Shriners get their shine on in Okanagan Falls

After months of planning, the stage is set for some classic and not-so-classic cars to take over Kenyon Park.

Local Shriner Jud Thompson

Local Shriner Jud Thompson

After months of planning, the stage is set for some classic and not-so-classic cars to take over Kenyon Park.

The first ever Lakefront BBQ Show and Shine car show put on by the Penticton Shrine Club #20 will feature old, new and modified rides on Aug. 15 and the proceeds go towards the Shriners Care for Kids transportation program.

“We’re looking forward to it as we have been organizing it for months. We’re proud to be able to provide money to the program that it goes to,” said local Shriner Jud Thompson. “We’re happy the money is going to a worthy cause.”

The funding will pay the travel costs, lodging and other expenses for children who need to be transported to a major centre for medical assistance, at no cost to the family.

The event is free and registration for participants is $20. Cars can register on site and the gates open at 9 a.m.

“Finally it’s going to happen and hopefully we’ll have well over 100 entrants,” Thompson said.

The Show and Shine will host a breakfast and lunch, feature a 50/50 draw and a DJ will be playing music throughout the day. Of course, there will be a bunch of cars to check out too.

“Cars that are older, modified or have work done on them that’s special, customized, there are many different categories,” Thompson said.

Entrants will receive a goodie bag and will be entered in draws throughout the day for prizes, as well there will be a silent auction with more prizes including a helicopter tour.