The Village of Mannville jumpstarted its Canada Day Celebrations on July 1 with a large attendance for the pancake breakfast at the gazebo on Mainstreet held by the Chamber of Commerce from 8 -10 a.m. along with a village-wide scavenger hunt. The 2018 Mannville Classic Cruisers Canada Day Show n’ Shine began at 10 a.m.
With almost 50 entries, a dozen other classics just coming out, and over 350 people coming through the displays event organizer, Dwayne Gorniak said “We are overwhelmed and humbled by the size of our first show, we look forward to our Indoor Show n’ Shine in September and into next year’s Canada Day outdoor Show n’ Shine being even bigger and better!”
There were seven categories in the show, and the winners were as follows: Motorcycle, winner Bob Stokes won a Mac Tool creeper and a Form-a-Funnel donated by D&R Tool Supply. Vehicle to 1969, winner Brian Rowe won a Mac Tool Cart donated by D&R Tool Supply. Vehicle 1970-1992, Lorne Wyllie won a Stay and Play Package donated by Mannville Riverview Golf Course. Vehicle 1993-2019, Becky Parker won a Battery Charger donated by Wilter Auto. Truck, Randy Bury won a Cooler donated by Vermilion Fountain Tire and an Oil Change donated by Webb’s Ford. Special Category, B & R Eckel’s Bonnyville won a Meal Certificate donated by Alberta’s Own Restaurant and a Form-A-Funnel donated by D&R Tool Supply and People’s Choice, Zane Polishuk won a Trophy donated by iTax Bussiness Solutions Inc.
Mannville Classic Cruisers President Les Bauer addressed the crowd and thanked all the sponsors, participants, and spectators for their support and encouragement.
“We had participants from Vegreville, St. Paul, Streamstown, Lloydminster, Dewberry, Edmonton, Victoria B.C., Myrnam, Vermilion and all points in between,” said Bauer.
Bauer also thanked the members of the Mannville Classic Cruisers for their hard work and dedication to getting their inaugural event off the ground.
At 11 a.m. CF -18 Hornets completed their annual Mannville Canada Day flyover.
During the afternoon there were numerous activities held at the Mannville Riverview Golf Course where children could bounce their hearts out in the bouncy house. Activities were not just for children; adults and children could also participate in the slip and slide, oversized kerplunk, yard Yahtzee, water fights and so much more.
The last of the activities for the day was a BBQ supper from 5-7 p.m. an outdoor movie at 8 p.m. and the fireworks at dark where children were in awe of the bright colours and loud bangs.