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  Reminder: Classic Chevy Weekend - Orillia Sept 9/10/11
[ 07/18/11 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

A reminder from the Organizing Committee for this year's Classic Chevy Family Reunion that is just 7 weeks away:

This is the final week that the Highwayman Inn in Orillia will continue to hold blocked rooms for reservation for our captioned event. We encourage you to take a moment now to book your room, register ( form attached) & get your cheque in the mail for us to firm up the numbers for the Saturday evening banquet. Post dated cheques are acceptable to our committee, if that works better for you.

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  Classic Chevy Family Reunion 2011
[ 04/03/11 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

From Barb & Wayne Harris, Barb & Bob Vandersluis, and Diane & Bill Carson comes news of our next Family Reunion on September 9, 10, 11, 2011 -- a little departure from the traditional August long weekend but for an event like this, it's worth it. Read on...

Hello Classic Chevrolet Fans, in Ontario as well as neighbouring provinces and states.

Please mark the captioned date on your calendars in order to ensure you are in attendance.

Yes, the date has moved from the hustle and bustle of mid-summer to the tranquility of early fall.

Our hosts, Barb & Wayne Harris have arranged for us to gather in Orillia at the Highwayman Inn & Conference Centre, as outlined in attachment herewith. Plan to enjoy the beautiful large indoor pool and adjoining hot tub, a trace of beautiful autumn colours, and the fellowship of renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.

In order to guarantee the Highwayman that we are worthy of 'convention' pricing and benefits, we must attain minimum attendance of 75 adults at our Saturday evening banquet. Simple math suggests we need 38 couples at a couple per car. Ideally, we will be able to confirm that minimum by early June, by way of pre-registrations.

This committee has weighed concerns around change of date and more northerly location. Thus we have made an 'executive decision' to slightly broaden the reception of vehicles by way of inviting Chevrolet owners with vehicles that pre-date the Classic Chevy era and those newer that would qualify for (but not required to have) historic licensing. Many of us have close friends and family members with a car or truck that would add to our numbers and encourage the continuance and growth of our Chevy family. In fact, we are prepared to tolerate most any older automobile, and that may be key to keeping one or two families involved who have been compelled to part with their Classic Chevy.

We are well on the way to completing final details to ensure a memorable weekend that will begin with our joining a very sizable Cruise event at a large mall across hwy #11 from our Motel on Friday, touring Muskoka on Saturday and perhaps a Sunday morning tour of the OPP Museum in Orillia. Swap meet 'die-hards' may decide to arrive a day sooner & attend the annual Barrie event (12-15 miles away) to obtain rare bargains before the Saturday crowd, or contribute to the success of 'Rama', just down the road.

So, plan to be there or be square. We look forward to including you and once again sharing our fellowship with you, the classiest group of fanatics in auto-dom.

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  A Moment of Silence, Please
[ 04/25/10 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

Amidst our Chevy news, I ask that you take a moment to read the following from Jim and Heather James and please include Brenda in your thoughts.

Dear Classic Chevy Friends,

As some of you will know Heather and I have two daughters, one of which is 47 year old Brenda (Howes). Brenda has had a good, mostly healthy, non-smoker life until about a month ago her world, and our's collapsed. Brenda has asthma and while going through a particularly bad bout last month, she went to the hospital. Part of the examination involved a chest x-ray which revealed a devastating find. Brenda not only had a collapsed lung, but it was badly invaded with cancer. Further tests showed that the cancer had spread to her brain as well as her adrenal gland. Without going into a lot of detail, suffice it to say that with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, the dire outlook has not improved at all. As, perhaps you can imagine, we are in absolute shock, particularly since this has 'come out of nowhere'.

Friends, I do not tell you this asking for your sympathy, but instead that you join us in praying for our Brenda. We belief that with a huge cry from us 'mere mortals', that, The Almighty' will hear our plea and spare her from this awful plight or at the very least ease her passing. If you can, please put her husband Brian and their 14 year old son in your prayers as well.

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  Details on CCFR 2010 in Simcoe
[ 04/25/10 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

Please register ASAP at Travelodge, Simcoe, as this is Civic Holiday weekend and also Friendship Festival Weekend in Simcoe. Rooms do book early. We have 20 rooms booked at group rate and after that we can block more rooms til June 30/10. You have 48 hrs. to cancel prior to July 30 at no charge.

We have arranged to local photographer Melanie Steeves to be on site at Travelodge to photograph your car and then afix photo to T-shirts ($20.00), key chains ($10.00), mouse pad ($15.00) and tote bag ($17.00).

Saturday night we have planned a Sunset Dinner Cruise (3 hrs) on Grand River near Caledonia. Each boat holds 60. Menu is 3-course Roast Beef Dinner with salad, home baked bread, dessert and tea/coffee. Cash bar available. The first 60 paid will be on 1st boat. I must prepay 10 days ahead of event. The cost of $40.00 includes taxes and tip.

We will have a Silent Auction going all weekend so if you can provide an item we would appreciate it very much. Proceeds will pay for incidental costs that we incur.

We will join in on Sunday's local Friendship Festival Car Show which is very well attended. They also offer a huge local craft show and food booths as well. The Show runs 8 am - 4 pm and the cost is $15.00. (I am going to ask for a group rate).

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  The Music City Chevy Show
[ 04/25/10 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

If you're going to be in the Nashville, Tennessee area around July 8th, Jim James brings word of a car event that you may want to check out:

Nashville Tn. is a favourite vacation spot for a lot of people and we can offer an excellent vacation trip of interest for the whole family. By including such things as discounted price on accommodation and free shuttle service to all attractions can make an otherwise unaffordable trip, a reality. Not to mention a first rate car show as well!

I would like to ask you to send out this flyer to all of these folks, noting my name as a contact person for any additional information they may wish. I know of 3-4 families ( Members?) who will be making the trip, should anyone wish to travel along with others as opposed to going on their own.

We can be reached at this e-mail address for another 5-6 weeks as well as by phone at 352-797-5217. Beyond that time, my Hamilton address and phone no. remains as before.
For more information, please check out the flyer.

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  Canadian Classic Chevy Reunion 2010
[ 02/27/10 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

It's official, folks! Mark your calendars for Simcoe on July 30 - Aug 1, 2010. Our events team is still in the planning stages but at the outset we've got the following festivities lined up: Friday night cruise and supper in Port Dover; Saturday includes scenic Lake Erie cruise, viewing a privately owned car collection and garden in Caledonia and a sunset boat cruise/dinner on the Grand River; Sunday includes Friendship Car Show and Crafts in Simcoe.

The official show flyer will be posted at a later date but be sure to book the time off and spread the word. Looking forward to seeing everyone in July!

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  We're Back!
[ 12/21/09 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

After a much, much longer outage than expected, the Canadianclassicchevy.com site is back online. I won't bore you with the technical details but suffice to say, getting the site operational took a little bit of work and I'm thankful that it is now live again.

In early 2010, I will be putting a new site together with more community-driven features that will allow you (our members!) to contribute to the content and make the site a more interactive place to visit.

In the interim, if you have any suggestions or would like to help out, please let me know.

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  Classic Chevy Family Reunion 2009 Pictures Posted
[ 08/23/09 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

A select 38 images have been posted to this year's CCFR gallery, available by clicking on the link below. If you have an image(s) that you'd like posted here, please send me an email.

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  Hello from CCFR 2009
[ 08/01/09 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

CCFR2009This year we're in Woodstock, a return from about 10 years ago when the show was here in the late 1990's. We've had great weather on Friday and we're promised even better today for our big cruise. Last night we went to Coast to Coast mini golf and everyone had a blast. More to come as the event progresses.

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  Fine for '09
[ 06/22/09 by Mhaddy  Link to this newspost. ]

The Classic Chevy Family Reunion this year is taking place in Woodstock, ON and if you'd like to take part in the activities, please download the registration form linked below and get in touch with us.

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