But one in particular is a sight for sore eyes. The Innisfil Beach Cruisers meets every Thursday evening at the Alcona Sobeys during the warmer months – showcasing some of the most beautiful antique and special cars, dating back to the 1950’s.
Although the club is only it its second year as an officially recognized organization, it has been an ongoing gathering within Alcona and Innisfil for up to six years. A small group, originated of a few men and women, began to meet up not only to display their beautiful cars – but to share stories, get to know one another and continue a valued community tradition.
Dave Campbell, recently voted in as the new President of the Innisfil Beach Cruisers has been around since the very beginning.
“It started off with a female as the President,” he said.
“Eventually she had to move to BC, so Bob Ross took over the position up until a few weeks ago when I was given it. I was the treasurer at the start, but for years beforehand we were trying and trying to get something going, to make it official. Finally last November we met at a local Coffee Time with 30 people or so in attendance and formed the club.”
The non-profit organization has now grown to include approximately 62 families within the community. As the interest for the club has rapidly grown, so has the interest to give back to the community. Over the past two years, members have come together in order to support charities, as well as local businesses and programs.
Last year, the club donated to places such as the Stroud Library and a specific cancer fund – something Campbell says he hopes the members can continue to help support. This year, however, they will be hosting their second annual car show on May 11 at the Stroud Arena – with all proceeds donated going towards an organization called Music for Kids, located in Toronto.
“One of our members is a Police Officer, she he influenced this year’s charity pick,” said.
“The charity helps bring kids off the street in the city, to keep them out of trouble and help them have a better life. Our secretary is also putting together another list of charities for us to choose from, so we will be deciding very soon which one or two we will donate to.”
The club is currently finished weekly meetings at the Alcona Sobeys, and will resume on May 18. For more information about the Innisfil Beach Cruisers and how you can join, visit www.innisfilbeachcruisers.com
Written by Brea Bartholet