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2017 Show ‘n Shine Vendor Applications Now Closed

Vendor Applications for the 2017 Show are now Closed

 
Many thanks to all of our new and returning Vendors. We have now reached approximately 60 vendors and have found it necessary to close new applications as of today.
 
If you are looking for information about an Application which you have already submitted, please contact Al Leonhardt, the 2017 Show Chair via email at showchair@rivercityclassics.ca
 
Many of you will have already heard from Al in response to the space which you requested.
 
Electronic invoices have been issued to those Vendors who requested move than the basic 10ft X 10ft. Payment of that invoice is required to ensure your place at the Show.
 
Vendor booth set-up is encouraged for Saturday evening, September 23. Cars will begin arriving early on Sunday morning, meaning it can be a difficult time to set up your booth.
 

Looking forward to an outstanding event on Sunday September 24, 2017

5 (five) Items added to the Buy / Sell Category

Five items have been added to the Buy / Sell Category. Check them out by using the Main Menu.

 

Four new items have been added to the Sell Category on behalf of Barry Ferguson.

 

1960 Pontiac Strato Chief

1960 Pontiac Strato Chief

1966 Meteor Montcalm

1966 Meteor Montcalm

 

1950 Dodge

1950 Dodge

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

 
 

While Dale Delauw would like help with parts and information about restoring his Father in Law’s classic

1964 Chrysler Windsor

1964 Chrysler Windsor

Busy Show Day – Evelyn’s staff had Monday off !!

Here’s a sign which was posted today on Evelyn’s Memory Lane Cafe.
 
A graphic example of all of the effort which goes on during a successful Show.
 
Credit Evelyn’s and other businesses in High River for their choice to enhance the “guest” experience by opening on Sunday for the Show.
 
Thanks !!
 
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Santa Claus Parade Winners Announced

High River online lists Parade Winners

In a report Dec 7, High River online reported that the joint float with River City Classics, Call of the West Museum and SNAPS was recognized as the best “Antique Truck and Tractor” entry in the Dec 4 Santa Claus Parade.

See the full report at High River Online Story


We have also received a Thank-you from the Parade Organizers

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A Very Special Thank You!

Thank you to everyone for participating in the 29th Annual Santa Claus Parade!

All the effort you put into your entries was really appreciated, especially by the children along the Parade route. As you saw, we had an extremely good turn-out of spectators!
We are looking forward to the 30th Annual Santa Claus Parade and would ask you to mark Friday, December 2nd, 2016, in your calendars. The theme for next year’s Parade will be “Joy to the World”.
Thank you also, to the all the volunteers who helped with the barricades, the fire pits, organizing the Parade and all the groups and businesses who put out hot chocolate stands along the parade route. It really made for a special evening for everyone!

Thank you again for making our annual High River Rotary Santa Claus Parade such a great success!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ted Dawson
Rotary Club of High River
Santa Claus Parade committee
“Light Up George Lane Park” committee

 

 

Santa Clause Parade a Success

Congratulations Ted !!

The December 4th Santa Claus Parade was a resounding success for our own Ted Dawson and the Town of High River.

This year River City Classics entered two decorated floats.  Garret Broer and Brian Chipchase went first, showcasing Garret’s decorated classic, 66 Chevelle SS.  Here they are just before setting off for the parade.

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Later in the Parade, just before Santa, came our second float.  It was a combined effort featuring vintage half track farm tractor from the “Call of the West” Museum, our own Nater pick-up and a group of volunteers representing SNAPS.  All of this on a huge flatbed truck courtesy of CDI International.


 

Here’s a few photos to show what Jeff Langford and a group of elves accomplished.  They show our alignment on 3rd Street SW as we waited for parade marshals to give us our queue to proceed.

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Photos Dave Dobson

2015 Car Show proceeds for local Charities

Donations to local Charities distributed at the December 2nd Meeting

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Cheques were distributed to 18 organizations this year as part of our commitment to support the Local Community

 

in 2015 we supported:

  • Rowan House,
  • Children’s Wish Foundation,
  • Museum of the Highwood,
  • Rotary Club of High River
  • High River Lions Club
  • Salvation Army Food Bank
  • Salvation Army Christmas Fund
  • Joe Clark, Holy Spirit, and Spitzee Schools
  • Navy League Cadets
  • Call of the West Museum
  • High River United Church
  • High River Handi-bus
  • High River Scouts
  • Foothills Minor Hockey
  • Foothills Country Hospice
  • “Cancer Care Close to Home” Hospital Foundation

Each year we are fortunate enough to be able to return between $8000 and $10000 to local charities in the High River community. These funds are a direct result of the success of our September Car Show.

Photo courtesy of Al Leonhardt

2015 Christmas Party

Christmas Party a resounding success

Many thanks to Lynne Thornton for organizing the Christmas Party this year.  It was held Saturday November 28th at the Legion here is High River.

The mood was festive and I’m sure that all of us had a wonderful time celebrating the coming of Christmas.


 

This year the Club recognized one of our founders. Doug Montford was presented with an engraved plaque in recognition for his years of effort in bringing the club to where we are today. Doug and spouse Yvonne have provided, leadership, encouragement, a mailing address (Highwood Lock & Key) and a contact point for both new and old members.

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Of course this time of year is highlighted by the giving and receiving of gifts.

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This year, again, that included the “stuffed rabbit”.  I’m not sure of the origin of this tradition but have it on good authority that the rabbit makes an appearance every year as part of the gift exchange.  Certainly a picture is worth much more than words so here’s Doug Sheppard showcasing the rabbit just before it was “exchanged” away from him.

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Food, gifts and fellowship were the mainstay of the evening.

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Photos courtesy of Vic Giguere

 

 

Nater comes to High River

Jeff Langford and a team of elves from the River City Classics are bringing Nater (or at least one of his brothers) to life for this years Santa Claus Parade.

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There’s a child inside all of us.  Who can forget the likable characters from the Disney Cars movies.  Our version of Nater doesn’t talk but he’s pretty special in every other way.  On his door panels you can see Eamon’s garage.  A reference to the Club’s efforts to bring Eamon’s garage to life at the High River Ag grounds in 2016.

Based on a truck from the late 1940’s, Nater will ride in the Parade on a flat bed truck provided by CDI International out of Aldersyde.

Come out and see what the elves have built.  Oh yes and don’t forget, Santa will be there too!!

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Popular events to return in 2016

The Club is already planning next years cruising calendar events.  2016 will see repeats of the “Christmas in July” mini show & shine, the Kananaskis BBQ, Aldersyde show & shine and of course the 14th annual Classics Show & Shine in September.

It will be hard to beat the participation of almost 1100 vehicles at the September show.  Are you planning to join us?

RCC Sponsors Christmas Display

At the general meeting on November 4, members of the Club agreed to sponsor a Christmas light display in George Lane Park.  Members heard that it is too late this year to obtain an auto specific scene; however, their contribution will be recognized through a more generalized display this year.  An opportunity to customize the display will occur next year.