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SPCA adoption charity car show a go!

By June 2, 2022No Comments
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The Lloydminster Motor Club (LMC) is going to the dogs with its Cars & Cats (& Dogs) Charity Car Show, taking place on June 12 at Pet Valu in Lloydminster. 

The LMC teamed up with the Lloydminster and District SPCA for the charity/adoption event as a means to raise some money for the shelter and hopefully get a few animals adopted. 

“I don’t recall anything ever being done like this, that being pet adoption and a car show,” said Randy Marsh, head honcho of the LMC.

“We’ve been planning this for a couple of months now and there’s rumours the SPCA just had a bunch of puppies born in the shelter and they’re going to be available for adoption roughly around the time we’re having the car show, so we’re hoping they can bring them down so people can see and play with the pets.”

Not only will the event feature a car show and pet adoption, but there will also be a barbecue and bouncy houses onsite.

“We’re going to have a barbecue on site and All About Bouncing has donated a bouncy house for the kids, or adults at heart,” he said with a laugh. 

“L&L Oilfield also donated the use of their barbecue.”

Marsh explained the motor club, which now has eight years of history in the Border City, is always looking for ways to give back to the community and thought this kind of a car show would be a great idea.

“We’re just going to have a different kind of car show while we’re raising money for the SPCA, and just try to do the best we can to get some extra funds,” he said. “It’s been nice lately without all of the COVID restrictions so we can actually do things like this now.”

The event is being hosted in the Pet Valu parking lot and the bouncy house and barbecue will be set up on the building’s west side. 

“We wanted to do something a little different, and it’s still up in the air, but I heard the SPCA is going to do their best to bring down some animals, as well as have adopts set up that day,” he said.

“The community’s been really good to us since our inception, and we just love giving back as much as we can. It doesn’t cost us much of anything to operate for the year, and over the eight years we’ve been a club we’ve been able to give back over $50,000 to communities and local families, and that’s been really nice.”

“I love the fact that we can give back to these programs and to these people, especially the SPCA. It’s such a great organization and needs all the help they can get, and this is one thing we really wanted to do, and we’re so thankful the community is so involved with us so we can be so involved to give back to these organizations.”

LMC memberships will also be available for purchase at the event, something Marsh explained isn’t only for automotive enthusiasts.

“You can purchase Lloydminster Motor Club memberships for a one-time fee of $20 and it’s actually part of a community discount program where you get discounts at over 40 retailers within the Lloydminster area,” he said.

“You even get discounts in Wainwright, Provost, Vermilion, even Saskatoon, and so long as the motor club is standing, this discount program is in effect, and we’ve been going for eight years now.”

Another benefit to LMC membership is access to the UFA card lock. 

“You get a UFA card and then you just use your debit or credit card at a UFA location.”