Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Club Meeting -- Thursday, October 17

The October club meeting is coming up...same time, place, and duration as always: 7pm in the second floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

NASCC road racing spectating -- September 14-15

The ranks of the Spec Miata class at the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club's road racing will again increase for the last event of the season at Castrol Raceway, as a four-car purchase just occurred. One of our former club members is one of the people who have just acquired a car, and at least two of these new cars will join the existing seven or eight SM cars for the last event, including club member Mark B. Added to that, there are other Miatas running in other classes of club members Vitor P., Julian P., and Brian S. So, let's go out again to spectate and cheer them on. The schedule for the racing can be found on in the Racing / Forms & Downloads menu. Hope to see you out there in the grand-stand. Bring a camera and long-lens! PS: The racing is excellent. PPS: Did we mention that we finally have a permanent road course in Edmonton! PPPS: This is in our backyard folks...get out there!!!

Fall Colours Run -- Saturday, September 21

The Fall Colours Run event is Saturday, September 21. We'll meet at Gateway Park for 12:30pm to sign the event waiver, take photos, and such, leaving at 1:00pm. The drive will follow our favourite route to the south and west, with 30min rest stop in Seba Beach, before heading further west and then north and east, concluding at the newly reopened Soda Jerks in St. Albert. Each half of the drive is approximately 90min, so we should be in St. Albert at Soda Jerks by about 4:30...just in time for an early light dinner for those that want to stay.

Club Meeting -- Thursday, September 19

The club's monthly meeting is Thursday, September 19, at 7pm in the second floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. See you then / there!

Dash for the Pass V -- September 6 to 9

Still requiring it's pithy sub-title, this year's Dash for the Pass event is September 6-9. Those who've made their hotel reservations will be departing on Friday, September 6 for Halcyon Hot Springs (good food, good drink, wonderful soak), then Rossland on Saturday by way of all of the good interior roads, Radium Hot Springs on Sunday by the remaining good interior roads (another good soak), and then home on Monday. Too bad if you're not able to attend... If by way of a miracle you can, contact Martin S. immediately!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Club Meeting -- Thursday, August 15

The club's August meeting is coming up...7pm in the second-floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Vegreville BBQ -- Saturday, July 20

More details on the barbeque at Len & Darlene Sakaluk's acreage just outside of Vegreville will be e-mailed out shortly. I need a head count by Wednesday, July 17, so as to provide Len with enough lead time to purchase enough food. Cost will be $5/person.

Club Meeting -- Thursday, July 18

The club's monthly meeting is once again nearly upon us...the usual date and location: Thursday, July 18, 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. Some out-of-town members from BC may be in attendance.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jasper Jaunt -- Saturday, June 22

The club's next event -- the Jasper Jaunt -- will occur all-day Saturday, June 22. Timed to coincide with the longest daylight day of the year, we'll be departing from Edmonton at 7:30am, for a drive out to Jasper National Park to enjoy the sights, sounds, and good roads found there. Highlights will be Mt. Edith Cavell (if it's open in time), Athabasca Falls, (Sunwapta Falls if Mt. Edith Cavell is closed), Medicine Lake / Maligne Lake, and Miette Hot Springs. We'll stop for lunch / goodies at the Bear's Claw Bakery in Jasper townsite too. Dinner will be in Edson on the way back. This is an all-day out-and-back event...but if you'd rather stay in JNP overnight and come home on Sunday, you're welcome too. Meeting location will be sent out via club e-mail.

Club meeting -- Thursday, June 20

The next club meeting is Thursday, June 20, from 7:00 to approximately 8:30pm, in the second floor boardroom at Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. The trophies from our recent Show 'n Shine event will be presented to the winners.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Show 'n Shine -- Saturday, June 8

The club's annual Show 'n Shine event is Saturday, June 8at the History Road exhibit at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. We meet at Gateway Park at 9:15am to leave promptly by 9:45; thus arriving at RAM at 10:30am.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, May 16

Tonight is the May club meeting, held as always in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park...7:00 to approx 8:30pm.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spring Drive -- Saturday, May 11

The club's Spring Drive event is this coming Saturday, May 11. We meet at Gateway Park on the QEII Highway at 12:30pm. Event waiver requirements as per typical for all participants (drivers and passengers). There will be a mid-route stop in Seba Beach at approximately 2:30 with a 30min break, and we should conclude the drive at approximately 4:30 in St. Albert. Hope to see you all there...the weather forecast is for 23C and sun. The garden, lawn, or golf course can wait half a day!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, April 18

See you at 7pm in the second floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. Your 2013 membership cards will be avaiable for pick-up (mailed the following weekend if you're not in attendance). Some members may be gathering at Caffrey's Irish Pub earlier for dinner (two from Vegreville for sure). Get in contact with Len S. via the Googlegroup to link up.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mazda Virtual Museum Tour Click through this link to head over to the virtual tour of Mazda's museum.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, February 21

The club's February meeting is Thursday, Feb 21 at 7pm in the second floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. Some club members may be gathering at Caffrey's Pub (kind of kitty-korner from the dealership) at 5:30pm for dinner. The meeting is a great time/place to renew your club membership for 2013 is you haven't already done so.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, January 17

The first club meeting for 2013 is Thursday, January 17, at 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. Hope to see you there. That's a great time / place to deal with your 2013 membership renewal in-person!

2013 Membership Renewals

The renewal notices went out tonight via e-mail. Please respond either in-person at the January or February meeting or via the mail if you intend to renew. If you're not going to for 2013, please reply to the e-mail stating so. Thanks!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 Topless Sun Run -- May 24-26 -- Kelowna, BC

The Okanagan Valley Miata Club of Kelowna, BC, will be hosting Topless Sun Run 2013 from May 24-26. This now bi-annual event is a gathering of the clan where we will lead upwards of 100 Miatas through the beauty of the south Okanagan. This year the Holiday Inn West Kelowna is our headquarters. The evenbt cost is $85/person which includes a Friday evening meet and greet, Saturday picnic lunch at Skaha Lake Park in Penticton followed by our evening banquet. Registration will commence on February 6, 2013. Further details will be published on our club website over the next few weeks at You may view photos of past OVMC Topless Sun Runs at

Winter 2013 newsletter published

Your Winter 2013 issue of the Miata Musings newsletter was e-mailed out a few days ago...paper copies for those souls remaining with Canada Post will be out this coming week. Membership renewal notices will be e-mailed this weekend. It would be wonderful if you could deal with your membership renewals either in-person at the January or February club meetings, or pop them back via the mail in that same time period, for it'll make administration of the club come time for the Spring 2013 newsletter much easier.