Langley vehicle buffs have two big events Sunday

Two vehicle-related events – the annual D.W. Poppy Secondary Car Show and the 22nd annual Ride for the Kids – will have car enthusiasts and spectators busy Sunday.

Poppy’s car show runs on the first Sunday in May, and this year it goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the backfield of the school at 23752 52nd Ave. will host as many as 700 vehicles from around the Lower Mainland and the United States.

There are close to 20 awards to be given, including categories such as best hot rod, best custom car, best vintage car and most unique car.

And 100 per cent of the proceeds go to school programs such as automotive and technology education classes, athletics and school sports teams (food sales), Dry Grad, as well as other student groups at Poppy.

“Last year our Tech Dept was able to purchase a two point hoist, CNC wood router and a SAW STOP [a saw that can detect when human tissue is near the blade],” according to Marlene Yakabuski, one of the organizers.

There is a concession, raffle prize table, 50-50 draws, various vendors and food all day long.

Admission to the public is free.

Motorcycle club

It’s been 22 years since Gord Heppler started Ride for Kids because the avid motorcycle rider loved helping kids.

The funds raised go to the B.C. Children’s Hospital to help kids with cancer.

His death in 1982 has meant that his widow Jackie has taken on the role of spearheading this initiative by the Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Association (GVMA).

The club invites everyone out for a day of fun with a non-competitive scenic drive. Cars and trucks are welcome to join the motorcycles.

The event goes rain or shine and starts with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. Breakfast is $5, and it’s open to anyone.

The public is also invited to stop by the clubhouse at 9785 192nd St. in Port Kells to see the array of distinctive autos that this annual event attracts.

Ride sign up is at 10 a.m. and the cost is $20 which includes the drive and a barbecue afterward with entertainment, draws and more.

Anyone with questions or wanting more information can contact Jackie Heppler at 604-888-8152 or Ron Benderski at 604-535-4860. Also check out the club’s website at www.gvmc.ca and check under the Road Rides link.

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