Drywall installed at Eamon’s

Congratulations guys!! Rough installation of the drywall is under way at the Eamon’s Garage



Photos courtesy of Don Horn

Specialty Auto Lift – New Price

Offered for Sale is this, Made in Alberta, Specialty Auto Lift


Measuring 9 feet wide by 15 feet long, this Lift is ideal storage for your classic vehicle and at full lift of 6 feet 5 inches still leaves room for another vehicle below.
This is the perfect space saver for your garage. Asking $8,500 OBO
Contact Tom Mansfield at 403-850-8437 with your offer.

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

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.

2017 Members Christmas Party Photos

45 Members and Guests joined us for the 2017 RCC Christmas Party

Many thanks to Leslie Stadnick for arranging this year’s Party. She even acted as the MC for the Secret Santa exchange.
Club members whom have attended in previous years will remember the proverbial rabbit. Well it made another appearance this year. Its origins are lost in history but suffice to say that many efforts were made to avoid having to provide said rabbit with a home for 2018.
Ted, the rabbit’s 2017 custodian, managed to fool us all by hiding instructions to find the rabbit in a paint can.
Looks like Larry will be the rabbit’s 2018 custodian.
Photos courtesy of Lillian Shavalier.

2017 Members Christmas Party

2017 RCC Members
Christmas Party

December 2, 2017

High River Legion
25 8th Ave SE, High River

Cocktails @ 5:30 Dinner @ 7:00

$10 Secret Santa Gift Exchange

(must bring a gift to participate)

Cash Bar and 50/50 Draw


Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings!


$25 per Couple – includes 2 Free Drinks

$15 per Single – includes 1 Free Drink


Dead Line for Tickets = November 18th


Members and Guests


Tickets Available by going to the Event Registration Page

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!!

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


    Gold Sponsors

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


    Silver Sponsors

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


    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



  • 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!!