12 years ago we started our first ever Father’s Day Show & Shine. With around 30 cars in attendance, we were more than happy that people actually showed up for our event. We quickly decided this would be an annual event at our church and soon saw that every year the show was growing exponentially in size. As the show gained a reputation in our city we found that people actually looked forward to our show each year and even in a rainout, tons of show cars would show up and crowds would still gather to check it all out. The Father’s Day Car Show has now become the largest outdoor car show in Edmonton, as well as the largest Father’s Day event in the city.
While its main focus is Father’s Day and getting dads out to see all the awesome cars, this is a free event for the whole family featuring a family fun zone with carnival activities for the kids, free BBQ, and tons of awards and prizes for all vehicle registrants.
Each year we host over 300 cars, trucks, and bikes with over 4,000 people in attendance. This year’s show was a little rainier than most but once again proved there are hundreds of dedicated people out there waiting to bring out their vehicles to the Father’s Day Car Show.
You might be surprised to hear that a church puts on this type of large-scale event, and that’s exactly what we want. At Church on 99, we’re all about being the church for the unchurched. We love welcoming in people from all walks of life and reaching out to our community as much as possible. Our relevant approach starts with the casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere and extends into our 75 minute services complete with contemporary Christian worship, video elements, and teaching sessions applicable to everyday life.
Next month our church will be moving and being renamed to Celebration Church. Maybe it’s fitting then that our church is relocating to the building formerly known as the Nicholson Chevrolet, which once was Edmonton’s most recognizable car showroom and dealership. We hope to see you at our 13th annual car show on June 13th, 2014.
Now on to the pictures provided by the volunteers of the church!
More pics can be found on our Flickr