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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Wainwright Motor Club Hosts 3rd Annual Charity BBQ

Brain Bakewell with his Drag Racing Car, which his daughter drives in races.

Beneath the radiant August sun, the Wainwright Motor Club (WMC) held its 3rd annual Chasing Summer Charity BBQ. From 3 p.m. until the last vehicle left on the 26th, the Wainwright Cornerstone Co-op Commons parking lot transformed into a hub of activity, raising funds for the Handivan Society and the WES Breakfast Program.

Vendors like Purple Swan Design, Lucky Cutz, Little Bear Creations, RR Accents, Randy Ash Windshield Rock Repair, Fire n Wheels set up shop, offering a diverse range of products and services, while Dobbin’s-Wainwright, Bake Me Crazy Cakes And More, and Thom Carter Mini Donut Trailer offered some yummy baked goodies and candies.

Members of the Wainwright Motor Club. Back row, from left, Rob Vankowsky, Macoy Leitch, William Bogan, Justin Goodfellow, Miles Sooroojpal, Kristee Webber, Brad Taylor, Rhianna Ford. Front row from left, Kieran K McConnell, Kaleb Leitch, Katana Armitage, Karrah Rebalkin, Shelby Hogg. Missing from the photo Helen Pryce, Jazmine Goodfellow, Curtis Worthington, Terry Marchuk. Photos Sue Chikie.

The event showcased a variety of classic cars, modified trucks, ATVs, and bikes. The event’s DJ provided a lively soundtrack, while families enjoyed browsing the vehicles in attendance and children bounced in an inflatable castle.

The event recognized outstanding participants across categories such as “Best Paint/Graphics” (sponsored by JAWS Contracting & Safety Services Ltd.), “Best Classic Truck” (sponsored by Arn’s Maintenance Service), “Best ATV/Bike” (sponsored by Fire n Wheels), “Most Unique” (sponsored by Lucky Cutz), “People’s Choice” (presented by Lloydminster Motor Club - LMC), “Best in Show” (sponsored by Wainwright Motor Club), and “Best Interior” (sponsored by Above & Beyond Construction).

A notable addition this year was a memorial trophy, honouring the late Phil Swanson, father of Club Secretary Karrah Rebalkin. The “Best Classic Car” trophy was transformed into a commemorative piece through collaboration with a designer, adding a poignant touch to the event.

The occasion was further enlivened by a silent auction, contributing to the event’s overall success.

“Overall we have had a good season, most of the days the weather has been fair and we’ve had lots of spectators coming out to partake in the events we put on. We have a really great team of admins working hard onsite and behind the scenes making sure the WMC is successfully operating and doing what we do best; donating back to our beloved community! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered, sponsored and supported us for 2023! We will see you next year,” exclaimed Kristee Webber, President of the Wainwright Motor Club.

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