Motor Gathering comes to Sidney

Car show Sunday at the Viscount Aero Centre to benefit the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.

The colour and style of classic and newer vehicles returns to the Saanich Peninsula on Sun.

An event on the Saanich Peninsula is expected to draw a large crowd to Sidney later this month.

The Vancouver Island Motor Gathering, hosted by the German Auto Import Network, will take place Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Viscount Aero Centre in Sidney (9800 McDonald Park Rd.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission to the event, which will feature an array of classic, unique, modern and custom cars and airplanes on display, face painting, radio operated cars, a bouncy castle, Tom Thumb pedal cars, live music, craft stations, raffle and a barbecue, is by donation. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island as well as the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation (SPHF).

“We’re looking forward to the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering event,” said Karen Morgan, the executive director of the SPHF.

“The money raised from the show is going to go towards our CT scanner,” she explained, adding that the foundation is getting close to their goal of being able to purchase it.

“We have raised 2.3 million so far and we are looking to raise 2.4 million total so we are almost there,” said Morgan.

Black Press is also a sponsor of the event and will be partnering with the Salmon Farmers Association of B.C. and Truffles Catering to put on a salmon barbecue.

“We will be serving salmon burgers and coleslaw by donation with all proceeds going to the two charities this event is supporting,” said Oliver Sommer, the director of advertising sales for Black Press Greater Victoria.

The SPHF will also be live-auctioning a 1990 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit II at 1 p.m. with all proceeds going back to them.

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