Thursday, April 5, 2012

British Car Club is Coming April 15

Just like the sound of frogs in the pond serenading us, and the lambs in the field entertaining us, one of the heralds for me the Spring is here is the advent of the Old English Car Club of BC: Sunday, April 15 - Restoration Fair & Swap Meet 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
At about 9 o'clock or even before , they start to roll in; Thames, and Triumphs TR3's MG's and Morgans, Land Rovers, and a Porsche or two and number of other types and kinds. of other species.

 Everyone sets up the demo area,  with pictures of their restoration, some are for sale, some have parts for sale.

Picnic hampers are on side or trips to the Country Pantry, where hot food and drinks are available as well as sweet treats and cold pop.

Then the crowd come in and the ohhs and arrhhhs and" remember whens".

The owners wander around flicking a last piece of dust from the displayed beauties. Gossiping with folks they only see once a year, stretch stories. Then they look at all the improvements that are happening in the museum.
The other sign of Spring is the Easter Egg Hunt for the members children and grandchildren. The Easter Bunny hops around the grounds and lays eggs, and at 11 AM we let the kids loose. The big ones help the little ones and all      have a great day ending with a picnic.
So I will have a word with the Easter Bunny and he assures me he will there again this year.

The Heritage Acres is an umbrella for both Saanich Historical Artifacts Society and Victoria Amateur Model Railway.
The shortened names are SHAS and VIME..
The actual Property is 23 Acres of restored motor, tractor and and artifacts of all kinds. It is the type of place you can come for a whole day and a wonderful place to bring guests.
There are a few major events a year. and they are , at this point,
Date(s) – 15 Apr 2012
9:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Date(s) – 16 Jun 2012 until 17 Jun 2012
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Name: FORD V8 PICNIC
Date(s) – 22 Jul 2012
9:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Date(s) – 15 Sep 2012 until 16 Sep 2012
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
In most events, there is at least on BBQ area with hot dogs fries and drinks, AND at most of these events, the model railway will give you a ride around the park on the mile of track for a donation.
Entrance fee for SHAS is by donation, except on event days where there is a modest fee.
Hours are from 9 Am till noon until after Father`s Day and then summer hours from 10 till 4 come into play. And like any organization, we welcome volunteers.
Bring the whole family on Fathers day and see the old steam engines and all the other exhibits.
Be sure to check out the gift store for T shirts, engineer hats and many other treasures.

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