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It's confirmed, we're going to Didsbury! ...Where the heck is Didsbury?!?

The annual All Make Show 'n Shine is happening in Didsbury Alberta on May 7th. Didsbury is about an hour North of Calgary and has been a local hot rodders spring tradition for years. There is an admission fee for entrants, a donation to the food bank.

While this is traditionally a Hot Rod/Custom car event, but I have confirmed with the chairman of the event that we are welcome to attend and that normally they would try to mix up makes, but if we arrive together, they will let us park together. (turns out I know the chairman personally) :D

It might seem funny bringing a bunch of modern Korean vehicles to what is traditionally an American Muscle Car event, but I kinda like that aspect of it, who knows, maybe a KIA will be someones dream car in the future. If the weather is good, they will get from 250 to 300 cars (less in poor weather) and all on display in Downtown Didsbury.

Here's the plan for Saturday May 7:
9 am - Meet up at Northland KIA, 5100 Shaganappi Trail N.W., CALGARY, AB (this may change depending on dealer ok)

By 9:30 am - On the road to Didsbury.

10:30 am Meet up with other members at the church parking lot just outside of Didsbury church - Google Maps

11 am - arrive Didsbury and enter event. (don't forget your non-perishable food donation)

Entry at this event starts at 9am and cut off is 1 pm, the events runs till about 2-3 pm.

Lots to see, bring a lawn/camp chair, maybe a picnic basket and some sunscreen(hopefully required).

Here's the event poster:

Google Map for Northland KIA in Calgary:
5100 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB to Didsbury, AB - Google Maps

Please RSVP to me, BigE, so I can advise them of how many are attending, Thanks.
 

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I'll be there.
If I can't make it down on Friday to Calgary I'll try and meet you guys on the road from Edmonton, maybe the Didsbury turn off or something. No use driving an hour to Calgary to drive that hour back if I'm coming from the north. If there are any others coming from Edmonton that morning maybe meet up in Red Deer?
 

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I just got confirmation that I'll be bringing 'something really new and shiny' to the event... either an Optima or a Sportage. If we don't have a turbo in stock for that weekend then I'll drag my Sedan along... either way, I'm in.

So I'll be leading the charge from the North! We meet at Gateway Park at 8:30am, and will be on the road by 9:00 and we'll plan to be in Didsbury at 11 to meet up with the Calgary contingent. Everyone in Edmonton should have an idea of how long it takes to get to Gateway Park from their house so plan accordingly. If you're running late, catch up ;)

We can all meet up at the church just east of Didsbury, looks to be about the first thing you see when coming into town. Nice to arrive as one group.
 

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Ok so we meet at the church at 11 am just East of Didsbury, perfect.

Now I just need to get a bunch of new mods done before I go...:(
 

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Six people so far? Not too shabby! I had hoped for more, but this is still exciting for me. I would kinda like to put a face to some of the names along with seein some of the mods being done!

So BigE, is it still the plan to meet at northland Kia at 9 and head to the church? Or is everyone just gonna meet at the church in didsbury?
 

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Six people so far? Not too shabby! I had hoped for more, but this is still exciting for me. I would kinda like to put a face to some of the names along with seein some of the mods being done!

So BigE, is it still the plan to meet at northland Kia at 9 and head to the church? Or is everyone just gonna meet at the church in didsbury?
Yep, meet at Northland at 9 and from there to the church in Dids.
Hopefully we can wrangle a few more people, if you know any Soul owners, I'd like to see a couple of them out as well.
 

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Alright. I don't know any soul guys, but maybe there is forum that we can find. I'll take a look.
 

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I see you have already done that BigE. I feel like I have ventured where no man has gone before, only to find a "BigE was here" scribbled on the trees! Lol
 

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^^^^^^Hahaha!
 
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