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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Event Calendar / Monthly Meeting - Lounsbury, 7:00 pm
« Last post by psdunn on August 29, 2018, 10:56:37 PM »
Main boardroom.
Pictures \ Past Events / Re: August 25, 2018 - Trip to Saint John area
« Last post by psdunn on August 28, 2018, 12:36:05 AM »
Here are some of Angie's photos from the trip.
Pictures \ Past Events / August 25, 2018 - Trip to Saint John area
« Last post by HATE2W8 on August 26, 2018, 04:47:47 PM »
Although 18 club members confirmed an interest, we started the tour with 11 Corvettes.  The happy travellers were pleased with the prospect of a sunny day because yesterday our skies were filled with smoke from forest fires to our West.  We could even head out with tops off/down.  After a quick stop in Quispamsis, we headed to the Carleton-Martello Tower museum.  The tower itself was closed for renovations, but we had a very interesting parks employee show us a film about the history of the area and tower (construction, battles, etc.), viewed the artifacts on display within the museum.  Then we took foot paths around for a beautiful view of the Saint John harbour.
A Corvette owner, familiar with Saint John, lead us to our Reversing Falls lunch.  They sat us in an oval shaped room with large windows overlooking the river.  Food was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxing.
Back in the vettes, across the Harbour Bridge and off on a informative/guided tour of Pocologan, to a stop area where we could see the Point Lepreau Generating Station in the distance, then to Lepreau Falls (which reminded some of the Pabineau Falls near Bathurst), through Lepreau Village, Maces Bay to Dipper Harbour wharf where we took a few minutes to enjoy the view of the fishing boats, gear and shops.  From Dipper Harbour the route followed the coastline through Chance Harbour and then back to our final tour spot at Highway 1's Tourist Bureau, near Route 7, where 3 vettes left us as they were closer to home from here.  As we were approaching suppertime when we neared the Salisbury Big Stop, 3 vettes finished the day's run with another meal.
It was a beautiful day, especially in Saint John, where even the Parks Canada employees said we picked a rare, sunny day without fog to obstruct our views.   Thank you to everyone who made the trip, we hope it was as enjoyable for you as it was for us.  It would not have been the same without your company and colorful Vettes.  Angie & Roger
Pictures \ Past Events / August 18 & 19, 2018 - Vettefest PEI
« Last post by psdunn on August 20, 2018, 04:00:02 AM »
On a rainy Saturday, 5 intrepid Corvettes left our departure point in Aulac headed for a weekend in PEI despite a weather forecast calling for heavy rains throughout the day.  When we reached the other side of Confederation Bridge it was drizzling and so we set out for Charlottetown en route to Souris and lunch.  The rain became heavier and heavier as we approached Charlottetown and as we travelled the bypass there was a great deal of standing water on the roads and the cars began to experience hydroplaning and minimal visibility from splashing from other vehicles.  At a planned stop in Stratford it was decided that the drive to Souris would be cancelled in the interest of safety and we all headed to a nearby restaurant for lunch, following which we drove to our respective hotels for the afternoon.

By evening the rain was not quite as heavy and we all headed to the Jack Blanchard Family Centre for the BBQ and Chinese auction.  As usual, the food was good and the auction was a lot of fun with many great prizes to be won.

Sunday turned out to be partly cloudy and mild, a perfect day for the show at the Action Car and Truck Accessories location in Charlottetown.  About 45 cars were in hand and all had a grand time checking out each other's cars and sharing stories of adventures in the rain the previous day.  There were two prizes awarded and both were won by GMCC members!  Bob Cooke's orange ZR1 was the Sponsor's Choice award winner and Jake Clement's 2019 Long Island red Stingray won the Gerry Warren Memorial Award as chosen by the staff at Action.  Congratulations to both.

Following the show, some partook of the group lunch at Sam's Restaurant while others headed for the bridge and home.  Thanks to the PEI club for their hospitality under difficult circumstances.
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