Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Event Reminder -- Reynolds-Alberta Museum's "Ultimate Car Show" -- July 9

This Saturday we're attending the Reynolds-Alberta Museum's "Ultimate Car Show" event in Wetaskiwin.

We'll be sending out one or two cars early to grab a spot, but otherwise we'll be gathering at our usual spot on the QEII Highway to caravan down (onto Hwy 2A at Leduc) and arrive en-masse at the gates.

For those that registered early for the event, entrance to the museum complex is free.

We'll also be joined by members of the Canadian Rockies Miata Club, up from Calgary.

Detailed instructions will follow via e-mail within a day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Event cancellation -- Jasper Jaunt

Our combined event with Calgary's Canadian Rockies Miata Club, scheduled for Saturday, June 18 (the longest daylight Saturday) will be severely impacted by weather to the point of being called off.

I have held off a little in announcing the event as long as possible while watching the weather develop. Over the years, we've certainly driven the David Thompson Highway and Icefields Parkway, stopping at various locations in Banff and Jasper N.P.s, and come home via the Yellowhead Highway with sporadic drizzle and/or rain, but this weekend looks absolutely socked in with the wet stuff.

As good as the Miata is in the wet...the thought of a ~16hr day in nothing but rain and the impacts it has on enjoying the amenities (from our two-club congregation / socialization in Rocky Mountain House, viewing Abraham Lake, having lunch at Saskatchewan River Crossing, viewing the Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls, enjoying a fire near to Maligne Lake, and of course the drive) just doesn't appeal. And then there's the silly cost of fuel...

So Gordon Choate, President of the CRMC, and I have regrettably decided to call off the event and defer to 2023.

Apologies to those who were looking forward to it. I can certainly pass along the proposed route should you still desire to make the drive either this weekend or a later date, but let's wait out this current abnormal bump in fuel costs and do it next year.

We of course next have the Rivercity Motors car show in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital on June 25 and the Reynolds-Alberta Museum's Ultimate Car Show in support of the Food Bank on July 9. I hope that the skies only rain at night and during the week henceforth (which helps to clear up the pollen!).

Meeting reminder -- June 16

The club's monthly meeting is upon us on Thursday, June 16.

Given Park Mazda's change in hours due to inventory impacts, our meetings will now be 6:30-8:00pm (most of us arrived 30min early for the 7pm start anyway).

We'll have a guest as well -- Kris Cook of Just Dents will be attending to speak to Paintless Dent Repair.

Hope to see you.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Event Reminder -- June 4

The two Alberta clubs are meeting at Gary Moe Mazda in Red Deer for their MX-5 Miata Show on Saturday, June 4 for the first time in 20 years. That's correct...we were last there in 2002!

Participation details were mailed to all club members and final details will be forthcoming tonight. See you there!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Meeting reminder -- May 19

It is time...

Park Mazda at 7pm in the second-floor boardroom.

DO NOT attend if you are exhibiting any Covid symptoms or have had any close contact. Masks are perfectly fine should you desire. Be smart!

Otherwise we'll see you for our monthly 1hr business meeting (a little shorter now, as Park Mazda closes early these days due to lack of stock and resulting shorter business hours).

Friday, May 6, 2022

Event reminder -- May 7

The Spring Drive and BBQ is Saturday, May 7 departing from the noted meeting point and time with a mid-way stop at Seba Beach and then a BBQ near to Onoway. All details were sent to club members via our email service.

Meeting reminder -- April 21

Whoops...missed it. But it did occur at Park Mazda. See you in May!

Friday, March 11, 2022

Meeting reminder -- March 17

We're back to hosting our monthly club meetings live and in-person at Park Mazda. The next meeting is Thursday, March 17 at 7pm in the second-floor boardroom.

It'll be wonderful to see people again!

Friday, February 11, 2022

Meeting Reminder -- February 17

Membership renewals are mostly complete...just one or two expected but not yet received.

Our February club meeting will remain online via a ZOOM link to be e-mailed out to all current and valid club members by mid-week for our regular meeting on Thursday evening (7-9pm).

We may feel comfortable with in-peron in March but hopefully certainly by April (fingers crossed).

Much news to speak of!

So if you've not yet renewed -- get 'er done so that you don't miss out on the meeting annoucement or the soon to be published Spring newsletter issue.