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Roaring good time at Lions Club Car Show

Alycia Douglass

Published on July 15, 2017

BONVILLE, Ontario - The Cornwall Township Lions Club grounds were filled to the brim with classic cars this Saturday, July 15 for their sixth annual Car Show. 

Event organizer, Chantal Lalonde says that with well over 100 entries, the event has made huge strides since its inception in 2011.

“I think this is our biggest one yet,” said Lalonde. “We’re very fortunate. We have several car clubs from as far as Gatineau that came by just to show their support.”

It was a true summer day, with the sun making a rare appearance after a long string of rainy weekends.

“Mother Nature decided to give us a break, and we actually had a beautiful day,” said Lalonde.

Roger Ladouceur was there with his ’51 GMC, which was a true labour of love.

“It had to be a ’51,” said Laduceur, who was born that same year. Ladouceur took seven years to restore the truck in his small Cornwall garage.

“I worked at it slowly – I wanted something to pass the time, and that’s what I did,” said Ladouceur.

Lalonde says that one of her favourite parts of the event is seeing the cars roll in in the morning.

“We have a fair amount of people who register day-of,” said Lalonde. “The lineup of cars is always really beautiful to see.”

All money raised during the event will directly benefit the Apple Hill Scout Reserve.