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Pictures \ Past Events / Re: Sept 16, 2018 - Orchard, Dorchester, Sackville
« Last post by psdunn on September 17, 2018, 03:09:12 AM »
A few more pics.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Sept 16, 2018 - Orchard, Dorchester, Sackville
« Last post by psdunn on September 17, 2018, 03:04:54 AM »
Nine cars left Moncton headed for their first stop of the day at Belliveau's Orchard in Memramcook and there we met up with two more cars bringing us to 11 cars in total.  Fall harvest is in full swing at the orchard with lots of pumpkins, squash and gourds of every shape and colour on display.  Some folks took the opportunity to stock up on fresh produce while others just socialized and enjoyed the nice weather.
Our next stop of the day was at the Keillor House Museum in Dorchester, NB.  This stone mansion was built in 1813-1815 by Yorkshire immigrant John Keillor and it now houses period furniture, china and kitchen utensils.  Our guide was very knowledgable and the tour taught us a lot about life back in that time.
From there, we went next door for a tour of the former Dorchester provincial jail, site of the last double hanging in New Brunswick in 1936 when the Bannister brothers were hanged for murder.  The tour was excellent and there is still artwork and graffiti on some of the cell walls done by inmates.  The building is now privately owned and functions as a B & B where guests get to sleep in one of the cells!  Some claim to have had ghostly experiences in the building - who knows?
From the jail, we drove to Sackville for lunch at the Painted Pony Restaurant that is located in what was once the service department of the Lounsbury Chev Olds dealership in town.  There we enjoyed a very nice meal and for dessert, we continued on to the Trueman Blueberry Farms for some home made ice cream.  The only complaints I heard were about the mosquitoes - the ice cream was delicious!  From the farm, we took a leisurely drive back to Moncton on secondary roads to end a very interesting  and informative day.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Sept 9, 2018 - Miramichi Dragway
« Last post by psdunn on September 10, 2018, 04:12:30 AM »
Seven cars left Moncton on a beautiful morning and drove north on Route 126 to Rogersville where we pulled over for a rest stop.  Another member met us there so we were 8 cars strong when we left to complete our journey to the Miramichi Dragway which is located adjacent to the airport.  Racers were there from all over the region racing motorcycles, snowmobiles and all sorts of trucks and cars, many of them Corvettes or at least derived from Corvettes. The weather was perfect with just a hint of fall in the air, particularly when the sun went behind the fluffy cumulous clouds.  Unfortunately, I had to leave before the group as my back was causing me considerable discomfort, quickly relieved when I sat in the contoured seat of my Corvette!! ;).

Thanks to Glenn Pinto for the photos of the cars (and snowmobile) at the start line.
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - September 2018
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 09, 2018, 10:51:04 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
September 04, 2018​ Lounsbury Meeting Room​7 PM
 
Present: Angie Bourgeois, Paul Dunn, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Don MacAuley, Wornick Price, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Trueman Copp, Margaret May, Victor LeBlanc, Doug MacDonald, Chanel Michaud, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, and Eric LeBlanc. (15)
 
The regular monthly meeting was called to order by the Angie Bourgeois in the absence of the president at 7 PM with 15 members in attendance.  Current membership stands at 146 and one new member, Eric LeBlanc, was welcomed to the meeting.
 
Minutes of the August 2018 meeting were accepted as read.
 
Continuing Business:
a) Reports were given on all the recent gatherings and these may be found on the GMCC website.  Special notes --- thanks to those who provided prizes for the PEI event; to Jeanelle and Charles for their preparation support of the Lindou BBQ; to Chanel, Victor, Don and Debbie for their help on the day of the event, to Lindou and Jeanne for hosting 77 GMCC members and their 40 cars on a great day. A donation of $1000 was raised for Jeanne’s cancer charity.
b) Information regarding the plastic covers --- Corvette Depot in Windsor, Ontario is recommended by several members as a best source of these and other Corvette supplies.
 
Financial Report:
​(paper report attached)
Balance stands at $xxxxx with deposits of $308.97 and withdrawals of $880.80
MOTION: report accepted
​Moved: Doug MacDonald​   Seconded: Libby Rayworth​    Accepted
Bills for payment this month were prizes for $36 and gas cards for $125.
MOTION: bills accepted
​Moved: Chanel Michaud​   Seconded: Victor LeBlanc​     Accepted
 
New Business:
a) Members are advised to avoid posting, on social media, information on upcoming Corvette events.  We never know how far this information may travel.  For security purposes, information on upcoming club events will only be posted on our GMCC website.  Following events, please feel free to post pictures and comments on your social media.  Thank you for your consideration on this matter.
b) Fall calendar events were discussed and are published on the GMCC website:  Sept 09 – Miramichi Drags; Sept 16 -- Belliveau Orchard and Dorchester; Sept 22 – Shippegan; Sept 23 -- breakfast at Knights of Columbus; Sept 30 -- Rhye’s Run; Oct 07 – request for support for Miss Teen Pageant in Dieppe; Oct 13 - Presidents run location will likely change to a run to Pictou with lunch at the Pictou Lodge Restaurant, but Roger will have more info at the Oct meeting, and Oct 21 – Trueman’s Lobster Run
 
Meeting was declared adjourned at 8PM on motion of Paul Dunn.
 
50/50 draw was won by Eric Le Blanc for $17.
 
Secretary Louise Fyffe
 
Vice President Angie Bourgeois   
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Event Calendar / Breakfast
« Last post by psdunn on September 05, 2018, 06:38:39 PM »
At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 87 Murphy Avenue.  Cost is $8/person for a buffet breakfast.  Meet there at 9:00 am.
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Event Calendar / Belliveau Orchard, Dorchester, Sackville
« Last post by psdunn on September 05, 2018, 06:27:51 PM »
Depart from the Irving station on Dieppe Blvd at 9:00 am and travel to Belliveau Orchard.  Then on to Dorchester and a visit to Keillor House and possibly the old jail and then to Sackville, NB for lunch.
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Event Calendar / Sussex Balloon Fiesta Car Show
« Last post by psdunn on September 05, 2018, 06:23:06 PM »
This is not a club event so individuals can travel on their own if they wish to attend.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Re: Sept 1 to Sept 3, 2018 - Rimouski & Edmundston
« Last post by psdunn on September 04, 2018, 02:34:25 AM »
And a few more!
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Pictures \ Past Events / Re: Sept 1 to Sept 3, 2018 - Rimouski & Edmundston
« Last post by psdunn on September 04, 2018, 02:31:46 AM »
More pictures.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Sept 1 to Sept 3, 2018 - Rimouski & Edmundston
« Last post by psdunn on September 04, 2018, 02:27:36 AM »
About a dozen Corvettes left Moncton on a clear sunny Saturday morning headed north to Dalhousie, NB for our first stop on this tour, the Lounsbury Chev Buick GMC dealership where we were served a complimentary lunch of barbecued hamburgers.  We were joined by members along the route and by the time we left the dealership, we were a group of 23 cars!

Our next stop was at the Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site where the fate of New France was sealed in 1760 when the Machault was sunk by the British in the last naval battle between the two countries for territory in North America.  Our excellent guide explained the battle and gave us a demonstration of the process of loading and firing a cannon in that era.  We toured the facility, examined artifacts recovered from the river and viewed a section of the hull that was recovered from the mud in the river.  It was a very interesting and informative visit.  From here, we split up into 2 groups to make the drive more manageable as we continued driving north through rolling countryside spotted with lakes to our stop for the night in Rimouski, Québec.  After checking into our motel, there was time to relax and socialize before a group dinner at the local Saint Hubert Restaurant.

The next morning, we drove the short distance to the Maritime Historic site of Pointe au Pere where we had the opportunity to tour the NCSM Onondaga, a submarine that criss crossed the Atlantic from 1967 to 2000 for the Canadian Navy.  This 90 metre ship sailed with a crew of 70, making for very tight quarters; it takes a special type of person to serve on one of these subs!  The self guided tour with audio commentary was fascinating and covered the entire ship except for the lower decks where space is even tighter.  Also at this site is memorial to the Empress of Ireland that sank after colliding with a coal ship on May 29, 1914 resulting in the loss of 1012 lives, more than were lost on the Titanic.  From Pointe au Pere, we drove through more beautiful countryside to Baker Lake, NB where we enjoyed lunch at Bakers Resto and Camping right on the lakeshore and then on to Edmundston, NB where we checked into our motel for the night.  Dinner was at the nearby casino where some of our members won a few bucks and others lost a few bucks but all had a good time.

Monday morning we woke to the sound of rain on the window but it stopped by the time we were all packed and ready to hit the road, headed for Grand Falls and a visit to the Malobiannah Centre where we learned the history and geography of this area.  When the spring melt takes place every year, the volume of water going over these falls is equivalent to 90% of the flow over Niagara Falls - amazing!  After the visit to the falls, lunch was at a local restaurant and then it was time to head back home with happy memories of another great trip with GMCC friends.

Thank you so much to Chanel and Bertrand for all your time and effort making this such a wonderful event.
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