your registration package, including your Dash Plaque and Windshield Sign, will be waiting for you there. That will save you a trip to Downtown Registration.
     
    Please bring along a copy of the system generated e-mail confirming your registration.
     
    If you haven’t registered and paid already, general registration will be open from 7:00 – 10:00 am on Sunday morning, September 24th.
     
    We only operate one entry gate. You can reach it on First Street SW., just west of the 12th Avenue & Centre St. roundabout.

    See you Sunday for the Show!!

    Register Now for the 2017 September Show

     


    Our Annual September Show & Shine is the premier event of the year for car lovers in the Calgary area.

     
    River City Classics Car Club has been staging this annual event since 2002. It has grown from a small beginning of a few vehicles located in George Lane Park to its current status where the Show takes over the whole of Downtown High River.
     
    It isn’t unusual to see over 1100 vehicles and 50 vendors set up for the last Sunday in September. Access to Downtown is restricted on Show Day so vendors have become accustomed to arriving the evening before and locating their trailers.
     
    Cars begin to arrive at “Front End Registration” as early as 6:00 am even though official opening is 7:00 am. Thanks to a hardy group of volunteers we are able to process the arrivals and get them to a parking space efficiently.
     
    Parking for the Show is directed by our Parking Volunteers and is on a first come, first served basis. Sorry but we aren’t able to accommodate reserved parking locations.
     
    Weather at the end of September is often chilly in the early morning while later in the day it can be very pleasant. We have been fortunate over the years and can report plenty of Alberta sunshine gracing our Show.
     
    Vehicle Admission provides access to our Show area for your vehicle, and for the first 1000 vehicles, it means a commemorative dash plaque.
     
    Starting in 2016 the River City Classics instituted a “Burn-Out” Night the evening before the Show. If you want to burn a little bit of rubber, in First gear only, then come out and register for the Burn-Out. In 2016 the Town of High River and the High River RCMP Detachment graciously allowed us to close Centre Street just north of 12th Ave. In the space of 5 long blocks we were able to create three burn-out staging areas. Participants, under guidance from our Volunteers, were able to get in as many 100 Ft runs as they could in a 2 hour period.
     
    Close the Summer Show Season with River City Classics Car Club!!
     

    Mark your calendars for the last weekend in September and join us in High River

     
    If you have any questions, use the Contact Us link on the web site Menu or e-mail your query directly to our showchair@rivercityclassics.ca
     
     


    2017 Canada Day Show ‘n Shine

    Thanks to all who participated in the Canada Day Show. I believe that we had a total of 81 entries for the Canada 150 Event.
     
    All proceeds from the event were donated to Rowan House Women’s Shelter.
     
    Here’s a few images provided by Lillian Shavalier. You might have noticed her moving around the field on her hover-board powered mobile lawn chair. Oh yes… and you might have noticed her outrageous, long, red and white eyelashes.
     

    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.

    2017 High River Trade Fair

    May 5 and 6 saw RCC participate in another successful High River Trade Fair

     

    This year’s event was again held at the Snodgrass Recreation Centre in High River. Ted Dawson coordinated our entry with support from Club volunteers.
     
    The highlight of RCC’s entry were definitely the two vehicles. Al Millard provided his newly acquired Ford Model T, mid-door sedan and Roger Hamel his beautifully updated red pick-up.
     

    Ted has participated in the event on many occasions and described the value returned to the Club through the visibility and recognition we gain with the general public.
     
    Conversations at the event gave our volunteers an opportunity to describe our goals as a Club and our annual donation to local High River charities.
     

    Pictured here are a few of the volunteers who spent Saturday morning at the RCC booth.
     
    From the left, Al Millard, Dave Dobson, Vic Giguere, Gerri Giguere, and Al Leonhardt.
     


    Photography courtesy of Ted Dawson

    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.

    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