Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council and MSA Museum Society will host their 3rd Annual Mill Lake Cruise-In on July 12, 2014, from 8:30AM to 3:00PM. Coordinated by Pete and Robbie Zomar in partnership with the MSA Museum Society and Abbotsford Arts Council, the Cruise-In is open to all specialty vehicles and car clubs with room for over 700 cars. The event features anything from muscle cars, street machines, classic, veteran, hot rods, vintage cars, trucks and low-riders. With over 400 cars last year, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better.
In addition to the car show, the day’s festivities include trophies, dash plaques, vendors, food, live entertainment, door prizes, 50/50 tickets and a silent auction. From 11am – 2pm, make sure to catch performances from Topaz, Robyn & Ryleigh and Innerwild as they each perform sets as part of the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series. Trophy presentations start at 2:00pm for People’s Choice 1st, 2nd & 3rd place; Best Car Club Turnout 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Vehicle pre-registration is $15 and available online or in person at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event go to the Abbotsford Arts Council and MSA Museum Society.
Non-perishable food items and cash donations will be accepted at the Mill Lake Cruise-In in partnership with Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard program. The Full Cupboard is an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates. Last year, over 95,000 British Columbians accessed their local food bank, 30% of whom were children.
All donations received during the Mill Lake Cruise-In will benefit the Abbotsford Food Bank. Cash donations can also be made online at thefullcupboard.ca or at any Envision Financial branch location. To date, $112,000 and 14,000 lbs of food has been raised for local food banks through The Full Cupboard. In Abbotsford, over $6,200 and 2375 lbs of food has been raised for the Abbotsford Food Bank through The Full Cupboard and amazing partners such as the Abbotsford Arts Council and Boston Pizza.
About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. We consist of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. We showcase the talents of local artists at the Kariton Art Gallery and at a number of events throughout the year including the Envision Concert Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, please click here.
About the MSA Museum Society
The mission of the MSA Museum Society is to be the memory of the community by preserving and interpreting its history. Functions of this mandate are to preserve, study and exhibit artifacts and archival material, and to educate and entertain the public. MSA Museum Society is a registered non-profit society that depends on government grants, private donations and fund-raising efforts to provide its services to the people of Abbotsford including the preservation of Trethewey House, a local heritage site and museum. To learn more about the MSA Museum Society, please click here.