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2017 RCC Donations to Local Charities

On Monday December 4 at its monthly meeting, RCC made donations totaling over $12,000 to local charities


Donation Recipients – L Shavalier Photography


RCC members continued their long standing commitment to local High River organizations. This year we made donations to 18 groups spanning the breadth of those in need in High River.
All funds for these donations come from our efforts at the Annual September Show ‘n Shine. This year, we increased the amount charged to participants to $15. On the day of the Show we were able to present a cheque to the Salvation Army Food Bank in the amount of $2206. The same amount was directed towards the restoration of Eamon’s Garage.
Each of these was calculated as $2 per participant in the Show. Additional donations on December 4 were made from the net proceeds of the Show.


This year we supported:

Children’s Wish Foundation Museum of the Highwood Rotary Club of High River
High River Lions Club High River United Church Salvation Army
Rt. Hon. Joe Clark School Spitzee School Holy Spirit Academy
Narrow Road Home Call of the West Museum High River Handi Bus Society
Rowan House Emergency Shelter High River District Healthcare Foundation Foothills Country Hospice Society
Foothills Minor Hockey Association Fetal Alcohol Society Highwood High School

2017 Canada Day and Show Poster Samples

Canada Day and Show Poster Samples added to the web site

Ted Dawson has been working with a local artist, Nijoel Leman, to develop posters and T-Shirt artwork for the 2017 Canada Day and the September Show ‘n Shine events.
In his usual style, Ted has incorporated an image depicting the vehicle backed by local landmarks.
This year, High River residents may be able to pick out Evelyn’s Cafe in the background. The scene is one of the north side of 4th Avenue Downtown.

These images will be enhanced and slightly modified to allow for use on the Show Dash Plaques as well as providing for the recognition of our premier Show sponsors.

Many thanks to Ted and Nijoel for their efforts in putting these together.
Quoting Nijoel. He chose the “1932 Auburn V12 Boattail Speedster for the car, I have always been in love with its body style and lines as well the red and white color scheme was fitting”

Joe Media – Car Stories

Representatives from Joe Media attended the RCC Monthly Meeting in February.
They are looking for individuals with an interesting story to tell about their car(s). Joe Media is producing a TV series called Car Stories.
The series is based around 15 minute segments in which they interview the owner of the car to hear the story. Incorporated into the story telling are action shots of the car and owner using and demonstrating their vehicle.
This sounds similar to what one might find on Jay Lenno’s Garage, for those of us who have seen their driving segments.

For more information, refer to the Joe Media web site at www.joemedia.tv

RCC Declares a Snow Day !!

Snow Day !!

Welcome to High River in the Winter. Its Monday February 6, 2017 and the River City Classics Car Club has officially declared this a Snow Day.
Our President called first thing this morning to let me know that the AG Grounds at the north end of Town are almost impassible with the access roads into the Call of the West Museum completely hidden in the snow.
As a result, we will be rescheduling our regularly scheduled Monthly Meeting to next Wednesday, February 15 2017 starting at 7:00 pm. See you Next Week!!

Snow Day !!


RCC Sponsors “Light Up George Lane Park”

Monster Truck, Christmas Tree and Antique Tractor added to the displays in George Lane Park

At our Nov 7, Monthly Meeting the River City Classics Car Club decided to take on sponsorship for a newly acquired light display in George Lane Park.
Ted Dawson, our Treasurer, and the chair of the “Light Up George Lane Park” Committee told members of the Monster Truck and Antique Tractor display. The fabricated and welded metal display which was built and donated by the Fabrication Class at Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks.
Quoting Ted..

“it has been been refurbished as part of the displays we received from the Fabrication Class at Foothills Composite High School. The Class has been busy this year making us some new displays and also fixing up some displays which they had been unable to use at the School for one reason or another.”

Ted is always looking for new ways to enhance the light display in George Lane and this year both Foothills Composite and River City Classics are part of his enterprise.
He describes the display as “a great addition to the ‘Light Up George Lane Park’ initiative allowing us to expand our displays and also let the students showcase some of the work they have done in the past.”
Thanks to Ted for bringing the proposal forward.

Burn Out Night and Show ‘n Shine Images added to web site

Thanks to Lillian Shavalier we have been able to add 11 pictures she took at the September 24th Burn Out Night event.
She also provided a plethora of images from the Show ‘n Shine. 20 of those have now been added to the 2016 Show Gallery.
Check out the images by clicking on “2016 Show” on the Menu bar.
Lillian is an avid photographer who has documented many of the events which make up the fabric of the River City Classics Car Club. They include the arrival of the Eamon’s Garage this year.
She can be reached at lshavalierphotography@gmail.com

Four Sponsors contribute directly to the River City Classics

We’d like to recognize the sponsorship provided to RCC by four of our local, High River, businesses.  Their generosity will make it possible for us to donate to local charities in the future and will also further our work on restoration of the Eamon’s Garge.

Our main sponsor for the T-shirts was Shawne Excavating and Trucking


Supporting sponsors were Tractorland, Farmboy Landscaping, and Stash Garages.

Tractorland Farmboy LandsacpingStashgarages


The sponsors have been recognized by the Club through the addition of their logos to the back of the Club T-shirts which were available for sale at the Canada Day Show ‘n Shine and future events.


It is impossible to stage an event without the support of our volunteers and our corporate sponsors.


Thanks to Shawne, Farmboy, Stash Garages and Tractorland for helping us with our local community projects including the Eamon’s Garage.  We hope we can count on your help in the future.

11th Annual Christmas in July (at George Lane Park)

canada-day-2016_11x17_poster 2016 Christmas in the Park

The River City Classics event is just one part of the Canada Day celebrations in High River.

The days starts off with the running of the High River Half Marathon and is topped off with a fireworks display at Emerson Lake.
Bring along your classic vehicle for a mini Show ‘n Shine in George Lane Park.

Vehicle registration 8:30am to 10:30 latest.  The Park is going to be a busy place.  Arrive early!  We shared the Ball Diamond with the bouncy castles last year.

Show 10am – 4pm

Bring your lawn chairs.  Take in the music.   Enjoy the sunshine.


Count’s Kustoms Trip Update

Jeff and Jeannie visited Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas and provided this Trip Report….

Custom Painted Vehicles


Jeannie and I had a great afternoon at Count’s Kustoms.



The the whole crew there was great and we even met the head of their Marketing Department, Randy Zinkil.



We purchased a very rare, limited addition, set of hubcaps to be auctioned off at our September 25th Show ‘n Shine.


Orange Fire Cap Bright Purple Cap Bright Green Cap Bright Blue Cap Authenticity Autograph

These hubcaps have been custom painted and signed by Danny Koker. The hubcaps have been shown on five seasons of the TV show.



Randy Zinkil has mentioned our purchase and the future auction on their Twitter feed as well as their Facebook page. It is welcome help to promote our September 25th Auction.



We look forward to future to support for our club and our charity work from Count’s Kustoms.



Many thanks to Danny and his great group of employees.

Monthly Events update available from SVAA

River City Classics is a member of the Specialty Vehicle Association of Alberta (SVAA).  As part of that membership we are permitted to post events to their on-line calendar.


Barry Ferguson’s “Cruise the ‘Dub”, our “Christmas in the Park” and of course the 14th Annual Show ‘n Shine are three events which we have published through the SVAA.


If you are interested in receiving a monthly e-mail update of events across Alberta and beyond, then go to the SVAA web site at www.svaalberta.com find the “Get Notified” link in their left side bar and register your e-mail address.


A link to the SVAA web site is also available in the left side bar of pages on the RCC web site under the “Our Friends” title.