The clouds stayed away for most of the 3rd Annual Rig Cruise Car, Bike & Truck Show & Shine and the rain held off until the awards were presented. The only people who got wet were those participating in the dunk tank and that included the Founder, President & CEO of Katch Kan. More on that later.
This was an opportunity for vehicle enthusiasts to both show off their wheels or come to the Katch Kan parking lot and check out some amazing vehicles.
73 vehicles were on display – cars, motorbikes & trucks. They ranged from show vehicles that never get driven and are so clean you could probably eat off the engine block. Not sure why you would, but you could!
Other vehicles get plenty of use during the summer but you wouldn’t know it as they were in showroom condition.
Like the previous two years this Show was a fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital opened in Edmonton in 2001. The Children’s Health Foundation started that same year but its precursor, the Northern Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to advocate for a children’s hospital in Edmonton. The name change was to honour Bob and Shirley Stollery who played a major role in making the Hospital everything it is today.
As for the hospital it support. The Stollery, located within the University of Alberta Hospital, treats children from northern and central Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan as well as parts of Manitoba. It is Western Canada’s referral centre for pediatric cardiac surgery and national leader in organ transplantation. It is also the site of Canada’s Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health.
Another hilight of the Show & Shine was having mixed martial artist and former UFC competitor Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague on site both signing autographs and making a splash in the dunk tank.
Speaking of the dunk tank – let’s get back to Katch Kan’s Quinn Holtby.
The company’s CEO made a challenge to the crowd. Raise $500 for the chance to dunk him and he would double that amount for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Then while sitting on the dunk tank seat he challenged the crowd once again. Get up to $750 and Holtby would triple it.
In the end numerous participants managed to dunk Holtby. In the 30 minutes he sat in the tank $2250 were raised.
When the day was done a total of $10,127.83 was raised. The 3 year total amount donated to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation sits at $28,310.84. A special thanks goes out to all the events supporters – staff, volunteers, participants and attendees – who help made this possible.
Of course it was also a competition among those with vehicles on display. Our thanks goes out to the judges – Ed Grieve, Ken Dalton, Carolyne & Glen Ferko. Here are their picks for the top vehicles.
Car trophy winners:
1st – Dale Kaleniuk – Ford 1923 model T bucket
2nd – Reg Richer – Chev 1970 model Camero
3rd – Keith Judge – Ford 1932 model B 2 door sedan
Truck trophy winners:
1st – Lisa Ray – Chev 1955 model 3100
2nd – Al Koerner – GMC 1964 model firetruck
3rd – Ken Huff – Chev 1953 model 1300 pickup
Motorcycle trophy winners:
1st – Les Johnson – Indian 1948 model chief
2nd – Rob Carter – Tha Heist 2013 model Bobber
3rd – Mary – Suzuki 2009 model GSXR 750
Photos from 3rd Annual Katch Kan Rig Cruise Show & Shine – July 25, 2015
photos by Rob Hislop Photography