Congratulations guys!! Rough installation of the drywall is under way at the Eamon’s Garage
|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|
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.
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.
High River Legion
25 8th Ave SE, High River
$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
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!!
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.
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.
We are different from many other clubs. There are no restrictions on make, model, year or condition of your car. All we ask is that you are a car nut like the rest of us! Our club is a non-profit organization and we donate all our profits to local charities.
PO Box 5911, Stn Main,
High River, AB
Car Club President - Jeff Langford
Vice-President - Brian Brandon
Treasurer - Ted Dawson
Secretary - Lynne Thornton
Sept. Show Chair - Al Leonhardt